Family scandal drove Declan Sinclair into exile years ago. Now he’s called home, devastated to discover his brother has been murdered, making Declan the new Duke of Darington. As he tries to unravel what happened to his brother, the clues point to the man he blames for his exile. Declan resolves to ruin the culprit. If only the daughter of the man’s business partner, lovely Lady Alethea Swinton, didn’t tempt his resolve.
Lady Alethea Swinton has cultivated her pristine reputation in the hopes of winning her father’s praise. When her childhood friend returns, Alethea finds she’s willing to court scandal and defy her father to help the handsome Declan uncover the truth behind his brother’s death.
But Declan’s redemption would mean her family’s ruin…
Each book in the Once Upon A Scandal series is STANDALONE:
* To Love a Scandalous Duke
* To Resist a Scandalous Rogue
* To Tame a Scandalous Lady
* To Tempt a Scandalous Lord
To Love a Scandalous Duke
A well written story with great detail and lots of twists and turns thank you 🙏
On his return from overseas, after being summoned home by his older brother, Declan finds he is now the new Duke of Darington ,and , that his brother has been found dead after being attacked by footpads in spittallfields , somewhere where a Duke would not normally be .
Alethia has recently returned from living with her mother in Scotland, and she has been reunited with her twin brother Finley.
Their past links them both , they all were best friends when they we're young , but tragedy and suspicion separated them .
Declan has is own suspicions that somehow Ally's father is involved not just in his fathers suicide but in his brothers untimely death .
They rekindle old feelings and friendships , but will they be able to live with the truth , or will the past haunt them .
I really enjoyed this story, I love a bit of suspense and whodunnit. The characters are believable and the the writing is good and keeps the story moving at a decent pace .
Would love to read further stories with the secondary characters in, maybe Finley having his own adventure x
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review 👍