To Lure a Proper Lady

Ashlyn Macnamara

Macnamara, Ashlyn; To Lure a Proper Lady
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication date: 29-Mar-2016
Date Finished: 22-Feb-2016
Format: Kindle
Pages: 266
Series: Duke-Defying Daughters (#1)
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ISBN: 9781101967843
Source: Netgalley
Rating:4-5 stars3 flames

“When Lady Elizabeth Wilde and her sisters are summoned once again to their chronically anxious father’s deathbed, she’s shocked to find that his worries are at last justified. He’s terribly ill, and Lizzie suspects poison. But when she seeks help from the Bow Street Runners, her request is answered by a rough-hewn rogue known only as Dysart. Though his irreverent charm by turns shocks and captivates her, a man of Dysart’s background is an altogether inappropriate choice for a duke’s daughter—isn’t he?

Although Dysart has his reasons to disdain polite society, the promise of supplemental income from a noble’s coffers is too tempting to deny. But if Dysart means to apprehend the culprit who poisoned the duke, he’ll need to avoid any and all distractions—like the delicious swish of Lady Elizabeth’s hips. Yet as the investigation begins to unearth secrets he’d rather remain hidden, Dysart must decide at a moment’s notice whether to hold Elizabeth at arm’s length . . . or pull her dangerously close.” -Goodreads


I love this historical romance! It is one of the best I’ve read in awhile! I felt that it was a refreshing break from the typical historical romance storyline. The male protagonist’s secret past and how everything comes together for the couple is wonderful. Despite this wonderfulness, a fault of this genre is the resolution. I don’t know why romance authors are in such a hurry to get to the happily ever after. I was left with a lot of questions as to how the couple will live after marriage. Another aspect of this novel I felt needed improvement was the integration of the secret antagonist into the story. It was almost as if he had been tacked on. I do recommend this novel though, it will be released at the end of March.



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