Saturday, September 28, 2013
Title: Dangerous Duke Author: Arabella Sheraton Genre: Regency Romance Review Rating:Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs The Sixteenth Duke of Wyndlesham, Devlin Deveral, is The Dangerous Duke. He is arrogant, self-centered and bullying. He has a mistress, Penelope Vane; that is vicious and underhanded. She plans to trap the Duke into marriage with her. Fenella Preston applies for the position of companion to the Dowager Duchess. Her Aunt convinces her to use her name of Preston although her real name is Hawke. This is because her father commuted suicide. Fenella is beautiful and the Duke is extremely handsome. Every time they are alone the sparks fly. Fenella is convinced she will only be used by the Duke since her lowly social status would make it impossible for a marriage. The other problem is Penelope; who is so jealous, that she tries to hurt her in every way. Fenella wins all of the Duke's servants. Everyone loves Fenella but Fenella is no fool; despite her naïveté. She must leave and make her way somewhere else. The ending made me laugh and cry. It was delightful and I refuse to tell it all. This is a must read for Regency fans. The characters are fleshed and so convincing. The plot is very romantic and quite believable. I really enjoyed reading it. I give it Five Stars.