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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 July 19, 2010

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    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 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

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2010

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    enjoyable historical

    In 1816 Cornwell, the smugglers drug Kate Madsen so they can abduct her and hand her over to the Duke of Warrington, known as the Beast; in order to appease his wrath. Kate refuses to cooperate with either the kidnappers of the beast.

    Believing he is cursed just like all his family males, Rohan Kilburn works for the Crown as an assassin. He conceals his activity by being a card carrying member of the Inferno Club, just like the other so called wastrels who belong. He returns to his family castle in Cornwall where he is known as the Beast and where allegedly the ghosts of the murdered wives of his cursed ancestors linger. His job is to end the smuggling, but even he is taken aback when the latest stolen merchandise is kissable Kate. She may end the curse and he may help her understand her heritage as they fall in love, but he fears he will have to kill his beloved as he thinks she may be an enemy agent instead of a "gift". However, neither is aware someone evil waits their entering a deadly maze.

    The second Inferno Club Regency romance us enjoyable historical filled with action starting with the kidnapping of the heroine for several weeks and never slowing down especially once the smugglers present beauty to the beast. Fully engrossing with plenty of action, readers will enjoy the adventures of Rohan and Kate as he falls in love with his "gift" and his "gift" falls in love with him.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

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    Outstanding Regency Romantic Adventure!

    Historical romance fans will delight in the Gaelen Foley's next thrilling Regency, MY DANGEROUS DUKE, Book II in her Inferno Club series for Avon (July 2010). In 1816 Cornwall England, Rohan Kilburn, the Duke of Warrington has finally returned to his family's ancestral castle to take care of his troublesome smuggler tenants. His cold Gothic castle is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of the past duke's wives, who have been murdered by their husbands! Rohan is affiliated with the infamous Inferno Club whose members are known as notorious rakes of the ton. However, Rohan is really the expert assassin for the club that protects not only England but Europe from the power hungry, occult driven Promethean Council. Upon Rohan's return home his head tenant gifts him for his pleasure with the beautiful but drunk, Kate Madsen in hopes of showing mercy for their smuggling. Kate, who is not drunk but drugged by the smugglers, is sent directly to Rohan's bed chamber and promptly falls asleep. When Rohan, whose reputation is known as "the Beast" goes to seduce her he decides to wait until she's fully awake. The following day the virginal, bookish Kate tries to escape. However, Rohan runs after her and saves her life. Rohan and Kate have a frank discussion over dinner and when he discovers she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks he vows to punish those responsible. He also realizes that her family background of an aristocratic French mother and sea captain father is not all that it seems and she could very well be the daughter of a sworn enemy in the Promethean Council and wonders if Kate is really one of them. Trying to unmask her true motives, he makes an indecent proposal offering her his protection. But does she dare accept? And what will she do when she finds out Rohan is a skilled killer for the Inferno Club and will they triumph over the evil Promethean Council? In MY DANGEROUS DUKE Gaelen Foley is at the top of her game with this outstanding Regency romantic adventure offering readers a complex intriguing plot, rich historical details and her own uniquely passionate "Beauty and the Beast" tale!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

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    This book is so great once again

    Outsatnading Mrs Foley has did it again. I dont really say what the book is about but this one part is so funny I was in tears just laughing over it. Rohan is up in his bedchamber with kate and when he undresses and go th the bed and starts kissing her and she smile on everything he is doing and then when he says he is going to take off his pants and when he turns around to her this what happens but first he thinks she is a drunk from the start when he saw her down stairs. ok he turns and walks over to the bed and looks down at her and her eyes are closed he tried to wake her but he could not. So this is what he said this is funny so much for his personal charms and he is a rake lol and then he thinks she is still 3 sheets to the wind, but he dose not know that the smugglers drug her and she is out like a light again.

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