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What I Did For a Duke: Pennyroyal Green Series [Kindle Edition]

Julie Anne Long
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For years, he's been an object of fear, fascination . . . and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: he'll seduce Ian's innocent sister, Genevieve—the only Eversea as yet untouched by scandal. First he'll capture her heart . . . and then he'll break it.

But everything about Genevieve is unexpected: the passion simmering beneath her cool control, the sharp wit tempered by gentleness . . . And though Genevieve has heard the whispers about the duke's dark past, and knows she trifles with him at her peril, one incendiary kiss tempts her deeper into a world of extraordinary sensuality. Until Genevieve is faced with a fateful choice . . . is there anything she won't do for a duke?

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For years, he's been an object of fear, fascination . . . and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: he'll seduce Ian's innocent sister, Genevieve—the only Eversea as yet untouched by scandal. First he'll capture her heart . . . and then he'll break it.

But everything about Genevieve is unexpected: the passion simmering beneath her cool control, the sharp wit tempered by gentleness . . . And though Genevieve has heard the whispers about the duke's dark past, and knows she trifles with him at her peril, one incendiary kiss tempts her deeper into a world of extraordinary sensuality. Until Genevieve is faced with a fateful choice . . . is there anything she won't do for a duke?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1128 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (22 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049B1VMC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Adorable and so much more 5 Mar 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
(This was originally posted on Book Lovers Inc)

What I Did for a Duke is the 5th book in the Pennyroyal Green series. I haven't read the previous books, and in fact this is the 1st book I read from this author but it won't be the last. I can't wait to read the previous books. What a funny and moving story. I am already planning on re-reading it as soon as I my print copy arrives. This book will go straight to my Keep-Forever Shelf.

From the very first chapter I knew I would love the hero, Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge. First he is mysterious and there are a lot of rumors about his past (Killing his wife with poison for example) and he does nothing to contradict them . He is said to be ruthless with those who crossed him. And most of all he gives meaning to the phrase 'Vengeance is better served cold'. All the women want Alexander but they are also all afraid of him too. He has such a charisma..*happy sigh* One of the things I loved about him is that he is 'older'. Alexander is about 40 and he doesn't act like a young rake (I was gonna say 'fool'), he acts like a mature man and let me tell you it makes him even more attractive. I'm not saying he doesn't like gambling or things like that but he's not reckless either. I have a huge crush on him so I'm completely biased. *wink*

Alexander was betrothed to a young lady until he found her in a compromising situation with Ian Eversea. He could have had his revenge on Ian at that time but he decided to do much, much worse. Alex will seduce Ian's innocent sister then abandon her and crush her heart. Well that's his plan. I told you he was ruthless! Ian of course doesn't know what the duke intends to do and is living in fear of his vengeance. Of course nothing goes as planned.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Surprising Hero 27 Mar 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
There is no great adventure in this novel, no espionage, no crime to solve, no treasure to plunder. What I did for a Duke is purely character driven and the focus is on how love grows between two people, how relationships form and how they strengthen through mutual respect and honesty. You would be forgiven for thinking that this sounds boring but it serves to create a believable and combustible chemistry between the two leads.

Alex Moncrieff, Duke of Falconbridge, seeks revenge on the scoundrel who cuckolded him and effectively ended his engagement to a woman he believed he could love. His quarry is Genevieve, the scoundrel's sister, who he intends to seduce and abandon - thus rendering a punishment that befits the crime. The story centres round a house party hosted by the scoundrel's family, allowing Alex the opportunity to put his nefarious plan into action.

What he fails to foresee is that Genevieve is not a typical Regency miss. She is clever, wilful and already in love. On the morning of Alex's arrival she learns that Harry, her love, plans to marry another and so it is a colourless and lacklustre Genevieve that first greets Alex. Despite her heartbreak she cannot help but be drawn into witty banter with the Duke. It is this banter that Long excels at, spinning words together to create realistic and amusing dialogue.

Alex is a fabulous hero; jaded, dark and unapologetic. He is also the opposite of what I usually want from a hero. A widower who actually loved his first wife? I like my heroes to be rakes and resolute bachelors - preferring the idea that the heroine is their first love leading them into a HEA. Naive and idealistic? Yup, but that's the joy of reading romance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 26 April 2012
By Lucy
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love reading regency romance, it's my guilty pleasure. Julie Ann Long is better than your average romance writer. She had me laughing out loud and really rooting for the h&h. I even cried! I like the fact that her heroines are strong women but not those "plucky" annoying characters that we're told we're supposed to love. Instead she reveals characters that you slowly fall in love with. She has a good plot, that focuses on the romance and you really feel that real love and understanding grow between the characters. I'm writing this review not just for this book, which is really good but also for the author as a whole. I read this book and loved it, it's definitely one of my favourites. Then for some reason some of the other blurbs about her other books plots just didn't appeal to me so I left them. Then when I did eventually read them I loved them. I like other authors like Mary Balogh, Julia Quinn and Lisa Kleypass so if you like them, I'd give some of this author's books a try. I'm a sucker for true love and I really feel she captures that feeling and intensity just spot on. Five out of five stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meetings at Midnight 16 Nov 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.The story is gripping,the characters well defined.Once the romance begins to build i could not put the book down,Alex is definately my cup of tea. Far better than your usual Historical romance.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delicious, well-written romance 4 April 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and thought it was just perfectly written. There is a slow build up between the H and H who start off barely liking each other (our heroine loves another and hero is out for revenge). I loved the dialogue between the two and some of it had me laughing out loud. When the two finally did get together, my heart was in my throat. I really can't recommend this enough and will definitely be reading it again soon!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!
This is my favourite of the series. Really liked that the hero was older and had been married before. Great chemistry. Fantastic read!
Published 1 month ago by AdColeman
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Great read. Was able to loose myself
Published 3 months ago by Bridget
5.0 out of 5 stars The saga continues
My favorite of the series so far. Good plot, interesting characters that are well developed, excellent writing. This is why the author is one of my favorite for this genre.
Published 6 months ago by Lazy Mum
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Duke!
I bought the book almost 2 years ago and have just got round to reading it. I wish I'd read it sooner. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs R
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, fun and romantic
Originally published at Rookie Romance.

I really loved this! I thought it was a very refreshing story that deviates from some of the over-used plotlines that we see so... Read more
Published 8 months ago by C. Halford
5.0 out of 5 stars Very appealing and romantic
really good plot, los of unexpected things happening as usual she is a great writer. very well recommended
could not put it down
Published 10 months ago by littlefoot
2.0 out of 5 stars No relationship development
I adore historical romances however this one really disappointed me. I don't want to be mean because obviously these writers are published and very talented. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nik
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected
I was put off by the cover but I downloaded a free sample anyway and I was surprised to find myself wanting to read the rest. Once I had downloaded it I could not put it down. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Debbie Mack
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Loved this book so much. Such intelligent writing, superb characters so well crafted. Thoroughly enjoyable and laced with delicious humour as well. Read more
Published 14 months ago by maggie
5.0 out of 5 stars Like yummy chocolate
This was such a beautiful read, I can (and more importantly, have!) read it over and over again.

Ms JAL has a way with words, her characters are so multifaceted that... Read more
Published 15 months ago by The F
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