The Decadent Duke - Decadent Duke, Bk 1 Author:Virginia Henley Lady Georgina Gordon has four sisters, each of whom has married into a rich, powerful, noble family. This is good news for her siblings, but bad news for Georgina, because now her mother expects her to do even better for herself. Mother has even picked a husband for Georgina -- the terminally dull, eternally boring Francis Russell, Duke of Bedfo... more »rd. Coerced into an engagement with Francis, Georgina unexpectedly finds that she has instead developed feelings for the duke’s roguish younger brother, John.« less
gooseberry reviewed The Decadent Duke (Decadent Duke, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 8
The editor who decided on the cover and title of this book should be given a very serious talking to, because neither has much to do with the content of the book. That, however, is a plus. I found the book less formulaic and with quite a bit more substance in the background and side stories than your average romance novel. The side characters were less one dimensional than is sometimes the case. This is probably due to the fact that the book is based on an actual event and the people on real people. Ms Henley seems to have done a good bit of research about the time period, the politics of the day and of course the people involved.