Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton

dukes guideTitle: The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton
Dukes Behaving Badly Book One
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Historical, Romance
Length: 384 pages

Summary:

All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess?

When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and his reputation rightly earned. And his pursuit of her is nearly irresistible—but resist she must for the sake of her pupil.

As for the duke himself, it was bad enough when his unknown child landed on his doorstep. Now Lily, with her unassuming beauty, has aroused his most wicked fantasies—and, shockingly, his desire to change his wanton ways. He’s determined to become worthy of her, and so he asks for her help in correcting his behavior.

But Lily has a secret, one that, if it becomes known, could change everything…

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Excerpt

After emitting one last little yelp, of course.

Her excitement about the opportunity dimmed somewhat as she mounted the stairs to the sizable front door. A duke’s house–his mansion–was larger than any private residence she’d ever seen, much less been inside.

She was already intimidated, and she hadn’t spoken to anyone yet.

She took a deep breath and banged the knocker. She heard it echo within and felt herself tremble at making such a noise at such an impressive door.

Yes. She had to admit it. She was impressed by a door.

The door in question swung open, and an older gentleman, his head placed at the properly dismissive attitude, looked at her. Noting, likely within seconds, her very worn cloak, barely a whisper of protection against the raw temperature, and the not-so-skillfully darned gloves she had on.

“I am here…” she began, only to have him interrupt.

“I know, and you should have come around to the back entrance. But since you’re here, please do come in.”

Was every person the duke employed entirely too full of themselves? Or perhaps it was just the two servants she’d met thus far. Still, it was worth keeping in mind when she spoke to the man in question.

She followed the full-of-himself butler inside, trying not to stare at all the grandeur inside.

“Wait here, I’ll let the duke know you have arrived.” The butler walked into one of the rooms to the side of the foyer, leaving Lily alone to get more intimidated by the foyer.

Imagine how she would feel when she actually saw one of the rooms.

She counted no fewer than ten doors leading off the entryway. It was hard to fathom just what purpose each room had; perhaps the duke allotted separate rooms for each one of his digits? “Oh, no, Mr. Thumb, it’s not your turn. We’ll be in the ring finger’s room today.” Or did he spend one day a week in each room, with the balance of the three left for holidays, birthdays, and–incredible, she couldn’t even dream up what purpose so many rooms could serve. It must be very hard work to be a duke, given everything one had to do.


Author Bio

framptonMegan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women’s fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and son.

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10 Responses to Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton

  1. Cindy DeGraaff

    Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway. Not having read the book, I can’t add a blog comment on what I would add to the Duke’s rules.

  2. Thank you so much for hosting today!

  3. Timitra

    When greeting a lady always wear a shirt lol

  4. Trix

    Sounds like so much fun!

    • Trix

      Oh, and I’d say, don’t refer to yourself in the third person, and try to lay off the royal terminology occasionally! No need to lord it over the commoners…

  5. Janice Hougland

    I can just picture Lily in my mind as she walked up to that imposing structure and equally imposing front door, and through the very imposing entryway after entering that front door. But I think Lily was an intripid adventurer and very brave…as she continued all the way to her destination. She did not “turn tail and run”! I am going to really enjoy this story…as Lily seems a girl after my own heart. 🙂

  6. H.B.

    I’m not sure what I would add. Maybe show some courtesy when meeting a lady for the first time?

  7. Trinitee Mitchell-Dunn

    Hmmmm… Idk what I’d add. I’ve not read yet but I’ve added it to my TBR.

  8. Michelle L

    Not sure…interesting list.

  9. deb p

    I haven’t read it yet ,but hope to.