MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The Duke of Defiance
The Untouchables Book #5
by Darcy Burke
Publisher: Darcy Burke
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
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Difficult and defiant as a child, Bran Crowther, Earl of Knighton left England as a young man to pursue independence and adventure. He never expected to inherit the title and when duty calls him home, he still finds Society’s codes constricting and others’ expectations oppressive. Nevertheless, he needs a wife to be a mother to his young daughter, preferably a woman of intelligence and warmth who is, above all, immune to his idiosyncrasies—and to falling in love.
Widow Joanna Shaw isn’t interested in a second marriage, not after the loveless, passionless union she endured. She’d much rather dote on her young niece and nephew since they will likely be the only children in her life…until she meets a precocious girl, in desperate need of a mother. But her father, the so-called Duke of Defiance, is as peculiar as he is handsome, and Jo won’t take another risk with her heart. Their rules, however, are made to be broken, even when the consequences could destroy them both.
This is the fifth book in this series and they only get better with each addition.
This is Bran and Joanna’s story. Both have an abusive past in one way or another.
Bran was abused as a child and totally misunderstood by his parents. Therefore as soon as he is of age and able to get away he leaves and goes to Barbados where he hopes to live out his life. Fate has other ideas and upon the death of both of his older brothers and his father he inherits the Earldom and is compelled to return to London and his hated past.
Joanna married a vicar who claimed she was barren and the reason he turned to the bed of lovers.
Now she is widowed and thinks because she never conceived in the seven years she was married that she will never have children of her own.
Bran has enlisted her assistance to find a governess for his daughter.
Will their attraction for each other lead to more or will they both end up alone?
I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher and publicist to read for this Virtual Blog Tour.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
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