James, Sophia, The Dissolute Duke


James, Sophia, The Dissolute Duke (Wellinghams, Book 4),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  The Dissolute Duke (Wellinghams, Book 4)

Author:  Sophia James

Imprint:  Historical

Issues:  Child Abuse; Gendered Expectations (Women)


The rumor is up and the banns are read….

The Dissolute Duke has finally wed! With a name synonymous with sin and debauchery so shocking it is spoken of only in whispers, Taylen Ellesmere, Duke of Alderworth, is more surprised than anyone when he finds himself forced to marry! Before the ink is dry on the register, he turns his back on this sham of a marriage and leaves.

Three years later, having barely survived the scandal, Lady Lucinda has placed one delicately shod foot back in the hallowed halls of the ton when her husband returns. He has an offer she can’t refuse. And in exchange? Their wedding night!

Author Note,

So many people have written to me and asked if I was going to write the story of Lucinda, the last sibling of the Wellinghams.

Well, here it is.  Lucinda has featured in Asher’s story, High Seas to High Society, Taris’s story, One Unashamed Night, and Cristo’s One Illicit Night.

Falder has been like a second home to me for so many years  -it is quite sad to have to say goodbye.  I hope you love the way Lucinda’s man is no pushover and, as the dissolute Duke who has seemingly ruined their sister, is causing mayhem for the Wellingham brothers.