Also in this series: The Rogue, The Pirate and I
Series: Devil's Duke #3
Published by Avon on September 26th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Katharine Ashe continues her lush and sensual Devil’s Duke series with a sweeping story of unbreakable love
Six years ago, when Lady Amarantha Vale was an innocent in a foreign land and Gabriel Hume was a young naval officer, they met . . . and played with fire.
Now Gabriel is the dark lord known to society as the Devil’s Duke, a notorious recluse hidden away in a castle in the Highlands. Only Amarantha knows the truth about him, and she won’t be intimidated. He is the one man who can give her the answers she needs.
But Gabriel cannot let her learn his darkest secret. So begins a game of wit and desire that proves seduction is more satisfying—and much more wicked—the second time around…
I would like to say that I loved this book and that I adored this story….but its sad to say that I will be marking this as a DNF. I actually haven’t done that in a long while actually so I always hate having to do it, but I have found that as a reader, blogger, book reviewer its a necessary evil and one that I don’t enjoy especially when I have so much admiration for the author. She has always worked for me in the past, which is why this DNF is so painful for me. Because I did give it till about 57% before I called it quits and normally I try to quite earlier if I am not into the story or the book just isn’t working for me. I don’t think that it was the writing at all, because at the beginning I was into it actually. I was very intrigued by the prologue. But the story actually was so CONFUSING. It had so many players, new ones coming in all the time and I was feeling dazed out of the confusion trying to work it all out and how on earth they had anything to do with this pair. Even after 50% of the story we didn’t really see them interact that much together and that can be frustrating to see. I also didn’t feel like this book had much direction that much. It felt so NOT Katharine Ashe, the story just felt off for me, and after a whole week of trying to get through it I gave up on it.
Have you ever had to DNF a book by an author you have previously enjoyed?
Which books have you loved or hated by Katharine Ashe and why?