MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
I Dared the Duke
A Wayward Wallflowers Novel (Book #2)
by Anna Bennett
St. Martin’s Press /St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: April 04, 2017
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DARE TO FALL IN LOVE
Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, is known throughout the ton for three things: the burn scars on his neck, his ornery disposition, and the trail of broken hearts behind him. None of which would concern Miss Elizabeth Lacey in the least—if she weren’t living under his roof. As his grandmother’s companion, Beth is all too concerned with the moody and compelling duke. Incensed by his plans to banish the sweet dowager duchess to the country, Beth refuses to do his bidding. If Alex wants her help, he’s going to have to take her dare…and grant her three wishes.
Alex adores his grandmother, which is precisely why she must leave. A string of unfortunate incidents has him worried for the safety of everyone around him—including the dowager’s loyal and lovely companion, Beth. But the notorious wallflower isn’t as meek as she appears, and as their battle of wills heats up, so does Alex’s desire. He’s dangerously close to falling in love with her…and revealing secrets he’d rather keep hidden. How can he convince her that his darkest days are behind him—and that, for the first time in forever, his heart is true?
I Dared the Duke continues Anna Bennett’s Regency-era romance series, The Wayward Wallflowers.
This is the second book I have read by this new author and book #2 of the series.
It is a well written book with a brooding hero and an unlikely heroine.
Our Hero is scarred and there seems to be someone who wants him dead.
Our heroine is a wallflower who thinks herself unlikely to marry so she becomes the companion of our hero’s grandmother.
Our hero loves his grandmother dearly and since his life is in danger he thinks to put her out of reach of any likely assassin.
Can these two find their happily ever after together?
This book is well written with many surprising twists. The storyline is a good one and the characters are well developed.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I have reviewed voluntarily.
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