The Duke Starts a Scandal The Duke Starts a Scandal

The Duke Starts a Scandal

A Novel

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Publisher Description

A gentleman never dallies with the help, but the new Duke of Penning is no gentleman in this steamy fourth and final book in The Duke Hunt series by New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan. 

A duke with secrets. 

Lucian, the newly minted Duke of Penning, has much to prove— to himself, his family and the ton. Craving spotless respectability, he must find an aristocratic wife. Unfortunately, he can’t keep his eyes—and thoughts—off his deliciously distracting housekeeper. Such a dalliance can only mar the facade he's constructed to protect his sisters' future from the demons of his past...but this fiery passion is a temptation he cannot resist. While Susanna may not the bride he needs, she is everything he desires. 

 A woman with a past.

As the housekeeper to one of the grandest estates in England, Susanna Lockhart has worked determinedly to become all that is proper and efficient, and she never steps over the line. Romance is an indulgence for the upper class, not for her—and most especially not with her employer. But every smoldering glance from the surly, handsome duke calls to the long-buried reckless wanton inside Susanna. A love between them can never be, but will Lucian and Susanna risk being together…

Even if it starts a scandal... 

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2023
October 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Avon
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.6
MB

Customer Reviews

AbadWallflower ,

Delicious tension

On a dark and stormy night, the new and true Duke of Penning, Lucian Ross, and Miss Susanna Lockhart met in the double romance “The Duke Starts a Scandal” by Sophie Jordan!

This book is well-written and a quick read! Both main characters have a well-hidden and highly scandalous background that unfolds suspensefully and seamlessly. The delicious tension between the duke and his housekeeper keeps us wanting more and we find ourselves on a roller coaster of emotions. Amongst the seriousness regarding a dirtbag villain and the status of her job position, Jordan weaves in comedic relief.

If you enjoy a story of love and woe then love again, then I highly recommend this book! If you love charming heroes who show admiration through surliness and meddling siblings who scheme for the better, then what are you waiting for? *wink*

Thank you to Net Galley, Avon, and Harper Voyager US for the ARC in exchange for a honest review.

oo4chelle ,

I skipped chapters

I was excited to pre-order this book and disappointed when I finally started reading it. The preview was awesome, the book itself was dry.
The characters just didn’t have the chemistry or maybe they did and the story just wasn’t told well. They didn’t seem to have much depth.
I completely skipped over the side story of the valet and the sister.
You always know how these stories are going to end - couldn’t the telling at least be interesting.
I was bored and just wanted to finish it because…. I don’t know why.

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