Date read: May 17, 2016
Dukes Behaving Badly
1. The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior
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 - Paperback | Kindle
4. Why Do Dukes Fall in Love
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When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward?Thoughts on One-Eyed Dukes are Wild: I... I think I might love the role reversal here. Instead of having the lady being the proper, young miss who finds her wild side, the duke is the one who needs to figure out how to unbend a bit. *swoon*
The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger with an eye patch, an ideal companion for the life she longs for, no matter what Society might say. So when the piratical gentleman turns out to be a duke—and just as boringly proper as any other nobleman—she can't help but incite him to walk on the wild side.
Well-heeled, well-mannered, and well beyond any interest in society's expectations, the Duke of Lasham is tired of being perfect. Margaret's lush beauty and gently laughing eyes are an irresistible temptation to embrace the imperfect—and her. But if a little misbehavior is appealing, unleashing his wild side is completely seductive—as long as the lovely Margaret is the object of his passion.
No, really. Lasham is adorably awkward and proper and he can't quite find the right words when he needs them. He's so...sweet. THEY GUY IS SWEET. He's also sexy and clueless and can look menacing in the right light. Oh, and he's lonely. Which kinda broke my heart because he's fully aware that, as a duke, he has nothing to complain about. But when you're wrapped up in responsibility and what's proper, you sometimes forget how to live.
While Lasham is proper, Margaret is scandalous. She plays cards (and WINS!). She speaks her mind. She does what she can to help others even when it puts her in a tough situation. Basically, they're perfect for one another. Margaret teaches Lasham how to let go and he learns that being a good duke doesn't mean giving up on any chance of happiness.
I really ended up liking this book. Besides the role reversal, it just made me feel good. Margaret and Lasham were sweet. SUPER SWEET. I liked that.