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Captivating the Scoundrel

(Legendary Rogues #4)

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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Daphne Foliot has always known she’ll be married off to a man who, like her, descended from one of King Arthur’s fabled knights. That doesn’t mean she wants to be, even if it is her beloved father’s wish. Raised without a mother, she owes everything to the man who encouraged and funded her education and supports her dream of becoming the first female member of the Order of ...more
Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Published January 29th 2019 by Intrepid Reads

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eyes.2c
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Legendary Rogues--a Regency era treat!

A dramatic conclusion to the the search for the search for the Thirteen Treasures of the Knights of the Round Table. "items gathered by Arthur and his knights for one of their own—Gareth—so that he could win his bride.”
Gideon Kersey is a direct descendant of Gareth and he has a plan to regain the dagger, one of the treasures, from Timothy Foliot the power behind the shadowy Camelot group, all descendants from Arthur's Knights, who are pursuing the treasures
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Barbara Rogers
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read, author-arc
Series: Legendary Rogues #4
Publication Date: 1/29/19

This story just sucks you in from the very first word on the very first page and then holds you hostage long after you’ve read the last word. It is an exciting and intricately woven tale of romance, adventure, and mystery. The writing is excellent, the characters are all admirable, and I’m sorry that this is the last book in the series.

The series revolves around the Thirteen Treasures and the people who are seeking them – either to protect the
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The beginning of the story threw me back a bit. It felt like I was suppose to know more about the back story of the 13 Treasures of Britain. But as I continued to read I remember Gideon from other stories. Things began to come back to me. I fell in love with Gideon. The story moves relatively quick. With some twist and turns.

The story has adventure, romance, mystery and a loveable H/H A Solid Good Read
AnnMarie
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Captivating the Scoundrel is the fourth book in the Legendary Rogues series by Darcy Burke. I haven't read any of the other books and believe that you don't need to in order to understand and enjoy this book. That said, I enjoyed this book so much that I am definitely going to go back and read the series from the start.

Daphne Foliot is an expert on all things Arthurian, impossible not to be with a father who is obsessed with that time but more importantly finding 13 magical artefacts wielded by
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Maggie Whitworth
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
❤❤❤❤❤
💋💋
The fourth in the series of Legendary Rogues , and non is more Legendary or Roguish than Gideon.
Yes , Darcy is in redeeming mode in this book , and so she should be , I’ve had a soft spot for this guy for a while now , I always seem to go for the black sheep .
But honestly Gideon is a great character, one I’ve never seen as bad, Not really .
He’s lonely, he’s needs love in the worst way , Mainly because he still has abandonment issues caused by his mother , he was brought up by maybe one
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Sarah
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is the last in a series about the legend of King Arthur which is a favorite of mine. I’ve only read the last 2 books in the series but both were fun, exciting reads. I love an adventure story and this was definitely that.
Gideon is a widowed earl who is a descendent of a knight of the round table and doesn’t want to remarry. Daphne is the daughter of the villain who is trying to steal the treasures of the round table and remove all non descendants from the order that protects the legen
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Beneath The Covers Blog
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads, arcs, sonal
Full review can be found HERE --> https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
Niki
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Facing an arranged marriage she doesn't exactly want, Daphne Foliot agrees anyway because it is what he father wants for her and she owes him everything for raising her and supporting her dream of becoming the first female member of the Order of the Round Table. Though she'd prefer the semblance of independence she has eked out so she can continue her scholarship of Arthurian legend, she doesn't want to go back on the promise she made to her father, nor can she afford to live without his financi ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Captivating the scoundrel is the 4rth (and last?) book in the Legendary Rogues series. Gideon is the hero and Daphne the heroine. Their story begins with Daphne's father is practically forcing Gideon to marry his daughter. Fast forward a short time later, we have these two going on an adventure to find one of the missing artifacts, an invisible cloak like the one in Harry Potter. No one expected to fall for the other though.

Daphne and Gideon had an interesting journey and I liked it. Their story
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Tracy Emro
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gideon Kersey, the Earl of Stratton (for now at least), direct descendant of Sir Gareth and sort of villain in the previous books, has turned over a new leaf, he no longer blindly follows Timothy Foliot, his former mentor and leader of the Camelot Sect with in the “Order”. His sole mission now is to find the 13 treasures and hide them away – from everyone. He goes to see Foliot and gives him Dyrnwyn, the Sword of Rhydderch Hael. He needs a dagger that is in Foliot’s possession to give to his hal ...more
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
Darcy knows how to end a series with a bang! I’ve loved the whole series, but this was favorite. The story of finding the cloak all the info surrounding Gideon being the heir to all of will have King Arthur lovers like me bouncing off the walls. Daphne and Gideon are a mix of enemies and allies turned lovers that will have you on the edge of your seat at every turn. From a rushed wedding to a great fight scene, I couldn’t put it down for a second.

Daphne is my favorite heroine. She is smart enoug
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Brenda
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Daphne Foliot has always known she’ll be married off to a man who, like her, descended from one of King Arthur’s fabled knights. That doesn’t mean she wants to be, even if it is her beloved father’s wish.
Heir to the thirteen treasures of Britain, Gideon Kersey vows to do anything to protect his family’s legacy from a secret society bent on exploiting the items for personal gain, including marry a woman he doesn’t love. Except she ignites a passion he was certain died with his first wife, and whe
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Elodie
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read some books by Darcy Burke, all from The Untouchables series, so this book showed a different side of her talent.
Even if it is the last in a series, it can be read as a standalone story, over time, all the characters from the previous books were introduced.
This was the tale of a quest, a man who wants to right the wrongs he has done by restoring something grander and protecting those who could be harmed in the process. And the tale of the woman who wants to help him to prove she can b
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Sonal
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I AM IN LOVE!!!!!

Daphne Foliot always knew she'd have to marry the man her father chose for her. She never imagined to be in the center of a conspiracy that'll rock her entire World.

Forced to chose between her future husband and her father, Daphne's life is about to be upended like she never would have imagined.

I am in absolute awe of this story. Gideon and Daphne stole all of my heart and then some.

Gideon is the man of my dreams. He just wants to do good but also knows sometimes who have to pr
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Vânia Nunes
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
An interesting plot that transports the reader to King Arthur's time and all of Merlin's magic and female worship through Morgana.
There is a treasure hunt, called Thirteen Treasures, and only a direct descendant of Arthur would have powers to deal with such treasure/power.
On top of this treasure hunt, where various families fighting for, there is the encounter of Gideon and Daphne, each with their family problems by virtue of having rude and greedy parents, and a love and complicity born between
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Petula
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gideon Kersey is in a very difficult situation. His inheritance is in doubt and a devious man is attempting to manipulate his life.
Our worthy hero must use the gifts of his bloodline and the items he has found to set everything right again.
Daphne Foliot is a very intelligent woman who is fascinated with the life of a woman from long ago. Her father has always encouraged her learning but now wants her to marry a man of his choosing.
A very good adventure and treasure hunt with danger around eve
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Pelusa Rivera
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the fourth book in the series but can be read as a standalone since I have not read the previous books. It sucks you in and is an interesting tale, but you have to pay attention from the very beginning so that you do not get lost. Gideon was on an adventure and he wants to fix mistakes he has made and ends up doing that with Daphne, these two had a love hate relationship but I so respected her. She was no pushover and not a nit wit, they were actually perfect for each other..Enjoy!

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Isha Coleman
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Their love may change the world, but their secrets could topple a dynasty. More medieval than regency, Captivating the Scoundrel is a fiery read. Burke thrusts readers into an intricately woven tale of drama, mystery and passionate romance. Gideon and Daphne never meant to fall in love. They just couldn't help themselves. I never meant to lose my heart. I just couldn't help myself. Once started, it must be finished. An imaginative adventure.
Helois
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Arthurian lore, secret societies, quest, and romance.

A fitting end to the Legendary Rogues series. Gideon, who in the first two books is a bit of the "bad" guy has turned over a new leaf, and has taken it upon himself to find the 13 treasures of Arthur's Knights and return them to the grave of Gareth (whom he is descended from) and hide it for all time. While a nobel cause..it just wouldn't be a quest if there were not bad guys to make it more interesting. Foliot, the head of camelot, a secret
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Becky
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 2/7/19.

What an end to the series!

I'll admit it took me a bit to get into the book at first--I'd been a while since I'd read book 3 ( Lord of Fortune --confession time, it's the only other series book I've read so far, but that will change soon!) and I felt like I was playing catch up for a bit there, trying to remember what the deal was with the Order and Camelot and why people were so annoyed with Gideon. Once those series details were re-established in m
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G.A. Hurst
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Captivating the Scoundrel is a captivating story of ancient artifacts from King Arthur and his round table. It is also a wonderful romance between unlikely lovers. It’s interesting, well written, and extremely hard to put down. It’s set in August of 1819, Glastonbury.
Daphne Foliot is the daughter of Timothy Foliot. Her father is a member of the Order of the Round Table, but he’s a devious and dangerous man. However, she’s not aware of the truly evil man her father is.
Gideon Kersey, Earl of Stra
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Pamela
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Gideon Kersey is quickly coming to realize he has been working for the wrong side. The thirteen treasures of Britian must be preserved and the best way to do that is to bury them with his ancestor, Gareth. First, Gideon must find the last article, the cloak. With the help of an unlikely ally, Gideon is certain he can carry out this task.

Daphne Foliot agreed to marry Gideon because her father asked it of her. The fact that he is a descendant of one of Arthur's knights only adds to his appeal. Sti
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Glittergirl
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing conclusion to the series and I think Darcy's best book ever! The plotting and pacing of this story was complex and spot on!!! Excellent story for this King Arthur Legend. I am so impressed with all the research and knowledge that went into the crafting of this series. It was a page turner from start to finish!

Gideon Kersey is not such a bad guy after all. Turns out he's a descendant of Gareth, one of the Knights of the Round Table that the treasures respond to. This story redeems him and
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Lorena
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Captivating the Scoundrel is the fourth and final book in Darcy Burke's Legendary Rogues series of Regency romances. It is perfectly enjoyable as a standalone story, but it includes characters introduced in the previous books and references events that took place in those books. I haven’t yet read any of the previous books in the series.

I didn’t care for the opening chapter, but I suspect it would have felt less jarring if I had read the previous books in the series. The second chapter introduce
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Andrea
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book #4 in the series Legendary Rogues, Captivating the Scoundrel, can be read without knowledge of the previous books. However, the beginning of the book may be a little hard to understand if you are a new reader, since there are many references to the Thirteen Treasures and different characters from the previous books. If that's your case, just relax and go on reading, as you'll find all the explanations needed in the next chapters.
As I said, many characters from the previous books appear in t
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books are love
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved Gideon. He was atoning but more than that he was coming into who he was meant to be and falling in love with someone worthy of him. Gideon wanted love. His childhood was rough and he was really alone. So he glummed onto a vulgar man in Daphne’s father. A man who was obsessed with the legend of Arthur and the treasures. So obsessed he lost objective to life really. He would do anything for those treasures and loses so much because of them.

Daphne was the loyal daughter trying to prove herse
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Lori D
It doesn't get any better when the story has connections to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. After all, the stories are legend and speculations have enchanted historians and readers alike forever! Imagine finding the lost treasures and that is exactly what the Legendary Rouges series is about. Descendants of the knights, this one is about Gideon who we have seen in the other books, but luckily he becomes the hero in this one and a lot of things fall in place. But he has to protect ...more
Debbie Glenn Brown
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The fourth in the series of Legendary Rogues about the legendary rogue’s Gideon Kersey, Earl of Stratton and heir to the thirteen treasures of Britain. His next quest is to find the next treasure on his list the, Heart of Llanllwch. He plans on foiling his mentor, Timothy Foliot plans of keeping the thirteen treasures for himself. Foliot has other plans and they include marrying Gideon to his daughter Daphne Foliot. She’s an Arthurian scholar who is obsessed with Morgan le Fey and with her intel ...more
Janet
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Daphne Foliot has always known she’ll be married off to a man who, like her, descended from one of King Arthur’s fabled knights. That doesn’t mean she wants to be, even if it is her beloved father’s wish. Her mother left years ago & she owes everything to the man who encouraged and funded her education and supports her dream of becoming the first female member of the Order of the Round Table. Heir to the thirteen treasures of Britain, Gideon Kersey vows to do anything to protect his family’s ...more
Lana Birky
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story - I love the history (some true, some embellished, all interesting) and although it is a stand alone novel; I suggest reading the series in publication order - the characters are all so worth getting to know.

Gideon Kersey, is finally getting is chance for redemption and escaping his deceased debauched father & his mother's abandoning him at a 9 years old. I enjoyed Gideon in earlier books and he just needs someone to love and care for him.

Daphne Foliot grew up w
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