My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I didn’t think I’d ever like Val, but I am converted.
In Duke of Sin (available for $7.99 on Amazon), we learn more about what made Val into the person he is today. He’s still his special brand of crazy in the end, but Bridget’s influence on him shines through in little ways. She’s far from perfect as well; their bond is formed by their acceptance of those imperfections in themselves and each other. The only part that bothered me was that the staff didn’t seem to treat Bridget differently after she took up with Val.
The second chunk of the epilogue with Val and a guest was hilariously great imagery, and something I can absolutely believe him doing. I was in tears laughing over it.
Looking forward to Duke of Pleasure!