When the Duke Was Wicked
They are England's most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways . . . Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her— or enamored of her... show more
They are England's most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways . . .
Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her— or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon?
With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman's favor— by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man's marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: Open his heart fully—or risk losing the woman he adores . . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2014-02-25
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
Series: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James (#1)
This review was written with the help of Mrs. Julien's romance review template (tm). When the Duke was Wicked is a romance of the "friends to lovers" variety. The hero and heroine have known each other since they were young, as their families are very close. The heroine and the hero's younger siste...
The story itself was absolutely fine, as was the writing, but I never felt any chemistry between Grace and Henry - which is a pity because I had high hopes after having read about them in Falling Into Bed With A Duke. I knew it was hopeless, but I thought Grace would be better off really moving on...
The book started out alright but quickly descended into mediocrity. The heroine Grace is so transparent that I cringed to read about her "innocent questions" about love and lust. I mean anyone could see that Grace was using her quest for love in marriage as an excuse to get close to Lovingdon. Only ...
Another book I was really looking forward that sadly didn't live up to my expectations. The middle dragged horribly. I didn't really connect with the characters that much and I got really sick of Lovingdon's denial. [spoiler] I understand his reasons but JFC, 70% in and we still have to pretend you ...
1st read: March 2014Ok, this was great. It is a marvellous story of love and second chances and everyone should read it.2nd read: September 2014Buddy read with JoI loved it even more!!!