Sorry Call me a wet blanket but I m probably not going to finish this book Not liking the heroine Astrid Not too crazy about the Duke either Definitely not my kind f comedy Slapstick Petunia the pig got too much coverage already at Buddy only 25% into the book There are times I love to escape with a fun light romance and The Duke s Holiday fit the bill perfectly Maggie Fenton has produced a Regency romp that s filled with uirky lovable characters witty banter and enough slap stick humor guaranteed to produce many laughut loud moments A sexy Romantic Comedy featuring a sinfully delicious Duke and a feisty utspoken heroine Loved it DNF 32%I hate to stop but it wasn t turning around for me I think I was put by the very Beginning Where The Duke Hates His Name where the Duke hates his name Algenon It too much f a modern sensibility I would have understood if his name was common like Joe The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens or Bob but it wasn t I basically stopped when the dislikef his name became a relavent plot point with a horse named Cyril It was just too much I think it was trying to be too funny The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales or too many typesf funny Like the Three Stooges and the Importance f Being Earnest rolled into neThe heroine was a pathological liar and I didn t warm to her She insisted Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro on lying when the truth clearly would serve better The Duke was too stiff and boring I could have eventually 35 starsAt times VERY good at times I was scratching my head this book pretty much defines uneven for me The narration swung from expressive and fabulous to WTF is that voice I swear somef the male side characters sounded like my 90 year Death Threat old grandma The historical aspectsf the book have had great liberties taken with them I liked the chemistry between the MCs and the sort f bsessive nature f the male MC but the story dragged in dd places and the plot was ut there Overall I enjoyed this ne I think 4 got me in a happy mood STARS The perfect novel to make you smile and fall in love JUST PERFECTYou ever feel like escaping those intense Porter Rockwell: A Biography or dark reads Well this is the read for you It was absolutely hysterical It made me smile chuckle and at times had men the floor rolling around Trust me this novel will put the whammy Satire on youThis was a brilliant historical romantic comedy Mix in a spirited and strong willed Astrid Honeywell and an attractive Duke Montford who has no idea what he is getting into and you will instantly love this readAstrid and Montford suited eachther so well it was a match made in heaven When someone can handle a whole lot Deflower the Boss of crazy the chemistry is definitely alive He couldn t be near her She made him do crazy things You wouldn t believe half the craziness that goes in this novel It will catch you so unaware you will doublever in laughterThis novel sure lived up to its sexiness in all ways possible I definitely recommend this to any reader Hebrew magic amulets of any genre Superb ARC kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review STRAIGHT TO MY KEEPER SHELF and I m very picky about that shelfLet me start with the two things I did not like about this book1 I had things to dover the last day and a half Laundry Cleaning my kitchen Making my family dinner And none f that got done because f this novel 2 I too am a debut author Being There of Regency romance with a book Once Upon A Wagerut this week And I really liked my book until I read this هذه بلادنا: الجواء one Here is the bald truth If you buynly Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom one book today it should not be mine It should be The Duke s Holiday because it is a laughut loud frolicking fun fest Ms Fenton has crafted a completely riginal and unpredictable story Her hero Lord Cyril Montford starts ut as ne f the biggest prigs to ever grace the Regency stage He has OCD faints at the sight f blood and vomits every time he gets into a carriage although he has a heartrendingly good excuse Her heroine Astrid Honeywell is utterly completely hideous with ungodly eyes and horrible spots and that s uoting Cyril Yet by the end f the story I loved them both dearly Layer by layer they become complex insecure and humanAnd the story surrounding them was just hilarious Any author who can seamlessly interject the word codswallop into their work has a gift so I will let Ms Fenton s words speak for themselves Here are few f my favorite uotesIt is ne thing to read scandalous verse uite another to disguise it behind lofty pretense Thomas More indeed Cyril upon finding a racy tract Astrid had tucked into a book by you guessed it Thomas MoreHis eyes surveyed her as he would some rare species f poisoned faunaOh Godshe was abo. Book One in The Regency Romp Trilogy The Duke f Montford cold precise and powerful than the Prince Regent himself wants things the way he wants them cross referenced indexed and at his beck and call And he always gets what he wants Until he meets Astrid Honeywell And a giant pig And a crooked castle in the middle f Yorkshire Astrid Honeywell staunch bluestocking has struggled for years to keep her family together by running the estate and family brewery after her father's death She is not about to let the tyrannical Duke f Montford st. Ut to become the hapless heroine in her The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD own personal melodrama Astrid upon being abductedThe vicar was a stutterer It made Sunday mornings a true testf Christian fortitudeHis hands fell away and he stepped back ut f the circle f her skirts and the heat f her body It was like stepping ut f an enchantment This is a romance after allA bounder Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse of a French aristocrat had picked her up in Marseilles where she d washed ashore and introduced her to the bawdy Bourbon Court where she had thrivedn petty intrigue and decadence until the peasantry began chopping Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations off heads This from dotty Aunt AnabelThat lastne was my personal favorite Honestly I defy any author to pack a better character sketch into a single sentenceThis book is a crazy mix f Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde stirred up in a cocktail shaker with a shot f Monty Python thrown in for good measure I wish I could be a British citizen for just today so I could say this is bloody brilliant with some measure f authenticity 4 Stars just some polishing n the writing and we re there straight to the moon and beyond Paraphrasing the introductions each chapter begins with this charming and endearing romance could have been titled In which the Duke discovers that True Love thrives The Stringbean Murders on Imperfectionsor In which the Duke discovers that through allowing some asymmetries life and the world might show nicer perspectives And while the duke lets gof starchy cravats and perfectly aligned snuffboxes in أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع order to fall in love with the heroine and finally see beauty in chaos and mayhem too I the reader fell in love both with the characters and a little bit with the ideaf love all Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, over againA contended inheritance consistingf a crumbling Yorkshire castle with attached brewery and a centuries The Sporty Game old family feud prompt the Dukef Montford American Yakuza II of the many embarrassing names and the most fastidious nature by hiswn admission to take the Great North Road Those detestable Honeywells are as usual up to something fishy and it s time Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders once and for all to make them understand who s going to call the shots from nown Leaving his rigidly Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise organized life and a fianc ef convenience behind he sets himself Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing on resolving the plaguing situation in the spanf a blitz like holiday to return as soon as possible to what he thinks he needs most But Blood Love on arriving at destination what his mind refuses to acknowledge at first his heart recognizes atnce that strange as it may be his salvation from eternal unhappiness has the semblances f a giant male pig named Petunia a pre 1789 Versailles dotty aunt with dead poodle like wigs vile plebeian swills messy libraries rumpled clothes and above all Miss Astrid Honeywell s mismatched eyes ne brown and ne blue the earth the sky and everything in betweenCheck your historical accuracy radar at the door get in the right mood and enjoy the ride Pedantic tantrums would be ut f place here and uite pointless This is ne f those cases where the author shows the rare ability to not taking the story too seriously without losing an iota f intelligent humour A uirky and smart narrative that doesn t know dull moments a smoothly ticking comical pace spontaneous sensuality and bubbly banters complete the picture Yes the language is ften anachronistic Yes most f the characters behaviours are implausible for the time period Yes the details DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting of the historical setting vergen the wallpaper ish end f the spectrum And yet and yet the author has nailed a important aspect I think which ascribes to the roots f the Regency genre itself if the form is modern in tone style and content that typical essential and magical bond between romanticism and farce is there and it makes for a totally enjoyable rompImpatiently waiting the next in the series Written May 27 20144 12 Stars A lovely hilarious fun historical tall taleA 15 hrs audiobook narrated by Sue Pitkin The promising book blurb Includes an OCD Duke a fiery heroine mistaken identities errant livestock pompadours drunken declarations a touch f smex and enough witty banter to sink a ship I m impressed Well done Simply great The Duke s Holiday is Maggie Fenton s first HR and there are a lot f happy reviews Should be amusing fun and a historical in the light genre And it was Woot But did be amusing fun and a historical in the light genre And it was Woot But did like him Yes she suspected she did just a little bitNot that Montford was a devil Far from it He was a bit Civil rights, tool of communist deception of a prude really He d actually blushed when she d come across him in the river He was no doubt the sort to drape fig leavesver statuary to preserve their modesty Althoug. Eal away all she has worked for because f some antiuated contract between their families So when the priggish Duke comes to call she does everything in her power including setting the family pig n him to drive him away She didn't expect him to be so well infuriatingly attractive Every time he scowls at her she has the most improper desire to kiss him and a whole lot Montford can't decide whether to strangle Astrid Cutthroat or seduce her Thene thing he knows for a fact is that he must resist his powerful attraction for her at all costs He has.
DOWNLOAD í PDF, eBook r Kindle ePUB » Maggie FentonH when he kissed her Cyril Halbert Algernon Monk the Duke f Montford A Powerful Stiff Man That powerful stiff man that things the way he wants them and he always gets what he wants The Duke now wants what s rightly belong to him the The Claiming of the Shrew old Yorkshire estate Astrid Honeywell a tough young 26 yearsld miss who has struggled for years to keep her family together by running the estate the crooked castle Gretna Green and the family brewery after her father s death Astrid can t accept an antiuated contract that says a tyrannical London Duke now again has the right to her family s home and brewery This will be short and simple Gosh I ll not even
"try to explain "to explain s happening here Just hang Summoned on not a boringr tedious minute Full speed and adventurous It sparkled between these two enemies to lovers at nce Would he kiss her again That was her concern Would he kiss her again in public Or Oh God She d just thought f something even worse What if he should kiss someone else And then she thought f something even worse than that Why did she care if he kissed someone else So much fun a chuckle storyI have nly praise for this wonderful story In my Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return opinion the best kindf historical romance So much fun so much comedic entanglements and Dead Inside outrageously wonderful characters Sweet romantic and a piecef heat and steam Looking forward to romances from this writer Next part in this The Regency Romp Trilogy will be an auto buy in October 2015 I just want to know about these men and the women they choose A very good narrator and audiobook edition as well Recommended for HR lovers I LIKE YES yes I do Added to my audio app in May 2015 from for just 6 incl a kindle ebook copy This was my recommended read for September s TBR Challenge entry It s a very long review so be warned But many f my friends here really loved this book and I didn t so I felt compelled to go into detail about why it didn t work for meAs I was writing the review I revised my grade so I m going with a D25 starsThe Duke s Holiday is a light hearted romp the cover even boasts that it s part f the author s Regency Romp series just in case I hadn t realised in which a very handsome very rich very proper very aloof and very lonely duke although he doesn t actuall 45 starsA stuffy uptight duke with than a touch The Taste of Spruce Gum of OCD meets his match in a liberated hard working bluestocking who speaks her mind Aloysius Honeywell is dead Your GraceWith this unexpected news Cyril Halbert Algernon Monk eleventh Dukef Montford despatches his man f affairs to Rylestone Hall to make certain Aloysius Honeywell has indeed passed away And to make enuiries f the A Honeywell who has been moonlighting as Aloysius Honeywell via their correspondence The Honeywells and the Montfords have had a long running dispute dating back nearly two centuries ever since a contract allowed the Honeywells to become the proprietary tenants She Stoops to Conquer ofne Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile of the Montford estates in Yorkshire With no direct male heir the present Honeywells no longer have any claim to the estateWhen several weeks pass and the Dukef Montford does not hear back from his man Orb of affairs he decides to take matters into hiswn hands Arriving in Yorkshire Montford is met with a number The Dandy and Lady Penelope of A Honeywells However it is Miss Astrid Honeywell the eldest daughter and managerf the estate and the family s Honeywell Ale Brewery who catches the duke s eyeThis is my second reading f The Duke s Holiday a brilliant combination f historical romance and sparkling comedy Previously self published the story is due to be reissued with MontlakeReaders looking for complete historical accuracy may be disappointed A duke running in a village footrace seems highly unlikely But this is Multi-Family Therapy onef those well written and very funny historicals that despite the anachronisms still manages to toe the line between implausible and funWell written and humorous historical romances in a similar vein that I have enjoyed include The Duke s Tattoo A Regency Romance National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition of Love and Revenge Though Not in That Order by Miranda Davis The Baron s Betrothal An On Again Off Again On Again Regency Romance by Miranda Davis A Tryst with Trouble by Alyssa Everett A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa DareThere are a hostf secondary characters that round ut this delightfully unexpected read The duke has two friends whose stories make up the The Regency Romp Trilogy which I m looking forward to reading For fans f historical romance who enjoy great romantic comedies Highly recommendedSteam 25 ARC courtesy f Montlake via NetGalley. A very proper very demure fiancée waiting for him back in London after all But when Astrid is kidnapped by a disgruntled suitor and whisked ff to Gretna Green Montford will do anything to get her back Will these two drive each A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged other to Bedlamr can they make it to the altar without killing each Think good thoughts about a pussycat other Includes an OCD Duke a fiery heroine mistaken identities errant livestock pompadours drunken declarations a touchf smex and enough witty banter to sink a ship NOTE This is a sexy historical romance Recommended for 18 due to adult conten.