Tuesday, 4 April 2017

I dared the Duke - Anna Bennett

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? 

My thoughts:
I liked book 1 so I was curious to see how the next wilting wallflower got her man (oh, that name, what an ahole thing for a man to come up with and spread.)

Elizabeth becomes the companion of a dowager duchess. It's nice. Sure maybe she could get a better chance now when her sis married an earl, but Elizabeth is done with all that, and the name they were called.

I liked the duchess, I liked Elizabeth. They made a good team. And in comes the Duke. They argue, they banter (don't they always). She challenges him. He is annoyed and intrigued. And of course there is the drama. Someone wants him dead! Oh and he has issues from his childhood. So yes this is another pretty Duke, we already came to the conclusion they always are ;)

He fights of the attraction. She falls for him. And they lived happily ever after.

I so want a blurb for book 3 now, but they are none! So sad, I want to know who her other sis will end up with.

Conclusion:
A lovely romance.

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
The Wayward Wallflowers #2
Historical romance
Netgalley

34 comments:

Joyousreads said...

I love when they argue...and banter. :)

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe me too

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

This sounds fun...and what a pretty cover!

Geybie's Book Blog said...

I loved The Bronze Horseman series like crazy. I've been wanting to try another great historical romance. This sounds interesting. What are your favorite historical romance books? :)

Anyway, awesome review, as always. :)

LilyElement said...

Sounds like I'd enjoy it! :)

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

I would not put that series and this book anywhere close to each other, This is cute fluffy historical romance. No one ever gets hurts and everyone gets a duke.

While Bronze is more drama angst hurt, historical romantic fiction

So if you like that one then this one is not close

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds like a good story and that cover is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

That is one SERIOUSLY pink cover.

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe, true

Kathryn T said...

Sounds like a great romance, oh dear a wilting wallflower, what arrogance!

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oo I know he was naughty back in the day. But yummy now :D

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds fun!

Unknown said...

Great cover! Looks like a good story.

Blodeuedd said...

Idiot Duke

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe true

Chris said...

And the cover? ;)

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Pretty in pink!

Karen said...

Kind of predictable but sounds pretty good anyway.

For What It's Worth

Unknown said...

aww I love a good wallflower romance and I'll take the banter :D this sounds so much fun

Blodeuedd said...

Aren't they all

Blodeuedd said...

Wallflower and banter is the best mix

Carole Rae said...

SO MUCH PINK

Blodeuedd said...

PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINK

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I like the added suspense!

Blodeuedd said...

Suspense is always good

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

I need to read this soon! I really enjoyed her other books and like the sounds of the suspense. Glad you liked this!

Blodeuedd said...

I sure look forward to more

Jen Twimom said...

Oh those crazy Dukes!! (I just picked up another Duke book!)

Blodeuedd said...

hehe, dukes!

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