Books by Meredith Duran

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The Sins of Lord Lockwood

It’s been a decade since Liam Devaliant, the Earl of Lockwood, stepped onto the pages of Meredith Duran’s début novel, The Duke of Shadows. Handsome, charming and enigmatic, Lockwood immediately captured my attention, the mention of his mysterious four year absence from society and his obvious ...

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The Duke of Shadows

I read The Duke of Shadows for the first time some years ago – before I started reviewing – and I remember being blown away by the quality of the writing, the richness of the setting and the passion and intensity of the romance.  I don’t get much time for re-reading these days, but I decided ...

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The Duke of Shadows (#68 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 23, 2008 As those who love historical romance know all too well, the landscape these days is littered with wallpaper. The Duke of Shadows, written by the winner of the Gather.com romance first chapter contest, aspires to be – is being promoted ...

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Bound by Your Touch (#71 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 15, 2009 I read about half of Meredith Duran's debut novel, The Duke of Shadows, last year. Somehow, the book just didn't hit me right, but I thought the author showed promise and her choice of setting was very interesting. So when I saw this one ...

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A Lady's Code of Misconduct

Meredith Duran is one of the finest historical romance authors writing today. Given any storyline or any romance trope, she makes it fresh and new and interesting. The characters’ reactions are never commonplace, the plots are never tired and predictable, and the writing is always to the point and ...

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A Lady's Code of Misconduct

I find that when we speak of romance, it's easy to fall into judging a book based on whether or not we think the main characters are nice people with whom we would actually want to spend time. I've long admired Meredith Duran's writing for challenging me on this. She is one of those authors who cons ...

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Lady Be Good

This book is the third in Meredith Duran’s Rules for the Reckless series and it is the best of the lot so far. I love the unusual time setting for this series and the somewhat unconventional heroes and heroines. If you have been following Ms. Duran’s series, you will not want to miss this latest ...

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Fool Me Twice

Fool Me Twice is easily my favorite Duran book of the last few years. After having loved a few of hers in the past, I struggled with the last three as they had themes that didn’t really resonate with me. Happily, her newest effort really worked, and I finished the book a happy reader. ...

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That Scandalous Summer

Ever since drunken, screwed up Liza first appeared in Bound By Your Touch, mewling after her unfaithful lover, I wondered if she would have her story. After all, sexual sophisticates are catching on in historicals, but real, hero-finds-heroine-snoring-in-the-rosebushes flaws? Less so. So the biggest ...

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At Your Pleasure

Lovers separated by treachery, war, conflicting ideals, and the like are among my least favorite plot devices because they're so often accompanied by other big irritants. How many times have you sighed with annoyance because the hero refuses to believe he's been deceived? How ofen have you read angr ...