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Good Dukes Wear Black

(Lords of Anarchy #3)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  313 ratings  ·  89 reviews
A writer for the Ladies Gazette, Miss Ophelia Dauntry’s passion is her pen. So when she sees a fellow writer kidnapped before her eyes—and the trail of evidence leads to the Lords of Anarchy—Ophelia vows to find her friend and take down the notorious London driving club in her column. But before she can argue her case, she needs the inside scoop from its newest leader: Pie ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 306 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Stacey is Sassy
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it

I was tricked…I tell you.

I fell for the oldest trick in the book. I sent the seemingly guilty man to the gallows without all the facts. Good Dukes Wear Black introduces us to Ophelia Dauntry, a reporter for the Ladies Gazette. While she is out shopping with a fellow writer, Maggie, they are accosted by two men who then lead Maggie off in manacles with claims that her hubby wants her committed for her insane behaviour. Oh my Lordy!!!! I am SOOOO glad that can’t really happen. My hubby would have
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
This is book three in the "Lords of Anarchy" series by Manda Collins.
Miss Ophelia Dauntry is a writer for a ladies Gazette along with a few of her friends. While on a shopping trip with her friend Maggie, who is also a writer..her friend Maggie gets kidnapped. Ophelia is desperate to find a way to help her friend.
Piers Hamilton, the Duke of Trent has taken over managing Lords of Anarchy a driving club. Ophel
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I love Manda Collins' narrative voice. It's so friendly and inviting. Trent was a scrumptious hero, and the conflict sheds light on the problematic mental health system of the 19th century. A good conclusion to this series.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine.
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
GOOD DUKES WEAR BLACK is the final book the Lords of Anarchy series and, once again, Manda Collins writes an engaging mix of romance and mystery.

Trent is definitely a hero to fall in love with…strong, honourable and kind. His determination to restore the reputation of the infamous Lords of Anarchy club and help Ophelia find her friend is admirable too. I love how protective he is towards Ophelia when he tends her injuries; how he recognises her quiet loveliness when others don’t; how he expresse
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Netgalley for honest review. 3.75

Okay, the hero is what I loved most about this story. He really was the best part of the story as far as I'm concerned.

The Duke of Trent is now the new leader of The Lord's of Anarchy Club (driving club). Trent was determined that the club's reputation needed to be cleaned up and he would have it run in a legal and above board manner. Trent had character, was a protector and wanted to help those in need. These traits made him an all around great hero and likable
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. Good Dukes Wear Black is the last book in the Lords of Anarchy but can be read as a stand alone and the driving club plays a very minimal role in the story. The Duke of Trent has taken over as president of the Lords of Anarchy, a driving club that has been the focus of scandals recently. Determined to improve the club's reputation, Trent has invited many former soldiers he served with during the Napoleonic war including Geor ...more
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. I missed reading the first two books in the series, but this one stood by itself very easily. That being said, I do want to go back and read the others. Ophelia is an independent and stubborn young woman who writes for the Ladies Gazette. Her friend Maggie is also a writer for the same publication. When Ophelia witnesses her friend being kidnapped, the day after an argument with her husband, Ophelia is determined to find out what happened to her. She believes it is connected to t ...more
Angel Hatfield
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Piers Hamilton is the Duke of Trent and the latest president of the Lords Of Anarchy which was a driving club known for it’s fast races and drunken debauchery. Trent liked a challenge and accepted becoming president of the club but he planned on cleaning it up and he know watched the members mingling with the ton. Trent had spent years in His Majesty’s Army and knew how to to train unruly men into the best soldiers. Now Trent hoped there would be no more bad behavior from the club members. Trent ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Did I find the whole I love you thing that happened between the characters too fast since they fell in love in less than a week's time? I did. Did I care? No.

I devoured this novel. When I was reading it time stopped and I was sucked into the world of this book. I didn't want to get out and I wish the author had written more so I could read it. My only consolation is the fact that I have one Manda Collins book left for me to read. I cannot say that it was pre4dictable even if I saw a couple of th
" Good Dukes Wear Black" is the third book on the Lords Of Anarchy Series and the first one I have read . this book can definetly be read as a standalone, but I have intentions of going back and reading the first two.
I absolutely fell for the hero in this story, " the Duke of Trent" , he was a truly honorable gentleman, straight forward ,protective not overbearing and caring. Our heroine Ophelia Dauntry is not your typical 19 th century young debutante; Ophelia is what would be considered a blue
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Manda Collins has done it again. Another Breathtaking romance in the series "Lords of Anarchy". I have read the previous two and loved them both, but I think this one is my favorite.

Ophelia is a feisty, independent, stubborn young lady who does the unthinkable in that she writes articles for a newspaper. Her mother is determined to marry her off to the most boring unappealing man because he is the son of her best friend.

The Duke of Trent is a gentleman to the core. He is an ex-soldier and just
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Regency Romance Book 3 in the series . Hero is Trent (a Duke ) Heroine is Ophelia.
Ophelia is at a ball with her friends ( her friends husbands are friends with Trent and you meet them in book 1 and book 2) when she sees a scuffle. Her friend is having an argument with her husband right in the middle of the ball. Ophelia and that friend are writers for a lady gazette and her friends husband doesn't like it . Plus her husband is accusing her of having an affair .
Ophelia left the ball a little la
Dot Salvagin
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Ophelia and Trent are not strangers to each other. They have often been together socially with his dear friends, Lord Lisle and the Earl of Mainwaring and their wives Hermione and Leonora. However they have never been alone together until the day Ophelia shows up at his door after the attack on her friend Maggie. Trent is incensed at the violence against Ophelia and Maggie and agrees to help Ophelia discover the whereabouts of her dear friend. Thus thrown together in their search they become att ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
thoroughly enjoyed it!
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The last book in The Lords of Anarchy series. Yes, I read all three in three days. Again, the story in this book is very different and very heartbreaking. I have read about the asylums and how women could be committed by just a whim of their husbands or parents and it is brought to the forefront in this story. During their journey to find a friend, Ophelia and Trent discover love and friendship. A great story with fantastic characters and a story you are not sure who is the bad guy. Great series ...more
Sandi aka Maudley
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hist-rom
4.5 ☆ The characters (main and supporting) are engaging; the plot is interesting and inventive. My only criticism is that it seemed to drag a bit in places.
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I have to say up front that Piers Hamilton, the Duke of Trent is the embodiment of what I envision an Historical – Regency Hero to be. He is strong, stubborn and authoritative. He can also be gentle, kind and understanding – and let’s not get started on the sexiness of the man. Yes, I’m afraid I’ll be picturing Trent as the hero of many a book to come – because they all should be that pure male. Just sayin’.

It’s a sad historical fact that at one time a woman could be
The second I have read in this series, I made a crucial mistake early on, and will forever feel guilty for it: never settle into your resentful feelings toward a character until you hear his story….
The Lords of Anarchy are a group of titled friends who enjoy a bit of carriage racing and other manly pursuits. Enough to raise the eyebrows of the ton, but not intentionally hurtful or destructive, simply a group of men seeking entertainments.

Piers is the latest ‘leader’ of the group, headstrong, ha
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Miss Ophelia Dauntry is quite content to be writing about needlepoint in the Ladies Gazette, although she and her friend Maggie Grayson – another lady reporter – would rather publish articles concerning social issues. While doing research for a column that will most likely not see the light of day, Maggie stumbles upon very disquieting events. One morning, as Ophelia and Maggie are out shopping, Ophelia sees Maggie dragged away by two burly men. They are taking her to an insane asylum on the ord ...more
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from Netgalley in exchange for honest review.
I read all of the other “Lords of Anarchy” books and liked all of them, that’s what I had to give this one a try.
Miss Dauntry, Ophelia for members of the family, publishes articles in the “Ladies Gazette” with one of her best friends. One day she is shopping with her friend and suddenly two men come into the shop and kidnap her, well not really kidnap her but because of a letter signed by her husband, she got declared crazy and they
Tracy Emro
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I really loved this book - it was definitely my favorite of the three.

The Duke of Trent aka Trent has taken over the Lords of Anarchy driving club, in hopes of cleaning up the clubs image. Now that his best friends have married, he has begun thinking of joining them, but the idea of a debutante is chilling to him.

Ophelia writes articles for a ladies journal and is friends with Leonora and Hermione
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was with great pleasure that I experienced another lovematch for the Lords of Anarchy! Once again, Manda Collins gives us a feel-good love story in the midst of sinister and clandestine goings-on. This time, their new president, the Duke of Trent, falls for the Lady Ophelia, the third in a trio of bluestocking best friends who have been caught up in the nefarious events that seem to take place to those connected with the Lords of Anarchy carriage driving/racing club. Lady Ophelia is a journal ...more
Debra Martin
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Miss Ophelia Dauntry gets the shock of her life when her fellow writer and friend is taken away to the Hayes Clinic for the insane. Maggie Grayson is no more insane than she is so Ophelia works to get to the bottom of the writ signed by her husband. Enlisting the help of the Duke of Trent is the last thing Ophelia wants to do, but she knows, Trent carries more authority and can get answers where she cannot.

This is the second story I've read in the series and I enjoyed it immensely. I adored Tren
Apr 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Piers Hamilton, Duke of Trent, is now the leader of the Lords of Anarchy. He isn't too thrilled in being in the situation, but being a good guy he intends to make it a success. There have been comments to the effect that make others view the club as bad. Piers wants new members to join and will do anything to keep the gossip from ruining his plans.
Ophelia Dauntry is a bluestocking who writes for the Ladies Gazette about needlework. She is getting kinda bored with this subject and yearns to write
Piers Hamilton, the Duke of Trent, inherited a mess when he became the new leader of the Lords of Anarchy. He's working hard to bring in new members to help supplant the ones who were somewhat less than... salubrious. But his club still has a fairly bad name among the gossips. And that is driven home to him once again when Ophelia Dauntry comes to him for help, accusing his club of assigning her friend to an asylum.
Ophelia is terrified. She's a writer for the Ladies Gazette (she writes about nee
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
The search for Ophelia's friend takes the centre stage of this story. Ophelia, the heroine writes articles for Mr Carrington (newspaper man). Recently, her friend took an interest in the mental clinic run by Dr Hayes and the treatment of the patients. This keen interest led her to being kidnapped in the presence of Ophelia. Trent, the hero, is the mutual acquaintance of Ophelia through her friend's wives. He is also the president of a club whose members call themselves the lord of anarchy. The h ...more
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series and can be read as a stand alone. Although it is really nice knowing all the previous characters and how they fit with one another. I enjoyed Ophelia's and Trent's story. Trent was the hero of the book in that I could not get enough of him. He was just such a man. Ophelia is determined to find her missing friend and I often wonder about these headstrong women and their abilities to get into bad scrapes. Their love story is centered around finding her friend ...more
Janice Liedl
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A tremendously satisfying final chapter in Collins' "Lords of Anarchy" series, this romance focuses on Ophelia and Trent and has an extremely engrossing mystery woven into the Regency romance storyline. You don't have to have read the others in the series to enjoy this one but whyever not? Buy them all and treat yourself!

Ophelia writes for a lady's magazine which is how she connects with another woman writer, only this one soon is abducted and committed for madness, despite Ophelia's attempts to
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is book three in the series and I had not read the first two books but I was able to follow the story really well. In this book, Trent a duke has just taken over leadership of the Lord's of Anarchy club and Ophelia is a young journalist. They had several friends in common but Ophelia is not a fan of the Lord's of Anarchy. Now, she believes she has reason to hate them. Her friend was abducted and it looks like ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Knowing one another for roughly a year, Ophelia and Trent, through their friends when Trent sees Fee more then someone off limits as he labeled her then. One kiss changed both of their lives and their partnership will solve a ring of crimes pertaining to a doctor and a newspaper person that are related. Secretes are to be revealed, kidnapping(s) to be solved and found. What we never really had much of Fee's background other then for her to finding a 'love match' but we get to find out the real r ...more
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Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small ...more

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