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The Lady Is Daring

(Duke's Daughters #3)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  304 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Five well-bred sisters, one sensational scandal. Now the Duke of Marymount's daughter Ida is about to find love in the most unconventional way...

It was easy for society to overlook Lady Ida Howlett; they found her bookish, opinionated, and off the marriage mart. But little did they know that behind a calm exterior beats the heart of an adventuress, one who, determined to
Mass Market Paperback, 332 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Avon
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
The Lady is Daring is book three in the Duke’s Daughters series by Megan Frampton. This is my first time reading Frampton and I enjoyed The Lady is Daring. Now I'm a person who reads series in order, I just prefer it that way, but I will say that this book stands well all by itself, but if you enjoy reading a series in order then I’d suggest you do that.

Ida Howlett is the third daughter of the Duke of Marymount, and while her sisters have made wonderful matches and pleased her parents, she’s
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one is definitely my favorite of the series.

I loved Ida and Bennett. Their banter is fantastic and I loved how they were able to open up to each other and have intelligent conversation. The chemistry is there right from the start, but the relationship grows naturally.

Plot wise, it was fun. I enjoyed seeing them figure out how to travel along. I mean, there’s only so many ways you can get into an inn and have food, but it never felt repetitive. The angsty parts were super short and didn’t
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Lady Is Daring is the third book in Megan Frampton latest series. I have liked this series so far, they aren't the type of books that I can see myself re reading in the future, but they are fun and full of adventure type stories. The Lady is Daring features a heroine on the hunt for her
Barbara Rogers
Series: Duke’s Daughters #3
Publication Date: 9/25/18

Megan Frampton is normally one of my favorite reads. I enjoyed this story, but it was mostly because of the humor of the ‘classification game’, etc. Otherwise, I thought it was a bit slow and I never came to feel involved with the heroine because I didn’t like her or relate to her. I liked the hero much better, but I found him to be more milquetoast than hero. I think the author was trying very hard to put modern standards in period dress
Tracy Emro
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Maybe 3.5...

Lady Ida Howlett is the youngest and the smartest of the Duke's daughters, she is also the most opinionated, outspoken and argumentative. While visiting with her sister Eleanor, she gets a chance to speak with Bennett, Lord Carson - the man that has successfully avoided wedding two Howlett sisters - she really likes him and secretly wishes he would notice her. They are involved in a discussion when a letter from their "lost" sister Della arrives. Ida excuses herself from Bennett and
This was excellent -witty, entertaining, heartwarming and sexy, truly fun regency break from reality. Loved it!
Bennett, Lord Carson is the catch of the series, and has successfully managed to avoid marital entanglements to this point, serving as ‘matchmaker’ for the first two of the sisters of the Duke of Marymount. Pressures from all sides notwithstanding, Bennett has his hands full trying to keep the estates running properly, see that his ailing mother is cared for, and trying to keep a pound safe from his profligate father and his never-ending need for more. ALL of the stress has fallen on Bennett, ...more
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was copied from my romance novel review blog:

There is nothing better than an intelligent heroine. Some are street smart, some are smart between the sheets, and some are book smart. All are equally fabulous (you do you girls), but book smart lasses hold a very special place in my heart because books are life... obviously.

Ida Howlett is the perfect heroine. She's witty, adventurous, and compassionate--if not a little headstrong. Where other girls are
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It nearly read this book in one setting!
Was it because it had one of my favorite tropes in, a bluestocking lady or no angst?
It was witty, funny and daring!
I do loved Ida and Bennett’s journey, it was their road trip to learn about themselves and one another.
It was funny and incredible to see them care for the other, doing their best to understand the other’s feelings and putting another’s needs before themselves.
Ida is the disregarded one because she bores everyone to death with her talk about
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
It was funny. This had laughs for days. The things that Ida got herself into out of and then some. I felt most of what I read could have applied more to modern times and was having moments of disconnect. I liked Ida then I found her to be impulsive. I liked Bennett almost loved him. There was just something holding me back.

Megan has given me so many delightful reads and this one was just okay.

The only originality of a sister chasing down her wayward sibling was the way in which the actions took
Jen Davis
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a hit and miss relationship with books from Megan Frampton. Sometimes I like them a lot, while some of them have just been OK. This third installment in the Duke’s Daughters series, I thought, was one of her better ones.

The heroine is intelligent, yet socially awkward sister, Ida. She is not exactly a darling of the ton as she would rather wax on about interesting facts she has learned, than titter about the weather or bonnets and fripperies. She has essentially resigned herself to a life
This book started out quite charming with its self-taught bluestocking heroine but the more I read, the more intolerable I found her. I'm all for intelligent, educated women, but her arrogance about it as well as some of her inner dialogue on logic was just annoying. The hero, Bennett, son and heir of to a marquess and responsible for all of the family's interests, was charming enough, but I wished he'd been a bit more assertive at times. Their dialogues just didn't really do it for me either, ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Lady Is Daring by Megan Frampton is book Three in the Duke's Daughters series. This is the story of Bennett, Lord Carson and Ida Howlett. I have read the previous books, but fee you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Bennett doesn't want to marry for financial reason as his father wishes but for love to a . Bennett taking a break from his worries decided to to drink which lead him to fall asleep in a carriage.
Ida feels a draw toward Bennett but when a chance to find her
My favorite of the series so far. I love a smart, bookish heroine and the hero wasn’t a rake, which is a nice change of pace in a historical. There was banter and enthusiastic consent and a road trip. I loved it.
Emily S.
I enjoyed this for the most part, but Ida did grate after awhile. I REALLY liked Bennett though. He’s everything I look for in a hero!
Elley Murray
Rating: 3.5

If you read the first two books in The Duke's Daughters series, you will remember Bennett, Lord Carson; the almost-but-not-quite love interest who is supplanted by first his younger brother in Lady Be Bad and then by his best friend in Lady Be Reckless. I really enjoyed getting to know Bennett better, but now that the book is over there's still not a whole lot of there there. Most of what is memorable about him is what Ida manages to draw out of him, which makes sense because much of
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this romance. On the one hand, I liked the lead heroine. She was intelligent and relatable. So much so that I used to be called prickly too when I was younger. I also liked the road trip aspect to this story. Finally, there were a couple of great sexual scenes and I appreciated the variety.

However, there were A LOT of errors in this book which was surprising for a traditionally published book from HarperCollins, Avon specifically. I felt like I was reading a
I would call this a road trip historical romance which for me would be a first. The Lady is Daring is part of Megan Frampton’s latest series The Duke’s Daughters, which centers around well a duke’s five daughters. Each of the daughters will get her own romance but for the first three books including this one they center on one Lord Carson. Basically, all the daughters are being pushed by their mother to land said Lord. Unsuccessfully for the second and third daughter, they both get their HEA ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I liked this book quite a good deal.
The overlooked knowledgeable lady that no one understand going to rescue her sister and then falling in love with the man both her sisters failed to marry.

I liked their conversations and banter.

The reason/s why this book fell short is:
-Many of the actions felt out of its time period (some felt like they were in 21st century)
-I don’t feel like the hero and heroin got a great character build up, specially the heroin.
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Kate McMurray
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, romance
This was really fun, a road trip romance with two people who just really dig each other.
KindleJo Jo
Alliteration, classification, consent, and a heaping of love! Another winner from the divine Ms. Frampton
Another absolute gem from Megan Frampton. I love her characters and their chemistry and the adventure they went on. And knowing the main character of the next book, I can't wait to get to it.
Sophie Barnes
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Megan Frampton has once again written a marvelous story filled with humor and romance. This is the third book in The Duke's Daughters series and it was just as wonderful as the previous two!

Lady Ida Howlett wishes she had the courage to be seen as more than just the talkative know-it-all she invariably turns into at social events when she gets nervous. Exhausted by having to attend balls only to watch people's eyes glaze over as soon as she opens her mouth, and by her mother's determination to
Ellen Klock
Lord Carson (Bennett), heir to the Marquis of Wheatly, has avoided matrimony twice, both times to daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Marymount. In the first book of Megan Frampton’s Duke’s Daughter series, Lady Be Bad, Lady Eleanor ends up marrying Bennett’s younger brother Alexander and in the second book it’s his best friend who winds up with one of the other sisters, Lady Olivia. It seems three times the charm in The Lady is Daring when the Marquis urges his son to woo one of the remaining ...more
Connie Fischer
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Bennett, Lord Carson, is meeting with his father, the Marquis of Wheatley, and being harangued for having let several eligible and wealthy young ladies be married to other men. Bennett has always had the responsibility for taking care of the family’s business dealings and tries to ensure that there is enough money in the coffers to pay for the Marquis’s elaborate lifestyle. One big drain on the finances is his father’s mistress and her two children. His father’s spending is to blame for the
Robin Loves Reading
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Lady Ida Howlett is none too pleased to have her mother tell her that it is time for her to find a suitable mate and marry. She is hardly bride material. She is a bookworm, smart and far too opinionated to be a good choice for any man. Instead of worrying about that, there is something even more important for her to do. One day she steals away because she has always wanted to know the whereabouts of her older sister,
Neha Patel
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bennett, Lord Carson, is tired of being responsible. He longs for an escape away from duties and debutantes vying for his attentions. One fine evening, after having one too many drinks, he climbs into a friend’s carriage to snooze for a short while before heading home, and instead, manages to find himself kidnapped unknowingly by Lady Ida Howlett, who, on a whim, decided to abscond with said carriage in the pursuit of finding and bringing her disgraced sister back home. Once she discovers ...more
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Are you looking for a hot, steamy historical romance with plenty of action and suspense? The Lady is Daring is the perfect book for you then. I believe this is the first chance I have had to read anything by Megan Frampton and I know it will not be the last.

Oh, I just love a heroine that isn't afraid to go after what she wants, has her own thoughts and is a really strong independent lady too. Lady Ida Howlett is one of those ladies that I just know I would have been friends with if. She has the
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, romance
Megan Frampton’s book is the third in her The Duke’s Daughters series. I really enjoyed this story and getting to know her characters. I haven’t read the other two books in the series and did not find that a deterrent. This book can stand on its own. The book is set in 1846 and showcases the disparities between men and women at that time.
Bennett, Lord Carson, runs all of the family businesses. His father is still alive, but has signed over all of the business affairs to his son. Bennett and his
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Megan Frampton's love affair with books began when her parents moved her to a remote town in New Hampshire where there was only one television station. And then the TV broke. She devoured every book of fiction in her well-read parents' library, finding special joy in Georgette Heyer and the fairy tales collected and translated by Andrew Lang. Megan majored in English literature at Barnard College ...more

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Duke's Daughters (5 books)
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