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Duke with Benefits

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by Manda Collins

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Publisher’s Description:

LADY + DUKE = TRUE LOVE?

Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a burning passion for puzzles. When she learns that the library belonging to her benefactress houses the legendary Cameron Cipher—an encrypted message that, once solved, holds the key to great riches—Daphne is on the case. Unfortunately, her race to unlock the cipher’s code is continually thwarted by a deliciously handsome distraction she hadn’t counted on. . .and cannot resist.

Dalton Beauchamp, the Duke of Maitland, is curious as to why Daphne is spending so much time snooping around his aunt’s bookshelves. He’s even more intrigued by her bold yet calculating manner: She is unapologetic about her secret quest. . .and the fiery attraction that develops between them both. But how can they concentrate on solving a perplexing enigma once the prospect of true love enters the equation?

“Witty, sensual historical romance that will captivate readers.” —Romance Junkies

Duke with Benefits is the second in Manda Collins’ Studies in Scandal series set in Regency England.

“Readers who relish historical romances served up with a generous measure of dangerous intrigue and sizzling sensuality will definitely want to test drive this smartly crafted tale.” – Booklist

My Thoughts:

Duke With Benefits is book #2 in this relatively new series.
Lady Daphne Forsythe  is an extremely intelligent lady, but like most people who are close to genius she is very likely to say something that is inappropriate. She sticks her foot in her mouth quite often, most of the time not having any notion how inappropriate it is.
Dalton Beauchamps, Duke of Maitland wonders why this lovely lady is so interested in the contents of his deceased aunts bookshelves.
There must be something quite valuable hidden in those shelves since his aunt was murdered and now there has been another murder in Beauchamp
House.
What could possibly be valuable enough to insight two murders?
Can Dalton and Daphne get past her misconceptions and find a lasting love together?
This witty and highly sensual historical romance will make you laugh and hopeful that these two can find their way to a lasting love.
I gave this story 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual historical of 3.75 of 5 flames.
The sensual nature of this story is essential to Dalton and Daphne finding their way to each other.
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 book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

The Series To Date:

  • Ready Set Rogue
  • Duke With Benefits

 

 



Golden Chances

Borrowed Brides Book 1

by Rebecca Hagan Lee

Digital List Price: $3.99

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Can you borrow a bride for nine months without her stealing your heart?
A demure member of the Richmond Ladies Sewing Circle, Faith Collins certainly isn’t the type of lady who would answer an advertisement to bear a stranger’s child.

Wealthy Wyoming rancher Reese Jordan isn’t looking for a lady—or a bride. But when the dark-eyed beauty responds to his ad, he cannot resist offering her more than just a contract to provide him with an heir to his fortune.

As they travel west and struggle to guard their wounded hearts, Faith and Reese quickly discover just how easily business can turn to pleasure…and pleasure to love.

Book 1 of the BORROWED BRIDES Series, which includes Golden Chances, Harvest Moon, Something Borrowed, The Counterfeit Bride and Twice Blessed: A Borrowed Brides Novella

“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy.”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

“Golden Chances is delightful, warm, well-written…a ‘don’t miss’ read!”—Romantic Times

“A clever plot with true-to-life characters and plenty of emotion create a story that will touch your heart. Special enough to read in a single sitting.”—Rendezvous

“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur

“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times

“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure!”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author.

The Series:

  1. Golden Chances
  2. Harvest Moon
  3. Something Borrowed
  4. The Counterfeit Bride



Barely a Bride

Free Fellows League Book 1

by Rebecca Hagan Lee

Digital List Price: $3.99

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Can a lady tempt a Free Fellow to surrender his heart?
As a founding member of the Free Fellows League—a group of four gentlemen who signed a pledge to never wed when they were lads—Griffin, Viscount Abernathy, swears that he will put off marrying as long as possible. But when he is suddenly called off to war, he has no choice but to obey his father’s wishes and find a wife…

Just days later, he marries the lovely Lady Alyssa. For a man committed only to his freedom, she seems a perfect—and perfectly undemanding—bride. Intelligent and self-sufficient, Alyssa craves her independence just as much as Griffin loves his. But as the irresistible attraction between them flourishes with every look and touch, they discover there is something they desire even more than a loveless marriage of convenience—the passion they find in each other’s arms…

Book 1 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON)

Barely a Bride is wonderfully charming! A must have!”—Romance Reviews Today

“Superb!”—The Best Reviews

“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur

“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure! She warms my heart and touches my soul.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller

The Series:

  1. Barely a Bride
  2. Merely a Groom
  3. Hardly a Husband
  4. Truly a Wife
  5. A Bachelor Still

 



Fortune’s Flower

Passport to Romance Book 1

by Anthea Lawson

Digital List Price: $3.99

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A RITA finalist for Best First Book, full of wit, adventure, and plenty of passion!

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From USA Today, RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson comes this *SPICY* full-length Victorian romantic adventure full of wit, adventure, and plenty of passion!

Miss Lily Strathmore has made a desperate bargain. One last adventure abroad with her botanist uncle and his family, and then she will do as her parents bid and wed the proper (and boring) viscount her mother has selected as Lily’s ideal husband.

James Huntington is on a mission. Retrieve his grandfather’s lost journals from the wilds of Tunisia, and win the estate and fortune he so desperately needs. This quest will be the making of him–or his ruin.

Thrown together on a botanical expedition, James and Lily’s attraction is immediate, and impossible. Despite every reason to keep their distance, the two find themselves inexorably drawn together as they race to reach a hidden valley before their enemies can bring all their dreams crashing down.

Note: This title was formerly published as PASSIONATE by Kensington books. It has been revised by the author and republished under the original title of Fortune’s Flower.

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