I am powering through the remainder of The Power of the Matchmaker series. I am hoping to finish reading this one tonight so I can meet my goal of reading five books this month!
Synopsis ~ I Dared the Duke by 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?
London, July 1818
Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, was known throughout the ton for three things: the horrific burn scars on his neck, his distinctly ornery disposition and his undisputed skill at .. that is, his innate ability to…er, a certain knack for pleasing –
Beth’s heart beat frantically, but she ignored the men as she continued down the gravel path. They were just drunken boys, she told herself. A nuisance, but hardly dangerous. [Loc 869]
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