Notorious rake Marcus Raleigh, Marquess of Ripley, is gracing the gossip pages for a new reason: the rumors he may have murdered his swindling cousin. His quest for answers regarding his cousin’s death leads him to an incomparable self-declared spinster, and he is—for the first time—beguiled beyond reason. Neither is what the other wants, and yet their intense mutual infatuation is inescapable.
After abandoning her philandering betrothed at the altar, Phoebe Lennox fled from London only to return an heiress who refuses to follow the ton’s rules. She won’t risk a relationship of any kind—until she meets the notorious Marquess of Ripley. Swept into his seductive embrace, her resolve falters in the face of a pleasure she never anticipated. But when the truth about Marcus and the murder come to light, Phoebe could lose everything she holds dear, including a love for all time.
A Duke is Never Enough by Darcy Burke is a funny yet mysterious historical read. It starts off with the man being intrigued and helped out by a mystery woman. She won’t give Marquess Ripley her name. He is then intrigued to do everything he can to learn of her name and find her again as soon as possible. However, the Marquess has other bigger issues. One being his cousin having swindled money from a lot of people. He calls out his cousin but an audience has watched their debate. This adds to the tension of the book. Risks increase with every page. I loved the suspense. The romance was good, too.