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A Duke renowned for breaking hearts and wild ways, who despises the lower classes, an innocent young woman, born to the merchant class, a chance meeting at a Masquerade Ball, a carriage accident, a snowbound Christmas, an irresistible love.****FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED****Lucian Merryhew, the Duke of Hartswood, feels jaded and bored, his life nothing but an endless round ofA Duke renowned for breaking hearts and wild ways, who despises the lower classes, an innocent young woman, born to the merchant class, a chance meeting at a Masquerade Ball, a carriage accident, a snowbound Christmas, an irresistible love.****FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED****Lucian Merryhew, the Duke of Hartswood, feels jaded and bored, his life nothing but an endless round of drink, gambling and womanizing. The responsibilities of his title weigh heavily on him, and life seems increasingly bleak.Miss Isabella Morton, born to the merchant class, but now accepted in society, because her brother has been made an Earl. Bright, strong minded, and frustrated by the way that society treats her, she is yet an innocent in so many ways.When they meet anonymously, behind masks, they connect immediately. When they meet in 'real life', he does not know her for the same woman, and despises her for her birth, without ever bothering to look further. Hurt, she despairs of ever being seen for herself.Then, fate takes a hand. and the snow ensures that he remains a at Miss Morton’s family estate, a house guest for Christmas.Will the joy of the Christmas season bring change? Can the Duke overcome his prejudices, and allow himself to see the real Isabella? Can Isabella overcome her hesitance, caused by past bad experiences, and express her real feelings? Or will Lucian's despair at the emptiness of his life lead to the ultimate separation?Read the rest of the series! Claiming the Heart of a Duke Intriguing the Viscount Giving a Heart of Lace Being Lady Harriet's Hero Enchanting the Duke Redeeming the Marquess Finding the Duke's Heir Winning the Merchant Earl Healing Lord Barton Kissing the Duke of Hearts Loving the Bitter Baron (coming soon) Rescuing the Countess (coming soon) Attracting the Spymaster (coming soon) Restoring the Earl's Honour (coming soon)...

Title : kissing the duke of hearts sweet and clean regency romance his majesty s hounds book 10
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kissing the duke of hearts sweet and clean regency romance his majesty s hounds book 10 Reviews

  • Lori
    2019-03-07 01:41

    This was a delightfully sweet Regency Romance as are all of this author's books! Part of a series but it can be read as a standalone. Can love conquer class distinction? Isabella Morton is fortunate in that her family becomes wealthy and her brother becomes titled, but they are still considered in the "working/trade" class. Shunned for that distinction by some, she still attends some balls and entertainments that open up the world to her. At just such a masked ball, she meets Lucian Merryhew, the Duke of Hartwood. Of course it is a masked ball, so Lucian does not know who she is but they have a great connection. When later they do meet, she hears him being cutting regarding her class. Lucian is very jaded and has a hard time finding the good out of people. When he finds out Isabella was his mystery woman at the masked ball, he starts rethinking some of his opinions. The author brings the characters to life and carries the reader to the end, waiting to see how everything works out. This was a wonderful story and I recommend you put this book on your to be read list!

  • Debra
    2019-03-08 00:55

    A wonderful book. It follows in the series of His Majesty' s Hounds, but can be read as a standalone. There's drama, suspense, and romance with a spectacular happily ever after. The plot is solid and the characters are realistic and likeable. I couldn't put this book down in till I found out what happens to Lucian, Duke of Hartford and Miss Isabella Morton, and weather they could overcome everything to find love with each other. I received an early review copy of this book and happily and voluntarily choose to leave a review.

  • Lesley
    2019-02-28 03:36

    Bella’s Story.Those who have read Winning the Merchant Earl will be pleased to see Bella get her HEA. She has matured since the events in that book and is less naive. Bella is lively and outgoing and when her brother was made an Earl by the Prince Regent she was overjoyed to have entree into the Ton. Alas her dreams are knocked back; the Ton may be coldly polite due to her brother’s rank but acceptance of one from the merchant class who continues in trade? Not going to happen. Bella finds all the men she meets shallow; either after her large dowry or lusting after her body. The only man she feels an attraction to turns out to be a Duke who is very much aware of his station in life, and looks down upon hers. A chance meeting at a masquerade reveals a different side to the Duke but one that doesn’t stand up to the following light of day. How are the Duke’s opinions changed? You’ll have to read it to find out.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

  • Margaret Watkins
    2019-03-08 03:33

    In this sweet, clean Regency romance in His Majesty's Hounds series, Isabella Morton is experiencing mixed blessings. Because of her brother's rise in status, she has entrée to some of the most wonderful entertainments that London can offer. However, despite her family's wealth, she is nevertheless scored because they have and still are sullying their hands with trade. When she encounters Lucian Merryhew, the Duke of Hartswood as a masque ball, there is a connection and a meeting of souls, but after they after they are introduced she is devastated to overhear him disparaging her roots. Lucian is not only a jaded aristocrat, but appears to be in a very deep depression, one that he is unable to pull himself, making him a disgruntled and unpleasant person to be around. When he finds himself inadvertently holed up in Isabella's newly acquired family estate, he sees the merchant family with new eyes and begins to long for the camaraderie and flow of love that exists between them. It takes Lucian a bit of time to realise that Isabella is his mystery woman and when he does, he has to rethink his life and whether her merchant status is going to doom his feelings for her. I wasn't sure whether the focus of this book was on the effects of depression or the superciliousness of members of the tonne who looked down with disdain at anyone who ranked lower than them by birth. The book is well written and the language flowed easily. I didn't particularly like Lucian who is spoiled and shallow with an unhealthy view of life, but Isabella is a delightful character and her family warm and generous. Although this book is part of a series, and we meet a number of friends from previous stories, it is nevertheless a standalone with a joyful ending. Of all the books in this series, I particularly love this cover. I received a copy of this book as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review.

  • Danielle Carpenter
    2019-03-05 05:33

    This man does not deserve this woman. Isabella is a warm and delightful woman. Although she connects with him at the ball, he is obvious to who she actually is. He suspects that Isabella is the woman from the Masquerade, but doesn't want it to be her because of her merchant class birth. She is hurt by the Duke's attitude toward her, but she knows the real man inside. She doesn't know if she can reach him, so instead of chasing him, she loves him without him realizing that she is doing it. Fate has a way if intervening and the Duke's almost fatal accident at the gate of her family is it. I've enjoyed all of these books, but I think I like Isabella the most and the Duke the least of all the heroes and heroines. Maybe, I feel that the author could have gave this woman a better husband. In this case, it's the woman who makes the man.

  • Andrea Stoeckel
    2019-03-06 02:34

    Lucien Merryhew, Duke of Hartford meets Isabelle Morton, who has become recent landed gentry as her brother has raised them out of merchant class. An accident forces them to spend Christmas together, and they get to know each other. Lucien has been alone far too long, and is fascinated by Bella, despite her “lowly origins”. Can he overcome his classist tendencies and find love? They both deserve it.Every time I pick up an Arietta Richmond story I know I am in for a treat, and this book does not disappoint. Gifted with an advanced copy I savored the wonder of love changing hearts and minds during the holiday season. I look forward to the different ways each book I have read takes the issues and with the help of love turns them inside out. These books are intelligent, not sappy as some Regencies can be. Richmond has never disappointed me. I highly recommend her work.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-01 06:45

    This story deals with the way Society thought about people who came from trade and in particular, how they treated Isabella Morton. Isabella’s brother had been made an earl but was still held in disdain by some members of the ton because of his trade connections. Isabella spotted Lucian Merryhew, Duke of Hartswood whilst out riding. However when they are introduced at a ball, he too, snubbed her. It takes a series of events to bring them into contact again. Can spending time together change Lucian’s opinion? This was an engaging read with interesting characters. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it.

  • Annette Drewett
    2019-03-17 23:50

    I really enjoyed reading Lucian and Isabella’s story. Such warm-hearted people definitely deserve each other. Lucian’s aristocratic beliefs about the social classes keeps this pair apart for so long that Isabella despairs of ever having a happy ever after. The circumstances that lead to the final chapters are well worth the read. Such a wonderful addition to this series. I loved the descriptions of the balls. I could picture everything as it played out. Keep up the good work Arietta. Can’t wait for the next one.I received a pre-release copy of this book - this is my honest review

  • Lokdyer
    2019-02-17 01:45

    Another great story in this series of “His Majesty’s Hounds.” This is the story of Isabella “Bella” Morton (Raphael’s sister) and Lucian Merryhew, the Duke of Hartswood, also known as the Duke of Hearts. Typical of so many of the nobility, Lucian has the reputation as a rake. However, only he knows how lonely and bored he is with his life. When he and Bella meet at a Masquerade Ball, they each make an impression on the other one, although he doesn’t know who she is. When he is actually introduced to her, he is cold and rude. You see, he looks down on Raphael, “the upstart merchant Earl,” or anyone he considers beneath him in social status. Through circumstances beyond his control, his attitude changes by watching and observing Raphael and his family. Two near tragedies show him what is most important in his life. I loved seeing characters from previous stories in this story as well. I have enjoyed every book in this series and would recommend this book and the others to everyone. I received a complimentary advance review copy of this book, but also bought it. This is my honest review.

  • Candy Briggs
    2019-03-13 00:49

    Miss Isabella Morton is Raphael's sister and he is a hound. Lucian Merryhew, Duke of Hartwood, has been alone for a long time. He can't seem to be happy.This is a wonderous story of yet another hound's family finding happiness. Lucian scoffs at the fact that they are merchant class, the Mortons, even though he was given the title of earl. The descriptions were great and the dialogue matched the action. The characters were life like and have so much to give. Isabella family is eccentric and the associate with all walks of lifez. You can tell that just by looking at the other hounds, they have a deep sense of respect for each other. The plot was interesting and kept your attention, was well written and had an even pace. I would so highly recommend this book.I received this ARC free and voluntarily reviewed it.

  • Phylis Collins
    2019-03-13 00:56

    Kissing the Duke of Hearts by Arietta Richmond is book 10 in the series His Majesty's Hounds but is also will stale alone. This is a clean Regency romance with the Duke over comes his distain for the lower class, tradesman. He falls in love with Bella, the sister of a Hound and a man both with title and a man of trade. Very entertaining. ARC My free opinion. Thanks

  • Margaret Henry
    2019-03-19 01:47

    Great bookSometimes we have to go through so much on life journey but put your trust in God. He will work it out for good.

  • Tom Prejsner
    2019-03-19 02:35

    Thank youLove reading your books . Please write more series books.Thank you very much for these romance novels series books.Thank you

  • Pat Loop
    2019-02-26 04:44

    Terrific story in His Majesty's Hounds series. Well developed characters. Compelling story. HEA. Have to start series from the beginning.

  • Kristin Davison
    2019-03-06 01:54

    3.5 stars

  • Sandra Singleton
    2019-03-16 05:52