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One Night of Passion

(Wicked Dukes Club #3)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  217 ratings  ·  160 reviews
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 inte
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by WebMotion
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars* - Very beta male MC, another sweet Erica Ridley story. I might round up. Full review soon!
Tanya Sridhar
5/5 stars.

What a novella!

This was me for the entirety of this book:


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 f
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 their heroes reputat
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 down ...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
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
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!
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
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
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 th
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 thi ...more
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Une histoire toute mignonne avec un humour léger qui m'a fait sourire presque tout le livre et un amour de héros !! Peut-être que j'ai été influencée par des lectures moyennes mais c'était un vrai régal à lire.
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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
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
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 an
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 disappointmen ...more
Lexxie (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 :)
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 enchan
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 gr
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 i
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
⋆☆☽ 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 l
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
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 i
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 pa
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 t ...more
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? Pr
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lifelong romantic Thaddeus Middleton is on the hunt for a wife. He hopes to find a woman more attracted to him than to money as he's no title & only a modest income. Instead, he finds himself drawn to a spitfire who isn’t interested in him at all! Miss Priscilla Weatherby will inherit a fortune on her twenty fifth birthday provided she remains unwed and scandal-free. Easy enough, until she meets a man more dangerous than haughty lords and heartless rakes. Thad is a sweet, sexy delight, whose ...more
One night of Passion is the story of Thaddeus and Priscilla, one wants adventure and the other wants love. What I loved most about this book and the series is that both Erica and Darcy write really strong female characters that go against societal norms. Priscilla does not what to be tied down to marriage and Thaddeus can't wait to fall in love and be married.

I think this whole role reversal is hilarious and it was so creatively written that you are so captivated by the concept of having a man w
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One Night of Passion is the 3rd book in the new Wicked Dukes Club series, a joint project produced by Erica Ridley and Darcy Burke. One Night of Passion is Ridley’s work. It is an amazing story with layer upon layer of complexity. Ridley is a master at giving her characters depth and believability. She has outdone herself with this story. I loved the hero in this Thaddeus Middleton - sweet, cheerful, fun and kind hearted. “As if he felt the whisper of her breath upon his skin, Mr. Middleton abru ...more
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