Review: My Fair Duchess (Dukes Behaving Badly #5) by Megan Frampton
The unexpected duchess
Archibald Salisbury, son of a viscount, war hero, and proficient in the proper ways of aristocratic society, has received orders for his most challenging mission: Genevieve, Duchess of Blakesley. How she inherited a duchy isn’t his problem. Turning her into a perfect duchess is. But how can he keep his mind on business when her beauty entices him toward pleasure?
It was impossible, unprecedented…and undeniably true. Genevieve is now a “duke”, or, rather, a duchess. So what is she to do when the ton eyes her every move, hoping she’ll make a mistake? Genevieve knows she has brains and has sometimes been told she has beauty, but, out of her depth, she calls on an expert. And what an expert, with shoulders broad enough to lean on, and a wit that matches her own. Archie is supposed to teach her to be a lady and run her estate, but what she really wants to do is unladylike—run into his arms.
I lovedPut Up Your Duke, the second book in the series, and I thought the premise was really good for this one. You can read My Fair Duchess as a standalone, even if you haven’t read the earlier books.
It was interesting to read about a woman in a men’s position especially because of the time period. The letters between each chapter were a great insight into the hero and heroine’s minds.
I liked the hero, Archie, but he needed to be developed a little more, I felt like we didn’t know a lot about him other than his relationship with the heroine, Genevieve. I also would’ve loved to see more sexy times between them. I think this book could have easily been shortened.
The conflict was predictable and I wasn’t disappointed nor surprised by the ending. The steady pace, sweet and unconventional romance define My Fair Duchess.