The Duke of Seduction
The Untouchables #10
“Lady Lavinia Gillingham prefers rocks and dirt to marriage. Her passion is science, and she’s determined to marry if—and only if—she finds a man who supports her interests and intellect. So far, she’s managed to avoid attention on the Marriage Mart, but when the Duke of Seduction pens anonymous letters singing her praises, she suddenly become the toast of the ton and matrimony seems imminent.
William Beckett, Marquess of Northam possesses the reputation of a rake, but is secretly a romantic. Spurned at sixteen, he doesn’t expect to feel the sting of Cupid’s bow a second time, and yet he’s able to woo the coldest of hearts with the anonymous words he publishes. As the Duke of Seduction, he uses his skill to help Lavinia, never anticipating she has no desire for assistance. While Lavinia is pursued by several suitors, Beck is the one who is seduced when he learns that love can strike twice… ”
This cute historical romance teaches readers to embrace their interests! I found this story to be novel.
Beck is the “Duke of Seduction”. He is a sensitive man who writes poems in the newspaper, anonymously, that bring forgotten women into the spotlight. Levinia is one of those girls, after an altercation with Beck in a library. She uncovers his secret and they fall in love.
Levinia is my favorite type of heroine. She is a bluestocking who has to marry. Beck is a bachelor poet who plays the guitar. He is a very sensitive man, yet does not show that side to anyone.
This was an easy to read romance that lightly touches on mental illness with Beck’s character, although this is not in a definitive way. By the way the author describes him, he appears to have very drastic mood swings. I wish the author had explored this more.
Overall I recommend this novel, it was pretty good.
About the Author
“Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Join her Reader Club at http://www.darcyburke.com/readerclub.”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.