The Rogue (Devil's Duke Series #1)

The Rogue (Devil's Duke Series #1)

by Katharine Ashe

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Book #1 of The Devil's Duke

Lady Constance Read is independent, beautiful, and in need of a husband—now. The last man on earth she wants is the rogue who broke her heart six years ago, never mind that his kisses are scorching hot . . .

Evan Saint-André Sterling is rich, scarred, and finished with women—forever. He's not about to lose his head over the bewitching beauty who once turned his life upside down.

But Constance needs a warrior, and Saint is the perfect man for the job. Only as a married woman can she penetrate Scotland's most notorious secret society and bring a diabolical duke to justice. When Constance and Saint become allies—and passionate lovers—he'll risk everything to protect the only woman he has ever loved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062412737
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Series: Devil's Duke Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 514,607
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers WeeklyWomen’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.

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The Rogue (Devil's Duke Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. Katharine Ashe does it again. I love everything she has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The protagonists were admirable and interesting with a great love story. The subject matter was distasteful, investigating deaths of young women, human sacrifice, blackmail and spying. I had to slog my way through it, but this episode of the series wasn' t even complete in this book.
angcartwright More than 1 year ago
4th in a Series and Good Beginning to a New One This is the 4th book in the Falcon Club series and also the start of it’s own series, The Devil’s Duke. As the beginning book in a series, it is an exciting start and I’m eager to read the next one. As the 4th book in the Falcon Club series, it is confusing and frustrating as it does not offer the reader any opportunity for recall but jumps right in as if the last book in that series was published months ago instead of over three years ago. Due to this fact, I not only found myself completely lost in the first half of the book but also due to the complexity of Ashe’s writing, which if you aren’t paying attention to every paragraph, you can miss an important detail that can be referenced throughout the book. I must have done this, as I had a hard time understanding what happened between Saint and Constance six years ago and it’s mentioned briefly in the earlier part of the book and then revealed in sprinkles as the story enfolds. When I went back and re-read the first half and found myself less lost at least. There were too many themes which were not connected well, so this contributed to it being hard to follow as well. The story has a darker element to it as well that is a bit of a surprise as readers who have been reading the Falcon Club have seen Constance as a strong and solid character and eagerly awaiting her story. I won’t spoil the storyline but it does add an edge to an already edgy story. I think Ashe treats this storyline very well, however, it makes the already complex relationship between Constance and Saint even more complex and I think this element did not need to be included in the story. All that being said, this is a good story with a very compelling, mysterious and hot hero who just smolders off the page. He is an enigma yet his desire and love for Constance cannot be denied. He wants to protect her and others who come into his life and that makes him the perfect hero in my mind. Plus, he fences which makes him even sexier. I enjoyed the chemistry between Constance and Saint in the fencing lesson scenes. Definitely a good read and enjoyable, just know that you should be alert when reading it and expect a darker story than that from Ashe’s earlier works. Ashe writes so beautifully and I so prefer eloquent prose over elementary. I am eager for the next in the series and reading more from one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katharine Ashe is my favorite author. But with that said, I know that she is not for everyone. Being a teacher with degrees in classics and history, Ashe can be a difficult read. However, if you get twisted in the plot, stick to it. Her characters and her unique style of devulging the story will surely make you fall in love with Constance and Saint!