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Only a Duke Will Do (School For Heiresses #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  3,787 Ratings  ·  178 Reviews
From New York Times bestselling author and "grand mistress of storytelling" (Romantic Times) Sabrina Jeffries comes the second seductive story in her School for Heiresses Series.

"You can't avoid him forever, Louisa. Just tell him you're not interested, and put an end to it."
-- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress

Marry? Never! It would end Louisa North's work with her l
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5 Stars

I liked this one but Simon got on my nerves. Both Simon and Louisa were likable but they both had annoying characteristics. The story was good and I like the secondary characters, but Simon just burnt his bridges one too many times for my taste. I just kept hearing that saying in my head

"fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me" but it was more like Simon fooled his wife like 5 or 6 times and I don't care how sweet he was in between he just kept disappointing his wife and doi
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Reto #2 PopSugar 2017: Un libro que tengas en tu lista de pendientes desde hace tiempo
¡Qué libro más lindo!, con esos personajes complejos que a mi tanto me gustan, en especial Simon, que arrastra y hace suyas, grabadas a fuego, las lecciones y ambiciones de su abuelo. Por lo mismo, su evolución a lo largo de la historia es uno de los puntos fuertes de la novela. También lo es la forma en que la autora va desgranando poco a poco los detalles de su pasado, y que nos permiten comprender su compo
Jun 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I think this is the 4th time I've read this book! I really do enjoy this series! If you do read this, I highly recommend you start with the Royal Brotherhood series, specifically To Pleasure a Prince so you don't feel lost!

There's not much I don't like about this book, I love that Louisa is her own person, despite the fact she is Prinny's illegitimate daughter and could have a easy life. Instead, after the death of her beloved half-sister in childbirth, she works diligently for prison reform for
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Great way to spend a Saturday evening reading about Simon's determined pursuit of Louisa, and how the pursuer really was the pursued all the time. Simon has some issues from his cruel grandfather that take things to the next emotional level. I'm glad to see that things worked out for Simon and Louisa, and it's so refreshing to read a book with a hero who isn't sleeping with every woman he can prior to the heroine. Simon was a really hot hero, although he tried so hard to keep his emotions under ...more
What I learned from this book? To be honest in your relationships, no lies no secrets, put each other first.

I almost gave this book a 3 which is unusual for me. Anything below a 3 to me means I probably did not finish reading it. I really liked this series and that is why I did not give it a 3. I also liked Simon and wanted to hear about Simon and Louisa's story which started in the royal brotherhood series with Regina (Simon's sister) and Draker (Louisa's brother). Louisa got on my nerves.

I don
I *really* hated this book, and I thought I better at least explain a couple of reasons I didn't like it to justify my rating. So, I'll just name a couple...

1) I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a book when reading the first chapter. It felt like I was supposed to know the characters and backstory already. Perhaps there are some other Sabrina Jeffries books that I haven't read? It made my reading very choppy and unplesant trying to piece together what was going on.

2) Sex scenes with wo
Me ha parecido un libro con una ambientación muy interesante pero con un personaje principal, Simon, que ha dejado mucho que desear hasta los últimos dos capítulos.

La historia comienza con la llegada de Simon a una fiesta tras haber estado más de 7 años desterrado de Inglaterra por culpa de una serie de actos que ocurrieron con Louisa, la hija bastarda del rey. En esta ocasión, cuando se vuelven a encontrar, ella ha dejado de ser aquella jovencita ingenua que él conoció y él parece que ha cambia
Sep 25, 2017 marked it as gave-up-on  ·  review of another edition

I truly hate royale illegitimate children in romances. I know that King George IV had many bastards but Loiusa just didn't feel authentic. And it was too much politics. If I wanted to read about 19-century politics I would pick up a history book about that.
But I am quite excited about next book so I hope I will not be disappointed again.
Louisa North has vowed never to marry. Seven years ago she met and fell in love with Simon Tremaine, the Duke of Foxmoor. But when she learned that he was just trying to further his position with the king, she had him banished to India. Now he is back in London and determined to court her. Simon has once again made a deal with the King. He must marry Louisa and keep her and her Ladies' Group from furthering their political agenda. But as he gets to know Louisa and learns of her prison reform pla ...more
Feb 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm givin' a star just for the monkey. Raji was pretty cute.

I have re-discovered Jeffries, and I find that generally, her books are really quite enjoyable. But I have found that when she veers off into the weird psycho-sexual daddy (or in this case, grand-daddy) issues, the books are terrible. The writing becomes distinctly overwrought and downright unpleasant. In scenes that I think were supposed to evoke sympathy, I found myself laughing and rolling my eyes instead. "Training" indeed. Another
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million book ...more
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