Title: One Night of Temptation
Release Date: 6/25/19
Author: Darcy Burke
Series: Wicked Dukes Club, book 6
Available Format: ebook, mass market print
Faced with a marriage she can’t abide, Lady Penelope Wakefield takes drastic measures to preserve her freedom. Her brilliant plan is foolproof until a sexy but imperious rector “rescues” her.
Rector Hugh Tarleton has no patience for the Society philanthropists who seek to bestow their pity—and not much else—on his oppressed flock in one of London’s worst neighborhoods. When the daughter of a marquess is kidnapped and brought to the rookery, he vows to protect her, but the temptation to surrender to their mutual desire will certainly ruin them both.
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The final book in the Wicked Dukes Club gives us a sweet wrap-up to the series–if you’ve read the other series books, just wait for the final scenes 🙂
One Night has a fantastic opening–we’re thrown right into Pen’s desperate situation and are as grateful as she is that Hugh is in the right place at the right time to rescue her. Pen’s escape plan always seemed a bit iffy, though, which did make me wonder how on earth she’d manage to pull of an HEA for herself in the end.
Though I did enjoy their story, Hugh and Penelope’s story feels a bit more rushed than many of the other books in the series. On the whole, it’s very insta–insta-lust, insta-love, and insta-marriage. I do wish we’d had a bit more background for this one, especially for Penelope–though she tells us her relationship with her family is awful, we don’t really see it for ourselves until the last third or so of the book and never really get the true story behind why she is forced to turn to a woman she barely knows for help escaping her desperate situation. Still, Hugh is a worthy hero for her, and seeing them reach their HEA, even if it is pretty quickly done, is still satisfying.
Not my favorite in the series, but a worthy addition–especially for those final scenes!
Rating: 3 stars / C+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
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 Group at https://www.darcyburke.com/join-my-reader-group/. 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.
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