No good Duke goes unpunished / Sarah MacLean.
Booklist Reviews 2013 December #1
*Starred Review* Temple thought he killed her. Twelve years ago, he woke up, very drunk, in Mara Lowe's bedchamber. The sheets were stained with blood, and Mara was nowhere to be seen. Dallying with his father's latest bride-to-be on the night before her wedding is scandalous enough, but the possibility that he may have murdered her as well makes Temple a social outcast. Now the "Killer" Duke of Lamont, Temple has built a new life for himself as the part-owner and muscle behind London's most notorious gambling hell, the Fallen Angel. When Temple hears footsteps following him home late one night, the last person he expects to see when he turns around is a dead woman. Mara ruined his life, but now she offers Temple the redemption he desperately craves, if he will only meet her demands. In the third stunning installment of her Rule of Scoundrels series, RITA Award–winning MacLean richly rewards readers with a dark, intense, and supremely sexy story that will connect emotionally on every level. Brimming with brilliant dialogue, memorable characters, and just the right dash of dry wit, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is everything a romance should be. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2013 December #1
Driven into obscurity after he wakes in a blood-drenched bed and is assumed to have killed young Mara Lowe, William Harrow, Marquess of Chapin, reemerges as Temple, the notorious Killer Duke, the unbeatable fighter at the Fallen Angel. But Mara is not dead, and when she comes to Temple with a frantic offer to reappear and restore his reputation in payment for absolving her brother's gambling debts, he sees his chance for revenge—if he can bring himself to ruin a woman he is coming to love. VERDICT Guilt, responsibility, and vengeance war with passion, love, and control issues in this exquisitely crafted, insightful tale that will keep readers enthralled. It also hints at the true identity of the Fallen Angel's owner, the enigmatic Chase. Watch for his story next year! MacLean (One Good Earl Deserves a Lover) lives in Brooklyn.[Page 81]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.