The darkly brooding Temple who faces any comer in the ring
with aplomb and unyielding force is staggered when
confronted with the cause of his destruction, the woman he
believed he'd killed twelve years ago.
Mrs. MacIntyre has kept her secrets for twelve long years,
but with the foolish actions of her brother, she has no
choice but to confront the man she wronged to save the boys
for whom she is responsible.
Sarah MacLean's Rule of Scoundrels series is based
around a rather unique gambling hell, run by four fallen
rogues who each have secrets to hide but share a bond of
survival. Her books always provide appealing, smart strong
heroines and deliciously tortured heroes as well as story
lines that keep a reader engrossed to the very end.
I have enjoyed each of the previous books in the series but
I think NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED may be the most
explosive of them all thus far. You will find the same dry
wit, pulse-pounding love scenes and clever back story as
with the previous two, but the stakes are set a bit higher
with no readily apparent solution to the obstacles between
The venue of Victorian boxing is fascinating, and adds an
enticing sensual twist to some of the love scenes and the
use of the gritty underpinning of London is contrasted
skillfully with the blindly exuberant silks and celebrations
of the ton. Sarah MacLean can be counted upon to provide
complex characters who, despite their mistakes, are worth
cheering for set in descriptions of early Victorian London
you can almost touch. NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED is the
third in the series with the fourth book set for publication
in 2014, when Chase's turn will come.
He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the
eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night,
Temple has reigned over the darkest of London's corners for
twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption.
Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing
he's dreamed of . . . absolution.
A lady returned . . .
Mara planned never to return to the world from which she'd
run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple's
exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a
trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to
the world what only she knows...that he is no killer.
A scandal revealed . . .
It's a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the
lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It
will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of
this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk
everything for honor . . . and to keep from putting himself
on the line for love.