(Pdf Read) [Bringing Down the Duke]

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  • Bringing Down the Duke
  • Evie Dunmore
  • English
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9781984805683

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Read Bringing Down the Duke Bringing Down the Duke Read æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook review Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Evie Dunmore England 1879 Annabelle Archer the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford In return for her scholarship she must support the rising women's suffrage movement Her charge recruit men of influence to champion their cause Her target Sebastian Devereux the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the ueen'. 35 stars There are many good ualities with this book but at the same time I wasn t as invested or giddy as I usually am for other romance books I ve read Some things I enjoyed the focus on women pioneers the discussion about women s roles and position in society and their own homes the friendship between the suffragists the banter between the protagonist and the love interest and the yearning from the love interest as well While their initial attraction to each other felt forced at first I enjoyed their intelligent conversations they felt genuine and showed the characters making real connections over important topics I wish they had connected this way first and the physical attraction came in slowly later as that would have been natural Unlike other romances I ve read the conflict in the last 13 of the book was actually warranted I believed the stakes and the conseuences here and appreciate the complicated sacrifices that weighed their actions However I was a little turned off by how often the love interest would get angry and arrogant towards the protagonist if he didn t get his way this was his reaction to everything even in the last 13 and it felt selfish The protagonist also became very emotionally dependent on him and I wish she had stood her ground firmly in her decisions and what she believed in especially since this book is supposed to be about suffragists I think if she were adamant in her values and individuality and if he were served a bigger slice of humble pie and sacrificed to meet her in the middle the story would have been impactful and he would have had satisfying character development beyond a grand gesture at the end Regardless I am open to reading the seuel when it comes out

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Read Bringing Down the Duke Bringing Down the Duke Read æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook review Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Evie Dunmore Dn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ringor could heLocked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a dukeA stunning debut for author Evie Dun and her Oxford Rebels in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a duke in a fiery love story that threatens to upend the British social order. This historical romance is set in 1879 during the early days of the suffrage movement Annabelle a commoner is a woman before her time and when the National Suffrage Women s movement offers her a scholarship at Oxford s first women s college she jumps at the chanceIn return for the scholarship she is reuired to actively participate in the movement s activities This is where she runs into the very proper Duke I loved the historical time period and Annabelle is a worthy heroine of the genre She is outspoken intelligent and a woman who knows what she wants The witty banter and budding romance between her and the Duke made this pure fun The cover leads you to think it s a fluffy rom com but be aware that it s spicy and open doorI was given a digital copy for review from EW but chose to listen to it on audio which I highly recommend This isn t my typical genre but I thoroughly enjoyed it 35 stars

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Read Bringing Down the Duke Bringing Down the Duke Read æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook review Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Evie Dunmore S command Her challenge not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands forSebastian is appalled to find a suffragist suad has infiltrated his ducal home but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green eyed beauty Annabelle He is looking for a wife of eual standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess But he woul. And another debut author smashes it out of the park in 2019 It is becoming clear to be me why a fair girl like you has been left on the shelf You are not only bookish but a radical political activist All highly impractical in a wifeBRINGING DOWN THE DUKE was just pure fun Deliciously swoony Just the right amount of angst There came a time in a duke s life when he rarely encountered an honest opinion where he could be on his way to hell in a handcart and everyone would politely step aside and wish him godspeedYou might find yourself looking at this plot summary and thinking sure sure read that HR a thousand times Bluestocking attracts a Duke Nothing new And yeah okay maybe But that doesn t mean this isn t worth your time Have you by any chance missed that class at finishing school where they teach you to feign delightful ignorance in the presence of a manI m afraid soThese characters all but leap off the page The attraction the chemistry the sizzle is damn Their backstory has elements of drama but are never overblown or overwrought and come out in the open naturally without being held onto until the last minute Every up and down back and forth push and pull was so organic And also strangely refreshing Additionally the side characters the bluestocking suffragettes were just fabulous All of them Hattie might have been my favourite Did you really give a man a nosebleedYes WhyI suppose because the village lads I ran with as a girl didn t teach me how to slap like a ladyThe specifics of the setting that this takes place during the opening of the first women s college and focuses mostly on women s rights feminism and the injustice of the sexes I mean there s never a wrong time to tackle those issues but right now it feels so so timely And how sad is that this book is set in 1879 and here we are still fighting She had never really known her place Where others were appropriately intimidated she seemed oddly intrigued by the challengeThis debut is so strong and so clever The cover might make it seem that this is all lighthearted joy and hijinks but don t be fooled This is a love story between people who have their eyes wide open Who are sensible and logical and intelligent Who know the implausibilities of a union between them and fight it because they know better Which makes that tension even delicious And yes sure there is still fun to be had Would you have me change my place in history to prove how much I want youBRINGING DOWN THE DUKE is compulsively readable and a delight to devour I finished this in a shockingly small handful of hours which considering my slumpy month is a miracle And I m ecstatic to see that not only are we guaranteed from this debut author but we re getting from this series and set of characters I m going to be clamouring for A League of Extraordinary Women books and likely seriously regretting my decision to read this early because now the wait will feel even longer than just a year45 stars I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities