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The Arrogant Duke

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Escape! Juliet savored the word.

For years, Juliet's father had used his wealth, power and influence to rule her life. But now, she was free to make her own decisions. She had assumed a new name and identity, and had run away to a job on this beautiful West Indian island.

But had she jumped from the frying pan into the fire?

Bad as her father had been, her employer, the Duque
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Paperback, Harlequin Romance #1451, 189 pages
Published December 1970 by Harlequin Books (first published 1970)
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iamGamz
An amusing read about a young woman who wanting to escape her father's overbearing rule accepts a job in the West Indies as a companion to a handicapped girl.

When she arrives she finds a hostile 16 year old in a wheelchair and an overbearing uncle who makes her feel things she has never felt before.

Throw in the widowed wife of the duke's cousin who has plans to be his wife and you have a lovely, entertaining soap opera-ish story.

A fun read all around.
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Cara Bristol
Jul 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, harlequin
I've been rereading old Harlequins I enjoyed as a teenager. I don't remember reading this particular book, but Anne Mather was one of my favorite Harlequin authors and this book was available in Kindle, so I read it.

When Juliet's wealthy father tries to marry her off, she sneaks away and gets a job as a companion to a disabled teenager who lives on an island in the West Indies. She discovers her employer is a Portuguese "duque." She was hired against his knowledge and wishes--but he lets her sta
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Jacqueline J
Fun little romance. There was a large age difference which I wish had been addressed in a meaningful way but that was the style back then (1970). She was quite the insightful young woman and just went into the hero's household and fixed everyone right up. I wish they had spent a bit more time together but that was the way romances were written back in the day. There was a nice feel for the Caribbean islands and I kept flashing on the devastation going on there now which made me sad. ...more
Tia
Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In the long line of Anne Mather books I've read I find this one to be one of the best. The story was delightful, funny, painful and earth shattering at times. The characters were written to perfect all exhibiting down to real, real world personalities. I feel in love with the hero and heroine. I even began to like Teresa and the heroines father. Such a great read, amazing! ...more
Sophie
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Occasionally hilarious, like when the hero's shirt came unbuttoned as he was inspecting a boat (because, of course) and the nearly twenty-year difference in their ages was a little icky, but overall entertaining. ...more
Sandra
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Inside the book:

"I know why you come here, Senhorita."

The Duque's tone was biting. "You didn't really need a job. You came here to escape a man----a millionaire. In fact. Robert Lindsay's. "

Juliet was startled .How had he found out that she was Robert Lindsay 's daughter?

The Duque regarded her pale features with contempt. "Wasn't Lindsay's money enough for you?" he sneered. "What are you planning to trade your charms for now--- a title?"

Juliet swayed slightly with shock. He thought---- he though
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Escape! Juliet savored the word.

For years, Juliet's father had used his wealth, power and influence to rule her life. But now, she was free to make her own decisions. She had assumed a new name and identity, and had run away to a job on this beautiful West Indian island.

But had she jumped from the frying pan into the fire?

Bad as her father had been, her employer, the Duque Felipe Ricardo de Castro, turned out to be even more domineering. And what was worse—Juliet fell in love with him!
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Anne
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is your typical Harlequin romance. Sadly, if I had read it a decade ago, I would have sighed throughout the whole reading experience. As it happens, growing up has made me less inclined to believe in the true possibility of such whirlwind romances. For teens or tweens just willing to dip their toes into YA romance, this could be a great option
April Brookshire
Aug 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin
I didn't realize I was reading a book from 1970 until I was done. (I was thinking late 70s)

It was good, but the H and h didn't spend a whole lot of time together. I can see why the Hero fell in love with the heroine, but I don't really understand why she fell in love with him.

I guess it's 'cause he was hot and had an accent. (Makes sense, right?)

The 16-year-old bitchy niece made things interesting, but the book still could've used more drama.

And I actually liked the little bit of interaction w
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Fiona Marsden
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
THis is a very early Anne Mather. It is a sweet read with the heroine Juliet taking on a companion role with the wheelchair bound niece of the Duque, Felipe in the Carribean. He is a classic alpha male with a tender side for his orphaned niece.

Felipe is obviously interested in Juliet but his cousins widow plays the Other Woman to the hilt, determined to alienate Juliet and marry Felipe herself. Juliet has her own secrets. She is a rich girl escaping from her dominating father who wants her to ma
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Ily
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Well, overall its a nice description of island in Barbados but lacking something... it feels something is missing and the author just want to get done with the book. The story describing Portuguese woman as someone that just want to take any possible chances of marrying rich but in the end failed. Is the author has something with Portuguese woman? i read 3 of her novels and most of them portraying women from Portugal/west Indies are all somewhat 'ill-mannered' or will do anything to marry a rich ...more
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