Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book Duke of Decadence by Tammy Andresen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
The Duke of Decadence has a secret…
Well, to be honest, Bash has several. His father, the Demon Duke, might have been the cruelest man in all of England. Bash hates his own title, the very one he inherited and all the trappings that come with it. And most secret of all, he hopes never to marry and carry on that family legacy. Which is downright scandalous for a duke to even think.
Miss Isabella Carrington is trying not to be seen…
When a young lady of a certain age sneaks into a gaming hell, dressed as a man, she doesn’t wish to be discovered. While her and her sisters need the money, and she could win with her ability to count cards, it would be best if no one discovered she was there. With no male protector and no financial means, this high-stakes game of cards was their last hope.
But of course, the shrewd Duke of Decadence learns all of it in the course of a single evening. And when he comes to her with a proposition…work at the Den of Sins in exchange for his protection and her sisters’ launch into society, she isn’t certain how she can refuse. But Isabella doesn’t want to accept either. The man is everything she hates with his lavish life and decadent ways.
And worse still, he manages to steal her breath each and every time they meet…
This is book 9 in the Lords of Scandal series. Bash, the Duke of Devonhall, alias the Duke of Decadence is one of the new owners of the gaming club, Den of Sins that has featured in previous titles. He is also the brother of the Earl of Baxter from book 8.
Meanwhile we are introduced to the four Carrington sisters – Eliza, Isabella, Abigail and Emily. Their mother is dead, their father is abroad and hasn’t been heard from in months and their obnoxious Uncle Malcolm is trying to evict them.
So they come up with a plan to dress Isabella, who has an amazing memory, up as a man and sneak her into the gaming den to win some money on the cards. But Bash guesses that Isabella is not a man and proposes she puts her memory to use by working for him at the Den of Sins in exchange for protection for her and her sisters.
Why has Bash offered this? Will the plan work? What has Bash let himself in for? How does Isabella feel about it? Where is the girls’ father? Why is Uncle Malcolm being so horrible?
And finally who is the mystery donor – a question left unanswered in this book. Most unusual for Tammy to leave a cliffhanger between books.
Duke of Decadence is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and paperback. Another nice light short romantic story from Tammy. But with unanswered questions, I have no choice but to read the next title.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.