Get it at Amazonfrom our B grade review: I love the premise of this series – an ailing duke suddenly without a successor, the search for potential heirs on a sparse family tree and the challenge to the heirs from the elderly duchess to start acting like ‘duke material’. In book one of the series, About a Rogue, Maximilian St. James is one of the potential heirs called to Carlyle Castle by the aging Duchess of Carlyle. Two of the three candidates for the next Duke of Carlyle have been located and the Duchess admonishes them to change their ways and start behaving as a future duke should, and she offers to fund their transitions. Max has always lived on the fringes of society, supporting himself through his talent at gambling, but he has been making plans for the past few years to become completely respectable and financially stable. Now, with the funds provided by the Duchess, he is able to act on his plans. He travels to Marslip Hill in Stafforshire where the Tate family owns a very successful pottery manufactory. His plan is to marry the beautiful, dutiful younger Tate daughter Cathy and become a successful businessman. With Cathy in Marslip and Max spending most of his time in London showcasing and selling the wares from Tate’s business, Max figures he can still indulge his roguish side and also enjoy the benefits of financial security... About a Rogue is an entertaining tale and I look forward to reading the rest of the Desperately Seeking Duke series. Ms. Linden ends About a Rogue with an interesting twist that will lead nicely into book two of the series. I look forward to seeing who the next Duke of Carlyle will be!
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