The Duke's Magnificent Bastard

The Duke's Magnificent Bastard

by Sandra Masters

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Overview

After three years in England, Thorn Wick, the duke's bastard son, perfectly flawed, still fights for acceptance in his father's world as a renowned Argamak Turk horse trainer. Just when he starts to believe in fairy tales, another obstacle looms to thwart his plans: on a dangerous mission to Barbados, Thorn is stunned when secrets are revealed about his mother. Will he exact revenge for the foul deed?

Alicia Montgomery, ward of the duke, is in love with Thorn. Strong willed and adventurous, she determines she can convince him to admit his feelings. But the reality of loving Thorn too much almost destroys her.

Can Alicia quell Thorn's demons and prove love can pave the way to their happiness?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156724215
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 11/04/2016
Series: The Duke Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 978,194
File size: 430 KB

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The Duke's Magnificent Bastard 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
PegC51 More than 1 year ago
The story is action packed and emotional from start to finish. There are interesting characters, danger, love, and acceptance. Thorn needed to work through uncertainty about his place in the family and society. Alicia stood ready to help him. There are interesting characters, secrets, danger, love, and acceptance. I enjoyed this story and recommend it. The peak at Thorn and Alicia in the epilogue was delightful. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley. The review is voluntary.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite The Duke’s Magnificent Bastard by Sandra Masters is a spellbinding historical novel that features interesting characters and a gripping plot. Meet Thorn Wick, the bastard son of a duke, who is doing everything to win his father’s good graces by working hard to achieve recognition as a respectable golden horse trainer. But then when things seem to be going better for him, Alicia Montgomery, the duke’s ward, comes into the picture, a woman who is madly in love with Thorn. She believes she can seduce the duke’s son to get him to love her. While on a mission to Barbados, a mission sanctioned by his father, Thorn learns dark secrets about his past and what happened to his mother. Now he has to choose whether to get revenge for his mother or to allow his heart to be tempered by Alicia’s passionate love. The reader will have to turn those pages to discover the twists and exciting detours in this gripping story. Sandra Masters has created a story and a setting that will transport readers to exciting places. Thorn Wick is a character that I enjoyed a lot and it was fun navigating the complex world of his heart and feeling the pain he carries within him by being a bastard son. The writing is beautiful and reads with an unusual fluidity. The setting is beautifully captured, thanks to the author’s masterful use of descriptive prose. The dialogues are well-crafted and they have a lot of depth with great realism injected into them. The Duke’s Magnificent Bastard is a delightful story with characters that will stay with readers for long; it is entertaining, well-paced, and designed to keep readers turning the pages.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
I felt this to be more of a fairytale than a true historical romance. Why? Well, I can’t imagine Alicia chasing Thorn and being so blatant in her desire for him at that point in time and with her being higher class than he was. And, the idea that he might be given a “title” when not really eligible seems a bit iffy and unlikely except in a fairytale. I have a feeling that if I had read the previous books in the series I would understand the characters and storyline a bit better. This was not my favorite historical romance but it did have romance, a trip to Barbados, an uprising, information about what happened to Thorn’s mother, a horse race, and a HEA for Alicia and Thorn. Thank you to NetGalley and Wile Rose Press, Inc. for the copy of this book. This is my honest review.