STORY: When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward?
The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger with an eye patch, an ideal companion for the life she longs for, no matter what Society might say. So when the piratical gentleman turns out to be a duke—and just as boringly proper as any other nobleman—she can’t help but incite him to walk on the wild side.
Well-heeled, well-mannered, and well beyond any interest in society’s expectations, the Duke of Lasham is tired of being perfect. Margaret’s lush beauty and gently laughing eyes are an irresistible temptation to embrace the imperfect—and her. But if a little misbehavior is appealing, unleashing his wild side is completely seductive—as long as the lovely Margaret is the object of his passion.
REVIEW: London – 1844
Lady Margaret Sawford is not about to conform to the rules to which young ladies are taught that they must adhere. Oh no. Her parents no longer support her financially because she refused to marry the odious Lord Collingwood. The man was betrothed to her older sister, Isabella, until she fell in love with Lord Nicholas Smithfield. Then, Margaret’s parents tried to foist the man on her.
Margaret lives fairly simply. She has always been a very good card player and enjoys games with friends during soirees. Since she has an eye and memory for knowing what cards have been played during a game, she is able to knowingly discard/keep the cards that will enable her to win. She makes a very good income this way.
The Duke of Lasham is a tall man who wears an eye patch which, coupled with his physique, makes him a very handsome man indeed. He is a reserved man who takes his title, and the responsibilities that comes with it, very seriously.
When Margaret meets Lasham at a soiree, she is very intrigued by him. He finds her attractive but is rather shocked at her attitude of not caring what people think about her. As he gets to know her better, he finds that her relaxed attitude toward life is quite appealing to him since he is always so straight-laced.
Can two people with such different views on life find common ground toward making a lasting relationship?
This is a delightful story! I loved Margaret and her joie de vivre. I think we can all take a lesson from her. Lord Lasham is a wonderful man and the way that Margaret teaches him to enjoy life is great. The humor is really good and wait until you learn Lord Lasham’s first name. Good Grief! I hope others enjoy this novel as much as I did. Well done, Megan Frampton!
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