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One Night of Passion

(Wicked Dukes Club #3)

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Meet the unforgettable men of London's most notorious tavern, The Wicked Duke. Seductively handsome, with charm and wit to spare, one night with these rakes and rogues will never be enough…

Lifelong romantic Thaddeus Middleton is on the hunt for a wife. He hopes to find a woman more attracted to him than to money. Instead, he finds himself drawn to a spitfire who isn’t
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Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by WebMotion
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars*

I read almost everything that Erica Ridley writes, and though my all-time favorite of hers is Never Say Duke, all of her stories are consistently well done. I know I can count on her for a good (sometimes great) story, and One Night of Passion fits the bill.

One Night of Passion had an interesting, well-conceived female MC. I actually loved her and understood her obsession with adventure and connecting to her relatives, and I thought that Erica Ridley delivered with her. The male MC
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Tanya Sridhar
5/5 stars.

What a novella!

This was me for the entirety of this book:

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I received this book from the author and publisher for an honest review. Thsi does not in any way affect my opinion of the story or character.

I have read Erica Ridley before and found her books enjoyable, but never did I expect to have such a reaction to this novella. It is truly one of my favorite ARC's of all time! This book combines brilliant dialogue work, unique and relatable characters with a beautiful love story. I'm
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Andrea
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My absolute favorite of the series so far! It was sweet, drama-free, and absolutely delightful, exactly the kind of romance I love (and which, in all fairness, most other people find boring, so.)!

What I love most about this series is that it seems to be a competition between Erica Ridley and Darcy Burke and who can write the nicest hero. All three heroes so far have been the nicest, kindest, sweetest, best beta heroes ever. I'm not kidding, all heroines say at one point that her hero's
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Sarah
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
So cute! I adored Thad and Priscilla! Thad was so sweet and I loved that he wasn’t a lord or super rich. I also loved how much he loved love! It was a refreshing change from the dark brooding hero who runs from love. Priscilla was sweet and I felt sad for her. I loved Koffi and Wednesday too. An enjoyable read!
Tracy Emro
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thaddeus Middleton has decided that he is ready to take a wife, so like any respectable gentleman of means, he begins his search at Almack's. Thad is a romantic at heart and is sure that he will recognize the love of his life at first sight - there will be a sign, a spark, a bolt of lightning - something to let him know that he has found "The One". But this night what he finds is Miss Priscilla Weatherby - most definitely not "The One", but he asks her to dance is shocked when she turns him ...more
Jessica Grogan
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it


I just love Erica Ridley’s books and this one was no exception!

Thaddeus Middleton has always believed in true love and won’t marry for anything less. Miss Priscilla Weatherby is determined not to marry at all in order to claim an inheritance and travel the world.

Erica Ridley’s heroes are always a mix of sweetness and confidence, and Thad is no exception. I loved him from the fb start and he never disappointed me. I liked Priscilla but felt her inability to realize the kind of men her father and
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Melanie
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
One Night of Passion was another delightful installment in the Wicked Dukes Club series and I really enjoyed it.

Thaddeus Middleton is ready to find the woman he hopes to spend the rest of his life with, but he’s finding it harder than he thought since he’s determined to have a love match. When Thad meets Miss Priscilla Weatherby at a ball, he is immediately intrigued but she rebuffs his efforts. Priscilla is set to inherit a fortune on her twenty-fifth birthday provided she remains unmarried and
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Jultri
May 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: beta-hero
2.5/5. It took me an inordinately long time to finish what is an essentially short book/novella. Nope. Just didn't feel what other people were feeling. This insta-love/lust thing, I just did not get. The characters both annoyed me.

The heroine is woman just biding time till her coming 25th birthday when she is promised access to the 10 thousand pounds set aside for her by her absent father. She has an illogical and childish conviction that the road to happiness is through adventuring abroad and
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Barbara Rogers
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Series: Wicked Dukes Club #3
Publication Date: 5/14/19
Number of Pages: 200

I’m loving this series so far and each book just gets better – can you imagine how good the last one will be! It was an absolutely delightful read – no drama, no angst, just a wonderful romance between the sweetest hero you’ll ever meet and a lovely heroine who has always wanted someone to love her but didn’t know that was what she wanted.

Thaddeus Middleton is a romantic in the truest sense of the word and he’s been looking
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Tia
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this one a lot. The grandmother was spunky or should I say feisty. Poor Priscilla's Dad and Granddad are terribly neglectful and selfish. She grew up abandoned and lonely. Both her and her grandmother were abandoned. Thaddeus needed someone to love and Priscilla needed to be loved. They both needed attention and companionship. Priscilla wanted adventure without restriction. In months she'd have her inheritance and freedom as long as she stayed single, but will she? I highly recommend ...more
AnnaG
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Priscilla is a young women looking for independence and adventure; Thaddeus is a cautious planner who wants a love match and has been saving since he was a child to be able provide a warm cosy home for his future family. I love how they spark off each other at first meeting and enjoyed their story.
OLT
May 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Considering that Erica Ridley turns out romances almost as fast as Mrs. Fields does chocolate chip cookies, the quality of them isn't too bad. (Those cookies are darned good also, something my hips can attest to.) Although I've read less than a handful of her books, I heard good things about this one, so...

Well, it's not bad at all. And the hero here is a sweetheart and not one of those annoying misogynists who will never marry because all women are lying, deceiving, manipulating witches, all
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Maggie Whitworth
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it


Great read.
Thaddeus is so sweet and wonderful , the sort of man to take home to your family.
Priscilla is just waiting for her 25th birthday, so she can escape her life for one of adventure in Africa, with her father and grandfather .
The two are made for each other but she won’t give in, she fights love and destiny all the way .
Will Thaddeus finally get through to her ?
Lovely book and addition to this series.
I received an Arc copy of this book and chose to post this review
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Dianne
All Priscilla Weatherby had to do was stay single until she reached twenty-five. Making herself les than desirable should do the trick, until hopeless romantic Thaddeus Middleton finds himself drawn to the prickly woman like a moth to a flame. He is everything she could ask for in a man, hardly the rake she envisioned him to be, but will the lure of money and the dreams of adventure stand a chance against love?

ONE NIGHT OF PASSION by Erica Ridley puts a little different twist on the “Rake falls
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Sofia Lazaridou
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

One Night of Passion is the third book in the Wicked Dukes Club and it's written by Erica Ridley. Thaddeus and Priscilla are the main characters. The hero of our story is Diana's cousin and she was the heroine of the first book. He doesn't have a title and he is looking for love. Our heroine is not looking for love and looks forward to her 25th birthday in order to claim her inheritance and go on adventures like her father and grandfather did. She has lost her most and lives with her
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
One Night of Passion was just Not my Cup of Tea!! Sorry I usually love Erica Ridley's stories but I had a hard time even finishing One Night of Passion.

Thaddeus Middleton is what I call not poor but not rich. Today he would be consider upper middle class Nor is he titled. Personally I read Historical Romance for the fantasy of it all. I Like Very Rich Titled Lords and Dukes. I like reading about the castles and Manor Country estates they live in. The beautiful clothes and the wonderful balls
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Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free copy of One Night of Passion. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased*

Ridley wooed me with her characters in this story. I loved that Priscilla had this one dream, and that when she could have it - she realized that her real dream was something else all together :)
Cheryl
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved the character of Thaddeus, he was such a kind and thoughtful man. He was adept at writing and would love to be a biographer, however, now he is looking for true love in the form of a wife. Priscilla hasn’t had the conventional family life as she hasn’t seen her father for many years as he is an adventurer. She wants to travel and has avoided marriage. She is attracted to Thad but doesn’t want to be as she has plans of her own. I enjoyed their interaction but there are a few ...more
Elodie
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought I had loved the two previous books in this series but this third is even more astounding.
There is no bad guy in this story, just the limitations people put around them, Priscilla Weatherby has shaped her future because of her past, while Thaddeus Middleton has none, he won’t settle for less than he thinks deserving.

«Extensive research into the art of ‘happy ever after’ indicates I should either paint my horse white, build a library with a ladder, or seek a vengeful sorceress to enchant
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
One Night of Passion by Erica Ridley is book Three in the Wicked Dukes Club Series. This is the story of Thaddeus 'Thad' Middleton and Priscilla Weatherby. I have read the previous books (and Loved them!) but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Priscilla wants to be independent but also wants to go on adventures and travels with her father. Priscilla's father also took to traveling just has his father did. But she has to go through hoops that are in place to get that
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Smut Report
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency, london, arc2019
3.5 stars

Review also available at The Smut Report.

Heat Factor: A comfy chair and a roaring fire

Character Chemistry: They are soulmates

Plot: Sometimes jarringly abrupt

Overall: Mostly charming

As I was reading this book, my main emotion was low-key delight. The characters made me smile, and their interactions immediately showed their compatibility and capacity for friendship based on mutual respect.

Thaddeus, our hero, is a hopeless romantic, and I dug that minor gender role reversal. He is a mere
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Pelusa Rivera
I was a little let down with this book, I found it too wordy, I know you might think that that just does not make sense since it is a book, however once you start reading it you will know what I am talking about, we have Priscilla who longs to go on an adventure so she does her utmost to prove herself a wallflower, she stays on the outskirts at parties, dances with only the ones she knows have no interest in her since she is trying to get to her 25 birthday and getting her allowance and joining ...more
AnnMarie
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One Night of Passion is the third book in the Wicked Dukes Club series by Erica Ridley and Darcy Burke. Erica is writing the odd-numbered books while Darcy is writing the even-numbered books in the series.

Thaddeus Middleton (Thad) is one of the very few men who are determined to marry for love. He is an absolute romantic. Realising that it is high time he got married he attends Almacks looking for the 'one'. Whenever he is at a ball he makes a point of asking the wallflowers to dance because he
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Liz
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
One Night of Passion is the third book in the Wicked Dukes Club series. Thaddeus Middleton is no duke however. Nor does he come with a huge fortune or any entailed estate. He does have a generous income that leaves him comfortably off. In today’s terms he would probably be ranked among the middle class. All he wants from life is a wife who will love him for himself, not because of any great fortune or because a match with him would be advantageous. A certain Miss Priscilla Weatherby has caught ...more
⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆
It's a 3.5 for me because while I absolutely love sweet romances and I relate very much to characters who are lonely that are seeking love and happiness, this didn't have an emotional punch to it. It's more of a casual read that's warm and easy, rather than one that makes your eyes tear with joy.

In that sense, I did find The Mannequin to be a better read because I did tear up, though if you're after a sweet story in the same vein, this book will serve nicely!

Thaddeus is a great hero; sweet and
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Glittergirl
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
What unusual characters inhabit this series written by two best friends, Erica Ridley & Darcy Burke. This on is about a hero who just wants to find a wife who loves him and a heroine who has no intention of ever marrying. It is a delightful weaving of two individuals looking in very different places for happiness and discovering the true adventure they weave together.

We met Mister Thaddeus Middleton in the first book, a welcome member of the Wicked Duke Tavern. He is an untitled gentleman of
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Lori D
March 1817, Almack's London, England "Thaddeus Middleton, plain old "mister" in and endless line of plain old misters, considered himself the luckiest of men." Signing the dance card of a wide eyed debutante, he could only think they would both be lucky tonight. He was looking for more than a dance partner. He wanted a wife. The great part was he had a Choice. He thought he might actually run into Princess Charming!
I loved this opened few paragraghs! It was a reversal of roles because usually
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Supriya Saran
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
And so the streak of unconventional, intelligent heroines continues with this third instalment of The Wicked Dukes Club series, One Night of Passion by Erica Ridley.

Priscilla Weatherby is waiting to turn twenty-five and inherit her fortune as all she ever wanted was to be an adventuress. To travel and explore and excavate to simply set out on an adventure with her African parrot. She reads journals and maps, she collects miniature globes, she learns unconventional languages, she has her trunk
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Cathy Geha
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One Night of Passion by Erica Ridley
Wicked Dukes Club #3

Big smiles after finishing this novella! Thaddeus Middleton has decided it is time to marry so goes off in pursuit of a wife KNOWING that he will be swept away and be given irrefutable signs when his true love appears. He dances with many and is always engaging and friendly and so far...the woman has not appeared although when he approaches Miss Priscilla Weatherby there are definitely sparks but she is not welcoming so what is he to do?
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Debra Martin
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Now in the third book, Thaddeus Middleton, is still looking for his Princess Charming. Thad is a kind, considerate and hopeless romantic who believes in marrying for love. However, year after year goes by without any one lady captivating him, that is, until he asks Miss Priscilla Weatherby for a dance. The set down she gives him should have discouraged him from further contact with her, but it has the opposite effect. Thad feels the spark with Priscilla and he's not willing ...more
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Other books in the series

Wicked Dukes Club (6 books)
  • One Night for Seduction (Wicked Dukes Club #1)
  • One Night of Surrender (Wicked Dukes Club #2)
  • One Night of Scandal (Wicked Dukes Club #4)
  • One Night to Remember (Wicked Dukes Club #5)
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