The Duke’s Bride in Disguise

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When poor orphan Ava Smith comes face-to-face with a girl who looks exactly like her, she is certain she has seen a ghost! But Lady Emily Fairfax is no ghost and is sure that she and Ava must be long-lost twins. Despite her better judgement, Ava allows Emily to convince her to swap lives for a month in order for Ava to scupper Emily’s engagement to a cold-hearted brute of a man. 

Imagine Ava’s surprise when Emily’s betrothed turns out to be none other than her unrequited crush, the duke of Kilbride! 

Raff Alexander Hamilton, the sixth duke of Kilbride, knows that he must do his duty to the line by marrying and procuring an heir. Love was never in the equation in his search for a bride. All that he required was a lady who was well-bred, quiet, and biddable – and he thought he had found just what he was looking for in Lady Emily Fairfax. 

Imagine his surprise, when overnight, his betrothed goes from meek and compliant to outspoken, alluring, and decidedly unimpressed with him. 

As Raff battles to woo his bride-to-be, Ava must navigate the sumptuous world of Regency London while trying desperately not to fall in love – no matter how much her heart wants it.

4 reviews for The Duke’s Bride in Disguise

  1. Linda

    I absolutely loved this! This was so wholesome. I found myself smiling at nothing while I listened to this, even going as far as chuckling out loud. It’s been a while since I’ve listened to a book that makes me stop what I’m doing and send a voice message to a friend saying “Honey, I think you need this book”. Is it unrealistic? Yes. Is it enjoyable? A hundred times yes. I didn’t have any problem suspending my belief for this book, though, since I don’t look for extremely realistic fiction. I can see how this could maybe hold some people back, but trust me, it’s worth it! Ava was a delightful character. I liked seeing the world from her eyes and seeing how she fell slowly but strongly in love with Raff. The Duke had an amazing character development, better than what I expected, if I’m honest. Plot-wise, I think the moments when some characters learn the truth about the twins needed a little more shock factor, but the protagonists are SO good and I’d grown to like them so much that it didn’t affect my overall enjoyment of the story.

    It’s the first audiobook I listen that has the man doing all the male voices and the woman doing all the female voices. It brings a completely different feel to the narration and it doubled my enjoyment of the book. Both narrators have great ranges and I’m dying to read more books narrated by them. Actually, I liked this book and narration so much that I already jumped ahead and bought a box set written by this author and narrated by these voice actors. Can’t wait for Book 2!

  2. Rosemary HUGHES

    To appease his Marchioness, for her desire for a girl, her husband was willing to take in an unknown child as his, due to dire nature of his wife’s condition.
    However, the father was unaware that the child obtained was a twin, her sister thus left to be raised in poverty, whilst the purloined babe was raised as part of Society.
    This then is the story of what occurs when the two girls, at the age of twenty, encounter each other and their resultant pact.

  3. Laura

    I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions expressed herein are my own.

    This is a female version of The Prince and the Pauper. Twins, who are separated at birth, are raised in a wealthy and a poor/servant household respectively. They meet by chance and switch places. It’s cute and clean. There is not a lot of conflict or turmoil nor is this very deep but nonetheless, it was a very pleasant diversion.

    The narration, done by both a male and female voice, reflects the changing POV between the Duke and Ava [the pauper twin]. I liked the narrators, Duke Defoix and Duchess DeFoix, and found the switching of their narration to be very smooth and entertaining.

  4. Jocelyne

    This is the first book in the Fairfax Twins Series, a clean Regency Romance. This story is beautifully written, fun, emotional, and romantic! I loved to follow Ava and Raff in their journey. Ava is lovely, naive, caring and supportive. Raff, the sixth duke of Kilbride, is a complex and handsome character, understanding and caring. They are perfect together. The storyline is intriguing and captivating, filled with secrets, and lies. I loved Emily, Ava’s twin sister, and their father. The secondary characters are great and intriguing. Looking forward to listen to the next installment in the Series, The Duke’s Governess in Disguise, Emily’s story. Duke and Duchess DeFoix did an amazing job with the narration. I love their voices together. I enjoyed it, and I highly recommend it.

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