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Peek Inside Accidentally Compromising the Duke

Lady Adeline Hays has one night to change her fate. Tomorrow, her engagement to a cruel, despicable earl will be announced. With the help of a trusted friend, she plans to be caught in a compromising situation with a man whose suit her father rejected

Accidentally Compromising the Duke

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England, 1817. Miss Adeline Hays is out of options. Determined to escape marriage to a repugnant earl, Adeline plans to deliberately allow herself to be caught in a compromising position at a house party with the much kinder man she’d hoped to marry. Instead, Adeline accidentally enters the wrong chamber and tumbles into the bed of the mad duke.

Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton, is seeking a wife to care for his two daughters. A young lady of sensibilities, accomplishment, and most importantly, one he is not attracted to—a complete opposite of the bewitching beauty who traps him into marriage. But despite the lust he feels for his new duchess, Edmond is resolved to never allow them intimacy, refusing to ever again suffer the tormenting loss of a loved one.

Each book in the Wedded by Scandal series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Accidentally Compromising the Duke
Book #2 Wicked in His Arms
Book #3 How to Marry a Marquess
Book #4 When the Earl Met His Match


"Loved this book!! I could not put it read sitting for me!" -Sissy's Romance Book Review For You

"Ms. Reid's story of loss, love, laughter and healing is all that I look for when reading romance and deserving of a 5 star review." --Isha C., Hopeless Romantic

"You can't put this one, sweet, romantic, steamy..." -Reviews of a Book Maniac

"If the first book in the series is this good, I can't wait for the rest!" -Romantic Reads and Such

"This book was so addictive, I did not put it down since I started reading..." -Megan, Goodreads

"Loved it! Absolutely loved Edmond and Adel." -Amira, Goodreads

"...engrossing right from the very first pages..." -Monique, Goodreads

"The more you read, the more you have to read..." -AnnMarie, Goodreads

"...definitely looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the series." -Katrina, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633756533
Series: Wedded by Scandal, Book 1
Release Date: May 30, 2016
Page Count: 283
Imprint: scandalous
Genre: historical, historical regency
Tropes: marriage of convenience

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By Stacy July 10, 2018

Accidentally Compromising the Duke is the first book in my new series Wedded by Scandal. I was lazing on the couch with my head in hubby's lap watching Pride and Prejudice for the gazillion time, and I said, "Poor Jane, she is so in love with Mr. Bingley. I would have just compromised him instead of ...more

By Jessica August 13, 2020

The second I read this synopsis, I knew I had to read it. I love a plot about a woman seeking out being ruined to save her from an unfavorable marriage. In this one, though, she goes into the room OF THE WRONG MAN and is ruined by the "mad duke" instead of the guy she actually wanted to marry instea ...more

By Melanie April 18, 2018

4.5 STARS!

Anticipation and nerves cascaded through her in equal measure at the notion of acting in a manner that was improper, potentially ruinous, and without any doubt, utterly scandalous.
LOVED it!!!

Lady Adeline has decided that drastic measures are in order. Not only does her father ...more

By Somia February 15, 2020


Edmond Elias Alastair Rochester, the Duke of Wolverton, is in need of a wife or more accurately he is in need of a mother for his two young daughters. Miss Adeline Hays, in contrast is trying to do all she can to not be forced in to a marriage with an abusive and horrid nobleman, her fathe ...more

By Saint Monique June 18, 2019

5 'compromising' stars

Edit: I don’t know why I originally rated this book 4,5 stars. It is absolutely brilliant, so I'm changing my rating to 5 ⭐

This is my first read by Stacy Reid. I added this book because of that awesome title (and the cover is gorgeous too *chuckling*), but I have no idea why it ...more

I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'Accidentally Compromising the Duke' by Stacy Reid is book one in the "Wedded by Scandal" series. This is the story of Adeline Hays and Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton.
Adel is on the marriage mart and sh ...more

By Books Just 4 Me March 29, 2020

In order to avoid a marriage to a lecherous man, Adeline comes up with a plan to compromise herself with someone more suitable. Unfortunately, she went in the wrong room and became discovered with the an elusive duke. This was such a good book! Adeline, was a willful, strong heroine. Edmond tried to ...more

By Viri August 01, 2020

Es un libro 5 estrellas?


Se las voy a dar?

Jajaja es de esos libros que tu sabes que no van a cambiar tu vida pero que no sabías que necesitabas leer hasta que lo hiciste.

Entretiene, divierte, emociona y más. La verdad no hay nada que no me gustara así que le regalo mi ...more

By Grecia August 05, 2020

Este libro tiene todo lo que a mí me gusta.
Un Duque, frío, torturado.
Single Dad
Y un matrimonio por conveniencia.

No tengo nada malo que decir de él, es todo lo que necesitaba.

By MG February 12, 2020

This book is currently (2/12/2020) on sale for $0.99 - I highly recommend!!

4.5 stars

This is another one of my faves that I had to re-read (I am on a re-reading steamy HRs tear in case you hadn't noticed!)....

Adel is desperate to avoid being wed to a horrible older m ...more

By Carvanz November 29, 2018

I’m not a fan of the dead spouse trope so I’ve put this book off for a long time. When it came up on a reading challenge I bit the bullet and jumped in, hoping to just get it over with. However, I actually enjoyed it. The problem for me with dead spouses is the sense that the heroine is second best. ...more

Audio 4 Stars
Story 3.5 Stars ...more

By Mahima July 24, 2020

4.75 ⭐
This was a new set of series by my favourite Stacy Reid.
It's the scandalous series where hero and heroine both does something really unacceptable or unapprovable by the ton or society. I actually like the idea of going against the society as people at that time weren't nice to everyone instea ...more

By Firstpella June 26, 2016

What a great surprise, a new author to keep an eye on thanks to the first book in a series that is typical historical romantica with that necessary smex, angst, & impossible to explain but when it's done right H/h connection that works - all found here.
The telling is a little too choppy at times wi ...more

By Jacqueline's Reads August 14, 2018

4 Stars

I was sucked in by the blurb and to my delight the Stacy Reid delivered. I’ve been in a historical romance binge and was looking for a new author.

Accidentally Compromising the Duke is a good read. It has a hero with a dark past and a Heroine willing to do anything to get herself out of a pric ...more

By Meghan Lloyd May 10, 2016

This book was so addictive, I did not put it down since I started reading. I blame you, Stacy Reid, for the circles I am sure to have under my eyes in the morning.

The story begins with Adeline, our heroine, who is desperately trying to avoid marriage to the Earl of Vale. In seeking to escape such a ...more

By Kimberly February 10, 2017

My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

When Adeline’s father and stepmother put her in an awful situation by promising her to an abusive earl, she has two choices: submit to her family’s wishes or take a chance and secure her future with a man she actually l ...more

By Erika ♥OwlwaysReading♥ February 25, 2017

Overall Rating → 4.5 STARS
Price is Right? → (view spoiler)
Love Triangle? → (view spoiler)
Cheating? → (view spoiler)
Angst Level: High, Medium, Low → (view spoiler)
Heat/Language Level: Rated G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17 → (view spoiler)
HEA → (view spoiler)
Page Turner? → yes
Would I recommend? → yes
Would I re-read? → ...more

By Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb" June 22, 2016

After plotting an planning with her friend Evie Adeline Hays enters the Edmond Elias Rochester Duke of Wolverton's bed chambers. Adeline/Adel thins she is entering the chamber of Mr. James Atwood, who has been courting her. Adel's father won't allow the match. Instead has betroth her to the disgusti ...more

By Amira May 10, 2016

I am already salivating to have this book in my hand! The title sounds so yummy!

Update: Loved it! Absolute loved Edmond and Adel. The build up of their relationship was so good. Full review to come


By Rachel K March 28, 2018

I have a love/hate thing for the dead spouse trope. I secretly love it, but it's really hard to find one I like because it's a tricky trope to get around. On one hand, I want the heroine to be the true love of the hero's life. But I'd also be pissed if he dismissed his late wife like she really didn ...more

By JP June 04, 2020

I thought this was very good! It was an audiobook for me and I’m giving the narrator a lot of credit here. She was excellent! I loved the way the story was told. Even if it wasn’t a “clean” historical romance. This author did an excellent job and I’ve already started book 2.
I’d like to point ou ...more

By Katherine July 24, 2018

Its a very simple, warm romance - pretty short I must say, at 250 pages or so. The heroine was adorable and the hero was yummy (even if he did wallow quite a bit). Even the secondary characters were all very nice and accepting. The story line was simple with no major drama, angst or anything. Overal ...more

By Noura September 20, 2016

I love it!

Review to come.

The story started off a bit bumpy to me - you have young society miss, Adeline, who's being forced by her father to marry a titled pervy older man, Lord Vale. She's desperate enough to escape her dubious marriage arrangement with him that she agreed to a highly scandalous p ...more

By Joan September 07, 2019

I loved this book! The heroine, Adel is in one hell of a conundrum. Her father has remarried, only 16 months following Adel’s mother death and with a very insubstantial dowry no male has offered for Adel except the non-titled and modest means, Mr. James Atwood. Adel’s father has rejected Mr. Atwood’ ...more

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Stacy Reid

About the author

Stacy Reid

Stacy is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves romance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with her love, Dusean Nelson.

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