#Giveaway: A Lady’s Code of Misconduct by Meredith DuranA Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran
Series: Rules for the Reckless #5
Published by Pocket Books on February 28, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: Advance Reader Copy
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The next steamy historical romance in USA TODAY bestselling and RITA award-winning author Meredith Duran’s “wonderfully indulgent” (Publishers Weekly) Rules for the Reckless series.

Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.

The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one. He’ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that no longer makes sense, Crispin slowly realizes that she may be the only thing worth fighting for...

Jane Mason is in dire straits. She’s an heiress, but her uncle controls her fortune. After several years, he’s decided it’s time to marry her off. To his son.

Crispin Burke is not a nice guy. He’s pretty much the villain of the piece until Jane, whom he’s ignored for the past several years, the mouse who quietly sews in the corner any time he comes to visit her uncle, until Jane finally does something worth noticing. And boy does he take notice.

But remember how I said he’s the villain? Well, he’s nearly killed. With the head injury comes amnesia. He can’t recall the past five years. And he can’t recall his lovely wife, Jane.

Their marriage was not a love match, but Crispin begs to differ, because he’s smitten the second he sees Jane, er, the first time after he wakes from his week-long coma that is. How could it not be a love match, when he sees all of the best qualities in her?

Jane is a fraud. She and Crispin aren’t really married, but she needed a husband, and fast. Her upcoming marriage to her cousin was nearly strangling her with its impending doom. The doctors had all said that Crispin would die from his head injury, so what was the harm in marrying him, securing her fortune and freedom all in one swoop?

Well, the harm was to her own heart, as it seemed. This new Crispin was wonderful and someone who she could definitely love for all time. If only she hadn’t lied to him. If only he had his memories in tact. If only once he remembered her, he wouldn’t hate her forever.

But with so much between them to overcome, and Crispin’s would-be killer still on the loose, what can they do?

This story is so much bigger than that, though. I’m not an amnesia fan, but I loved this. And it turns out Crispin has risen to aspirations of becoming the next Prime Minister. But when he finds out his methods were less than honest, how can he continue. How can he not?

While Jane and Crispin delve into his recent past, and get closer to the killer, they need to pull in any friends Crispin might have. And it turns out he doesn’t have many. There was a man, the Duke of Auburn, who Crispin went to for help. Is he the same man from The Duke of Shadows? I really need to know this. *


*I asked Ms. Duran and she says that Duke of Shadows takes place over the span of several years, and this happened during that time frame. 

***ARC courtesy of Pocket Books

Reckless Reward:

The twenty starred blogs (*) below will giveaway one set (Reckless Reward!) of three autographed copies in the Rules for the Reckless series: Fool Me Twice, Lady Be Good, and Luck Be A Lady. You can enter on all participating sites, but you can only win once. To celebrate the fifth in the series, there will be five Reckless Reward giveaways per day beginning publication day, Tuesday, February 28th – Friday, March 3rd. U.S. only.

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Blog Tour:



Sunday, February 26th

Nikbooklovers Blog


Monday, February 27th

Books for Her


Tuesday, February 28th

*The Romance Dish

*Canadian Book Addict

*Just Another New Blog

*Top 10 Romance Books

*Unabridged Chick

Buried Under Romance

Dear Author

Toot’s Book Reviews – Feature

Il Profumo delle Pergamene

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My Book Addiction and More


Wednesday, March 1st

*Book Nerd

*Reviews by Crystal

*All About Romance

*Booktalk with Eileen

*We So Nerdy

Roses Are Blue

In the Hammock

Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews – Spotlight

Romance Book Reviews for You


Thursday, March 2nd

*I am, Indeed

*A Midlife Wife

*Literary Gossip

*Undeniably Book Nerdy

*Dew On The Kudzu

Books and Beauty Are My Bag

Ebook Obsessed

Abigail Books Addiction

Dirty Girl Romance – Spotlight

Bookhounds – Q&A

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network – An Interview with The Librarian, 9:00 pm ET

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network – Facebook Event


Friday, March 3rd

*Black ‘N Gold Girl’s Book Spot

*JoJo the Bookaholic

*Sportochick’s Musings

*The Reading Wench

*Got Fiction Book Blog

Cup of Tea and Book

The Reading Addict

Nicely Phrased

Ladeetda Reads

Silvatrend8553 Book Blog

Night Owl Reviews – Author Guest Post



Saturday, March 4th

Passionate Encounters


Sunday, March 5th

My Little Book Corner


Monday, March 6th

Reading Frenzy – Spotlight

Bookish – Giveaway

Foreign Circus Library

Poof Books


Tuesday, March 7th

I Love Romance

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Dirty and Thirty

Wild Wordy Women

Polished Bookworm

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Everyday Gyaan

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Wednesday, March 8th

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One More Chapter

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Thursday, March 9th

Happy Ever After Romance Book Reviews

The Book Junkie Reads

Three Boys and an Old Lady blog


Friday, March 10th

Smitten by Books

Celtic Guardian

Reader Girls

Jathan & Heather


About the author:

Meredith Duran is the author of ten previous novels, including The Duke of Shadows (winner of the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition); Wicked Becomes You (included on the Woman’s World List of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010), and the USA TODAY bestseller and RITA Award Winner Fool Me Twice. She blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history, and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn’t come with a happily-ever-after. She enjoys collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. Visit her at MeredithDuran.com, on Twitter @meredithduran and Facebook AuthorMeredithDuran.