Her Ruthless Duke is the first book in the Rogue’s Guild series by Scarlett Scott. I have been in a Sutton’s conclusion hangover ever since Logan’s story concluded that amazing series. Her Ruthless Duke not only ended my ennui, but it also catapulted me into historical romance heaven!
Trevor Hunt, the Duke of Ridgely, is an unrepentant rogue and ruthless ex-spy. Lady Virtue Walcot upends Trevor’s world when she becomes his ward. Trevor must deal with his troubling, alluring ward while trying to find out who is trying to kill him. The trouble really does come when these two turbulent souls’ relationship evolves from annoyance to passion.
Trevor and Virtue are vivid, lively, captivating characters. They fight with tenacity for what is between them, but when they fail, the pages turn to fire! My favorite part of the book is the back-and-forth bantering between the guardian and the ward. Virtue can annoy Trevor like no one else; she can also stir emotions Trevor thought he didn’t have.
This sensual, emotionally explosive romance was excellent at all levels. The plot was paced perfectly and was intriguing and passionate. The writing was elegant, and even with an intriguing mystery, this is a character-driven plot. I invested one hundred percent into Trevor and Virtue’s adventurous journey. I now have a new Scarlett Scott series to obsess over! I am eagerly waiting for Pamela’s story in Her Dangerous Beast! Scarlett Scott, as usual, has delivered passionate romance perfection!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Publication Date: March 16, 2023