In Megan Frampton’s captivating new Dukes Behaving Badly novel, we learn the answer to the question:
Why do dukes fall in love?
Michael, the Duke of Hadlow, has the liberty of enjoying an indiscretion . . . or several. But when it comes time for him to take a proper bride, he ultimately realizes he wants only one woman: Edwina Cheltam. He’d hired her as his secretary, only to quickly discover she was sensuous and intelligent.
They embark on a passionate affair, and when she breaks it off, he accepts her decision as the logical one . . . but only at first. Then he decides to pursue her.
Michael is brilliant, single-minded, and utterly indifferent to being the talk of the ton. It’s even said his only true friend is his dog. Edwina had begged him to marry someone appropriate–—someone aristocratic . . . someone high-born . . . someone else. But the only thing more persuasive than a duke intent on seduction is one who has fallen irrevocably in love.
A book about nothing
It was an ok read, nothing exciting. It was literally two characters who spent the majority of the book talking in their heads. To sum it up: woman's husband dies, she needs a job to provide for her and her kid. Employed by a smart duke who's dog is his best and only friend. They sleep together, there both smart and have no wow factor in their relationship. A random in-law threatens her kid, she leaves him even though he proposes marriage, it's never explained further about the random in-law. She leaves bc they are in different ranks, he decides he loves her and they marry. The end. A bit boring at times, certainly won't keep you up at night.