The Duke's Obsession

London 1818An American Heiress Who Must Swallow Her PrideMiss Daphne Farrington despises three things England s dreary weather, the grimy streets of London, and most especially the English aristocracy Despite her misgivings, she must persuade the very English Duke of Waverly to save her family shipping business If only she could ignore the way he makes her pulse race whLondon 1818An American Heiress Who Must Swallow Her PrideMiss Daphne Farrington despises three things England s dreary weather, the grimy streets of London, and most especially the English aristocracy Despite her misgivings, she must persuade the very English Duke of Waverly to save her family shipping business If only she could ignore the way he makes her pulse race whenever she s near him.A Duke Who Must Overcome Her PrejudiceEdward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly, is convinced that the lovely Miss Farrington, with her penchant for numbers, is the woman he d like to make his Duchess But unless he can convince her that not all English lords are callous, calculating rakes, a dark secret will ruin his chance at happiness.
The Duke s Obsession London An American Heiress Who Must Swallow Her PrideMiss Daphne Farrington despises three things England s dreary weather the grimy streets of London and most especially the English aristocracy

  • Title: The Duke's Obsession
  • Author: Frances Fowlkes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. I've given this a D at AAR - which means there may be snark ahead. I picked up this category-length novel because I was intrigued by the idea of the heroine’s character having a “penchant for numbers”. I’ve come across quite a few books lately where the hero is some sort of mathematical or scientific whizz-kid, but it’s less common to find a heroine where that is the case.Unfortunately, however, I was destined to be disappointed, as it seems that the heroine’s mathematical superpower [...]

    2. A lovely, sweet, and engaging historical romance, The Duke's Obsession was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. It was a light romance that I enjoyed reading.Daphne was an okay heroine. On one hand, she was strong and very smart and definitely a force to be reckoned with. On the other hand, her whole prejudice was mean and blinded her to what was right in front of her. It made her act in ways that not only hurt Edward, but also her English aunt and cousins. She did realize her mistake, th [...]

    3. Fans of historical romance will enjoy this latest entry from the Entangled Scandalous line. This is the story of Daphne, an American woman in London to help save her family's shipping business and Edward the Duke of Waverly, whose interest in trade becomes even keener with his introduction to Daphne. Conventional norms say he must marry within his own social circle but he is unable to resist his attraction to Daphne. Daphne however wants nothing to do with the English aristocracy leaving Edward [...]

    4. Cute but not great this book with the Duke different from the usual and the American heiress with a passion for mathematics. Very easy to read, but I think I will forget it soon.Carino ma non eccezionale questo libro con il duca diverso dal solito e l'ereditiera americana con il pallino per la matematica. Molto scorrevole, ma credo me lo scorderó prestoANKS TO NETGALLEY AND ENTANGLED PUBLISHING LLC FOR THE PREVIEW!

    5. Sweet, charming and fun! I liked THE DUKE'S OBSESSION written by Frances Fowlkes! It was well written with lovable characters, especially Edward, a hero who was the perfect gentleman. It's the story of a duke, Edward, who falls in love with an American heiress named Daphne. The story was a quick read to follow in a couple of hours.

    6. Frances FowlkesWhat does an English Duke do when he is enslaved by a gutsy, cheeky and math crazy American girl? He takes her on a most EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!Miss Daphne Farrington lives a life of numbers. The number 10 is for calming and soothing her and the number 6 is for sin and imperfection. Daphne is from Boston and is in England with her brother Thomas. They are embraced by their deceased mother's sister, Lady Susan Amherst, and her family. Their job is to find investors and renew trade wit [...]

    7. Because I was really fascinated with the Peerage when I was younger, my first foray with full length novels were Historical Romances. I don’t read them much nowadays but when I do, I like to read about heroines with personalities that totally contradict the strict rules of decorum that was the norm during those times in regards to how women should think and act.The Duke’s Obsession is a sweet, clean Historical Romance. Although I did like both characters, the romance didn’t engage me as mu [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book. I love strong and sassy heroines and Daphne certainly was one. Her smartness was intriguing and instead of being told she was witty and smart it was shown to us. Her disgust with the English aristocracy was understandable even though sometimes frustrating. It made her blind to what was right in front of her and treated us to some snarky internal thoughts. Some which were justifiable and some which were not. Daphne was a good character that had great strength and obvio [...]

    9. This was a fairly quick read, filled with interesting characters, lots of witty dialog, and even enough plot twists to keep the story moving at a steady pace. I found Daphne to be different from other female leads of this genre, not because she was an American, but because she had such a deep understanding of business and mathematics, which wasn't your every day woman's pursuit. She was able to save not only her family from losing money, but she was able to keep the Duke from getting swindled ou [...]

    10. I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.This Regency romance started off well, with a bit of a twist since the heroine is an American who has just come to England to assist her brother with their family business. They immediately meet Edward, Duke of Waverly, who surprisingly has invested in trade, namely their shipping line. Daphne, despite her half-English nationality, hates the British because of the cruel method the British Navy has used to gain employees--impressi [...]

    11. Miss Daphne Farrington hates English Aristocracy. She's thinks they're all stuck up snobs. When her paths cross with Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly, she is certain that she is right. However she needs Edward's help to clear her brother's name. He agrees to help, but only if he can try to convince her that she's wrong about the English.The Duke's Obsession reminded me of Pride and Prejudice. Though Daphne is both proud and prejudiced against the English. I absolutely love Edward Lacey. He's is [...]

    12. THE DUKE'S OBSESSION by Frances Fowlkes is an exciting Regency Historical Romance set in 1818 London.Meet, Miss Daphne Farrington and Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly. This is the tale of an American Heiress and a Duke intent to change her prejudices toward the English, most especially him.Fast paced and filled with secrets, prejudices, passion, love and romance. A quick read that will leave you satisfied. With engaging characters, witty banter, a misunderstanding or two, and lots of intrigue a [...]

    13. This was a fairly typical romance. In this case we have a duke falling in love with anAmerican. There are some prejudices to be overcome on both sides, and to make matters worse our heroine is engaged in trade as her family owns a successful shipping line in Boston. I found the premise to be interesting, but what I didn't like was how things ended. Things came together a little too easily for this pair. The main obstacle to their alliance was the death of Daphne's brother at the hands of the Bri [...]

    14. The Duke's Obsession was a quick, light hearted, and typical historical read. With that being said Daphne is a hard one to like and dislike. I know that sounds obsured but one minute I want to be her friend because she is so very strong and smart. On the other hand I wanted to smack her for her prejudice agains the English. I'm so glad that she finally saw the error of her ways. Edward was sweet, honorable, loyal and protective. I liked him all the way through the book.The Romance in this book w [...]

    15. The Duke's Obsession is a very enjoyable romance. Daphne Farrington is intelligent, feisty and determined, but she is not welcome in British society. She is American and her father is in trade. Her champion is Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly. She touches his soul. He is all that is good and honest. His character is perfect for Daphne. I loved watching as these two grew closer and began to fall in love. The secondary characters are excellent. I really hope to see them again in their own story. [...]

    16. This book was a quick read for me. The characters kept me engaged, and what I liked the most was how different our heroine Daphne was from the wilting flowers of the ton. I know it was her Americanism and her which made her stand out, but her character was well drawn.There were times she was frustratingly stubborn, but it pulled me deeper into the angst she felt for the people of the British society. The hero was just ok for me. I was very perplexed by some of his behavior. Especially his latitu [...]

    17. This historical romance was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, adorable, with a clever American heroine who hates the English and a proper English Duke who usually obeys his mother in all things, and desperately wants a wife who sees him for himself.It didn't really tread new ground, but instead was a comfortable, sweet story that I would be happy to revisit. Recommended for anyone who is a fan of the genre.Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.See my complete review at To [...]

    18. Demasiado previsible y nada nuevo.Salvo que a la protagonista le gustan las matemáticas, por lo demás casi lo de siempre…(view spoiler)[Flechazo.Secundarios que se entrometen.Malentendido o secreto que saben todos menos la interesada.Secundarios que se entrometen.Final feliz. (hide spoiler)]Flojillo.

    19. This was my very first Entangled experience. I thoroughly enjoyed curling up with this book at night. The story of Daphne and Edward was a fantastic escape at the end of a busy day. The banter, the chemistry, and the history lesson that was woven into the tale left me wanting to know more of how they lived happily ever after!

    20. I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I really really wanted to enjoy this but it was just too disjointed. The story kept switching to random locations with little to no warning. It was hard to follow at times. I liked the characters but other than that not a huge fan.

    21. Very well-written novel. Daphne and Edward are both really likable main characters. It's a sweet, more traditional-style historical romance (but there's still some nice sexual tension throughout).

    22. Cover: how decent, both models are fully dressed.Title: the proliferation of dukes is not new.Ok, back to the book: sweet, cute, nothing specially remarkable.2.5 stars.

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