i-dared-the-dukeI Dared the Duke (The Wayward Wallflowers #2) by Anna Bennett


Release Date: April 4, 2017


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 and compelling duke. Incensed by his plans to banish the sweet dowager duchess to the country, Beth refuses to do his bidding. If Alex wants her help, he’s going to have to take her dare…and grant her three wishes.

Alex adores his grandmother, which is precisely why she must leave. A string of unfortunate incidents has him worried for the safety of everyone around him—including the dowager’s loyal and lovely companion, Beth. But the notorious wallflower isn’t as meek as she appears, and as their battle of wills heats up, so does Alex’s desire. He’s dangerously close to falling in love with her…and revealing secrets he’d rather keep hidden. How can he convince her that his darkest days are behind him—and that, for the first time in forever, his heart is true?

Review: This was a very enjoyable and beautiful story. I loved how Alex and Beth came together and how their relationship progressed. It was not rushed, but rather took its time to develop and I enjoyed watching it unfold. I also like that along the way she helped him to see that he could be desired and he helped her to see that she could be needed and loved. When they meet she is not impressed with his rude behavior and his lack of care for his grandmother. He has only one goal when he arrives at his London townhouse, to send his grandmother to the country to protect her from someone who has tried to kill him twice. What he doesn’t expect is to meet a feisty companion who defends his grandmother from what she sees as his selfish desires to get rid of his grandmother so he can live it up as the rake he is known for in London without her hanging on. They strike a deal, he will grant his grandmother 3 wishes and then Beth will help persuade his grandmother to move to the country.  Along the way they both discover the truth about each other and fall in love.  She believes that at the end of the time, he will still send her to the country and she worries that he will not be able to find the culprit who is trying to kill him.  He worries that she will not be able to forgive him for his callous words a few years ago. I enjoyed the story a lot.  I enjoyed his proposal at the end it was just perfect. I will definitely pick up book 1 and book 3 to see how her other sisters end up with their happy ever after.

A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.

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