Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"No Good Duke Goes Unpunished" by Sarah MacLean


SERIES: The Rules of Scoundrels #3
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London's corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he's dreamed of...absolution. Mara planned never to come back, but when her brother falls deep into debts at Temple's exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade: she will return to society and reveal the truth...that he is no killer. But the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of Temple's strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything...even true love.


I really wouldn't have pegged Temple as the hero to swoon over (at least not that much), but I find myself completely reconsidering that now. With his destroyed reputation and a dark past constantly haunting him, Temple drew me into a tragic but totally captivating story that I adored reading about. How can someone be indifferent to a powerful sexual tension caused by a fantastic chemistry, but kept at bay (er, not so easily, though) by a strong desire of revenge? Temple and Mara have one of the most interesting stories to tell, and our heroine has certainly some serious explaining to do... Who will pay the price for redemption?

Another great addition to The Rules of Scoundrels series, perhaps with the most surprising of the epilogues. A real I-did-not-see-that-coming-and-I-loved-it revelation. If I was really looking forward to Chase's story before, now I'm so eager to read it that I can barely contain the excitement!

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