Books by Darcy Burke

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The Bachelor Earl

The Bachelor Earl is the prequel novella to Darcy Burke’s The Untouchables series.  I have not read that series yet, but did not find it difficult to follow the story in this novella. Eugenia Aldwick, the Dowager Duchess of Kendal, decides to slowly re-enter society following two years of m ...

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A Duke Will Never Do

In A Duke Will Never Do, Darcy Burke continues her Spitfire Society series with a story featuring Jane Pemberton and Anthony, Viscount Colton, both of whom appeared in the first two books in the series. But one need not read those before reading this one. Anthony is perpetually drunk and has been ...

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One Night of Temptation

I’ve enjoyed a number of Darcy Burke’s historical romances in the past and have reviewed a number of them favourably here at AAR, but I’m afraid I can’t do that for her latest release, One Night of Temptation.  The book is the sixth in the Wicked Dukes Club series which Ms. Burke has co-aut ...

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The Duke of Kisses

Darcy Burke’s The Untouchables series of regency romances continues along with the eleventh volume The Duke of Kisses. Animal lover, ornithology enthusiast and labor activist Frances – Fanny - Snowden of Stour’s Edge in Yorkshire is delighted when, thanks to her sister’s marriage (in The ...

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The Duke of Danger

I’ve been enjoying Darcy Burke’s The Untouchables series, although I’ll admit I was rather disappointed in the last instalment, The Duke of Defiance and wasn’t sure I was going to read further.  But I decided to put that one down as an aberration and I’m glad I picked up The Duke of Dange ...

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The Duke of Defiance

I hadn’t read any of Darcy Burke’s The Untouchables novels, but the title The Duke of Defiance sounded intriguing enough to make me try the book. Sadly, it was a dull read with the exception of a single moment I’ll mention later. Mild spoilers ahead. Thanks to an accident that kills both of ...

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The Duke of Desire

The Duke of Desire, the fourth book in Darcy Burke’s series, The Untouchables, is quite possibly my favourite of them all so far.  I will admit that when I read the blurb, I was doubtful.  After all, the idea that the eponymous duke is a kind of Regency Era sex-therapist who helps couples to liv ...

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The Duke of Deception

Darcy Burke’s The Duke of Deception is the third book in her current Untouchables series – the gentlemen so named by their ladies because their difference in social station puts the men well above their touch.  The hero of this book is not a duke at all, however – the moniker is chosen merely ...

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So Good

So Good is the first in new-to-me author Darcy Burke’s new Love on the Vine series but in truth it’s a spin off from her long running Ribbon Ridge series. It stands on its own but I still had a sense while reading that I was missing important connections between characters and the town in which ...

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The de Valery Code

This is the first in a new series of books from Ms Burke, under the title of Regency Treasure Hunters, and it’s a fast-paced mixture of adventure and romance, very much in the mould of Romancing the Stone or Indiana Jones. But with more sex! The story opens with Miss Margery Der ...