Monday, April 9, 2018

#Review: DUKE OF RUIN by Darcy Burke

  4 of 5 stars

Simon Hastings, Duke of Romsby, is treated as a pariah in Society because of his supposed role in his first wife's suspicious death. Simon can't remember what happened as he was deep in his cups so he denies nothing. He breathes self-loathing and travels often so as to not spend any time at his ducal seat. When he is tasks with cleaning up his friend's broken proposal to Miss Diana Kingman, Simon plunges into helping the young woman from any scandal with gusto. Diana flees with Simon so she doesn't have to endure her cruel father's wrath at her broken proposal. Can these two help each other while avoiding scandal?

I really enjoyed this story and Ms. Burke has woven another wonderfully entertaining book. She delves into the hidden scars both Simon and Diana have and how they begin to heal each other. I loved Simon--he was kind and caring to Diana and she began to see a man who couldn't have possibly be involved in his first wife's death. It wasn't hard to read this book in one sitting. Readers of regency romances will definitely enjoy this story.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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