Book Review-My Dangerous Duke

Book Review-My Dangerous DukeMy Dangerous Duke by Gaelen Foley
Also in this series: My Ruthless Prince, My Wicked Marquess, The Secrets of a Scoundrel
Series: The Inferno Club #2
Published by Avon on June 29th 2010
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Romantic Suspense, Espionage
Pages: 387
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0061733970
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The Inferno Club: In public, this scandalous society of London aristocrats is notorious for pursuing all manner of debauchery. But in private, they are warriors who would do anything to protect king and country...They say that the very name of Warrington is cursed...From a time as old as the cold stone of the duke's ancestral castle, the Warrington men have been plagued by tragedy. But Rohan Kilburn, the Duke of Warrington, has vowed to escape the predestined torment by forsaking love and devoting his life to the Inferno Club and its secret mission.And then she is brought to him unbidden by cutthroats hoping to calm the duke's infamous temper—a sacrificial virgin of sorts. But even overpowered, Kate Madsen will be no man's sacrifice. And the duke's price for claiming her may be what he has sworn never to give—the heart he has so long and fiercely guarded—to the beautiful hostage he was never meant to love.

My Review

When Kate is kidnapped from her home, drugged, and taken to the home of the Duke of Warrington, she doesn’t know what to make of him. He is very mysterious, very handsome in a very sinful way, and he makes her body heat with just one look. However he is always questioning her, and she is the innocent one in all of this, but as they both get closer to the truth, the closer the danger gets, the more intense their desire for each other escalates into a powerful love even though they know its dangerous….

The Hero (Rohan Kilburn)
Rohan, has always lived in fear of the supposed family curse. Legend has it that his family was cursed when the Warrington Duke marries, his wife ends up dead either on accident or on purpose….and he knows he can never marry because he would never have the same thing happen to someone he loves and respect. When Kate is brought to him, at first he is only thinking of his sexual appetites, however when he sees the innocence and beauty about her, he is intrigued and knows he could easily fall in love with Kate who is like a breath of fresh air in his dangerous and sometimes stifling world.

The Heroine (Kate Madsen)
Kate, lost her mother when she was a small girl, and then her father abandoned her and left her in England, in a small cottage with a guardian to look after her. Now she is alone, and aches for adventure and to see the world, but when she is kidnapped, she fears for her life until she starts to trust in Rohan, who is the only one that can protect her. As she and Rohan try to discover the mystery together, they draw very close, and his kisses take her breath away and she knows that he will never marry her so she knows she needs to guard her heart because it would be inevitable that he would only hurt her in the end…..

My Thoughts 
My Dangerous Duke is the second in the series, and again I am reading this series out of order,but even though it would be nice to read it in order, sometimes I get too impatient, and I just grab what I can find. I have found that it can be read out of order, but then again I can catch on pretty easily….My Dangerous Duke starts out wit Kate being drugged, and you see that she is really courageous and faces up to Rohan not knowing if he is the type of man to rape or not, but she soon finds out that he is not what the legend say. Rohan, has stayed away from his home in the country for a very good reason, but now he has to be there at least for a little while. Rohan, is very suspicious of Kate especially through the first half of the book, however we start to see that once you bang your head enough then eventually you will start to see reason. It was pretty funny to see Rohan and Kate clash against each other, there was also a sexual tension through the whole story that keeps one captivated, and could fog one’s windows if your not careful….I just loved the danger aspect to the plot, it just kept me on the edge of my seat the majority of the time, and the mystery was a perfect element to the book, and added a sense intrigue and excitement that becomes very engaging….and the detail of the events that happen are very vivid in a certain way…..A exciting thrill of a romance!!

About Gaelen Foley

Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical romances set in the glittering world of Regency England. Her books are available in sixteen languages and have won numerous genre awards, such as the Bookseller's Best, the NJRW Golden Leaf (three times), the CRW Award of Excellence, the National Reader's Choice Award, the Beacon, and the Holt Medallion.

A Pennsylvania native, Gaelen holds a B.A. in English literature with a minor in Philosophy from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia, a quaint lakeside village where Mark Twain once owned a home. It was here, while studying the Romantic poets, such as Wordsworth, Byron, and Keats that she first fell in love with the Regency period in which her novels are set. Gaelen lives in western Pennsylvania with her college-sweetheart husband, Eric, a schoolteacher, with whom she co-writes middle grade fantasy adventure novels under the pen-name, E.G. Foley.

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