The Scandalous Love of a Duke

The Scandalous Love of a Duke

Isolated by life and choice, John Harding, the Duke of Pembroke, sees an angel in a pale mauve dress across a ballroom and is drawn closer. The wheat-blonde hair escaping her dull dove-grey bonnet caresses her neck and lures his eyes to the spot he'd most like to kiss. Then as if she senses his gaze the stranger turns and looks at him? ?A rush of pain and longing spilled from Isolated by life and choice, John Harding, the Duke of Pembroke, sees an angel in a pale mauve dress acro...

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Title:The Scandalous Love of a Duke
Author:Jane Lark
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B00IR2J49G
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Scandalous Love of a Duke Reviews

  • Kerri (Book Hoarder)
    Apr 02, 2014
    I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did, but a tempermental, grumpy hero made it difficult. A true romantic hero with a tortured past and his heart locked away, John intrigued me at first. When his grandfather dies he inherits an estate and all the trappings of society tha...
  • Ruth
    Apr 14, 2014
    I have to be honest, I picked this one, provided by the publisher through netgalley, because of the cover. I'm pretty disciplined about reading the description before choosing books to read, but, hell, the cover of this one is just delicious. Check out those eyes... And then I read ...
  • Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
    Apr 23, 2014
    Originally reviewed on Romancing the Dark Side: Jane Lark has rekindled my love of historical romance with THE SCANDALOUS LOVE OF A DUKE! Being the cover hussy I am, I will admit I was instantly drawn to this book?s cover while browsing through NetGalley, needless to say I wa...
  • Farrah
    Mar 06, 2014
    A deep, emotional, romantic read, The Scandalous Love of a Duke was a fantastic historical romance. I absolutely loved this book. After liking the previous books in the series so much, I had high hopes for this one, and it definitely didn't disappoint. Katherine was a lovely heroine...
  • Jaclyn
    Apr 21, 2014
    I didn't get very far into 'The Scandalous Love of Duke' before I knew it wasn't for me. The moment for me was when John is re-acquainted with Kate at his grandfather's funeral and he falls immediately into lust with her. Kate's had feelings for John for a long time as they knew each o...
  • Anasheh Satoorian
    Mar 26, 2014
    If you have been following my blog, then you know that is no secret how much I enjoy Jane Lark's Historical Fiction books. She doesn't just write stories, she has created a beautiful world with strong vivid characters that you can't help but find yourself rooting for. And The Scandalou...
  • Lindsey
    Apr 14, 2014
    This is the first book I've read by Jane Lark and I really enjoyed it. I am going to go back and read the first in the series. The emotion in this story is wonderful. ...
  • Anissa
    Apr 04, 2014
    I?d read the first in this series earlier in the year and quite enjoyed it so I was excited to give this one a go as well. John Harding is the son of the main characters of the first book, Ellen and Edward. Theirs was quite an angsty tale and John and Kate were not a disappointment i...
  • Adrienne Scales
    May 27, 2014
    I was looking for something different.  I was bored of the same ole stories with the same types of characters.  It feels like lately, you can change out names and locations with any of the NA books on the market.  With the exception of a few of course.  I came across an opportunity...
  • BestChickLit.com
    Apr 12, 2014
    If you?ve already read The Illicit Love of a Courtesan and The Passionate Love of a Rake then you?ll absolutely remember John as a small boy. Well that small boy has gone and grown up to be the filling in the Marlow men sandwich I know all you Jane Lark fans are dreaming about. If ...
  • Joy Lobel
    May 15, 2019
    LOVE MAKES A MAJOR CHANGE IN THIS DUKE This book kept my interest from beginning to end. I found it on my I phone and had trouble putting it down. Appeared to be full length to me. Love does conquer all. Look forward to reading other books by this author. Hope you read it and enjoy ...
  • Literati Literature Lovers
    Jan 15, 2015
    While in college I read more Historical Romances than schoolbooks. After graduating 15 years ago, I had to put that hobby on hold and am happy to say that The Scandalous Love of a Duke was a wonderful reintroduction to the genre. Katherine Spencer?s an orphan being raised in a hou...
  • Nina Hutson-farley
    Jan 05, 2019
    Charming! This book really pulled me in another layer in the Marlow series- kept me interested and entertained from start to finish! ...
  • Eileen Dandashi
    Jun 29, 2014
    Book 3, The Scandalous Love of a Duke Synopsis Book three in Jane Lark's Kindle best-selling Regency romance series! Isolated by life and choice, John Harding, the Duke of Pembroke, sees an angel in a pale mauve dress across a room and is drawn closer as lust grips firm and har...
  • Heidi
    Apr 03, 2014
    After the death of his grandfather, John becomes the new Duke of Pembroke. Although he knew all his life that this title will be his after his grandfather?s passing, it is nothing he especially looked forward to. The former Duke was very much a tyrant and not well loved. Will John fa...
  • Andrea
    May 11, 2019
    A Gem Sometimes you stumble upon a gem on the bargain apps and can't believe your luck. This is one of those gems. Do yourself a favor and get this book and read this book. John and Katherine are perfect and John's family is lovely. I'd not known of the series before so of course I ...
  • Jane Hunt
    Apr 01, 2014
    Jane Hunt Writer First Steps Jane Hunt Writer Book Reviews Google+ The Scandalous Love of a Duke is book three in the acclaimed Marlowe Intrigues. Moving forward to the next generation this is John's story. John's vulnerability hidden by arrogance makes him a tortur...
  • Debbie McCreary
    Apr 02, 2014
    Katherine's heart has belonged to John Harding, the Duke of Pembroke, since she was a young girl. Several years older, John allowed Katherine to follow behind him and her brother. Philip when they played. He was the heir to a dukedom and her a daughter of a milkmaid. When John returns...
  • Aspoon
    Aug 19, 2014
    I am not a huge fan of this author writing style but OMG it?s just so much going on in this book?one gasp after another on my part?.John Harding, the Duke of Pembroke was a handful. After reading his mother?s story and absolutely hating it, I couldn?t wait to read John?s st...
  • Monica
    Sep 04, 2014
    5 Stars!!! Again Jane Lark has knocked it out of the park with the 3rd book in this series. Oh John Harding you are a complicated mess. But the best part is we get to unravel you in the pages of this fabulous story. Katherine is a sweet young lady that has been in love with John...
  • Patty McKenna Van Hulle
    Apr 06, 2014
    \ . Jane Lark John Harding is the Duke of Pembroke and should have everything at his fingertips. What he is a deeply scarred man who does not think he deserves love. John's mother was ripped from him by his grandfather when he was a very young child. His grandfather beat any and all...
  • Marianne Denning
    May 11, 2019
    What a really great story! This story touched my heart. Two hurt people. Some selfish people. Good siblings. Katherine is lovely and strong. She loves John, the Duke. But John's childhood was hell, and he doesn't believe he can love. Story is well written with wonderful character...
  • Wendy
    Mar 06, 2014
    I couldn't wait for John Harding,the Duke of Pembroke's, story to be told by the indomitable Jane Lark. Her story lines are exciting, deliciously romantic and original. John is a charismatic, beautiful, young man but badly emotionally affected by events in his early life. He trust...
  • Sassy Moms Say Read Romance
    Jun 07, 2014
    This by far, was my favorite book in the series. This book follows, John, Ellen's child from the first book in the series. Now John is all grown and ready to step in to the role of the Duke. The role his grandfather primed him for. Upon his return to England, he says goodbye to his ...
  • Cc
    Apr 23, 2017
    Changed my rating 3.5 Mild spoilers If your a stickler for historical "society" correctness, a few things may bother you (they jerked me out of the story a few times). A heavily pregnant woman would not attend a ball, a Duchess would not attend a ball with a sling on her arm ...
  • Tara (box5angel)
    Jun 06, 2019
    Although, I enjoyed this book, I would have given it a higher rating but the hero was a little too brooding and the story went on a little longer than it should have. I kept checking how long I had left to read it (on my Kindle) because it kept going on and on. But all in all, I was sa...
  • Space Cowgirl
    May 22, 2019
    Angst Ridden Regency Romance???? This is a well written Adult Regency Romance?, but for me the angst was completely over the top. Love? from Afar Just Gets You Lost Katherine??, a Squire's adopted daughter is neighbor and playmate to a large family with Jo...
  • Claudia Schaffer
    May 14, 2019
    Interesting love story The story was very interesting, the characters are well written. I love stories that surprises me. This one did that. ...
  • eyes.2c
    Apr 12, 2014
    ...a tortured tangle________3 1/2 stars John Harding is the Duke of Pembroke. Traumatized by his upbringing under his grandfather's gimlet gaze, John knows only harshness, undergirded by a deep sense of abandonment. Poor John, a product of his upbringing! Yet I cannot like him as he...
  • Claudia237
    Oct 10, 2016
    A very needy heroine and an idiotic hero!! I get it. She had loved him since forever but still, would you not give in to him that easily, especially when he was clear about not offering a futur with you? And then after they marry, she turned into a very nagging wife. She was basica...