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Posted September 28, 2013
Title: Dangerous Duke
Author: Arabella Sheraton
Genre: Regency Romance
Review Rating:Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
The Sixteenth Duke is Wyndlesham, Devlin, is The Dangerous Duke. He is arrogant, self-centered and bullying. He has a mistress, Penelope Vane; that is vicious and underhanded. She plans to trap the Duke into marriage with her.
Fenella Preston applies for the position of companion to the Dowager Duchess. Her Aunt convinces her to use her name of Preston although her real name is Hawke. Because her father commuted suicide.
Fenella is beautiful and the Duke is extremely handsome. Every time they are alone the sparks fly but, Fenella is convinced she will only be used by the Duke since her lowly social status would make it impossible fora marriage.
The other problem is Penelope; who is so jealous, that she tries to hurt her in every way.
Fenella wins all of the Dukes servants. Everyone loves Fenella but Fenella is no fool; despite her naïveté. She must leave and make her way somewhere else.
The ending made me laugh and cry. It was delightful and I refuse to tell it all. This is a must read for Regency fans.
The characters are fleshed and so convincing. The plot is very romantic and quite believable. I really enjoyed reading it. I give it Five Stars.