Review: Lady Be Reckless (Duke's Daughters #2) by Megan Frampton

Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon Impulse (February 27, 2018)

From The Duke’s five daughters have beauty, breeding, and impeccable reputations. Or at least, they did. Now that two have chosen to follow their hearts, can the others be far behind?

Lady Olivia refuses to repeat her siblings’ scandalous mistakes. Instead, she will marry the lord rejected by her sister and help with his good works. When he resists, Olivia forms another plan: win his lordship’s admiration by helping his illegitimate best friend find a bride. How difficult can it be to transform the rakish Edward Wolcott into a gentleman? To ignore his virile good looks? To not kiss him in a moment of impulsive madness? Apparently, very difficult indeed.

Edward Wolcott promised his ailing father he would marry well, and it appears Lady Olivia wishes to assist him. The sparkling firebrand intends to smooth his way through London’s ballrooms, parlors, and eligible ladies, while all Edward’s thoughts suddenly revolve around bedrooms . . . and Lady Olivia herself.  Only a scoundrel would seduce the duke’s most dutiful daughter. And only a truly reckless lady would risk everything to be in his arms . . .


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This book was such a ....... disappointment. Although I will admit to not having read the first book in this series (honestly, I don't feel it necessary as this ones stands alone well enough), I have read and enjoyed other stories by this author. 

However, this one was exceedingly hard to get through. To begin with the whole idea of an "illegitimate son" being accepted into the ton, no matter how rich or accepting the father, was too inconceivable. I tried to put that aside as hey, stories are meant to be lost in right? But good Lord Olivia was just too unlikable. Don't get me wrong I love a strong female character as much as the next person, but her entire never wrong, holier than thou, I know what you want even if you don't attitude was just so off-putting that I was torn between wanting her to find her happily ever after just so the story would end, and her being told to sod off by Edward just so she would go away. There was nothing redeemable about her (she doesn't even realize her twin sister may have feelings different from her own until late in the story). 

All things considered, I am sure this story may still appeal to those who enjoy historical novels that take a but more liberties that normal. I am at this time unsure if I will continue with this particular series or not, but I would read more from this author.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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