Thursday, September 29

Audiobook Review: No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes

Author: Grace Burrowes
Narrator: James Langton
Title: No Other Duke Will Do
Series: Windham Brides #3
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Audiobook
Published: November 7, 2017
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts. Though he has a long-term plan to restore the family finances, his sister has a much faster solution: host a house party for London's single young ladies and find Julian a wealthy bride.

Elizabeth Windham has no interest in marriage, but a recent scandal has forced her hand. As much as she'd rather be reading Shakespeare than husband-hunting, she has to admit she's impressed by Julian's protective instincts, broad shoulders, and, of course, his vast library.

As the two spend more time together, their attraction is overwhelming, unexpected... and absolutely impossible. With meddling siblings, the threat of financial ruin, and gossips lurking behind every potted palm, will they find true love or true disaster?

Been meaning to get started on this one, but I've been busy busy. 

Here we continue with these Windhams. Elizabeth is next. She has no interest in marriage. All she wants to do is read and live her life, but due to a recent scandal, she may have no other choice. Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water when he inherits family debits. He has a long-term plan to restore the finances, but his sister has a much faster solution...he should host a party for London's single young ladies and find himself a rich bride. 

There must be something wrong with me????? I like this author a lot. I adore the narrator too. Elizabeth a book nerd and she seems like someone I would like/relate to. Julian is very sweet and a Duke so win-win. They actually talk a lot and get to know each other. There is some drama, but not too much. It all sounds perfect, but....I was bored. Super bored. I found myself just letting this play even if I wasn't in the room. I would go to the kitchen or bathroom and not care to pause or take my phone with me. 

I just wanted this to end. I found myself speeding this up just to finally be done. Sighs. I wanted to DNF, but I couldn't get myself to do that to this author or to the series. I still want to read the next one, so I forced myself forward.

Honestly? I'm not 100% sure why I didn't connect with this Maybe it was too perfect? I have zero answers. 

The ending epilogue was very sweet though. So that made me smile. 

In the end...this wasn't for me. I was just so bored. I still want to read the next one so I forced myself to push through. It did have good characters and a very sweet ending. Plus the narrator is amazing, but not even he could keep my attention. I'll give this 2 stars. 

- #41 for Audiobook challenge


Mary Kirkland said...

I hate finding myself bored with a book. Sorry this one wasn't for you.

Blodeuedd said...

Oh no! Her books are always so sweet

Carole Rae said...

Mary, sameeeee. It makes me sad.

B, for real! I just had issues with this one :(

Sophia Rose said...

Ah, too bad. Nothing worse than being bored. I must have read this one since I read the whole series, but I don't remember it.

Carole Rae said...

It doesn't really stick out of the series so far. The others I have read are better.

Jen Twimom said...

Ugh! that's too bad that this one really missed the mark.

Carole Rae said...

Yessss I am bummed. It seemed like it would be perfect.