The Duke of Ruin (The Untouchables Book 8) Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2685 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 306 pages
- Publisher : Darcy Burke Publishing (27 March 2018)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B078NQG277
- Best Sellers Rank: 120,711 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is the second book I've read of this series and I've got to say that it was such a wonderful read because of the main characters and everything they go through their journey to happy ever after. Including the truth coming out about what really happened to the hero's late wife and the heroine having to deal with her father once and for all. No longer can the overbearing man make her life a total torment. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time in this story that drew me into this story, as the hero is compassionate and willing to do anything to help the heroine. What will she decide to do?
As for the dialogue, it was very entertaining and had me loving the growing relationship between the hero and heroine, especially since they need each other to heal from their pasts. The hero is full of guilt because of what happened to his late wife while the heroine has suffered verbal abuse from her father for years that has left her worn down. However, in saying that, it's also made her resilient and determined to finally get free, which is proven by the decisions she makes when it comes to the hero. Will she accept his help? Will she accept what he asks of her? While the hero, he's kind, caring and I loved that he would do anything to help his friend Nick because the man can't marry Diana when he loves someone else. I also liked how protective the hero is of Diana when it comes to her father and that he stood up to the man for her. No way was he going to let her father continue to reign terror on her life.
Overall, Ms. Burke has delivered a fantastic read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was delightful and had me loving the heroine's determination to prove to Simon that she's ready to move their relationship from platonic to physical intimacy and there's nothing he can do to change her mind; and the ending had me loving how things work out for this couple and had me glad that the hero finally learns the truth of what really happened that fateful night of his wife's death. Will the truth absolve him from his guilt? However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely because of the interaction between the hero, heroine and a couple of the secondary characters. It had me smiling and shows how good the heroine is for the hero and vice versa. I would recommend The Duke of Ruin by Darcy Burke, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope or books by authors Christi Caldwell, Eva Devon, Jess Michaels and Callie Hutton.
Darcy Burke has added another wonderful story to her Untouchables series. This is number 8 and the series could go on forever and I would not be disappointed at all. This story is Simon Hastings HEA. Simon has felt the need to in form the very lovely Diana Kingman that her fiancee is no longer going to be able to marry her as he has fallen in love with another. Diana is sure that her brutal father will try and still force the marriage so she asks for aid in escaping to go to see a friend of hers There is a Gretna marriage to save her reputation and they return to Simon's estate which is a holds a very tragic mystery as Simon's wife who was with child had fallen down the stairs to her death. Who was responsible? Was it the wife who fell? Was she pushed? The mystery is finally solved and Diana and Simon finally get their HEA. I like this book very much as it seemed to have a gothic mystery feel to it.
I recommend this book and give it 5 stars.
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Simon spends his time travelling to avoid his Dukedom, where a tragic occurrence lingers and haunts him.
Diana's life has been dictated by her parents, mainly her abnoxious father. She finds herself in a predicament which could create no end of scandal amongst the ton and enrage her father.
Simon readily offers his help to Diana and she agrees to avoid her father's wrath. His reputation is already in tatters and he takes a risk by helping his friend, Nick. Having previously met Diana, he is quite taken with her and the long journey that they undertake together brings them closer. This is the first time that she has felt safe, but when they are recognised, their plan is threatened and they resort to an alternative one, which turns out to be more than they dreamt of.
Simon is plagued with guilt and doesn't think that he deserves any happiness. He is a kind and considerate soul, but the taint on his name is a burden that he carries well. Diana is compassionate and as she gets to know him, she is convinced that he is not guilty of the accusations against him. The twist at the end comes as a reality check for Simon. It's a well rounded and intriguing story with a worthy conclusion.
Easy reading with no long drawn out boring parts but with plenty of intrigue.