Duke of Sin (The Duke Trilogy) [Adele Ashworth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Vivian Rael–Lamont lives peacefully in the small town of. He is called the “Duke of Sin” a notorious rogue and recluse whose reputation is as black as the Cornish night. They speak of his conquests, his past, and his. Adele Ashworth’s Winter Garden is one of my favourite romance novels ever, it even came in in the top 5 (or thereabouts, I don’t have the list.

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Vivian is divorced member of the nobility living in secret as a widowed flower merchant in Cornwall to avoid the scandal to her family.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Adele does not dance unless you count nightclubs in college and that time in Mexico when she was three… and the “living on pennies” bit seemed highly questionable. Adele Ashworth is back. When she encounters a blackmailer who wants her to procure a signed Shakespearean sonnet in the possession of the local Duke, Will Raleigh, she quickly makes a bargain with him. I find that journey to the happily ever after much more emotionally c Oh my goodness Deus Ex Machina in the form of Parliment!

A scandalous liaison with a mysterious, disreputable rogue may be the only way the desperate lady can guard her shocking secret… He is called “Duke of Sin” …a notorious rogue and recluse whose reputation is as black as the Cornish night.

Unfortunately, reality struck again. This was such qdele fabulous historical romance. And intrigued by the lovely lady who delivers his flower arrangements. A bit of intrigue, blackmail and danger: Adele was destined to be a singing, reading, reporting, Miss America. Someone is trying to obtain a priceless piece of music that belongs to the Duke.

Then love happens complicating everything. I liked both characters, and enjoyed most of their relationship. It been years since I have read this book, and I only remembered how well I love the story and how well written adelle was. Nov 08, Wench rated it it was ok Shelves: Apr 28, Cynthia rated it it was ok.

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Duke of Sin by Adele Ashworth

Mar 12, Serena rated it really liked it Shelves: Someone to have dinner with, someone to chat with. Adele Ashworth also has a decent-sized backlist, which is always good news when you find an new author you like.

That’s quite easily adelee.

Duke of Sin is available on Amazon. A few cheesy bits of sexy dialogue: There was such a sensual feeling throughout the whole book, that set my senses on fire. I loved how he really needed Vivian, not just on a sexual level, but for companionship.

The blackmail plot is pretty simple and really not very important. Some excellent steamy bits: Her husband is a opium user and she paid him alot of money so she could build a qdele for herself. Vivian I liked, too. From the first time she stepped onstage to sing Petula Clark’s “Downtown” for a crowd at the age of three in a Juarez, Mexico, hotel restaurant, dancing on the table at the urging of the Spanish-speaking waitressesshe knew she was Adele Budnick was born in Thus ended her dreams of solving crimes.

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In short, Vivian is a good woman in a bad situation who finds herself confronted when she least expects sln with the possibility of a great love. One day, her world comes crashing down all around her. I thought it would be a simple blackmail story but I was so wrong.

Other books in ashwortth series. The end was a little drawn out and it ended weirdly. They speak of his conquests, his past, and his mysteries in breathless whispers. I love most of the aspect of the story, except for the fact that Vivien is still married. This suke is the perfect example of what I could imagine as a torn hero, woe-begotten and feeling like the world is weighing heavily on his shoulders. Adele Ashworth I really enjoyed this hot and steamy book.


Vivian prayed that the scandal that drove her from London would never be revealed — but now she will be exposed to the world… unless William can protect her. I’m sure to come out unharmed and unpunished!

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The plot sounded really exciting somehow it fell short I struggled to care about either of them and found it all a bit predictable and somehow not romantic a shame I really wanted to enjoy it.

On to the next in the series Jun 22, Blackjack rated it liked it.

The dialogue is highly unusual for an historical romance. At one point when Vivian tells William about her marriage she says something like “a few years later Leopold moved away to spend his life in France…”. Plus, I wasn’t too crazy about the ending of the romance itself, with a certain late revelation.

Duke of Sin

He is a virtual recluse there, shunned by society after being acquitted of killing his wife. Lists with This Book. She figured becoming a Superstar was probably an easier goal to achieve, and so, between reading romances and in the late 70s there were very few to readshe practiced her art, training her developing adee soprano voice with private lessons from one of the best operatic instructors in the city of Albuquerque.

That she is in fact still married, and that she and her husband decided on a legal separation. There was even a character that clearly was bipolar. It is truly masterful and so breathtaking to read.