[E–pub/E–book] The Dukes Blackmailed Bride

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Title The Duke s Blackmailed BrideAuthor Leigh D AnseyPublisher The Wild Rose PressPublication Date 9 14 2011ISBN NAGenre Historical Regency Erotica RomanceLength 51 pagesRating 4 Diamonds Heat Level EroticOther oralReviewer TJDate September 30 2011Vanessa Fitzwilliam is in dire straits Her father s death a year ago left her with a crumbling manor and a handful of old retainers relying on HER FOR SUPPORT WHEN THE DUKE OF NORTHBRIDGE SWEEPS for support When the Duke of Northbridge sweeps her life with a surprise proposal Vanessa is tempted but the arrogant duke believes her to be something she s notHardened by the ravages of war Northbridge seeks a wife who will provide him with an heir but make no demands on his emotions The scandalously experienced Vanessa neither clinging nor innocent seems the perfect choice BUT NORTHBRIDGE ISN T PREPARED FOR Northbridge isn t prepared for reluctance to accept him or his own fierce reaction to her beautyTo fulfill his desires Northbridge is prepared to be ruthless but can he bend Vanessa to his will Or has the Duke met his matchThe Duke s Blackmailed Bride is a wonderfully spicy Regency romance The traditional storyline is enhanced by the engaging characters and the setting Vanessa is a feisty heroine but there is to her than the ossiping ton knows and I loved watching Northbridge s reactions as he discovers the woman beyond the scandal There are hidden layers to the hero as well and I loved uncovering the emotions behind the taciturn lord Wonderful descriptions transported me to a faraway time and place This was a reat break to the everyday and I cannot wait to read other offerings by this author Such a sweet tale You can t help but empathise with the down at heel lady reduced to taking a bath in her kitchen and caught there by the handsome duke next door as he barges in to "propose marriage Historicals with feisty heroines are always a pleasure to read and "marriage Historicals with feisty heroines are always a pleasure to read and story features something deeper as well the ties of a connection forged in childhood which lead the reader to hope for than just a passing encounter between hero and heroine D Ansey delivers with impeccable timingAlso I learned something new I wondered if the duke s Gadzooks was anachronistic and was pleasantly surprised. Vanessa Fitzwilliam is in dire straits Her father’s death a year ago left her with a crumbling manor and a handful of old retainers relying on her for support When the Duke of Northbridge sweeps into her life with a surprise proposal Vanessa is tempted

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Oo much without iving away the story because it was so short There isn t a whole lot I feel I can talk about But it was a nice easy read for the Thanksgiving holiday I enjoyed it Not a bad little short story for book lovers and readersBRIEF SUMMARYVanessa is left in a bad situation After her father s death it left her with a rundown manor and employees depending on her Northbridge enters her life and offers her a proposal that will blackmail her into marriageTHOUGHTSI liked this story and think the concept of blackmail always makes a ood read The story had simplicity to it with your typical storyline but you still couldn t help but to keep reading as I found the story to be cute and sweet Vanessa has a scandalous reputation she also has to deal with her father s death and the problems his death as left behind Northbridge was your demanding hero with a sweet heart as all becomes clear in the End Of His Intentions Their First Meeting Perked Me Up of his intentions Their first meeting perked me up bit as I found it interesting It made me curious to see what will happen nextJust to let the reader know this is "A Very Short Novella But "very short novella but FAIRIntimacy SWEETEnjoyment GOODWebsite I thoroughly enjoyed this story both main character s were interesting and I wanted to keep reading Posted on Romancing the Book s blogReviewed both main character s were interesting and I wanted to keep reading Posted on Romancing the Book s blogReviewed JenReview Copy Provided by the PublisherThis wasn t a bad book Just short In fact I was enjoying the interaction between Vanessa and Northbridge until all of the sudden they were declaring their love for each other and the story was over It could have easily been expanded out to provide a satisfying story But for me it ended and my first thought was that s it That said I did like Ms D Ansey s writing style and story telling abilities She drew me in but just left me wanting I would be interested in reading another book by her provided it was a little fuller in substance and pages I probably would have enjoyed this had it been longer As it was it read like a book proposal The characters weren t too bad but could have been iven depth As far as the setting oes especially in historical novels I like of a feel for the period Perhaps Ms D Ansey could do a fleshed out re write. Ems the perfect choice But Northbridge isn’t prepared for her reluctance to accept him or his own fierce reaction to her beautyTo fulfill his desires Northbridge is prepared to be ruthless but can he bend Vanessa to his will Or has the Duke met his match. To find that one of the earliest uotations in the Oxford English "Dictionary From Dickens "comes from Dickens Nickleby I love it when stories lead Looking forward to exploring other works by this author Deniz The One Hundred Romances Project Reviewed By BlackTulip for Booked UpI was rather unsure about this book because it is a very short story But at the end I had no doubts any I liked it a lotVanessa Fitzwilliam was used to a carefree life never really thinking about the conseuences of her actions She was often impetuous which is not something a young lady should show the worldAfter the sudden death of her father she finds herself in an impossible predicament She needs to marry if she doesn t want to lose her home but she will not accept just anyone So she is left with a decaying manor a few remaining servants and no moneyFrom the very first moment Vanessa and the Duke of Northbridge meet you are able to feel a very palpable tension building When I think about them I can see two fencers crossing swordsVanessa is a very lively and headstrong young woman but she s not callous she knows that she has responsibilities towards the few loyal servants that remain with her The Duke is an aloof man never showing any kind of emotion and years of Duke is an aloof man never showing any kind of emotion and years of have left him rather rim But he is a man with a plan and he believes there are things worth fighting for But first Miss Vanessa Fitzwilliam will have to accept his very straightforward and unemotional proposal of marriageAfter years of practice they both keep their feelings and thoughts to themselves in order to protect their hearts but it only makes their lives difficultTowards the end of the story we learn that they have a past together It happened when they were children they secretly met one time This distant memory remained forever with him and it kept him alive and strong enough to be able to come back from the war In my opinion this is the one thing that makes the story credible Otherwise it wouldn t have workedIt was a Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History good read Iive it 45 Vanessa s father died leaving her with a lot of debt But the arrogant Duke of Northbridge comes back from war and proposes to her It was a cute uick story I can t say Ut the arrogant duke believes her to be something she’s notHardened by the ravages of war Northbridge seeks a wife who will provide him with an heir but make no demands on his emotions The scandalously experienced Vanessa neither clinging nor innocent se.