The Mad, Bad Duke

The Mad, Bad DukeMeagan Tavistock was helping a friend when they went to get a love spell. Meagan was told to keep the talisman by her friend and she soon finds that this talisman will work on the intended. She will be helpless to resist him even though resisting is the furthest thing from her mind, but once the spell wears off where will it leave her.

Alexander, the Grand Duke of Nvengaria, is on a mission given by Prince Damien. He is to watch the King of England but will soon be distracted when a love spell occurs and Meagan soon comes into his life. Alexander will find that he will also be discovering the other side of himself as the love spell triggers it.

The Mad, Bad Duke is the second book to the series Nvengaria by Jennifer Ashley. I wanted to remind myself what this series was about so re-read the first book. I had remembered the characters of Penelope and Damien but I didn’t remember all the details, so re-reading helped to get me back into this world of magic that the surrounds these characters. Ashley follows the same path from the first book to the second one. Magic plays a strong hand in the book as well as the creatures logosh who are magical but also thought as wild creatures.

The character Meagan is strong and fierce within the book but you could not tell that at first glance. She is more on the quiet side but will not shrink away from glares or gossip especially when it involves the man she loves, Alexander. I loved that what started this all was a love spell that was for a friend of hers. We find out more of the truth about the witch and find out who she paired up in the past with the same type of love spell. I was so happy that Meagan got the man she loved in the end. Alexander was fantastic but there was a hidden side, a more dangerous side if not controlled. It was interesting to read how he got that control and learn to cope.

What I found interesting was the logosh. Ashley does not call it shapeshifting but basically that is what happens as the logosh can look human but turn into a different form. It was an interesting way of writing about these creatures that was well done.


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