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reader ò The Duke of Ice The Untouchables #7 º Darcy Burke Everyone Nicholas Bateman ever loved has died Except Violet Caulfield which must mean he never loved her Nine years after she threw him over to marry a viscount Nick is a widowed duke who prefers isolation When a friend convinces him to leave his lair of self imposed sol Nicholas Bateman the Duke of Kilve and Violet Lady Pendleton have a past eight years ago when Nick was merely Mr Bateman and Violet was Miss Caulfield they were madly in love and wanted to marry Violet was happier than she had ever been and couldn’t wait to tell her parents but when they learned of her love they swept her off to London and married her off She left Nick a letter but he never received it and just believed that Violet threw him over for a titleYears pass and Nick has lost everyone in his life who means something to him save his friend Simon the Duke of Romsey aka the Duke of Ruin and Violet the woman who he once loved but now hates Nick has shut himself off from the world and for lack of a better word wallows in his lossesSimon shows up at his estate and talks him into attending a house party with him Simon is also a recluse – but not by choice and he was invited to the party but the hostess has made it plain that she expects Nick to attend with SimonNick has no desire to go but he agrees to go as a favor to Simon They arrive and he is shocked and angry when he sees Violet among the guestsNow a widow Violet is stunned to see Nick and can’t believe people call him the Duke of Ice – the Nick she knew was farthest thing from ice she could imagine Violet has survived a very unhappy marriage and regrets hurting Nick She still loves him and hopes to make amends But her hopes are dashed when Nick snubs her and makes it clear that he hates herBut when Simon is treated poorly Violet comes to his defense and Nick grudgingly begins to rethink his feeling about her They talk and he learns what really happened all those years ago but he steels his heart against deeper feelings for her – Nick has lost everyone he loves and though he has spent years harboring hate for her – he can’t lose her too They plot together to have the other guests accept Simon and Nick realizes his true feelings for Violet but he steadfastly refuses to consider her for marriage But this outing has made him realize that he is lonely and maybe he could find another wife one who won’t expect love He finds a candidate at the house party Diana Kingman and seriously begins to consider her despite his feeling for Violet But when Simon is cast in a bad light and leaves an outing Nick follows him Simon tells Nick he is a fool to walk away from Violet and leavesNick returns home and after much consideration travels to Bath to see Violet He is still not willing to wed her but he wants to see if they can recapture the past Things progress between them and they become lovers Violet hopes that Nick can put the past behind him and look to a future where they can be happy together And it seems like Nick might be coming around but when tragedy strikes the nation Nick is dragged back into darkness and when he learns that Violet has been in an accident and it is not certain if she will live he rushes to her side But once it becomes clear that she will survive he panics and boltsOnce in London Nick becomes reacuainted with Diana and though he knows he loves Violet with all his heart he comes to an agreement with Diana and finds himself engaged to her Almost immediately he knows he has made a mistake but there is no way to undo what has been done without ruining Diana Violet is hurt when she awakens and learns that Nick has left her and she is heartbroken when she receives his letter telling her he feels they would not suit and of his upcoming marriage to Diana Kingman Violet doesn’t understand what went wrong but knows that she loves Nick and will never love anotherWhen Simon returns to London and learns that Nick is engaged to Miss Kingman he confronts Nick Nick admits that he loves Violet and that after her accident he was terrified that his “curse” was the reason for her accident and left her Simon tells him he is an idiot and that Nick must make this right Nick wants to go to Violet but he is honor bound to Miss Kingman Simon tells Nick that he will take care of Miss Kingman and that Nick should go to VioletNick returns to Bath and hopes to set things right with Violet but she is having none of it She loves Nick but she refuses to have her heart crushed by him again Nick has his work cut out for him convincing Violet that he loves her and that he is ready to face his fears and forge a future with herPersonally I think Violet forgave too easily but Nick did grovel better than most heroes so I forgive herThis book was most definitely my favorite in the series so far it is a well written incredibly emotional book that grabs you from the first page and holds you captive until the last word The love scenes are steamy the secondary characters are wonderful and the ending is extremely satisfying I loved this book and would highly recommend it – it is the seventh book in the series but it could easily be read as a standalone titleI am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me

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doc ✓ The Duke of Ice The Untouchables #7 ☆ Kindle Edition î darcy burke î Everyone Nicholas Bateman ever loved has died Except Violet Caulfield which must mean he never loved her Nine years after she threw him over to marry a viscount Nick is a widowed duke who prefers isolation W Ity he still bears toward her Despite those obstacles it’s clear their passion hasn’t dimmed However the heat between them isn’t enough to melt the Duke of Ice and this time Violet may find herself the jilted party Can love once so tragically lost finally be found? THE DUKE OF ICE​ by Darcy Burke is book Seven in The Untouchables series This is the story of Nicholas Bateman and Violet Caulfield Pendleton Violet and Nick were once in love but her parents married her off to Viscount Pendleton breaking her heart Nick too was upset but he went on and later ended up getting the title of Duke of Kilvehe even married someone But that was eight years ago and both are widowers who haven't seen each other in all that time Neither it seemed kept up with the other one because with they meet at a house party given by Mr Mrs Linford neither knew what had happened to the other Hannah Linford is best friends with Violet and asked for her help with this party Hannah had invited the two dukes Simon and Nick to make her party popular Simon and Nick don't get any invitations any due to their scandalous reputations Simon talks Nick into going which lead to him wanting to continue his affair with Violet that started all those years ago But can they move past their old hurt and what they think they have become? A great second chance at love story

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The Duke of Ice The Untouchables #7Itude he considers taking another wife provided she agrees to his terms no emotional attachment of any kind Now widowed Lady Violet Pendleton hopes for a second chance with the man she’s always loved But she isn’t prepared for the desolation in his soul or the animos Series The Untouchables #7Publication Date 122617This has been and is a wonderful series – I have thoroughly enjoyed every book in the series and anxiously await each new addition However I do have to say that this has been my least favorite so far I tried and tried and tried and just never could warm up to Nick I know he’s had a lot of pain in his life but his total abdication of responsibilities at the end just kept me from getting that happy glow – it is also why I have given a 4 star rather than a 5 star review I believe it tells you something about the hero when you feel the real hero of the book is Simon and you fervently wished Simon and the heroine would get together Both Violet and Simon have much worse issues in their life and yet they are still nice people Nick seems to use his past as a weapon to be hateful to everyone around himThis is a book of juxtapositions – fire and ice love and hate loyalty and disloyalty cowardice and heroism – as well as second chances Can two flawed people find their way back to each other?Nicholas Bateman was never in line to become the Duke of Kilve A lot of people had to die before that could happen and Nick mourned each and every one of them – most particularly he mourned his brother Maurice who died at Badajoz Then after inheriting the title he lost his wife and child He felt everyone he cared about died so it was better to just not care – therefore he became the Duke of Ice He built a wall around himself never letting anyone in – except his best and only friend Simon the Duke of Romsey aka Duke of RuinViolet Lady Pendleton was forced to marry a Viscount she didn’t love to further her parent’s ambitions They spirited her off from Bath to London to keep her from marrying the man she truly loved with all her heart He was a sweet happy smiling charming young man but he had no title Her parents wouldn’t even let her say goodbye She endured several years of living with a cruel philandering husband before he finally sickened and died Violet returned to Bath to live and has no plans to ever remarry – and she sees her parents as little as possibleNicholas and Violet have a history He was the man she loved and had wanted to marry She wrote him a letter when she had to leave Bath but he never got it So he has hated her all these years and blamed her for leaving him for a title Imagine her surprise – and his – when they attend the same house party Violet was there because the party was given by her best friend and Nick was there because Simon had begged and cajoled him into attendingViolet and Nicholas do spend some time talking at the party and get to know each other at least a little bit Enough so that Nick decides to travel to Bath to further renew their acuaintance – to see if anything of their former relationship can be salvaged Even though they have a physical relationship he still can’t make up his mind about marriage Then when she gets into an accident and almost dies he shows his true cowardice and takes off for LondonIn London he really gets himself into a mess that frankly I would just as soon he didn’t escape He certainly deserved what he had gotten himself into Leave it to sweet Simon to clean up Nick’s leavings When Nick left without cleaning up any of his own mess and left it all to Simon that was it for me I was done with him and he was un redeemable from then onNick and Violet get a sweet epilogue that was one of my favorite parts of the book You’ll just have to read the bookThe next book is Simon’s story and I am really looking forward to it However I’m concerned that I’ll dislike his heroine as much as I disliked Nick in this book It will be interesting to see how Ms Burke treats Miss Kingman I didn’t dislike her and suspect that there are scars under that cool demeanorPlease check out my reviews atBlog Page “I reuested and received this e book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher”