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One Night of Scandal

(Wicked Dukes Club #4)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  151 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...

Jack Barrett is an ambitious member of parliament with no time or desire for a wife. When he catches the Duke of Eastleigh’s sister sneaking inside one of London’s private gentlemen’s
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Darcy Burke Publishing
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Barbara Rogers
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-arc, iblog, novella
Series: Wicked Dukes Club #4
Publication Date: 5/28/19
Number of Pages: 188

Finally, a book with a heroine who is strong and independent – but not stupid and heedless. The writing is excellent and the characters are relatable and fully developed while the story is interesting and filled with intrigue, danger, and a wonderful romance.

Lady Viola Fairfax chaffed at her limitations. Simply because she was female, she couldn’t do the one thing she longed to do and be recognized for – write. She couldn’t
Tanya Sridhar
3.5/5 stars.

Overall I enjoyed the book a great degree. The characters are wonderful, the connection they develop palpable and well developed considering it's a novella and the writing is done well. The reason this isn't so highly rated is because there's just so much plot. Like so much.

I received this book from the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinions of the story or the characters.

We first meet our herione, Viola, in the previou
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
What happens when an aspiring journalist (who can't publish under her own name, because she is merely a woman) stumbles across the story of a lifetime and has to decide what happens when she has to decide whether or not to trust a handsome politician who has been implicated in that very story? Especially if sparks fly and it is impossible to stay away from him...

I like that this series explores many different areas of life. Books one and two were about dukes and was mainly set among the glitteri
Maggie Whitworth
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is a wonderful book ,and along with the others contains, tension, passion, romance and a little fun all rolled up into a brilliant series

Viola has a secret occupation as a reporter,Fairfax.
Dressed as a man she infiltrates the Wicked Duke, a pub owned by her brother and his best friend, and collects information for her column in a local paper.

Jack is a member for Parliament, and a man many look up to.
He discovers Viola’s deception and whilst trying to solve a mystery together the two
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
All is not as it seems!

It's 1817. The attitudes of the times towards women were demoralizing. Really it just needed an enterprising woman to circumnavigate the rules. At least that's what Viola Eversleigh does with such barriers when she becomes Tavistock, a male writer for a women's magazine.
Two years of perfecting her disguise sees Tavistock comfortably ensconced at the Dukes Tavern seeking out information for his column. And that's where it all starts with Jack Barrat MP rescuing her as she's
Tracy Emro
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
If you have been following this series, you already know Lady Viola Fairfax and have probably wondered about the secrets that have been hinted about her since the first book - Well, the wait is over and Volia's secrets are finally revealed!!!

Lady Viola Fairfax has been masquerading as a male report known to all as Tavistock, the author of a column in the Lady's Gazette - a role she assumed when the paper refused to hire a woman reporter. Annoyed but not defeated, Viola transforms herself into Tr
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
One Night of Scandal is about 26 year old Spinster. Lady Viola Fairfax is masquerading as a male journalist Tavistock. Jack Barrett is an ambitious MP in the house of Lords. He knows Tavistock is really Lady Viola sister to the Duke of Eastleigh. She learns that he is a sympathizer to the Radicals threating to over throw the crown.. The two agree to help each other.

This storyline has been written many times. Ladies of the Ton poses as gentlemen to gain entry into male establishments. There is no
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mr Jack Barrett is an MP, as his father and grandfather before him were. It's not an easy time in British politics. Not everyone agree with the way "Prinny" behaves and there has been trouble on the streets.
Lady Viola Fairfax is the sister of a Duke. She caused a scandal years before by crying off on her wedding. Now she also masquerades as a man who writes a column in a ladies periodical.
This is a lovely mischievous historical romance. The characters are so much fun. There is political intrig
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent book. I thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the series. Viola and Jack were fully developed characters. The mystery and adventure were the perfect back drop for Viola and Jack to fall in love. This whole series has been great so far and I look forward to the rest of it.
Norah Gibbons
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. One Night of Scandal is the fourth book in the Wicked Dukes Club series written by both Darcy Burke and Erica Ridley. Thus far Erica writes the odd numbered books and Darcy writes the even numbered ones. This book could be read as a stand-alone, characters from the other books appear in this one but I don’t think you will feel confused at all if this is the first one you read. Viola Fairfax sister to a Duke i ...more
One Night of Scandal takes on a more suspense route on a romantic love story. In this edition of the Wicked Duke Club crimes are occurring against the crown and Viola feels the need to get to the bottom of who is behind the most recent attempts to harm the prince. What started as a journey to investigate and write a story that would finally help her be taken more seriously as a writer turns into an unplanned match making in matrimony that Viola and Jack did not see coming.

Both are trying to avoi
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
One Night of Scandal is the 4th book in the Wicked Dukes Club series by Darcy Burke and Erica Ridley. Erica is writing the odd-numbered books while Darcy is writing the even-numbered books in the series.

Lady Viola Fairfax is the Duke of Eastleigh's sister and she is fed up of women not having any rights. She also finds it utterly ridiculous that in order to write a column in a ladies magazine which is only run by men, she has to be a MAN! She gets past that little problem by dressing and acting
Smut Report
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc2019
Review also available at The Smut Report.

Heat Factor: One sex scene with lots of detail
Character Chemistry: It helps that they have a common cause
Plot: Let’s unmask a potentially treasonous Member of Parliament in a time of political instability!
Overall: Decidedly mixed feelings

Early on in One Night of Scandal, Jack reveals that he has known that Lady Viola’s male alter-ego, Tavistock, is actually a woman for the past year. He figured it out because this one time she bent over, and he saw that s
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One Night of Scandal is book four in The Wicked Dukes Club series by Erica Ridley and Darcy Burke. This book is written by Burke and is very well done. I thought it started a little bit slow but once the pace picked up, I couldn’t put the book down. I really liked both of the main characters. Jack Barrett is a member of parliament and very honest and likable. Lady Viola Fairfax masquerades as a man in order to write articles for a Lady’s Magazine. Burke places the setting of this story during an ...more
Luz Trevino
One Night of Scandal is the fourth book in the series the Wicked Dukes Club. Jack Barrett serves in Parliament and all his time and energy is spent there. Lady Viola Fairfax, is a journalist who writes as a male for the Ladies Gazzette. She spends her afternoons at the Wicked Dukes Club listening on the men who go there. She then decides that she is tired of writing trivial things. She is determined to write an article about the attempt on the Prince Regent's life some time back. It is during th ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Jack Barrett is a barrister & following in his father’s & grandfather's footsteps an MP & at the moment has no wish to marry. Lady Viola Fairfax, sister of the Duke of Eastleigh wants to be a serious journalist but no one will hire a woman, so Samuel Darius Tavistock is born. Viola masquerades as Tavistock to gain entry to the Wicked Duke to garner information for her column. When she stumbles upon a scandal that implicates a prominent MP, she seizes the chance to establish
Cathy Geha
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
One Night of Scandal by Darcy Burke
Wicked Dukes Club #4

For two years Lady Viola Fairfax has written under the name of Tavistock providing articles for a women’s magazine. Women were not perceived capable of writing at all let alone for WOMEN so she created a disguise and went out to her brother’s pub and found stories to write. That she wanted to write meaty newsworthy political stories was not to be...for a number of reasons. When she overhears a rumor and decides to follow it, in disguise, and
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is intriguing, romantic and amusing. Jack is determined, protective, sweet and charming. Viola is brave, impulsive, bold, stubborn and carefree. Viola has been masquerading as a man, Tavistock, in order to write a column about men in their natural habitat, a.k.a. the Wicked Duke, for a women's magazine. One night she hears some interesting gossip that she wants to try to learn more about, so she decides to go to Brook's. Before she makes it inside, she's stopped by Mr. Jack Barrett, who it ...more
Debra Martin
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lady Viola Fairfax is an aspiring journalist except for the fact she can't publish anything under her own name because women are not allowed to be hired by any publications. Thus, her male alter ego is born and she finally gets to publish a column for a ladies magazine. When she stumbles across a shocking piece of gossip, she wants to pursue it, but MP Jack Barrett thinks it's too dangerous to pursue. Sparks fly between Viola and Jack although each tries hard to ignore their growing feelings. Ca ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling entertaining read. I just wished it was a full-length novel.
Lady Viola Fairfax masquerades as a man so that she can write for a magazine. While she secretly wishes to write more serious topics such as politics, she instead writes mundane society gossip. Jack Barrett is an MP who knows of Viola's secret mainly cause he is observant. I was just so pleased to read a hero who has eyes and can identify a woman even though she dresses up as a guy.

During one of her visits to the Wicked Du
Greta Barnhouse
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charming Love Story with some Scandal
Jack Barrett is an MP and looking to further his political career. He is not looking for love or a wife. He’s known that Lady Viola dresses as a man to enter forbidden domains for a while now. When she tries to enter Brook’s he saves her from the error and takes on a protector role. Lady Viola Fairfax dresses as a man to listen in on conversations at her brother’s Wicked Dukes Club. She’s a writer for a women’s publication that only employs men.
Viola is inter
Lori D
A truly wonderful addition to this amazing series that brings forth a character from the first stories. A strong heroine who goes out and grabs what she wants and makes it happen even though society would be against her! Viola wrote a column for the Lady's Gazette, but she dresses as a man in order to do her job. You see it was really men who ran almost everything including the newspaper! So she plays her role and goes to the Wicked Duke, a pub owned by her brother and others and gathers informa ...more
Carole Burant
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a nice quick read on a rainy Sunday afternoon:) I've really been enjoying the Wicked Dukes Club series and this one is Jack and Viola's story. I thought Darcy Burke did a wonderful job writing their story and I, who really dislikes politics, actually found it intriguing! lol

Lady Viola Fairfax, a reporter who is in disguise as a gentleman, and Jack Barrett, who is a barrister and a member of Parliament, team up together to find out who in parliament was involved in the plot to murder th
Supriya Saran
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For a pleasant change, no titled gentleman in this one. Jack Barrett is an MP and a barrister prior to that. As all the previous heros in this series, we have a perfect gentleman, no rakes, rogues or scoundrels here. An MP who believes in works towards reform in a changing Britain. That is another aspect of this series that has interested me no end.

That and the heroines we have met so far … this one has a journalist masquerading as a man to get her articles featured in a women’s magazine!!!

May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This was another enjoyable read in this series. This story brings in the unrest among certain factions in the country and also touches on how M.P.s obtain their seats in parliament. We have two interesting characters in Viola and Jack. Viola is quite fearless and writes for a paper under a male pseudonym. To find out features for her column she has perfected the act of dressing as a man. Jack is an M.P. who has seem through her disguise. Neither of them wish to marry but they do work to
Sissy's Romance Book Review
ONE NIGHT OF SCANDAL by Darcy Burke is book 4 in the Wicked Dukes Club Series. This is the story of Viola Fairfax and Jack Barrett. I have read the previous books, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Viola has a column in a women's magazine but when she learns of a brewing scandal she goes looking for the story to take her to a more series level in her writing. Viola at first thinks Jack may be a part of it but he comes forward to help her which puts them working r
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely Story!
If you enjoy romance with a mystery and a strong female character who dresses up as a man to be able to write about the latest gossip, then this is your next read.
The hero is another strong character and whenever the two meet (which is quite often) the situation becomes very interesting.
It is a lovely story, beautifully written by Darcy Burke and a great addition to this series.
I read an Advance Reader Copy and my unbiased review above is given voluntarily.
Jessica Grogan
Another delightful title in the Wicked Dukes Club series!!

I found myself much more interested in the romance than the mystery, which is a good thing to me. I felt like Viola and Jack’s relationship progressed at a nice and natural pace and loved their interactions. I did enjoy the first 70% of the book the most but overall it was a nice, easy read. Will definitely continue with this series!!

*I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Shannon Burke
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve never read anything by Darcy Burke, but I must say, this did not disappoint at all. It was a fun and quick read. I don’t even think that there were any slow parts, and it was so much fun reading the character’s interactions with each other. This author defiantly writes with entertaining wit, thanks so much Darcy Burke for a fun read, it made my boring days at work fun! I can’t wait to pick this up at the store to pass around to my friends, good books like this are meant to be shared.
Isha Coleman
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
It took more than a little while for me to wrap my head around Jack and welcome him into my heart. He's the guy you want to love, but are never sure you can actually trust. Burke is at her best when her characters are at their worst. One Night of Scandal draws readers into an intriguing love affair. Jack and Violet are a complication the heart doesn't need, but refuses to do without. Neither is what they seem and that's what made me love them so much more. A temptation worth exploring.
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