Title: Rules to Catch a Devilish duke
Genre: Historical Romance (#3 The Scandalous Brides Series)
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Publisher: St Martin’s Press, 2012
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
SHE BREAKS ALL THE RULES…
Sophia White knows she will never marry into polite society. The illegitimate daughter of a nobleman, she works at the Tantalus Club, a discreet establishment for gentlemen—and her only suitor is a pastor who wants to save her soul. So when Sophia is invited to spend the holidays at the estate of Adam Baswich, the devilishly handsome Duke of Greaves, she is delighted—and determined to enjoy her last nights of freedom before surrendering her hand…
TO CAPTURE A NOBLEMAN’S HEART
Inviting Sophia for Christmas is a daring courtesy on Adam’s part, but he soon finds the pleasure is all his. Sophia is beautiful, courageous, and stubbornly self-sufficient despite her scandalous circumstances—and not at all the kind of woman he could possibly marry. Adam knows he must find a wife by his thirtieth birthday or he will lose his fortune. But can he defy convention—and convince Sophia—to risk it all in the name of true love?
I will suggest you start this series from the beginning even though you will not flounder if you come in late. I learned of Sophia and Adam’s attraction to each other in book 2 of this series, TAMING AN IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE (reviewed on Oct. 24, 2012), although they are both introduced in book one, A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RAKES( REVIEWED Nov 9, 2012). I was really looking forward to seeing how that attraction might play-out.
This book did not disappoint. The characterization was well done as was the plot. Some questions that arose in book one were answered which was satisfying. One must suspended credulity when confronted with a Regency Lord marrying an illegitimately born woman but we cheer for the downtrodden.
The Scandalous Brides Series
- A Beginner’s Guide to Rakes
- Taming an Impossible Rogue
- Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke