The Duke of Ruin, an all-new historical standalone from USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke, is LIVE!
With her betrothal to a duke in tatters and scandal imminent, Diana Kingman has two choices: live in certain ignominy or flee into obscurity. Diana wants solitude. She never wished to wed in the first place. However, her father will stop at nothing to betroth her to one of the finest titles in the realm…no matter how loathsome the bearer. Escape is Diana’s only option, and she’ll pay any price to achieve freedom.
Universally blamed for the death of his wife and unborn child, Simon Hastings doesn’t dispute his guilt over an accident he cannot even remember. He hasn’t had a drink since, nor a moment’s peace. Determined to be a better man, Simon rescues a young woman in need—only to be accused of kidnapping. They must marry to save him from prison. But how can a man haunted by the love he lost and a woman afraid to get too close find happiness together?
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Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.
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The Duke of Ruin by Darcy Burke is Book 8 in The Untouchables Series. This is the story of Diana Kingman and Simon Hastings. I have read the other books in this series (and Loved Them!) but feel this is easily a standalone book.
Diana doesn’t wish to marry but her father feel otherwise and is making life impossible for her. Diana father has always been abusive towards her and she just wishes to go away in peace.
Simon feels the guilt of losing his wife and unborn child and is blamed for their death by the town. Simon can’t really remember what happened that night but does feel the blame is his.
Simon is caught trying to help Diana but instead it turned that he was kidnapping her.
Now instead of freedom Diana will have to marry him to keep him from going to jail.
Now can these two lost soles find that they are really meant for one another?
This was another great romance story from Ms. Burke.