As the Devil Dares
Capturing the Carlisles #3
“When playing a game of wits, never ever go up against the woman they call the Hellion . . .
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD…
Whether it’s business or pleasure, Lord Robert Carlisle never backs down from a dare. But finding a husband for scandalous Mariah Winslow? It’s one challenge he instantly regrets accepting. Even with all his connections—and rakish charms—Robert will have to use every trick in the book to marry off a woman with no dowry and no sense of decorum…no matter how stunningly beautiful she is.
Mariah Winslow has no intention of being a pawn in Lord Robert’s game. She knows he agreed to play matchmaker only to secure a partnership in her father’s shipping company, a partnership that’s rightfully hers. For now, though, she’ll dress for the elegant balls he throws and dance with the eligible bachelors he chooses. But she won’t be outwitted by the devil himself—no matter how tempting and irresistible she finds him.”
What I love about historical romances is that even if the book in the middle, or end in this case, of a series, that book can still standalone. This is the third book in the Capturing the Carlisles series and while I have read both the first and second book, it has been too long for me to remember any specifics. I had trouble putting this book down (with grad school my reading has been limited to about an hour before bed) and stayed up too late a couple time this week as a result of this book.
Robert is the perfectly flawed hero with a penchant for business. I found this unique as usually members of the ‘ton’ do not actually work, just live off the work of others. He meshed perfectly with the Hellion, Mariah. The heroine is such a passionate character, who has great friends. I would love to see a book about Mariah’s friend Hugh Whitby, who seems like one who’d make an adorably awkward hero.
Overall I definitely recommend this romance, it was everything I want in a romance and more.
About the Author
“I fell in love with historical romances and all things Regency—and especially all those dashing Regency heroes—while living in England, where I spent most of my time studying the Romantic poets, reading Jane Austen, and getting lost all over the English countryside.
When I read my first Regency romance in 2012, I was hooked and longed to create my own independent and spirited heroines and dashing heroes. The best part of writing historical romances is falling into history—to live in the world of Regency England through my characters, with dazzling balls, beautiful dresses, and gorgeous houses that I would otherwise never be able to experience. I love the period’s rich history and find that all those rules of etiquette and propriety can be worked to the heroine’s advantage…if she’s daring enough to seize her dreams.”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.