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eBook ↠ The Duke and I Ù Mass Market Paperback ↠ eyltransferservices ↠ [PDF / Epub] ☄ The Duke and I By Julia Quinn – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?—Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers ApriSh smile certainly it’s the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke for real And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration and that nothing makes uite as much sense as falling in lov It's okay to rape your husband Source Chapter 18 onwardsUp until this chapter The Duke and I was on the road to four stars Four and not five because of➜ Anthony's behaviour after witnessing his friend's mouth on his sister's chest in the garden of a house party challenging his FRIEND to a duel after Simon refused to marry Daphne on the grounds it would make her unhappy because he couldn't give her what she'd always wanted ie children and therefore happiness If Simon really was a friend Anthony would've asked uestions about the why and been tenacious in getting an accurate answer instead of jumping into a duel where he'd be forced to kill his friend;➜ The following duel scene the next morning when Daphne outright lies to Simon about others besides Anthony witnessing their intimate act to prevent Simon from being killed in the duel and to force him to marry her followed by Simon omitting the fact he won't have children and instead says he 'can't' have them so he doesn't have to tell her his very personal reason whyI swallowed these things hoping it would come out later and they'd forgive each other in the endWhat I was not expecting was Daphne's grotesue arrogance and selfishness in taking advantage of her drunk husband after she found out the truth denying him sex and companionship and not allowing him to pull out during sex so she could have the children she'd always wanted They'd been MARRIED TWO WEEKS there was plenty of time to discuss his problems his worries about even contemplating children and instead she takes the choice from him against his will as he struggles with her once he realises her intentions After what Simon's father did to him Daphne's behaviour is even worse because she knew about Simon's stuttering and his father's abandonment of Simon because of this And then two months after Simon leaves her he finds he misses her and he CAN'T REMEMBER WHY HE LEFT IN THE FIRST PLACE thereby excusing any wrongdoing on her part But not only that Daphne sends her angry brother after Simon without telling him she was the reason Simon left and not Simon himself So four stars to one If the gender roles had been reversed I'd expect people would've been outraged at the rape Completely ruined a perfectly good book and my first and possibly the last by Julia uinn

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Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke? Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers April 1813By all accounts Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister the lovely and almost on the shelf Daphne Bridgerton But the two of them know the truth it’s all an elabo why would you ruin a perfectly good romance with a rape scene just because it was a guy doesn’t mean it’s not rapehoping the creators of the netflix adaptation uh change that

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The Duke and IRate plan to keep Simon free from marriage minded society mothers And as for Daphne surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirableBut as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon it’s hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham Maybe it’s his devili review posted on Got Fiction? Books25A lot of my GR buddies love this book and a few have recommended it to me So I ordered it and up until a certain part in the end I really was enjoying itI won't feel bad about the spoilers in here because this is an older book and a ton of people have read itI liked Daphne and I really liked Daphne and Simon's interactions witty reparte banter all of the above Obviously they were meant for each other and not in the sickeningly sweet sort of way They were fun to watch together I hated Simon's father Hated him so much What a bastard Simon at one point said his father wanted an heir not a son So well put The two of them decided to fake an interest in each other so that all the match making mamas would leave Simon alone and Daphne could have better prospects because with a handsome duke interested in her suddenly every man finds her lovely At one point Daphne has 6 suitors 7 if you count Simon in one room and one is reciting poetry bad poetry from one knee for her Too funny their plan was actually workingBut around 200 pages in or so it all began to lose some of its appeal Daphne is bossyno problem there I'm bossy totally works for me But she becomes arrogant than bossy at one point and this is right around the part where Daphne's brother catches Simon with his mouth on Daphne's breast He says Marry my sister or else or something as cliched Simon who we all have known since moment one is never going to marry Simon tells Daphne that Anthony and Benedick her brothers tell Daphne that But still Daphne feels even though Simon never claimed any feelings of any sort towards her that Simon cares enough for her to marry her instead of duel with Anthony Wrong Simon would never raise a pistol at his friend Anthony so he goes in with the assumption that he will die Daphne says I I've always known that I wasn't the sort of woman men dreamed of but I never thought anyone would prefer death to marriage with meWow that line made me want Simon to explain things to her He says If it could be anyone it would be you which was heartbreaking but not enough So Daphne gets her other brother Colin to take her to the duel so she can scam the duke into marriage she tells him people saw them in a compromising position and he just has to marry her so she won't be labeled damaged goods I didn't buy it yes some folks saw them leave together but it was still manipulating That is where I began to dislike Daphne She manipulated him into marriage trying to justify that he might not want to live but he might live to save her It made no sense to me She pressured him for marriage got it and they were actually happy for a while but to me it felt hollowDaphne found out from the housekeeper what kind of childhood Simon really had and about his awful father who berated him then declared him dead to any who would listen all because Simon stuttered as a boy SPOILERSDaphne finally understood that when Simon said he couldn't have children he didn't mean he couldn't father them but rather that he could never be a fatherhe wouldn't have children Her dream of a family was deadWhat bugs me here are 2 things1 She went in knowing no children would result2 When Simon was drunk and aroused and she wouldn't let him pull out That sobered him up pretty uickly That whole scene was a mess she was wrong Absolutely manipulative and wrong Simon was absolutely right to be furious That drunken scene was sweet and touching and funny and thenthat I was so angry because Daphne then rationalized to herself that it's not like she went in thinking I'm going to force him to come inside me She did She said she felt powerful and loved itAnd for her to not explain to her family that he was angry because she did something to let them think Simon was a prick for his boorish behavior really made me lose a lot of respect for both Daphne and Julia uinnSimon was the one who had to apologize yes he lied I was mad he never clarified but good LordDaphne just infuriated meSo the book was good til Daphne became a master manipulator For her to give Simon ultimatums about no sex until you say we can have children was selfish and pretty messed up of herThe ending was sweet but not sweet enough for me to forgive the mess Daphne made of Simon's their lifefuture