Review: One Night of Scandal (Wicked Dukes Club #4) by Darcy Burke - .Red Wine & Books

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Review: One Night of Scandal (Wicked Dukes Club #4) by Darcy Burke


Print Length: 188 pages
Publisher: Darcy Burke (May 28, 2019)

From Goodreads.com: Jack Barrett is an ambitious member of parliament with no time or desire for a wife. When he catches the Duke of Eastleigh’s sister sneaking inside one of London’s private gentlemen’s clubs, he’s shocked—and dangerously charmed—and assumes the role of protector, only to discover she has the means to destroy him.

Social pariah Lady Viola Fairfax masquerades as a man to pen a column in a popular women’s magazine. When she stumbles upon a brewing scandal that implicates a prominent MP, she seizes the chance to establish herself as a real journalist. However, the infuriating and intoxicating man may not be the radical he’s purported to be, and the more time they spend together, the more she risks the one thing she’s sworn never to do: fall in love
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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This is the fourth stand alone book set within the Wicked Dukes Club series. And while some of the characters from the prior books do make an appearance in this one, it is not over powering enough to confuse the reader or put them off in any way. 

One of the interesting things about this series is that it is actually being written by two different authors. Darcy Burke is writing all the even numbered books in this series while all of the odd number books are being written by Erica Ridley. What makes this interesting  (to me at least) is the way that when reading this, the stories flow so well that you often forget there are two different authors behind these. 

Speaking only to this one, I feel that it was a fast read with cute characters, but that was the extent of it. The "bad guy" portion of this story did not feel particularly suspenseful, and the whole concept of a woman dressing up like a man and/or writing under an alias has been done so often that it has become boring. The author does do a fantastic job of  weaving in some true historical facts within this novel that not only make it feel more authentic, but also gives the reader a view good idea of the difficult (and yes more than a bit scary) times that were happening around them. 

All things considering, I would still recommend this novel not only to established fans of this series, but those looking to pick up a quick beach read that will keep them entertained. 

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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                         One Night of Scandal is available from Amazon.com

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