The Duke's Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley

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13 Critic Reviews

Yet, I still didn’t enjoy it very much. The reason? Reading it was a lot of hard work.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. 

Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. 

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him. 

Book Four of the Highland Pleasures (Mackenzies) series.
 

About Jennifer Ashley

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New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jennifer Ashley has written more than 45 published novels and novellas in romance, urban fantasy, and mystery under the names Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner. Her books have been nominated for and won Romance Writers of America's RITA (given for the best romance novels and novellas of the year), several RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice awards (including Best Urban Fantasy, Best Historical Mystery, and Career Achievement in Historical Romance), and Prism awards for her paranormal romances. Jennifer's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have earned starred reviews in Booklist.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Berkley. 320 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Dear Author

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Reviewed by Jane on Apr 03 0212

In glossing over the history of Hart, I felt both Eleanor and I were cheated.

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All About Romance

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Reviewed by Louise VanderVliet

Yet, I still didn’t enjoy it very much. The reason? Reading it was a lot of hard work.

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USA Today

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Reviewed by Mandi Schreiner on Apr 08 2012

I kept waiting for something to come of this. And I was quite let down by what we get (or don't get).

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The Bookpushers

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Reviewed by Lou on Mar 28 2012

The plot of the photographs remains a mystery until the end of the book, and it was pure genius because I would have never guessed at the identity of the sender and it was just perfect.

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The Good, The Bad and The Unread

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Reviewed by Veena on Apr 13 2012

The political scene and the seeds of what will become a large issue for Britain in the future with the Irish and the associated violence are superbly drawn into the story.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

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Reviewed by Tori Benson on Mar 30 2012

Hart and Eleanor are two delightfully complicated people. A rekindled romance between an older couple is always an intriguing trope.

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Book Binge

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Reviewed by Tracy on Apr 19 2012

I have to tell you that I have waited for Hart's book almost from the time he was introduced in this series. I knew that there were hidden depths to the man and I was oh so right.

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Romance Novel News

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Reviewed by Jennifer Porter on Mar 31 2012

It may not be what readers expect, but the romance shines with both shimmering sexual tension and tender emotion.

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Joyfully Reviewed

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Reviewed by Shayna

The Duke’s Perfect Wife is a sensual, gorgeous story that was captivating from the first page to the very last.

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Impressions

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Reviewed by Hilcia on Apr 10 2012

Hart as a character, and this story as a whole, had lots of potential that unfortunately wasn't entirely realized.

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Another Look Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Michelle Kelly on Apr 27 2012

...quite a bit of research had to go into investigating photography and the equipment that was required for that time period. It was a fresh new angle...

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Kay's Blog

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Reviewed by Kay on Apr 24 2012

There were also a number of other, shall we call them fizzle-out scenarios.

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Demon Lovers Books

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Reviewed by Kelly Oakes on Mar 29 2012

The language, the words, the way they speak, it's all such a seductive world, you’ll get swept away, just as I did.

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