Dark Duke

Sabrina York
Dark Duke
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Publisher
Ellora's Cave
Release Date
February 2014
ISBN
9781419947384
Series
Book 3 of Noble Passions
Genre
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance

SUMMARY
Edward Wyeth, the Dark Duke of Moncrieff's life has been turned on its end. His well-ordered home has been invaded. By destitute relatives. From Scotland. How on earth can he write Lord Hedon's salacious novels with hellions battling in the garden and starting fires in the library? But with the onslaught has come a delicious diversion. His cousin's companion, the surprisingly intriguing Kaitlin MacAllister. He is determined to seduce her. Using her desperate need for funds and her talents as an artist, he convinces her to draw naughty pictures for his naughtier books…and he draws her into his decadent web.

But Kaitlin has a secret. She's fled Scotland—and a very determined betrothed. When Edward's cousin is kidnapped and held in her stead, Kaitlin is honor-bound to return to her homeland and rescue her—much to Edward's chagrin.
Because suddenly he can't bear the thought of Kaitlin marrying another man. He can't bear the thought of losing her at all.

Book Review by Jen B (reviewer)
Feb 27, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
99 people found the following review helpful
In DARK DUKE, Sabrina York brings us to the somewhat darker side of Regency naughty, but she makes it so appealing you wish you were there to experience it!

Edward Wyeth, the Duke of Moncrieff, known as the Dark Duke throughout society, has suddenly been invaded by his relatives from Scotland, turning his normally quiet household completely upside down. As the author of the scandalous novels by Lord Hedon, he finds it impossible to continue writing his novels with so many distractions. While finding peace in a long forgotten library, his cousin's companion, Kaitlin MacAllister, stumbles in. With her hair down and her nightgown that shows all her curves in the light, Edward finds himself desperate to have her in every way he can.

Kaitlin has fled Scotland with Violet, the duke's cousin, to avoid a betrothal her brother sold her into. Posing as Violet's companion, she does her best to stay away from all men. While not an innocent maid, scandal has forced Kaitlin to avoid men and she finds their insistence in coming on to her annoying. But when the duke makes his intentions clear to her, she cannot stop herself from giving in to him and her body's demands, especially after reading some of Lord Hedon's writings. All seems to be going well when Violet is kidnapped in the hopes of forcing Kaitlin back to Scotland. While Edward has a plan to fix everything, unwilling to let Kaitlin go, she sneaks off to solve things on her own. Now Edward must find a way to save both the woman he loves and his cousin from a man whose name alone causes fear.

This third installment of the Noble Passions series was, in my opinion, the best so far. Edward and Kaitlin had so much chemistry together and enjoyed each other a lot, making it hard to put the book down. Like so many heroines, Kaitlin feels she is responsible for her problems and doesn't want Edward to risk himself for her. She is such a strong character that I was really drawn to her. Edward was just sizzling and you could almost feel the heat of him through the pages. In fact, this book was so hot, you may find yourself in need of a fan to cool off while reading it! Highly recommended and cannot wait for the next one.
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