(Pdf New) [The Brooding Duke of Danforth] Author Christine Merrill

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characters The Brooding Duke of Danforth ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Stranded at a house partywith the mysterious dukeWhen a storm hits outspoken Abigail Prescott is trapped at a house party with Benedict. I ve given this a C at AAR so that s 25 stars rounded upYou know that feeling when after finishing a book you sit and wonder what on earth you just read That s me after finishing Christine Merrill s The Brooding Duke of Danforth It had the potential to be an engaging second chance romancecourtship story played out against a look at the way gossip and rumour affected the relationship between the two principals he a wealthy duke who by virtue of his gender and title is practically bullet proof she the product of a union between drunkard and a social climbing cit who has to care about what people think and say The trouble is that the book is well a bit of a mess There s a Big Mis that could and should have been cleared up before the story even started but which isn t really tackled until almost the half way point and even then isn t completely cleared up until the second half the romance is almost non existent the heroine s willingness to jump into bed with the hero is out of character and even when the pair talk out their differences they still manage to screw things up at the eleventh hourIn the book s prologue we re introduced to Benedict Moore Duke of Danforth and his long standing friend Lenore the widowed Lady Beverly Benedict has decided it s time he married and is thus attending Almack s Assembly Rooms with the intention of looking about him for a suitable bride His attention is captured by a lovely and poised young woman who is accompanied by her loud obnoxious father and overdressed mother Danforth immediately determines to rescue her from her father s obvious tirade by dancing with her but is impressed when he realises she doesn t need rescuing at all handling her father s anger with coolly controlled aplombChapter one opens three months later and we find Abigail Prescott and her mother taking refuge from a broken down carriage and some terrible weather at Comstock Manor home of the Earl and Countess of Comstock It turns out that Abigail did indeed receive and accept a proposal of marriage from the Duke of Danforth but that she jilted him on their wedding day realising she couldn t marry a man who hadn t spoken to her since he asked for her hand and had shown no signs of being interested in her or of wanting to get to know her Sadly the weather and carriage problems aren t the only bad news Abigail is destined to receive that day Danforth is one of the Comstocks guests and meeting him again is going to be unavoidableWhen Danforth sees Abigail again it s with mixed emotions anger that she left him at the altar without explanation but admiration and attraction too Realising he still wants to marry her he determines to court her properly while they re stuck at the mercy of the weather and I settled in for a story of courtship and re awakening love But what could have been a cute and enjoyable romance took that wrong turn at Alburuerue and became a series of episodes that simply jumped from one to the next rather than giving the feel of cohesive and organic development The characters are poorly developed and not very interesting all we really learn about them is tied up in how they react to being gossiped about Danforth s famous implacability is something he s cultivated since a young age having grown up with a father who was constantly berating and yelling at him he learned that the best way to do with it was simply not to react Thus he learned not to care what people said of him while for Abigail it s the opposite her father s freuent drunken rages push her to megrims and nausea and although like Danforth she s learned not to show any reaction she detests gossip and has done everything she can to avoid itThe other big stumbling block in the story surrounds the Big Mis I mentioned at the beginning Early on in the story we learn that one of the reasons Abigail jilted Danforth was because of his relationship with Lenore who is widely presumed to be his mistress Abigail couldn t face the prospect of being dogged by gossip or finding herself an object of pity because her husband s affections lay elsewhere But and this isn t a spoiler because it too is made clear early on Lenore isn t Danforth s mistress and never has been but the pair of them encourage that perception because Danforth doesn t care about gossip and is content for Lenore to use him as a cover for the affairs she really does have While this was actually uite interesting it s problematic for a number of reasons Firstly Danforth and Lenore allow Abigail to continue under this misconception for almost half the book and even when they do tell her the truth they do it so obliuely that she still isn t sure what to believe until well into the second half And secondly neither of them seems to understand or care that their continuing to act as they have in the past will still be a problem for Abigail if she marries Danforth that even though Lenore isn t Danforth s lover the appearance of it will still cause the sort of gossip Abigail jilted him to avoid in the first place I thoroughly disliked both of them for being so completely wrapped up in their own concerns when Abigail actually asks When precisely will my needs take priority over hers Danforth still can t see the problem and actually proves the truth of what Abigail has said by arguing with her about the need to end the charadeThere are some nice moments between Abigail and Danforth earlier in the book where they do actually talk and he s able to show Abigail that he was never indifferent to her and begins to win her over so well in fact that while her reservations about marrying Danforth don t disappear immediately she s happy to have sex with him For one thing I couldn t believe that a young woman so careful of her reputation would do that and for another there s no real relationship development and little to no chemistry between themUltimately the bland characters inconsistencies in the story and the sadly underdeveloped romance in The Brooding Duke of Danforth combine to make it a below average read and I can t recommend it Rayleigh Through Time you sit and wonder what on earth Biggles Flies East you just read That s me after finishing Christine Merrill s The Brooding Duke of Danforth It had the potential to be an engaging second chance romancecourtship story played out against a look at the way gossip and rumour affected the relationship between the two principals he a wealthy duke who by virtue of his gender and title is practically bullet proof she the product of a union between drunkard and a social climbing cit who has to care about what people think and say The trouble is that the book is well a bit of a mess There s a Big Mis that could and should have been cleared up before the story even started but which isn t really tackled until almost the half way point and even then isn t completely cleared up until the second half the romance is almost non existent the heroine s willingness to jump into bed with the hero is out of character and even when the pair talk out their differences they still manage to screw things up at the eleventh hourIn the book s prologue we re introduced to Benedict Moore Duke of Danforth and his long standing friend Lenore the widowed Lady Beverly Benedict has decided it s time he married and is thus attending Almack s Assembly Rooms with the intention of looking about him for a suitable bride His attention is captured by a lovely and poised Letters to Chloe young woman who is accompanied by her loud obnoxious father and overdressed mother Danforth immediately determines to rescue her from her father s obvious tirade by dancing with her but is impressed when he realises she doesn t need rescuing at all handling her father s anger with coolly controlled aplombChapter one opens three months later and we find Abigail Prescott and her mother taking refuge from a broken down carriage and some terrible weather at Comstock Manor home of the Earl and Countess of Comstock It turns out that Abigail did indeed receive and accept a proposal of marriage from the Duke of Danforth but that she jilted him on their wedding day realising she couldn t marry a man who hadn t spoken to her since he asked for her hand and had shown no signs of being interested in her or of wanting to get to know her Sadly the weather and carriage problems aren t the only bad news Abigail is destined to receive that day Danforth is one of the Comstocks guests and meeting him again is going to be unavoidableWhen Danforth sees Abigail again it s with mixed emotions anger that she left him at the altar without explanation but admiration and attraction too Realising he still wants to marry her he determines to court her properly while they re stuck at the mercy of the weather and I settled in for a story of courtship and re awakening love But what could have been a cute and enjoyable romance took that wrong turn at Alburuerue and became a series of episodes that simply jumped from one to the next rather than giving the feel of cohesive and organic development The characters are poorly developed and not very interesting all we really learn about them is tied up in how they react to being gossiped about Danforth s famous implacability is something he s cultivated since a Ford County young age having grown up with a father who was constantly berating and Johannes Cabal the Necromancer yelling at him he learned that the best way to do with it was simply not to react Thus he learned not to care what people said of him while for Abigail it s the opposite her father s freuent drunken rages push her to megrims and nausea and although like Danforth she s learned not to show any reaction she detests gossip and has done everything she can to avoid itThe other big stumbling block in the story surrounds the Big Mis I mentioned at the beginning Early on in the story we learn that one of the reasons Abigail jilted Danforth was because of his relationship with Lenore who is widely presumed to be his mistress Abigail couldn t face the prospect of being dogged by gossip or finding herself an object of pity because her husband s affections lay elsewhere But and this isn t a spoiler because it too is made clear early on Lenore isn t Danforth s mistress and never has been but the pair of them encourage that perception because Danforth doesn t care about gossip and is content for Lenore to use him as a cover for the affairs she really does have While this was actually uite interesting it s problematic for a number of reasons Firstly Danforth and Lenore allow Abigail to continue under this misconception for almost half the book and even when they do tell her the truth they do it so obliuely that she still isn t sure what to believe until well into the second half And secondly neither of them seems to understand or care that their continuing to act as they have in the past will still be a problem for Abigail if she marries Danforth that even though Lenore isn t Danforth s lover the appearance of it will still cause the sort of gossip Abigail jilted him to avoid in the first place I thoroughly disliked both of them for being so completely wrapped up in their own concerns when Abigail actually asks When precisely will my needs take priority over hers Danforth still can t see the problem and actually proves the truth of what Abigail has said by arguing with her about the need to end the charadeThere are some nice moments between Abigail and Danforth earlier in the book where they do actually talk and he s able to show Abigail that he was never indifferent to her and begins to win her over so well in fact that while her reservations about marrying Danforth don t disappear immediately she s happy to have sex with him For one thing I couldn t believe that a Academia Obscura young woman so careful of her reputation would do that and for another there s no real relationship development and little to no chemistry between themUltimately the bland characters inconsistencies in the story and the sadly underdeveloped romance in The Brooding Duke of Danforth combine to make it a below average read and I can t recommend it

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characters The Brooding Duke of Danforth ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Sudden engagement But reunited once Benedict seems determined to win her back and make her his duchess His method irresistible seduction. I was wondering why know one had reviewed this book yet so that did worry me a little however I must say that I did enjoy it and this is a new author for me Yes Abigail did annoy sometimes and there were times that I was like get over it already and move on however if you think about she was right Danforth never spoke to her while they were engaged was constantly out and about with his rud mistress Wouldn t you be upset if the ton gossiped behind your back thinking that you were going to put up with it Abigail already suffered many embarrassing moments with the horrid father that she had I would have ended the engagement also but my friends all is not as seemsEnjoyRcvd an ARC at no cost to authornetgalley voluntarily reviewed with my own thoughts and opinions Academia Obscura yet so that did worry me a little however I must say that I did enjoy it and this is a new author for me Yes Abigail did annoy sometimes and there were times that I was like get over it already and move on however if Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book you think about she was right Danforth never spoke to her while they were engaged was constantly out and about with his rud mistress Wouldn t Il rogo di Berlino you be upset if the ton gossiped behind The Nightingale Girls your back thinking that A Certain Je Ne Sais uoi you were going to put up with it Abigail already suffered many embarrassing moments with the horrid father that she had I would have ended the engagement also but my friends all is not as seemsEnjoyRcvd an ARC at no cost to authornetgalley voluntarily reviewed with my own thoughts and opinions

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characters The Brooding Duke of Danforth ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Moore the Duke of Danforth the very man she was once betrothed to Wishing to know the man she was to marry Abigail had called off their. Review excerpted from my blog post over at FanSciHist My Rating 35 starsLibrary recommendation Recommended for public library historical romance collectionsWarning Hereafter you chance spoilers I will try never to reveal major plot points but to review any book you must reveal some parts of the story Number of titles I have read by this author 5Love story speed Fast bordering on Instalove HRelationship dynamics The Jilting Lady h The Imperceptive Duke HSexual content Some explicit with euphemismsTriggers verbal abuse of h not by H historical H not by hGrammarEditing This ARC contains a multitude of layout problems but primarily run together paragraphs including those with dialogue which caused confusion One can only hope that these issues will have been resolved in the published versionReview The pacing of this novel was a bit uneven the action seeming to vary from fast to slow and back to fast The historical setting though not explicitly stated and thus described above as generally Georgian rather than a specific period seemed fairly accurately describedAbigail is a very untrusting outspoken woman who is prone to megrims both low spirits and nervous migraines Though a dark haired beauty she is otherwise a fairly nondescript woman Benedict is reserved oblivious to scandal used to deference to his rank and loyal to a fault with his friends While their romance began in a promising way the romantic plot seemed unnecessarily extended through repetitious circumstances the same ground was covered several times over The conflict therefore seemed a bit contrived and after so much repetition seemed to resolve itself a bit too tidily within a few chapters The sexual behavior of the characters and its reception by the ton also stretches credulity for the period This could have been a very good novella length story if well edited The supporting characters are well developed and some are featured in other books in the related series mentioned above Earl and Countess of Comstock are particularly intriguing characters and I was compelled to read their story which was a far engrossing read than this oneWeather Report version Forecast calling for heavy rain with several periods of indecisive cloudiness Sun seems unlikely but will inevitably break through after the rain has run its course Full disclosure I received a free advance review copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 288
  • The Brooding Duke of Danforth
  • Christine Merrill
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 9781335635150