Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Undaunted Debutante #2
Source: Personal buy
- Publication date: June 13, 2017
- Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XNSL447
- Length: 181 pages
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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.
From the Author
Three innocent debutantes must work to solve the mysterious death of their childhood friend. With undaunted determination they pledge to not only expose the man responsible for their friend’s tragic death on her wedding night, but to also uncover other unscrupulous men of the ton who would jeopardize the future of other young women.
The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna by Christina McKnight is an interesting Regency Romance. #2 in “The Undaunted Debutantes”, while can be read as a stand alone, I’d suggest reading #1 first, only to get the back story of these ladies. Not necessary to follow this story.
Lucianna Constantine, quick-witted, head-strong, independent, determine to prove who murdered her dear friend with the help of her other friends and she writes a column for the notorious Mayfair Confidential, as a columnist she understands the beau monde is cruel, scandalous and has many unscrupulous men.
The Duke of Montrose, Roderick Crofton, was left financially destitute, his betrothed gone, and lacking the means to find the lords responsible for duping his sire. His entire family’s fortune was stolen when his father trusted the wrong men. So what can a Duke do….marry a wealthy heiress, enter….Lucianna.
A quick read with an enjoyable cast of characters. The plot was interesting with less danger, suspense and mystery but with more romance than the previous book, “The Diappearance of Lady Edith”. However, I found Lucianna and Roderick’s story to be one of love, and trust with secrets that could destroy so many innocent lives, as while as their own HEA. Steady paced, and well written with a few twists and turns.
Ms. Christina McKnight writes with passion and emotions, the reader can’t help but be drawn into her story, Lucianna and Roderick’s story was no different. I enjoyed watching these two characters work out their differences to find love, and happiness. Another great read by Christina McKnight!
I can’t wait to read Lady Ophelia’s story, coming soon. Pick up your copy of this exciting series.
Heat rating: Sweet to very Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR