A Lady's Code of Misconduct (Rules for the Reckless, Book 5) by Meredith Duran (My Review + A Reckless Reward Giveaway!)

Fifth in the Rules for the Reckless Series
By Meredith Duran
Pocket Books
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
ISBN: 9781501139024
Price: $7.99
About the book: 
USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran’s A LADY’S CODE OF MISCONDUCT is the fifth sizzling novel in the Rules for the Reckless series—a sexy and evocative Regency romance between a famous heiress and an infamous crime lord.


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...

Meet 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.

My Thoughts:
I hate social media at this point in the year. There's so much back and forth and arguing over politics on my Facebook timeline, it makes me want to give up the Internet altogether. You'd think a book with politics as part of the plot would have me running for the hills, but thankfully Meredith Duran and her A Lady's Code of Misconduct are anything but nerve wracking! In fact, I've reread this delightful historical romance twice in three months--an ARC in December and my finished copy just yesterday! Lies, corruptions, and scandal all play a huge role in this story, but thankfully love takes center stage.

Jane Mason is an heiress, but only if she finds a husband. Her conniving uncle is trying his hardest to ensure that Jane's fortune doesn't fall out of reach of his greedy palms. Crispin Burke is a stubborn, ambitious man, one who has Jane completely befuddled. Is he hard-hearted, cruel, and conniving, albeit handsome as sin? Could he be a way out? Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Jane must decide who to trust with her heart and her fortune.

I don't think I've ever read a romance with quite as much political intrigue that was actually fun! Of course, when you throw in a little amnesia, it gets real. It's all a bit to take in, but somehow, it works!

This story is suspenseful, but most importantly really romantic. I was somewhat annoyed by the "castle" scene at the very end, it came off as over-the-top. Still, Jane and Crispin are two of my favorite characters of all I've been introduced to on the page this year.

A Lady's Code of Misconduct is my first story by Meredith Duran, but it certainly won't be my last. If you like a steamy romance every once in a while, log off of social media and get thee to your nearest library and request this book!

~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

My Giveaway:

A Reckless Reward!

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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.

Sunday, February 26th

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Tuesday, February 28th
Toot’s Book Reviews – Feature

Wednesday, March 1st

Thursday, March 2nd
Dirty Girl Romance - Spotlight
Bookhounds – Q&A

Friday, March 3rd
Night Owl Reviews – Author Guest Post

Saturday, March 4th

Sunday, March 5th

Monday, March 6th
Reading Frenzy – Spotlight
Bookish - Giveaway

Tuesday, March 7th
Bookworm2bookworm – Spotlight, Excerpt, and Review
Celtic Lady’s Reviews – Spotlight

Wednesday, March 8th
Fresh Fiction - Spotlight

Thursday, March 9th

Friday, March 10th

Happy Reading!


  1. Excellent review of this romance, Renee. And thank you for hosting this fabulous, generous giveaway! :)

    1. I have added a link to this giveaway to my blog's sidebar.

    2. Thank you for adding that to your blog!

  2. Historical Regency and Medieval are my favorite.

    1. Oooo I love Regency! I like medieval too, but sadly haven't read much of that in recent months.

  3. Lately I've been enjoying second chance romances:)

  4. Historical romance is my favorite, regency in particular. Rose

  5. Historical and contemporary romances are equal favorites for me.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Cheryl! I don't read as many contemporary stories as Id like to! Are there any titles you recommend?

  6. My favorite romance sub-genre is historical. Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  7. I loved this book. I received both a paperback and Digital ARC to read and review. My blog is part of today's tour stops.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Brenda! This was such a fun tour!

  8. Historical romance is my favorite, also.

  9. I read a variety, but historical is my favorite!

    1. Same here Glenda! I'm always on the lookout for more historicals!

  10. Mine is PNR, with historical as my second favorite.

    1. Paranormals are fun! However, I have to say my first experience with the genre was Twilight. :-P

  11. historical or thriller are both good.

    1. Oooo!!! Thrillers! I can't remember the last time I read a thriller. Are there any you recommend?


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