Friday, March 10, 2017

#BlogTour: A Lady's Code of Misconduct (Rules for the Reckless #5) by Meredith Duran with review #historicalromance #recommend @meredithduran @Pocket_Books

FROM THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOOL ME TWICE, THE 2015 RITA AWARD WINNER FOR HISTORICAL ROMANCE
AND LUCK BE A LADY, AN RT BOOK REVIEWS NOMINEE FOR BEST BOOK OF 2015 HISTORICAL NOVEL

A LADY’S CODE OF MISCONDUCT
Fifth in the Rules for the Reckless Series
By Meredith Duran
Pocket Books
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
ISBN: 9781501139024

USA TODAY  bestselling author Meredith Duran’s A LADY’S CODE OF MISCONDUCT is the fifth sizzling novel in the Rules for the Reckless series—a sexy and evocative Regency romance between a famous heiress and an infamous crime lord.

A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL…

Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.

…NEVER GOES TO PLAN.

The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one. He’ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that no longer makes sense, Crispin slowly realizes that she may be the only thing worth fighting for...


About the author
Meredith Duran is the author of ten previous novels, including The Duke of Shadows (winner of the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition); Wicked Becomes You (included on the Woman’s World List of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010), and the USA TODAY bestseller and RITA Award Winner Fool Me Twice. She blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history, and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn’t come with a happily-ever-after. She enjoys collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. Visit her at MeredithDuran.com, on Twitter @meredithduran and Facebook AuthorMeredithDuran.


A Lady's Code of Misconduct is the fifth book in Meredith Duran's Rules for the Reckless series, but readers do not need to worry if they haven't read the other titles. This was my first Duran historical romance and it read like a stand-alone to me. 

The story sounds like a typical historical romance with the wealthy young woman needing the strong 'bad boy,' but Duran certainly adds enough twists and crafty plot turns to spin well-worn tropes on their heads (and then some). Jane is far from being weak of mind or body, and Crispin sounds like the usual dashing rake who rescues the distressed damsel. Ah, nope. 

This historical romance was unlike any others that I've read. I found the story line refreshing, tropes were shattered and recreated, the plot was smart and intricate, and the subject matter not only intelligent but extremely different. Politics, betrayal, redemption, a twist on amnesia, the book had so much going for it, the romance almost sat down and let everything play out for readers to follow along as the story unfolded. 

It's always marvelous to discover a 'new' author or to fully enjoy a story so much. A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran just happens to be that book treasured read today. I gave it the highest rating I could and highly recommend it. 

Rating: 5!!! I loved it!
Cover art: Oh, Lady Jane, you are such a delight.
Book source: NetGalley.

Reckless Reward
The twenty starred blogs (*) below will giveaway one set (Reckless Reward!) of three autographed copies in the Rules for the Reckless series: Fool Me TwiceLady Be Good, and Luck Be A Lady. You can enter on all participating sites, but you can only win once. To celebrate the fifth in the series, there will be five Reckless Reward giveaways per day beginning publication day, Tuesday, February 28th – Friday, March 3rd. U.S. only.

BLOG TOUR
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Sunday, February 26th

Monday, February 27th

Tuesday, February 28th
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Wednesday, March 1st

Thursday, March 2nd
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Friday, March 3rd
Night Owl Reviews – Author Guest Post

Saturday, March 4th

Sunday, March 5th

Monday, March 6th
Reading Frenzy – Spotlight
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Tuesday, March 7th
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Wednesday, March 8th
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