When Miss Elizabeth Waterstone encounters the enigmatic Duke of Diable Delamere in the most shocking of circumstances, she is determined to exploit his rakish expertise to the fullest extent. The duke agrees to teach her everything she needs to know, but in return expects to receive her unwitting cooperation to uncover an assassination plot against the monarchy. But Elizabeth is hard to deceive, and the duke finds himself needing more than her innocent skills in his bed. Together they must use their remarkable abilities, to thwart a villain, save the Prince Regent and accidentally and inevitably fall in love.
Great historical romance!
Very steamy but also emotional. It was everything a historical romance should be. I especially like how Elizabeth didn’t make a stupid decision to endanger herself like so many heroines do in suspenseful HR.
This book was a big disappointment! The author drug the story out to the point where I didn’t really care about the ending, just that it ended.
This story revolves around Elizabeth breaking the French code against a plot to kill the English Prince Regent. The Duke is paying Elizabeth as a code breaker. What doesn’t make any sense is that her family helped put her in that position, because they are working for the French. Why would the French need a code breaker to break a code they wrote? It makes absolutely no sense!
I am not a fan of Elizabeth’s. She comes off as arrogant, self entitled and looks down on people who aren’t as smart as her. She came across a code someone had tried unsuccessfully to break. She thought it was a puzzle and solved it easily. She called the person who tried to solve it a ninnyhammer, basically an idiot. So just because someone else doesn’t have her skill, they are an idiot? Seriously!!!
Also, she continually lied to the Duke, but for some reason the author portrayed her as a practically a saint.
At the end Elizabeth said “If you had trusted me as I trusted you”. She has lied to the duke since the beginning. What a hypocrite!
She also said “You refused to believe me when I tried to tell you about Sir John”. That didn’t happen in this story.
Don’t waste your time with this book!!!
Educating Elizabeth - Excellent read!
Educating Elizabeth is an excellent read with twists and turns. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes rising from ashes romance, intrigue, and smart women. This book is a page turner!