Valentine Napiier the Duke of Montgomery isn't a nice man. He was exiled attempting to protect his half-sister. Now that he has "returned", the Duke is back to his blackmailing and whoring. Bridget Crumb is the Duke's housekeeper. She was born a bastard and raised by a foster mother that loved her. Her aristocratic mother and a friend are being blackmailed by the Duke. Bridget becomes his housekeeper to find the items he is holding over her mother and friend. The Duke realizes that Mrs. Crumb is not only holding her own secrets but attempting to find his. When he is poisoned he can only rely on his housekeeper. Normally, the heroes of a book start out good or change by the end. Not Valentine Napier. He was wicked in the beginning and wicked at the end. He was one of the best heroes EVER. I liked how Bridget is the housekeeper. She stood up to him through his decadent displays of the two ladies of the evening in his bead and didn't blink. I didn't want this book to end Now I have to wait for the Duke of Kyle's book. Yea! I received this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!!