- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2996 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Darcy Burke (5 July 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01F6TN3BM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 74 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Duke of Daring (The Untouchables Book 2) Kindle Edition
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“You are pulled in from the very start. The love scenes are swoonworthy. I found myself chuckling out loud reading the dialogue between the two of them. I would happily recommend this book and am looking forward to the rest of the series!”
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“Oh, I absolutely loved this book! This series just gets better and better! A dynamite High 5 Stars for The Duke of Daring by Darcy Burke.
Burke’s writing is impeccable. She weaves such a fascinating tale with so many twists and turns and her characters are so deep and fully developed. One can’t help but fall in love with them. This series is truly amazing and, I admit, quite addicting. I can’t wait for the next book.”
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“An unconventional beauty set on life as a spinster meets the one man who might change her mind, only to find his painful past makes it impossible to love. Ms Burke took me on a wonderfully emotional journey from attraction, to friendship, to a love that conquers all.”
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After the life she has been relegated to since the death of her gambler of a father, Lucinda “Lucy” Parnell vows to never marry, never trust a man and to rely only on herself. This latter is what has her involved in her latest scheme – trying to make money so she can retire to the country with her grandmother. A scheme that is going along well until someone sees through her disguise.
A partnership formed, for one it’s the thrill of something different (not to mention the intrigue of his partner) and for the other it’s a matter of making their own choice in their survival. What remains to be seen is if one can convince the other that it’s okay to trust and okay to love.
I thoroughly enjoyed this second story in The Untouchable series by Darcy Burke. Ms. Burke’s writing draws the reader in where they can feel each character’s emotion, from Lucy’s dislike of the male species to Andrew’s despair when memories come flooding in and everything in between. Be prepared to laugh at Lucy and Andrew’s antics as she tries to gather the funds she needs to crying when Andrew can’t keep the memories away. Andrew’s moment of realization that what he’s been fighting all these years has happened anyway will have the tears flowing.
What I loved best about this book is the characters. Both of the main characters had flaws that could be a little frustrating at times, and both made mistakes, but you could completely understand why they behaved the way they did. It was just enough to make these otherwise kind, intelligent, charming people well-rounded. Many of the secondary characters were also developed enough to feel real. The chemistry between all of the characters—lovers, friends, servants, and family—felt authentic, and it was a delight to watch these relationships develop.
The book is well-written. I don't recall any editing or formatting problems. I thought the pacing was good; I was drawn into the story quite quickly and it never lost my attention. There are several sexually explicit scenes, but they were handled tastefully and didn't overwhelm the story.
Although this is the second book in Darcy Burke's The Untouchables series, it works just fine as a stand-alone. However, now that I have met the characters, I want to read the rest of the series to discover what becomes of Lucy's friends. These are characters I look forward to spending more time with.
Disguised as a man Lucy is going to gambling hells to win money. Her and her grandmother has run out of funds. She either must marry or make enough money for her and her grandmother to move to Bath and buy a small cottage to live in. Lucy is good at playing card games and shooting guns. Soon she starts to loose money. For me there was two much time spent on the H/H pulling off the charade. With her dressed as a man all the time the romantic side of there relationship never really developed.
All in all the story was good but not great like bk1 The Forbidden Duke which story is about a real Duke. I hope bk 3 is more sensual and romantic then this one.
Lucy Parnell is broke, thanks to her gambler of a father! Now, she needs to earn money to move her Grandmother, and herself to the countryside. The only way she knows how, is gambling, so she dresses herself up like a man, and off to the Hell's she goes! There is one problem, someone has seen through her disguise, what happens from there, is a laugh out loud, sometimes heartbreaking chain of events! Great Read! I highly recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
I read a lot of books and sorry but this is just one of the most boring and unromantic books I've read in a long while.
I don't want to keep hearing about dressing as a guy, gambling, shooting, etc only. A little is fine but this is just gone on too long.
On the other hand.. book one was fabulous!
I'll update if I manage to finish this one and like it.
I liked the book, the plot was different, but I felt the pace was slower than I usually appreciate.