Wednesday, April 5

Audiobook Review: The Duke Heist by Erica Ridley

Author: Erica Ridley
Narrator: Moira Quirk
Title: The Duke Heist
Series: The Wild Wynchesters #1
Genre: Historical Romance, Comedy
Format: Audiobook
Published: February 9, 2021
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

Chloe Wynchester is completely forgettable—a curse that gives her the ability to blend into any crowd. When the only father she's ever known makes a dying wish for his adopted family of orphans to recover a missing painting, she's the first one her siblings turn to for stealing it back. No one expects that in doing so, she'll also abduct a handsome duke.

Lawrence Gosling, the Duke of Faircliffe, is tortured by his father's mistakes. To repair his estate's ruined reputation, he must wed a highborn heiress. Yet when he finds himself in a carriage being driven hell-for-leather down the cobblestone streets of London by a beautiful woman who refuses to heed his commands, he fears his heart is hers. But how can he sacrifice his family's legacy to follow true love?

This author is always fun. Plus this fits a couple reading challenges. Thank you library for recommending this one!

Here we follow Chloe Wynchester and Lawrence Gosling. Chloe was given a blessing and a curse....she can blend into any crowd. But it makes her forgettable. When her only father she has ever known makes a dying wish that his adopted orphaned children recover a missing painting, she takes it upon herself to take lead on the mission. She decides to steal it back, but in doing so, she accidentally abducts a duke. That duke is Lawrence who is trying to fix all his late father's mistakes which include needing to marry a rich heiress. Yet, he finds himself in a carriage by a beautiful woman and he fears his heart will be hers...but she is a wild Wynchester. 

This was really fun. Loved the characters. Loved the story. Loved the romance. Loved the comedy! This was so much fun. Such a nice way to start April!

What a fresh and interesting concept! Loved how unique all the siblings are! I would LOVE to be a part of their family! So cute and funny and loving. 

I adored Lawrence too. He has to hide his real self in order to save what is left of the family's reputation and he is being to forced to marry a rich lady who has zero interest but her family wants the title. 

Now, the solutions seemed too easy, especially for Philippa. Her parents would not have let her off the hook THAT easily. Maybe we will see more of a fallout in society with Chloe and Lawrence getting married? She is an outcast and he is a Duke with no money. The ton is going to be terrible to them. So we'll see how book 2 goes. 

WHICH I can't wait to get to book 2!!!!!! It is Philippa's and Thomasina's book! Eeek!! They both deserve all the love! Philippa is a sweetheart and Tommy is hilarious. 

The narrator was fabulous. Perfect for all the colorful characters!

In the end, this was fun. I highly recommend this if you want a good HR with a splash of comedy. 4 stars from me. 

- #16 for Audiobook challenge
- #12 for Romance Reading Challenge - "Duke/Duchess" in title


Melliane said...

Oh it looks nice!

Blodeuedd said...

So they are still dirt poor

Jen Twimom said...

Oh, I do like HR with comedy and it's a DUKE book... I'll have to keep this in mind, thanks!

Carole Rae said...

Mel, it was!

B, mmmmmmmmm no spoilers from me.

Jen, it was a fun one!