★★★★ This book is the 3rd in the "Rules of Scoundrels" series. I had to take a pause after the second book as I LOVED it soo much and felt the third would feel as if it would in no way compare. I am glad I did, as while this was an enjoyable read it didn't have the same allure that Pippa brought to her story. That said, Temple and Mara were both strong characters and their interactions kept me reading. I loved how Mara standing up to Temple just made him like her all the more! I had wished for a few things that didn't come true, and sadly I knew of a spoiler throughout this entire series that I wish I hadn't.. I think it would have made a difference. I am looking forward to reading the final book in the series. MacLean is a wonderful writer and I highly recommend her.
Here's the Blurb:
A rogue ruined . . .
He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of . . . absolution.
A lady returned . . .
Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows . . . that he is no killer.
A scandal revealed . . .
It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything for honor . . . and to keep from putting himself on the line for love.