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Addicted to the Duke
An Imperfect Lords Novel
by Bronwen Evans
Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Historical Fiction , Romance
A lovestruck lady charms the duke of her dreams during an expedition on the high seas in this sexy, swashbuckling novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans.
Alexander Sylvester Bracken, Duke of Bedford, has a mission: sail to the Mediterranean and track down Lady Hestia Cary’s missing father. It is a straightforward task, but for two rather vexing complications. First, the sea holds painful memories; second, for her own safety, Hestia is to accompany him. As Alex battles the demons of his past, he must also resist Hestia’s surprisingly skillful attempts at seduction. After all, Alex has sworn to leave her untouched, and he intends to honor that vow—until he can properly ask the Earl’s blessing.
Ever since His Grace rescued Hestia from the arms of a Turkish pirate six long years ago, her heart has belonged to Alex. So when he agrees to help find her father, Hestia is thrilled. Although Alex tries to hide it, there’s passion in his eyes—and a frisson of desire in the air—whenever they meet. On board ship, miles from home, Alex won’t be able to deny her any longer. But with scoundrels lying in wait, she may not live to tell the tale of her conquest.
Look for the enchanting Disgraced Lords series from Bronwen Evans:
A KISS OF LIES | A PROMISE OF MORE | A TOUCH OF PASSION | A WHISPER OF DESIRE | A TASTE OF SEDUCTION | A NIGHT OF FOREVER
I have read almost every book this author has written and I usually have loved them.
This book, however is based on a completely different premise. It is most assuredly not my favorite. It is still well written even though I didn’t care for the basis of the storyline in this one.
Book #1 in this new series, Imperfect Lords, I hope for a more enjoyable story in the other books in this series coming sometime in 2018.
The twist to this story is that Alex has spent years fighting his opium addiction, while Hestia’s father forgives him for surviving what society at that time considered a fate worse than death.
Can this duke with an addictive personality kick his habits long enough to win the woman he loves? That is the question.
There is just too much violence and implied violence in this one for my taste.
We certainly know who the villain is but there are other evil characters in the underlying story.
I gave this book 3.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I don’t usually give a violence rating but will in this case. This story is heavy with violence so it gets a rating of 3.5 out of 5.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
About The Author:
USA Today Bestselling author, Bronwen Evans (Bron), loves story-telling – gobbling up movies, reading books and attending the theater. Her head is always filled with characters and stories, particularly lovers in angst. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer.
Bronwen attended Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand earning a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Administration, majoring in Marketing and Accounting. She was all set on building herself a business career (which she did along the way).
But life never turns out exactly as one thinks. After working for a few years in marketing roles within New Zealand financial institutions, she left for a 6 month overseas experience in London, England. She loved England. She spent several years living in London, using it as a base to be able to work and travel from. She visited all four corners of the world. Her most interesting trips were a camel safari in the Sahara, a trip through Russia, a safari through Africa with her mother, and three months in the Mediterranean.
It was while living and working in London she discovered the offices of Mills & Boon and the germ of an idea to embark on a romance writing career was born.
Almost eight years later, on her return to New Zealand, encouraged by a close friend battling a life-threatening illness, Bronwen finally started down the path to publication by joining RWA, The Beau Monde, RWAustralia and RWNZ.
Bronwen’s first manuscript, INVITATION TO RUIN, was completed late 2009, and was sold to Kensington Publishing early 2010, in a two book deal. Her debut novel, INVITATION TO RUIN, received a 4.5 star rating from RT Book Reviews and was nominated in the RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards – Best First Historical. Invitation to Ruin was also won the RomCon Readers Crown Best Historical 2012.
Bron’s since gone on to win the RomCon Readers Crown three times. Her first book in her Disgraced Lords series hit the USA Today bestsellers list and she has hit it several times since.
She lives in New Zealand in sunny Hawkes Bay with her two Cavoodles named Brandy and Duke.
Knights of the Swan
by C.C. Wiley
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Sworn to protect the crown, a Knight of the Swan must never surrender—not even to love . . .
Ordered never to leave the lonely tower on her family estate, Lady Clarice Margrave is suddenly set free when her home is plundered. Now she is determined to discover the truth behind her father’s alleged treason. But an act of daring only propels her into a new prison, with the very knight who destroyed her home as her keeper. Sir Ranulf, Lord of Sedgewic, is ruthless in his inquisition, though there is a searing tenderness in his touch. Is it possible her bold jailor is the Red Wolf of whom her father spoke—and the one man she might be able to trust?
As a knight, Ranulf never questions his troth, but his beautiful prisoner stirs his heart and mind like no other. Clarice is achingly vulnerable—and extremely closed-mouth about her possible ties to the plot against the king. Duty demands he keep his distance, though he yearns to take her to his bed and adore her until he discovers what lies within her heart. And he would—if he weren’t in danger of losing his own .
Look For Two More Books in This Series to Come:
- Knight Quests (Knights of the Swan #2) July 25, 2017
- Knight Treasures (Knights of the Swan #3) November 28, 2017
A Heart in Jeopardy
A Regency Mystery
by Holly Newman
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She risked her life for honor…
And risked her heart for love.
Bound by duty, torn by love …
Miss Leona Leonard had never attempted anything so daring before … disguising herself as a man and rescuing Lady Christiana Deveraux from kidnappers. But her heart beat even more wildly at the sudden appearance of Christiana’s uncle, the scandalously handsome Nigel Deveraux.
Sir Nigel, now indebted to this bold beauty who had risked her life, gallantly offered his protection. But Leona yearned for something deeper–and gracefully refused. Until danger forced her to seek sanctuary at Deveraux’s ancestral castle–where she discovered the passion beneath his honorable intentions … and the soul-searing desire that would flame into a breathtaking love!
That Wicked Harlot
A Steamy Regency Romance Book 2
by Georgette Brown
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Revenge is a dish best served hot…
In this steamy Regency romance, Darcy Sherwood holds her own among the cads and rakes who frequent the dubious gaming hall where she works. When she has the opportunity to exact revenge upon the family who wronged her sister, she intends to provide the arrogant Baron Broadmoor the biggest set-down of his life…by requiring him to be her suitor.
But when Lord Broadmoor begins to play his role too well, can she resist falling for the man she’s supposed to hate?
Radcliff Barrington, the Baron Broadmoor, has no intention of quietly submitting to Miss Sherwood—even if she does hold the deed that could ruin his family. He intends to turn the tables on Miss Sherwood. She must surrender the deed or surrender herself…
If you love Georgette Heyer, you’ll have fun with this super-sexy tribute to Faro’s Daughter!