Monday, February 23, 2015

ARC Book review:What a Devilish Duke Desires (The Sinful Scoundrels #3) by Vicky Dreiling

Available Feb 24th 2015
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley


Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.


Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome—not to mention wealthy—duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first

Oh how i forgot how much i enjoyed the first two books in the Sinful Scoundrels series. When i started this book i stopped and went back to Goodreads to check out the previous two books in this series which i also read and reviewed. A few minutes to refresh my memory and i was excited to find out what was in store for Harry. Harry never wanted to be a Duke but after his uncle's passing he had no choice and therefore had to deal with all the stuff that comes along with being a duke. Unfortunately or fortunately since Harry was never really groomed to be a duke he keeps the fun and goodhearted parts of him from before intact. He puts up with stuff he has to do but really would rather just be himself. He runs into Lucy one night on the streets walking home. He witnesses her being attacked and hurries to rescue her. Lucy doesn't need a rescue though. She has been on her own for years taking care of herself and her beloved blind grandmother. Instantly Harry finds himself attracted to her.  The one thing that comes between Lucy and Harry is the fact that he's a duke and she's a maid. He doesn't care but she sees nothing but heartache in a future she doesn't think is possible.  I have to admit i loved all the male hero's in this series. Each one has had a big heart and i found them endearing to the women they wanted. Harry certainly gave me that feeling early on. He wasn't going to give up on a future with Lucy no matter what and that never faltered even working against several big obstacles. I could pretty much guess how everything would work out but i thoroughly enjoyed the path taken to get there. 

Find out more about Vicky Dreiling and her other work here

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