Taken by the Duke - Jess Michaels

Taken by the Duke Summary

Written By Jess Michaels

Readers Score: 4/5
Rated by 68 Readers

Taken by the Duke Book Summary


The steamy first book in The Pleasure Wars series by USA Today Bestselling Historical Romance Author Jess Michaels

Amid all the lies and scandals that fuel Society’s gossip mill, one truth has stood out: House Rothcastle and House Windbury have always hated each other.

Lady Ava Windbury prays the feud will someday end, to no avail. One dreadful night, her brother accidentally causes the death of Christian Rothcastle’s sister, a tragedy that leaves both men maimed.

Consumed by grief, Christian makes a grim decision. He will kidnap Lady Ava so that her family will feel the pain of loss as keenly as he feels the loss of his own sister. But once he has Ava in his clutches, desire takes unexpected hold. Even more surprising, she willingly surrenders to his every sexual whim—after haggling over the terms of giving up her virginity.

Too late, he realizes she is using her body for peace, not war. But just as their affair of revenge turns into an affair of the heart, the past rears its ugly head to take matters into its own hands…

Length: Full Length Novel
Heat Level: Naughty, naughty
CW: Violent accident (on page), abuse (described) 

This book is the first book in The Pleasure Wars series.

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Taken by the Duke is a Historical book, written By Jess Michaels. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 68 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Ugh. Not sexy or Regency

    By michelevil
    How I wanted to love this and read the whole series... but the “villain” isn’t one, the romance is absurd, and the opportunity for tension lost at every turn. Oh! She’s kidnapped to be used for his pleasure... but yet she immediately (and in fact before) acquiesces so there’s no tension there... and he’s SUCH a rake, except that he’s not at all and only caters to her needs... BLAH. Sorry. Can’t get past the first few chapters. Keep trying.. but nope.


  • May be 2 stars

    By whiteltulip 70
    Nice but not nice. I was surprised of Ava character and her attitude, reaction and ease of accepting losing her innocent, not talking about love, l am talking about showing some resistance, fight, strength,,, to much sex, with no shame from the heroine and she knows nothing about medicine but she has the skills of providing therapeutic massage to the hero I thought of giving it 2 stars Doesn’t deserve $ 4.99 should be chipper , but there is the individual difference what is good for me maybe bad for someone else :)