One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild (Dukes Behaving Badly Series #3)

One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild (Dukes Behaving Badly Series #3)

by Megan Frampton

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One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild (Dukes Behaving Badly Series #3) by Megan Frampton

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 . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062412782
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Series: Dukes Behaving Badly Series , #3
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 374,986
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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.

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One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this was not a bad book, I did find myself labouring through it. The plot was odd, the heroine a bit lacking, and the hero not at all what was expected. I was hoping that the circumstances could have been more believable, but everything was so far fetched and disjointed it was difficult for me to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to finish but useful to put me to sleep at night. Not her best work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable short romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to spend time with this couple
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as her previous work. Actually read on and off for two months, but it just didn't hold my attention. - dlwh
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
One-Eyed Dukes are Wild is the third book in the Dukes Behaving Badly series by Megan Frampton. This book is a stand alone story. Margaret is a little spit fire, rebel with a heart. I think she's the kind of girl everyone one wants to be. Her internal monologue alone was fantastic and fun. I think that's what I liked best about this story. I just loved her character. Equally lovable was the Duke of Lasham for completely opposite reasons. He's very much a play by the rules kind of guy, so watching him attempt to come out of his shell was pretty entertaining. Plus, he's not great at expressing his emotions so, at times, he was down right adorable. These are probably some of the most entertaining characters I've read in a while. I've not even mentioned the romance yet, which was pretty addictive. It had it's steamy moments, but they weren't overboard or nauseatingly detailed. They were just right. It was believable and intoxicating. I enjoyed this story quite a bit in case you couldn't tell. The ARC of One-Eyed Dukes are Wild by Megan Frampton was kindly provided to me by the publisher for review. The opinions are my own.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: ONE-EYED DUKES ARE WILD (Dukes Behaving Badly #3) by Megan Frampton http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3zB Publication Date: December 29, 2015 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated: 3.5 Stars REVIEW One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild is a fun historical romance. I really enjoyed it. This is the third book in Megan Frampton's Dukes Behaving Badly Series and it can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the previous books in this series but plan to go back in read them when I'm looking for a light romance. One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild has the romance but it's light on the sexy times. I usually like my romances a little steamier but I enjoyed the characters banter and they had great chemistry. I recommend this book for historical romance lovers looking for a fun historical. I enjoyed it and will be picking up the rest of the series. *Review copy provided by Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review.
SW57 More than 1 year ago
Another winner in this excellent series! Margaret is the sister of Isabella, from Put Up Your Duke. I was hoping she would get her story. She is a strong person, who makes her own way by writing serial novels for the paper & winning at cards (!) She also feels strongly about helping the down-trodden and needy in London, especially the women. The Duke of Lasham was raised to be a Duke, and unfortunately came into the title at age 15, when his parents died. He is very shy and awkward in social situations, and only goes out into social situations because he knows it is necessary to get his agenda pushed in Parliament. The Duke is able to protect Margaret and also to help out in her cause. They are undeniably attracted to each other and have more in common than they would have thought. The romance is a slow build, but well worth the wait!
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
Lady Margaret is on the shelf, on her own, and she likes it that way. She plays cards better than any woman I've read about in historical romances, is far more outspoken than some young miss looking to rebel against her parents, rescues women in distress, and doesn't give one inkling about propriety. After all, it never did anything for her except almost condemn her to a lifelong commitment to a man she didn't care to marry. Almost. The Duke of Lasham is everything Margaret thumbs her nose at. He is the epitome of propriety. He is the ideal Duke. He is responsible, unwavering, busy...and boring. And very unhappy though, it seems, he has no idea why. He has everything a man in his position could want and need. So why feel that way at all when the world was at his fingertips? Margaret and Lasham make an unlikely pair. His eye patch made him appear intimidating but Margaret found out that was only intimidating thing about him. Well, his title was too but that's neither here nor there. Margaret appeared every inch a refined lady until Lasham "rescues" her on one of her missions to help an abused woman. There's a wildness to her that stays can't contain. Society's expectations of proper misses doesn't phase her; she ignores them completely and does what needs to be done, which, for reasons he can't name, doesn't sit well with Lasham at all. This is probably the first historical romance I've read where the female lead exhibits more modern behavior. What I mean is, she is what I'd find in a contemporary romance, not an historical one. Odd, yes, but not a detriment for me. A warning to those of you looking for fast, hot, and, well, hot. This isn't it. Lasham and Margaret's story is very slow. They begin as strangers and move onto friends. The attraction simmers then burns. Their love grows as Lasham takes one cautious step after another as he lets Margaret show him how to live life without losing himself in his title. A great story from beginning to end. The romance is subtle and, for me, wasn't as important as Lasham's discovery of who he should be and who he could be was. Received from Edelweiss via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
A deliciously fun historical romance! At first, I thought that surely the title was just wrong, wrong, wrong...Lasham was NOT at all wild. Perhaps Ms. Frampton was confused? Her publisher had taken leave of their senses? But it soon became clear that poor, awkward, can't-manage-to-say-what-he-means-out-loud-and-seem-like-an-intelligent-adult Lash desperately wants to be wild. Or at least a little. As long as he can make that attempt with Lady Margaret, who he describes as (be still my wildly beating heart!) "the sparkling woman". Oh. My. Gosh. He is just too much. My new favorite duke--I just don't see how he'll ever be dethroned, because, adorkable. Lasham felt himself wince as he recalled what he'd said to her, the lady of sparkles. "Wear your bonnet," or some such nonsense, something that managed to make him seem bizarre and insulting all at the same time. Perhaps for his next trick he could tell her she was stupid and not worth his time. Or would that be too subtle? Seriously. I. Love. Him. Margaret says it rather perfectly, I think: She thought he was rather adorable, if one could be adorable being over six feet in height with an eye patch and an occasionally threatening manner. Amazingly, one can. Maybe this time he would mention that since they both drew breath they had things in common, and shouldn't they consider spending the rest of their lives together, just breathing? YES. And if Margaret hadn't stepped up in the end (and been perfect for him, darn it) I would volunteer for that position in a heartbeat. I loved every minute of Margaret and Lash's adventure, and found myself unable to stop reading for pretty much anything else, yet not wanting the book to ever end. It was quite a conundrum--so to make myself feel better about it, I highlighted lots and lots of favorite passages so that I could read them over and over again and giggle and swoon just as much as I did the first time. This will definitely be a re-read in the future...I haven't yet read all the books in the series, so it would make sense to re-read this one in the correct series order, surely? Maybe two or three times? Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
London - 1844 Lady Margaret Sawford is not about to conform to the rules to which young ladies are taught that they must adhere. Oh no. Her parents no longer support her financially because she refused to marry the odious Lord Collingwood. The man was betrothed to her older sister, Isabella, until she fell in love with Lord Nicholas Smithfield. Then, Margaret’s parents tried to foist the man on her. Margaret lives fairly simply. She has always been a very good card player and enjoys games with friends during soirees. Since she has an eye and memory for knowing what cards have been played during a game, she is able to knowingly discard/keep the cards that will enable her to win. She makes a very good income this way. The Duke of Lasham is a tall man who wears an eye patch which, coupled with his physique, makes him a very handsome man indeed. He is a reserved man who takes his title, and the responsibilities that comes with it, very seriously. When Margaret meets Lasham at a soiree, she is very intrigued by him. He finds her attractive but is rather shocked at her attitude of not caring what people think about her. As he gets to know her better, he finds that her relaxed attitude toward life is quite appealing to him since he is always so straight-laced. Can two people with such different views on life find common ground toward making a lasting relationship? This is a delightful story! I loved Margaret and her joie de vivre. I think we can all take a lesson from her. Lord Lasham is a wonderful man and the way that Margaret teaches him to enjoy life is great. The humor is really good and wait until you learn Lord Lasham’s first name. Good Grief! I hope others enjoy this novel as much as I did. Well done, Megan Frampton!
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
The series continues with another entertaining love story. The Duke of Lasham is unlike any other duke I've read about. He has always done the right thing, has no idea how to have fun, and is a bit awkward at times. Margaret caused a bit of scandal when she refused to marry the man her parents had arranged for her. This has given her a certain amount of freedom to live on her own and skirt the edge of propriety. Their relationship builds slowly as they spend more time together - Lasham helping Margaret with her special project and Margaret helping him add some adventure to his otherwise boring life. I enjoyed this story and look forward to the next. I received an ARC via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
TheLustyLiterate More than 1 year ago
3/3.5 Stars | Hot Steam One look at that smoking hot piratical duke on the cover of ONE-EYED DUKES ARE WILD, and I leapt at the chance to read Margaret and Lasham’s fun, seductive and unexpected story! Accustomed to cocksure, larger-than-life and overtly sexual alpha-male heroes commanding their way around town and their willing women, it was delightful to read a hero so entirely opposite from the norm. Handsome, smart and big-hearted, Lasham is a very likable character who sympathetically struggles with social awkwardness, personal loneliness and repression. Fatigued and frustrated with always having to be an upstanding and respectable leader in society, it’s no wonder that Margaret’s refreshingly progressive, audacious and alluring presence tempts him to daringly explore her own unique kind of adventure. Their unconventional and nicely heated courtship gave me hours of steamy entertainment and made me long for my own sizzling, scarred and stifled Duke to unravel! Because, for all of Lasham’s public floundering and shyness, behind closed doors that man is on fire! Intense, ravenous and oh so talented, Lasham positively burns it down. Margaret is one VERY lucky lady! Not only did I enjoy this pleasing romance, I am also thrilled to have finally experienced Megan Frampton’s sharp and talented writing and eagerly look forward to reading more of her novels in the future! Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Lady Margaret Sawford is most certainly a lady in the general sense but there is much more to this supposedly on the shelf spinster. She has taken control of her life and has done something more with it than a simple lady of the times. She can hold her own with the best of them and still make time for the little things in life, like writing and help the less fortunate. She has a friend in her lady’s maid, Anne, and a mother all in one. The Duke of Lasham has the opposite issue. He is a duke that does not know how to behave badly. For him his stayed existence as the proper, perfect Duke has run its course and now it is now time for the bad Duke to be unveiled. There is just one problem. This Duke has no clue how to go about it. In comes Jamie, his best friend. Jamie is more than just his friend. He is the comedy needed to make this just that much better. More on this review: http://mileythebookjunkie.blogspot.com/2016/01/blog-tour-one-eyed-dukes-are-wild-by.html
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
It took me but a few paragraphs to remind me why I love Megan Frampton’s books so much! Lady Margaret Sawford is firmly on the shelf, and she assumes her slightly scandalous reputation with flair. Mind you, the scandals are not as bad as it they could be, but still she did refuse to marry the despicable Lord Collingwood, and she does write a – very successful – newspaper serial. Because her parents shunned her after the Collingwood debacle, she put her unusual talent to good use: she is extremely good at playing cards, and as she requires funds to survive, as well as help women in distress, that’s how she makes a living. The Duke of Lasham is being his very undukely and recalcitrant self in a London ballroom, but Margaret sees him, looking slightly dangerous, with an eye-patch that makes him look positively piratical, and she must make his acquaintance, and the poor Duke never knew what he got himself into. I love that each chapter begins with an episode of “Georgiana and the Dragon”, written by A Lady of Mystery, that is Margaret. And in fact, it does mirror the story of ONE-EYE DUKES ARE WILD. And what a fabulously entertaining book it is! Margaret is fearless, independent, passionate; she sparkles, in the eyes, er, eye of the Duke. She cares nothing for propriety, whereas Lasham has made it the point of his whole existence, but he finds her irresistible, and she is! He cannot express himself, she is a woman of words; he has spent his whole life doing nothing but his duty, but she is bent on showing him that life is more than that. Megan Frampton weaves words into glorious sentences to craft an insanely witty and romantic tale. Her sublime prose is dazzling, the dialogues clever, and the characters enchanting. Ms. Frampton, in all this frothy magnificence, still makes us realise how perilous life could be for women of the Victorian era. And about how the Duke lost his eye? Gentle readers, I am not about to reveal this delicious piece of gossip. Megan Frampton sparkles, glitters, and shines like no one else! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book took a lot to get finished with. Too much emotional inner contemplating. This is a step down from her previous work. Boring!