Lady Be Bad
Duke’s Daughters #1
“Once upon a time, a duke had five daughters who never made a stir. They practiced their French, their pianoforte, and their dancing…until one ran off with the dancing instructor, and the rest were left to face the scandal.
Lady Eleanor, the Duke of Marymount’s eldest daughter, knows the burden is hers: she must marry well to restore the family name. So a loveless match is made and her fate is set. But then Eleanor meets her intended’s rakish younger brother. With his tawny hair, green eyes, and scandalous behavior, Lord Alexander Raybourn makes her want to be very bad indeed.
With his very honorable sibling too busy saving the world to woo Eleanor, Alexander is tasked with finding out her likes and dislikes for his elder brother. But the more time he spends with the secretly naughty Eleanor, helping her tick off all the things on her good list for being bad, the more he knows what they want, and need, is each other.”
This was my first taste of Megan Frampton’s romances, and it was good. I appreciated the new take on the falling for the brother (less commonly used) trope. I started enjoying this trope with The Vampire Diaries, and this one left me happier.
While the romance and dalliances were very adorable for the couple I feel what this novel was missing was more guilt and shame on part of the hero and heroine for pulling one over his brother. A family is important, and that was not as fleshed out as I would have preferred.
Overall interesting romance, I will certainly be reading more by this author.
About the Author
“Megan Frampton’s love affair with books began when her parents moved her to a remote town in New Hampshire where there was only one television station. And then the TV broke. She devoured every book of fiction in her well-read parents’ library, finding special joy in Georgette Heyer and the fairy tales collected and translated by Andrew Lang. Megan majored in English literature at Barnard College and worked in the music industry for fifteen years. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband (her former intern) and her kid.”