My Dangerous Duke (The Inferno Club #2)
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My Dangerous Duke (The Inferno Club #2)

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The Inferno Club: In public, this scandalous society of London aristocrats is notorious for pursuing all manner of debauchery. But in private, they are warriors who would do anything to protect king and country . . .

They say that the very name of Warrington is cursed . . .

From a time as old as the cold stone of the duke's ancestral castle, the Warrington men have been plag...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Juliana
The first half is good … and then it goes Dangerously Downhill!

This is the second book in Foley's "Inferno Club" series and follows My Wicked Marquess, which came out June of last year. Neither one garnered a high rating from me, let alone reread status, and they both proved that Gaelen Foley is definitely one of those "hit or miss" authors for me. My Dangerous Duke was a miss, but it did not start out that way!

SUMMARY
[Cornwall, London, and the Orkney islands off the coast of Scotland - 1816:]...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
I think that I like the idea of this series better than I have the series. In this book, the first 175 pages or so were great-it started out strong...and then just got kind of boring. Don't get me wrong, it did pick up after that, but at that point I was kind of over it. I caught myself skimming alot. Never a good sign.

It is a very cool idea for a plot, though, it was the delivery that lacked.

This may be a wee bit ranty:

The Inferno Club is a bunch of spies who are trying to keep the Prometheans...more
Jill Dunlop
My Dangerous Duke is the second book in Gaelen Foley's Inferno Club series. Kate Madsen is abducted from her home by a band of thieves and offered up to Rohan Kilburn as a gift. Rohan is known by most as "The Beast". Those who look upon his ferocious countenance fear his wrath. Kate is taken to his estate, drugged and against her will as a peace offering of sorts. Fortunately for Kate, Rohan might be a Beast, but he also is intelligent and easily realizes that Kate is much more complicated than...more
Jennifer
PWs, I have to tell you about this one. I usually don't post my smut novels, but this one had a line so bad, it had to be immediately posted for your giggles. Page 29 "If she was nervous of his size, she needn't have feared that, either. He knew how to safely wield the oversized weapon with which Nature had endowed him." Seriously. I usually like this author, so I will finish the book and rate it. But, that line is the worst I've ever read in a smut novel, I think--even though I am quite certain...more
Judith
My **BIGGEST** criticism by far, however, was about three *very* questionable moments. It is a huge issue for me - as it should be for everyone - when books in this genre romanticize rape. There was nothing so blatant here, but there were definite problem areas and I've had this with Foley books before.

* EXHIBIT A * Kate shows up the first night, is brought to the great hall where she is offered/given to Rohan, she's been drugged and thinks he's about to rape her ... yet she is attracted to and...more
Lover of Romance
When Kate is kidnapped from her home, drugged, and taken to the home of the Duke of Warrington, she doesn't know what to make of him. He is very mysterious, very handsome in a very sinful way, and he makes her body heat with just one look. However he is always questioning her, and she is the innocent one in all of this, but as they both get closer to the truth, the closer the danger gets, the more intense their desire for each other escalates into a powerful love even though they know its dange...more
RomReader
Abducted heroine is drugged & given to duke Hero as a gift from the people of his seaside village to appease his anger towards them for their smuggling activities. Heroine sets Hero straight on who she is when she wakes up. Yet it doesn’t remove his suspicions about her being part of the nefarious group he’s been after as an assassin. As they wait for her kidnapper’s letter, they get to know each other & unravel his unemotional assassin stance. Their affair draws them even closer despite...more
Lady Darcie
Jul 27, 2010 Lady Darcie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Lady Darcie by: Inferno Club #1
Kate Madsen is no ordinary lady, for she is the daughter of a Pirate and is not afraid of anything. Until she is kidnapped and given to the Beast for a gift of pleasure.
Rohan Kilburn is known as the Beast and never plans to marry for the Curse of the Kilburn family haunts his dreams. Yet when he is givin his Gift Rohan never thought to feel the things Kate starts sturring in his blood.
As the battle that has upturned both their worlds rages outside so does their desire for each other rages inside...more
Melanie
I liked this book up to the point where Rohan and Kate go to find the treasure... Then it swerved into an Indiana Jones read, which, while not my fave thing in a HR, especially in a Gaelen Foley book (most of which I adore..), fit in with the story:)

So I enjoyed the first two thirds, and found the last third all right, which is why I give it 4* and not 5...
Book Binge Blog
Here is a historical romance that is for the truly serious lover of the genre and who finds the complicated story and extensive cast of characters stimulating and educational in its own way. Such are the novels of Gaelen Foley and those who are in possession of such a hunger for novels that are meaty in their content and written with flair and vivre, this is their kind of book. This is what one reviewer called an " . . . improbable spy story" complete with the undercover government agents disgui...more
Fiendishly Bookish
3.75 Stars

Gaelen Foley’s debut Inferno Club series starts off with a saucy bang as Duke Rohan Kilburn, aka The Beast surveys his latest present: a trussed up delectable morsel known as Kate Madsen. But all is not what it seems. In fact, Kate is not what she seems. She could very well be the most dangerous thing dropped into Rohan’s lap in quite a while.

Deposited at Kilburn Castle in the wilds of Cornwall by a band of smugglers, Kate apparently is a “gift” for the notorious lord. But as Rohan un...more
Booklover1335
Kate Marsden is a heroine who has been secreted away in the English countryside and has grown up secluded from the world around her but surrounded by her beloved books. She lives a solitary and self sufficient life. That is until she was kidnapped by dangerous men who believe her to be someone else…someone worthy of holding for ransom.

Rohan Kilburn descends from a long line of fierce warriors who have sworn to protect against the evil Prometheans whose goal is power and world domination. He is a...more
HÜLYA
Kitabın Adı : Davetsiz Misafir
Yazar Adı : Gaelen Foley
Goodreads Puanı : 5/3,88
Puanım 5/4



Cehennem Kulübü serisinin ikinci kitabı Davetsiz Misafir Orjianl Adı My Dangerous Duke'de bu sefer ki hikaye Warrington Dükü Rohan Kilburn'a aitti..Napolyon döneminde geçen bir hikaye..

Rohan'ın ailesinin erkekleri kuşaklar boyunca Cehennem Kulübüne hizmet etmiş olduğu için bu görevden kaçış yoktu..Sekiz yaşından itibaren bu görev için eğitilmişti.Başarılı olmak babasının bıraktığı ismi hakkı ile temsil etmek...more
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Cruth
"some sort of spy for the Crown, frankly, a killer, and a bit of a liar and a hardened bastard by necessity, as well" p.240, loc.4714

Author: Gaelen Foley
First published: 2010
Length: 387 pages, 7653 locations
Setting: Cornwall and London, 1816
Sex: Mostly fade-to-black. Often.
Hero: Duke. Assassin. Lonely.
Heroine: Brought up very isolated. Bluestocking. Mother was French, father a smuggler/pirate. Kidnapped but not broken.
Triggers: Opens with drugged sex, almost rape (no penetration). Vague referenc...more
Nesli
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Lori
While a totally implausible English spy story, I admit to loving it anyway. A brash, nasty man, who is a lover at heart, and a scared, isolated woman who is also a lover at heart. Toss in an adventure & roadtrip, plus an amazingly tender evening, and a club full of spies, and I ate it up.

Oh, and I should add that I haven't read book 1, and didn't miss out on a thing.
Spanglemaker9
This was better than the first one of this series I read, but I still had big issues with it. Like the other, there were numerous instances of anachronistic speech that continually threw me out of the story. This one starts with a very engaging opening scene- in the middle of the heroine's inexplicable abduction, as seen through her eyes. The story jumped in with very high stakes, which draws the reader immediately into the action. Then we met the hero and it felt like the action came to a scree...more
Carole Rae
This is the second installment in Gaelen Foley's Inferno Club series. You could read this as a stand alone novel, but you might be slightly confused in certain areas, so I my advice would be to read the first one first. As you may or may not know I love Gaelen Foley's books. I can't get enough. Her writing style flows so well that even the boring parts are addicting. When I read her books I can't help but keep wanting more. Not only are these books filled with romance, but there is action, socia...more
Alz
This book is 2/3 romance novel and 1/3 Indiana Jones ripoff, all sewn together with Exciting Background Plot rife with Amazing Coincidences and Sekrit Intrigue. The plot was 85% backstory told in large infodump summary chunks throughout the novel, with the result that the remaining 15% of the plot was a predictable yawn.

There is supposd to be a bigger overarching plot that presumably will be explored more in the next book, but it was so big and background and overarching that it was of little i...more
May Mostly Romance
นี่เป็นเล่มสองในชุด เล่าเรื่องของโรฮาน คิลเบิร์น ดยุคแห่งวอร์ริงตัน มือสังหารประจำกลุ่ม ด้วยชื่อเสียงว่า เป็นสัตว์ร้าย ทำให้วอร์ริงตันเป็นที่หวาดกลัวของคนทั่วไป ดังนั้นเมื่อแก๊งค์ค้าของเถื่อนที่หากินอยู่บนที่ดินของบ้านประจำตระกูลของเขาพบว่า เขากำลังมาเพื่อจัดการปัญหาที่แก๊งค์นี้ก่อขึ้น แก๊งค์นี้จึงหาทางออกด้วยการส่งเชลยสาวที่พวกเขาจับมาไปเป็นสังเวยวอร์ริงตันแทน

เคท แมดเซนถูกลักพาตัวออกมาจากบ้านของตัวเอง ถูกจับขังเป็นเวลานาน ก่อนที่จะถูกพาตัวมาให้กับดยุคแห่งวอร์ริงตัน เธอไม่รู้ว่า เกิดอะไรขึ้น และ...more
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Carolyn (Book Chick City)
My Dangerous Duke is the second book in the 'Inferno Club' series by Gaelen Foley and although I did enjoy this instalment, I much preferred the first book, My Wicked Marquess.

Kate Madsen is kidnapped and held in a dungeon for five weeks. Her captors are the tenants of Rohan Kilburn, the Duke of Warrington, who is an assassin for a secret organisation called the Order, formed to protect our lands from the evil Prometheans. He arrives home to his castle to sort out issues with his staff only to b...more
An Abundance of Books
The fishing village attached to Warrington's estate is actually filled with smugglers who've been ignored in favor of transporting secret messages for The Order. Some of the younger smugglers start trying to make money the fast and dirty way, but crashing ships into the rocky coast. When a Coast Guard agent tells Warrington about his people's goings on,he heads back hoe to scare them back into line. He then stumbles into an additional plot that ties his young smugglers to The Order's arch enemie...more
Ada
This is the second book of the Inferno Club series and I must say that I enjoyed this one quite a lot, even more so than the first book, My Wicked Marquess.

The book features Rohan, Duke of Warrington, the assassin of the Order. He returns to his castle to deal with rogue smugglers from the village and finds himself "gifted" with a young miss, Kate Madsen. He soons finds out that she is not a willing gift but stolen from her home and forced into captivity. And that unbeknownst to her, she's not t...more
Zimt
The relationship between Rohan and Kate is the sweetest thing I read for such a long time. There is so much feeling between those two, you can pracitcally smell it in the air. Nothing is forced and develops at the right pace. I like it especially that they don't fall in the bed right at the begin but rather have time to gain each others trust through getting to know one another. That means even when there are drastic revealments they both work it out without any huge tantrum.
The idea of an old s...more
Jackie
Unfortunately, this novel was nowhere near as good as Foley's previous work. I found myself skimming heavily over the important parts of the plot towards the end, which was weak and not nearly as interesting as it should have been. Something about a cave? Not sure what happened there, and don't particularly care. Order, Promethians, blah blah blah. The characters were weaker than normal, and I wasn't really that impressed with the hero or heroine. Foley does an amazing wounded, conflicted hero (...more
Wendy Lohr
I absolutely loved this book and am so glad it turned out to be far superior to its predecessor! Kate was extraordinary and the type of heroine I love to find in historical/regency romance novels. And Rohan.....OMG, I LURVED Rohan! He was pure alpha male in a very good, very delicious way! The entire storyline with the ongoing plot regarding the Order vs. the Prometheans was really intriguing and a lot more was learned in this book about both. I did have to giggle some when Kate and Rohan went t...more
Tracey Risebrow
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The Duke of Warrington is an assassin for the Order, serving his country as he was raised to do. He has earned the nickname The Beast for his ruthless nature. When he returns home for a brief visit to his castle he finds his tenants, trying to avoid his wrath, have left him a ‘bed-warmer’.

Kate Madsen is an innocent woman abducted from her isolated cottage drugged to appear drunk, made to look like a whore and given to the Duke as a ‘gift’. The Duke soon re...more
Vashti
Sep 19, 2011 Vashti rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: fans of historical romantic adventure,spy novels,fans of Galen Foley
I enjoy Galen Foley's books,and this one ,MY DANGEROUS DUKE , was no exception.This is the 2nd entry into The Inferno Club series.The book starts out with the h being brought to the "BEAST" as an offering.Rohan,the Duke is a master assassin and Kate has been living under an assumed name on the outer edge of Dartmoor since she was a little girl.She thought that her parents had died and was living with a guardian who had died the previous year.One night ,she was kidnapped and brought to the villag...more
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