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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Review: The Duke Who Ravished Me (Rebellious Brides #4) by Diana Quincy


Print Length:  pages
Publisher: Loveswept (April 17, 2018)

From Goodreads.com: Adam Fairfax, the Duke of Sunderford, happily enjoys a different woman (or two) every night—or he did, until his wards landed on his doorstep. Ever since Sunny took in the seven-year-old twin girls and their prim and proper governess, Isabel Finch, his love life has been a shambles. But, as time goes by, Sunny catches himself getting lost in Isabel’s haughty blue eyes, or following the curves beneath her unbecoming dress. An unexpected kiss ignites a passion that shocks him into realizing how thin the line between love and hate can be.

If Isabel’s hidden past were revealed, she could lose everything. Oddly enough, only when “Sinful Sunny” is near does she feel safe—or safe enough to speak up in defense of the girls. The duke’s decadent lifestyle is a disgrace, and clearly he considers Isabel a nuisance. Still, she can’t help admiring his sculpted cheekbones, strong-cut jaw, and tousled chestnut hair. When their lips meet, it’s almost as if he could kiss the secrets right out of her. Worse, she’s tempted to let him. . . .


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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Let me begin this review the same way I have began many others. Although this is book number 4 in an established series, you do not have to have read the other novels in order to enjoy this one. I have not read them, and I had no trouble enjoying The Duke Who Ravished Me with the information contained within this book. 

And wow what a book this was!! I was immediately drawn into this story, and these characters, so much so that I had trouble putting it down! 

Adam and Isabel have a very interesting (and realistic) relationship. They despise each other - and for good reason. Isabel cares deeply for her twin charges, wanting only what is best for them, and Adam is a self-described rake who has been known to host orgies in his home. Obviously, he is the worst possible choice to two impressionable young girls, who he calls brats from the start. 

I think the best part of this story was watching the relationship between Adam and the females in his life blossom. It was one of the "slow burn" kind of stories that I adore, and it was great fun watching him start to warm up to Prudence and Patience (his twin wards). Seeing him grow as a character, and as a man, was something I haven't seen to this degree in a very long time. It was was also refreshing to see that this change in him didn't come about overnight, and despite his best efforts, he still slipped up from time to time.

I will say that the author managed to throw a couple of twists into this story that I did not see coming at all, both of which made this story an unforgettable one! I strongly believe this story will appeal to those who enjoy well written historical novels, with a touch of erotica thrown in. I will definitely read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                       The Duke Who Ravished Me  is available from Amazon.com

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