Gentleman Seeks Bride: A Hazards of Dukes Novel(Review Post) by Megan Frampton

Published November 30, 2021 by bookbesties

In this delightful flip of a classic romance trope, Megan Frampton creates a handsome, witty, hero in need of a wealthy bride who meets his match in Lady Jane Capel, from A Wicked Bargain with the Duke. Perfect for fans of Sarah McLean, Tessa Dare, and Eloisa James. 


“Strong heroines, sexy heroes, delicious stories. Make Megan Frampton your next read!” —Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author

It’s a well-known fact that when a man is in search of a bride, a good dowry is never a hindrance.

Thomas Sharpe is handsome, well-bred, and desperately in need of a wealthy bride. His father has lost their income, his sister needs looking after, and so to save them all from a life of poverty he travels to London in search of an heiress.

Enter Lady Jane Capel. After her fiancé ended their engagement two years ago, Jane boldly left her parents’ home and moved in with her half-brother Percy. What does one more scandal matter to a family with such a curious reputation? Jane is independent, but not as well versed in life—and love—as she wants.

The two of them strike a deal: Thomas will show her all there is to know about the world —and intimacy—and Jane will help him find a bride. But the more time they spend together and the closer they get, the two of them soon realize that things aren’t so simple when it comes to men and women…

While this book is the first in the A Hazards of Dukes series that I have read, as you all know, it is not the first book or series I have read by this author.  I have to say it, Megan Frampton has written another super fun read!! She has a way of creating characters who complement each other flawlessly, while putting them in environments and situations that allow them to shine as both individuals as well as a couple.  These leading characters and this book are the perfect display of those skills.

     Thomas Sharp is a well born gentleman without a penny to his name.  Thanks to poor investments made by his father he is now responsible to save his family by marrying a wealthy heiress.  This task should be as easy as a walk in the park for such a charming, good looking, gentleman as himself, right?  Wrong!  Two years into the task and he still has no prospects and the situation with his family has become desperate.  Will no one see past his rakish ways and give him a chance to prove he will make a good husband?  

    Lady Jane Capel just wants to claim her life for her own and live it while she can.  After her fiancé jilted her and her parents disowned her, she sought refuge from society living with her brother Percy.  Now that she has healed her wounds she is determined to experience all the joys of life.  To the point she makes a scandalous deal with her brother’s best friend, in the back room of a gaming club.  Will he keep his end of the deal and show her all the things she has been missing?  

       I had so much fun reading this book and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

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