No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

Avon. (Rules of Scoundrels, Bk. 3). Dec. 2013. c.400p. ISBN 9780062068545. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062065407. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
OrangeReviewStarDriven 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.

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