Deepest Desires of a Wicked Duke by Sharon Page



SINLESS
Ten years ago the Duke of Sinclair called off his wedding to Portia after revealing his debauched past and dark carnal desires. Portia has never known love since. Now she is in Sin’s presence again, on a secluded island, witness to an orgy of sexual delights that thrill her in ways she never dreamed possible...

SINFUL
Sin has never forgotten Portia’s beauty or innocence and he is shocked to find her tied to his bed when he arrives on Serenity Island. But he soon finds his long ago love curious, then aroused, by the carnal acts all around her. Sin has secrets he can never reveal, but in Portia he discovers a sensuality that knows no bounds...


** This Review Contains Mild Spoilers**

This story reminded me of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None If it weren't for the sex addicted hero, a blinded by love heroine and a bunch of not so bright people engaging in orgies while a killer is on the loose, that is.

I could not at all connect with these characters in any way--emotionally or otherwise. You have a hero who had been abused as a young man. Terrible? Yes. However, he grows up to become a Duke, moves to London and meets a girl (the heroine) whom he falls madly in love with. So there may be a light at the end of the tunnel after all, right? WRONG.

After a night of debauchery, he decides he can't marry her because 1.) His sordid past and 2.) he simply can't seem to control his appetite for wild sex and multiple partners 3.) The heroine is just too "good" for that.

Excuses. Excuses. He was a sex addict. Plain and simple.

As so, he dumps her and moves on to live the next 10 years throwing orgies. Meanwhile, the heroine never marries and becomes a spinster.

First of all, right there this "hero" was no longer a hero in my eyes. IMO, this is the guy who is usually the jerk in romance novels. Through out the book the author continuously tells you that he's always loved the heroine and will always love her. But not enough to man up, tell her the truth about his past, keep it in his pants and work on building a future with her, right?

Give me a break.

I find the heroine a complete idiot for giving this guy another chance.

It wasn't a terrible story, it did keep me wondering who the killer is and why they did it. But as for the rest...I have to say it was almost comical. I read as far as the reveal of the killer--because honestly, I had to know who it was if I made it that far--but gave up on the story after that.

My Rating: 2 Stars

Details:
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 25th 2016
by Kensington
Series: The Wicked Dukes #3

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Cover/Synopsis from Goodreads.com
 
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