Hellions of Havisham, Book 1
This is the first book of a new series, and I can’t wait for the rest. This author was new to me, although I have heard of her from patrons who love her books, and now I know why.
Minerva Dodger has been on the marriage market for six seasons but the only men interested in her are after her large dowry. She has been holding out for love, but given that her looks are on the plain side she is giving up.
Determined to have some fun, she finagles entrance to the Nightingale club, where women are masked and ready for sexual liaisons with men who are not. Respect for privacy is the rule, and Minerva finds herself with the very eligible Duke of Ashebury. She wants to lose her virginity, and he is happy to oblige…but things don’t go exactly as planned.
They meet up at a ball, but the Duke doesn’t realize who he is so intrigued with. She knows, but has a hard time believing someone as eligible as the Duke would want anything to do with her.
This was a fun albeit predictable read, although really, pretty much all romances are. And that’s what keeps drawing me back for more. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
10/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
FALLING INTO BED WITH A DUKE by Lorraine Heath. Avon (October 27, 2015). ISBN 978-0062391018. 384p.