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Bringing Down the Duke
Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford Rebels in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a powerful duke in a love story that threatens to upend the British social order. 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 Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for. Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad 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 equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring...or could he? Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke....
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Some people work on the plane in their cramped little spaces. Nope, not me. That‘s prime reading time!

Enjoying this #botm debut so much! Historical #romantsy! Yes, please!

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JenlovesJT47
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Mehso-so

I had really high hopes for this so maybe that‘s why I was slightly underwhelmed. Both of the main characters seemed a bit one-dimensional, and at least 100 pages could have been taken out without missing much. I still enjoyed it, just not as much as I thought I would. 3⭐️ #botm

marleed I think I would have really enjoyed it had the Lady Chatterley TMI love scenes been a bit less graphic. It just didn‘t seem necessary to the overall plot. 2d
JenlovesJT47 @marleed yeah it got a bit old after awhile! 2d
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marleed
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This was quite the romp in Victorian hay. I was intrigued by the setting of the suffragette movement and writing of inheritance, title, gender inequality, reputations, and social mores of the day. I was engaged to see Annabelle and Sebastian to the end of their story.

It‘s a qualified pick because of the over-descriptionW of romantic thought and action. I compare it to a comedy routine made unfunny by the overuse of F bombs.

Crinoline_Laphroaig It's on my nightstand right now. Looking forward to reading. 2d
marleed @Crinoline_Laphroaig A few TMI sex scenes notwithstanding, it‘s a fun ride through the Victorian era! 2d
HOTPock3tt I just started this one! Love it! ♥️☺️ 2d
marleed @HOTPock3tt I hope you like it! 2d
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Romancegirl
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I loved this book, I couldn't put it down! It was so much fun to read about a romance set during the times of Women's Suffrage. The romance was so so good, the drama was really good and I loved the characters. The on again off again part of the romance was a little tedious, but that's my only real complaint about this beautiful story. 😊

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I tried Motion of Puppets and just didn't enjoy it (review coming later today) so picking up Bringing Down the Duke for a reread

bexreadsbooks I really want to read this one! 3d
Laughterhp Gives me high hopes for this book, if you‘re already rereading it! 3d
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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Book mail is the best mail! Not only did my #botm choice come this week, but I also got a prize from the last #24in48 readathon. Thank you so much to everyone who does @24in48 I love my new tote bag!

ReadingRachael That tote bag is perfect!!! 4d
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Erin01
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just starting this one & am already finding it so delightful 📖

erinreads Such a fun read! 6d
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brittanythebookdragon
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I love and adore all things Victorian and this quick little historical romance was just what I needed to keep me going on my reading spree. It wasn‘t just all about the couple but rather who they are as individuals and then how being with one another just makes them into better people. I had my moments of not liking characters but it all worked in the end to give me my happily ever after I require from all romance reads.

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Bookish_B
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Book of the Month picks have arrived! I will be starting with Bringing Down the Duke. It looks super cute. Did you get yours? What are you starting with?

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BookishGamer87
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Oh my god, I have never been more aggravated with a characters completely stubborn nature as I was with Annabelle! But I can absolutely see the reasons for it, and it was so good! I need the next book right now!

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sebrittain
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5/5

It's been a while since I've read a historical romance, and this was such a good one. The main character is a suffragette determined to sway a Duke to their cause. It's a very fun book and I really enjoyed reading it. I can't wait to read more from this author.

#romantsy

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laurenslibrary
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My September #botm box arrived yesterday! 🤓

marleed You have a great collection of books on your shelf! 2w
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erinreads
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Well this might have been the fastest I‘ve read a #BOTM book in the month that I got it!

If you‘re looking for a fun, romantic, and sexy historical novel, this quick read will do it. I enjoyed Annabelle and the duke a lot and while their love story is VERY predictable, it‘s still a really fun read. Great debut novel and I‘ll definitely be excited to read more in this series!

PerksOfBeingABookworm Nice! After deliberating for a couple days, I ended up choosing this book too. I‘m excited to read it. 2w
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TheSpineView
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My #BOTM selection came today! Love book mail!💜📚

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Laughterhp
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Book mail is the best mail! The mail person was too lazy to walk to my door yesterday to deliver, so I got them in today! I went on a mini rant to my hubby this morning. 😂😂

I‘m so excited to read these books! I might add them to my TBR for the month!

#bookmail #BOTM #newbooks

Catsandbooks I got the Duke this month too and I think Im gonna add Doors next month if I hear good things. Let me know how you like it! 2w
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Catsandbooks
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My September Book of the Month selections
#botm

MellieAntoinette I almost got The Duke as well!! Next month! 3w
Catsandbooks @MellieAntoinette what was your pick? 3w
Catsandbooks @MellieAntoinette I didn't see that on there. Is that part of the new YA box? Or did you maybe mean 2w
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laurenslibrary
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Decided to treat myself after a rough week. 💁🏼‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you have a good weekend 💗 3w
Emily92Bibliophile With the Fire on High is a WONDERFUL BOOK 💙hope you have a good weekend! 3w
Ruthiella Treat your shelf! Enjoy!😀 (edited) 3w
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Find yo self a rich feminist with daddy issues 👉

But for real, I read this in one sitting and stayed up until 2:30 am to finish it. And now I'm in this place of hell where I have to wait a year for the next book.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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So I'm like addicted to romances now or something. I couldn't stop checking the tracking status to see if it got delivered and it did! It comes out Tuesday but I CANNOT wait

Catsandbooks I chose this as my botm! 3w
LeeRHarry Aww Sherlock! 💕 3w
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silentrequiem
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My #BOTM picks! So happy they've been incorporating lighter titles into the selections since my brain is having trouble with more serious reads this year.

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Karen3
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Annabelle is a penniless country girl who has The good fortune to be granted a position as one of the few women at Oxford. This book is an enjoyable jaunt through Annabelle‘s journey dealing with Oxford, the suffragist movement, and most importantly the Duke. I truly enjoyed reading Annabelle‘s story and how she dealt with each and every obstacle, even if she was very stubborn along the way. 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ thanks NetGalley for the early review copy.

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sprainedbrain
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Of course I‘m getting this one.

The BOTM quick take says: ‘A little feminist, a little romantic, but mostly just fun—and downright dirty on top of that. Yes, please.‘

They had me at ‘downright dirty.‘

😂

Soscha Love the cover! 3w
Karen3 Just finished it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 3w
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Victoriahoperose I got this one too! 3w
UwannaPublishme 😂👍🏻 3w
HOTPock3tt “Downright dirty” Sounds like a plan! 🤗🤣 #stacked (edited) 3w
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Beachesnbooks
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Picked my Book of the Month for September! I haven't yet had any luck with historical romance, but I want to give the genre another shot, and this one sounds like a fun read. #botm

allthingskayla This was my pick too. 3w
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erinreads
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Used the #BOTM app for my September pick. Anyone else doing the beta testing? If so, did the push notifications work for you? They said a notification would go when the selections were up, but I never got any. Guess that‘s why this is just the beta version?

Laughterhp I didn‘t know there was a BOTM app... 3w
erinreads @Laughterhp I got an email a couple of weeks ago looking for beta testers and they finally got it set up a couple of days ago. It basically mirrors the site exactly, just missing some stuff (reviews, discussions). 3w
sprainedbrain I got the survey about the app, but not the email to test. I‘m glad they are doing this! 3w
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Laughterhp
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Chose my #BOTM picks for September! The tagged book sounds really good and I‘m really excited for it.

I‘m a little nervous about the other book. It sounds really good, but I really haven‘t been into YA lately. So I‘m hoping it isn‘t too YA! (If that makes sense)

Melissa_J Is that fantasy novel being billed as YA? It is being sold as regular fantasy here, not YA. 3w
Laughterhp @Melissa_J Yes.. it was in the YA section for BOTM.. if it‘s not actually YA that‘s great and I‘ll probably enjoy it more. 3w
Beachesnbooks Ten Thousand Doors isn't actually YA! I'm reading the ARC right now. It's adult, but with a younger protagonist. 3w
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Beachesnbooks So hopefully you will like it more lol 3w
Laughterhp @Beachesnbooks Ahh that‘s such great news! Thanks! Hopefully I will lol 😊 3w
irre I really want to read Ten Thousand Doors. Wish I could make that my pick. 3w
Laughterhp @irre You could make it your add on if you wanted to! That‘s why I did! 3w
irre Yes, I might. None of the books are really jumping out but I might get the thriller. Just so I can get the add on. 😀 3w
erank58 I actually was hoping that Ten Thousand Doors was going to be a pick this month, but missed because of the YA label! I can't wait to see more reviews, maybe this will be an add on for me in the future 😀 (edited) 3w
allthingskayla I‘m excited for both books. I‘m supposed to get the ya one since I‘m an affiliate, but I haven‘t gotten my box yet. 3w
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CrinolineDream
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I‘m SUPER excited! It‘s going to be a month of amazing, fierce women! #botm #bookofthemonth

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allthingskayla
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After a hard day at work-no, let me rephrase that-a frustrating day at work, I got to pick my #BOTM box. I was thinking of going with the Chestnut Man, but decided to wait for reviews and lately I‘ve been really enjoying romance, which is why I went with the tagged book. What did you all choose?

Laughterhp I picked the same book! 3w
EKonrad I actually decided to skip this month which I rarely do! Nothing grabbed me. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3w
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Kimberlone
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This is the first time I‘ve skipped in probably 6 months, but I just wasn‘t that interested in this month‘s options. I do want to read the tagged book, but I don‘t need to have a hardcover of it, so I will probably try to get it from the library instead. It‘s nice skipping every once in awhile because then I have extra credits for add-ons during months when I like more than one book to choose.

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DGRachel
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Laughterhp Oh nice! I looked at their website earlier today and they weren‘t ready for picks yet! 3w
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nitalibrarian
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I worked today, so my weekend officially starts now. I'm starting this historical romance ARC.

This colorful illustrated cover is popular with contemporary romances right now. It's interesting to see it on a historical. I like it. #romantsy #currentlyreading

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