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27/03/2018

The Duke of Ruin (The Untouchables #8) by Darcy Burke. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.




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With her betrothal to a duke in tatters and scandal imminent, Diana Kingman has two choices: live in certain ignominy or flee into obscurity. Diana wants solitude. She never wished to wed in the first place. However, her father will stop at nothing to betroth her to one of the finest titles in the realm...no matter how loathsome the bearer. Escape is Diana’s only option, and she’ll pay any price to achieve freedom.

Universally blamed for the death of his wife and unborn child, Simon Hastings doesn’t dispute his guilt over an accident he cannot even remember. He hasn’t had a drink since, nor a moment’s peace. Determined to be a better man, Simon rescues a young woman in need—only to be accused of kidnapping. They must marry to save him from prison. But how can a man haunted by the love he lost and a woman afraid to get too close find happiness together?
 

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Simon Hastings,  the Duke of Romsey is trying to think of a way to help a friend and save a young woman from scandal. 
Our hero is known as the Duke of Ruin.  Everyone believes he got away with murder. 
Miss Diana Kingman proposed a convenient marriage to escape from her father.  Now the man she was to marry is gone and she needs to escape more than ever. 
Our heroine has suffered years of emotional abuse from her father and is desperate to make her own decisions in life.
An emotional and amusing journey up the full length of the England and back. We have wonderful characters that both have problems in their past that could come back to bite them. 
This story does follow on from "The Duke of Ice" but you can easily read it as a stand alone. 
A thoroughly entertaining read.  I have loved all in this series. 





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Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Join her Reader Club at http://www.darcyburke.com/readerclub.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, two Bengal cats and a third cat named after a fruit. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.
 



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