Hmmmmm, where have I read all this too many times to count? Rafe Daughtry, son of the younger son, never expected to inherit the Dukedom. After all, his uncle was healthy and the heir and a spare were still up to their wicked, disgusting ways. That is until all three were drowned — along with some barques of frailty — in a yachting accident.
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Return to Book Page. How to tempt a duke? By refusing to be tempted at all He'd returned from war a duke. Now Rafael Daughtry was battling a force more terrifying than Napoleon's army—his family. Thankfully, his childhood friend Charlotte Seavers had agreed—reluctantly—to a bargain. While Rafe would provide her with the home she'd lost, Charlotte would provide him with a chaperone for his un How to tempt a duke? While Rafe would provide her with the home she'd lost, Charlotte would provide him with a chaperone for his unruly twin sisters.
But who would chaperone Rafe? For the feisty young girl he remembered had blossomed into a sensual woman—a woman whose haunting beauty and deeply kept secrets drew him like no other. Charlotte had good reason to mistrust men—yet could Rafe's sizzling seduction convince her to give in to temptation? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Daughtry Family 1. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about How to Tempt a Duke , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Pleasant story, nice romance and heroes to like. Jan 09, Laura rated it really liked it. The end has a twist I definitely never saw coming. The next book is about one of the Duke's sisters, and I didn't want to read it But Rafe and Charlotte were a great pairing, and a cute romance. Rafe comes back from war to a new dukedom that shouldn't have been his.
He says rather grimly at one point, "And I only had to step over 3 bodies to get it. They fall in love, but charlotte has a big secret that prevents them from getting close. And it's a biggie.
I liked this book alot more than I thought I would. It was a pleasant surprise. Sep 27, Maggie rated it really liked it. I don't think I've read a Kasey Michaels book before and I really really liked this one. There was a little bit f violence towards women which I really hate reading about seeing on tv, movies, etc.
I got caught up into this story quickly and I loved the strength, friendship and diaglog between Rafe and Charlie. Fitz was also a great character and played a key role in a tear wrenching part of this book.
The next book is Nichole's story and I hope there will be a third about Lydia. Aug 30, Kathy rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. It had the humorous moments to the ones that caused me to tear up. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in Kasey Micheal's Daughtry Family series.
Apr 13, Cindy rated it really liked it. Fun to read the first book of this series. Jan 17, ChristineZ rated it liked it. Likeable main characters. I was interested in the twins, and their future stories. Unfortunately, accordingly to the poor, reviews, they books are underdeveloped. Jan 22, Frances rated it it was ok. More graphic than I enjoy reading. Aug 05, Mina rated it liked it Shelves: ebooks , genre-romance-all , , genre-romance , rom I don't give half-stars, but I'm sorely tempted to change my rules for this one.
It's mostly very good, with a vivid, engaging cast of characters and a romance I readily bought into; on a story level, I want to give it a four. However, there were some weaknesses in the writing that I couldn't ignore. The story is rich and we're given plenty of time to get to know the characters, but the passage of time - especially, but not only in the jump from part one to part two - is patchy enough to detract I don't give half-stars, but I'm sorely tempted to change my rules for this one.
The story is rich and we're given plenty of time to get to know the characters, but the passage of time - especially, but not only in the jump from part one to part two - is patchy enough to detract from the flow of the story.
Or, rather, it doesn't really have a flow; Michaels shows us some important passages of the leads' relationship, but it doesn't unroll as a story. I enjoyed that, but it makes the work feel oddly unpolished so I can't say it's a plus. Also, because of the odd non-narrative narrative, sometimes the characters' behaviour was unnecessarily repetitive. Definitely I failed to understand or sympathize with the heroine's self-sacrificing reluctance to get involved with the hero when it persisted into the last third of the book.
And then when they do finally get together, it's all at once and in my opinion, all too fast even with the hero's grief at losing his friend as a mitigating factor.
The epilogue drops some important exposition in a noticeably clumsy way. And, Michaels' misuse of modes of address keeps me from being able to really buy into the world of her story - a duke's mother doesn't become 'dowager duchess' if she was never married to a duke herself; a duke's sisters don't get the courtesy 'lady' with their first names if their father was never the duke; there might've been others besides, but those were major and recurring enough to keep me from being able to drop this nitpick.
So, although the story's enthralling and the book's a good read, it could have been better and only gets three stars.
Also, I was almost too upset to continue when I realized that Fitz would be Lydia's 'lost love' by book 3; he's such fun and I was rooting for their sweet romance. Michaels won me 'round by the end, though, so while I miss Fitz I'm willing to give Tanner his chance. And, at first I made many allowances for Nicole and told myself I should like her for what she is; then her obliviousness and selfish immaturity got too much and I was thinking I wouldn't bother with the rest of the series because I couldn't stand her enough for a whole book and I didn't want to see Lydia without Fitz ; but, again, by the end, Michaels won me 'round, and I find myself again able to be in sympathy with Nicole even while being exasperated by her brattiness.
Nov 08, Niranjana Jagadeesan rated it it was ok Shelves: books-i-own , historical-romance. The book was rather disappointing. It lacked pace and I found the lead charcters unappealing. Rafe - a man of war - inherits a title and has no idea how to go about managing it. In comes heroine, whose-name-I've-forgotten-because-I-did-not-really-like-her, a childhood friend and neighbour.
She helps him "take care" of his twin sisters, which is something like what the blurb says but I thought the sisters' role in the story was quite pointless besides the fact that our heroine needed a reason to l The book was rather disappointing.
She helps him "take care" of his twin sisters, which is something like what the blurb says but I thought the sisters' role in the story was quite pointless besides the fact that our heroine needed a reason to live at their house, with Rafe.
They had nothing else to do there! And they were boring. I hated the fact that mademoiselle la heroine was some poor chit - or that's the impression I got - whose parents and their say over her were sort of tossed into the background.
Oh, did I mention her mother was mad? Yeah, loony mom. And heroine madame thinks it's all her fault because she was nearly raped by Rafe's "pervy" cousins, who tried to cover up the incident by making it seem like she's the one who wanted to get all naked. Her mother lost her mind. Now, bite me! But I don't really think discovering your daughter's a nympho is a strong enough shocker for someone to actually literally lose their mind, do you?
How To Tempt A Duke
He'd returned from war a duke. Now Rafael Daughtry was battling a force more terrifying than Napoleon's army—his family. Thankfully, his childhood friend Charlotte Seavers had agreed—reluctantly—to a bargain. While Rafe would provide her with the home she'd lost, Charlotte would provide him with a chaperone for his unruly twin sisters. But who would chaperone Rafe? For the feisty young girl he remembered had blossomed into a sensual woman—a woman whose haunting beauty and deeply kept secrets drew him like no other. Charlotte had good reason to mistrust men—yet could Rafe's sizzling seduction convince her to give in to temptation?
REVIEW: How to Tempt a Duke by Kasey Michaels