I received a copy from the publishers in via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
‘The Duke of Danger’ by Darcy Burke is Book Six in “The Untouchables” series. I haven’t read any of the series up to now but this book can be read as a standalone.
Lionel Maitland, the Marquess of Axbridge has fought three duels, killing two men. He has earned the nickname ‘The Duke of Danger.’ He is a man driven by honour and the deaths way heavy on him. The last duel with Geoffrey Townsend has left Axbridge stricken with guilt.
Lady Emmaline Townsend is overrun with debt thanks to her deceased husband. Her parents are quick to arrange a second marriage to get their disappointing daughter off their hands. With no other options, Emmaline reaches out to her husbands killer to help her. Axbridge agrees to a marriage of convenience to assuage his guilt.
Can these two overcome their shared past and build a life together or will the sins of the past come back to haunt them?
This was an enjoyable read but not one of Darcy Burke’s better offerings. There were so many avenues that Ms Burke touched on that would have led this book away from the typical historical romance. Axbridge’s mental health issues are only briefly mentioned then forgotten about, the story would have been far more interesting if Ms Burke expanded on this. There is also the orphanage. I felt there could have been more there that would have added to the story.