After reading Penelope and Prince Charming I decided to continue with the triogy. This book also is one of my favorits. i don't often reread books but this is one that I have read several times already.
Book 2 in the series is sexy, fun, and interesting. Learning about how the 2 main characters have so much in common was great. If you like stories about how the underdog overcomes adversity you will love the DUKE. The sex scenes aren't bad either!!
So much better than it's predecessor, Penelope and Prince Charming. The Mad Bad Duke started off right into the story and never slowed. The story was romantic and very sexy with lots of good bits throughout. Having read all the Highland Pleasures books, Penelope & Price Charming was such a disappointment, it was as if a totally different author was writing. However the Mad Bad Duke read like a Jennifer Ashley novel and was such an enjoyable treat to read.
Love spells, magic or something more? Set in England, 1820 the story revolves around a passionate diplomat and an apparently misguided love spell.
The hero's mission is to protect the interests of his tiny country from the avarice of the superpowers of the day. The heroine is drawn into the diplomatic intrigue and attraction to the hero thru what appears to be a love spell intended for another. Or was it a spell at all?
Meagan Tavistock could easily see how Alexander had earned the nickname Mad, Bad Duke. His deep blue eyes promised sinful pleasure, his touch burned through the silk of her dress, and his rich voice intimated that as soon as they were skin to skin, hed fulfill desires she didnt even know she had. When a love spell missed its intended target, Meagan could no longer resist the temptation...until the magic wore off, leaving the pair in a most compromising position. Their only option was a marriage that thrust Meagan into a new world of high danger, dark secrets, and a passion so intense she couldnt help wondering: Was it the lingering power of the spell or true love at last?