Stone Devil Duke
Marked for death, Lady Augustine Christopherson finds herself scouring the slums of London in a desperate search to find the men who killed her father, and are determined to dispose of her. To protect her family, to protect herself, she is determined to find the men before they find her.
The last thing she wante
This … is the story of Lady Augustine (Aggie) who is trying to single-handedly find the men who ruined her father's life, and her own. (At about 16% I made my bet on who the ringleader was. At about 27% I won the bet.) Natura ...more
Wow! Aggie went out at night loaded for bear. And once Devin found her there was no way she was going out alone anymore. I could certainly see her hunting those men from her point of view but she really did need someone to protect her. Even disguised she WAS going into the worst part of London, after midnight.
There was some sexual tension in this book, which I like, and some nicely written sex. So, if you’re looking for something clean this book is not for you.
There were some glar ...more
The heroine, Aggie was just awesome, not taking any crap anymore she strikes back! Wielding six pistols and mad as hell. She was smart, strong, funny and just a great character.
Our hero Devin has his own demons he is fighting. He is smart, sexy and determined to help our heroine ...more
This is my first and my Last book by K. J. Jackson!! What is wrong with people writing such horrific torture on women or anyone. I read Historical Romance for the romance an a glimpse into the past. Not Torture and abuse of the lead character. There is enough women being abused in real life. This is a real problem especially in the U.S.. I don't want to read about it in my Romance stories.. What is so sad is this story started out very good but then the horrific ...more
I enjoy some action in my stories - especially adventurous leading ladies so that suited me fine. The writing flowed and apart from a little bit of modern dia ...more
This is the very first book that I have read by K.J. Jackson and it definitely won't be my last. This book has a mysterious villain, a rakish but endearing Duke and a courageous and brave heroine along with a passionate romance. I absolutely loved Devin and Aggie and it was fun reading along as they found themselves falling in love with each other. Their conversations had me entertained and the story had me engaged from the very first page. Can not wait to read the next two b ...more
Devin liked things simple. No superfluous chitchat. No posturing. The minimum in everything, from his attire, to the very few people he allowed in his life. Simple in, simple out.
My 2018 reading year has surely gone out with a bang ending with this amazing novel! I have such a long list of historicals that I want to get to eventually so choosing which novel to start next is always hard, but I am so glad I made time for this one. I admit it took me a while to connect with Devin and ...more
Historical romances frustrate me more than any other genre, because in no other genre do I find such a wide array of quality with so few indicators as to what's going to be good and what's not. Why? Because they all look the same. I am a sucker for a girl in a pretty dress (even if the dresses are hardly ever period-accurate) and so whenever they come up, I continue to fall for them. Every. Single. Time. As for this one? Well, it fell pr ...more
Aggie is a strong female character who takes on her father’s murderers without a second thought. Devin soon finds himself mixed up in Aggie’s problems and although he has every right to walk away, he feels the need to protect her.
This story kept me up all night and tiredly I am writing this review. This was an engaging read from the start to finish.
I stayed up all night til I was finished. It was fantastic. So often, the wedding comes at the end but this encompassed so much more. It was different and delightful. My budget is begging me not to impulse buy the next two but it is so hard to listen. Jackson just got put on my must read list for life.
I liked both of the main characters very much but the story line of lagged after their marriage. The ending was great and I liked the epilogue very much. Just the middle part was a little slow. And I hated Killian because I read the second book first.
The main characters are smart, strong willed at times wily. It is a real page turner though at times gruesome. I'm interested in following the series as we have already been introduced to these intriguing fellows. ...more
Lady Augustine Christopherson watched her father die. She must find the five men who have marked her for death, before they find her. She saw their faces, and they know it. The night she comes up against four of them, she finds a stranger at her side to help her. She finds out later it is the Duke of Dunway. He tells her he will continue to help her, but can she trust him with all her secrets? Her life and the lives of every member of her family would be in even more dan ...more
Author: K J Jackson
Book: Stone Devil Duke
My Star Rating: 4 out of 5
Will I read I read it again? YES
I was given this book to read and give an honest review. This review is my honest opinion and I have fully read this book.
Lady Augustine Christopherson (Aggie) is not after revenge BUT she is after the 5 men that killed her father. When she watched her father die in front of her she saw the faces and evil eyes of his killers. She wants them dead. But they want her dead. A ...more
When KJ said "hold your breath" she really meant it..the whole book had you from the beginning you were kept holding your breath wanting to know so many answers to why and how Aggie and Devin were getting so ... and then out of the blue you can't help but laugh, then cringe, then silently scream at the way Aggie is tortured by dreams and actually being tortured.
This happened to me once started I could not put the book down till I fell asleep and as soon as I woke up I was back ...more
Be cautioned. The heroine is very atypical for this recency book. Once you can get past the fact that she sneaks out as a hack driver for nightly hunts of her father's murderers and can wield pistols better than most men, this story is captivating. However, be warned that the heroine does get repeatedly injured and even tortured. Many of the descriptions are hard to read for those of us who are squeamish. But, the fact that it makes you squirm let's you know if is d ...more
This was a great and exciting book. There were mysteries, murders, heroes and love.
Aggie has the weight of her family on her shoulders and is out to find and destroy the murderers of her father. Devon, the Duke called the stone devil stumbles into a dangerous situation and becomes acquainted with Aggie.
They have different ideas as to how to address this problem Aggie has. Devon wants Aggie to trust him to take care of it for her. Aggie feels she is in this alone.
A wonderf ...more
It was different but wonderful please reader what we read in reviews and make a decision on them if bad is not fair. Sometimes the reviews are correct more than offensive they are not. So please take my advice for I have read more books in this era from different writers then anyone would believe. Read it give your own review you will not be disappointed. K.J bravo May God continue to gift you with writing books as wonderful as this. Now for the other two books I look fo ...more
This is the 1st book out of 3 and definitely worth every minute of it. Not your typical Recency's story 18's or 19's tomboy-act-heroine not wanting a husband's thank goodness. It's developing story of 2 strangers in the midst of survival, good plot, full of actions, and a wee of raunchy sex scenes. Perfect combo of H/h so did the 3rd one. Unfortunately the 2nd book was very disappointing. ...more