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A Duke in the Night

A Duke in the Night Duke Scoundrel Titan of business August Faulkner is a man of many talents not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber He s known and reviled for buying and selling companies accumul

  • Title: A Duke in the Night
  • Author: Kelly Bowen
  • ISBN: 9781478918561
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Duke Scoundrel Titan of business August Faulkner is a man of many talents, not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber He s known and reviled for buying and selling companies, accumulating scads of money, and breaking hearts It s a reputation he wears like a badge of honor, and one he intends to keep.Clara Hayward, the headmistress of the Haverhall ScDuke Scoundrel Titan of business August Faulkner is a man of many talents, not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber He s known and reviled for buying and selling companies, accumulating scads of money, and breaking hearts It s a reputation he wears like a badge of honor, and one he intends to keep.Clara Hayward, the headmistress of the Haverhall School for Young Ladies, on the other hand, is above reproach Yet when she s reunited with August, all she can think of is the way she felt in his arms as they danced a scandalous waltz ten long years ago Even though her head knows that he is only back in her life to take over her family s business, her heart can t help but open to the very duke who could destroy it for good.

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    1. A- / 4.5 stars rounded up. In the years since the publication of her début novel, Kelly Bowen has become an auto-read author and has a few books on my keeper shelf. Her writing is assured and intelligent, she comes up with intriguing, well thought-out plots, and her characters are engaging and often just that bit different to the norm for the genre. In A Duke in the Night, the first book in her new Devils of Dover series, her gift for characterisation is showcased in her heroine, Clara Hayward, [...]

    2. I've been fond of Kelly Bowen's work since her 2014 debut HR, I'VE GOT MY DUKE TO KEEP ME WARM. Since that one I've read almost all her stories that followed, but, unfortunately, am becoming a bit less enchanted with each progressive book. The "why" of this is not exactly clear to me. (1) It's not exactly because of her writing. She writes very well. In the top 10% of newer HR writers, I'd venture to say. (2) It's not exactly because of the characters. She gives them backstories to explain their [...]

    3. Lovely, feminist historical romance.I adored A Duke in the Night, my first by the very talented Kelly Bowen. I thought it was a powerful story with a female MC who carried the book, something we don't see as often as I'd like in romance. Okay, I'll admit, the book was probably (most certainly) not historical accurate. Clara is a woman who is almost fully independent and gasp sexually confident, something rare in historical romance and even sometimes in contemporary romance. Now, the extent of Cl [...]

    4. 2.5 Stars The two stars does seem harsh, and I am going to stew on this. It will probably get bumped up to three, because there were plenty of aspects of this story I liked. I just can’t say that I enjoyed this much and reading it felt like a chore at times.Update.ral hours laterOk, I have thought about it and am not making an adjustment on the Stars. I know my opinion is swayed due to the timing of this read for me. Starting a new read while stressed is risky, but Bowen has been a reliable, e [...]

    5. Bowen masterfully captures the essence of the historical romance while bringing us a heroine that we would adore and expect from a contemporary romance. Emotionally connecting the reader with heartfelt circumstances, scarred and realistic characters and Bowen's ability to create a world with words, I have to admit its one of my favorite historical romances I read so far.I received this ARC copy of A DUKE IN THE NIGHT from Forever - Grand Central Publishing. This is my honest and voluntary review [...]

    6. If this contemporary romance, I bet the title will change to ‘a billionaire and a teacher hot weeks’ or something like that! Lol.I wanted to read Clara’s story since The Lady in Red and I wasn’t disappointing with her story and August not a bad hero either:)To be a female teacher or a businessman in early 19th century? Especially when you are one of those aristocratic families? Well, that’s almost an impossible task. But of course that word wouldn’t associate with these two.The story [...]

    7. Favorite Quote: "I am not going to accept less of you, Clara Hayward. I will have you, and you will have me."August Faulkner  is not only a man with a keen sense of business. Not only a man whose father was in debtor's prison for years. He is also a duke. An inherited title, but a self-made man of wealth. August finds businesses that are crumbling, buys them, breaks them down and rebuilds. He leaves the former business owners angry but he buys them fairly and has no remorse for what he leaves b [...]

    8. I know that many of my friends didn’t enjoy this one, but I did.Yes, I’m the cat here…LOLI know, I know… if this was a CR probably people would have enjoyed it more… Still, I like my heroines to be strong and smart even if they’re anachronistic! And Clara was as anachronistic as they come! LOLI enjoyed how she managed to instruct the stick-in-the-a** duke in a very polite, very smart way! He just didn’t saw it coming! I loved that she was very aware that her views of the world were [...]

    9. A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen is the first story in The Devils of Dover series. In The Lady in Red novella, the reader is first introduced to Miss Clara Hayward, the enterprising Headmistress of the Haverhall School for Young Ladies. A Duke in the Night gives Clara a chance to find her own happy ever after with a most unlikely match – scoundrel, Duke, and ruthless businessman August Faulkner.Clara prides herself on her school for young ladies, a chance for women to throw aside family and [...]

    10. Series: The Devils of Dover #1Publication Date: 2/20/18I believe this was my first book by Kelly Bowen and I did enjoy it. However, all-in-all, I wouldn’t really class it as a Regency – it ‘feels’ much too modern. It is more like a modern story dressed up like a Regency. I’m giving it 4-stars because I really did enjoy the story. The heroine, Clara Hayward, is very much a contemporary woman, forward-thinking, ‘experienced’, etc. and all of the people surrounding her are very 'moder [...]

    11. Looooooved this story so much. Everything worked from the characters to the story, I was hooked from the start and so excited to read more in the series.

    12. Living in poverty when he was a child made August Faulkner, the Duke of Holloway, make sure he would never again. Over the years, he purchased institutions and company and built an empire. Recently he bought Haverhall, a school for young ladies. But he smell a rat. Why sell now while they never accepted his offers before ? Clara Hayward is the headmistress of Haverhall. She always knew who she was and what she wanted and she chose to follow her own path instead of what was expected of her. Quick [...]

    13. Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posts to blog 2/21/18): amzn/2CfrnC6Well hello yummy cover!The Gist: When his sister sneaks away in the middle of the night August figures he can just kill two birds with one stone-- hunt down his handful of a sister and suss out a new business opportunity. The school for young ladies where he finds her? Way more than meets the eye and quite possibly something that will change both of their lives forever. August and Clara, well, neither is really wh [...]

    14. I loved every single thing about this book. Every. Single. Thing.Review originally posted at fictionvixen/review-duke-nI’m going to try to write a review to do this book justice, because it deserves that, but dang it I’m not sure I can. A Duke in the Night left me completely surprised, partly at how wonderful it was, but also because at about halfway through I realized this is the first Kelly Bowen book I’ve ever read. And how did I let that happen?August Faulkner, the Duke of Holloway, is [...]

    15. If you are looking for a thoroughly modern romance wearing Regency era attire, you may enjoy this book. I did not find anything about it believable - not the characters, not the dialog, not the plot. Meh.Also, this line from the description? "August Faulkner is a man of many talents, not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber." Turns out, (view spoiler)[the heroine has more sexual experience than the hero. Very Regency era, that. (hide spoiler)]

    16. This book was totally the heroine show and I lapped it up! She was smart, clever, independent and definitely didn't fit into the time she was born in. She caught the hero unawares everytime, when she caught him in his lies, when she was so confident in her sexuality (which weirdly I liked and I am normally one who prefers inexperienced heroines because it fits into the whole "historical" context), when she calls him out on his and the society's hypocrisy towards women. She makes him see her poin [...]

    17. This novel.was fantastic!! I could not put it down and devoured it. I loved August and Clara and could not get enough of their banter, passion and heated exchanges!When August Faulkner, womanizer, lothario and ruthless businessman sees the innocent Clara Hayward, Headmistress of the Haverhall School for Young Ladies, after ten years, their attraction and passion rises to the forefront and sparks fly. But despite knowing that he is back in her life again to take over her family’s business, her [...]

    18. I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I was so excited for this new series by Kelly Bowen.  I always enjoy her writing and this new offering isn't the exception.  A DUKE IN THE NIGHT was a fun ride and introduction to what I'm hoping will be a very entertaining series packed full of female empowerment.  It is not often that we meet a heroine like Clara.  She's very comfortable in [...]

    19. 3.5 StarsA Duke in the Night is the first of the Devils of Dover series by Kelly Bowen, and my first read of a Kelly Bowen historical. I use the term historical a bit loosely with this book, as the characters seemed to me to be more modern and contemporary, the only thing that seemed historical about the book is the time period it is set in. This story follows the romance between August Faulkner and Clara Hayward. August is a very handsome man who has a difficult past and a scandalous reputation [...]

    20. 3.5 stars, maybe. But then, my immediate instinct was to round up, SO.I seem to be on a bit of Kelly Bowen kick, inadvertently. This mostly worked for me. The couple, August and Clara, really work when they're together. Their dialogue is really quite good (actually, all of the dialogue is generally quite good). I also really like Clara. She's a pretty fantastic character.My issue is that August has a pretty extreme case of the over-protective older brother in this. Which, I mean, I'm not saying [...]

    21. 4.5 I loved this feminist forward historical romance! The Haverhall school and what the strong Clara does for young women is so cool, that the romance was almost secondary to me in terms of importance. But Clara and August’s romance is good, and though his lies of omission bothered me throughout, Ms Bowen is a dab hand at making you root for them nonetheless. I can’t wait for more of the Hayward family!

    22. 4.5 Stars as reviewed at Roses Are Blue: wp/p3QRh4-JqThough August Faulkner, Duke of Holloway, is wealthy beyond belief, he is driven to acquire more - more companies, more properties, and more money. He never expected to inherit his title. In fact, as a youngster, his father was actually in debtors' prison, and for a time he had to live on the streets. He's never forgotten how it felt to be starving and without a home. So these days, no matter how much he has, it's not enough to satisfy him. On [...]

    23. 4 STARSΝew author to me and a new series that I'm going to follow because I loved A Duke In The Night!Such a great and powerful story, with a strong heroine and a swoon worthy hero!I adored this one more than I expected! The romance between Clara and August was perfect!These two made me smile and swoon all the time!Their chemistry is palpable and there is sexual tension and passion between them! I loved everything about them, the way they explore their feelings for each other!Overall, it was ag [...]

    24. A Duke in the Night is the first story in Kelly Bowen's brand new The Devils of Dover series and I really liked it a lot. I did a combo of reading an ARC and listening to it. Both I enjoyed immensely. This story revolved around two very complex characters that had brought a lot of baggage into the relationship. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming watching August and Clara work through each others preconceived notions of one another.To read a story involving strong and smart characters with ple [...]

    25. I’m going to really split hairs here and give this 4.75 stars. Kelly Bowen continues to amaze me with her unconventional, thoroughly multifaceted characters. My main complaint is the conflict. You know it’s coming—she literally tells you in chapter one what it’s going to be—and I kept hoping she’d subvert my expectations, but alas. That one quibble—well that plus the small annoyance of everyone calling Anne “Lady Anne”; since Anne wasn’t the daughter of a duke and August’s [...]

    26. The thing I enjoyed most from this book were the women. They were all atypical historical romance heroines, unique, intelligent, strong and resourceful. Probably more modern than some historical romance fans may like. But for me it was not a problem.It took me a while to warm up to August. He was very overbearing and imperious at times. So much that I couldn’t understand why Clara was so in lust with him. Clara definitely had to “school” him a lot. Overall, I enjoyed the book. There were s [...]

    27. 4.5 heartwarming stars. I loved the character development of the leads, the supporting cast, and the relationships and interactions the leads had with them. The brother and sister dynamics were wonderful, and the women who are capable in taking care of themselves in a society where it is not heard of was done so refreshingly. It seemed to fit perfectly in the world the author created. There was so much about this to love, and it was done so very well. I'm excitedly awaiting the next in this seri [...]

    28. So this was my first Kelly Bowen and I enjoyed it and will be reading the next in the series. I liked the plot of the story well enough but Clara was a tad too modern for me. She and August were both very one-dimensional, too. She was very independent and he was very stubborn and that was about it. Aside from that, I felt the plot moved along pretty well and it seemed there was always something going on. I found the idea of the summer classes to be an interesting one and very much enjoyed that p [...]

    29. Great book. I loved the heroine, Clara. The author has managed to create a forward thinking, strong, independent feminist that still belonged in the Society in which she lives. Not many authors can do that. I loved August and enjoyed his character growth through out the book. He went through some really tough times and that shaped him into the man he is today.I can not wait for book 2!

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