Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Duke of Daring - Darcy Burke

Miss Lucinda Parnell is out of money. A dismal failure at the Marriage Mart, she’d just as soon leave Society far behind. Desperate to earn funds to retire with her grandmother to the country, Lucy disguises herself as a man to gamble in London’s hells. But the Earl of Dartford, an Untouchable she never imagined speaking to let alone spending time with, is onto her in a trice. When he insists on acting as her protector, Lucy fears her chance to remain an independent woman is destined to go up in flames.

After losing his entire family, Andrew Wentworth, Earl of Dartford built a wall to keep attachments at bay. He believed he could keep Miss Parnell safe without compromising his defenses, but she’s exciting and irresistible. Their deepening relationship makes him even more determined to push her away. Nothing will stop him from trying to avoid reliving the anguish of loss. Love is the one risk he doesn’t have the heart to dare.

Lucinda wants to make enough money to be independent and retire with her Grandmama in Bath.  She goes undercover as a man and gambles in the hells in London.  Unfortunately, she gained the attention of Andrew, The Duke of Daring and he discovers her identity.  They plot together so she can make the money she needs to help her grandmother and herself move to Bath.  The last thing they expected was to fall for each other.  Neither ever wanted to marry until they meet the one who made them think twice on the matter.
Lucinda is fun and unique.  She can shoot, ride, gamble and loves to be as daring as Andrew.  They're perfect for each other. Andrew won me over as he protected her every step through the story.  Their chemistry is undeniable.  If you enjoy a regency romance that will leave you swooning then I highly recommend The Duke of Daring.

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