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Only a Duke Would Dare: A Regency Romance (Seductive Scoundrels Book 2) Kindle Edition
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"This book is the most romantic love story I've read this year!" ★★★★★ ~Lesia
"Oh, what can I say? The author sucks the reader in from the very beginning and doesn't let go. ★★★★★~Sassy Pants
USA Today Bestselling Author COLLETTE CAMERON® scribbles Scottish and Regency historicals featuring dashing rogues and scoundrels and the intrepid damsels who reform them. Blessed with an over-active and witty muse that won't stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she's lived in Oregon her entire life, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time. A self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic, you'll always find a dash of inspiration and a pinch of humor in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances®.
Fun Fact About Collette: Collette's favorite historical romance tropes to read are arranged marriages or marriages of convenience, enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, second chance romances, and beauty and the beast historicals. You'll often find those same tropes in her historical romances too.
"A wonderful story of love and forgiveness...perfect for an afternoon on the couch. ★★★★★~S Clark
"I stayed up till 3:00 am to finish it. The story is not only romantic(Prince Charming always is) but I really like the refreshingly different story-line." ★★★★★
"...lovely story...the characters are well written...definitely adding the series to my wish list...Collette Cameron is very talented. I love reading her books." ★★★★★ ~Ann
"This was a delightful...well-written and perfectly paced." ★★★★★~Tracy Jane
"So Charming, I never wanted it to end!"★★★★★ ~Kat
"This is a great read and a wonderful story." ★★★★★~Linda R
"Collette spins... wonderful words into a wonderful love-story...you will want to keep reading more of her books. ★★★★★~Anna
"I thoroughly enjoyed the story and eagerly await the next book in the series!!" ★★★★★~Terrie
"One of the best" ★★★★★~Patricia
From the Author
Victor, Duke of Sutcliffe inspired ONLY A DUKE WOULD DARE. He first appeared on the pages in A DIAMOND FOR A DUKE, and I found him to be such an engaging character, the next book in my Seductive Scoundrel's Series had to be his story. I wanted him to be a bit of a rakehell, but one who the right woman could redeem.
Theadosia Brentwood, the daughter of a strict reverend, but a heroine with a definite mind of her own was just such a woman. By-the-way, I met a woman named Theadoisa at a Jane Austen faire and fell in love with the name. I told her my next heroine was going to be name Theadosia, and she was!
Like many of my stories, there are unexpected twists, but the tender romance that blooms between Victor and Thea is what propels the story along.
I also introduce a few of the other characters you'll meet later in the series.
- Publication Date : October 17, 2018
- File Size : 1127 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 246 pages
- Publisher : Blue Rose Romance® (October 17, 2018)
- ASIN : B07GCTQW2K
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #44,163 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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The plot and characters are too simplistic. Victor is too easily free of his grief over his father, his ghosts of discovering the body, and his worry for cancer. Thea's betrothal to Leadford is too easily resolved, giving us no real climax.
The romance could've been better developed, too. Thea has always been in love with him, so we don't get the thrill of falling in love with him; the author could've given us flashbacks to when Victor and her brother, James, were friends and she watched from afar or trailed along after them, or something. They meet clandestinely every day for walks, but we only see one of those; talk about a missed opportunity! What about when Thea helps the duchess plan the ball? As well as developing her character through interaction with her hopefully future mother-in-law, we could've seen her interact with Victor more. This made the romance unsatisfying.
Stand alone HEA, with hints of further books to come.
Contains one extremely chaste sex scene, no swear words, and violence (unwanted touching).
Victor returns to Colchester to finally deal with his father’s death and find a bride. His father’s will stated he needed to marry before his 26th birthday, which is only a few weeks away, or the estate would fall to a cousin. Victor’s plans are to quickly find a bride and marry, settle her in the manor house, and then go back to his life in London. Well, that was until he met Thea! Now he has quite the quandary – stick to his plans of a marriage of convenience or try to convince Thea to marry him.
Victor plans a ball to meet all the eligible women in the area. He enlists the aid of his mother, the Dowager Duchess (a wonderful character, by the way), for planning the party, and she asks Thea for help as well. She is being asked to help plan a party for him? Oh my!
Thea’s father has plans for her to marry the new curate, but the man makes Thea’s skin crawl. When she tries to explain this to her father, he does not seem to care and insists she marry. Victor senses something afoul between Thea’s father and the curate, but what? They have worked together for just a short period of time.
Only a Duke Would Dare is the second novella in the Seductive Scoundrels series, and although some characters flow from one story to another, the books can be read alone. It is a wonderful story with romance, death, intrigue, blackmail, remorse, loving extended-family members, and a skin-crawling creepy villain for good measure. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and eagerly await the next book in the series!!
In spite of a rather slow pace, ONLY A DUKE WOULD DARE is a light, quick, and enjoyable read. Collette Cameron’s writing is more restrained than what we are used to, with fewer extravagant flourishes, and although there are some minor editorial issues, the writing is solid. Towards the end, we get a glimpse of who will star in the next instalment and I must say I am quite looking forward to it.
But in the background, Victor had a responsibility due to his father's will to marry before he was 26 (only weeks away) or he would lose his property to a cousin! He would not allow that because his mother would be displaced and he would not allow that to happen.
But something is going on with the vicar when he announces Thea is to marry another and Victor declares that will never happen.
Collette Cameron is the consummate story teller that always pulls me into the tale with her wonderful characters and dialogue. I always know there will be a new word or phrase I have not heard before, or a charming animal that melts the heart. I will leave you to find it yourself, but prepare to be surprised with the twist and turns that end in a heart smiling ending. PS Don't you love that cover
Top reviews from other countries
Another very enjoyable read from the author. This is the second book in the series & whilst it’s easily read by itself I read this immediately after reading the first book in the series & I now wish more in the series were released so I could thoroughly binge. The characters are well portrayed & the pace is good. Victor & Thea are very likeable & are made for each other. Ideal for whiling away a few hours, I read it in a sitting as was loathe to put it down