Lady Lavinia Gillingham prefers rocks and dirt to marriage. Her passion is science, and she’s determined to marry if—and only if—she finds a man who supports her interests and intellect. So far, she’s managed to avoid attention on the Marriage Mart, but when the Duke of Seduction pens anonymous letters singing her praises, she suddenly become the toast of the ton and matrimony seems imminent.
William Beckett, Marquess of Northam possesses the reputation of a rake but is secretly a romantic. Spurned at sixteen and knowing his sister was victimized by Society, he uses music and poetry to fill the void in his soul. As the Duke of Seduction, he uses his skill to help Lavinia, never anticipating she has no desire for assistance or that she could be the balm he needs. But when she’s on the verge of becoming engaged, can Beck beat back the shadows of the past and open his heart again?
As you know I'm a big of fan of Ms Burkes books and this one was brilliant and if you are following the series then we are on book 10, this time we are following Lavinia and Beck.
Don't you just love it when man or woman can write poetry and play music, for me I am in awe off anyone that could do either of these, because I'm hopeless at doing both of these. Beck is a man that has never got over his sister's death, and as we know the ton can be horrible, so to help other girls like his sister, he writes poetry under the name of The Duke of Seduction and these are published in the newspaper, and they prove to be a big hit, until he meets Lavinia.
Lavinia isn't like other girls, she loves looking for fossils and when she's not doing that she is reading about them, even at balls you would find Lavinia in the library rather in the ball room, and its at one such ball that Lavinia is in the library quietly reading when a man kisses her neck, because Beck has mistaken her for someone else.
During the course of the book, we find that Beck wants to know what happened to his sister, I won't reveal what happens and lets just say its shocking. And as you can gather Beck does write Lavinia a poem that gets published in the newspaper and the out come isn't what Lavinia wants. To find out you must read the book.
I will give 5/5 stars.
The book is on pre-order at Amazon UK and the book is published on 21st August.
I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review, all thoughts are my own.