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Once upon a time, a duke had five daughters who never made a stir. They practiced their French, their pianoforte, and their dancing…until one ran off with the dancing instructor, and the rest were left to face the scandal.
Lady Eleanor, the Duke of Marymount’s eldest daughter, knows the burden is hers: she must marry well to restore the family name. So a loveless match is made and her fate is set. But then Eleanor meets her intended’s rakish younger brother. With his tawny hair, green eyes, and scandalous behavior, Lord Alexander Raybourn makes her want to be very bad indeed.
With his very honorable sibling too busy saving the world to woo Eleanor, Alexander is tasked with finding out her likes and dislikes for his elder brother. But the more time he spends with the secretly naughty Eleanor, helping her tick off all the things on her good list for being bad, the more he knows what they want, and need, is each other.
About the Author
Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women’s fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had read a different book from this author and liked it, but it was the comparison to P+P they caught my eye. I loved Eleanor and Alexander. They're both in a similar situation of being told what to do and within that situation they find themselves. Eleanor is smart and sassy. She loves books and snark. Alexander love banter and books of a...different kind. Together they're adorable and it was easy to root for them. Plot wise, it was delightful. There is essentially no angst and I adored Eleanor's sisters being so supportive. Even better was that the ladies were involved in figuring out how it was all going to work out. Overall, it was a quick and fun read. I'll definitely be looking for the next in the series. **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**
Lady Eleanor Howlett is the daughter of the Duke of Marymount. Her younger sister, Della, eloped with her dancing instructor which brought scandal to the family. Now, Eleanor and her three sisters, twins Pearl and Olivia, and their youngest sister, Ida, must do all they can to repair the family’s reputation. As the Duke and Duchess had no sons, the title and holdings will go to the girls’ cousin, Reginald. However, the girls all have substantial dowries. Eleanor’s parents expect her to marry Lord Carson, son and heir to the Marquis of Wheatley. Today, Eleanor is in a bookshop searching for a book on ancient mythology when she accidentally bumps into a man reading an erotic book on Greek mythology, complete with pictures. Lord Alexander (Alex) Raybourn enjoys looking at erotic books and is intrigued by the young woman who bumped into him. Alex lives with his older brother, Bennett, and his mother. The lady has been ill from what is probably depression. His father is never around as the man lives with his mistress and their children. It turns out that Bennett is Lord Carson, the man Eleanor is supposed to marry. As the family funds are dwindling, Bennett’s father and Eleanor’s father have made a business arrangement for them to marry. Lord Carson is nice, but he is just average and does not excite Eleanor. At a soiree, Bennett introduces Alex to Eleanor who is the woman from the bookstore. When Bennett proposes to Eleanor, she tells him she must think about it. So, as Bennett is so busy, he asks Alex to step in and find out what Eleanor is seeking in a husband and to simply woo her for him. This is a cleverly written book with a hero and heroine who share a lot of interests. Of course, as the book has been written by Megan Frampton, you can expect some delightful laughs as well. Don’t miss it! Copy provided by Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.