Duke in Hiding (Dreamspun Desires) by M.J. O’Shea ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

o-duke-in-hidingTitle: Duke in Hiding (Dreamspun Desires)

Author: M.J. O’Shea

Narrator: Rusty Topsfield

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 05/16/2016

Length: 05 hours 18 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance


Every gentleman has something to hide.

Meeting Heath Blackwood, a gorgeous English farmer, is probably the most exciting thing to ever happen to small-town landscaper Theo Brody, who has lived in quiet Maplehurst, New Hampshire, all his life. The sexy and secretive Brit shakes the foundations of his orderly world as they are swept up in a springtime romance neither can resist.

But Heath’s secrets run deeper than Theo ever imagined. He’s actually Heathcliff Pierrepont Blackwood, Duke of Kingston, in hiding from recent death threats. Suddenly there’s more separating them than the Atlantic Ocean, and Theo doubts he’ll ever fit in with English nobility. Though Heath and Theo are opposites in almost every way, their love might bridge the gap—if they’re willing to take the risk.

Story Review:

This story was cute. At first I thought it was going to be “Pride and Prejudice”-eque with the big bad Duke finally showing his softer side to the local, lovable orphan, but that turned out not to be the case. The banter and tension from the beginning quickly morphed into this innocent, sweet crush turned sexual that sometimes bordered on a bit too cheesy for me.

But in the end. I enjoyed my reading experience. I liked Heath and Theo and even though they were often sickeningly sweet, I liked how they fit together. I enjoyed the way they brought out the best in the other and their romance was just what I needed to feel ooey, gooey, and oh so satisfied.

Narration Review:

This narration wasn’t bad. It was awkward at times and the accents were a bit off, but the overall product didn’t take away from the story.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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