THE DUKE'S DAUGHTERS by Megan Frampton
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Lady Be Reckless
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A woman does good by doing the guy she’s trying to marry off.

Not just one, but two of Lady Olivia’s sisters have made scandalous marriages. So Lady Olivia is determined to be the Duke of Marymount’s daughter who saves her family’s reputation by marrying Lord Carson, whom her sister Eleanor refused to wed in Lady Be Bad (2017). There’s just one snag: when she proposes to him, he turns her down flat and later asks for her assistance in finding a wife for his friend Edward Wolcott, the illegitimate—though acknowledged—son of a prominent London businessman. Never one to turn down the chance to do a good deed, regardless of what the person she’s trying to help actually wants, Olivia accepts. Edward has no desire to marry, but he's promised his very ill father that he will try to make an aristocratic match before his passing, so he accepts whatever guidance Lady Olivia can provide. After society outings lead to a passionate kiss between them, Edward realizes he'd be happy to marry Olivia—but Olivia must decide whether she can stand to be the third daughter in her family to marry for love instead of duty. In this second installment of The Duke’s Daughters, Frampton continues one of the most exciting series currently being published in Regency romance. In addition to writing steamy love scenes, she takes a chance in introducing Olivia as a less-than-likable heroine and allowing her unusual romance to founder and grow throughout the book. As Frampton develops Olivia’s character and her romance with Edward, she also develops a compelling argument for why good intentions are not enough when trying to change the world, making the conclusion satisfying in more ways than one.

A passionate Regency romance of uncommon depth and heart.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-06-266664-2
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2017


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