About WHY DO DUKES FALL IN LOVE?
Why do dukes fall in love?
Michael, the Duke of Hadlow, has the liberty of enjoying an indiscretion . . . or several. But when it comes time for him to take a proper bride, he ultimately realizes he wants only one woman: Edwina Cheltam. He’d hired her as his secretary, only to quickly discover she was sensuous and intelligent.
They embark on a passionate affair, and when she breaks it off, he accepts her decision as the logical one . . . but only at first. Then he decides to pursue her.
Michael is brilliant, single-minded, and utterly indifferent to being the talk of the ton. It’s even said his only true friend is his dog. Edwina had begged him to marry someone appropriate–—someone aristocratic . . . someone high-born . . . someone else. But the only thing more persuasive than a duke intent on seduction is one who has fallen irrevocably in love.
Now enjoy this interview with Megan.
Tell us about yourself.
I live in Brooklyn, NY, with my husband and 17 year-old son. I never tan, I love to dance, and I have close to twenty maxi dresses.
What three things about you might surprise your readers?
- I secretly prefer 2005’s Pride and Prejudice to the iconic 1995 one (because Matthew MacFadyen, yo).
- I do my best writing when I enter what I call “the fugue state,” where I barely know what I’m typing.
- I actually think in circularities like so many of my heroines.
Is there a genre(s) that you think “I might like to write one of those.”?
All of them? Actually, I don’t know that I’d be any good at contemporary, but I love all romance genres.
Tell us about WHY DO DUKES FALL IN LOVE?
It’s the story of an extremely intelligent duke matching wits with his extremely intelligent female secretary.
Where did the idea for the storyline come from?
I wanted to write about a widow, since I’ve done so many virginal heroines. I thought about the freedom a widow would have, and what it would be like for a poor widow out on her own with a child to support. And then I thought about a duke who would give my heroine a chance at survival without having to sell herself.
What do you think readers will like/love about Michael and Edwina?
Their respective keen intelligence, and how she doesn’t let him get away with any s**t.
What was your favorite scene from the book?
The one at the railroad exhibit, where Michael and Gertrude, Edwina’s six year-old daughter, share a geeking out moment over train engines.
Who are some of your book boyfriends? What draws you to them?
SO MANY! I love dominant, ruthless heroes such as Moning’s Barrons, Balogh’s Wulfric, and KJ Charles’s Mason. I also love damaged heroes, men who know they are vulnerable and work desperately to hide that–until the heroine unpeels the layers of pain.
If you had to pick a favorite cocktail of choice, what would it be? (It can be non-alcoholic too)
A Negroni, heavy on the Campari.
What’s next for you?
A new series! Loosely (very loosely) based on Pride and Prejudice and with a nearsighted heroine and a very tall hero.
About MEGAN FRAMPTON
Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women’s fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son. You can visit her website at www.meganframpton.com. She tweets as @meganf, and is at facebook.com/meganframptonbooks.