Sins of a Duke
(Scandalous House of Calydon #3)
Author: Stacy Reid
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication: March 9, 2015
Genre: Historical Romance, Romance
All of the young ladies whispered about the Duke of Mondvale in hushed tones, their eyes following his tall, dark figure with barely disguised lust. For the newly-ostracized Lady Constance Thornton, he is magnetic and altogether desirable. Irresistibly so. Since her reputation is already ruined in London society, why shouldn’t she be impudent and dance with the scandalous “Lord of Sin”?
Little does she know of his plans.
The beautiful and innocent Lady Constance is no mere plaything for Lucan Wynwood. She will be his revenge. By ruining her, he will have his vengeance against her brother. Except that the Lady Constance is full of surprises…and now she could well be the ruin of him.
(A digital copy generously provided by the author Stacy Reid in exchange for an honest review) Thank you so much, Ms. Stacy!
I love historical romance! And this book totally sealed the deal for me. It was soo good! Once again, I was reminded of my college days when I was so attached with the Dukes, Earls, Lords, and other historical romance characters. So nostalgic!
Anyways, this book is the third installment of the companion series Scandalous House of Calydon. I have been following this series since the books were released and I could say that once again, Stacy Reid did not disappoint me.
The story centers on the beautiful character Constance or “Connie”, the younger sister of Sebastian and Anthony who were featured in the previous books. She fell instantly in love with the “Lord of Sins” Lucan Devlin Wynwood (Duke of Mondvale) the moment she first laid her eyes on him in a certain midnight ball. One night was all it took for her to realize that Lucan was her ideal man– the man she wanted to marry. But then, Lucan had raging feelings for his family, for Sebastian, in particular, that’s why in order to plot a revenge, he invited her to go out with him, make her fall in love, and basically leave her alone afterwards.
The book was somewhat a heavy and emotional kind of story. While Lucan was determined to avenge his sister by hurting Constance, he found himself slowly developing feelings for her. And this just made the story even more conflicting as well as romantic.
Now what I love about this book is the great chemistry between Lucan and Constance. They were like ice and fire and yet they totally click. I also love their character development. The author’s writing style, on the other hand, is also impressive. I like the way she used terms that basically make me feel as though I’m in the 1880s in London or something.
All in all, the book is superb! If you are a fan of historical romance like me, this one is for you!
Rating: 4 Stars