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Dark Angel

(Gentlemen of the Order #4)

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Meet the Dark Angel—the last of four gentlemen who work to right injustices—in the new heart-stopping series Gentlemen of the Order.

Having witnessed his parents’ murder as a boy of eight, Dante D’Angelo has spent his adult years hunting the culprit. Working as an enquiry agent for the Order enables him to conduct his own secret investigations. But while working on a case o
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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published March 22nd 2021
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Cheryl
Mar 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This story had mystery and romance, just what I enjoy in a story! Added to this is the skilful way the story was told. Dante D’Angelo and Beatrice Sands have some secrets in common as well as an attraction to each other. Dante is looking for the murderer of his parents in addition to his latest case for the Order. Beatrice was no ordinary lady, she was determined and quite fearless, although she has had a traumatic experience in her past. I enjoyed the way the members of the Order all work toget ...more
Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
Since his parents were brutally murdered before his eyes when he was a young boy, Dante D’Angelo has dedicated his adult life to uncovering the truth of that night. His work with the Order as an inquiry agent gives him the perfect opportunity to investigate his personal matter on the side. When a fraud case brings forth a connection between their suspect and the murder of his parents, Dante is wholly consumed with bringing the culprit to justice. The wrench in his plan is the Order’s first femal ...more
Nazmin
Mar 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Dark Angel is the fourth and final book in Adele Clee’s Gentlemen of the Order series. Each book can be read as standalone story because although we meet the aforementioned gentlemen in every book, each story is fairly independent. The Gentlemen of the Order is an investigative society whose agents dedicate their lives to helping the poor and needy led by Lucius Daventry.
Dante D’Angelo has his own reasons for joining the Order. Having witnessed the death of his parents as a young boy his one dr
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Sandra
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A deliciously captivating end to the series!
A cleverly written anticipation and mystery driven romance that really holds your attention, makes you smile at the banter, tingle at the pair's humming attraction and connection and delightfully, if like me, induce you to tears as you wallow in their heart wrenching angst, quest for answers and abiding, slowly blossoming, love.
Dante and Beatrice are two enquiry agents initially forced to work as a team to solve a case of fraud which uncovers clues abo
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Denise
Mar 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“He was the book, and she could read this particular page.”

“Dark Angel” is the 4th book in the Gentlemen of the Order series by Adele Clee. As an author, she is incredibly skilled at blending together mystery, mayhem, friendship, passion, and a plethora of emotion to create books that captivate you from the very beginning and keep your attention right down to the end. If you’re at all familiar with this series, you’ll definitely remember quiet, dangerous enquiry agent Dante D'Angelo. As he works
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Martha B.
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Traumatic Loss – Redeeming Closure

With demons aplenty, Dante's code name suits him. After witnessing his parents murder, Dante D'Angelo grew up seeking answers to the questions of who and why. Once he discovers the truth, he can enact his revenge. Still, as an equiry agent with the Order, he must find a way to work with Miss Sands on a case that could bring him closer to his goal.

Beatrice Sands is a skilled investigator, and she needs answers about the murder of her father so she can find closu
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Nanna
Mar 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Adele has out done herself on this last book in The Order series. This book is Dante's story and it is dark, intense, mystery with many twists and turns that will have you reading late into the night.
All the books in this series can be read as standalone but better I think if read in order. All four of the gentlemen are in each book.
Dante D'Angelo witnesses his parents murder when he was just 8 years old. He has suffered ever since.
He can't sleep, uses drink and women to forget and boxing till h
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Lana Birky
Mar 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
For the last eighteen years he has lived his life seeking the men who killed his parents right in front of him when he was just eight years old. He now is an agent for Gentlemen of the Order & he has earned his moniker befitting his name, Dante D'Angelo - Dark Angel. He is dark, quiet & dangerous.

Beatrice Sands is the daughter of an enquiry agent. Her father was killed eighteen years ago in same carriage as Dante's parents. She has been hired as the first female agent for the Order & has been in
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Angie
"Sometimes a man needs someone to take his hand and lead him through the darkness."

4.5 stars!

Ever since we met D'Angelo in Ashwood's book DAUNTLESS, I knew his story of salvation and redemption would be the most heart-breaking and the most captivating, and Adele Clee did not disappoint. His childhood was fraught with bloodshed and uncaring matrons that formed him into the careless and ruthless devil of an inquiry agent he pretended to be. However, he truly meets his match in Beatrice Sands;
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Steph N
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. I knew Dante’s story would be filled with plenty of sarcasm, mystery, & intrigue - & it definitely is. His code name in the Order fits him well.
Dante D’Angelo witnessed the murder of his parents when he was a boy. The need to seek answers & justice has dominated his life ever since. When an attractive, mysterious woman approaches him @ a party, he’s curious. When he finds out she’s an enquiry agent for the Order, & has been assigned to one of his cases, things get real
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Monika
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am always looking forward to new books published by Ms. Clee. She has an amazing way with words. In this particular story, she touches the reader's heart and soul while describing the feelings our heroes, two tortured souls, experience. But the story is not all dark and doom. There is plenty of light banter, sensual banter, and (*swoon*) erotic banter between our H and h which is more proof of Ms. Clee's superb writing ability. One can practically feel the air crackling with electricity. And m ...more
Winnifred D.
May 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars. Great end to the series. Intelligently written. H/h had terrific chemistry; I loved their banter. The mystery was also well done. Only things that bothered me: h was too quick to give up her virginity after the run-in with her uncle, an experience which, understandably, terrified her. I thought that would have been a good chance for H/h to explore their feelings pre-sex. Nevertheless, they were a very believable couple and I was rooting for their HEA.

Also, I didn't feel a true sense
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Angela
Mar 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This story definitely lives up to its name. I think this might be one of the darkest books Adele has written and I loved it! We have seen Dante before and know he struggles with finding out who killed his parents. Will he be able to find out? And who is this woman Beatrice in all of it? She is another enquiry agent and works alongside the Order and is badass. Nothing will get in her way. I loved it! Adele weaves mystery into a love story like no other. When you think you have it all figured out, ...more
CalReads
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
A conclusion of the Order, and great setup for a new series!

With signature style, Adele Clee has given us a grand conclusion to this series. And, she’s set us up for a new one.

Dante and Beatrice are two agents of the Order, bound by more than just their work. While Dante struggles with his demons, the calm and logical Beatrice helps him make sense of a convoluted cast of characters in the distant past.

While this book follows a similar pace to others in the series, it does have a little more c
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Lori D
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my..... I could give a litany of verbs to describe this story but they would all fall short. Adele Clee at her best, although, I could say that about each tale she pens, but this is one of my favorites. Obsessively focused on finding the murderer who killed his parents, Dante D'Angelo is the Dark Angel, who needs redemption and love. Yes, love, although he only seeks to dull the memories that haunt him. "I'm prepared to fight to the death in the hope of discovering the truth."

Beatrice Sands h
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Corinne
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Through the series Dante D'Angelo has in some way displayed his frustration and impatience to find his parents' murderer. He's almost always ready and eager for a fistfight to release his barely contained anger at the world.
Enter Miss Beatrice Sands, with whom he is to work on a case of fraud - until he learns she's to help solve his parents' murder. Beatrice is not sure her father was not just a victim; she fears the implication for her if he had been involved in the plot. She is a strong, inte
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Bridget Lewis
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Revenge served warm

Dante has been on a mission to find his parents murderer! Dante was only 8 and they were killed right in front of him! Beatrice is the first female agent and drawn to this handsome, rake, dark troubled man! Beatrice also has several secrets some that can shed light on the murderer as she is related to an occupant of the carriage that night! Things escalate quickly when she, Dante and the entire order take on the case when people are murdered and Beatrice clues lead to more li
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Rosemary
Mar 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in the series of Gentlemen of the Order, but it can be read as a stand-alone book. This book is about Dante and Beatrice who had an incident in their past which bound them together. Together they wanted to solve a crime to give each of them peace. I loved how Beatrice knew exactly how to help Dante get out of his dark moods, and I loved how Beatrice felt safe with Dante. Their attraction grew to love, and they were always there to support each other through all the emotions ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
💋💋

Always loved Dante’s character, he’s a dark force of nature with a soft center and a passion for justice and ladies alike.
This book shows him at his best, describing him in both dark and light terms.

His partner is the daughter of a man who worked for his parents and was also thought to have played a part in their murders.
The two grow closer throughout the investigation and discover they have a lot in common as well as reasons help each other find the murderer.

This story has been l
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Cindy C.
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Two souls lost in the same darkness of their past search for answers in this suspenseful and gripping romance. Dark Angel weaves a story from beginning to end with threads of intrigue, murder, secrets, mystery and turmoil and with a twisted, obsessive and unpredictable monster who will do anything to keep the past buried. This is the fourth in the series which brings the characters who found a place in your heart back. Adele Clee characters are well thought out and each one comes to life and you ...more
Zena
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Gripping Romance Mystery!
The Dark Angel is Dante D'Angelo and true to his name he will quickly do whatever is necessary to find out what he needs to do to find answers. Bruised knuckles is the norm for this quiet and dangerous man.
Working alongside him in this story is Beatrice Sands, the first female agent in the Order. Together they seek the guilty party, one who has hurt them both by murdering their dear ones.
Many a twist and turn, clever deductions, a true friendship which sparks and blooms
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Literati Literature Lovers
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Clee is an author who should be read!

Clee is a historical romance author you should be reading. She writes well rounded characters with pasts that make them engaging when read. Clee pulled me right into the story from page one. This last book in the Gentlemen of the Order series is fraught with danger, passion and romance; as both characters have to confront their pasts to move forward with their lives.
She writes scorching hot bedroom scenes that almost melted my kindle. I truly think she need
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Nicole Atkeson
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!!

Another amazing book from Adele and what a great way to end the series! He is looking for revenge against the person who took the life of his parents, she finds him to help her find revenge against the person who took her father's life.. She is his light in the darkness and he is her comfort when she is afraid.. Little did they know along the way of trying to seek revenge and help each other be stay clear minded that they would fall in love with each other..

I simply can't say enough a
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Pamela
Mar 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Adele Clee gets better and better! Mystery, love, and tearing your heart out! This one is no different! Dante witnessed his parents and another murdered in front of him. Authorities claimed highway robbery but he knew different. Now he is a member of the Order and still searching for answers. He is cold and heartless. Then Beatrice arrives to help him on a case and he begins to thaw out. While they do solve a mystery, they also get answers as Beatrice’s dad was the other murdered. Really sweet r ...more
Ann
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another triumph! Dark Angel is the story of the last single Gentlemen of the Order and introduces the first Gentlewoman of the Order. Dante D’Angelo following a lead on a new case meets Miss Beatrice Sands who is also following a lead on the same case! Thrown into working together, they discover a mutual history which leads them to finally discover the reasons behind the dark times in their pasts. A thrilling and truly enjoyable read. Loved both lead characters and their repartee.

I received an
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Christine Woinich
Mar 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Two people with a shared tragic past complement each other. I loved the honesty, the intelligence, and the need to find the truth of both Beatrice and Dante. Dante had that dark, brooding thing going, yet he was quite willing to admit that he was drawn to the light of Beatrice. I did enjoy the return of the Gentlemen of the Order and their wives, plus some new characters to look forward to. This was a fun story with the mystery of who actually did what with plenty of twists along the way. I reco ...more
Susan
Mar 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Dante D'Angelo at the age of eight witnessed the murder of his parents. Unfortunately this has left a mark on him. Miss Beatrice Sands has been recruited as an enquiry agent to help Dante on his latest case. Can they together lay to rest the guilt he carries. Soon all Gentlemen of the Order are involved in the case of finding the truth in the past of Dante and Beatrice.
An entertaining and well-written historical mystery. Another good addition to the series with its likeable characters.
(The story
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Shirley Hamlod
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant instalment in this series. All 4 books are really good and will be well worth re-reading. It was lovely to see how Dante was going to be saved and by who. I even love the titles of these books because they fit each of the men perfectly. Dante and Beatrice are drawn together by their shared tragic past and they put their skills together to solve a heinous crime. Loved it!
Pam  Bereznak
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have read 26 books by Adele Clee. I really like them. Scandalous Sons series and this series have been my favorite. This may have been my favorite of the the 4.

They have good characters, storyline, sex, murder, intrigue...

really good read. i would definitely recommend.
Patricia Morgan
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Last book in the series

What a great conclusion to a great series. I lived Dante's story. He suffered much, witnessing the murder of his parents.
Beatrice was the perfect compliment to him.
The story was emotional and yet kept you guessing.
Loved it. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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