Genre: Historical Romance

Series: The Farirbourne Quartet #4

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Book Four of the Fairbourne Quartet
Jove Books
June 2014

When Lady Lydia Thornton is blackmailed over the shocking contents of a manuscript she once wrote, she must go to the most desperate of measures to raise the money to buy back the ill-considered prose: agreeing to an old wager posed by the arrogant, dangerous Duke of Penthurst. At least Penthurst is a man she wouldn’t mind fleecing—and she’s confident she’ll win.

Penthurst long ago concluded Lydia was a woman in search of ruinous adventure, but even he is surprised when she arrives at his house ready to bet her innocence against his ten thousand pounds—a wager he only proposed to warn her off gambling.

When she loses to a simple draw of the cards, Lydia is shocked. Now, her problems are twofold: a blackmailer determined to see her pay and a duke determined to tame her rebellious ways. One misstep and Lydia could find herself ruined—or bound to the seductive man who would make her his duchess.

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The Fairbourne Quartet Series

  1. The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne
    (Emma and Darius’s story)
  2. The Conquest of Lady Cassandra
    (Cassandra and Ambury’s story)
  3. The Counterfeit Mistress
    (Marielle and Gavin’s story)
  4. The Accidental Duchess
    (Lydia and Penthurst’s story)



THE ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS by Madeline Hunter is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. #4 in the “Fairbourne Quartet: series, but can be read as a stand alone.  See, “The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne”, “The Conquest of Lady Cassandra”, and “The Counterfeit Mistress”.

This is Lady Lydia Alfreton and the Duke of Penthurst’s story. What happens when you cross a head-strong lady with a iron- willed Duke? Why a scandalous, and seductive tale of romance, ruin and love.

With a secrets or two, a little blackmail, witty banter, a bit of gambling, a rebellious Lady, a Duke determined to tame said rebellious lady, and a sensual web, you can’t help but love “The Accidental Duchess”.  Light-hearted tale with a serious air, lots of rebellion, and a bet of innocence against a much needed ten thousand pounds, readers will be turning pages faster than Lady Lydia can lose her innocence. A absolute delight to read! Highly recommend! Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More