How to Beguile a Duke (How To #1)
The spirited Catherine Malboeuf has just arrived in England to reclaim her ancestral home, Walsley Manor, and a valuable missing heirloom. Nicholas Adair, the attractive and frustratingly inflexible Duke of Boulstridge, however, is quite unwilling to sell the estate back to Catherine. Unless, of course, she accepts a small wager…
Nick will sell Walsley Manor if–and only if–Catherine secures an offer of marriage from an eligible member of the ton before the end of the London season.
Of course, Nick is certain he’ll win. After all, no proper gentleman would ever marry a woman who conceals a cutlass in her skirts. Yet something about Catherine’s unconventional disposition seems to ignite a need deep inside him. A need that won’t just cost him the wager, but the very heart he swore to never give away…
HOW TO BEGUILE A DUKE by Ally Broadfield is an enthralling Regency romance which captured my undivided attention from the beginning. Catherine is a wonderfully unique, fiery, independent character who speaks her mind and will go to any lengths for her family. I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between Nick and Catherine, and to understand Nick’s tumultuous history regarding his father. How to Beguile a Duke is an adventurous, passionate, exciting romance, with characters that will remain with me for some time.
I couldn’t wait to keep reading and when I finished I had to sit back and savour the story. That’s when you know it’s a special book.
~Kilts and Swords
The characters were vivid, lovable and the storyline, with a hint of mystery and danger, held my attention until the very last page. The chemistry between Catherine and Nick was instantaneous and their dynamic exchanges often had me laughing out loud.
There was a nice balance of mystery, suspense, and some intense UST in this one. I enjoyed it very much and recommend it to you.
~Kathie, First Page to the Last Book Reviews
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How to Bewitch an Earl (How To #2)
Edward Adair, heir to the Duke of Boulstridge, is more interested in finding a missing family heirloom than a wife. But when his parents issue an ultimatum – marry or lose your allowance – he reluctantly agrees to attend a house party to find a bride. Instead, he discovers attractive but infuriating Miss Isabella Winthrop in his library, reading the private family journal that holds clues to the location of the heirloom.
Though Isabella finds Edward haughty and arrogant, she offers to take him to the next clue mentioned in the journal if he will pay her, which will enable her to help her brother restore his estate. Edward counters with an offer of an even larger payment…if she agrees to masquerade as his betrothed to deter the other ladies until the house party ends.
As they work together to solve the mystery their mutual attraction grows, but just when they begin to think they should make their engagement real, a secret is revealed that could destroy everything.
Ally Broadfield has written an adventurous, fast-paced romance that will draw you in and capture you till the very end. The characters are multi-dimensional, well written and relatable. ~Alwyztrouble’s Romance Book Reviews and More