It's not often I'm surprised by historical romances
anymore. After reading them for umpteen years, the
rhythms all feel the same. Of course, some authors stand
out and that's what makes them auto buys for me. This
book is my first Meredith Duran book and, y'all, it will
not be my last.
A LADY'S CODE OF MISCONDUCT is a breath of fresh air. The
characters are distinct, their journeys are believable,
and the resolution satisfying. While I wish that some of
the levels of the deception didn't last quite as long as
they did, I think that's because I read another amnesia
story just before this one and was a little fatigued of
the trope. However, Moran's execution was top notch.
I adored Crispin's transformation between his old and new
selves and how they married together. It's realistic and
refreshing to have that much character development in a
regency that didn't feel forced. Jane's role in it - and
her steps of not-so-quietly coming into her own - were so
well matched with the pacing of Crispin's healing that I
fell for both of them hook, line, and sinker.
Honestly, this will be one of my top picks for the year.
Do yourself a favor and read it before it hits all the
top 10 lists.
The next steamy historical romance in USA TODAY
bestselling and RITA award-winning author Meredith
Duranâ€™s â€śwonderfully indulgentâ€ť (Publishers Weekly)
Rules for the Reckless series.
A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL...
Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and
the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving
nicely. To win her freedom, sheâ€™ll strike a deal with the
most dangerous man she knowsâ€”a rising star in politics,
whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.
...NEVER GOES TO PLAN.
The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one.
Heâ€™ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays
a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is
Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that
no longer makes sense, Crispin slowly realizes that she may
be the only thing worth fighting for...