Friday, January 1, 2016

Review- One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild (A Dukes Behaving Badly Novel, #3) by Megan Frampton

Publisher- Avon
Pub. Date- December 29, 2015
Genre- Historical Romance 
Source- Print ARC
Rating- 3.5

When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward?

The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger with an eye patch, an ideal companion for the life she longs for, no matter what Society might say. So when the piratical gentleman turns out to be a duke—and just as boringly proper as any other nobleman—she can't help but incite him to walk on the wild side.

Well-heeled, well-mannered, and well beyond any interest in society's expectations, the Duke of Lasham is tired of being perfect. Margaret's lush beauty and gently laughing eyes are an irresistible temptation to embrace the imperfect—and her. But if a little misbehavior is appealing, unleashing his wild side is completely seductive—as long as the lovely Margaret is the object of his passion.
One-Eyes Dukes Are Wild is the third book in the Dukes Behaving Badly series but I haven't yet ventured into the first two. Yet. The story started off kind of slow for my taste but it eventually got to a point where I enjoyed both the storyline and the characters that slowly earned their way into my heart. Lady Margaret has some serious spunk; one that I think most ladies will appreciate. The Duke of Lasham is dreamy, broody, off-limits, and utterly proper. In short, the dude is a "good" boy. 

Lady Margaret is known to society as scandalous for the main reason being, she refused to marry the man her parents set up for her. Why be with a man who doesn't love you? And vise versa? To make matters worse (or better) she's the author under the name of A Lady of Mystery, writing serials. Lady Margaret doesn't care what people think of her, she just wants to be happy. Since her parents disowned her after the whole refusing to marry situation, she starts playing cards. 

She finds she's quite good at playing cards too. It's how she makes her living to survive and she also uses the money for good. Lady Margaret saves women who are in terrible distress. It makes her
character that much more amazing. The moment she spots a delicious man with an eye patch, well let's just say that the rest is history. The poor Duke never really stood a chance once Lady Margaret set her eyes on him. 

If it helps any, I don't think the Duke minded all that much. He's very proper, very by the books, and never, I repeat never, has time for fun. And why would he? He's the Duke and he's got a million and one responsibilities to take care of. But the more time he starts spending with Lady Margaret, the more his walls start to come down. The love, the passion, and the thrill of such a beautiful woman, who also happens to be forbidden, is just what he needs to let go. 

I deeply enjoyed the the witty banter, the slow burn romance, and characters who were able to prove that love is worth it. I don't know when I started loving historical romance because I used to hate the genre. But ever since I started reading and enjoying the books, I can't get enough. I want more. Overall, I recommend this classically told romance book too all starry-eyed readers who're in need of some loving. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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About the Author:
Megan Frampton's love affair with books began when her parents moved her to a remote town in New Hampshire where there was only one television station. And then the TV broke. She devoured every book of fiction in her well-read parents' library, finding special joy in Georgette Heyer and the fairy tales collected and translated by Andrew Lang. Megan majored in English literature at Barnard College and worked in teh music industry for fifteen years. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband (her former intern) and her son. (Book jacket, "A Singular Lady")

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