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My Dangerous Duke (The Inferno Club #2)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  2,514 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
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
ebook, 320 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Juliana Philippa
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!

[Cornwall, London, and the Orkney islands off the coast of Scotland - 1816:]
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
Jul 18, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jess The Bookworm
Mar 14, 2016 Jess The Bookworm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't read a bodice ripper in a long time, and when I saw this one it seemed really interesting.

This is sort of like a Beauty and the Beast bodice ripper, and I found it rather enjoyable. It's quite a tame bodice ripper, so nothing too hectic. Light enjoyable reading.

The heroine is kidnapped and given to the Duke as a "gift". Soon he realises that she's been wronged and he sets about trying to avenge her, and obviously romance buds along the way, while they figure out that they are connected
Lady Darcie Guenon
Jul 27, 2010 Lady Darcie Guenon rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jill Dunlop
Oct 18, 2010 Jill Dunlop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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❤️Spoiler Giver✨
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
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...
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Book Binge
Jul 29, 2011 Book Binge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
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
Oct 27, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, romance
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
Jul 27, 2010 Booklover1335 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
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
Mar 29, 2016 Shelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance

Hmm. . . now I'm beginning to wonder about finishing this series. I already have all of them from the library, so I probably will, but I don't know about this series. Again, this book felt like two different people wrote it. Parts were great - I still like the premise of The Inferno Club, and the backstory of Kate and her parents, decoding the Alchemist's Tomb mysteries were pretty interesting. But the relationship between Kate and Rohan was just awful. Also, the style i
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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
Carole Rae
Aug 12, 2011 Carole Rae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ugh whatever, I just wanted this book to end so badly. It just kept going and going. I love Gaelen Foley's plots and characters usually but this whole book to me was her trying to convince the reader, and Kate herself that Rohan wasn't an absolute asshole for I don't know, a shit ton of reasons? From their first meeting he took advantage of her, and honestly, he just kept taking advantage of her and manipulating her which was ugly. Anyway WHATEVER this romance was so bloody unconvincing and star ...more
Jul 20, 2010 Lori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 18, 2015 Barb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome!! It a combination of a sizzling romance, and a swashbuckling adventure! I lost a lot of sleep finishing this book as I simply couldn't put it down!
Sep 24, 2014 Melis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beğendim ;)
Jan 05, 2017 Kem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it. One danger after another with some romance thrown in that was fun. It reminded me of the Raiders of The Lost Ark and the rest of Harrison Ford's movies along that line. I love the way the big bad spy who wanted to keep Kate safe finally let her be his partner which allowed them to win the day. I hope the rest of the Hellion series is as good.
Kate Madsen diculik oleh sekelompok penyelundup dan dibawa sebagai persembahan hadiah untuk Duke of Warrington, yang terkenal dengan julukan Binatang. Kate dicekoki opium hingga setengah sadar dan tidak bisa melakukan perlawanan, dan Kate berfikir bahwa para penculik itu salah menculik gadis karena mereka selalu menyebutnya Kate Fox. Kate begitu ketakutan karena tidak hanya terkenal kejam, sang Duke terkenal doyan perempuan. Tapi karena dia pingsan akibat efek terlalu mabuk, Kate pun selamat dar ...more
"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
Haley Osborn
Mar 30, 2016 Haley Osborn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'll never understand the reviews I've seen on about Foley's newest series the Inferno Club. I find it absolutely fantastic. I loved the first and now My Dangerous Duke is even better. I really enjoy how she puts in information from the previous book as reminders of what happened to keep you aware of plot elements that will continue to build up over the next books until they are brought to a climax in the end. I appreciate that because it can be difficult especialy with all the inters ...more
Carolyn  Storer
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
Aug 09, 2011 Alz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trashy-romance
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
Yulia Anggraini
rohan keturunan kesekian dari duke warrington percaya dengan kutukan yg telah menghantui para leluhurx...bahwa tidak peduli betapa pun mereka mencintai pasanganx, mereka akan membunuh pasanganx tidak peduli apakah itu karna kecelakan atw alam yg bekerja...
jd saat kate dijatuhkan k pangkuanx n tw sapa kate sebenarx,rohan berniat menjdikan kate wanita karna satu n lain hal orang2 malah mengira klo kate adlah istrix... ;p

kate "dijatuhkan" k tangan rohan sebagai hadiah dari orang2 des
Amy Sanders
Sep 21, 2016 Amy Sanders rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun adventure

This was my favorites in the series. A little more focused on mystery and adventure. Only thing I don't like about the writing is the language is so modern day. But, looking past that, this writer is really good at changing up her stories.
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
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Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical romances set in the glittering world of Regency England. Her books are available in sixteen languages and have won numerous genre awards, such as the Bookseller's Best, the NJRW Golden Leaf (three times), the CRW Award of Excellence, the National Reader's Choice Award, the Beacon, and the ...more
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