Four Weeks of Scandal by Megan Frampton
Series: Hazards of Dukes, book 5
Publisher: Avon and Harper Voyager
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Romance, Women's Fiction
No. of Pages: 365
Date of Publication: 28 June, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Sweet - ✓
Steamy - ✓
Swoony - ✓
Satisfying historical romance - ✓
While this is book number 5, in the Hazards of Dukes series, it reads easily as a stand-alone. I really did enjoy this one. This was my first title by the author and I'm going to read more of her work.
eARC kindly provided by Avon and Harper Voyager and NetGalley.
If you love the sparkle of Tessa Dare and the wit of Sarah MacLean, then you won’t want to miss this newest historical romance by Megan Frampton, who returns with a delicious story about a will in dispute, a four-week bargain, and a pretend engagement with romantic consequences.
It only takes one moment to cause a scandal...and four weeks to live it down!
Week one: Lovely, lively Octavia Holton arrives in the village, determined to claim her inheritance—the home she grew up in with her late father. Surely he meant for his daughter to have the property, and owning it means she could fix it up, sell it, and use the money to pay off her debts. But when she arrives, she discovers the house is also claimed—by one Gabriel Fallon.
Week two: Gabriel claims his father won the property in a bet, but he can’t bring himself to toss Octavia out on her very delightful derrière, so he makes her a four-week bargain: Together they’ll pretend to be engaged, all the while seeking out any will, letter, or document that proves who gets the ownership.
Weeks three and four: But that means togetherness...a lot of togetherness, and long days—and evenings—in each other’s company. The pair seems destined to “duke it out,” staking their claims...but it’s all too soon that they realize their rivalry might lead to something much more intimate. And suddenly four weeks seems like a long time. And yet not enough.
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