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Summary ☆ Not the Dukes Darling Greycourt #1 Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Fall of her family appears at the country house party she's attending she does what any Wise Woman would do she starts planning her revengeChristopher Renshaw the Duke of Harlowe is being blackmailed Intent on keeping his secrets safe he agrees to attend a house party where he will put an end to this coercion once and for all Until he recognizes Freya masuerading amongst the. 15 starsRight You have two choices though they re by no means mutually exclusiveYou can either simply scroll through my updates and you ll get the gist of my overall feelings about Not the Duke s Darling Or and that s by far the better option in my opinion you can read the excellent reviews already written by Caz Kyraraker and JanThis is not laziness on my part for a change I d say so if it was There s simply nothing I could possibly add in regards to the many many weaknesses of this book Apart from the usual trademark Elizabeth Hoyt applies to all of her books by opening every chapter with the little fairy tale she comes up with Not the Duke s Darling did not feel like an Elizabeth Hoyt book at all My disappointment and I m not exaggerating knows no bounds The Maiden Lane series was a hit and miss for me But even the books that I considered a miss were still way above the usual romances this sub genre usually offers Even if I give Not the Duke s Darling the benefit of the first in a series therefore too many characters and subplots this one was awful Had I read this book as a first time Elizabeth Hoyt reader I would have probably not bothered againI was of a mind of slapping this book with a 1 star rating However going through my 1 star shelf I know there are worse romances out there But within the work of Ms Hoyt this is definitely the weakest yet Let s hope in my case kneel crawl pray beg that the next one will be better That said I don t know how it could get any worse unless it s as bad as this one Then I ll definitely have a problemUntil then As a side note I should adopt some of Melody s shelves Apart from being hilarious some of them would be spot on for this trainwreck of a book

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Summary ☆ Not the Dukes Darling Greycourt #1 Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Party revelers and realizes his troubles have just begun Freya knows all about his sins sins he'd much rather forget But she's also fiery bold and sensuous a temptation he can't resist When it becomes clear Freya is in grave danger he'll risk everything to keep her safe But first Harlowe will have to earn Freya's trust by whatever means necessaryFeatures a bonus novella fro. You know that scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where the evil dude rips the heart out of that one guy s chestI wish I could do that only with this book and me ripping it out of the alternate dimension where it s already been writtenwiggles fingers evillyI NEED THIS YOU GUYS HOLY SHIT

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Summary ☆ Not the Dukes Darling Greycourt #1 Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt brings us the first book in her sexy and sensual Greycourt SeriesFreya de Moray is many things a member of the secret order of Wise Women the daughter of disgraced nobility and a chaperone living under an assumed name What she is not is forgiving So when the Duke of Harlowe the man who destroyed her brother and led to the down. I ve given this a C at AAR which I think was probably over generousHard as it is for readers when a favourite long running series ends it must be eually so for the author who has lived with those characters and scenarios for years and who then has to follow up that success with something new that will continue to please fans of the previous books as well as hopefully gain them new ones Having closed the book on the hugely popular Maiden Lane series last year much loved author Elizabeth Hoyt now faces that particular challenge and presents the first book in a new Georgian era series about the Greycourt family and their immediate circle Not the Duke s DarlingIf you ve looked at the advance reviews on Goodreads you ll have seen a plethora of four and five star reviews for the book so I m afraid I m going to be a dissenting voice Not the Duke s Darling was Difficult to Get Through It took me twice as long as it would normally have taken me to read a book of this length mostly because I was able to put it down easily and wasn t engaged enough to want to pick it up again There were a variety of reasons for this not least of which are that the book is disjointed episodic and overstuffed with plot the heroine is hard to like and the romance is woefully underdevelopedThe Greycourt series is predicated on a tragedy that occurred some fifteen years earlier which tore apart three families who had previously been very close The death of sixteen year old Aurelia Greycourt who had been set to elope with eighteen year old Ranulf de Moray eldest son of the Duke of Ayr had far ranging repercussions which left Ran crippled and near death and his friend Christopher Renshaw hustled away to India and an arranged marriage with a young woman he d met exactly twice beforeRan who inherited the title Duke of Ayr almost immediately after these events lives as a recluse and his brother Lachlan administers the dukedom Ran s sisters Caitriona Elspeth and twelve year old Freya were sent to live with their Aunt Hilda in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands where they learned the ways of the ancient secret society of Wise Women a group dedicated to helping women throughout Britain utilising their centuries old knowledge of herbs and healing Once a thriving group of thousands the witch hunts of the previous centuries have decimated their number and even though these were made illegal by Witchcraft Act of 1735 old beliefs and superstitions continue to run rife and Wise Women still run the risk of accusations of witchery being levelled against themFifteen years after the death of Aurelia Freya de Moray has risen through the ranks of the Wise Women to become their Macha she calls herself their spy as it s her job to keep her ear to the ground to find out what is being said about them and also to find causes for them to interest themselves in At the beginning of the book Freya is racing through the streets of East London on her latest mission when she ends up jumping into the carriage of Christopher Renshaw the man she blames for what happened to Ran and the destruction of her familyFreya may be the sister of a duke but she no longer lives as one having taken a position as companion to Lady Holland and her two daughters while she fulfils her duties as Macha Freya has learned that support is gaining ground in Parliament for a new Witch Act which would make witch hunting legal again and that its main proponent Lord Randolph is going to be present at an upcoming house party to which Lady Holland has been invited Freya has heard that there is some suspicion concerning the recent death of Randolph s wife and reckons that if she can dig up enough dirt on him she ll be able to blackmail him into withdrawing the billUp to this point in the story we ve had two points of view as is common in most romances we hear from the hero and the heroine But after we arrive at the house party a third voice is introduced that of Messalina Greycourt Freya s former best friend It turns out Messalina is well aware that Freya is now working as a companion although she has no idea why and she has decided so far not to expose her as the sister of the Duke of Ayr Messalina and her sister Lucretia references to other siblings indicate they re all named after Roman emperors and empresses are also attending the house party and are also intent on finding out exactly what happened to Lady Randolph who was a dear friend of Messalina sIn the meantime Christopher Renshaw who has returned from India a widower and has become Duke of Harlowe is intrigued by the drab but surprisingly feisty companion who seems set on crossing swords both literally and metaphorically with him at every turn He has come to the house party in order to confront a blackmailer who is extorting an outrageous sum of money in return for the letters written to him by Christopher s wife while they lived in IndiaSo we re not even half way into the book and we ve got Wise Women and I m sorry but whenever I read those words all I could think of was the she is the Wise Woman scene in Blackadder two lots of blackmail a mysterious death and a parliamentary plot the story is being told in three different PoVs dare I say it s no wonder the romance is sueezed out to the extent it s practically non existentChristopher has the makings of a decent hero Pushed into an arranged marriage when he was just eighteen he tried to be a good husband and to take care of his young wife and he blames himself for the circumstances of her death Given he last saw Freya when she was twelve it s not hard to accept that it takes him a while to recognise her and I appreciated that once he does realise who she is he doesn t waste time in telling her the truth as far as he knows it of what happened on the night Aurelia died There s still a mystery surrounding her death which I presume will be solved in a future book but Freya realises that she s misjudged Christopher all these years and begins to unbend towards him which allows them to acknowledge and explore the attraction between them But their relationship is dreadfully underdeveloped the chemistry between them is notable only by its absence and the sex scenes which Ms Hoyt normally excels at writing feel forced and hurriedI had a hard time getting a handle on Freya and began to actively dislike her towards the end of the book mostly because of the way she treats Christopher I understand that it can be very difficult to create strong independent heroines in the context of historical romance because women had so few options and so little agency at the time many of them are set Unfortunately however many authors fall into the trap of trying to show their heroine s strength and independence by having her running roughshod over the hero and treating him like his feelings don t matter and that sort of ineuality does not a good romantic relationship make For the record I don t like it when the situation is reversed either A good romance should be 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