A Duke Changes Everything (The Duke's Den, #1) by Christy Carlyle

A Duke Changes Everything (The Duke's Den, #1)

In the first novel in Christy Carlyle’s sizzling Duke’s Den series, three men, intent on making a fortune, discover irresistible opportunities . . .Nicholas Lyon gambled his way into a fortune and ownership of the most opulent, notorious gentlemen’s club in England. But when Nick’s cruel brother dies, he inherits a title he never wanted. The sooner Nick is rid of the estate that has always haunted him, the sooner he can return to the lif...

Details A Duke Changes Everything (The Duke's Den, #1)

TitleA Duke Changes Everything (The Duke's Den, #1)
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews A Duke Changes Everything (The Duke's Den, #1)

  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    Ah discovering new authors to love. One of my favorite things. It's a bit like sniffing the scent of new books.I was bullied into reading this book by my book bestie and I regret nothing! This story isn't the most original concept but it has a lot of unusual aspects to make the story compelling and captivating.Nick never wanted to be a duke because that would mean having to go back to the home he hated. So when he learns that his ducal brother pa...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: A Duke Changes EverythingSeries: Duke's DenAuthor: Christy CarlyleRelease date: November 27, 2018Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]“You clearly haven’t read many fairy tales, Your Grace. There’s plenty of tragedy, and sometimes the creature is actually an enchanted prince.”What a breath of fresh air! I needed this book so badly, I can't even tell you how much. Lately I've been in such a book funk that I couldn't ...
  • Holly
    Nice, but rather unexciting. I didn’t quite understand Mina’s appeal for Nick considering she was constantly advocating for him to care about a place he hated. She didn’t even question why he hated it, she was so singleminded about the estate.
  • Caz
    I've given this a C+ at AAR, so that's 3.5 starsA Duke Changes Everything is the first book in Christy Carlyle’s new series set in the early Victorian Era.  It features a reluctant duke who happens to own a successful London gaming club – seriously, nineteenth century London – the historical romance edition - not only has about a million more dukes than could feasibly exist, but it seems the entire city consists of gambling establishments ...
  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Duke Changes Everything is the first book of a new series by Carlyle and I have to say that this being my first Christy Carlyle...this book was a winner for me! I was very impressed with this book. Now I am not going to say this was the best book...
  • Stacee
    I do love finding new to me authors and the start of a series and this one sounded promising. I really liked Mina. She’s smart and stands up for herself and wears trousers. Nick is brash and maybe a bit cocky, but comes from a horrible childhood. I throughly enjoyed getting dual POV on this one. There are a few other characters, but mostly all secondary. I’m quite intrigued at Nick’s friends. Plot wise, there were parts that felt repetitive...
  • Lindsay
    3.5 stars
  • Edwina
    I am giving "A Duke Changes Everything" a very Generous 3 stars. Nicholas/Nick Lyon's was the 2nd son of a cruel father who physically and mentally abused him in horrible ways. Talbot Lyons Nicks father was the Duke of Tremayne now he is dead and so is Nicks older brother, the heir to the Tremayne Dukedom. Nick has suddenly become the new Duke of Tremayne. He never wanted to be Duke or to ever go back to his ducal estate Enderley . It holds so ma...
  • Holly
    This was my first time reading anything by Christy but now I know I’ll be picking up more of her books. Loved the characters and how they were with each other. A very nice romance to put some light in your life.
  • Candace
    Nicholas Lyon is the second son of the Duke of Tremayne and the co-owner of Lyon's Gentlemen's Club, a gambling establishment. He escaped a horrific, abusive childhood at the hands of his father. Called a bastard by his father and a monster because of his scar and two different colored eyes, Nick doesn't trust easily and doesn't let others get close to him. He loves numbers and keeps the books for the club. When his brother dies, Nick becomes the...
  • Francoise
    I loved, loved this one! I was hooked from the beginning, this was a book I read quite easily and enjoyed a lot. This book oozed with sweet unbridled romance that made me frantically flip through the pages! I was blown away by the intensity of the romance. The characterization is excellent, I liked both the hero and the heroine, they are a perfect match and they share a deep emotional connection.Nicholas Lyon, Duke of Tremayne, is a survivor. Eve...
  • Melanie
    A Duke Changes Everything features a wonderful romance between a man who inherits a title he doesn’t want and the woman who handles the estate he’s trying to get rid of.As a second son, Nicholas Lyon never imagined he would inherit his father’s title which was fine with him as the man was heartless. But when Nick’s brother dies, the title passes to Nick forcing him to take time away from his gentlemen’s club to settle the estate. His fi...
  • Barbara Rogers
    Series: Duke’s Den #1Publication Date: 11/27/18A lovely romantic first book in a new series. The Duke’s Den is an exclusive gaming hell owned by three men – Aidan Iverson (large, red-haired, grew up in London’s worst slum), Rhys Forester, Marquess of Huntley, and Nicholas Lyon (large, scarred, abused son of a mad duke). If this book is an example of those to come in the series, I can’t wait to read the others! It is well written, well p...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Poor Nick. He really hated his dad and the place he grew up. It was pretty obvious then when his dad was dead, and his brother was a wastrel that tadaa, Nick becomes Duke and hates it.And I did like Nick. He did everything he could to make it on his own, with no help, not that he would have gotten it from a dad who hated him. I totally understood why he hated the place where he grew up, it is told early on.Then there is Mina, whose father died an...
  • Anne
    He was the moon and she was the waves.After years of neglect and abuse, Nicholas Lyon vowed to never return to Enderley. But when his brother dies and he’s named the new duke of Tremayne, he’s forced to return to his childhood home. Nick still sees nightmares around every corner of the estate, and he’s determined to clean the place out and return to his gambling hall in London as soon as possible. But that’s before he meets Mina Thorne, t...
  • Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
    Mina had a unique job as estate steward. Her job and organizational abilities aside though, what I loved about her was her impulsive, feisty attitude. She had an impish sense of humor that was such a contrast to her job position, and it was very amusing seeing her tame the Duke. Nick was grumpy and broody-a good hero type for me to fall for, lol! I couldn't blame the guy for his deep seated dislike for his childhood home so his gradual change of ...
  • Douglas Meeks
    I love this story, it was slow burn and a few mental problems and some history to overcome but still a great story. I loved that they did not fall into bed shortly after they met as many less talented authors tend to do to please those readers who can't seem to get enough sex no matter that that kind of thing was few and far between in this era. I am not a stickler for historical accuracy but I tend to dislike it when it is thrown out altogether,...
  • Isha Coleman
    Life and love requires some tough decisions to be made. How do you choose between the things you want and the people you need? Nick and Mina find themselves caught in the the middle of their heart's desires and their life's ambition in A Duke Changes Everything. In a world full of people blessed with pretty things, sometimes it takes surviving the ugliest of circumstances to help make the right choice. Carlyle takes readers through the good, the ...
  • Amanda
    Between Nick uttering this intriguing line at the start, “There are advantages to being a monster.” and a trousers-clad Mina climbing a tree in order to rescue a cat, I had high hopes for the obviously Beauty and the Beast inspired A Duke Changes Everything. Sadly, all that potential quickly faded away and what I was left with instead was a slow paced bore of a plot that went nowhere and an equally muddled romance that came up short of what i...
  • Susan (susayq ~)
    I really enjoyed this, my first read from Christy Carlyle. The hero, Nick, was just broody enough without being a jerk to Mina. Watching them fall in love was great. It was sweet and not angsty. I'm curious to see who wins the heart of Nick's friend, Huntley.
  • Samantha Jean
    This was fine, standard disowned son regains the title due to the untimely death of older brother... The newly minted *duke meets a strong willed woman who puts him in his place. Yada yada yada.... And we all live happily ever after. The end.
  • Adria's Musings
    Originally posted on Adria's Musings and Reviews * A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.The Story in 4 Sentences or Less: Scarred and brooding Nicholas Lyon has built his enormous wealth all on his own merit, but when his cruel older brother dies he finds himself inheriting a title he doesn’t wa...
  • Tracy Emro
    4.5 StarsNicholas Lyon has been called a monster many times but his mismatched eyes and wicked scar on his cheek are not the reason, he is ruthless and some say heartless man who has made a fortune along with his two partners at their gaming hell.Nick didn't start out live on the streets of London but that is where he ended up after his father - The Duke of Treymayne - made his life miserable and finally did the unthinkable, forcing his mother to...
  • Thewalkingdreamer
    Christy Carlyle is surprinsingly on the road to become one of my favorite HR author !This book has a somehow classic premice but with an original execution ?It is a character-driven story, our heros are somehow classic while being original ?I know this does not make much sense...It is like everything you have ever read, while being like nothing you have ever read...Still not making any sense right...Even if sometimes the storyline was not really...
  • Julie Eichelberger-Ford
    A Duke Changes Everything is the first in the new series The Duke's Den. This is a story of overcoming the harsh memories of the past and finding joy in the present. As a child, Nicholas Lyon has suffered horrific injuries at the hand of his abusive father but time, distance and a thirst for revenge have made Nick the man he is today. He is a successful, self-made owner of a gentlemen's club and now finds himself with a title he never wanted. Det...
  • Shawna
    4 stars - Historical Romance
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityThere are multiple ways to interpret the title of this lovely historical romance, and all of them are equally applicable to the story.It could be that BECOMING a duke changes everything, because it certainly does for Nick Lyon.It could be that the ARRIVAL of a duke changes everything, because it definitely does that for both Thomasina (Mina) Thorne and the ducal estate at Enderley.It could also be that the n...
  • Gaele
    A fan of Carlyle’s writing and her ability to present characters and situations that are layered and often nuanced, I was excited to read this new series. Set in the Victorian era, fear not readers – this isn’t a story laden with balls and the rigidity of the London season, nor is it filled with secondary characters full of tittle-tattle and drama that seeks to come between our couple. No, these two characters are strong-willed, likeable an...