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Sins of a Wicked Duke

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

This is a fabulous historical romance

Orphan Fallon O'Rourke is sent to the Penwich School for Virtuous Girls where forty or so young girls are routinely punished. Master Brocklehurst battered Fallen with a strap for removing her cap. The beating leads her to make friends with Evie and Marguerite who all ...
Orphan Fallon O'Rourke is sent to the Penwich School for Virtuous Girls where forty or so young girls are routinely punished. Master Brocklehurst battered Fallen with a strap for removing her cap. The beating leads her to make friends with Evie and Marguerite who all make a wish on a shooting star.

Upon leaving the abusive school, Fallon finds work as a servant, but her beauty and unwillingness to be a sex toy for the males in the households consistently lead to her firing. Desperate and tall and solid at least for a female, she cuts her hair and dresses up as a male. She obtains a job as a footman working for Dominic "Demon Duke" Hale. However, Fallon never counted on falling in love with her employer who is renowned for his seductions. Meanwhile he wonders why the new footman remains in his head seemingly all the time until he realizes why and plans his next seduction.

This is a fabulous historical romance starring two individuals with deep scars caused by childhood tragedies. The theme of a woman masquerading as a man has been done many times (Shakespeare in Love for instance), but Sophie Jordan keeps it brisk and amusing through her lead couple who know life's prime lesson is you always walk alone; that is until now. Fans will enjoy this fun frolic as the Demon Duke falls in love with his "footman".

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 11, 2009

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

not pleased with beginning

I normally do not write negative reviews. This is not completely negative. It is only the first few pages that really bothered me. I didn't like the way the author represented the male character and female character. It was horrible the situation that the female was put...
I normally do not write negative reviews. This is not completely negative. It is only the first few pages that really bothered me. I didn't like the way the author represented the male character and female character. It was horrible the situation that the female was put into. It is one thing to know that the character is a rake/scoundrel, but to have the female character right there forced to watch it was horrid. I pressed through praying it would get better cause it was such a bad beginning. Finally, as it got further into the book I started liking it more. I just wish the scene where they meet could be revised. The rest of the book got better and I enjoyed it. Just change the beginning.

posted by janeeyre01 on April 23, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2009

    not pleased with beginning

    I normally do not write negative reviews. This is not completely negative. It is only the first few pages that really bothered me. I didn't like the way the author represented the male character and female character. It was horrible the situation that the female was put into. It is one thing to know that the character is a rake/scoundrel, but to have the female character right there forced to watch it was horrid. I pressed through praying it would get better cause it was such a bad beginning. Finally, as it got further into the book I started liking it more. I just wish the scene where they meet could be revised. The rest of the book got better and I enjoyed it. Just change the beginning.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2009

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    Sins Of A Wicked Duke

    All Fallon O'Rourke really wants is a home for herself. Ever since leaving Penwich's School for Virtuous Girls, she's been having to leave her places of employment, because the men of the households can't keep their hands to themselves. One night while fighting off the son of an employer a stranger comes by to see if she needs help. She gets into the carriage of the Duke of Damon. The Duke is one of those men Fallon hates, ones who think of nothing else but their own pleasures. Determined to get employment Fallon cuts her hair and disguises herself as a man. She gets employment in none other than the Dukes house hold. How long can she keep the charade up?

    This was a pleasant book, but it didn't really get to me. I think the best part was when Fallon really let Lord Hunt, whose father sent her father off on a goose chase, have it. The plot of a girl in boys clothing really didn't work for me this time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Good quick read!

    Enjoy a good quick read!! Loved the main characters!!! Can't imagine going thru life alone, I grew up in a big family. I really was happy for Fallon in the end!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Quick fun read

    Easy to read historical romance.

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