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A Duke's Wicked Kiss

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Miss Suri Thurston knows the pain of abandonment. Intent on confronting the grandmother who tossed her to the lions, she travels from England to her birthplace in India. Her plans run afoul when she encounters the man who, ten years prior, left a mark on her soul with one stolen kiss. But he is a duke, and far beyond
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Published August 26th 2014 by Entangled: Select
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Gwessie Tee
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Completely adored this book very much, was completely captivated by tho wonderful story, also I think I've endured every emotion along side each of the main characters, I'm fairly new to Kathleens books so I will most definitely be hunting for more of them, I especially hope to encounter some happy ever afters for some of the other amazing characters, thank you Kathleen for writing it, completely love it xxx
Ashlyn Macnamara
Spymasters and dukes and danger, oh my. Not to mention the twists and turns this story takes. Hop on board for a grand adventure which follows Miss Suri Thurston from England to India and back. Suri is the illegitimate daughter of a duke and Indian royalty. Despite her upbringing as an equal in the midst of a loving family, she is still not completely accepted in English society. She travels to India in an attempt to connect with her other roots, only to run into danger, as well as the Duke of ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming and sweet!
I have just finished reading my first book written by Kathleen Bittner Roth, titled A Duke's Wicked Kiss. What does a proper duke do when he falls for an improper daughter of an Indian and British couple? Miss Surie has known what abandonment is, so she decides to go and see her maternal grandparents in India. Surie had never forgot a stolen kiss from John, the Duke of Ravenswood! Ten years after, she meets him again! Will her dream come true? Lots of twists and turns,
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Lisa
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book has it all and then some - it's almost as if Kathleen Bittner Roth was trying to write the perfect book and please everyone. I think she delivered and this is a story I won't soon forget.

Suri and John had shared a kiss nearly 10 years ago and neither had ever forgotten that moment. Years later, they meet again in India. John had married and lost his wife, therefore he is not looking for another relationship, but he can't deny the pull of Suri. While in the country, Suri plans to meet
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Mary Ebert
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this to review. Suri and her Wicked Duke took someone who doesn't generally like this genre and made me a believer. The story was full of amazing detail from the first page to the last.I read this in one sitting. This book doesn't just sizzle it smokes.
Monique
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miss Suri Thurston is the result of an affair between her father and an Indian woman, who died in childbirth, and she was raised as the equal of her sister Marguerite and her 2 brothers. The sisters have always been best friends, and when they were 17, and were both dying to be kissed, it happened. Lord John Fairfax indulged chastely Marguerite but gave Suri a real kiss, neither of them would forget. Because she is half-caste, Suri has decided to forgo marriage: she belongs neither to British ...more
Farrah
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An overall lovely historical romance, complete with a lush setting and plenty of secrets, A Duke's Wicked Kiss was an enjoyed read that I quite liked.

Suri was a good heroine. She had frustrating moments where she was stubborn about the wrong things, but for the most part, I found her to be a strong-willed, likable character.

Ravenswood was great. He was clever, loyal, and certainly an interesting man (I mean, he had a cheetah for a pet). And, he could also be sweet and was rather adorable. I
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Karin
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Standalone Story.

This is the story of a woman looking for her place in the world and a man who wants her to be with him. Suri Thurston was born of an Indian woman and an English man, but her father loved her and raised her with his other children. After her father dies, she travels to India to secretly meet her grandmother - the woman who literally threw her to the lions. While there she runs into a man who gave her a kiss she never forgot. John Fairfax, the Duke of Ravenswood, never forgot Suri
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Patty McKenna Van Hulle
A scandalous kiss BONDS a naughty Duke to his Indian Princess! A love story so powerful it takes 2 countries to tell it!

This is a story of 2 people who are molded by their pasts. Suri has 2 vastly different heritages warring inside her. Is she Indian or English? Her Indian grandmonster tried to feed her to the loins, LITERALLY, but her duke father saved her & raised her with his English family. She would always believed unworthy for marriage. John was born as a 2nd son of his duke father,
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Cocktails and Books
3.5 Stars

Marguerite and Suri Thurston are daughters of a duke. However, Suri is the illegitimate daughter of an Indian woman. Suri’s mom died in childbirth and her father rescued her and brought her home to his wife. The author describes the girls as having a very close relationship. However, Marguerite quickly told strangers Suri’s story of being illegitimate and left to die. That didn’t sound like Marguerite was such a great sister to me. I couldn’t imagine having the circumstances of my birth
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Fizza
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although I have yet to read an entangled book which I didn't love, this one was exceptional. I loved it and I think it is a must read for historical romance lovers. All the characters and places are beautifully described. Plot is great and well executed. Most of the story depicts Indian setting and I loved the historical aspect of it too.
Suri is a half-caste girl who has always found herself out of place in English environment. When she gets a chance to visit her sister in India she decided to
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Heather Ashby
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The wicked kiss in chapter one was enough to hook me, if I didn’t already know the kind of journey Bittner Roth would take me on! Poor Suri is a half-caste, born of a British gentleman and an East Indian royal, who will never fit in to either world. So, darn the future Duke of Ravenswood for whetting her appetite for things she cannot have by teaching her how to kiss—beginning with why no proper Victorian lady should leave her hands un-gloved:

“All she knew was that this man’s head was bent over
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Marianne Denning
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Made me cry

This story has everything. Uprising, crazy relatives, England, India, siblings, love. Suri is a memorable heroine. She is strong. The Duke is such an honorable man. Their adventure is terrific!
Selena Fulton
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, the sights, the wonders of India, all new to me. Well done!
Heather
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great

great novel . The author did great research in to Indian culture and history. A lot of twist great plot. I would recommend this to all
Ang
Aug 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wickedly Good Miss Suri Thurston knows the pain of abandonment. Intent on confronting the grandmother who tossed her to the lions, she travels from England to her birthplace in India. Her plans run afoul when she encounters the man who, ten years prior, left a mark on her soul with one stolen kiss. But he is a duke, and far beyond the reach of even her dreams. The Duke of Ravenswood, secret head of the British Foreign Service, has no time for relationships. His one goal is to locate and ...more
Anastasia
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was certainly original, but the heroine could be annoying and the romantic connection was rather light compared to the author's other works; however, it was well-written and still an enjoyable read.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'A Duke's Wicked Kiss' by Kathleen Bittner Roth is the story of Suri Thurston and John, the Duke of Ravenswood. Suri and John met briefly 10 years ago along with her sister. Suri and her sister Marquerite were talking about Marquerite coming out ball. Marquerite was questioning if she should have someone kiss her first before her ball so that she would have some experience. John happened to overhear and confronted the ladies. He gave Marquerite a very sisterly kiss but when he got to Suri who ...more
Megan
Aug 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It felt a slow moving at first but it really grabbed my interest and kept it. I could not stand to put this book down. I felt like the intrigue in this book could have been just a touch more plotted out but overall the mystery element was good enough that I did not see it all coming until poor Suri did. There is a a moment that will tear your heart in two but I don't want to spoil it for you. I found Suri as a heroine to be interesting and easy to like. She is so sweet and ...more
Amanda Menninga
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suri is a illegitimate daughter of a duke who was brought into the household after her mother died. She was merely a Miss, however was treated equally with her siblings. That however never stopped the rumors and gossiping. Suri vowed she would never get married or have kids to have them feel as left out as she has.

Then she meets Lord John Fairfax who happens to favor her with her first kiss. It was a completely scandal. Ten years later in India she happens to meet Lord Fairfax who happens now
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Samantha Sparks
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED IT!!! Wow - It was very complex and with many stories seamlessly woven into one! Ms. Bittner Roth has a gift of being able to develop characters and settings so vividly, I felt very involved in the lives of these wonderful characters. Their back stories were so vivid that the complexity of who the characters were in the present made me really feel for them - the losses they went through were heart breaking at times. Wow - the love scenes were fantastic!!!!!! I wanted more they were so ...more
Leah
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book off of a Goodreads giveaway! I have to say this book was absolutely amazing!!! Kathleen Bittner Roth drew me in from the very first page! Her way with words were absolutely stunning! The characters drew me in and had me turning page after page. The emotions she evoked were phenomenal. This is one of the BEST historical romance novels I've ever read!!! I hope there will be more. I'd love to see what happens to Marguerite and Jeremy in their new life. Hopefully there will be a ...more
Melissa
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It is a story that is set in India and England. Suri has been connected to John since they shared a kiss in her family's stable 10 years ago. She has made a vow to herself to never marry because she is a half-caste and feels strongly that she could never put that label on her own child. John has had many losses since their kiss.

The two meet again in India and clash from the start. What follows is a story of love and second chances. I highly recommend giving it a try
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Diana Belchase
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kathleen Bittner Roth is an expert storyteller. Her intricate and spellbinding historical/romantic suspense takes the reader from England to India and back again. Spun against a lush background of Indian palaces, exotic jewels, a cheetah, and an uprising, her characters and writing sizzle as much as the romance. Satisfying and well-written, the incredible detail transports readers to places and times impossible to otherwise experience. This book is sure to please.
Wendy LaCapra
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Duke's Wicked Kiss is a delightful, sexy tale whose twists and turns I did not see coming. I loved the heroine, found the hero intriguing and sexy, and, above all, I found the writing superb. I especially enjoyed the vividly described scenes in India and, of course, the Duke's Cheetah. Ms. Bittner Roth is exceptionally talented at bringing the moments of spirit-to-spirit connection to life.
Barbara
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free book and voluntarily chose to review it. I loved the kissing scene. Lord John gives a chaste kiss to Marguerite and a scorching one to Suri, to teach them proper behavior for their first kiss and dangers that could happen. This story is not all sweetness and light because it occurs during the uprising of Indians against the British in India.
Catherine Rull
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exotic setting, nice historical details, and a very sexy hero :-)

I really enjoyed this book!
Melissa
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great read. Suri and John story is even when the odds are against you, never give up hope.
Kiltsandswords
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get to this book and I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner. This was such a wonderful book. My emotions ran the full gamut – fear, happiness, frustration, disappointment, elation. The story is so masterfully told that you feel that you are in the great palaces of India, the lush fields of England and in bed with these two lovers.
Suri is an illegitimate daughter of an English duke and a high caste Indian woman. She was raised with her English family after her father
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AnnMarie
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Duke's Wicked Kiss is the first book I have read by Kathleen Bittner Roth. The first, but definitely not the last if this book is any indication of how good her books are.

This is the story of Suri Thurston. She is an illegitimate daughter whose father was an English man who had an affair with a beautiful Indian woman. For a child to be born half-caste in India, and illegitimate to boot was a huge disgrace to the family, and to make sure that nobody would find out about Suri's birth, her
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