How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days (An American Heiress in London, #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke

How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days (An American Heiress in London, #2)

From USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke comes the story of a bargain, a marriage of convenience...and the chance for love to last a lifetime.They had a deal...From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she's delighted with...

Details How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days (An American Heiress in London, #2)

TitleHow to Lose a Duke in Ten Days (An American Heiress in London, #2)
Release DateApr 29th, 2014
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days (An American Heiress in London, #2)

  • Beatriz
    Creo que todos coincidimos en que cada vez que comenzamos un libro del género romántico (sobre todo histórico), tenemos un 100% de certeza respecto de cómo acabará. La gracia de estas lecturas está en el desarrollo, el argumento, los conflictos, los personajes y las situaciones que nos llevarán hacia aquel anhelado desenlace.Inevitablemente las fórmulas se van acabando, por lo que una y otra vez nos vamos encontrando con los mismos clich...
  • Pepa
    Me ha gustado.Este sí que tiene el sello de la autora, aunque sorprende con un transfondo que me ha gustado mucho, sobre todo, porque me ha parecido una actitud muy coherente. Y no, no voy a decir de qué estoy hablando porque sería hacer un gran spoiler.Solo diré que al leer la primera entrega de la serie me había hecho una idea muy equivocada de esta protagonista.Quizás es una historia que no tiene gran cosa, realmente es una novela que tr...
  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    4.5 lovely, sexy, joy filled stars!Description...From USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke comes the story of a bargain, a marriage of convenience . . . and the chance for love to last a lifetimeThey had a deal . . .From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to ...
  • Ally
    Reread (in this case, I'm listening) for the Historical Romance Book Club. Let's see if I like it better the second time around.
  • Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
    4.5 stars – Oh, Such Sweet Serendipity!Ruined American heiress Edie Jewell flees to England hoping to find a suitable aristocratic husband. She knows exactly what she wants or - to be more precise - what she doesn’t want in a marriage. Edie’s almost out of time. She’s desperate. Returning to New York would be unbearable. Her matchmaker has been unsuccessful. What Edie wants in a husband seems impossible to find. Then, across a crowded bal...
  • Nani
    ¡POR FAVOR!Pero ¿cómo hace esta autora, para crear hombres de la talla de Stuart?Hay reseñas mejores que las mías sobre este libro, por lo que solo diré que este libro es para mí la perseverancia, el respeto, y las palabras que dice StuartQue manera de conquistar y enamorar a una mujer con las palabras. Siempre las acertadas. Siempre palabras de aliento. Palabras que te llegan, te hacen suspirar, llorar, reir, amar a este hombre.Edie, por ...
  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    review posted on Got Fiction? book blog3.5So this review has taken me months to write. This is not a good sign.First off, the title hints at witty Rom Com fun. There is none. Secondly, this book should include a trigger warning for rape. It doesn’t, but my review does.TW for rapeI almost DNF’d it because I couldn’t stand the heroine Edie. I feel like even though we know what she went through almost immediately (not in detail, but enough to ...
  • Nuria Llop
    Me ha encantado, mucho más que la primera entrega de esta serie. Diez días para conseguir que ella desee besarle (no es spoiler, lo pone en la sinopsis). Para mí, se han reducido a cuatro en la lectura porque no podía soltar el libro. Si no le doy 5 estrellas es porque he leído alguna novela mejor de esta misma autora y porque creo que al protagonista masculino le falta un poco de la viveza que suelen tener los galanes de Guhrke. El romantic...
  • Sharyn
    I can't believe I read book 2 before 3, but I am trying to read all of Guhrke' s books, and the library didn't have book 1. This was almost a sad book because Edie, an American heiress who had a bad experience (do not want to give any spoilers) decided to come to England and find an impoverished aristocrat to marry. She saw the Duke of Margrave at a ball, and immediately proposed. She made a deal, knowing he wanted to explore Africa. She would re...
  • Lady Wesley
    I chose this book as one of the Best of 2014 at Romantic Historical Reviews.* * * * *Laura Lee Guhrke, one of my favorite historical romance authors, cleverly reworks the marriage of convenience trope in this funny, touching romance. Yes, the Earl of Margrave must marry quickly to stave off bankruptcy, but his American heiress, Edie Jewell, has her own reasons for rushing into marriage. Her father is forcing her to return to New York, where she i...
  • Nefise
    At last I could finish it. And I confess that I skipped some part of it for the sake of not make it DNF. I should admit that author's writing style is very well and story development was handled very good. Problem is that I couldn't like heroine much. I could completely understand her reluctant to make a real marriage or her fear, insecurities. Yet, there was a man who almost died violently and there was not another solution for him other than to...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars.First things first. Other than in the title, this book bears no relation whatsoever to the movie How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, so please don’t let the title deter you from reading this well-told, poignant and romantic story! This is the second book in Ms Guhrke’s American Heiress in London series, and features one of the secondary characters from book one, Edie, Duchess of Margrave, a lady who...
  • Lover of Romance
    Stuart made a arrangement with Edie, to leave England once they married and her fortune paid his family's debts and that he would never return. So its been five years, and Stuart has been in Africa, but when a lioness attacks him and he almost dies, there is one face that kept him alive, his wife Edie. So he has a new purpose in life, to return to England and win her heart. Edie left America to escape a scandal that was forced on her, and when sh...
  • Yolanda
  • Wendy
    4.5 rounded up to 5 stars. This was a first for me by this author and I really loved it. What a great find and only because friend, Carol Cork, recommended it; I would normally by-pass a book with such a silly title! But this is a lovely story, with memorable characters, beautifully written and covering serious issues still relevant today. I listened to the audio version narrated by Susan Ericksen and didn't think I'd enjoy it as I'm a bit stuck ...
  • Lady Wesley
    AUDIO REVIEWAs a fan of Laura Lee Guhrke, I judged this book as her best since the marvelous And Then He Kissed Her. The audio version, narrated by Susan Ericksen, was fine, but I didn't feel that the narrator really added anything to the reading experience. Her voices for the hero and heroine were too similar for my ears. It still burns me that LLG's most recent books are all coming out simultaneously in print/digital/audio , but there is still ...
  • Ursula
    Solid 3.5, rounded up to 4 for the nice romance aspect.This turned out to be lovely story. What I liked:-No OW drama-hero was actually a very sensitive, decent man (despite the African hunter rubbish that I hate)-heroine was a kind, courageous, intelligent woman who managed estates competently-The sweet and sexy way the hero went about seducing his wife, helping her to get past the nasty event that happened in AmericaWhat I didn't like so much:-t...
  • Susana
    4.5 stars Arc provided by Avon through Edelweiss TW: mentions of rapeHaving read the first book in this series, I was eagerly anticipating Edie and Stuart, the Duke and Duchess of Malgrave's story.The duchess who had won her freedom by making a pact with her future husband, had definitely caught my interest. The deal: She would save him and his family from bankruptcy with her dowry, she would become a Duchess, and after that, both of them would ...
  • Susanna Herrero
    Qué libro más bonito, si señor. Jamás me imaginé lo que había detrás de toda la historia. Stuart me ha encantado y Edie, qué decir de Edie! Creo que comienzo a conocer a esta autora y le gustan los finales precipitados!! Jajaja Pero, bueno, ojalá todos los males fueran solo eso. De momento, esta serie, para los amantes de histórica, muy recomendable.
  • Jess the Romanceaholic
    That was so, SO good. A hero-in-pursuit, a skittish heroine, and slow seduction -- my favorites!A very solid 4.5/5 Stars
  • Lauren
    How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days3.5 StarsAfter a brush with death in Africa, Stuart Kendrick, Duke of Margrave, regrets the marriage of convenience he entered into with Edie Jewell and returns home to reclaim him wife. Unfortunately, Edie has enjoyed her five years of freedom from wedded bliss and has no intention of succumbing to her husband's skillful seduction … or so she thinks… While Edie's fears and reservations regarding marriage are und...
  • Debby
    Realized this was a re-read after the 3rd chapter and brought back memories for me. What worked for me was his persistence in winning his wife back as helping her overcome her bad experience in the States.Was a lovely story and I enjoyed it the first time via audi. Like Ms Guhrke novels and look forward to finishing the series.4-stars
  • kris
    Five years ago, Edie Jewell married Stuart (I seriously don't think he has a last time), the Duke of Margrave and they made a deal: in exchange for buckets of money, Stuart would vacate to Africa and never return. Except then he gets half eaten by a lion and decides he'd rather have a real marriage. Except will he be able to melt his cold-as-ice duchess before she leaves him in TEN DAYS??? (See, I tied in the title.)1. I won't fault Guhrke for th...
  • Gaele
    Prosperity for the fortunate few in America brought a new desire: the quest for the creation of, if not literally, a titled class for the privileged. From the Vanderbuilts and Astors down to the lesser-known daughters of industrialists, marrying well became code for setting your sights on a man with a title and grand house in England. These Gilded Age heiresses were commodities in the British marriage mills: their dowries and financial contributi...
  • Tin
    This is a 4.5-star read for me.* * *This is the second book that I've read recently where it is the heroine who is calling the shots; the one who is in control of the relationship. Edie Jewell married Stuart because he was a penniless lord who wanted to spend his life exploring Africa -- not the most ideal candidate for marriage, but, for Edie, Stuart suited her purposes perfectly. Edie needed a marriage, but not a husband -- and she strikes a ba...
  • Melody May (What I'm Reading)
    A few days ago I finished How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke. If you loved the movie How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days this story isn't like the movie. Basically, Edie needs to find someone to marry that is willing to comply to her wishes. She finds Duke of Margrave (Stuart) and he's willing to do whatever Edie wishes as long as she fills his coffers. We jump ahead five years, and Stuart returns wanting to make a real marriage with hi...
  • Kusanagi
    Tome 2 des héritières américaines.Stuart et Edie sont mariés depuis 5 ans, et ne se sont jamais plus croisés depuis ce jour, comme le stipule leur accord. Lui a pu ainsi bénéficié de lm'argent de la demoiselle pour relancer sa propriété et passer sa vie en Afrique. Elle a pu rétablir sa réputation , ruinée en Amérique, et gérer sa vie comme elle l'entend, à la tête des propriétés de son mari. Edie, la duchesse de Margrave est a...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B for narration and B+ for content at AudioGals.How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, the second book in Laura Lee Guhrke’s An American Heiress in London series, tells the story of a young woman who needs to marry quickly, but who doesn’t want a man in her life. Ever.Edie Jewell is just nineteen, and is one of a number of immensely rich American heiresses searching the British aristocracy for a suitable husband. Unfortunately, s...
  • Ana Maria
    Me gustó mucho. Ella, Edi, es una heredera con la reputación perdida en New York, que se casa con un Duque aventurero y arruinado (Stuart). Lo salva económicamente con la condición de que se vaya a explorar África y no vuelva nunca más. Pero las cosas cambian luego de 5 años, él sufre un ataque grave y decide volver a su hogar y reemprender la vida matrimonial. Ahí surge un doloroso secreto del pasado de Edi que pondrá en peligro el des...
  • Cathryn
    Laura Lee Guhrke what happened!!!!I usually really enjoy her books but this one left me flat. I was ready for it to be over and almost DNFd it but I have a think about finishing books. The younger sister I think was supposed to be mischievous but just came off as annoying as hell. I was supposed to believe that there was this great affection between the sisters but I didn't see it. The sister seemed like a tool to advance certain areas of the plo...