Video Review: The Duke’s Guide To Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton

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Author: Megan Frampton

Series: Dukes Behaving Badly #1

Publisher: Avon

Genre: Historical Romance

Rating: 4 stars

Source: ARC

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Liner Notes

All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess?

When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and his reputation rightly earned. And his pursuit of her is nearly irresistible—but resist she must for the sake of her pupil.

As for the duke himself, it was bad enough when his unknown child landed on his doorstep. Now Lily, with her unassuming beauty, has aroused his most wicked fantasies—and, shockingly, his desire to change his wanton ways. He’s determined to become worthy of her, and so he asks for her help in correcting his behavior.

But Lily has a secret, one that, if it becomes known, could change everything . . .

 

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I forgot to point down there in the video – you know I love down there! My complete Romance@Random review is down there there…

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4 stars

Reading Order

Dukes Behaving Badly Series

The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior
When Good Earls go Bad: A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella
Put Up Your Duke

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TV Recap: Fall Television

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With a lot of my shows off the air for the American Thanksgiving or mid season break, I thought I would share with you some other regulars on my weekly PVR rotation. Some are new and have the potential to be keepers while others are quickly on their way to getting the axe.

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19681How to Get Away With Murder | ABC | Thursday Nights

When I heard Viola Davis was coming to home screens everywhere and Shonda Rhimes was partially involved in the project, it became an instant addition to my weekly list. Shonda Rhimes known for other shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Off the Map and Scandal, has a unique way of creating shows that reflect the world I live in. One filled with diversity and devoid of stereotypical caricatures. Sorry Tyler Perry! Viola Davis’s character plays a successful lawyer who is also a university professor, and she takes five students under her tutelage that assist her in cases and provides them with the practical knowledge they will need to succeed in the future. If you watch the show you may recognize the grown up likes of Alfred Enoch (Jean Thomas from the Harry Potter movies) who is sporting his best American accent. The show definitely pushes boundaries, I mean everybody is having sex in this show and it’s very hot.

HOMELAND (Season 4)Homeland | Showtime | Sunday Nights

I jumped into Homeland after the second season was completed on television. Started by the creators of 24, which featured fellow Canadian Keifer Sutherland, I just had to check it out. At the time the show and ensemble cast had won a slew of Golden Globes and Emmy Awards and only fuelled my need to see what the fuss was all about. Now in it’s fourth season, it just keeps getting better and better. The focus remains on the CIA’s involvement in fighting terrorist crimes against America and Claire Dane who plays Carrie Mathison, an imbalanced CIA agent, who will do anything for her country is consistently great in this role. She is definitely a bad mama jama. It’s full of action and suspense and will consistenly have you on the edge of your seat. I LOVE THIS SHOW!

scandal-abcScandal | ABC | Thursday Nights

You have to be living under a rock not to know about the show Scandal. This is another one of Shonda Rhimes creations which features a strong black woman, played by the gorgeous Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope) who is a fixer in the political world of Washington DC. A politician accidentally murders his wife…you’ll call Olivia Pope. A wife is caught cheating on husband with potential scandal hitting the media… you’ll call Olivia Pope. The President’s Chief of Staff is tapped having sex with a male prostitute…who you gonna call? Olivia Pope. I love the idea of having two very hot men fighting for Olivia’s affection, especially when one is a man that holds the highest position in the country. As exciting as this show’s portrayal of this world is, it often can be very campy. Olivia Pope flip-flops between both men and I often find the actors a little over the top. I’m hoping to muscle through the rest of the season but there is a strong chance this will fall of the PVR queue.

red-band-society-foxRed Band Society | Fox Networks | Wednesday Nights

Okay! A show that features the life of sick kids in a hospital definitely gets the pullonyourheartstings stamp of approval. But it doesn’t quite deliver on any real emotion and focuses more on the drama amongst the children, which I find absolutely BORING. I barley read YA so there is no way I can continue to watch this show. The only good part is the role that Octavia Spencer plays and she needs to get her ass off this show and mossy on over to How to Get Away with Murder and reunite with her pal Viola Davis…just sayin.

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The Newsroom | HBO | Sunday Nights

You have to be a huge fan of quick-witted dialogue to enjoy a show as The Newsroom. Aaron Sorkin has produced and written for critically-acclaimed shows and movies such as The West Wing, Moneyball and The Social Network and more recently attached to writing for the new Jobs movie, depicting the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs. The show now in its third and final season features a complex newsanchor played by Jeff Daniels and his challenges with dealing with his staff when they all decide not to work for him. You get a clever insight to the behind the scenes operations of a newsroom while using real events as a platform for the stories that are told. This show has a great cast of people and I highly recommend it for your viewing pleasure.

 blackish-black-ish-tracee-ellis-ross-anthony-anderson-glamazons-blog-4Black-ish | ABC | Wednesday Nights

If you love Modern Family and the quips it brings to the screen you’ll likely enjoy black-ish. It’s funny and focuses on a lot of the tropes surrounding a black successful family but the concepts are quite relatable regardless of race. I simply love it. It’s cool to see Laurence Fishburne in a more comedic role. Who would of thought Morpheus had a funny bone.

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The Affair | ShowTime | Sunday Nights

The Affair is definitely my favourite find this fall season. It plays out with a load of suspense as it provides dual perspectives of an affair that takes place over the summer time in Montauck. The viewers get the perception that a crime has been committed as we gradually watch the dual views unfold as the affair plays out.  The show will definitely keep you guessing as more and more of the story is revealed every week. You’ll also find yourself questioning the mental stability of both characters. This is another show with a great cast.

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Sons of Anarchy | FX Network | Tuesday Nights

Need I say more? Check out my weekly recaps of the show every Wednesday afternoon here on the blog. With only two episodes left I’m not sure what will fill this void in a month but it does make me sad to think about the end of one of the grit ties shows on television. If you haven’t watched this show you need to get on it, stat!

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The Fall | BBC America or Bravo | Wednesday Nights 

I originally stumbled on the first season of this show on Netflix and was surprised that it featured Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan (Future Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades Movies). I was definitely motivated by curiosity to see the potential of this former model and boy was I surprised. The Fall is a psychological thriller that follows the investigation of a serial murder/rapist played convincingly by Dornan. The show is based in Belfast and Anderson’s character is brought in to help out with the case. It’s methodically slow in it’s pacing but the acting is superb. I’m a huge fan of a lot of shows hosted by the BBC and this one is no exception. For any of you that had fears of Dornan’s acting ability, don’t, because he is really good.

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