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review 2018-02-15 16:03
Boxer meets the woman he is supposed to have killed... hijinks ensue
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished: Number 3 in series (Rules of Scoundrels) - Sarah MacLean

Temple fights people who have lost their money with very few exceptions, one is the brother of the woman he's accused of killing years ago, only she isn't dead. She turns up again in his life and he is not sure what to do about her and about their mutual past. She is the one person who doesn't fear him and now they have to learn a way to go forward. I enjoyed it, wanted them to talk a bit more occasionally and sometimes the misunderstandings were more intended for humour than anything else but it was entertaining.

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review 2016-08-08 03:17
Great historical romance
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished - Sarah MacLean

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean is an awesome read.  Ms MacLean has given us a well written book with amazing characters.  Temple and Mara's story is loaded with drama, humor, action and sizzle.  This book will keep your attention from start to finish, it's hard to put down.  I enjoyed No Good Duke Goes Unpunished and look forward to reading more from Sarah MacLean in the future.  No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is book 3 of The Rule Of Scoundrels Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2016-04-20 05:23
Review: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished - Sarah MacLean

My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed

 

All of London knows Temple to be the Killer Duke – the man who killed his father’s young bride the night before her wedding twelve years earlier. Temple’s world came crashing down around him that fateful night and – worse of all – he cannot remember what happened. Now he rules the underworld, powerful, frightening, and one of the four owners of The Fallen Angel. Temple’s life is nothing like the one he was raised to live, but he’s (mostly) accepting of his fate. Then Mara Lowe, the woman who he supposedly killed, shows up at his club, offering him redemption in exchange for his help. Temple is furious, but now he has his chance for vengeance. He just never expected to fall for the woman who ruined his life…

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is a bit difficult for me to review. I was so excited to start Temple and Mara’s story and expected a passionate, exciting romance the likes of which I know a talented author like Sarah MacLean can deliver. To the book’s credit, there is passion, and a satisfying ending for the romance, but… this book was a bit of a miss for me. Temple is out for blood when he learns that Mara deceived him and left him – and society – believing Temple to be a murderer. He wants vengeance, which is understandable, but his plan to achieve it is poorly conceived and, quite frankly, illogical. Rather than go the direct route and unmask Mara, he comes up with an overly complicated plan that can only be justified by the fact that this would be a very short story if everyone were straightforward. As for Mara, I was somewhat disappointed in her as a heroine. She had so much potential, but was frustratingly secretive for absolutely no logical reason. I understood her actions of twelve years ago; they weren’t right, but they made sense when you take into account that she was a frightened teenager. Ms. MacLean goes a bit overboard trying to redeem Mara, throwing everything in the story from orphans to a deranged brother to a pet pig. Mara does develop a guilt complex, but I would have more respect for a heroine who doesn’t keep secrets arbitrarily and gives honest, straightforward apologies.

Even though I have a number of issues with Mara and Temple and was a bit frustrated at the lack of honest communication that made little sense (other than to further the plot), No Good Duke Goes Unpunished has its good moments. Ms. MacLean’s prose is smooth and the story moves at an excellent pace. When they are open and honest with one another, Temple and Mara make a great couple. There are enough moments in the book that I enjoyed that the story isn’t a total loss for me. And, as I previously mentioned, the ending of the story satisfied my romance-loving heart. The Rules of Scoundrels series has had its ups and downs, but I finished Mara and Temple’s book looking forward to the final installment of the series, Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover.

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review 2015-12-22 16:44
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished - Sarah MacLean

I absolutely loved this one; I have to say, I think this one was better than book 1. And book 1 was delicious in its emotional turmoil between the two main characters. This installment had the emotional turmoil, but it also had a really great plot and conflict that was irresistible and captivating. Temple and Mara were a great match and their story was wonderful to watch unfold. I loved how strong Mara was and that Temple  saw that strength and admired her for it. I loved the ball scene, I thought it passionate, heartbreaking, and beautifully written. Mara is by far one of my absolute favorite heroines!  Temple wasn't too shabby either :-P. I am so looking forward to book 4 and Chases' story. YAY!

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review 2015-02-02 21:35
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished - Sarah MacLean

My favourite in the series so far!
While I was reading I kept thinking - how could I not read this series earlier...
After the epilogue I was beyond pleased to be late reading this! NO waiting for Chase's book! Woot woot

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