Title: The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna
Series: The Undaunted Debutantes Series (Book Two)
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Word Count: 45,000
Quick-witted hellion Lucianna Constantine has no doubt who was responsible for the death of her dear friend. And she will stop at nothing to expose his transgressions—and those of every despicable man in London. Lucianna has witnessed the cruelty of London’s beau monde her entire life…starting with her own father. So she is more than willing to singlehandedly take down every vile man that crosses her path.
Roderick Crofton, the Duke of Montrose, had his entire family fortune stolen when his father trusted the wrong men. After a scandalous article surfaces in the London Daily Gazette, written by the notorious Mayfair Confidential columnist, Roderick finds himself financially destitute, without a betrothed, and lacking the means to find the lords responsible for duping his sire. With little option left, Roderick has only one choice: find another wealthy heiress to wed. His quest brings him to Lady Lucianna Constantine, and soon, he can’t deny that he wants her for more than just her dowry.
However, Luci has secrets that could change everything. And when Roderick uncovers what those confidences entail, it could mean misfortune for all involved.
I receive this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh Luci……You so got side swiped by love that is for sure!! LOL
Lucianna was not going to stop searching for a clue against the dastardly man who killed her friend. She will not give up even though Edith is happily engaged and Ophelia is too busy reading then investigation. She will not fail her deceased friend.
Roderick was too side swiped by love. He was bound and determined to destroy the person who ruines his chance at find who stole from his family. He stumbles on Luci in a fencing match and he couldn’t help but fall in love with her! She is feisty and challenges him every step of the way but he won’t have it any other way.
I loved the almost disgust that Roderick feels for Luci’s sire and his treatment of her. His desire to protect her is what is his “down fall” into loving her. Luci is going to catch the man who ruined her friend’s happiness and took her life. When Roderick becomes an ally in her journey she is confused and finds herself even more drawn to the man.
I gotta say, I loved how Luci was so stubborn and this book is like a taming of the shrew updated version. Roderick thinks taming Luci will save her but in fact it saves him.
I can’t wait for Ophelia’s book!!
More from The Undaunted Debutantes!
The Disappearance of Lady Edith
The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.
Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.
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