Title: Put up your Duke
He was once happily bedding and boxing, but in the newest Duke's Behaving Badly novel, Nicholas Smithfield has inherited a title and a bride . . .
To keep his estate afloat, the new Duke of Gage must honor an agreement to marry Lady Isabella Sawford. Stunningly beautiful, utterly tempting, she's also a bag of wedding night nerves, so Nicholas decides to wait to do his duty—even if it means heading to the boxing saloon every day to punch away his frustration.
Groomed her whole life to become the perfect duchess, Isabella longs for independence, a dream that is gone forever. As her husband, Nicholas can do whatever he likes—but, to Isabella's surprise, the notorious rake instead begins a gentle seduction that is melting every inch of her reserve, night by night . . .
To his utter shock, Nicholas discovers that no previous exploits were half as pleasurable as wooing his own wife. But has the realm's most disreputable duke found the one woman who can bring him to his knees— and leave him there?
Author: Megan Frampton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: No Groom at the Inn, Lady Be Bad
Series: Dukes Behaving Badly #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: No Groom at the Inn
Published by Avon Source: Publisher
Published: June 30th 2015
Genres: Erotic Historical Romance, Historical Romace, Romance
Pages: 384 pages
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Nicolas Smithfield unexpectedly inherits a Dukedom and a Bride. He wasn’t interested in marriage but sees no way out of the situation. He has to complete the betrothal of the former Duke because money was borrowed from the fiancée’s family.
Isabella Sawford has been raised to be the perfect duchess. She never disobeyed her parents, always stayed on the straight and narrow, and never had a chance to be who she actually is. She didn’t want to be engaged to the Duke of Gage-he was a bastard, but after the change of events, and a new Duke, things are a little different.
I love a marriage of convenience book! This had a fun, fresh feel. I also love historical romances and all the period clothing, parties, and politics are intriguing to me. Megan Frampton’s writing style was spot on and I could see everything in my mind. I found her characters engaging and I was rooting for them. Neither wanted to be married, but since they were literally forced to, they were making the best of the situation. Nicholas is finding that Isabella is everything he would have looked for in a wife, and Isabella is finding that Nicholas makes her heart go pitter-pat! She is blooming being out from under her parents thumb and she’s loving it. Nicholas starts to court his wife and he finds he is enjoying it!
I enjoyed this story as it was a just a nice romance to read. If you are a fan of the romances of yesteryear with a little flair, this is your book! I haven’t read the rest of the Duke’s Behaving Badly Series, but I think I will now give them look!