I have to say that when I read the "blurb" for this book which detailed the initial premise, I wasn't convinced this would be a book I'd like, principally because it sounded too implausible for my taste. But I read other reviews (all of them pretty good) and given it's selling for less than two quid on Amazon, I thought "why not?"
I'm pleased I gave it a go, because Miranda Davis is clearly a talented writer. Despite the rather odd circumstances that lead to the meeting of the hero and heroine (she arranges for his nether regions to be tattoed as revenge for his having disgraced her years before - although unfortunately, she's mistaken him for his older brother!) - this is an enjoyable, if somewhat predictable story that's well-told with a light touch and plenty of humour.
If I have a complaint - and it's really just a niggle - I think that the second half of the book failed to live up to the promise of the first half, as the story then settled into a rather well-trod path, with the Duke having fallen head-over-heels for Prudence, but neglecting to inform her of that fact. As a result, we're in "big misunderstanding" territory, where both protagonists long for each other, but her pride won't let her marry a man she believes doesn't love her, and he can't understand why she's not chomping at the bit!
That said though, it's all handled with humour and consistent characterisation, so I can forgive much!
"The Duke's Tattoo" is the first in a series of four, and I will definitely keep an eye out for the next one.