Put Up Your Duke: A Dukes Behaving Badly Novel
He was once happily bedding and boxing, but in the newest Duke's Behaving Badly novel, Nicholas Smithfield has inherited a title and a bride . . .To keep his estate afloat, the new Duke of Gage must honor an agreement to marry Lady Isabella Sawford. Stunningly beautiful, utterly tempting, she's... show more
He was once happily bedding and boxing, but in the newest Duke's Behaving Badly novel, Nicholas Smithfield has inherited a title and a bride . . .To keep his estate afloat, the new Duke of Gage must honor an agreement to marry Lady Isabella Sawford. Stunningly beautiful, utterly tempting, she's also a bag of wedding night nerves, so Nicholas decides to wait to do his duty—even if it means heading to the boxing saloon every day to punch away his frustration.Groomed her whole life to become the perfect duchess, Isabella longs for independence, a dream that is gone forever. As her husband, Nicholas can do whatever he likes—but, to Isabella's surprise, the notorious rake instead begins a gentle seduction that is melting every inch of her reserve, night by night . . .To his utter shock, Nicholas discovers that no previous exploits were half as pleasurable as wooing his own wife. But has the realm's most disreputable duke found the one woman who can bring him to his knees— and leave him there?
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publish date: 2015-06-30
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
I enjoyed the second book in this series (One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild), so was anticipating similar enjoyment from this book. Not to be, however. This one, about a woman who has never been allowed to be "herself" but was always expected to be perfect, and a man who has never had to take much responsibil...
It takes lots of baby steps for Nicholas and Isabella to consummate their marriage. He is very sweet in the way he slowly gains her trust by telling her stories, playing cards and talking about his childhood. Slowly, Isabella begins to open up to him, and lets him see who she really is, not just wha...