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A Dark and Brooding Gentleman (Gentlemen of Disrepute #2)

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  106 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Sebastian Hunter has shown his last hand at the card table. Nights once spent womanizing and gambling are now spent in the dark shadows of Blackloch Hall, staring out onto the wild windswept Scottish moors.That is, until the mysterious Phoebe Allardyce—his mother's new and far-too-pretty companion—interrupts his brooding. After catching her thieving, the master of the ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Harlequin (first published October 1st 2011)
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This was okay. I enjoyed it well enough, though it lost a star due to the onslaught of Feels in the last third.

Despite the smarmy douche on the cover (seriously, I'd like to punch that guy in the face), this leans toward Ye Old Gothic Romance with fleeing maids in nightgowns, particularly in the first half. Sexual tensions are high between H/h as they stare & think inappropriate thoughts, but there's little physical contact for most of the book (spoiler alert: they don't have sex until the l
Good book. After the death of his father, Sebastian has left his rakish ways behind and is devoting his time to the care of his estate. When his mother and her companion arrive to spend time, he is surprised by the identity of the companion. Phoebe had been accosted by highwaymen and rescued by Sebastian, but they had not exchanged names. Phoebe became a companion when she needed to find work after her father was imprisoned. Now someone is threatening her father if she doesn't find and steal a ...more
Sep 15, 2016 Ruhm rated it it was ok
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Average but contained too many tropes that annoy me. All the interesting parts happened at the end of the last chapter.
Karyn Gerrard
Jan 15, 2012 Karyn Gerrard rated it really liked it

If you enjoy historicals with a dark, brooding hero that stands and looks out the window over the Scottish misty moors holding a glass of brandy or riding his black stallion recklessly over said misty moors, then this book is for you!

Sebastian Hunter is very much like the brooding heroes in Jane Eyre and Rebecca, he has a secret and a prickly relationship with his mother who seemingly dislikes him intensely.

Phoebe Allardyce arrives at Blackloch Hall (love that name) as a companion to S
Maria Sanigan
Jan 23, 2015 Maria Sanigan rated it it was amazing
WOW! What a very great masterpiece from Miss Margaret McPhee herself! Captivating and extraordinary in its every sense within every word, page, and chapter!

You see, one important thing about writing is that the writer should make the reader SEE what she wanted them to see and from the first sentence in this book until the last, I SAW everything with my very eyes. I saw Richard Armitage in my mind portraying Sebastian Hunter and Evangeline Lilly as Phoebe. Oh but they were stuck in my head even n
Jan 31, 2015 Tasneem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this read. It was fast and easy, just the ticket when waiting around at the doctors for my appointment.

I enjoyed the plot, the honour that Hunter showed. I liked how hard he worked to fulfil the promise he had made his father. It was also nice to see the son and mother come together and make up their differences.

She was a little more difficult to like. I found her a bit stupid really, she was falling for him, she could see his honour, and yet she lies to him, steals from him and is in
I'll start by saying that I have not read the first book in this series and most probably will not be reading it afterward either. Nor will I read the rest of the books in this series. Compared to my other recent regency romance finds this one's a disappointment.

A couple more sentences about my experience can be found HERE
I read this novel in a couple of hours, it was exactly what you look for in a Regency Romance - A sweet, budding romance, a bit of tension and very well-developed characters and plot.

Good Read but not light your world on fire.
Nov 29, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it
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After reading this book again I've changed my rating from 3 to 4 stars. I was a little harsh the first time, probably because I didn't like the secret society stuff much, but that's actually a small part of the novel and the story and characters are solid and enjoyable.
Jan 08, 2012 Linda rated it liked it
The romance was lovely (as in all her other books); the only thing that didn't quite make this a 4star book was the plot when revealed seemed a bit flat.
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Sweet story with a wonderful happy ending.
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Read for Book Riot Read Harder challenge: A romance novel.
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Margaret McPhee lives on the West Coast of Scotland with her husband and her pet rabbit called Gwinnie who, at eight years of age, is a grand old lady of the rabbit world. Margaret trained as a scientist, but was always a romantic at heart. She met her husband quite literally between science labs, on a staircase, which was an advantageous first meeting p
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Other Books in the Series

Gentlemen of Disrepute (8 books)
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  • Unmasking the Duke's Mistress (Gentlemen of Disrepute #1)
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