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A proper gentleman.
A not-so-proper lady…
The spirited Catherine Malboeuf has just arrived in England to reclaim her ancestral home, Walsley Manor, and a valuable missing heirloom. Nicholas Adair, the attractive and frustratingly inflexible Duke of Boulstridge, however, is quite unwilling to sell the estate back to Catherine. Unless, of course, she accepts a small wager…
Nick will sell Walsley Manor if—and only if—Catherine secures an offer of marriage from an eligible member of the ton before the end of the London season.
Of course, Nick is certain he’ll win. After all, no proper gentleman would ever marry a woman who conceals a cutlass in her skirts. Yet something about Catherine’s unconventional disposition seems to ignite a need deep inside him. A need that won’t just cost him the wager, but the very heart he swore to never give away…
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Catherine is something else. She's certainly no lady, at least she doesn't act like one! Nick, the Duke, knows how ladies should act, and none of the ones he's met ever had a cutlass in their skirt.
She's pretty intriguing that way. He never knows what she's going to do next.... ...more
It has been years since I read any historical romance novels, so when I read the blurb of this book and found it intriguing, I decided to give it a go.
Catherine Malboeuf, the daughter of a French man (falsely known as a pirate) and an English woman, grew up with nightly stories of her great-gran... ...more
How to Beguile a Duke by Ally Broadfield
I love when I start a book and I know how it is going to end. That may sound strange, but with historical romance novels, you KNOW there has to be a happily ever after. We meet Catherine and Nick and you know they will end up together, but it’s the pieces o... ...more
Regency era romance, a rich duke, mystery and suspense! What more could a girl ask for?! A perfect blend of everything I enjoy in a novel. Well written with the classic wit that encapsulates the genre of Regency Romance.
I loved the Darcy-esque proposal and the fiesty Catherine's response! Brillia... ...more
A breeches wearing American heiress, an ANAL & ARROGANT Duke, a missing Russian tiara, mysterious mayhem & PULL THE FIRE ALARM NAUGHTINESS! What more do y'all need!
Miss Catherine Malboeut is an American heiress, her dad is known as a Pirate (really a shipping magnate) who supposedly kidna... ...more
This is the first book where the review will be published first in English and then in Portuguese. This is because the ebook was sent to me for reading and subsequent publication of opinion directly by Entangled, since the book will be released by the 8th of December.
Let's talk about the... ...more
I love a historical novel that can take me back to a bygone era where everything was so proper, where a lady could not be alone with a man without a chaperone, where there was a strict code of conduct, of manners and ways a lady should behave, where your heritage and standing in society meant eve... ...more
Historical romances are so much fun. That proper and inflexible London society that makes it such a challenge for everyone to try and break the rules – without getting caught. So much fun.
So when Catherine Malbeouf comes to town from the “New World” it is little wonder that society looks at her w... ...more
I absolutely adored Catherine. She was an incredible woman full of bravery and sass. She understand most social etiquette, but would just rather speak her mind and do things her own way. As she makes her way through the ton, she attracts much attention, but not the kind she really wants. But the... ...more
There are three things I expect a romance novel to do for me, at a minimum: it needs to make me laugh, it needs to make me cry, and it needs to make me melt.
Having just finished How to Beguile a Duke, I'm torn between doing all three at once. Catherine is a wonderful heroine whom I just wanted to... ...more
4.5 stars. I don't normally read historical novels but thought this one sounded really interesting. It did not disappoint. This was so much more than just a historical romance. There were interesting, well thought out characters, mystery and suspense. Also, I really enjoyed the romance - I felt i... ...more
How to Beguile a Duke by: Ally Broadfield
What a surprise. Although a little slow in some areas and not enough detail in others--VERY ENJOYABLE. I love to read books where the main characters are slightly unconventional. Makes the story more believable. Catherine may be unique and Nick may be arr... ...more
Five star historical romance deals up a bold heroine, a sometimes stuffed shirt of a hero, a treasure hunt and a villain or two along the way, so no sleeping through this one, " How to Beguile the Duke" was a hard to put down read .
Our Heroine :
Catherine Malboeuf , raised in The Bahamas and New... ...more
Thank you to author Ally Broadfield for providing me with a copy of this in exchange for an honest review!
Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten!
How to Beguile a Duke by Ally Broadfield is an enticing and beguiling historical tale featuring a rough-around-the-edges young... ...more
How to Beguile a Duke by Ally Broadfield
The spirited Catherine Malboeuf has just arrived in England to reclaim her ancestral home, Walsley Manor, and a valuable missing heirloom. Nicholas Adair, the attractive and frustratingly inflexible Duke of Boulstridge, however, is quite unwilli... ...more
Originally published on Nelle's Nightstand
What does a feisty, breeches wearing, American heiress have in common with a stuffy, hermit of an English Duke?! He's living in her ancestral home! And she wants it back, including a mysterious tiara rumored to have belonged to Empress Elizabeth of Russia... ...more
Originally posted at Bunny's Review
Historical romance or historical fiction is my favorite. I will read most anything in these to genre.
For me this book starts out a little slow but half way thru chapter 3 I was quickly pulled in and the story refused to releases me until I had finished reading.
A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
This is a lovely historical romance read with an intriguing plot. The tale revolves around Catherine Malboeuf, who is a descendant of mixed parentage - her father being French and monther, English, returns to England... ...more
Ever since Catherine Malboeuf was a little girl she's heard the story of her great-grandmother and a priceless tiara hidden inside Walsley Manor, a home now owned by Nick, the Duke if Boulstridge. After a hilarious first meeting (Catherine breaks into Walsley Manor and is caught by Nick) - she an... ...more
Another delight by this author! Fast paced and delightfully wicked! Has just the right mixture of romance, seduction, passion, mystery, with a bit of of suspense. The plot, setting and characters are well written, intriguing, and a compelling. Well worth your time to read. Well done. An enjoyable... ...more
Catherine Maboeuf has divided her time between the Bahamas and New Orleans but now she is returning to England, her mother’s homeland. Her mission is two fold – her wealthy shipping merchant father has given her leave to purchase her mother’s childhood home which was lost to her after her father... ...more
I liked this book. A sweet, quick read with enjoyable banter between hero and heroine. When I started to read it I was not sure what to make of Catherine. She was so unconventional to the women of her time. Now, I love strong, sassy heroines, and she presented as one. But a few times I wondered …... ...more
Our heroine Catherine is headstrong, assertive and completely unconventional. Having been raised in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and rumored to be the daughter of a pirate, she has a bit of an uphill road in her attempt to fit into 1820s London society.
In contrast, our hero Nick is very proper,... ...more
Rated 4 out of 5 Blue Ribbons! Review courtesy of Romance Junkies:
Catherine Malboeuf has arrived at Walston Manor to find a hidden treasure. Walston Manor once belonged to her family, but after everyone passed, the property was sold to Nick, the Duke of Boulstridge. Catherine attempts to gain ent... ...more
Catherine Malboeuf is on a mission to get her ancestral home back and to find a diamond tiara that belonged to her grandmother. Unfortunately, Nicholas Adair, Duke of Boulstridge stands in her way.
Having been denied an audience with the Duke, Catherine breaks into his home to search for a diary s... ...more