My main reason for wanting to read Gentleman Seeks Bride was the cover. Yes, I totally judged this book by its gorgeous cover. It was also my first read by Megan Frampton! I’d been wanting to read her for the longest time and I’m glad I read this one. I’m looking forward to reading the series from the start now!
Thomas is in need of a wealthy bride to save his family after a bad investment that cost his family fortune. Jane is a scandalized lady who’s living with her half-brother and in need of lessons in intimacy. The two strike a deal: she’ll help him land an heiress and he’ll teach her all the ways of the world and bedroom. I love reading these kinds of historical romances and I thought Megan Frampton did a great job at writing it!
Even though this is book 4 in a series, it read totally fine as a standalone. I wasn’t lost about anything and did enjoy the characters. The steam is great – Jane and Thomas share a lot of chemistry and they definitely act on it. The only reason why this isn’t quite a 4 star read, even though it was close, is because the second half of the book fell flat and wasn’t as engaging as the first half.
Still, for my first Megan Frampton read, it was solid! I can’t wait to read more historical romances by her and would love more covers like this one.
Reading Order: Hazards of Dukes series
#1 ~ Never Kiss a Duke: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Tall, Duke, and Dangerous: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ A Wicked Bargain for a Duke: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Gentleman Seeks Bride: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#5 ~ Four Weeks of Scandal: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads (June 28, 2022)