Title: The Duke of Andelot (The School of Gallantry Series, book #7)
Genre: Historical Romance, E-Book
Author: Delilah Marvelle
Publisher: Delilah Marvelle Productions, April 10, 2015
Source: Free for review from the author
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
History just got sexy as hell…
Long before becoming the flamboyant courtesan known to men as Madame de Maitenon, Thérèse Angelique Bouchard, dreamed of becoming an actress capable of commanding not only the stage but all of Paris. Until she meets an extraordinary aristocratic gentleman who sweeps her into his arms and the danger of his life, while offering her the sort of wealth she never imagined. What starts off as a seductive alliance, ends in her giving him the one thing she, as a mere bourgeoisie, cannot afford to give: her love. After the murder of his older brothers, Gérard Antoine Tolbert, becomes the last heir to the powerful dukedom of Andelot, leaving him to fight for not only his life, but the allegiance he holds for the crown. During the final rise of the French Revolution that whispers of the violent change about to shake the entire country, Gérard meets an aspiring actress who introduces him into wanting more out of himself and life. In trying to protect her from their overly passionate alliance and those that want him dead, he must decide what matters most: his life or his heart. Sensuality level: Will scorch your kindle. Strong language and graphic sex scenes.
Setting: France, 1792 and London, 1830
This is the most dramatic of the books in this outstanding series. With her superbly constructed plot, Ms. Marvelle has given us a book rife with powerful emotional conflict, vivid atmosphere and a sizzling romance. There is danger, betrayal and heartrending results from the violence of the French revolution. This book gives a nod to the often unheard voice of the aristocrats of the revolution. Showing us another side to the “Les Miserable” story.
Number 7 in the School of Gallantry Series, we get the story of Therese, Madame Maitenon, head of the school that has been in each of the books. It is a welcome and fitting end to a fine series.
This historical romance can be read as a stand-alone, but is part of a series.
SCHOOL OF GALLANTRY SERIES:
Book 1, Mistress of Pleasure
Book 2, Lord of Pleasure
Book 3, Lady of Pleasure
Book 4, Night of Pleasure
Book 5, Master of Pleasure
Book 6, Romancing Lady Stone
The FINALE, The Duke of Andelot