Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sins of a Duke by Stacy Reid Review @entangledpub @st_reid

Sins of a Duke (Scandalous House of Calydon, #3)
Release date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical (Victorian) Romance
Series: Scandalous House of Calydon #3

All of the young ladies whispered about the Duke of Mondvale in hushed tones, their eyes following his tall, dark figure with barely disguised lust. For the newly-ostracized Lady Constance Thornton, he is magnetic and altogether desirable. Irresistibly so. Since her reputation is already ruined in London society, why shouldn't she be impudent and dance with the scandalous “Lord of Sin”?

Little does she know of his plans.

The beautiful and innocent Lady Constance is no mere plaything for Lucan Wynwood. She will be his revenge. By ruining her, he will have his vengeance against her brother. Except that the Lady Constance is full of surprises...and now she could well be the ruin of him.



My Rating: 5 Roses

An emotional, sweet, and absolutely fantastic romance, Sins of a Duke was an excellent read. I really loved this book. It had likable characters, a great story, and a lovely romance.

Constance was great. She knew when to go after what she wanted but also refused to let herself be a doormat. She judged a person by merit rather than rumor and knew when it was time to forgive. She was lively, kind, and a really likable heroine.

Lucan was interesting. At first, I was worried that he would come off as unlikable because he was using an innocent woman as a means for revenge. But, it quickly became clear that he had more of a conscience than he admitted to. His desire for revenge stemmed from the guilt he felt from being unable to protect his sister and, in the end, it wasn't in him to truly hurt someone. He showed that he could be very sweet and was willing to fight for the woman he loved, even if that meant just waiting for her forgiveness. I thought he was wonderful.

The romance was perfect. Constance and Lucan were lovely together. They were such a sweet couple and an equal one. Constance knew when to let Lucan squirm for what he had done but knew that, when an apology was as heartfelt as the one Lucan gave, it was time to forgive. No melodramatics, thank goodness. And, they definitely had chemistry together that smoldered at their every meeting.

The plot moved quickly and kept me hooked right from the start. The story was wonderful and the ending was perfect.

Sins of a Duke was a delightful historical romance that I absolutely loved. It was wonderfully sweet, romantic and emotional. Everything about it was just perfect. Romance lovers, this is a book you won't want to miss.

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*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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