It has definitely been a long time since an author was capable of surprising me with such a delightful romance such as this book and yet Frampton did just that. The surprise I should add was well entertaining and a love story that I know that readers are going to enjoy as much as I did.
My favorite trait regarding the actual story was the fact that Margaret, the heroine lead the way in both the romance in the plot of the book. I loved this idea because lately I feel like heroines follow the damsel-in-distress routine that is way overused in romance novels. Margaret was everything, except a weaker heroine. I loved her humor and how confident she was in regarding her attraction to Lasham. It was unbelievably nice to see a heroine in historical-romance relate more to the modern-day woman.
As for Lasham I think he was only looking for an opportunity to break free from his standard, scandalous-free life. I thought that the romance between the duo was more than what I was expecting out of this book. If anything the author never fails at penning a true romance novel and the many unique plots have me as being a devoted reader.
I would be too happy to recommend this book as I not only loved it, but the story was a grand, romantic adventure that only Frampton could have pulled off.
When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward?
The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger with an eye patch, an ideal companion for the life she longs for, no matter what Society might say. So when the piratical gentleman turns out to be a duke—and just as boringly proper as any other nobleman—she can't help but incite him to walk on the wild side.
Well-heeled, well-mannered, and well beyond any interest in society's expectations, the Duke of Lasham is tired of being perfect. Margaret's lush beauty and gently laughing eyes are an irresistible temptation to embrace the imperfect—and her. But if a little misbehavior is appealing, unleashing his wild side is completely seductive—as long as the lovely Margaret is the object of his passion . . .