Title: A Lady’s Code of Misconduct (Rules For The Reckless, book#5)
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency
Author: Meredith Duran
Publisher: Pocket Books, Feb 28, 2017
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL… Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart. …NEVER GOES TO PLAN. The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one. He’ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that no longer makes sense, Crispin slowly realizes that she may be the only thing worth fighting for…
That description really doesn’t give you an idea about this book, and I’m not about to take away from you any of the delight in finding out. This is a most unique plot, there is amnesia, bribery, greed and sensual delights. Our heroine, Jane, is an orphan in the care of her greedy, overbearing uncle. She strikes a bargain with a villain, Crispin, and from there uses her wits to outwit those after her fortune. Of course there are twists and turns ahead. We long for some hero redemption and heroine comfort. What we are given is a page turning, can’t-put-it-down story of action and love. The backdrop of political machinations gives this plot a timely appeal.
This book is number five in the series but don’t let that deter you. You can read this as a standalone without any problems. But it will make you want to read more from this wonderful author.