I was given an ARC for a fair and honest review
If the Duke Demands by Anna Harrington, who is a new to me author. Now it’s no secret that I love anything to due with Duke so this book already had that going for it . But the instant I read that “Lady Rose” had snuck into “Lord Panther’s” bed I knew instantly this was going to be a good book.
Miranda Hodgkins is basically the girl next door to the three Carlisle brothers Sebastian Duke of Trent, his brother Robert and his Brother Quin. Miranda is in love Robert who she sees starting to take interest in someone else, but she wants him to know she loves him and to prove it she sneaks into his bed during a party only it’s not his bed but his brother The Duke his brother Sebastian. Sebastian has come into his title because his father died from a riding accident and since he has been a stickler for all things proper. So when he finds a masked woman in his bed, he cannot resist her until she calls out his brother’s name. Sebastian is shocked to find out the woman who makes his blood boil is Miranda someone he only thought of as troublesome and who is now very grown up. While this does pose a problem for him since he is all hot and bothered by her . Sebastian figures that since he has to go to london for the season to find a wife he will be rid of her, and his pants feelings.
However His mother is taking Miranda with them for a Season and for all she has done for the family since his father died.The Duke ends up blackmailing her into behaving while agreeing to help her win his brother’s attention. Because we all know how well that is going to work, right? The book is however slightly predicable, and there is slight back and forth (repeatedly) on She’s not proper but I lover her, she wont make a good duchess but I can’t live without her, but the heat and sexual tension make up for it. As do Robert and Quin they are in my opinion seriously funny and I cannot wait to read Quin’s story. The way they interact remind me of the Bridgertons….sigh. which just won me over completely
So the list is $7.99 for If the Duke Demands (Capturing the Carlisles) and in my opinion well worth it. I gave it 5 stars on goodreads.