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Author: Loretta Chase Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Difficult Dukes Series Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9780062791788
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Not all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there’s the trio known as Their Dis-Graces.

Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend’s bride. All he’s trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom.

For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The ton is flabbergasted. Her family’s ecstatic. And Olympia? She’s climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway. But tall, dark, and exasperating Ripley is hot on her trail, determined to bring her back to his friend. For once, the world-famous hellion is trying to do the honorable thing.

So why does Olympia have to make it so deliciously difficult for him . . . ?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Kate Reading’s command of this sexy story instantly grips the listener…Reading’s precision and tempo during the repartee between the characters make the listener eager for the next sentence. Ripley’s fight to keep the runaway bride, Olympia, at arm’s length and her shock at his interest are enchanting. Reading provides a thrilling enactment of the climactic altercation between Ripley and Ashmont. Here’s hoping she narrates the next book in the series. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Overflowing with Chase’s signature wit and laugh-out-loud humor…Lyrical prose, wonderful dialogue, appealing characters…[have] readers sighing with pleasure.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Sparkles with wit…Chase’s spot-on humor and period-authentic writing combine with easy-to-love characters for a superb soufflé-light romance.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Another exquisitely sensual, perfectly calibrated masterpiece of frothy wit and flawless characterization.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Chase brings a fun blend of quirkiness and wit to a sexy love story that’s both charmingly romantic and laugh-out-loud funny.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 12/15/2017

    " Love Loretta Chase and this seems to be a start of a great series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agnes | 12/5/2017

    " U read to relax. I did when I read this story. Plain romance with little action. Nicely written. Enjoyable. "

About the Author

Loretta Chase has worked in academe, in retail, in the visual arts, and in video as a scriptwriter. Finding reality too improbable, she turned to writing fiction. Her bestselling historical romances, set in the Regency and Romantic eras of the early nineteenth century, have won a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s RITA and the RT Book Reviews' Historical Romance Award.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.