As headmistress of the Scarfield Academy for Young Ladies, Miss Charlotte Boscastle is tasked with keeping her charges free from notoriety. But when Charlotte’s diary goes missing, she can’t imagine having her most intimate secrets fall into the wrong hands.
Although the confessions in the diary he found spark his interest, the Duke of Wynfield has every intention of returning the journal. But when Gideon’s encounter with Charlotte takes on an unexpectedly passionate nature, his indiscretion causes a scandal that only marriage can cure…
What do you get when you take a lady of noble birth, with all of the dignity and respect she can deserve, with normal appetites and desires, and throw her together with a rake who inspires lustful dreams and frighteningly intense emotions? You get The Duchess Diaries, her book of lustful thoughts and musings that fill the pages of her diary and leads Gideon’s enemies on a merry chase to get their hands on it, in order to hurt him and hurt her.
But The Duchess Diaries is SO much more complex and deeper and more Jane Eyre and Brooding hero than I imagined it would be from the cover and from the description. I simply LOVED the Duchess Diaries. Its so sensual and exciting at the same time as it is sad, and there is so much loneliness between its pages. Its all about old pain and misconceptions and revenge and hope and its just amazingly well written.
Charlotte is such a great character, she is intelligent, super independent, amazingly put together, confident, and she knows exactly what she wants and how she can get it, yet she is still cognizant of her place and how to be distant when its necessary, how to fight for what she wants and yet still be able to let go when she needs to.
Its simply a wonderful novel and I LOVED it.