Friday, October 14, 2016

The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior


Today's post is on The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton. It is the first in her Dukes Behaving Badly series. It is 375 pages long and is published by Avon. The cover has the half-naked Duke looking at our heroine. The intended reader is someone who likes historical romances, light humor, and slightly ridiculous plots. There is some mild language, sex, and no violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close of the two main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess?
When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and his reputation rightly earned. And his pursuit of her is nearly irresistible—but resist she must for the sake of her pupil.
As for the duke himself, it was bad enough when his unknown child landed on his doorstep. Now Lily, with her unassuming beauty, has aroused his most wicked fantasies—and, shockingly, his desire to change his wanton ways. He’s determined to become worthy of her, and so he asks for her help in correcting his behavior.
But Lily has a secret, one that, if it becomes known, could change everything . . .

Review- I really wanted to like this book but it is just not hit with me. There was nothing wrong with the book. The characters were likable enough, the dialog was funny, but the plot was just okay to me. The beginnings of each chapter had a snippet from The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior and at time it was funny. I liked when Marcus would just cross something out and write in his own thoughts. I did like all the consent in this book. Marcus pushed Lily to say if she wanted him and their interactions or not. She had to think about it, not just respond. So I did not feel that he was taking advantage of her. But for everything else, it was just okay for me.

I give this book a Three out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.