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May 28th, 2012
A historical teaser – The Duke’s Perfect Wife

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

~ Grab your current read

~ Open to a random page

~ Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

~ BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

~ Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from The Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley. I really like Ms. Ashley’s historical voice, and this series in particular, so I’m looking forward to digging deeper into this one.

It was said that he knew every pleasure a woman desired and exactly how to give it to her. Hart wouldn’t ask what the lady wanted, and she might not even know herself, but she would understand once he’d finished.

page 1, The Duke’s Perfect Wife


The Duke's Perfect WifeLady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancée, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart.

Hart has it all—a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him—his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He’s also suffered loss—his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late.

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart’s doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes—and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination—Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

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32 comments to “A historical teaser – The Duke’s Perfect Wife”

  1. Sandy Nachlinger
    May 28th, 2012 at 11:23 pm · Link

    Great teaser that makes me want to learn more about Hart. Thanks for posting the synopsis too.
    My Teaser is from The Warden’s Lantern.

    • Shelley Munro
      May 29th, 2012 at 12:19 am · Link

      I’m looking forward to reading more. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Nikki SphiredDragon
    May 29th, 2012 at 12:36 am · Link

    Oooh that sounds interesting and like it could be a fun read :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog

    Happy reading! :-)

    • Shelley Munro
      May 29th, 2012 at 1:02 am · Link

      He sounds like an interesting character.

  3. Tania.F.Walsh
    May 29th, 2012 at 12:49 am · Link

    Very cool teaser… he does sound a bit arrogant…:)

    Here’s mine:

  4. Maura @ Monster of Books
    May 29th, 2012 at 1:52 am · Link

    So steamy !!!
    Great teaser

  5. Jessica ( frellathon )
    May 29th, 2012 at 3:59 am · Link

    Oh um yes where can I order a man like that?

    • Shelley Munro
      May 29th, 2012 at 1:25 pm · Link

      Jessica, if I locate a man-store I’ll let you know :)

  6. Laurel-Rain Snow
    May 29th, 2012 at 4:09 am · Link

    I am reading occasional historical romances recently, and finding them very refreshing…a nice change. This one sounds good.


    • Shelley Munro
      May 29th, 2012 at 1:26 pm · Link

      Laurel – I’ve started reading more historicals in the last six months too, after a long absence from reading the genre. I’m enjoying them too.

  7. Savannah Chase
    May 29th, 2012 at 4:18 am · Link

    Fantastic teaser..I’ve not had the chance to read this book.

    • Shelley Munro
      May 29th, 2012 at 1:28 pm · Link

      It’s a great series, although the books are stand alone. I recommend them.

  8. Brinda
    May 29th, 2012 at 5:02 am · Link

    Scandalous nude photos…hmm…

    This book sounds great. I’ve not read a historical in a long time. I may need to add this to my TBR list!

    • Shelley Munro
      May 29th, 2012 at 1:29 pm · Link

      Try the first book in this series – The Madness of Lord Ian McKenzie. It’s my favorite and is really different. Lord Ian is just an awesome character.

  9. Edward
    May 29th, 2012 at 5:30 am · Link

    Ooooh, sounds interesting. Great teaser! ;D

    Thanks for dropping by! :)
    Kari Po-Ku Reads

  10. Alice Audrey
    May 29th, 2012 at 6:49 am · Link

    ooo, this looks like fun, even if he is a little over-confident.

    • Shelley Munro
      May 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm · Link

      I’m sure the heroine will puncture his confidence at some stage.

  11. Heather
    May 29th, 2012 at 7:32 am · Link

    Great teaser–enjoy the rest of the book! Mine: The Time Machine.

  12. Book Savvy Babe
    May 29th, 2012 at 7:41 am · Link

    LOVE it! I have the Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie on my kindle and I can’t wait to dive into the book! Great teaser, thanks for stopping by my tt this week, Book Savvy Babe

  13. Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:06 am · Link

    wow I’ve heard so many great things about this series! I can’t wait to start this one. Thanks for stopping by!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  14. Mary Kirkland
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:11 am · Link

    I love Jennifer Ashley..loved that teaser.

    I’m so behind in my reading..*sigh*

  15. mary Ann Langan
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:46 am · Link

    Sounds good, nice teaser.

  16. Louisa
    May 29th, 2012 at 9:53 am · Link

    Oh, steamy! But he sounds kinda lonely. Love that teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  17. Lydia K
    May 29th, 2012 at 10:16 am · Link

    That was a great teaser, nice choice!

  18. Autumn @The Autumn Review
    May 29th, 2012 at 11:54 am · Link

    Hmmm….I’d like to know exactly what he’d do! WOOT

  19. Kate
    May 29th, 2012 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Love this teaser…and anything historical romance! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  20. Ciara Knight
    May 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Oh my! *fans self* Sounds like a steamy read.

  21. Hildie McQueen
    May 29th, 2012 at 5:26 pm · Link

    That is what I call a TEASER! I’m grabbed.

  22. Andrea @The Bookish Babe
    May 29th, 2012 at 10:26 pm · Link

    Whoa. Hope the ladies enjoy what he’s offering.
    Thanks for sharing!