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Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke

(Scandalous Brides #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  2,287 ratings  ·  172 reviews
SHE BREAKS ALL THE RULES…

Sophia White knows she will never marry into polite society. The illegitimate daughter of a nobleman, she works at the Tantalus Club, a discreet establishment for gentlemen—and her only suitor is a pastor who wants to save her soul. So when Sophia is invited to spend the holidays at the estate of Adam Baswich, the devilishly handsome Duke of Greave
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Paperback, 343 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Ally
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You go girl - you are not afraid to let it all hang out, are you?
hang out

Setting / Time / Genre: Regency England

Length: 343 pages and I did not find myself skipping about

Series: Yes, this is the third book in the Scandalous Bride series (not counting the wee ebook The Wicked One)

Sexy times: Yep and they happened fairly quickly in to the book. Not terribly descriptive...more like generalities. Nothing wrong here. This book really was not about steamy stuff.

Plan on reading more by the author: Absolutely
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Sophia White was born into the world as an illegitimate daughter of a duke, so her tarnished reputation precedes her. Living her entire life under that stigma has caused her to find refuge at the Tantalus Club, an establishment for gentlemen. Yet Sophia is able to make friends and find people to call her family there. Unfortunately, society still deems her unworthy and to save her soul, a vicar has volunteered to marry her. Horrified yet optimistic, Sophia is determine
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KarenH
Another great book in Suzanne Enoch's Scandalous Brides series, focusing on the women of "unfortunate circumstances" that work at the gentlemen's gaming establishment known as the Tantalus Club.

Sophia White, the bastard daughter of a duke, has been forced to quit her employment at the Club because her father has surfaced for the first time in her life and demand she marry a country vicar he has chosen, thereby removing the blemish on his "good" name. Fortunately, Sophia has a short reprieve bef
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PoligirlReads
Jul 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
I am cheap, and Enoch is one of the few authors that can get me to crack my wallet open. Unfortunately, I should've just stuck with the public library waiting list. This one was a real clunker. How can you mess up a story that takes place at Christmastime?! Everybody loves a good seasonal read.

Neither hero nor heroine are particularly likeable. It's repetitive, especially at the beginning. Yes, we get it: Sophia just wants to have one more wonderful Christmas before getting hitched to the vicar
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HR readsNstuff
OMG i usually LOVE LOVE LOVE Suzanne Enoch... but i'm building up a healthy disrespect for the Tantalus Club books...

I've mentioned in another review I really loathe historicals that have h's with modern day values and this book was chock a block full of them...

I had a huge problem at the beginning of the book when the H walks in on the h having a bath and the h didn't seem to care, and i was ready to give up the book then, but i persevered hoping that somehow the h and H would change. She didn'
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Lori Howe
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
couldn't put it down . . . not that I wanted to. Best of the series so far :-)
Nhi Nguyễn
OMG OMG OMG!!!! This book!!!! AHHHHH!!!! It took my breath away!!! When I first read its plot, I immediately knew that I must read it, so I put it there, on my "to-read" shelf waiting for the day when I could finally get my hands on it. After many times searching for a source to read this book online, or at least an epub file that I could download, finally my call was answered! I finally found the epub file of "Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke", and immediately started to devour it.

This book is th
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The Window Seat
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
The newest title in Suzanne Enoch’s Scandalous Brides series moves the action away from London and the gaming tables of the Tantalus Club and gives us a more personal look at two characters that on the surface seem so wrong for one another, yet when they are matched everything becomes perfect.

Sophia White, a dealer at the Tantalus Club, presents herself as just another pretty face and rarely allows the patrons of the club see her true personality. As the illegitimate daughter of a Duke, Sophia h
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
I really liked Sophia in book two of this series, but man, her martyr bullshit got old quick. Graves was cool for the most part, but his inability to see what was right in front of him was a bit off-putting. On the whole, I have to say I'm not a huge Suzanne Enoch fan.
cookiemonger
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
A Beginner's Guide to Rakes made me a Suzanne Enoch fan, to the tune of suggesting her name when Mr Boffin had to read Romance for work. Like you do. A ludicrous amount of time has passed since I read that first book, but I still remember Diane's fierce personality and that one time that Oliver broke in through the floor.

Thanks to Enoch being awesome and a good rec, Mr Boffin kindly donated a few of her books to the Cookiemonger Never Stops Reading Foundation. This is one of them. Oh, and please
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Melodie
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had a decent reading experience. The only thing that annoyed me was how long it took Adam to come to the conclusion .
Amelia Oswald
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Azra
I knew I'd love this book! The story was really absorbing that I actually stayed up all night just to finish this book (how do I get rid of the dark circles around my eyes?). Loved this book!

Adam Baswich, the Duke of Greaves
I'd loved Adam from the moment I first read about him in the previous book. I loved him even more in this book! He was a great man. He was caring, funny, handsome, sexy, generous and so much more. I loved, loved, loved him! He was so kind and passionate towards Sophia I just
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Sharyn
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My favorite in the series so far. Could not put this one down. Although I knew they had to end up together in the end, I did not know how they were going to get there. The Duke of Greaves has been a mysterious character in the 2 previous books, and I couldn't wait for his story. He and Sophia had been sort of thrown together in the previous book, and I was hoping for their pairing. Sophia, the unacknowleded illegitimate daughter of a Duke, has been working in the Tantalous club. Adam, the Duke o ...more
Janine
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, audiobooks
I listened to this book and would have loved to give it 5 stars, but I didn't like the ending. I felt like the book ended WAY too abruptly. The Duke of Greaves asked Sophia to marry him, she says yes and it's finished. The ending would have been much better if the Duke would have arrived with a special license, made the self-important, pretentious Vicar marry them, then put him on a ship to India and put his mother in a convent. They introduced that nasty young Vicar and then nothing. Greaves sh ...more
Linda
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
In Camille's story, Adam treats Sophia with courtesy and respect any time their paths cross including some of what we'd call double dates. In Adam and Sophia's story that same public kindness is less obvious until nearly the end of the book.

I really like this heroine but for most of this book she seems more spineless than before. Again, at the end all is fine. At the start, she allows Adam to walk in on her in the bath--something he would never do to any other lady and from there on it just rank
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Kimia Safavi
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke is a sweet and delightful historical romance with witty and sparkling dialogue.I really enjoyed reading Sophia and Adam's story.
Thank you Suzanne Enoch
Jennifer
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Beverly
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed 10/8/2018

I love these types of books, where the hero does something entirely too stupid but thinks he's right, and then later realizes he was dead wrong and he has to grovel his way back into the heroine's good graces.

Sophia and Adam develop an unlikely relationship and end up liking each other much more than they thought they would. But Adam already has his own plans for marriage and it doesn't involve Sophia. Sophia, on the other hand, is being forced to marry a vicar who will change
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Erica
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Can't say I would have picked this up myself. If was our book for book club. It was kind of nice to read this as I have been reading some heavy books lately. I enjoyed the characters in the book immensely, however I only gave this two stars due to the amount of repetition in this book. You will hear repeatedly through the first half of the book the same three things- She wants one final great Christmas, He needs to get married, she wants to save the club. Over and over again, in fact I think abo ...more
Phoenix77
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
The newest title in Suzanne Enoch’s Scandalous Brides series moves the action away from London and the gaming tables of the Tantalus Club and gives us a more personal look at two characters that on the surface seem so wrong for one another, yet when they are matched everything becomes perfect.

Sophia White, a dealer at the Tantalus Club, presents herself as just another pretty face and rarely allows the patrons of the club see her true personality. As the illegitimate daughter of a Duke, Sophia h
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Naomi Ruth
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, adult-fiction
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the other three in the series, but it was still fun. I think part of why I didn't enjoy it as much was because.......

1) It's not set in the Tantalus Club.
2) It's a little more romance-tropy (not necessarily a bad thing, but since this is outside of my genre I missed the murder and spies and intrigue XD)
3) Greaves is a little more dangerous than makes me 100% comfortable? but I like the pairing of him and Sophia.
4) I really enjoyed Sophia. I would not mind meeti
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Beka
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this one just as much as the second one. I feel like there could have been a little more to the ending though. It just sort of ended. Not in a bad spot, but still sort of abrupt. I loved watching Adam and Sophia get tangled in each other and Keating and Cammy's appearances. I highly recommend this one and the previous one in the series. They're the best ones in my opinion. Haven't read the fourth yet.
Audrey
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
enjoyable couple, appreciated their chemistry and playfulness. very predictable, but I liked the continuation of the overall storyline. the part where she threw snow at him in front of everyone was great
Jordan
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was of my two favorite characters from this series, but I think I actually enjoyed book #2 more overall. This was cute and enjoyable, but the hurdle that had kept them from being together felt sort of toothless by the end.
Dianna
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good!

Great story. First by this author and i throughly enjoyed it. I will read the series now bc it was so good
Dottie
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another exciting, sexy tale from author Suzanne Enoch, the third book in her Scandalous Brides series. Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com:

Sophia White knew that the Duke of Greaves had only asked her, the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Hennessey, to his house party to stir up things, but she had been unable to turn down a chance to experience this one last magnificent holiday. She was looking forward to seeing her friend Camille Pryce Blackwood, whose husband was a good friend of t
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Virginia
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: highland-romance
Goodness, this book is amazing but it just ends! I need an epilogue or something, dang.
Angelika
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sophia White is so far the best Scandalous Bride. Perfect for tormented, self-righteous Greaves.
Nanna
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love just about any book by Suzanne and this one is also one I re read every Christmas
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