Jason and Felicity ' s story from childhood to finding each other is a very good romance. This novel is just about perfect with great characters - storyline - humor. There were a few spots where the author described the music, art, and other interests of the Duke that I found a little boring - music is best listened to and art seen as opposed to talking about.
Disclaimer: I received a ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Let me preface this review by saying that I am usually a an of Gaelen Foley's writing style. Her darker novels, such as the Knight's Miscellany series, are some of my favourites...but that said, I was expecting a bit more from this novel.
The novel starts off with some great world-building, which is true of most of Ms. Foley's works, but the hero was a point of contention for me..The love affair between Felicity and Jason was fast-paced and I would have liked the story to slow down a bit to let us engage with the characters more. Jason was not the most ideal hero and he needed more screen time to become sympathetic enough for the reader to believe he was truly in love with Felicity. On the other hand, while Felicity was an engaging heroine, I would have liked to read about her "falling in love" with Jason rather than this being a matter-of-fact reality.
However, I am excited to read more about the secondary characters in this story. While Jason may not have been my favourite hero in historical romance, he was surrounding by a cast of scene-stealing characters that I would like to see further developed in the coming novels.
That said, though it was not my preference, I would recommend DUKE OF SCANDAL to anyone that likes fast-paced romances and more scandalous heroes.