Booklist Online, September 20, 2010 Review of the Day
He has to be going mad. That is the only explanation James Lambert St. Maur Thurston Tremont, the Duke of Parkerton, can come up with that would explain why he agreed to work for Elinor Sterling, the second dowager Lady Standon. After mistaking James for the Duke of Hollindrake’s man of business, Elinor proceeds to hire him as her new matchmaker. While Elinor already has come up with her own list of potential husbands ––all dukes and nothing but dukes––she wants James to vet the candidates. For some maddening reason, James finds himself accepting the task, but what is even more vexing is that his name isn’t even on the list. Well, James is just going to have to do something about that! Readers will have to be mad themselves not to fall in love with Boyle’s latest impeccably crafted romance. Featuring a captivating cast of engaging characters, a romance fueled by an abundance of sexy chemistry, and irresistibly witty writing, Mad about the Duke is an absolute delight.— John Charles
Congratulations to Julia Quinn! Quinn’s book, What Happens In London, has won the 2010 RITA for Best Regency Historical Romance. The purpose of the RITA contest is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas. The award itself is a golden statuette named after Romance Writers of America’s first president, Rita Clay Estrada, and has become the symbol for excellence in published romance fiction.