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A Compromising PositionMiss Emily Haliburton could not hope to match her cousin Lady Lucinda Hargrave in either beauty or social standing. Certainly she could never compete with the lovely Lucinda for the hand of the devastatingly handsome, dauntingly demanding Lord Jared Tremayne Duke of Montford, who was on the hunt for a wife, after a reign as London's leading libertineA Compromising PositionMiss Emily Haliburton could not hope to match her cousin Lady Lucinda Hargrave in either beauty or social standing. Certainly she could never compete with the lovely Lucinda for the hand of the devastatingly handsome, dauntingly demanding Lord Jared Tremayne Duke of Montford, who was on the hunt for a wife, after a reign as London's leading libertine.No, the duke decidedly would never see Emily as a mate in marriage when Lucinda fit that role so well. But if the duke could not see Emily as a wife when she arrived with Lucinda on a matchmaking visit to the ducal estate, she caught his roving eye as a woman--which left Emily torn between her position as Lucinda's companion and confidante and the passion that the most irresistible rake in the realm knew so well how to stir and satisfy.......

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ISBN : 9780451186751
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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The Duke's Dilemma Reviews

  • Rane
    2019-05-19 16:20

    Nadine Miller pens down a fun little trad with a high in the instep duke and how he gets his comeuppance from a plain firebrand. The story isn't hardly new, but it was very fun, with our hero Jared, Duke of Montford who happen to turn 30 sees it as his duty and a promise to get marry have his heir and go on his merry way. Jared is a snob. He knows he's a pretty big fish to land and has his aunts throw a party in order for him to pick a fluffy bride and be done with it. Until he comes face to face with our heroine Miss Emily Haliburton, who speaks her mind even when she doesn't know who the duke truly is, it's a refreshing change from everyone bowing at his feet. It takes awhile for Jared to finally see the light, and it's all that much sweeter when he does.Emily is the type of character I adore, she's smart, and speaks her mind, while being out of the norm. Even with some events that the duke tricks her into, Emily always keeps a good head on her shoulder and shows the duke he can't push her around.These two play off each other very well, and making them a cute couple with some hurdles to cross toward their HEA. This was just a fun trad, I'll be on the look out for more of Miller's backlist.

  • Claudia
    2019-06-12 12:10

    Don't get me wrong, this was a nice read but nevertheless there were some things I just did not understand: how did they come to love each other when they did not really spend that much time with each other?There was a lot of potential in the characters, especially Jared and the aunts, but the book did not go through with it, which was a real shame. The same happened to the sparks: they were promising but not carried outI liked the idea of the story although it reminded me a lot of another book which is a favorite of mine ... Which may have been the deciding factor why I liked it ;)So all in all this story is a nice read without much heat in it

  • Ilze
    2019-05-19 12:15

    Nadine Miller's "The Duke's Dilemma"  This book has received rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads from people whose views I respect and normally completely agree with, but not in this case. I read the book to the end, mainly because I wanted to see if I could get as interested and involved in it at any point as other reviewers apparently did. But no, it never involved me in any way and left me feeling completely cold (glad, in fact, that it was over) in the end. Most of the characters are one-dimensional and there is no character development at all. In fact, except for the heroine Emily and Edgar Rankin, the duke's business manager, conscience and friend, none of the main characters, including the hero, a rich and arrogant duke, the hero's two aunts, who set the whole plot up, and Emily's relatives, is in any way attractive as a person. And even Emily behaves rather strangely in a few spots in the story. The plot is mostly a trainwreck, IMHO. The duke's elderly aunts organize a 2-week house party for the duke to choose a bride, inviting 5 eligible young ladies, along with their families, to attend the party. Emily, the heroine, is the plain poor-relation companion to her cousin, one of the "eligible" girls, who must snag a very wealthy husband ASAP because her father has wasted away his entire inheritance. Meanwhile, Emily falls madly in love with a guy she meets out on a walk in the woods, who very closely resembles her host, the high-handed and arrogant duke, except that he is casually dressed and acts like a normal human being. Emily never once realizes that the guy is, in fact, the duke, neither from his face nor his voice. (The duke, meanwhile, is pretending to Emily that he is actually his bastard half-brother, and leading her on about his attraction to her, meeting her every day in the woods in his "bastard half-brother" persona)  Sorry, Emily's gullibility is impossible to believe and the "hero's" behaviour in this is somewhat disgusting.   After this unappealing setup, the plot moves quickly downhill, throwing in all sorts of Regency romance plot cliches (as if there weren't enough to begin with), like a tree limb falling on the duke's head while he's meeting Emily and putting him in a coma, Emily being "ruined" by being found alone with the unconscious duke in a cabin in the woods and thrown out of her cousin's house, the aunts deciding that Emily is, in fact, the best bride for the duke and scheming to bring this about, the duke's mistress putting in an extremely unappealing appearance and putting Emily into a snit, etc etc. I can't recommend this book. 

  • Larissa Lyons
    2019-06-15 14:58

    Very likable leads, with a very different type of heroine, and I loved the way the Duke was given such a distinct personality — you cared for him even when he came across as a jerk. I got true butterflies during one scene. Excellently written!

  • Cristina
    2019-06-01 14:28

    The Duke of Montford must have a wife but has no desire to find and court an eligible woman. He enlists the aid of his elderly aunts, and they arrange a house party with guests made up of the most eligible girls of the season. All the Duke must do is attend the party and pick a bride. His plans go awry when he meets and falls for a poor relation of one of the guests. Can he admit his love for a commoner and lower his high standards enough to marry her?This is a fun little Regency and I especially enjoyed the chapters at the house party. Emily, the heroine, is my favorite sort of character with her intelligence and common sense. The Duke is a little harder to like with his arrogant and callous attitude, but his change of heart in the end is sweet.

  • HR-MovieLover
    2019-06-09 15:06

    Story took place in 1812. Gave this 3.5 stars and rounded up. Brooding & demanding Jared (a Duke) had his 2 aunts arrange a house party for 5 young ladies, 1 possibly to be selected as his future wife. He shared with Edgar, his cousin/ man of affairs/ friend that the 5 were- too young and vapid. Heroine Emily served as companionto her cousin (1 of the 5) and out-shown the 5 in the running, with her wit, cleverness & compassion. This romance reminded me of the old song "You Don'tMiss Your Water Till Your Well's Run Dry." Jared missed and appreciated the h when she planned to leave & aftershe left. When they first met, Emily made an assumptionabout him which he declined to correct. So in essence he wasted precious time with miscommunication with Emily.

  • Laura Thomas
    2019-05-28 14:58

    Character driven storyThe main and secondary characters very well written,loved the aunts and the cousins. Emily was wonderful,Jared introspection made him lovable.

  • Kebby Shropshire
    2019-06-03 17:28

    Decent storyThis book was fairly good but the typos were absolutely glaring and distracting. Someone should have at least read this through once before submitting it.

  • Chautona Havig
    2019-05-20 17:28

    Reviewed wrong book. Sorry.

  • Kaydean Robinson
    2019-06-03 13:02

    Loved it!One of the best books I have read in a long time. Unlike most historical romance novels, this did not have the ridiculous murder plot that seem to be so popular in others. It was refreshing to see the author focus on the developing relationship and obstacles true to the era with well placed humor.

  • Joanna
    2019-06-12 13:21

    UninterestingCouldn't garner enough interest in the characters or storyline to make it more than 1/3 of the way through the book. Lady Lucinda was a caricature, Miss Emily was your standard ugly duckling blue stocking, and the duke was your typical, arrogant, rakish, aristocrat. Yawn.

  • Amy
    2019-06-10 13:07

    Based on the description is sounds like it's a spicy romance, but it's not. It does have some passionate kisses, but nothing more, which is the way I like my romance novels to be. It was a fun read with a firecracker of a heroine!

  • Marya
    2019-06-17 14:17

    Enjoyable story, but desperately needs editing.