The Duke Who Lied (1797 Club Series #8)
The Duke Who Lied (1797 Club Series #8)

The Duke Who Lied (1797 Club Series #8)

by Jess Michaels

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The 8th Book in the bestselling 1797 Club series by USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels

Hugh Margolis, Duke of Brighthollow, has been keeping a secret that eats him up inside. His beloved sister was seduced and nearly ruined by a wicked man. The trauma sent her into exile and to protect her reputation, he never did anything about it. But now the 'gentleman' is back in Society and recently engaged to another lady.

Miss Amelia Quinton cannot believe her luck. After a whirlwind courtship, she has just become engaged and now she's looking forward to a true love match. Only all her plans come to a screeching halt when her father announces she is now to marry the Duke of Brighthollow because he owns her father's debts.

Amelia is horrified, for Hugh is nothing like the sweet and gentle boy she wanted to marry. Only once their vows are said, passions flare and she begins to know the man better. Little by little, both their walls come down and feelings grow. Until she finds out he lied. Will Hugh ever tell her the truth and will it even matter by the time it's all said and done?

Length: Full length novel
Heat Level: The kind to write home about!

This book is part of a series (The 1797 Club), but can be read as a standalone book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781721515417
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/22/2018
Series: 1797 Club Series , #8
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 617,817
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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The Duke Who Lied (The 1797 Club, #8) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice story It read rapidly in 1 day The romance scenes were more bland than her usual writing I read the preview for the next book It looks very promising
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not great so far. Not very exciting and seems like more of a farce so far, rather than a romance. Only about page 86, but having a hard time caring enough to finish. Rest of the series is interesting and faster paced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each book in series has a fast paced, romantic drive. A wonderful series with complex H/H. Enjoy!
PegC51 More than 1 year ago
Hugh Margolis, Duke of Brighthollow, is a good man with a big heart, protective nature, and a guilty conscience. Lady Amelia Quinton wants nothing more than to find love in her life, and she thinks she has found it. Aaron Walters is a nasty piece of work with a dark past, and a lot of secrets. When Hugh discovers that the villain, Walters, who ruined his sister is about to marry Amelia Quinton, he steps in to stop it by marrying her himself. Hugh has told lies to protect his sister, and now to protect Amelia. How will Amelia react when she learns the truth? Can they make a real marriage? This story is well written and fast paced. There are lies, secrets, a little action, some sexy scenes, and strong characters. The hero is likeable and a little impulsive, a good guy. The heroine is vulnerable, but a practical girl. The villain is totally unlikeable, not redeeming qualities. The other dukes and their wives stop in to help the new couple. The Duke Who Lied is a wonderful addition to the 1797 Club series. I highly recommend it. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
Hugh Margolis, Duke of Brighthollow became a Duke at a very young age and more of a father then brother to his much younger sister. He feels he failed her when she fall prey to the man, Walters, who took her innocents and broke her heart for her dowry. Hugh’s had a man following Walters and he’s found a new woman to charm, Miss Amelia Quinton. Amelia has spent her life mostly alone with her father who sees her as a tool, to further his station. Hugh has never meet Amelia or her father until the day he goes to worn the man about Walters. Amelia’s father uses Hugh’s honor against him and push’s him to marry her himself. A marriage starting out on secrets and lies is bound to fail. The more time spent together Amelia stats to see Hugh for the man he is and brings light and joy back to Hugh’s life. Can their budding romance with stand when the lies come to light or will Hugh’s deception end everything?
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Oh yes, this is a great story I could not put down! Jess Michaels, in her usual fashion, pulls you in from the start and keeps you turning the pages until the end. Amelia Quinton was in love and all set to marry Aaron Walters when her father takes the offer of Hugh, Duke of Brighthollow. Not understanding and totally unhappy she marries Hugh with no other choice. But as the two meet each other, there is a definite attraction and sparks fly. You see Hugh really rescued Amelia from making a big mistake marrying the blackguard Walters, who ruined his sister Lizzie. Of course she does not know that and as she and Hugh grow close, Hugh begins to feel bad about keeping secrets from her. This story is a fast paced and full of secrets, lies, intrigue and some wonderful emotions and very likable characters. I think this may be my favorite of this series, but it can be read as a standalone. But trust me, you will want to read them all!! Lori Dykes
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Karma gets a hand from a vengeful Duke and his unwitting muse. For the love of family Hugh is willing to risk everything. Unfortunately in his haste to avenge, the ultimate cost could be his heart. Michaels begins with a conspiracy and ends with unforgettable romance. From ugliness blooms beauty. In a stunning twist the damsel becomes the savior. The Duke Who Lied is a wonderful tale of redemption that fires up the soul.
Lindsey_Gray11 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! What happens when the only man who genuinely cares about you is a perfect stranger? Miss Amelia Quinton finds out, sort of, when Hugh Margolis, Duke of Brighthollow, comes to her aid without her even knowing why. Jess Micheals is back to help our eighth Duke make a trip down the aisle. While Hugh believes he is marrying the breath-taking Amelia to save her from a horrendous marriage to the man who made his sister’s life hell, he can’t help but to hope for a love match like so many of his friends have found. Amelia can’t believe she could have any sort of attraction to the Duke while she was almost engaged to another. As a dutiful daughter, she believes the lie her father tells her and resigns herself to a marriage with the handsome Duke of Brighthollow. When her wedding night arrives, her new husband gives her a chance to sleep on her own, but Amelia can’t deny the physical bliss just one kiss from Hugh brings her. While their marriage slowly progresses, Amelia becomes part of a real family with Hugh and his sister, Lizzie. Michaels has created another unique couple who have to deal with not one, but two despicable men who’ve wrecked more than their share of lives. While Hugh has honorable intentions, he keeps to himself the lies of others, in turn lying himself to the wife he comes to adore more than breathing. Amelia’s growth as a woman, a wife, and a sister was a completely brilliant transformation. She fits right in with the other Duchesses and I’m sure will be welcoming in the last two as they come along. I can’t believe we have only two more Dukes to go! I’ve already started re-reading this series in preparation of Robert and Kit’s stories. While this series is almost at an end, I’m thrilled that Michaels has another series already in the works. This woman has endless talent! I know if any of her future series are anything like The 1797 Club, I will adore every word. I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The Duke Who Lied by Jess Michaels 1797 Club #8 Hugh’s sister Lizzie was taken in by a charmer and saved by her brother. When Hugh finds out that another woman may soon be married to the vile man he tries to warn her father and finds said father to be less than impressed with Hugh’s concerns. With the feeling of guilt over his sister and not wanting Amelia to suffer his sister’s fate he…marries Amelia. Yes, that is correct, he marries a woman he does not know and does not love to save her from the man who seduced his sister. Amelia is not thrilled with the turn her life has taken on the marriage mart but with her father pushing her toward Hugh she does as told and marries a man that she does not love and perhaps even feels hate for. She soon finds that tiny attraction she feels for Hugh might grow into more and provide a good marriage for both of them. I was not sold on Hugh’s idea to marry Amelia but was happy he felt interest in her beauty and had desire for her. I also felt Amelia was rather pragmatic in her view of marriage and wanting to make the best of what she perceived to be a bad situation. I thought that Amelia’s actions were sometimes not well thought through and that she was lucky Hugh was keeping an eye on her. I felt the book unfolded in a sequence that was highly believable and the relationship that developed between Hugh and Amelia was believable. I am not sure that their three day break was necessary but the HEA at the end was just right. I did feel sorry for Lizzie and hope she will get a book of her own in the future and be provided with a HEA of her own. Ten teens at boarding school form a club to assist one another as they grow into their positions of being dukes one day - The 1997 Club - this series is already plotted out to have ten volumes starring the ten who form the club. I am sad to think that there are only two more books to read – one about Robert and the last about Christopher/Kit. Did I like this book? Definitely Will I read more of this author’s books? Definitely Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars