To Desire a Wicked Duke

To Desire a Wicked Duke Passion ignites in Nicole Jordan s delectable dazzling conclusion to The Courtship Wars Two years after losing her beloved fianc to war Tess Blanchard feels ready to chance love again Thus she s agh

  • Title: To Desire a Wicked Duke
  • Author: Nicole Jordan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Passion ignites in Nicole Jordan s delectable, dazzling conclusion to The Courtship Wars.Two years after losing her beloved fianc to war, Tess Blanchard feels ready to chance love again Thus she s aghast when a threatening scandal forces her to wed her longtime nemesis, Ian Sutherland, Duke of Rotham The impossibly arrogant, irresistibly seductive nobleman is the last mPassion ignites in Nicole Jordan s delectable, dazzling conclusion to The Courtship Wars.Two years after losing her beloved fianc to war, Tess Blanchard feels ready to chance love again Thus she s aghast when a threatening scandal forces her to wed her longtime nemesis, Ian Sutherland, Duke of Rotham The impossibly arrogant, irresistibly seductive nobleman is the last man Tess could ever imagine loving Making matters worse, she discovers secrets in Rotham s wicked past that send her fleeing London for his remote castle in Cornwall.Having long desired Tess, Ian is exasperated that the ton thinks he s driven his reluctant new bride from their marriage bed and follows hard on her heels Naturally, their spirited rivalry leads to glorious, pleasure filled nights complicated by a mysterious ghost who haunts Ian s castle and Tess s vexing insistence that he play matchmaker to her friends But can blazing desire between two warring hearts turn into wedded bliss and timeless love

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    1. 1.50 Stars - Regency/Historical Romance!Oh god! Oh god! Oh god! What an agonizing read! I’m sorry dear readers but I found this last installment of the much celebrated series to be very, VERY frustrating. Let’s state the reasons why. Well, for one thing, I found the heroine Tess Blanchard to be one very annoying, infuriating heroine. (view spoiler)[ She started from this poor, meek, unfortunate NO ONE from the previous books and now suddenly became the much coveted rude, contemptuous, haught [...]

    2. This book is a good example why I handpick the authors I read historical romances by.Firstly, I hated how the heroine was so honourable because of course not, she would never contemplate adultery. But of course, the hero may go around having mistresses. This is the same heroine who was found kissing another man at the beginning of the novel because she wanted to feel passion. This same heroine was willing to give up her passion to be an honourable wife with no passion? This kind of discrepancy s [...]

    3. Okay story with irritating romantic content. Too much recipe sex without an increase in emotional intimacy. Sex became like a weapon the H/h used to shield themselves from emotional pain.Really had a hard time with the heroine's logic. Years before, she was engaged but her betrothed died at Waterloo. She dons mourning garb for two years and throws herself into charity work.Finally, she decides to reenter society and search for true love again, a family and all that female stuff. (Can someone fin [...]

    4. I have rather mixed feelings about this book. What I Liked: The actual plot is pretty good, and there's a nice twist at the end that I probably should have seen coming, but didn't. The hero, Ian, the Duke of Rotham, is suitably alpha with a bad boy reputation that covers a good heart. He's been in love with Tess for years, but hid it behind a combative attitude because she first fell in love with his sweet and saintly cousin. Their verbal sparring is enjoyable for the first third of the book, bu [...]

    5. *3.5*Miss Tess Blanchard, 2 tahun setelah Richard, sang tunangan, meninggal siap untuk memulai suatu petualanganlha apesnya baru aja mau mencoba petualangan tersebut dengan patrick hennesy - pemilik theather - eh ketahuan oleh Ian Sutherlan, Duke of Rotham - sepupu Richard.Rotham jelas jengkel berat melihat tess berciuman dengan hennesy (kl ga salah namanya :D), lha bukannya menarik Tess eh Rotham malah menawarkan dirinya jika Tess ingin mencicipi petualangan.wakakakakka Tess melongo aja apalagi [...]

    6. This review was first available on Bookpleasures and acozyreaderscornerThe Courtship wars continue! If you have followed this series by Nicole Jordan, I’m sure you highly anticipate its release. The sixth and final book of the series explores the story of Tess with a secondary story that wraps up ties for Fanny Irwin who has played a role in each novel to date. In this final installment, Tess gets a second chance at love! This time around it is with the wicked Duke of Rotham, the elder cousin [...]

    7. Society’s rules in Regency England, during the early nineteenth century, mixed with Tess Blanchard’s desire for passion and the Duke of Rotham’s long-denied desire for Tess make a captivating romance that propels the reader along with both internal and external conflicts, humor, and an irrepressible primal connection that engenders an exquisite love. The Duke of Rotham, known as the Devil Duke, seizes the opportunity to kiss Tess after four years of wanting her while keeping his distance. [...]

    8. And the nomination for the heroine most likely to be strangled by anirate reader isYes, fellow readers I found the heroine of To Desire a Wicked Duke - Tess - to be one very irksome, unpleasant woman.I'm not sure what happened to Tess. She went from a gentle, nice secondary character in the previous novels, to a scornful, mean, snotty woman in this one. I believe her motto may have the word "emasculate" in it somewhere. How or why she felt the need to resist Ian I'll never know. Ian is quite a h [...]

    9. Tess Blanchard, and Ian, Duke of Rotham. Another stupid heroine intelligent and caring except when it comes to romance. Too irritated to review this properly. Again a premise that suspends belief, Tess leaves husband after one wedding night at the estate to go match-making in one of his castles. And he lets her go?As a result of this series, I realize I that I like intelligent pragmatic heroines, one who are not so stupid to see the being the wife of a kind good looking wealthy nobleman has many [...]

    10. Tess is a women who has suffered and put that suffering into her charity works. After the death of her beloved Tess never thought to find someone to love again and be loved in return until her beloved;s cousin Ian walks back into her life and turns it upside down all over again (by that I mean she has always had a strange connection with Ian and doesn't know what to make of it for he is a big time Rake)Ian haws secertly loved Tess since the moment they danced together at her coming out ball, but [...]

    11. 3.5Finished with the Courtship Wars series. This was another decent installment for Nicole Jordan. I really enjoyed how Ian as portrayed in this story, but I was a little disappointed with Tess. She has been a character appearing in the other novels and I thought, yay, high time we get her talebut it left me disappointed. For all her laments about trying to find true love and giving herself up to ite really fought her way through this one. I think if she would have blinked and truly looked at Ia [...]

    12. I love historical romances, but this one was kind of irritating. I think it couldn't decide if it was a ghost story/mystery or simply a romance with a couple of nifty castles. The repetition got annoying, too, after about the fourth time the author repeated that one particular character "used to be a courtesan *insert gasp of horror here*." I dunno. I'm finding it harder and harder to find historical romances I can enjoy. I think Judith Tarr's exquisitely researched historical fiction has soured [...]

    13. This plot had so much potential for a romance novel - lonely widow, notorious rake, a ghost mystery. I got bored not even 1/4 of the way in. The main character, Tess Blanchard, came off as whiney and annoying. I kept expecting the husband to just say forget it and move on. It was unrealistic and just plain annoying to read. I'm surprised, since Nicole Jordan is usually a really good author. Ughh.

    14. Ok, not remarkable. The plot was very slow and by the end I was extremely frustrated that the heroine had not realized how great the hero is by the first half of the book.

    15. Si può arrivare a pag.206 su 318 e passare ad altro? Si può. Questo ultimo romanzo della serie “Schermaglie d’amore” me lo tiro dietro da troppi giorni e quando capita significa che non mi prende e non mi prenderà mai. La ragazza compromessa che cerca di trarre il buono dal matrimonio imposto è così smorfiosa da avere una credibilità pari allo zero e il duca arcigno e tremendo seduttore non fa altro che darle qualche pizzicotto per portarla all’estasi. Come se non bastasse, lei lo [...]

    16. As always when you read the final book in a series there is a filling of sadness at having to say good bye to the characters that you have come to love. So we have come to the end of series with the marriage of Tess Blanchard. This was an unsuspected ending. There has been no mention of the Ian Sutherland, Duke of Rotham, in any of the previous books. Certainly not in connection with Tess or with Richard her deceased betrothed. This story starts off with both parties being antagonistic to each o [...]

    17. *** Book number six in Jordan’s Courtship Wars was so worth waiting for. From previous books in this series, especially book five TO TAME A DANGEROUS LORD, Ms. Jordan gave mouth watering delights as to just how wicked the Duke of Rotham really was. So having Ian Sutherland as the hero in TO DESIRE A WICKED DUKE was like finally getting to the dessert after a five course meal! After two years of mourning for her fiance who was killed in the battle of Waterloo, Tess wanted to see what it was lik [...]

    18. (Things you don't do at four in the morning while having your period: Read books and make reviews.)I was so fucking livid I had to write this one. (Again, with the hormones during period. You're a girl and you know how it is.)The whole thing was dragged and there were unnecessary things like that Castle Ghost shit. I thought something would happen there that would greatly affect Ian and Tess's relationship. (Say, Tess would be kidnapped or Ian would get shot.) But no, the suspense factor ended i [...]

    19. SPOILER ALERTI don't think this gives anything away, but proceed with cautionActually I am glad this series has come to an end. I really liked the hero, but the heroine was not my favorite. She has a part in all of the other books in the series and was portrayed as a quiet "fade into the background" woman who was mourning her fiancée. Of course, he had been killed in the war two years ago. Now she turns out to be a rude, shrew who is comprised when she is caught kissing her fiancée's cousin, t [...]

    20. This was my first Nicole Jordan novel and when I read the summary about a lonely widow, notorious rake, and a bit of a ghost mystery. I thought this story could have potential and was loving the idea of the plot somehow when i was 1/8 into the novels the plot starts to go down and I got bored . Tess the main character in the novels is the most bratty , ungrateful and annoying heroine I have ever read!!!! I kept expecting the husband would happily move on with his life and find his own happiness [...]

    21. I've really enjoyed all of Nicole Jordan's Courtship Wars series and this one has been no exception - all along I've been itching to know what happens with Tess - and of course the burning question on Fanny's fate needed to be resolved!Tess Blanchard as decided she needs to stop mourning her fiancee, who was killed at Waterloo 2 years previously, and move on with her life. She certainly does move on when she is discovered in a passionate embrace with Ian, her former fiancee's cousin and a duke t [...]

    22. It kept me interested enough to actually read it until the end. But like other reviewers, I found Tess to be an annoying shrew who was bratty and unappreciative. I could also not find it in myself to like Fanny that much. She seemed quite holier than thou when it came to telling Tess her 'carnal knowledge' and it was annoying when she would tease Tess about relations with Ian, telling her not to make a big deal about it. Then Fanny turns around and goes ON gushingly about a kiss with her boyfrie [...]

    23. I'm not a fan of Jordan's recent work, but having loved her older novels I decided to give it another go. Although parts were entertaining and interesting I was bored at times and almost quit 2/3 through. I found the haunted castle and Fanny subplots uninteresting, although perhaps if I had read some of the others in the series I would have cared more about this character. Upon finishing, I wasn't sure if it was Jordan's book or just that I am not in a romance novel mood. However, I've started M [...]

    24. This last installment of the Courtship Wars series was long anticipated, but it turned out that it didn't quite live up to its hype. The story was rather bland; sweet but unexceptional. The forced marriage, the "haunted" castle, and the the couple's determined fight against their sexual attraction are staples in the romance genre. It wasn't until Ian honestly confronted his love for Tess and his determination to win her that the story became interesting. Unfortunately, you have to read through m [...]

    25. I loved this book from the very first pages. Tess and Ian are my very favorite type of couple, a beautiful spunky woman who has suffered and a handsome rake who finds that he is not immune to love. The plot is fast moving and involving and there is a wonderful subplot involving Tess’s friend, Fanny, and Fanny’s unlikely suitor. There is also a haunted castle, villains, and a roller coaster love story that will have you turning the pages avidly until the end. Fans of the Courtship Wars series [...]

    26. I hadn't read the other books in the series but didn't feel like I was missing anything. Tess Blanchard doesn't love the Duke of Rotham. In fact, she really doesn't like the cousin of her now-dead fiance. So when they're caught up in a passionate embrace and then caught in said embrace, she's not really stoked to get married. But at least she can help hook up some of her friends with his haunted castle. And maybe help get them together.Ian, the duke, never wanted to get married. But he has had s [...]

    27. 2 Stars. Public Library 3/22/15. This is my first book in the series (and by this author). I'm sad to say it was disappointing. The h rubbed me the wrong way carrying on a pity party when life didn't go her way. I liked the H but spent the majority of the time feeling bad for him. I found the description to be inaccurate another reason the book left me with vague dissatisfaction. Perhaps if I'd read the other book I would've enjoyed this book more but I doubt it. I might try another book by this [...]

    28. Finally we get Tess's story. She is coming out of mourning to her betrothed(Richard)who was killed in The Battle of Waterloo. The Duke(Ian)has secretly loved Tess for many years but backed away after Richard(his cousin)asked for her hand in marriage. They get caught in a comprimised position and are forced to get married. They go thru "Do I love him, Do I love her" moments. Ian drops a bombshell on Tess about Richard and she is trying to come to terms with it. They kiss and make up and live HEA. [...]

    29. This book had a very nice epilogue- long enough to be enjoyable and know the happy couple will have many great adventures ahead. I really liked Ian's character, but I didn't care for Tess too much. I thought she was very naive, and slow to appreciate all the Duke could, and was, offering her. I did like how she came forward first and admitted she loved him. Given how much she suppressed it throughout the book, I thought for sure she would hesitate and try to deny her feelings for awhile longer.

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