One of my favorite subgenres of romance is Regency romance. It's almost always funny in one way or another, and that's probably one of the reasons I love it so much. I was reading my friend Deb's blog this month – such a fun blog! – and won a book when my comment was randomly chosen one day.
To Ruin the Duke is a smart bit of fun reading. The heroine, Miranda, is loyal and determined and smart, which makes her eminently likable. The hero, the Duke, is a strong hero without being one of those guys who you're pretty sure you wouldn't like in the real world. (You know the type, order everyone around, assume they're always right. I don't like that type, and this Duke isn't that type. Yay!)
There's even a baby involved, which usually makes me yawn or gag, but the baby had just the right amount of scene time so that we didn't have to swim through melodrama. 🙂 The story was well-plotted, with characters doing unexpected things at just the right time. I have no idea if this is a series, but all the Duke's friends are single, so it might be.
If you like Regency romances with sparkle and wit, you'll like this book!
4 stars, Really Liked It