From Duke Till Dawn Reading Blog

Note: Copying and pasting is proving to be more different ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Check-ins/Updates:

Before I begin:

Girl from the wrong side of the tracks ๐Ÿค” Iโ€™m intrigued. Turns out Cassandra has conned (and successfully charmed) the Duke of Greyland ๐Ÿ˜‚ She needs his help, years later ๐Ÿ˜‚ For, what looks like a good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ time ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡

Prologue – Chapter 4

How everything is being set up promises to be a fun story ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Not information dumping but informative! From the beginning theyโ€™re brought together again ๐Ÿ˜‚

Martin gives me evil villain ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ vibes. Cassandra wants to be good ๐Ÿ˜Š but, as commonly happens in life, hardship can lead to poor decisions ๐Ÿค” Canโ€™t blame Cassandra but wish sheโ€™d find another way ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ 

In the last book, we noted names of gaming hells ๐Ÿค” Whatโ€™s the name of Martinโ€™s gaming hell?

Quotes ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ from my reading that I reacted to! Also, I will try to summarize the last scene in the section!

Finish up with my thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ at the end of each section too!

You always want, what you canโ€™t have ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Expectations are added pressure ๐Ÿค” 

Caught!

True!

Is that really honorable though? ๐Ÿค” 

No one wants things half finished ๐Ÿ˜ 

Complement in an insult? Reminds me of Bridgeton ๐Ÿค” 

Sad realities ๐Ÿฅฒ

Last scene: Alex decides, while talking to Ellingsworth, heโ€™d marry Cassandra 

The groundwork was successfully lain ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Quotes that really resonated with me were related to roles and expectations, which are a major driving force for everyone 

Chapter 5 – Chapter 8

True to his word, Alex is there for Cassandra โ™ฅ๏ธ From paying staff to taking Cassandra in (future cohabitation ๐Ÿ˜) to helping her search for Martin. Underandanly, people are mistrustful and skeptical ๐Ÿคจ But you can see Cassandra is trying! She has her faults but wouldnโ€™t do anything like this ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Alex is very honorable in this section (but when isnโ€™t he?)

Last scene: Meet Mrs. Rose Donavan

๐Ÿฅฒ

Truth

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

๐Ÿฅฒ

Ouch ๐Ÿค• 

Sometimes you just want to

Being pensive ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿง 

๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿฅฒ

The suspence can just eat away at you

Evedence of Alexโ€™s unlovability ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿฅฒ

Itโ€™s like yelling ๐Ÿ”ฅ in a crowded theatre ๐Ÿค” 

A subject that needs to be address, sooner than later

I understand Cassandraโ€ฆ

Another way of saying โ€œYou donโ€™t know my life!โ€. ๐Ÿค” 

Ouch ๐Ÿค• 

Avoidance.

Capitalism is alive and well!

I feel for Cassandraโ€™s circumstances, BUT I, also, understand Alexโ€™s feelings. With his low image of his lovability (not saying it’s wrong but unfortunate).

Only had quotes if I read them in my ebook! Read the audiobook too ๐Ÿ˜‚ Exercised restraint ๐Ÿ˜ Waited until we caught up on the chapters!

Chapter 9 – Chapter 13

Alex and Cassandra are in full pursuit of Martin, learning more about each other, in the process ๐Ÿ˜ But their attraction is UNDERSTANDABLE ๐Ÿค— Not going to name specifics, but this section is fun-(NY ๐Ÿ˜‚).

Last scene: Orchid Club shindig over. In the cold ๐Ÿฅถ morning, Alex hugs Cassandra to keep her warm ๐Ÿค— 

Again, refraining from posting as I read (like usual) so I donโ€™t accidentally spoil anything ๐Ÿ˜‚ Been told I do that ๐Ÿ˜‚

Quotes to come! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Chapter 14 – Chapter 17

This section really amps up the story! Feels more Cassandra-centric ๐Ÿค” Trying not to give too much away ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ But the quotes might fo that ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‡ Youโ€™ve been warned! โš ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

Quotes ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

Including them in my book club discord is too hard, but theyโ€™ll be here! Only chapters I read on my ebook are included ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

This is an expected trajectory for the plot ๐Ÿค” 

Last scene: Cassandra, Lacey, and Laceyโ€™s 2 lackeys at Walden Gardens 

Chapter 18 – Epilogue

Alex saves her ๐Ÿ˜ Was that really a question?

Cassandra is a relatively independent (yet dependent) character ๐Ÿค” She believes its her against the world ๐ŸŒŽ 

Alex came for her ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Liked Ellingsworth and Langdonโ€™s involvement to help make them happen ๐Ÿ˜

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

Not overly deep but satisfying ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ No plot holes Iโ€™m aware of. The story was relatively light with likeable characters. Liked the untraditional epilogue ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ, where it highlights happy endings arenโ€™t just marriage ank kids (it can be, but not the only outcome)

Check-ins/Updates:
Before I begin:
Girl from the wrong side of the tracks ๐Ÿค” Iโ€™m intrigued. Turns out Cassandra has conned (and successfully charmed) the Duke of Greyland ๐Ÿ˜‚ She needs his help, years later ๐Ÿ˜‚ For, what looks like a good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ time ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡
Prologue – Chapter 4
How everything is being set up promises to be a fun story ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Not information dumping but informative! From the beginning theyโ€™re brought together again ๐Ÿ˜‚
Martin gives me evil villain ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ vibes. Cassandra wants to be good ๐Ÿ˜Š but, as commonly happens in life, hardship can lead to poor decisions ๐Ÿค” Canโ€™t blame Cassandra but wish sheโ€™d find another way ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผย 
In the last book, we noted names of gaming hells ๐Ÿค” Whatโ€™s the name of Martinโ€™s gaming hell?
Quotes ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ from my reading that I reacted to! Also, I will try to summarize the last scene in the section!
Finish up with my thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ at the end of each section too!

You always want, what you canโ€™t have ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Expectations are added pressure ๐Ÿค”ย 

Caught!

True!

Is that really honorable though? ๐Ÿค”ย 

No one wants things half finished ๐Ÿ˜ย 

Complement in an insult? Reminds me of Bridgeton ๐Ÿค”ย 

Sad realities ๐Ÿฅฒ
Last scene: Alex decides, while talking to Ellingsworth, heโ€™d marry Cassandraย 
The groundwork was successfully lain ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Quotes that really resonated with me were related to roles and expectations, which are a major driving force for everyoneย 
Chapter 5 – Chapter 8
True to his word, Alex is there for Cassandra โ™ฅ๏ธ From paying staff to taking Cassandra in (future cohabitation ๐Ÿ˜) to helping her search for Martin. Underandanly, people are mistrustful and skeptical ๐Ÿคจ But you can see Cassandra is trying! She has her faults but wouldnโ€™t do anything like this ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Alex is very honorable in this section (but when isnโ€™t he?)
Last scene: Meet Mrs. Rose Donavan

๐Ÿฅฒ

Truth

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

๐Ÿฅฒ

Ouch ๐Ÿค•ย 

Sometimes you just want to

Being pensive ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿงย 

๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿฅฒ

The suspence can just eat away at you

Evedence of Alexโ€™s unlovability ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿฅฒ

Itโ€™s like yelling ๐Ÿ”ฅ in a crowded theatre ๐Ÿค”ย 

A subject that needs to be address, sooner than later

I understand Cassandraโ€ฆ

Another way of saying โ€œYou donโ€™t know my life!โ€. ๐Ÿค”ย 

Ouch ๐Ÿค•ย 

Avoidance.

Capitalism is alive and well!

I feel for Cassandraโ€™s circumstances, BUT I, also, understand Alexโ€™s feelings. With his low image of his lovability (not saying it’s wrong but unfortunate).
Only had quotes if I read them in my ebook! Read the audiobook too ๐Ÿ˜‚ Exercised restraint ๐Ÿ˜ Waited until we caught up on the chapters!
Chapter 9 – Chapter 13
Alex and Cassandra are in full pursuit of Martin, learning more about each other, in the process ๐Ÿ˜ But their attraction is UNDERSTANDABLE ๐Ÿค— Not going to name specifics, but this section is fun-(NY ๐Ÿ˜‚).
Last scene: Orchid Club shindig over. In the cold ๐Ÿฅถ morning, Alex hugs Cassandra to keep her warm ๐Ÿค—ย 
Again, refraining from posting as I read (like usual) so I donโ€™t accidentally spoil anything ๐Ÿ˜‚ Been told I do that ๐Ÿ˜‚
Quotes to come! ๐Ÿ˜‚

































































































Chapter 14 – Chapter 17
This section really amps up the story! Feels more Cassandra-centric ๐Ÿค” Trying not to give too much away ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ But the quotes might fo that ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‡ Youโ€™ve been warned! โš ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚
Quotes ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

Including them in my book club discord is too hard, but theyโ€™ll be here! Only chapters I read on my ebook are included ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 
This is an expected trajectory for the plot ๐Ÿค”ย 

Last scene: Cassandra, Lacey, and Laceyโ€™s 2 lackeys at Walden Gardensย 
Chapter 18 – Epilogue
Alex saves her ๐Ÿ˜ Was that really a question?
Cassandra is a relatively independent (yet dependent) character ๐Ÿค” She believes its her against the world ๐ŸŒŽย 
Alex came for her ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Liked Ellingsworth and Langdonโ€™s involvement to help make them happen ๐Ÿ˜

End of book ๐Ÿ“–
Not overly deep but satisfying ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ No plot holes Iโ€™m aware of. The story was relatively light with likeable characters. Liked the untraditional epilogue ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ, where it highlights happy endings arenโ€™t just marriage ank kids (it can be, but not the only outcome)
ย 

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Filipino-American ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stroke survivor ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 โค๏ธ HR ๐ŸŽง audio listener! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฝ

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