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Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. 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, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at www.darcyburke.com
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About the Book:
Ten years ago Ivy Breckenridge’s life was ruined. She had to reinvent herself, and now, after painstakingly making her own way in the world, she’s nearly forgotten the dreams of home and family she’d once nurtured. Until one man peers into her soul and awakens every one of her hidden desires. But no matter how good he makes her feel, she can’t trust him—alone by choice is better than alone by necessity.
With a notorious reputation for training married women in the art of passion, Sebastian Westgate, Duke of Clare, is reviled by some and celebrated by others. He doesn’t allow anyone close enough to see past his charming exterior. When Ivy uncovers the man beneath, the seducer is suddenly the seduced. Enraptured by her mind and spirit, he wants more but revealing his darkest secrets is a price he won’t pay.
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THE DUKE OF DESIRE by Darcy Burke is another great Historical Romance in her “The Untouchables” series. While, book 4, it can be read as a stand alone. This is the story of Ivy Breckenridge and Sebastian Westgate, Duke of Clare, known as the Duke of passion. Passionate, sexy, dangerous to your heart, secrets, hidden desires, resilience, and the power of finding a true love.
A powerful, emotional story, were the characters have many depths and emotional baggage. Sebastian at first doesn’t seem much like a hero to me, but he does redeem himself. Ivy has much baggage especially with men. Together, these two make a perfect couple. At first, I was a bit put off, but as usual Ms. Burke brings the reader around, quiet brilliantly, and successfully, I might add.
Masterfully written with great characterization, her eye to the dramatic and her desire to show readers a different side to Regency Romance with a flourish toward characters, secrets, and romance, brings forth an excellent Historical romance. Must read addition to “The Untouchables” series!
I received a complimentary copy.
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR