Duke of Scandal (Moonlight Square, Book 1)

Romance is in the air at Moonlight Square ~ Regency London’s most exclusive address!

Jason Hawthorne, the Duke of Netherford, made it clear to the young, lovesick Felicity Carvel long ago that nothing could ever happen between them. He has earned his reputation as the Duke of Scandal–and she’s his best friend’s little sister. For honor’s sake, he vows to stay away from the lovely innocent. But six years of the wealthy libertine’s life have left Jason empty and jaded, while Felicity has blossomed into a strong, beautiful woman, ripe for love and marriage.

When a sudden windfall makes her one of the most sought-after heiresses in London, chased all over Town by fortune-hunters, Jason knows he must keep the rogues at bay until her brother returns from his dangerous mission abroad. Unfortunately, the scandalous attraction between them has only grown to a searing intensity. Deep down, Felicity still wants Jason for her own. But after getting her heart broken once before by Naughty Netherford, does she dare attempt to play with fire again–and this time, can Jason resist?


“Enchanting, intriguing, fun.” ~Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“Delectably entertaining, lusciously sensual… an irresistible author.” ~Booklist

“One of the finest adventure/romance authors does it again. Foley never sacrifices character or romance while whisking readers away on fast-paced escapades…and giving them a glorious deep-sigh read.” ~Kathe Robin, Senior Reviewer, RT Book Reviews

“Once again, Foley delivers an irresistible Regency romance filled with adventure, rich period details, intrigue, love and humor.” ~Night Owl Reviews

“There are some romance authors whose novels pretty much guarantee a good old-fashioned, joyful read. One such author is Gaelen Foley… Foley’s storytelling is consistently entertaining–and her lovers so warm and attractive–that it’s easy to get lost in the romance. And that’s the best gift a writer of happily-ever-after love stories can give her readers.” ~Lifetime TV Books blog

“Huge talent.” ~Romance Reviews Today

(Regency Historical Romance / Sensual / 75,000 words)

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  1. Terrible I preordered this book some time ago hoping that Ms Foley would produce a new series up to her old standards (Lord of Fire, Lord of Ice etc). Unfortunately very quickly in, I realised that I was going to thoroughly dislike the book. Already in the first scenes where the H and h meet again, the h sees the 2 prostitutes the H has spent the night with in his house. Aside from the problems I had with the story itself, I found that the author filled pages with background filler scenes. It felt like…

  2. Auto-buy bites the dust It’s hard to imagine that this is the same the author of wonderful books like Lord of Fire and Lord of Ice. I hate to be mean spirited but this book and the preceding novella are just terrible. I purchased them because I thought Foley was going back to the style of her Knight’s Family Series. Not so. This historical romance not only has an unredeemable man-whore hero and a complete idiot for a heroine but literally overflows with contemporary dialogue. Too bad. Another previously auto-buy…

  3. Not actively offensive or anything… I was disappointed in the quality of the writing and in the boring plot. Spoilers ahead: the hero has a checkered past, a poor understanding of birth control, and was never loved by his parents. The heroine know most of that going in, is cool with it, and is immediately ok with any new secrets he reveals. The dialogue was cringeworthy, and the saucy heroine was not sexy at all with her cutesy endearments that made me think of a woman wearing an appliqué sweatshirt for some reason. The…

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