Date read: August 26, 2016
Dukes Behaving Badly
1. The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior - Paperback | Kindle
1.5. When Good Earls Go Bad
2. Put Up Your Duke
2.5. No Groom at the Inn
3. One-Eyed Dukes are Wild
4. Why Do Dukes Fall in Love
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All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess?Thoughts on The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior: I'll admit, I got a major kick out of Marcus being enraptured by his two flowers. It took him a while to figure things out, but it was a sweet, well-earned while. And, really, for a former second son who was a hell-raiser and troublemaker, he did pretty well reaching the point he needed to be at.
When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and his reputation rightly earned. And his pursuit of her is nearly irresistible—but resist she must for the sake of her pupil.
As for the duke himself, it was bad enough when his unknown child landed on his doorstep. Now Lily, with her unassuming beauty, has aroused his most wicked fantasies—and, shockingly, his desire to change his wanton ways. He’s determined to become worthy of her, and so he asks for her help in correcting his behavior.
But Lily has a secret, one that, if it becomes known, could change everything . . .
Pretty well, indeed.
So. Lily and Marcus. And Rose. Because I like her. Their romance is of the slow and sweet variety. Which I actually liked. I mean, usually I'm all for insta-lust and everything, but the slow build up to the inevitable clandestine grope worked for me. This time, at least. And Lily's bravery in telling Marcus what she wanted after that first grope made me cheer. Girl power in a corset, man!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I adored how Marcus tried to do right by Rose. Big, strong men who are devoted to their families make me grin. Even if he didn't exactly start out right with her, he made up for it. I appreciate that.