Duke of Shadows (Moonlight Square, #4) by Gaelen Foley

Duke of Shadows (Moonlight Square, #4)

A heartbroken belle. A missing suitor. A heroic duke in disguise. Unmask Duke of Shadows and let the highwayman-duke steal your heart!England, 1817. Lady Portia Tennesley has always dreamed of marrying for love. When the suitor who seemed her perfect match disappears at the height of the Season, she’s heartbroken. Eventually she consents to an arranged marriage with an eccentric duke she barely knows, a wealthy recluse who seems more interested...

Details Duke of Shadows (Moonlight Square, #4)

TitleDuke of Shadows (Moonlight Square, #4)
Release DateMay 21st, 2019
PublisherGaelen Foley
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Regency, Historical Fiction

Reviews Duke of Shadows (Moonlight Square, #4)

  • Esther
    ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and the views expressed are my honest opinions.Well I don't even know where to begin on this review. So much emotion and thought going through my head right now. This was very well written, wonderful plot and excellent pacing. One of my frustrations lately is finding modern characters (mostly heroines) in historical romances and time p...
  • Jennifer
    ARC received from authorAnother great book in this series, and Ms. Foley has plans for more with my favorite secondary boys. It was long, but there was intrigue, action, drama, angst, chemistry, more chemistry, and lots of great friends to help. There was never a dull moment. I don't want to give anything away, but there doesn't have to be gratuitous sex every page for there to be chemistry and love. Silversmoke would make a great member of the I...
  • Christa
    As a reader who first came across Gaelen Foley's books in 2007 and immediately binge read her backlist, and then eagerly awaited each new release, I have very high expectation for her books. Duke of Shadows surpassed all of those expectations and now holds a spot at the top of my favorites. The main characters, Lady Portia Tennesly and Lucas Wakeford, Duke of Fountainhurst were both very appealing characters, and the plot was intriguing and kept ...
  • Frankie Reviews
    Oh my, oh my, oh my!!! I am completely lost for words at the brilliance of this, honestly there are not enough words for just how amazing this book is. It has taken me a long time to write this review as I just couldn’t fathom the words that would do this book justice. It has all the ingredients that we all look for in a Gaelen Foley book; gorgeous and engaging characters who grab your heart as soon as meeting them, thrilling and page-turning p...
  • Carolyn
    I love this series, but this one is, by far, the best one of the lot so far! Outstanding!
  • Visionary Druid
    Review Courtesy of Romance JunkiesLucas “Luke” Wakeford lives a double life. To his peers, he is the awkward and scholarly Duke of Fountainhurst, yet by night, he is the valiant highwayman Silversmoke. Luke is shocked when his betrothed entreats with his alter ego to find her former beau. Lady Portia Tennesley’s resoluteness convinces him to get to know his reluctant bride better. The search for her missing suitor takes a dangerous turn by ...
  • Sarah
    Duke of Shadows is Book 4 of the Moonlight Square series by Gaelen Foley. Even though I've read most of what this author has written, this series escaped me until now. Despite jumping in on Book 4, I followed along easily and was engaged right from the start. In fact, now I can't wait to get my hands on the earlier books in the series.I loved the connection between Luke and Portia. I was on the edge of my seat on how it would all play out in the ...
  • Chelsea Organ
    Duke of shadows is a wonderful romantic adventure reminiscent of the Princess Bride. It features a compelling heroine—defying convention in her willingness to risk her reputation to find answers. This heroine, Portia, is engaged to a lackluster fiancé and pines for a missing suitor and therefore conquots a plan to potentially save her self from a bad match. Her plan is toseek out a legendary highwayman, Silversmoke--ala Robinhood—known for h...
  • Jaci
    Now I remember why I love Gaelen's writing. This is a story that is second to none. I do not know how I missed the first three books in the Series but I am going to Amazon to purchase them. If this book is an example of this Series I will love them too! This is a story of what Love will cost you and how it can change you. Portia is a young lady who has recently accepted a betrothal arranged by her parents to a Duke. There is only one thing she ha...
  • Abigail
    I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and the views expressed are my honest opinions. Duke of Shadows is Gaelen Foley’s fourth novel in the Moonlight Square series. In the previous books, especially the third, readers met with Ms. Portia Tennesley, gorgeous young lady who was planning her arranged marriage to the elusive, eccentric Duke of Fountainhurst. While she threw herself completely in the wedding preparations, she secre...
  • Charlene
    I have read all the books in this series up to this latest release. I thank the author for having a copy sent to my Kindle account in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are mine alone.Overall rating: 4.5 starsStory Line: 5 StarsFlora and Fauna in 19th century England: I'm not sure that milkweed grew there, or that monarch butterflies were native to England; still unsure about Queen Anne's lace, which I did not see in northern Engl...
  • Nanna
    I love this series, and can't wait for the next one. All the books are wonderful. I have noticed that each new book gets longer then the last, this was the longest ! Portia Tennesley, appears like the perfect demure, society lady. This is just what the Duke of Foutainhurst thinks after letting his sister pick out a Lady for him. As he lives a double life and doesn't want a wife will ask too many questions, he feels she is the one and ask for her ...
  • Jocelyn
    I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and the views expressed are my honest opinions. With that out of the way, I have loved the previous books from the Moonlight Square series, and this book is a perfect addition to the series. It is a stand alone, but I highly recommend reading the other books first, as previous characters make appearances throughout, and they are bloody good and fun reads!Lady Portia Tennesley is a belle of h...
  • Amy Alvis
    Portia is busy planning her wedding to the duke that her parents engaged her to, but she can't help but think of her suiter that went missing a year ago. She decides to contact the infamous Silversmoke to help her find out what happened to him. Maybe if he is found alive, she won't have to marry the bug lovin' duke...Lucas is shocked to learn that his intended has come to Silversmoke, his alter ego, to find the man that she loves. But he is intri...
  • Sheila
    Portia Tennesley agrees to a marriage to the Duke of Fountainhurst after her beau, Joel Clayton has gone missing and is presumed dead. She does not believe it and goes to the outlaw Silversmoke to help her find Joel. Silversmoke agrees and learns how his past and his future are on a collision course. Lucas, the Duke, seems to be a dull scholarly sort of fellow and Portia does not expect much from their union but she gets a surprise when Lucas bec...
  • Rosemary
    Who was the real Duke of Fountainhurs? Lucas, Luke or Silversmoke, or was he a little of all three? Portia who was engaged to the Duke of Fountainhurs was worried about her old boyfriend, Joel, and where he disappeared to. She asked the Highwayman Silversmoke to help her find him. She did not know Silversmoke was her fiancé. Luke is a wonderful hero, he was going to help find and save Joel, even though he could lose Portia to him if Joel returns...
  • Laura
    If you are looking for a fun, sink your teeth into, non stop action, can't put it down kind of book then this is it! Normally I don't have a problem writing a review but trying to put into words how much I really enjoyed this book is giving me the fits (LOL) so I'm just going to give the basics without giving away any spoillers.....okay, here goes. The hero Luke is everything you want a hero to be. Handsome (aka hot!), tortured by his past, funny...
  • Katina Fragakis
    The Duke of Shadows is absolutely the best Moonlight Square offering to date. I was enthralled with the characters from the first chapters. The multi-layered plot kept me wondering who would actually get the happy ending. I became trapped in the attraction of Portia and Silversmoke, then of Portia to Lucas. I wondered that she could be be missing Joel Clayton at all. After I met him, I wondered why she was searching for him.The secondary characte...
  • Shelley
    Not Just Another Romance NovelI voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and the views expressed are my honest opinions.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have not read any of the previous installments in the Moonlight Square Series, and you don't actually need to, but I definitely look forward to catching up now!I was expecting a typical period romance novel, following the same old tracks, but I was in for a treat. This can't be clas...
  • Nadine Wehrmann
    I have been a fan of Gaelen Foley since reading my first of her books. This book is no exception, Portia and Luke are a great couplePortia is enlisting the help of Silversmoke, a famous highwayman and Luke's alter ego, to find her long lost beau Joel. What Portia doesn't know is that Silversmoke is her fiance, the supposedly shy and bug-loving Duke of Fountainhurst. He soon finds out who she is, however and feels honorbound to help her.I like how...
  • Bridget
    Duke of Shadows is an excellent adventure romance. I am a devotee of Gaelen Foley's Regency romance novels, but one of the most important reasons I am a loyal reader for her books is related to the balance of adventure that she infuses into her books. They are just the right blend of both: adventure + romance is a heady mix. I am always thrilled to read her latest novel, and this one was no different.Her heroine is feisty, smart, and adventurous ...
  • Linda
    The worst thing about reading a Gaelen Foley book? It has to end, AND you have to wait sooo long for the next☹   I've been reading her books since 2002. I was hooked after the first book, and have since read everything she's written.   The Duke of Shadows is one of the best.  It has romance, intrigue, and even humor.  The series has been toned down from that of her past series. They aren't as steamy,  but are in no way less reward...
  • Toula
    Fourth book in the series and I loved every single one. Love the authors stories since the duke. Even have some in paperback Hero is Lucas a Duke. Heroine is Portia Portia agrees to a marriage to the Duke of Fountainhurst after her fiancée Joel has gone missing . Portia has no choice it was arranged by her father about marring the duke . Portia meanwhile will stop at nothing though to find what happened to Joel. Portia goes to the outlaw Silvers...
  • Maz
    What a brilliant piece of writing by an accomplished author! The plot, the characters, the weaving of the stories -- all fabulously done, with great detail. A strong, brave, cheeky female lead and - OMG - what an amazing hero. My problem with a lot of romance novels are the douchebag male characters who end up with women who deserve way better. This story has the hero and heroine evenly matched, and actually takes us on a journey through their de...
  • Luna Lovesbooks
    Dependably well-written with endearing and complex characters that will remind you why you fell in love with Gaelen Foley books in the first place!I really enjoyed this book about a duke with secrets and a lady on a mission. Their circumstances at once push them together and pull them apart, but you can guess how they end up 😊There were some longer passages of description that were not as engaging to me as the romance plot or character-driven ...
  • Lorraine Loveit
    This story is about the last of the four Dukes of Moonlight Square. Like each of the previous Duke's, Fountainhurst has his secrets/troubles and once more, his love interest (in this case, his fiancée), is drawn into his other life.Not only did I feel the main characters were deeply developed, but so were the minor ones and I was pleased to read the author's note that they will soon have their own dedicated stories.As usual, the plot was engagin...
  • Teresa
    More please!Whenever a new addition to the Moonlight Square series comes out I do a little happy dance! When I saw we would finally be meeting Portia's absent oddball duke and that he was secretly an infamous highwayman the dance turned into a full blown jig. With that kind of anticipation the story had better be brilliant and guess what? It most certainly was! A fun romance with mystery, mayhem and misconceptions aplenty, Duke of Shadows ticks o...
  • Barbara Literski
    Love DukesI love reading the Moonlite Square series and this one is a great one to read. It is about Lady Portia Tennesley and Lucas Wakeford, the Duke of Fountainhurst. There is also a highwayman by the name of Silversmoke. Lady Portia went to Silversmoke to ask him to find her friend Joel Clayton. Joel had disappeared about a year ago, but Portia believes that he is still alive. This book is filled with the good and the bad. I would recommend t...
  • Yaritza Rivera
    I love, love, love this book. Luke and Portia are amazing characters. This story is amazingly entertaining, with suspense, romance and is even funny. I loved reading about the past couples and how they are doing now. This is my favorite book of the series so far and I love all of the books in this series but this story kept me on my toes. I received an arc copy in exchange of my honest review.
  • Belinda Clemons
    This book is so good I really loved the mystery of Joel's dissappearence and how Lady Portia asked a Highwayman named Silversmoke, who just happenes to be Lucas Wakeford, the Duke of Fountainhurst her betrothed, to help find him. the action, secrets, intrigue and romance are really great. also the secondary characters such as Peter, Sidney who is a hoot, and Finch and Delphine just perfectly written. I just love the Moonlight Square books