Friday, January 31, 2014

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

Author: Sarah MacLean
Publisher: Avon
Date of publication: November 2013

A rogue ruined . . .

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.

I swear this series keeps getting better and better.  No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is the third book in the "Rules of Scoundrels" series.  I really enjoyed Temple's story. At first I wasn't sure if I would like Mara.  What she did to change Temple's life was pretty awful.  But as I read and got to know why she did it, I began to like her more.  Also, I felt she was truly sorry about it.  I'm not sure I would have liked Temple before his life changed.  He seemed like he would have been a spoiled playboy.  I was really hoping that he wouldn't go through with publicly outing Mara and what she had done. They ended up being perfect for each other and I loved the final "fight" in the ring.  

This was a fun story and there are some cute characters in the book.  Between the boys in the orphanage and the resident pig, my heart was melting all over the place!  The epilogue was definitely a  "Wait, what???" moment.  How can the author do that and make us all wait for the next book?  I can't wait for Chase's story!!

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