“Books were never the problem. Ignorance and prejudice and blatant narrow-mindedness were, and the world would be a much better place without them.”
Up All Night with a Good Duke (The Byronic Book Club)
by Amy Rose Bennett
July Prompt – Read a book about a book club
Ahh be still my heart! A 30 year old bluestocking spinster being seduced by a dastardly Duke who also happens to be a widowed father of a 15 year old young lady. This is so tropetastic! But ahem I think she was initiating the seducing and why not? Mary Wollestonecraft would be proud!
Dominic was the perfect misunderstood villain with a cloud of horrible gossip shrouding his family name and consequently his teenage daughter from any social connections. Ugh Dad! But he was so handsome and charming and um a Duke.
Artemis (Love that name!) the gorgeous red haired spinster bluestocking that caught his eye. Ugh she fell for a lothario during her season when she was 19 and was compromised and gave up on love going to work at a girls school. But after a few chance encounters these two had some slow burn steam. 🔥 She was also a romance author with a pseudonym but they called them horrid novels 😂😂 ppl can be so boring. Also, three words – bethrothal of convenience.
Can we make an app or a newsletter for all the guys that cheat, lie, take advantage and are money grabbers? Coincidentally the one in this books name was Guy.
❓ Are you ready for this week to be over?
Thank you sourcebookscasa and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
“I can think of the perfect way to keep you occupied and your mind diverted,” she murmured. “Come to my room. If you’re not too tired…”
Lust flashed in his gaze, and then, he caught her face between his hands and kissed her. “For you, my beautiful Artemis, I’d stay up all night.”
Artemis Jones―”respectable” finishing-school teacher by day and Gothic romance writer by night―has never lost sight of her real dream: to open her own academic ladies’ college. When Artemis is unexpectedly called upon by a dear friend, a fellow Byronic Book Club member, to navigate her first London Season, she comes at once. Who knows, perhaps she can court the interest of a wealthy patron for her school. As long as she can avoid her high-handed aunt’s schemes to marry her off.
Dominic Winters, the widowed Duke of Dartmoor, needs a wife―someone who will provide him with an heir and help him to manage his spitfire adolescent daughter. The problem is, Society has dubbed him “The Dastardly Duke.” Rumors are rife that he murdered his mad wife, so his choices for a suitable bride are limited. But then, he meets the ravishing and passionate Artemis Jones, who might just be everything he needs.