USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran’s A LADY’S CODE OF MISCONDUCT is the fifth sizzling novel in the Rules for the Reckless series—a sexy and evocative Regency romance between a famous heiress and an infamous crime lord.
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...
About the Author:
Meredith Duran is the author of ten previous novels, including The Duke of Shadows (winner of the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition); Wicked Becomes You (included on the Woman’s World List of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010), and the USA TODAY bestseller and RITA Award Winner Fool Me Twice. She blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history, and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn’t come with a happily-ever-after. She enjoys collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. Visit her at MeredithDuran.com, on Twitter @meredithduran and Facebook AuthorMeredithDuran.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
4 out of 5 stars
I'm still fairly new to this author's work, but so far I have nothing but good things to say about her writing and A Lady's Code of Misconduct was not an exception. This book was a wonderful historical romance read.
Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite trope in historical romance is the marriage of convenience and/or fake marriage and that is exactly what we get in this book. And Meredith Duran takes it a step farther because only one of the pair involved is actually aware of the situation and that added to how thrilling I found this book because I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading waiting for the truth to come out. But while their relationship is basically built on a deceitful situation, the love that eventually blossoms between these two never felt fake and I was 100% invested in their love story from beginning to end. And I was even more sold on their relationship at the end when everything came out to the light and we got to see just how perfect these two were for each other from the very beginning.
But as much as I loved the love story in this novel, I found the plot surrounding what happened to Crispin towards the beginning of the book a bit confusing to follow. Like I'm still not 100% sure I really understood why he was attacked, but other than that this book was great and I highly recommend it!!!