The Duke by Katharine Ashe
Date Read: September 26th 2017
Genre: Historical, Romance
Katharine Ashe continues her lush and sensual Devil’s Duke series with a sweeping story of unbreakable love
Six years ago, when Lady Amarantha Vale was an innocent in a foreign land and Gabriel Hume was a young naval officer, they met . . . and played with fire.
Now Gabriel is the dark lord known to society as the Devil’s Duke, a notorious recluse hidden away in a castle in the Highlands. Only Amarantha knows the truth about him, and she won’t be intimidated. He is the one man who can give her the answers she needs.
But Gabriel cannot let her learn his darkest secret. So begins a game of wit and desire that proves seduction is more satisfying—and much more wicked—the second time around…
Series: Devil's Duke #3
Also by this author: The Scoundrel and I, The Earl, The Pirate and I br> br>
Also in this series: The Earl, The Pirate and I
Received for Review
This, in my opinion, is the best book Katharine Ashe has written and she has written some very good ones. We met Gabriel Hume, Duke of Loch Irvine, in the previous 2 books of this series, “The Rogue” and “The Earl”. Those glimpses didn’t begin to scratch the surface of the man you’ll come to know in “The Duke”.
Before Gabriel inherited his title, he was a Lieutenant in His Majesty’s navy. In Jamaica, he meets Amy Vale while taking shelter in a storage cellar during a hurricane and is attracted t This, in my opinion, is the best book Katharine Ashe has written and she has written some very good ones. We met Gabriel Hume, Duke of Loch Irvine, in the previous 2 books of this series, “The Rogue” and “The Earl”. Those glimpses didn’t begin to scratch the surface of the man you’ll come to know in “The Duke”.
Before Gabriel inherited his title, he was a Lieutenant in His Majesty’s navy. In Jamaica, he meets Amy Vale while taking shelter in a storage cellar during a hurricane and is attracted to her. Lady Amarantha Vale has fallen in love with a mere preacher, Mr. Paul Garland, and has followed him, with a chaperone, to Jamaica. After the storm, she spends time helping the doctor with the injured. She gets to know both Paul and Gabriel. Gabriel sets sail and asks her to wait for him to return. She decides not to marry Paul, but reconsiders when Gabriel’s cousin tells her he died at sea.
Later, Amy learns Gabriel survived the storm and believes he lied to her. Now widowed, Amy sails to Scotland to look for her missing friend, Penelope Baker. Penny’s trail leads to Castle Kallin, Gabriel’s highland estate. She also learns he is now a Duke. Finding the gates locked, she spies Gabriel repairing the roof but he does not acknowledge her. Determined to find Penny, she returns to Edinburgh and then to Haiknayes Castle as his guest.
Gabriel has secrets and problems of his own to deal with. He still loves Amy and desires to keep her safe. There are several very interesting story lines going on at this point. I will not go into detail as I refuse to spoil a very good complex plot. I like Amy very much but Gabriel stole my heart. He is one of my very favorite heroes and I think you’ll be surprised by him.
I hope you will try this wonderful book. This book can be read on its own, but is part of a series.
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