The Wallflowers of West Lane get up to no good at Geb Arafa’s homes all the time. It’s like they use his houses for scandal and nothing more. Poor Geb! Now Nick and Faith are in trouble in Misleading a Duke at an Arafa property. And trust me, it’s worth your time to find out why!
—spoilers— Nicholas, Duke of Breckenridge, and Lady Faith have been dancing around their betrothal since it became known that Faith’s mother was the one that had romanced Nick via letters rather than Faith. Worse yet, Faith spent months trying to investigate his intentions and figure out his secrets, much to his chagrin because Nick has things to hide–since he’s a spy for the Crown. —end spoilers—
Misleading A Duke is a much better story than The Earl Not Taken, and the plot is on point. I have no complaints about pacing or characterization. I love Faith. I think Nick is great–wait, I do have a whinge–Nick says sweetheart, A LOT!. Like a lot-a lot. But this book is two stars better than the last one. I very much enjoyed it.
So now Poppy and Faith are spoken for, Mercy is next! Yay!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advance copy of this book.
Title: When the Earl Met His Match (Wedded by Scandal #4) Author: Stacy Reid Genre: Historical Romance Release Date:14 September 2020
When Hugh Winthrop, the future Earl of Albury, decides to advertise for a wife in the London paper, he never expected an anonymous response from a woman who matches him wit for wit. Their back-and-forth letters on the true nature of love, something they disagree on wholeheartedly, leave him shocked—and intrigued. But then the woman he’s been corresponding with shows up on his doorstep, enticingly beautiful and offering a marriage of convenience in exchange for his protection…
Lady Phoebe Maitland expected to marry for love and nothing else, until the man she gave her trust betrayed her. The more intrigued she becomes by the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Hugh, however, the more she realizes he’s holding back from opening his heart due to long-held secrets she struggles to understand. As passion flares wickedly between them, their marriage bed is quick to heat up. But when Phoebe’s past threatens to destroy the fragile bond they’ve formed, even a budding belief in love might not be enough to save them.