My Fair Duchess

Dukes Behaving Badly

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The unexpected duchess

Archibald Salisbury, son of a viscount, war hero, and proficient in the proper ways of aristocratic society, has received orders for his most challenging mission: Genevieve, Duchess of Blakesley. How she inherited a duchy isn’t his problem. Turning her into a perfect duchess is. But how can he keep his mind on business when her beauty entices him toward pleasure?

It was impossible, unprecedented…and undeniably true. Genevieve is now a “duke”, or, rather, a duchess. So what is she to do when the ton eyes her every move, hoping she’ll make a mistake? Genevieve knows she has brains and has sometimes been told she has beauty, but, out of her depth, she calls on an expert. And what an expert, with shoulders broad enough to lean on, and a wit that matches her own. Archie is supposed to teach her to be a lady and run her estate, but what she really wants to do is unladylike—run into his arms.

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In Megan Frampton’s witty historical romance, a woman is judged by her gown, and a man by his reputation—until both are shed in one sexy moment of seduction.
 
Lady Charlotte Jepstow certainly knows how to make an impression—a terrible one. Each one of her ball gowns is more ostentatiously ugly than the one before. Even she has been forced to wonder: Is she unmarried because of her abysmal wardrobe, or does she wear clashing clothing because she doesn’t want to be pursued in the first place? But when Charlotte meets Lord David Marchston, suddenly a little courtship doesn’t sound so bad after all.
 
David will be the first to admit he’s made some mistakes. But when he gets yanked from his post by his superiors, he is ordered to do the unthinkable to win back his position: woo his commander’s niece. If David wants his life back, he must use his skills as a negotiator to persuade society that Charlotte is a woman worth pursuing, despite her rather unusual “flair” for color. But David does such a terrific job that he develops an unexpected problem, one that violates both his rakish mentality and his marching orders: He’s starting to fall in love.

Praise for What Not to Bare
 
“Endearing characters, heart-stopping romance, and witty dialogue make What Not to Bare a delicious read. Megan Frampton always shines!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author of What the Duke Desires
 
“I was delighted and truly entertained by this book. I recommend it most heartily.”—Smexy Books

“A delightfully witty historical romance.”—The Book Adventures
 
“A scrumptious treat, filled with sexy humor and characters as bold as Lady Charlotte’s wardrobe.”—Novels Alive
 
“This is a true romance.”—Urban Girl Reader
 
“The chemistry between Charlotte and David is terrific and grows slowly as David’s affection for Charlotte grows.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“What Not to Bare was a fantastic historical romance. I really loved this wonderful read. It was fun, light, romantic, and just amazing. Lovers of romance, this is a book you definitely need to read.”—Imagine a World
 
“I loved this book.”—Gaslight
 
“I love the message that this book coveys. People often judge based on clothes and appearance, forgetting that there is more than meets the eye.”—Book Freak
 
“This was an incredibly charming and engaging story. Megan Frampton is a new-to-me writer and I’m so, so happy to have discovered her very captivating, very witty voice.”—Love Saves the World

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Publisher
HarperCollins
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Published on
Feb 28, 2017
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780062412805
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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