Why Do Dukes Fall in Love? (Dukes Behaving Badly #4)
Avon / July 26, 2016 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital
Fun Fact: Megan Frampton is the former community manager of Heroes and Heartbreakers—we now love being able to talk about her historical romances!
Megan Frampton sparkles again with her very witty latest novel, Why Do Dukes Fall in Love? What do I love about this book? Pretty much everything. This character driven story features widowed Edwina Cheltam, her daughter Gertrude, Michael, the Duke of Hadlow, and Chester his dog.
First our heroine Edwina. She’s smart. Like mega-clever with numbers smart. But when her husband dies and her brother-in-law squanders away all of her late husband's fortune, she is left with nothing but her brain and her ability to work. The last thing she wants is to be burdened to said brother-in-law who gives her and me the heebie-jeebies. She finds employ with the Duke of Hadlow as his personal secretary and the match is perfection. More on that in a moment.
Now let’s meet our beloved Duke. He’s a peculiar one and a bit of a savant, this Duke of Hadlow. Had he been alive today, I’m certain we would diagnose him as having a mild form of Asperger’s Syndrome. He doesn’t care for social settings, needs routine and preciseness, and has no need for friends and likes it that way. Good thing he’s a duke—where everyone caters to his needs and demands. Except Edwina. She’s possibly the first person who has defied his demands.