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Review: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah Maclean

A rogue ruined . . . 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. A lady returned . . . Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows...that he is no killer. A scandal revealed . . . It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit...

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Review: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

A Rogue by Any Other Name is the first book in the Rules of Scoundrels Series by Sarah MacLean and this book starts the series with a bang! The story spotlights Lady Penelope Marbury who was once engaged to the Duke of Leighton in Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love by Numbers #3) and Michael Lawler, the Marquis of Bourne who has fallen from society’s grace and is now a partner in London’s most exclusive gambling hell, The Angel. Years after being jilted by the Duke of Leighton, Penelope is now reaching her 28th year and is officially on the shelf. Her father, desperate to have her wed has attached Falconwell (Bourne’s estate that he lost in a card game) to her dowry. Bourne, desperate to have his inheritance back manages to abduct Penelope and force her into a marriage of convenience. Penelope agrees to the...

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ARC Review: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah Maclean

Sarah Maclean once again demonstrates her writing excellence with No Duke Goes Unpunished, the third installment in the Rules of Scoundrels series. It is a beautifully written story that is a little hard to read at times because the characters are so filled with anger and regret. Strong writing evokes strong reactions and this is very strong writing. It engaged my emotions causing me to both chuckle and cry. Reading the book was an intensely emotional experience as we follow two people that were victims of their own choices, choices with unintended consequences. William Harrow, Duke of Lamont, known as Temple, is believed to have murdered his father’s young bride. He has become a pariah, thus causing him to embrace life as an unbeaten boxer at the Fallen Angel, a gambling club he owns with his friends. Twelve years after the “murder” the supposed victim, Mara Lowe, decides to offer...

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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3)

Apparently absolving a man for a crime he didn't commit just ain't worth it if YOU don't get something out of it (AGAIN).

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Feature and Giveaway: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

A rogue ruined... 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. A lady returned... Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows...that he is no killer. A scandal revealed... It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady-and her past-are more than they appear. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who...

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Waiting on Wednesday (#7): The Baron Next Door by Erin Knightley + Chase's Story! (for fans of Sarah MacLean)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week an upcoming book I can’t wait to read is… The Baron Next Door by Erin Knightley Publisher: Penguin Group Publication date: June3, 2014 Series: A Prelude to a Kiss #1 Amazon Pre-Order | Barnes & Noble  Charity Effington learned two valuable lessons from her first betrothal:  1) When one loses the attention of an earl, one gains the attention of every gossip in London.  2) Despite the lingering scandal, she’s not prepared to marry for anything less than love.    After an exhausting Season, Bath’s first annual music festival offers Charity the perfect escape. Between her newly formed trio and her music-loving grandmother, Charity is free to play the pianoforte to her heart’s content. That is, until their insufferably rude, though undeniably handsome, neighbor tells her to keep the...

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Review: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules Of Scoundrels, #3) by Sarah MacLean Historical Romance November 26, 2013 Avon Reviewed by Tori Favorite Quote: “Aren’t we all victims of fate?” William, The Duke of Lamont, wakes one morning only to discover himself laying in an unknown bed, covered in blood. Unable to remember what has happened, he finds himself accused of killing his soon to be step mother, Mara Lowe. Forced to leave his birthright, a new man rises from the ashes of his former life of privilege. Nicknamed the Killer Duke, William, now calling himself Temple, along with three other disgraced men, operate a gambling hall named the Fallen Angel. For twelve years, Temple has reigned over the darkest parts of London;  bare knuckle boxing in penance for his supposed crime. Money, women, and fame drip from his fingertips. But the only thing he wants and can’t have is...

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Review: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

Rowena’s review of No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (Rules of Scoundrels #3) by Sarah MacLean. A rogue ruined . . . 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. A lady returned . . . Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows . . . that he is no killer. A scandal revealed . . . It’s a...

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Blog Tour: Review-Sarah MacLean’s No Good Duke Goes Unpunished + Giveaway

Title: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished Author: Sarah MacLean Genre: Historical Romance My Rating: My Copy: ARC via Avon Add to: Goodreads Sarah MacLean is one of those historical romance authors I’ve been wanting to read, but haven’t had the chance to do so. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour, I knew this was my chance. MacLean’s No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is the third book in her The Rules of Scoundrels series. If you haven’t read the series, it’s perfectly safe to read No Good Duke without being exposed to spoilers. Synopsis: A rogue ruined… 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...

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Review: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

He opened the door wide and turned back to face her, this woman who had changed his life. Who had ruined his life. William started out life with everything, the world at his feet, titled and handsome, until  he wakes up one morning in his soon to be stepmother’s bed covered in blood. Now he’s Temple, one of the owner’s of the notorious gambling establishment the Fallen Angel and the best bare knuckle fighter in London.  Referred to by the ton as the “killer duke”, his former life lays in ruins and yet he still has no memory of what actually happened that night. Then one evening the woman he thought was dead confronts him at his own front door wanting to make a deal. She will come forward and prove his innocence if he will let go of her brother’s debt. But he will never forgive her for ruining his life and now that she’s in his clutches...

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