Lady Lavinia Gillingham prefers rocks and dirt to marriage. Her passion is science, and she’s determined to marry if—and only if—she finds a man who supports her interests and intellect. So far, she’s managed to avoid attention on the Marriage Mart, but when the Duke of Seduction pens anonymous letters singing her praises, she suddenly becomes the toast of the ton and matrimony seems imminent.
William Beckett, Marquess of Northam possesses the reputation of a rake but is secretly a romantic. Spurned at sixteen and knowing his sister was victimized by Society, he uses music and poetry to fill the void in his soul. As the Duke of Seduction, he uses his skill to help Lavinia, never anticipating she has no desire for assistance or that she could be the balm he needs. But when she’s on the verge of becoming engaged, can Beck beat back the shadows of the past and open his heart again?
Up all night reading
It’s 2:30 am. I have 150 pages left to read. There is no way I can sleep before finishing this book. A tired tomorrow will be worth it. Charming characters, engaging story, and an exciting ending. I’ve enjoyed all of the installments in The Untouchables. Now, a few hours of sleep and then on to the next!
Duke of Seduction
I absolutely loved it. All of the Untouchables are great books. I can’t wait for more.
I won a copy of this book in a contest held by the author.
I loved Lavinia Gillingham’s and William Beckett’s, Marquess of Northam’s story. Beckett pens poems praising women who have been ignored by society and publishes them anonymously under the name Duke of Seduction in the paper. The poems lead to the women to all of a sudden having attention cast upon them. Several of the ladies end up betrothed as a result. When Lavinia captures the attention of Beckett, he decides to help her and pens a poem. Lavinia is not happy with the attention she received as a result.
As Beckett and Lavinia get to know each other better, their attraction grows.
No spoilers but there are some things in Beckett’s past that add depth to his character. Lavinia handles situations with grace and toward the end of the story she does what she thinks is best in a situation even if it means things will fall apart for her.
It was interesting to see how Beckett’s character progressed through the story as he had more to work through. Both the hero and heroine were likable.
I’m looking forward to reading the next books in this series.