Monday, April 7, 2014

Review: In The Bed of a Duke by Cathy Maxwell


Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Avon 

The distressed traveler Charlotte Cameron encounters on a rainy Scottish night is absolutely the worst man she could have invited into her carriage! It is Phillip Maddox, the reprehensible Duke of Colster, who brought the full weight of the ton's fury down upon her—simply because Charlotte encouraged her sister not to wed the powerful peer. And now the seductive devil responsible for her social ruin is sitting close enough to kiss . . .
Phillip's distaste for the meddlesome beauty matches Charlotte's—though, under alternate circumstances, he might have enjoyed sampling the sensuous charms of the tempting young chit.
There is grave danger, however, on the journey they now must reluctantly share—and a nemesis who means them both mortal harm. But can a passion that inconveniently ignites in the face of disaster erase a painful past . . . and lead two sworn enemies to a most unanticipated destination: the bedchamber?

Very well written story. Started out kinda slow, but the more you read the more you get sucked into the story. Phillip starts out in the story as an a$$, but he changes a little. He is still arrogant, but not as much as an a$$. Charlotte, she has some serious issues. She wants to fit in with the ton, but she has really no clue about going about it. She disregards most of the "rules" of the ton. Then she tries to side with someone who she has a common enemy with and that all goes to hell. Justin/Tavis, is just played a fool for most of the book (from the part we meet him). But he does learn fast. I liked how the author tried to show the normal sibling behavior between Justin and Phillip when they are finally getting to know one another. but I think it was too much. Yeah, I get it Justin was pissed after living a lie his whole life and this new life is thrown at him. But dude, do you really need to antagonize Phillip that much? Lucky, Charlotte was there to step in and be level-headed.


CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, "Why do people fall in love?" It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.

She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats.