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My Dangerous Duke (Inferno Club Series #2)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Total enjoyment from the first word to the last - must read for everyone!

Loneliness is a strange bedfellow and has so many degrees to its nature. It can make you feel unwanted even in a crowded room or untrusting of your best friend. But the worst part of loneliness is trying to break free of the fear it causes and all the second guessing ...
Loneliness is a strange bedfellow and has so many degrees to its nature. It can make you feel unwanted even in a crowded room or untrusting of your best friend. But the worst part of loneliness is trying to break free of the fear it causes and all the second guessing of every decision you make.

Kate Madsen knows about being alone as she was shielded in a small cottage away from society by her guardian who cared for her after her parent's death. She enjoyed a nice cup of tea and her beloved books but often wondered what was going on outside her little piece of earth. Rohan Kilburn, The Duke of Warrington and ruler of Kilburn Castle also knew about being lonely as he was trained to be a top assassin in the secretive army of The Inferno Club and deal with an enemy so cunning and ruthless that world domination was a reasonable goal to this ancient organization. But the night Kate is delivered to him as a gift the world stopped being lonely and started being chaotic and out of control something Rohan did not think he wanted but suddenly craved and ancient curses and evil empires seemed less important than having this beautiful woman in his arms.

However, Kate is not the trollop that Rohan has been led to believe; she is a naïve, and studious woman, who was kidnapped, drugged and dumped on Rohan without her consent. As these facts start to unfold Rohan begins to believe she may be a spy sent by his enemies to destroy the righteous cause he protects and when he learns that she is in fact a direct descendent of the society that has cursed his family, everything comes to a crashing head. But in reality Kate knows nothing of her past and learns that Rohan does know quite a bit and is keeping secrets from her. Slowly over time Rohan learns to trust in what Kate say and understand her innocence then begins to tell her about her bloodline and where everything began with their individual families. Kate realizes he is not a beast but a lovely man in need of someone to love him and she is the one to take on this cause.

When both Rohan and Kate discover that the dead have come back from the grave and that Kate is in danger they become a united front to battle the demons that chase them both and discover critical information to unlock any number of curses is in one of Kate's beloved books and this books holds the key to taking down the enemy. The adventure these two take would make Indiana Jones cry with envy as they go deep into the bowels of the enemy's domain and come out realizing that together they are everything and apart they are empty shells.

I am a shameless fan of Gaelen Foley and every word she writes is magic and I can never use enough adjectives to describe how fascinating the characters are, spell binding the story and heart melting the romance. This book shows again what a great writer can produce and no one will be disappointed with the read or able to stop reading once you start. This is the 2nd book in the series and while you do not have to read the 1st book seriously why would you not want to?

Reviewed by Mary Gramlich (www.marygramlich.com) "The Reading Reviewer

posted by The_Reading_Reviewer on July 19, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Too Vulgar for an historical romance

I had a really hard time with the use of the "F' word in an historical romance. It seems so out of place. The story line was very typical and I would have been alright with that because I do enjoy a humorous historical romance when I'm in the mood for light reading, b...
I had a really hard time with the use of the "F' word in an historical romance. It seems so out of place. The story line was very typical and I would have been alright with that because I do enjoy a humorous historical romance when I'm in the mood for light reading, but this one was too vulgar. Took away from the romance. The charachters lacked depth. I enjoyed Foley's books in the past. I really hope this isn't going to be the norm for her.

posted by ctgass on August 20, 2010

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    So Disappointed

    Okay, so here it goes. Let me preface this entire review with the fact that I have been following Gaelen Foley since I was a teenager (I'm 22 now) and she has been my FAVORITE Historial Romance novelist EVER, so it paaaains me to say this. Her writing has become stilted and hackney. When I first started reading G.F. her stuff was so original. The characters were deep, the plot was exciting, the imagery was amazing and it was so new and beautiful. I was seriously taken away. It was unlike any of the other stuff I had ever read. Her Ascension Trilogy. Wow. The Knight Miscellany. Amazing. But I started to notice towards the end of the Miscellany that she seemed to be grasping at straws. I read through the Spice Trilogy and said "Well, perhaps she's going in a new direction." I loved her so much I just COULDN'T bring myself to say that it was losing the nuance and vigor it once had. I was so disappointed with the last Night Miscellany book I was pretty beside myself. This Inferno series could be so much more than it is. Let's just be real, it's disappointing. You can't read the Ascension Trilogy and the first 4-5 books of the Knight Miscellany and be happy with any of these. Those characters had STORIES, they had STRUGGLES, they had HEART. These books' characters are just one interchangeable character with another. There is so much missing from this entire book that, honestly, I just couldn't finish it. I'm about 50 pages from the end and I'm like "BLEHHH." I love the adventurous stuff; make it MORE Indiana Jones if you WOULD. I'd love that! I mean, we can't say "The F word just doesn't belong here" and "It just seemed TOO adventurous for my taste." We have to be real, we're ladies reading HISTORICAL ROMANCE NOVELS. Seriously. None of these books display real romance in the correct light anyway because none of us are going to go off and find ourselves dukes to marry who happen to be spies. These are entertainment. I miss the old Gaelen Foley. I miss her stories and her groundbreaking characters, her nuances and her love scenes, because we all know that's why we read these things. Where's the fire? Where's the passion? Where's the VIGOR? I'm willing to stick it out if she's going in a different direction, but it seems to me she's become too comfortable with being a writer and is perhaps consumed with popping out a new book rather than making sure that it is immaculate. I realize there is research involved in these things and time and money and emotions, but no one wants to read novels where they are just one interchangeable character after another! Each of these women are strong, yet not too strong. They're dainty, but not too dainty. They're beautiful, but not too beautiful. They're the same and it's boring. Each of us here are entirely different people and I want to see that in a novel. I want to recognize people by their differences and say "That is who that person is and I can tell you what she's about. I can picture her in my head and I can distinguish her from others." The same with the men. Make them about more. Make them more than mystery and glistening abs. Give them a purpose. Give them a strength. Give them a backstory. Give them weakness. Give them weakness other than "I'll never love again because I lost someone and I don't know how to love." Give us a story that's not about: This man sews his seeds, but she'll teach him how to LOVE BY GOLLY. I miss the old Gaelen

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