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Sins of a Duke (Griffin Family #4)

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Lust is a Sin . . .
Sebastian Griffin, the Duke of Melbourne, has raised his younger siblings, seen to it that they made correct matches, and basically kept everyone in line. Seen as the most powerful man in England, Sebastian has a reputation for propriety and has maintained a scandal-free life.

Until now.

Josefina Katarina Embry is a beauty, to be sure, but she claims to be
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Avon
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Oct 21, 2009 rated it liked it
"Sins of a Duke" has a really odd plot, which was based loosely on historical events. Because, as always, truth is much stranger than fiction. The background info Enoch provided in the Author's Note actually made me more interested in the story.

Sebastian Griffin, Duke of Melbourne, is being set up to marry Josefina Embry, the Princess of a brand new South American country, Costa Habichuela. But Sebastian doesn't blindly believe everything that the Princess and her family claim about their count
This book is not what I had in mind for Sebastian's story at all. The plot was tiring, I loathed the heroine, and I still think he'd have been much better off with a sweet-natured, witty, and kind woman instead of the deceitful, sly, and arrogant one he ended up with.

This is my least-liked book of the four, even though Sebastian was previously my favorite hero. Overall, however, the series is interesting enough that I'm certainly not regretting reading it. Something about Enoch's style complete
May 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
This latest by Suzanne Enoch should have been a great read, especially ever since she has written a character such as Sebastian, the Duke of Melbourne. He is an enigma who has been showcased for years in her other novels about his family. Fans were anxiously waiting for his own story and Enoch has tried to give the fans what they want.

Unfortunately, this book felt like it was written on auto-pilot. "Sins of the Duke" is just another tedious regency type mystery story along with a heroine who is
Hero a politician, heroine supposedly princess of some obscure made-up Central American country. LOATHING!!!!

I hated the heroine which is pretty extraordinary for an Enoch book - whatever I think of her plots, I always, always like her heroes and heroines. But in this book, Enoch commits the mistake of believing that violent shrew and charmingly feisty are the same thing. They are not. I ended up the book feeling pity for the hero, who was a hard-working, scrupulous man who ended up saddled wit
Jane Stewart
Sep 16, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: regency-romance
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5 stars for the final installment in the Griffin Family series!!

Sebastion, the Duke of Melbourne, is the very picture of propriety, composure, power and self-control. At the age of seventeen he became the patriarch of his family-- two brothers and a sister, and inherited the title of Duke of Melbourne, a centuries old title. For generations the Griffin Family has been known for doing what is right, fair and just. They are known for their level-headedness and their ability to avoid scandal by mak
Sep 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
I was most anxious for the Duke and Peep's HEA. This story was to be my favorite, but no, from the first interaction with the female lead, I was just, ugh, disappointed? Mad? What a huge let down. I don't know how it ends because I've already deleted the book from my nook app. I'd rather make up my own story in my head for them than to even begin to consider letting the character princess anywhere near them. I will just pretend that Peep, Caro, Nell, and Sarala pushed her into a very deep well a ...more
Horrible! Would not recommend at all. Stupid story with even more stupid characters. I couldn't stand the heroine. She certainly didn't have a positive personality. I can't understand why someone of a strong integrity - like the Duke of Melbourne - would fall for her. Although, true, he was not exactly himself. In previous books Suzanne Enoch pictured him as one strong, yet emotionally crippled, righteous and wise figure, obsessed with control. A person who doesn't stand disobedience. I was real ...more
Just want to say I'm a fan of Enoch's writing, but was not crazy about Sins of a Duke. A beautiful,spoiled and unlikeable princess for a duke, with insta-lust on both their parts, is not my favorite. I was very tempted to DNF this book. I decided against it, because a talented author like Ms. Enoch could turn it around for me in the end.(view spoiler) ...more
May 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
I got about 40 pages into this book and had to stop reading because the heroine drove me up a wall. I really liked the duke of Melbourne in the previous books, and hoped for a heroine that brought him out of his shell. This is not the case in this book. The heroine is a princess of some random country, and is supposed to be chaperoned by the duke. They first meet and for some reason he's instantly attracted to her for no reason. But she's a total b****. They have their first kiss completely out ...more
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Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most po ...more
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“He lowered his head toward her, so she could feel his breath warm against
her skin, their mouths only inches apart. “You’re panting for it, aren’t you,
Princess?” he murmured.”
“Valentine lifted Rose to look her in the eye. “You are staying away from men, my
sugar cake. Men are evil, wicked, and devious. I know this, because I am one.”
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