Classification: Adult Fiction (Erotic)
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Dukes Behaving Badly (Book 4)
Format: Mass Market Paperback; 400 pages
Publisher: Avon (July 26, 2016)
Author's Website: http://meganframpton.com/
Notes: Received an eARC loan from the publisher for reviewing purposes. Be forewarned, F-bombs and other words notorious for popping up in erotic reads are used.
Michael, the Duke of Hadlow, is too smart for his own good. You would think being smart would be an asset, which it is, but when it comes to getting along with other people it gets in the way. He can't tolerate people who don't think like him and very few do. He can't understand why others don't think like he does. What is obvious to him is not to other people. He reminded me a little of the character Sherlock Holmes from the TV series Sherlock. As you can imagine, Michael's best friend is a dog. I absolutely adored seeing how Michael interacted with Gertrude, Edwina's young daughter. It seemed so out of character and yet not.
When our heroine, Edwina Cheltam, comes upon him he has rejected a numerous amount of applicants for the job of being his secretary. He decides, against propriety, to give her a chance. Edwina is by all means Michael's intellectual equal, but being a woman, she has seldom gotten a chance to prove it. She is in dire straights thanks to her late husband taking control away from her of their family business when it showed signs of profit and then handing it over to his brother. By the time of her husband's untimely demise, her brother-in-law, through mismanagement, had pretty much bankrupted it leaving Edwina and her eight year old daughter in a very bad position.
I couldn't help but give this one 5 out 5 roses. It was engaging, funny, lighthearted, and reminded me just how far woman have come as a whole. I laughed, I smiled, and snorted (Yes. I know, very unladylike of me and I can't recall ever doing that before while reading a book. lol). Make sure you check out the page before each chapter. I loved all the reasons listed as to why a duke falls in love. They are, incidentally, what made me snort. Thank goodness there were no witnesses--my reputation is safe. *grin* I HIGHLY recommend this book, and now need to read the rest of the series. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a SHOWER rating--a cold shower is necessary (need I say more?). Some books should come with a warning - make sure your significant other is handy or your shower is in working order. lol Yep, a lot of chemistry going on with this one.
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