Gentleman Seeks Bride

A Hazards of Dukes Novel

    • 4.1 • 28 Ratings
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Publisher Description

In this delightful flip of a classic romance trope, Megan Frampton creates a handsome, witty, hero in need of a wealthy bride who meets his match in Lady Jane Capel, from A Wicked Bargain with the Duke. Perfect for fans of Sarah McLean, Tessa Dare, and Eloisa James. 

“Strong heroines, sexy heroes, delicious stories. Make Megan Frampton your next read!” —Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author

It’s a well-known fact that when a man is in search of a bride, a good dowry is never a hindrance.

Thomas Sharpe is handsome, well-bred, and desperately in need of a wealthy bride. His father has lost their income, his sister needs looking after, and so to save them all from a life of poverty he travels to London in search of an heiress.

Enter Lady Jane Capel. After her fiancé ended their engagement two years ago, Jane boldly left her parents’ home and moved in with her half-brother Percy. What does one more scandal matter to a family with such a curious reputation? Jane is independent, but not as well versed in life—and love—as she wants.

The two of them strike a deal: Thomas will show her all there is to know about the world —and intimacy—and Jane will help him find a bride. But the more time they spend together and the closer they get, the two of them soon realize that things aren’t so simple when it comes to men and women...

November 30

Customer Reviews

AbadWallflower ,

“… Delightful and Unusual Events”

Megan Frampton flips a classic trope in “Gentleman Seeks Bride” and it is adventurous and steamy! In book four of the Hazards of Dukes series, very charming and extremely handsome Mr. Thomas Sharpe decided to seek a wealthy bride to save his parents and his sister from utter poverty after his father’s bad investment two years ago. Gorgeous bookworm Lady Jane Capel was jilted and was cut-off from her parents financially when she decided to move in with her beloved half-brother, Percy, two years ago. A fortuitous meeting between Thomas and his best friend’s sister, Jane, at a gambling club turned into a business agreement. Jane would help Thomas find a wealthy bride, and he would bring her to places not meant for a debutante and educate her in intimacy.

I loved the characters in this book. Thomas had honorable intentions yet he felt gutted for feeling selfish for many reasons. He was also kind towards wallflowers, and he was generous in bed (wink)! Jane made a decision to live the way she needed to and experienced what she wanted to. Percy knew the least scandalous part of the agreement and had them promise not to fall in love with each other. Their sister Lavinia knew the most scandalous part and was excited for Jane.

In case you get excited yourself, prepare yourselves before reading. Frampton gave us steamy scenes such as the hot hot-air balloon ride, self-loving, and experiencing “The Center for Delightful and Unusual Events.” Wow!

If you enjoy reading about intimacy lessons, my best friend’s sister, my brother’s best friend, breached contracts, and choosing love then this book is for you!

Thank you to Net Galley, Avon, and Harper Voyager US for the ARC in exchange for a honest review.

777sails ,

Gentleman Seeks Bride

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

While this is a part of a series, you do not have to read the prior stories to enjoy this one. Prior characters and situations arise from them but the author did a great job of keeping the story interesting and flowing. I didn't feel like I was missing anything by not reading the prior stories.

Now let me just say that you will need a tall cold drink to cool you off during some scenes. This story is scintillating! The author did such a fabulous job in crafting the plot, that I was glued to my hot e-reader! My emotions were all over the place here. There were some hilariously funny scenes, HOT sexy scenes and very poignant scenes. I was turning pages faster and faster to see what these two were going to do next. Unfortunately the consequence of that is the book eventually ended. Now I am depressed as I feel like I have lost two good friends!

I adored the story being written in my favorite dual POV format. Getting that glimpse into both of the characters' thoughts really helped me to connect and fully feel for them. I really felt like I was right there next to them during the scenes.

I will definitely have to go back and read this series as I have not done so.

Carey1586 ,

3-3.5 Stars!

3-3.5 Stars! I did enjoy this book but feel like I’ve read it a couple times before. It’s the 4th book in the ‘Hazards of Dukes’ series, can be read as a standalone and has a HEA ending. It’s a good story and I enjoyed reading it. This book had some really great ‘sexy times’, which had me overheating! It was so unfair how women were treated back in those days and I would’ve been a revolutionary right beside Jane, the main female character. And why it was frowned upon for men to dabble in trade, I’ll never understand. Good lesson to people on investing that the main characters’ father should’ve lived by - never invest more than you are willing to lose. And, one word - diversify! (Spread out to more than just one investment!) You’re welcome!
*I received this book at no charge & I voluntarily left this review.*

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