February 11, 2018
To Love a Scandalous Duke by Liana De la Rosa
My Review: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: Once Upon a Scandal
Publication Date: September 25, 2017
Driven into exile years earlier, due to family scandal, Declan Sinclair is called home, devastated to discover his brother has been murdered and he’s the new Duke of Darington. When clues point to the man he blames for both his exile and his brother’s death, 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. Until she realizes Declan’s redemption will mean her family’s ruin.
I absolutely love this book. The new Duke of Darrington, Declan, considered a Mulatto, his father’s second wife was a beautiful, kind, young lady, Declan’s Mother. He was the second son, his nearest neighbors, were a Powerful, bitter, Earl’s twins, Finley, and Lady Alethea. Now, after 12 years of building up his Sugarcane Empire, he has returned, upon finding his brother, Albert, the Duke, is dead. Declan is determined to find out how he died. The Earl has warned his grown children to stay away from the new Duke, alluding to an unsubstantiated rumor, that he has been involved with privateering! This is the problem between the Twins, and Declan, his father was accused of Swindle, put a gun into his mouth, and killed himself. Yet, at the time his partner was the Earl! Lady Alethea loves her father, what, and who will she chose to believe, once she recognizes her feelings for Declan?
I highly recommend Today! Thanks! Enjoy!