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Duke of Depravity (Sins and Scoundrels #1) by Scarlett Scott. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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Book One in an exciting new Regency Historical Romance series from bestselling author Scarlett Scott...

A duke with demons and a governess with secrets collide in this passionate tale!

Crispin Ashforth returns from battle the newly inherited Duke of Whitley with two sisters under his charge. Publicly lauded as a hero, he is haunted by the bitter mission that nearly saw him killed and cost the life of his best friend. He’s desperate to drown out the demons tormenting him by any means, regardless of how depraved. 

All he needs to do is find a proper governess for his hellion sisters so he can drink and wench himself into oblivion. Enter Miss Jacinda Turnbow, who is as lovely as she is prickly. It doesn’t take Crispin long to realize he’s found precisely the sort of distraction he needs in the prim governess. 

But Jacinda has secrets of her own, and she’s no ordinary governess. To save herself and her father from ruin, she has agreed to infiltrate the duke’s home and search for evidence that he’s a traitor. 

Resisting his advances grows more difficult by the day, however, as she discovers there’s more to Crispin than the careless life of sin he’s cultivated. And the greatest danger she faces is losing her heart to the man she has no choice but to betray. 

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Crispen Ashforth,  Duke of Whitley has returned from war,  but not recovered from it.  He suffers a heavy dose of guilt and the nightmares that go with it.  Drowning himself in the bottle doesn't seem to be helping. 
Mrs Jacinda Turnbow helps her father with his work of decoding messages for the war office.  Unfortunately she has been ordered to act as a governess to catch a spy. 
Our hero is basically a good man,  but he can't cope with returning to a normal life and looking after his two young sisters. 
Our heroine is a brave and intelligent woman who needs to save herself and her father from a ruthless man. 
Lots of emotion and difficulties are ahead for our characters.  This is an exciting and steamy historical romance that kept me entertained from the first to last page. 
I loved it. 


Amazon bestselling author Scarlett Scott writes steamy Victorian and Regency historical romances with strong, intelligent heroines and sexy alpha heroes. She lives in Pennsylvania with her Canadian husband, their adorable identical twins, and one TV-loving dog.

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