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The Dissolute Duke (Wellinghams #4)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  154 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The rumor is up and the banns are read....

The Dissolute Duke has finally wed! With a name synonymous with sin and debauchery so shocking it is spoken of only in whispers, Taylen Ellesmere, Duke of Alderworth, is more surprised than anyone when he finds himself forced to marry! Before the ink is dry on the register, he turns his back on this sham of a marriage and leaves.

Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Harlequin Historical (first published January 1st 2013)
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Cate Ellink
Oh, I have been waiting for Lucy Wellingham's story. She's a wild girl, always in trouble and with three big brothers to protect her, she's always got out of it. But not this time. This time Lucy has to face trouble and it's worse than she imagined.

Sophia James masterfully creates a story where Lucy has to face up to her misdoings and live with the consequences. It's not easy because Lucy has never really played by society's rules.

Taylen Ellesmere is the perfect hero for Lucy. He's wild and stu
Lucinda dares to attend a party in Taylen's home, and finds herself in his bedroom hiding from anothe rman who won't take no for an naswer, and the Duke makes a pass at her, then agrees to take her home when she says no. A horrific carriage accidnet leaves her believing she lost her virginity to him, so her brothers force him to wed her then leave the country. They eventually get back together, and Lucy begins to fall for the man under the hedonism, appallingly misused by his relatives all his l ...more
April Hollingworth
Wonderful, Beautifully Created it brought you back in time with a swish of silk skirts dropping you in a story that you just want to explore. The characters are so alive you can reach out and touch them.
A must read and to be honest one for buying as you will read it again.
Grade: D+

Lust ignited, an incendiary living torch of need burning bright, like the wick of gunpowder snaking down through his being. Unstoppable.

The happy couple....

Youngest sibling Lady Lucinda Wellingham is a careless flirt who relies on her three older brothers to rescue her from various “scrapes.” Taylen Ellesmere is an Impoverished Duke of Ill Repute with “numerous and shocking depravities” to his name.

The set-up....

Lucinda gets talked into crashing one of Ellesmere’s notorious house part

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After years of absence from turning his back from a sham of a marriage he was forced to, Taylen Allesmere, Duke of Alderworth, returned to London to claim his wife. Successful from his gold venture in Australia, Taylen came back a very wealthy man resolved to restore his neglected vast holdings and claim his rightful place in society. Once again he sh
Elis Madison
If you’ve read earlier installments in this series (I hadn’t) you may know that Lady Lucinda Wellingham is… well, she’s…

This story begins with her in a low-cut gown, at the home of Taylen Ellesmere, the infamous “Dissolute Duke” of Alderworth, where an orgy party is taking place. She was brought here by her “friend” Posy, who has vanished (later she’ll claim she locked herself in her bedroom before the “fun” started). Lucy is beset by a horny earl who’s not taking “no” for an answer—after all,
Being the 4th and last of the "series" I decided I better finish it out... I've held off long enough. I actually liked this cute romance.... the brothers seemed a little over powering to me... I mean, yeah, they are her brothers, but at times they were a little over bearing enough so that it was contrast to their character.... my opinion. This didn't take me long to read. It was a fun enough romance to read about. There wasn't a ton of fluff, which was kinda nice.... there was fluff.... just not ...more
Vicki Jaeger
Free reading copy, don't judge. A fun historical romance with a hunky misunderstood duke, a spirited young woman, tons of misunderstandings and miscommunication, and a happy ending.
Sam Still Reading
Fun romance historical with a forced marriage, a heroine with a missing memory and a hero who returns to claim his forgotten bride. Action aplenty!
❆ Crystal ❆
3 stars. It was an enjoyable read.
Misunderstandings. Made me just want to scream. Ms. James writes great characters and good plots and then turns them into melodrama that reminds me of why I don't watch TV. What was it exactly that Tay's uncle did to him? It was never fully explained. There were scars on his back from being whipped but something more sinister was hinted at. Ms. James writes about characters who have the worst luck. Everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.
Finally the stories of the Wellingham family are complete! I was so excited to see that Lucinda had her turn at a story, and what a story it was! The storyline felt very original and fresh and kept me hooked the whole time. I loved the hero and heroine and it was good to catch up a bit with the Wellingham brothers. An excellent read!
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"It's the time-honored plot line - the bad boy gets caught in the marriage trap - but James puts an intriguing, sexy spin into the mix. Her naive heroine may rankle some, but her hero will win hearts as James goes about giving a mismatched couple a second chance at love" RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars
This was just as good as, or even better than, the previous book. I loved the storyline and characters. Not the usual plot, however, a HEA ending, of course.
I really enjoyed this reading.
one of the worst novels I have ever read! thw writing is so bad you'd think it was written by a teenager!!! NOTHING is good or acceptable about this waste of $6!!!
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 11, 2015 01:28PM  
  • Lady Folbroke's Delicious Deception (Mills & Boon Historical)
  • An Escapade and An Engagement
  • A Debt Paid in Marriage
  • To Sin with a Viking (Forbidden Vikings, #1)
  • Haunted by the Earl's Touch
  • To Catch a Rogue
  • Bought: The Penniless Lady  (Gentlemen of Fortune, #2)
  • Unmasking the Duke's Mistress (Gentlemen of Disrepute #1)
  • The Scandal Before Christmas (The Reckless Brides, #3.5)
  • Secrets of a Gentleman Escort
  • Married to a Stranger
  • The Border Laird's Bride
  • Fire of the Dragon (Bestiary Series, #1)
  • Bought for Revenge
  • Defiant in the Viking's Bed (Victorious Vikings #3)
  • Some Like to Shock (Daring Duchesses, #2)
  • The Dutiful Rake
Georgette Heyer novels formed Sophia James's reading tastes as a teenager lying in the sun on her grandmother's porch overlooking a wild west-coast beach.

Her writing life, however, started in Bilbao, Spain. After having three wisdom teeth extracted she was given a pile of Mills and Boons--filled with strong painkillers she imagined that she could pen one, too.

Many drafts later she thinks she has t
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