Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Natasha 5 comments
Mad about the Duke by Elizabeth Boyle
My rating: 1/2
This book is one you don`t want to miss!
Level-headed Lady Elinor Standon will not allow her greedy stepfather to wed her younger sister to the highest bidder! The only way to stop this evil plan is for Elinor to to gain control of her sister’s guardianship, but to do that she needs to get married. Convinced that nothing less than a duke will do, she hires Mr. St. Maur, Esq. to help her land her lofty lord… However her plans go awry as she discovers that beneath her solicitor’s rumpled coat and haughty demeanor is a man all-too-desirable to ignore and she finds herself falling for more than his unconventional legal advice.
James Tremont, the ninth Duke of Parkerton, is astonished by the freedom and anonymity he’s gained simply by donning his brother’s ill-fitting jacket, especially when an exquisite, peer-hunting beauty mistakes him for a solicitor... Now he finds himself tangled up by more than her legal woes. For until he can undo the straight-laced yet delectable Elinor, his identity must remain a mystery—because by not having revealed it immediately, this dedicated bachelor may have already sabotaged his one chance for the madness of finding his one true love.
Lately I`m in the mood for Historical Romances. When I stumbled across this novel, I had to read it. It sounded cute, witty and promising. I haven`t read the first six novels in the series, but each are mostly stand alone novels,( from what I`ve read)so I was safe.
As Characters go, I was in love with James character.
I`ve read so many fantastic male characters lately, but he really was one to remember. He`s handsome, smart, kind and has a witty personality.
He was always the more poise, stern brother, but the tables have turned once he meets Lady Elinor Standon. She takes his breath away, and honestly his common sense as well.
Lady Elinor Standon is a great character. She`s your typical naive female from the Victorian age, but with spunk and charm. I loved her. She was kind, sweet and fun. Her younger sister Tia was a favorite for me. The little one was a charmer! One for the books for sure!
As stories go, I really enjoyed ”Mad About The Duke”. Twists, love, deceit and charm. It was a historical romance I was glad to find!
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