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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 solitude, 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 animosity 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?

©2017 Darcy Burke (P)2018 Darcy Burke

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NARRATOR WAS VERY GOOD BUT STORY WAS LACKING!!

The Duke of Ice is my least favorite Untouchable story. I almost gave it 2 stars but the ending help elevate it to 3 stars.

After a series of deaths in his family and much lost Nicholas Bateman becomes the 10th Duke of Kilve. Losing his wife and son was the final straw for Nick so he builds a walls of Ice around his heart and lives a solidary life not attending the normal functions of a Duke. He has only one friend and that is Simon The Duke of Romsey. Simon convinced Nick to attend a House Party where he encounters his long lost love Violet. Who eight years ago dumped him to marry a Viscount Pendleton. Nick was only a Mr. then. But it was Violet's parents who made her marry the Viscount. Nick can't forgive her for this.

Nick realizes he is and always will be in love with Violet. Violet never stopped loving Nick and was force to marry Viscount Pendleton 8 years ago.

OK my problem with the story is I am sick of The Spinister Widow characterization who thinks she is barren. I also, didn't like the fact that once Violet and Nick had reconnected sexually and what seemed to be lovingly that he goes off and Proposes marriage to Dianna Kingman. A young lady Nick and Violet met at the Linford House Party. This was really ridiclous. The reason is he won't marry Violet because he loves her and everyone he loves dies. So He Propose Marriage to someone he barely know and doesn't love to protect his feelings. What a waste of story. Dissappointing story since I loved so many other stories in The Untouchable series. I hope bk 9 "The Duke of Ruin" Simon and Dianna stories is much better.



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Least favorite of the series

This has been a fun series so I was really surprised with this book. I found the main character, Nick, to be so over the top annoying, indecisive, and self absorbed, that I had a hard time getting thru the book. For brief periods, he could be very charming, but it never lasted. Violet, the leading lady, on the other hand was everything you could want. She was beautiful and charming and loving and kind and how she put up with Nick, is beyond me. haha Narration was lovely.

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