Accidentally Compromising the Duke by Stacy Reid
Series: Wedded by Scandal #1
Also in this series: When the Earl Met His Match
Published by Entangled Publishing on May 30th 2016
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Miss Adeline Hays is out of options. Determined to escape marriage to a repugnant earl, Adeline plans to deliberately allow herself to be caught in a compromising position at a house party with the much kinder man she’d hoped to marry. Instead, Adeline accidentally enters the wrong chamber and tumbles into the bed of the mad duke.
Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton, is seeking a wife to care for his two daughters. A young lady of sensibilities, accomplishment, and most importantly, one who he is not attracted to—a complete opposite of the bewitching beauty who traps him into marriage. But despite the lust he feels for his new duchess, Edmond is resolved to never allow them intimacy, refusing to ever again suffer the tormenting loss of a loved one.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Adeline only wants to be able to love and be loved by her husband… as impractical as this may sound to the ton. With her father pushing a union to a vile Lord, she hatches up the plan: her friend will provide a key to the room to her childhood companion, and the ensuing scandal will see her free of her present plight.
Of course, a mix-up puts her in the wrong room, where she surprises the heck out of Edmond, the Duke of Wolverton. He happens to be in search of a wife so decides to take advantage of the circumstances and proposes to Adel. He needs a mother for his daughters and Adel can’t really afford to decline his offer. What follows is a light, fun, sexy, sweet and entertaining read which made Accidentally Compromising the Duke exactly what I needed.
I adored Adeline. While her plan was a little bit out there, I could one hundred percent understand and get behind it. If put in her position I believe I’d have done pretty much the same. She was sweet, caring and nurturing, but she also had a cheeky and sassy side to her. Her being an avid reader was just overkill but totally appreciated.
After the loss of his first wife, Edmund has sworn off ever having tender feelings towards someone again so he keeps everyone away with a wall of cold civility. His change from a detached coldness to a man who was a total marshmallow was fun to watch. When things get complicated and he’s a complete ass to Adel, I still felt for him even though I wanted to kick him in the ass and tell him to get his head sorted. He made up for this with some of the “improper” things he said. Adel seemed to very much enjoy them, as did I.
“I can tell you I dream of riding you long and hard until your thighs tremble from exertion… even as I dream of worshipping your body with slow caresses and kisses. The temptation to taste you has been truly driving me mad.”
In short, I freaking adored this book. I’ve found all of Stacy Reid’s books to be entertaining and enjoyable and I’m positive Accidentally Compromising the Duke won’t be the last.
Sparkles’ Rating: 4.5 “Be my Duchess” Stars
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