Friday, October 28, 2011

One Night in London by Caroline Linden

This book was supposed to have been released under a different title (Love and Other Scandals) and, because of the confusion, I ended up ordering 2 copies but the good people at Book Depository were kind enough to refund me for the second copy. ^_^

This is the first book in Linden's new series, The Truth About the Duke -- and I love the premise.

The three sons of the Duke of Durham discover a potentially destructive secret from their dying father. Each one tries to deal with the secret and the scandal that could erupt from it.

The first book is about Edward, the middle child -- who actually manages everything for the Duke (his father and now his brother) --

He has engaged the services of the best lawyer to look at into his father's revelation. What he doesn't know is that he has actually stolen the services of the best lawyer from Francesca, Lady Gordon -- who is desperately trying to find a way to gain custody of her niece.

She confronts Edward and demands that he assist her. He agrees to help her after she helps him quash rumors about his family.

The more time they spend with each other, the more the attraction between them grows.

While it seems that Francesca is too low for Edward (he being the brother of a Duke and she being a widow of a baron), they are actually perfectly suited for each other. Both value their families and protect it at all cost --

When Edward is on the brink of losing everything he thought he held dear, he realizes that it is Francesca that matters the most. In the end, he steps out of his role as second son/middle child and out of the shadows of his older brother.

I'm really looking forward to the next installment. ^_^


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