Ten Things I Hate About the Duke ARC Review

Ten Things I Hate About the Duke by Loretta Chase

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Difficult Dukes #2

Release Date: December 1, 2020

Heat Level: 🔥🔥

I received a complimentary advance audiobook and e-book of this title from the publisher.


Cassandra Pomfret holds strong opinions she isn’t shy about voicing. But her extremely plain speaking has caused an uproar, and her exasperated father, hoping a husband will rein her in, has ruled that her beloved sister can’t marry until Cassandra does.

Now, thanks to a certain wild-living nobleman, the last shreds of Cassandra’s reputation are about to disintegrate, taking her sister’s future and her family’s good name along with them.

The Duke of Ashmont’s looks make women swoon. His character flaws are beyond counting. He’s lost a perfectly good bride through his own carelessness. He nearly killed one of his two best friends. Still, troublemaker that he is, he knows that damaging a lady’s good name isn’t sporting.

The only way to right the wrong is to marry her…and hope she doesn’t smother him in his sleep on their wedding night.


Cassandra isn’t interested in marriage. She’s strong willed, opinionated and isn’t in the marriage market. Cassandra’s father though has issued an ultimatum – if Cassandra doesn’t marry soon then neither of her sister can’t either.

When Cassandra and Duke Ashmont find themselves in a compromised position, the only honorable thing would be for the Duke to marry Cassandra. Unless…Cassandra and Ashmont enter into a fake relationship and then plan to break things off therefore freeing each other to move on.

After recently reading A Duke in Shining Armor (book 1 in the Difficult Dukes series) I knew I had to read the story about Duke Ashmont. Ashmont was hilarious in the previous book and that didn’t change much in Ten Things I Hate About the Duke. I loved his hilarious interactions with Cassanadra. These two had such great chemistry and I was immediately rooting for them to end up together in this fake relationship/marriage of convenience historical romance!


Story: 4
Narration: 5
Overall: 4

I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook of Ten Things I Hate About the Duke. The audiobook was narrated by Kate Reading. This is not my first audiobook narrated by Kate Reading and I think she is spectacular. I love the way she is able to convey different emotions for every character that she is playing. I had no difficulty telling when she was trying to portray Ashmont vs Cassandra. You definitely will not be disappointed if you pick up the audiobook for Ten Things I hate About the Duke. I found myself laughing, grinning and swooning while listening to the audiobook.

I received the earbuds shown in the picture above as a gift from Sudio.


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