I Dared the Duke
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 ...more
I Dared the Duke…and I liked it.
I’ve made my feelings known on the overabundance of Duke’s in historical romance but I’ll make an allowance this time because I liked this Duke. I Dared the Duke was a perfect example of why I love reading historical romance. It wouldn’t hurt to mention up front that this wasn’t something new. I’ve read numerous books with similar characters and storylines, but, I do believe that the author gets it right in this case. I got exactly what I wanted and hoped for...a ...more
I Dared the Duke is the second novel in Anna Bennett's debut Wayward Wallflowers series. I have not read the first ...more
Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire has quite a reputation for leaving satisfied and broken hearted women behind him. Most women fall as his feet, but Miss Elizabeth Lacey is not impressed. His moody and grouchy personality together with his wish to banish his sweet grandmother to the country has not made Beth think any better of him. And he wants Beth’s help in getting her to agree. But as his grandmother’s companion, and her fondness of her, Beth wants only what is best for the dowager...more
While reading the book I was asking myself: Is it really enough just to stand up to someone in order for him to notice and appreciate you?
And I kept asking myself this all through it!
Here, the answer is a resounding YES!!!
Beth stands up to Alex constantly! She even blackmails him to bend him to her will! LOL
And Alex falls, hook, line and sinker! ;)
But, while everybody thought Alex a mean bastard, I got the ...more
Literally from the first page I was pulled right in to the story. After several accidents that almost kill him, Alex the Duke of Blackshire resolves to find out who, if anyone, is out to end him. With a reputation for being a rake of the highest order, he isn't short on enemies. Coming home to pack up his grandmother ...more
The characters in this book were both interesting and pretty well developed. Elizabeth was fierce, and I really liked that about her. She stood up for herself and didn't let the Duke walk all over her, which lead to some great banter between the two of them. The Duke, Alex, was ...more
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
Happy sigh? Yes, yes. *happy sigh*. Once again Bennett delivered a delightfully enchanting romance that left me smiling and totally enamored with the characters she brought to life.
I Dared the Duke. A grumpy scarred duke versus his doting granny and her fiery young companion. Basically Alex has some sort of danger tailing after him and has decided his granny isn't safe in Town and needs to retire to the country for a ...more
Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, has reason to believe someone is out to kill him after recently suffering a number of accidents. These incidents have him worried for the safety of those closest to him and he decides to have his grandmother moved to the safety of his country estate. When Alex arrives at her residence ...more
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Beth is the new companion to the grandmother of the Duke of Blackshire. She is happy to be needed and cares greatly for the older woman. When the Duke intimates his plan to move his grandmother to the country, Beth proposes a ...more
There was an easy and ...more
Beth Lacey is the companion to the Dowager Duchess of Blackshire, whose grandson, Alexander, is the current Duke. She believes that the Duke resides primarily at his country estate but then he comes to London and everything changes.
Alex expects everyone to jump at his bidding, but Beth doesn’t. He ...more
I can honestly say that Anna Bennett is on my short list of favorite authors. Her voice speaks to me like a siren song and when I finish one of her books, I am left completely satisfied and with a smile on my face.
I DARED THE DUKE. the second novel in the Wayward Wallflowers series, begins when Alexander Savage, the scarred Duke of Blackshire, arrives home to discover his beloved grandmother has taken on a young companion, Miss Elizabeth Lacey. Feeling that Elizabeth is unnecessary to his ...more
I had never read anything by this author before and wasn't sure what to expect.
I really enjoyed the story line. I wasn't sure about Alex at first and I admired Beth for standing up to his temper.
There are a lot of twists and turns to a very sweet HEA.
I finished this book with a smile on my face and I purchased a few more books by this author for my library.
(The Wayward Wallflowers: #2)
Written by Anna Bennett
2017; St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks (334 Pages)
Genre: series, fiction, romance, historical romance
In the second book, we meet Meg's middle sister, Beth Lacey. Beth has become a companion to Alexander Savage's, the Duke of Blackshire, dowager grandmother and enjoys it until Alex comes home. Alex is known for his ornery ways, having women seduce him for his prowess and scars from a house fire. Alex has returned home after ...more
This is the second book in the Wayward Wallflowers series and is just as entertaining as the first book.
This story centers on Elizabeth Lacey aka Beth, the sister of the heroine in the first book and Alexander aka Alex, Duke of Blackshire.
Alex has a reputation for being a legendary lover, he is also known for his scars and his grumpy nature He also has a problem, someone is trying to kill him.
Beth is a ...more
Here we have Alex, the Duke of Blackshire. Someone is trying to kill him. So, he must get his grandmother to go to the countryside to protect her. There's a problem with that though. Sje has a new companion, Beth Lacey, one of the Wilting Wallflowers. Beth believes him to be an u.caring rake and sort of blackmails him into spending some time with his grandmother before she suggests they ...more
Sometimes you give a book 5 star and think it's well deserved, but sometimes you wish you could rate it more than 5 star. That's what I thought when I finished this one. I devoured it! There were so many good lines, wonderful ...more
Favorite Quote: “This was the kiss she’d been waiting for forever. And she hadn’t even known till that moment.”
I Dared the Duke by Anne Bennett is the second story in her Wayward Wallflower series which is based on a trio of orphaned sisters. A classic romance with its faint Cinderella theme. A scandalous Duke falls for his grandmother’s beautiful companion and they live happily ever after. What makes this story ...more
3.5 ***1/2 stars...
It seems Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, is being stalked by someone who is seeking to make an end to him. For starters his carriage accident was no accident.
Miss Elizabeth Lacey, Beth, one of those he'd dubbed the Wilting Wallflowers some years ago is his grandmother's companion.
The Duke appears to be a confirmed rake. His sexual prowess is talked about by women in hushed tones, he's highhandedness and downright rude, and his a scars ...more
Fortunately, a few ...more