Meredith Duran’s ‘A Lady’s Code of Misconduct’ Is Flawless [BOOK SPOTLIGHT]

Jane Mason

If you think Jane Mason is just another wilting flower, think again.
(Credit Pocket Books)

Facing a future without independence, a young woman will go to great lengths to gain the upper hand, even if that means that she has to break all the rules and make a deal with the devil. But what price will she pay for this pact? And will she get everything she bargained for? Find out in Meredith Duran’s scintillating new novel, A Lady’s Code of Misconduct. 


Pocket Books

Meet Jane Mason, a woman trapped in the countryside of Regency England, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune. But she is no wilting flower. In fact, she doesn’t intend to march into matrimony with a smile plastered on her face just to satisfy polite society. Instead, she strikes a deal with the most dangerous man she can find: a swoonworthy politician who plays by his own rule book.

The rogue in question is none other than Crispin Burke. If he’s learned anything over the years, it is to trust no one. When Jane makes her wager, he’s happy to offer his assistance, but his aid comes with a hefty price. But then one mistake upends his life, and only Jane can save him. In a world that no longer makes any sense, Crispin slowly discovers that she may be the only thing worth fighting for.

The fifth novel in Duran’s Rules for the Reckless series, this evocative Regency romance between a famous heiress and an infamous crime lord has met with critical acclaim. Publishers Weekly says it “boasts plot twists galore” and that “Duran is at the pinnacle of her craft as she weaves together humor, forgiveness, and love in a flawlessly executed plot.” BookPage calls it “a smart love story, peopled with complex and absorbing characters.”

Meanwhile, one of our favorite authors in the genre, Sabrina Jeffries, says that this book “takes worn threads of old tropes…and weaves them into a lush tapestry with sophisticated, beautiful writing.” If you’re looking for your next romance, be sure to add Meredith Duran’s A Lady’s Code of Misconduct to your must-read list!


Meredith Duran

Meredith Duran

Meredith Duran is the author of ten previous novels, including The Duke of Shadows (winner of the 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

Duran 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.

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By Meredith Duran
400 pgs. Pocket Books. $7.99

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

One Response to Meredith Duran’s ‘A Lady’s Code of Misconduct’ Is Flawless [BOOK SPOTLIGHT]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    If you like historical novels set in Regency England, you’re going to love Meredith Duran’s A LADY’S CODE OF MISCONDUCT. Filled with plot twists, humor and sophisticated writing, find out why it is a must read for fans of the genre.

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