Capturing the Carlisles Book One
A LESSON IN SEDUCTION . . .
Miranda Hodgkins has only ever wanted one thing: to marry Robert Carlisle. And she simply can’t wait a moment longer. During the Carlisle family masquerade ball, Miranda boldly sneaks into his bedchamber with seduction on her mind. Soon she’s swept into rock-hard arms for the most breathtaking kiss of her life. But when the masks come off, she’s horrified to find herself face-to-face with Sebastian, the Duke of Trent-Robert’s formidable older brother.
Shocked to find Miranda in his bed, Sebastian quickly offers her a deal to avoid scandal: He’ll help her win his brother’s heart if she’ll find him the perfect wife. But what begins as a simple negotiation soon spirals out of control. For the longer this reformed rake tries to make a match for Miranda, the more he wants to keep her all to himself.
A scintillating romance, Anna Harrington’s If the Duke Demands was a refreshing and wonderful historical romance novel. I fell into the pages from the very beginning and neglected most of the world while I was inside it. While Harrington’s writing fit well in this genre, her style felt new and alluring. It had the kind of electricity that kept the pages turning from her characterization to the ever-growing romance.
I loved the slow burn between our main characters. It was beautifully penned–allowing for their connection to slowly take root and bring the sexual awareness with it until it reached its peak. The sexual and emotional tension in this story was absolutely addictive. I wanted moremoremore of them, wherever and however. Not only that, but the deeper, emotional connection they forged made it much more enticing. Miranda was spirited and easily charmed by life’s wonders and she complemented the rooted seriousness of the Duke so very well.
I don’t read a lot of this genre mainly because it can get a bit easy to get bogged down by the historical aspect, but this story uprooted me along with it. It was sexy and fun, and I found myself deeply loving both characters. Harrington made me feel the ups and downs with them which truly brought the story to life. With it’s unabashed sexiness and wild heroine, I can say that I absolutely loved If the Duke Demands.
Capturing the Carlisles Book Two
Release Date: August 29, 2017
♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦
I fell in love with historical romances and all things Regency—and especially all those dashing Regency heroes—while living in England, where I spent most of my time studying the Romantic poets, reading Jane Austen, and getting lost all over the English countryside. I love the period’s rich history and find that all those rules of etiquette and propriety can be worked to the heroine’s advantage…if she’s daring enough to seize her dreams.
I am an avid traveler and have enjoyed visiting schools and volunteering with children’s organizations in Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, and Mexico, and I have amassed thousands of photos I unleash on unsuspecting friends who dare to ask about my travels.