Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer. Even if it means jeopardizing his reputation by engaging in a scandalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan--the desirable but aloof Belinda... show more
Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer. Even if it means jeopardizing his reputation by engaging in a scandalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan--the desirable but aloof Belinda Hamilton.Bel has used her intelligence and wit to charm the city's titled gentlemen, while struggling to put the pieces of her life back together. She needs a protector, so she accepts Hawk's invitation to become his mistress in name only. He asks nothing of her body, but seeks her help in snaring the same man who shattered her virtue. Together they tempt the unforgiving wrath of society--until their risky charade turns into a dangerous attraction, and Bel must make a devastating decision that could ruin her last chance at love. . . .
Publish date: 28 listopada 2000
Publisher: Ivy Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Regency Romance. Courtesan and uptight Lord try to get back at someone who has wronged them both.
I am overdue on writing this review – I finished The Duke a couple of days ago and if I had written it then, I’d be gushing about how beautiful their love was, and writing all kinds of shiny, happy descriptive sentences. But days have gone by and I’m back to reality. I have still been thinking about...
First off this book had a rape scene. It's between Bel and a minor character and it's not very graphic, Bel kind of blacks out as it is happening. I know some people have a problem with these types of scenes in their romance books so just be forewarned. Hawk is a bit of a jerkface for awhile and a...
No me esperaba que estuviera tan bien ambientado en la época elegida (debe ser la primera vez que leo menciones a los Whigs y la House of Commons ,entre muchos mas detalles históricos en un romance de es genero) .Muy bueno y entretenido .
For some reason I was actually expecting a lot less from this book, in a sense that I've been disappointed in historical romance in general lately. It probably is something that comes from reading too much of one genre. At least I can say that I didn't like it as much as I could because nowadays I'm...