The Duke of Hearts (1797 Club Series #7)

The Duke of Hearts (1797 Club Series #7)

by Jess Michaels

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The 7th highly anticipated book in the 1797 Club series from USA Today Bestselling Author Jess MichaelsMatthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tyndale, once loved a woman, but she died in a tragic accident he felt responsible for. Since then, he's been playing pretend that he isn't broken inside, even as he's seen as London's most sought after bachelor. He decides to drown his sorrows at the notorious Donville Masquerade where he encounters an alluring stranger who he spends the night with.Mrs. Isabel Hayes was married once to a man who did not inspire passion and she's been curious ever since. She has no intention of taking a lover at the Donville Masquerade, but to watch the activities there, just as she has been for weeks. But once the masked stranger pursues her, she is swept away.Soon Isabel recognizes her lover for who he really is and realizes a terrible truth. She is the cousin of the woman he once loved and lost, and her family blames him for what happened. Driven by the passion they've shared, but also repelled by the stories she's heard, Isabel continues the affair, trying to find the truth. But once Matthew realizes her identity, will he pursue her for what they've built, or only because she reminds him of what he lost? And will he survive to share a life with her at all?Length: Full-length novelHeat Level: Unbridled passion and a lot of it.This book is part of a series (The 1797 Club), but can be read as a standalone book.

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ISBN-13: 9781987759488
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2018
Series: 1797 Club Series , #7
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 626,593
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Duke of Hearts (The 1797 Club, #7) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full+of+passion%2C+desire+and+erotic+romance+-+Jess+did+not+disappoint.+My+favorite+part+of+this+book+was+the+herione+was+not+in+physical+danger%2C+but+in+danger+of+her+own+doubts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series is a wonderful read. This one has a little naughty and plenty of nice. Highly recommend.
Lindsey_Gray11 More than 1 year ago
We’ve all been told of Matthew’s heartbreak in the previous novels in the series. I was so excited to learn that Matthew was finally going to get his chance at love. If you’re not up to date on his past, Matthew’s fiancee died some time before this series began. I was surprised to learn it wasn’t that long before. I knew it would take a special circumstance to bring love back to his doorstep. Mrs. Isabel Hayes was forced into an arranged marriage once and fears she will be forced again soon. Her one escape is becoming a voyeur at a Donville Masquerade. One night she is brought into the pageantry without her consent, but a masked stranger saves her. It takes some time but once she realizes the man who brought forth a desire like no other is her late cousin’s betrothed, she has already fallen too hard. Isabel’s uncle and current benefactor blames Matthew for her cousin’s death. How could she fall in love with such a man? Because she knew long before meeting the man that he had nothing to do with her cousin’s demise. This novel stands out from the rest of the series for more than one reason. I loved the idea of the masquerade! While our ladies in this series haven’t been angels, Isabel is the first to know their is some pleasure to be had even with the wrong partner. I loved that Isabel is a widow who takes it upon herself to find her own bliss if only for a few moments from behind a mask. The thought that Matthew found her because his friend forced him to go was as charming as it is sinful. I could go on for hours about my love of this novel, but I would hate to spoil the experience for you. If you’ve loved this series so far, you will be enraptured by this Duke of Hearts. If you are any kind of romance enthusiast, one click this novel now. I guarantee you won’t be sorry. I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Brownac101 More than 1 year ago
Matthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tyndale I’ve been reading about him for a few books, how his fiancé drowned a few years ago and he feels guilty, he’s grieving with a broken heart. So glad to see this Duke brought back to life by Mrs. Isabel Hayes. Isabel’s first marriage was an arranged one with a much older man in a loveless and uncaring marriage, he has since died and left her a widow and destitute. Isabel finds herself looking for excitement in her life when she hears about a place called Donville Masquerade, which is a club where basically anything goes. Masked for the night Matthew and Isabel unexpectedly meet at the Donville Masquerade virtual strangers and all her fantasies come to life as he’s irresistibly drawn to her and the passion sizzles!!! She’s torn between her loyalty to her family and her growing attraction to Matthew. Matthew doesn’t know what to believe she’s guilty of deception, he so wants to believe Isabel is innocent of everything, but he doesn’t believe in coincidences either. Isabel unwittingly becomes a pawn in her uncle’s revenge plot, Matthew doesn’t know what to believe and they’re both caught up in her Uncle’s hatred of Matthew and his need for revenge. A captivating story of two people who desperately need saving and a story filled with romance, passion and intrigue as all the Dukes and their wives rally around Matthew and keep Isabel at arm’s length until she proves her worth and trustworthiness with their friends heart. 5 STARS!!! This is my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Matthew and Isabel's story!! The attraction between Matthew and Isabel started from their first meeting. But when Isabel learns that the man she has been meeting is the person her uncle claims is responsible for her cousins death, she is torn on what to do. She can't imagine that the man she is falling for would purposely cause the death of another. Can Isabel learn the truth without getting her heart broken?? This was a great addition to the 1797 Club series!
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Another story by Jess Michaels to grab the heart. The hero, Matthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tydale has been despondent ever since his fiance Angelica Winter died in what he felt like was his fault. His friends at the 1797 club have been trying to get him back out into the world and he agrees to go to the Donville Masquerade with his friend Robert. Encountering a lady being accosted, he rescues her and they share a kiss. Isabel Hayes has been married once to a man with no passion in their union. Meeting Matthew for a second time brings them together and they become lovers. But she soon realizes that he was the man engaged to her cousin Angelica and has only heard from her uncle how he caused the death of his daughter. It seems a fated meeting, as can often be the case and she wants to believe Matthew is innocent, but when he finds out who she is, the story takes a turn. Can the real truth come out and can Matthew forgive himself and the two find happiness? I loved this story of Matthew and Isabel, both so deserving of happiness and love. Although part of a series, this can be read as a standalone, but I encourage you to read them all!! Lori Dykes
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Love the series and thoroughly enjoyed this book! Widowed Isabel Hayes lives with her uncle but after a loveless arranged marriage to an older man and knowing she has the same to look forward to in the future she takes her life into her own hands…at least a little bit…and attends and exclusive club where masks are worn and hedonism thrives. More a voyeur than a participant she is saved from a lecherous lord by Matthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tyndale. The two meet a few more times and when the masks come off both are surprised and perhaps not in a good way. Matthew and Isabel definitely feel a spark that grows into a conflagration when they are together but with a huge trust issue hanging over their heads and her uncle bent on revenge it takes calm minds to sort through the issues they face. I think what I liked the most about this book was the fact that Isabel was not a shrinking violet. She stood up for what she felt was right and was willing to ask for what she needed. It took Matthew a bit of time to come around and embrace his future with both hands but when he did…the two were a match made in heaven. Thank you to NetGalley and The Passionate Pen for the ARC – This is my honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The heroes get more complicated, the heat level rises and the emotions run deep enough to swim in, but the one constant in a Jess Michaels' novel is the heart never lies. Actions may masquerade, but emotion reveals all. Matthew and Isabel have tip-toed around their feelings for years. Matthew gave his heart in the past and that act ended in guilt and tragedy. Isabel will relinquish her body, but refuses to let anyone into her heart. Love never ends well for her. Until a flirtation at a masquerade sets these two broken souls on a course that begins with chance and could end in devastation. Past and present collide when identities are revealed. The bumps are brutal, but salvation is only a heartbreak away. Life is not always a fairytale, but never lose hope and fate might deliver a happy ending.