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The Duke of Ruin


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The Untouchables, Book 8

by Darcy Burke

Series: The Untouchables

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Darcy Burke

Paperback Publication Date: March 17, 2018

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1944576274

ISBN-13: 978-1944576271

File Size: 4406 KB

Print Length: 304 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Darcy Burke Publishing

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B078NQG277

Available Formats: ebook, mass market paperback, trade paperback 

Paperback Suggested Retail: $8.99

Digital List Price: $3.99

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Publisher’s Description:

With her betrothal to a duke in tatters and scandal imminent, Diana Kingman has two choices: live in certain ignominy or flee into obscurity. Diana wants solitude. She never wished to wed in the first place. However, her father will stop at nothing to betroth her to one of the finest titles in the realm…no matter how loathsome the bearer. Escape is Diana’s only option, and she’ll pay any price to achieve freedom.

Universally blamed for the death of his wife and unborn child, Simon Hastings doesn’t dispute his guilt over an accident he cannot even remember. He hasn’t had a drink since, nor a moment’s peace. Determined to be a better man, Simon rescues a young woman in need—only to be accused of kidnapping. They must marry to save him from prison. But how can a man haunted by the love he lost and a woman afraid to get too close find happiness together?

My Thoughts:

I loved this book and most of the others in this series.
Although the author recently sent me an updated version, I had already read the original one and have yet to read the new version.
My review therefore is for the original ARC.

Diana really wants no part of marriage, but her parents have groomed her to be a Duchess and a Duchess she will be if her father has his say.
She has been betrothed to a Duke but that man wishes to cry off because he is in love with another and wants nothing more than to make that woman his Duchess. He sends Simon Hastings to break the news to Diana and what ensues is a wonderfully written regency romp.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development even though there were some historical facts that were in error. This is a fictional work therefore I tend to overlook them. I look forward to reading this reworked version of this book.

The sensual rating I gave this book is 3.75 of 5.0 flames.
Our hero works up to his seduction of his bride to try to make it both memorable and emotionally acceptable for the untouched young lady.

I received a complimentary digital ARC copy of this book to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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About The Author:


Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and two Bengal cats and a third cat named after a fruit. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

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The Baronet’s Wedding Engagement


Royal Wedding Invitations Book 2

by Jessica Hart

File Size: 979 KB

Print Length: 166 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Publication Date: October 16, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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Publisher’s Description:

When his sister Hope announces that she is going to marry a prince, Max is taken aback to discover that the royal wedding will take place not in stylish San Michele, but at their run-down family home, Hasebury Hall. Now Max has to fix up the manor, let royal and security officials have the run of the place… and find a suitable woman to placate a Crown Princess with an obsession over protocol.

Chef Flora Deare, Hope’s friend, is in charge of catering the royal wedding and has quickly taken over Max’s kitchen – not to mention the rest of his life. As a bridesmaid, Flora will be going to the official announcement of the royal engagement in San Michele too. Max is single, she’s single: why don’t they go together and keep the Crown Princess off Hope’s back?

Max has too much Mr. Rochester about him for Flora’s tastes and she’ll be returning to London very soon to reboot her career. Still, what harm can a little pretense do if all it involves is a glamorous trip to San Michele and smiling together at the wedding itself? Apparently, a lot… Soon, it’s hard to remember what’s real and what’s not.

Miss Amelia Lands a Duke


The Caversham Chronicles Book 0

by Sandy Raven

File Size: 2758 KB

Print Length: 145 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Sandy Raven LLC; 2nd edition

Publication Date: October 2, 2014

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Language: English


Digital List Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

Spinster Amelia accepts a position as a companion to her social-climbing aunt who is planning her next wedding before she is even out of mourning for her second husband. And the man her aunt is stalking is none other than the wealthy widower, the Duke of Caversham.

At a house party attended by both the duke and her aunt, Amelia is horrified at her aunt’s behavior and decides to hide away in their host’s library and gardens for the duration of their visit. On an evening walk through the maze she meets an older gentleman who intrigues and arouses her. She flees without learning his name, only to stumble across that same handsome gentleman in the library days later, where to Amelia’s astonishment, he kisses her. And she kisses him back!

Amelia and the duke are caught in their passionate embrace by her aunt. Embarrassed at her own wanton behavior, Amelia flees the room believing he’s used her to avoid her aunt. After confronting her aunt, the duke does what he believes is the honorable thing and makes plans to marry Amelia.


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The Companion’s Secret


Rogues and Rebels Book 1

by Susanna Craig

Release Date: April 3rd, 2018

File Size: 2551 KB

Print Length: 294 pages

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

Language: English


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Publisher’s Description:

In this tempestuous new series, rebellious hearts prove hard to tame—but can England’s most dangerous rake be captured by a wild Irish rose?

They call him Lord Ash, for his desires burn hot and leave devastation in their wake. But Gabriel Finch, Marquess of Ashborough, knows the fortune he’s made at the card table won’t be enough to save his family estate. For that he needs a bride with a sterling reputation to distract from his tarnished past, a woman who’ll be proof against the fires of his dark passion. Fate deals him the perfect lady. So why can’t Gabriel keep his eyes from wandering to her outspoken, infuriatingly independent Irish cousin?

Camellia Burke came to London as her aunt’s companion, and she’s brought a secret with her: she’s written a scandalous novel. Now, her publisher demands that she make her fictional villain more realistic. Who better than the notorious Lord Ash as a model? Duty-bound to prevent her cousin from making a disastrous match, Cami never meant to gamble her own heart away. But when she’s called home, Ash follows. And though they’re surrounded by the flames of Rebellion, the sparks between them may be the most dangerous of all…

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Too Wilde To Wed


Wildes of Lindow Castle

by Eloisa James

Print Length: 384 pages

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: May 29, 2018

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English



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Publisher’s Description:

No one is more surprised than Lord North when he returns from war to find his ex-fiancee in his ancestral home…working as a governess in a sexy, fiery new Wildes of Lindow Castle romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James…

The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde—known to his friends as North—left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he’s notorious: polite society has ruled him “too wild to wed.”

Diana never meant to tarnish North’s reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child’s father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret.

When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying.

Yet North is returning a hardened warrior—and this is one battle he’s determined to win.

He wants Diana, and he’ll risk everything to call her his own.

This Series in reading order:

Book 1: Wilde in Love
Book 2: Too Wilde to Wed

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