Duke of Scandal (Moonlight Square, Book 1)

Duke of Scandal (Moonlight Square, Book 1)

by Gaelen Foley

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BN ID: 2940151042925
Publisher: Gaelen Foley
Publication date: 10/12/2015
Series: Moonlight Square , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 45,524
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Noted for her "complex, subtly shaded characters, richly sensual love scenes, and elegantly fluid prose" (Booklist), New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling author Gaelen Foley has written over twenty (and counting!) rich, bold historical romances set in Regency England and Napoleonic Europe. Since her debut in 1998, her books have been published in seventeen languages worldwide and have won numerous awards, including the National Readers' Choice Award, the Booksellers' Best, the Golden Leaf, the Award of Excellence, and the HOLT Medallion.

A versatile and hardworking writer, Gaelen’s passion for the craft of fiction keeps her exploring new creative ground. While continuing to entertain her Regency fans, she has branched out into contemporary small-town romance as well as fantasy romance. Since 2012, Gaelen has also been co-writing fantasy middle grade/children’s novels with her husband, a former teacher, under the penname E.G. Foley. The Lost Heir, Book 1 in their Gryphon Chronicles series, was a #1 Amazon Children’s Bestseller (and was optioned for a movie!).

To learn more about Gaelen and her books, visit her at www.GaelenFoley.com.

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Duke of Scandal (Moonlight Square, Book 1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been disappointed with this author. Wow! Jason's secret way into his home is fantastic, and now I wonder, how many others had these options?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pace of story was slow. Lack of character development.
MiRxMom More than 1 year ago
A fun story of life long friends who have been fighting their attraction to each other for many years. If you like a bad boy Jason is the rakehell for you. Felicity is a sweet, smart and (almost too) patient lady.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this as a very good story. Recommend
Doodlebug4444 More than 1 year ago
5 out of 5 for this reader folks! OH how I love me a great historical romance! :) Oh how I adore Gaelen Foley and her writing! Oh how I am looking forward to more books in the this series to be released. OH … well you get the picture! LOL The Moonlight series by Gaelen Foley is about a neighbourhood of rakes, spinsters, sassy ladies, pompous men and love matches left right and centre that all happen to surround a gated garden park that is open to the public during the day and only accessed by the residents with a key after hours. In the middle stands a gazebo that has seen it’s share of scandal. Intrigued are you?? Read on and let’s see if this review can light your historical romance fire! We first meet our leading couple in the prequel of this series and you know something big is brewing. Well, brewing was putting it mildly .. LOL Felicity Carvel has been in love with her brother’s best friend Jason Hawthorne since she was a little girl. One bold move at a young age goes horribly wrong and she decides that it is best to let it be before she is certain to humiliate herself once again. Many years go by and Jason is now a Duke and a scandalous one at that. After Felicity comes into an inheritance, she turns to Jason for advice on how to handle her future knowing that she is stirring a hornets nest .. EXCEPT .. Felicity is no longer a little girl and it’s time she sets HER Duke straight about who he belongs to. Jason Hawthorne is tiring of living like a rake. He has everything at the tip of his fingers but never feels complete. Always aware of Felicity through the years but too damn stubborn to face what he knows to be true, he is completely surprised when she turns to him for advice. This Felicity is frisky, beautiful, honest and in a whole new league of her own and quite frankly it scares the &%% out of him. When Felicity boldly starts the clock on his chance with her, Jason is completely panicked knowing that he may lose her completely. Oh my heart … these two were incredible together. I have to say though, it was Felicity that I adored. I wanted to high 5 her a few times while reading this book. The banter, laughable moments and utter surrender was so well timed and written. So well matched, but it is Felicity’s utter acceptance of Jason and his scandalous past that really pulled my heart strings. What an incredible woman she is. Both these books were an absolute treasure to read. When a historical romance authors hits so many marks that I covet in this genre, it makes me so happy. Not only can I say that all those marks were hit, but that Gaelen Foley has now moved onto my list of authors that I want to read everything that they have ever written, and no questions asked when a new release is on it’s way, I just want it. LOL HAPPY READING! :)
def618 More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely book and I enjoyed it very much. The Moonlight Square series is not as deep and intense as the Inferno Club but a nice romance. I liked Felicity and Jason. Jason had terrible parents and he's trying to be a better father to his illegitimate children. He has always loved Felicity but made promises to her brother. Felicity has loved Jason since she was a child and understands him. That's all the plot I'll reveal. The next book is the Duke of Rivenwood's story and I'm really looking forward to knowing his secrets. I also hope Peter, Felicity's brother, gets a HEA.
christalvp More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this first full-length novel in the Moonlight Square Series. I thought that it had great characters in Jason Hawthorne, Duke of Netherford, and Felicity Carvel. I really liked the way they had been friends for their entire lives, even though they hadn't had much to do with one another for several years. I loved the ease that was between the two when they really started to spend time together again. The teasing and banter between them was fun, and they had wonderful chemistry together. The storyline kept me intrigued, and I was very glad that Felicity was so accepting of Jason and all of his past roguish behaviors. I liked the way she saw his vulnerabilities and handled them gently. Everything about this charming love story came together to create a very enjoyable reading experience for me. Gaelen Foley is a must read author for me, and this book has all of the elements that make her a favorite. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Loupy More than 1 year ago
I just Love the Moonlight Square and it's characters. In this story we have Felicity and His Grace, Jason. These two have been friends since childhood. Sadly both are too stubborn to admit to a connection the have both felt for years - Felicity because as a youth she admitted her feelings and Jason panicked and Jason because she is his best friends sister, which Jason takes to mean off limits. Felicit's brother is out of the country when she suddenly inherits a fortune. This in turns brings out the rogues and fortune hunters who want her for her money. Jason, a rogue in its truest form, takes it upon himself to see to her welfare. That is when the test of wills begins. Can the two work together until her brother return without killing one another? Will they escape with their hearts in tack? This is a great story with lots of rogueish charm (not sure rogueish is a word but reader's will know what I mean). Great storyline and this reader looks forward to book 2 in the Moonlight Square series.
sugmadsdream More than 1 year ago
Felicity had loved Jason since she was eight years old. As a fifteen year old, she alarmed him with her gutsy display of sitting on his lap and flirting with him. So began years of mutual avoidance. Now Felicity's Aunt Kirby has died, and she is alone and needs protection from the dowry hunters. Since her brother, Peter, is on an expedition, she has no one to turn to for help except Jason, the Duke of Scandal. And the adventure begins for each of them. I loved this story, because it portrays the unconditional love of childhood which persevered into adulthood. Felicity understood Jason's inability to comprehend love and persisted in her belief of his ultimate redemption. This may sound hokey in this day, but to give up on a love she had held for so long was impossible for Felicity, even though she considered it at times. There is a happily ever after, and it is worth the wait. And we are introduced to two other gentlemen who will star in their own stories. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not for life of me get into this book..If you're into musicals, singing and art, then this is for you..pages of music, Bach, piano signing some weird songs..I was like enough already..I skimmed just to get through..another wasted $4.00..