Duchess If You Dare by Anabelle Bryant

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Duchess If You Dare
Anabelle Bryant
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This historical romance had all the ingredients I needed and then some. A feisty, independent, altruistic woman and a handsome grumpish Duke. A slow burn and steamy conclusion. A very worrisome plot by a number of men with the bawdy house women who have gone missing, ugh some men are the worst. 

I read this one very fast and I definitely recommend, I couldn’t put it down. I just loved the attraction and magnetism these two had towards eachother. I also loved that she was the bad ass fighter in this pair. 

Scarlett is part of The Maidens of Mayhem with a interesting collection of women across the spectrum of society. I can’t wait to read the next in this series! 

This book was out yesterday! March 30th!

Thank you Net Galley and Kensington Books for my e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review. 

Synopsis:

Fans of Sarah MacLean, Vanessa Riley, and Julia London will adore this modern take on the Regency, filled with tough, empowered women meeting their matches in a sexy story from rising star Anabelle Bryant.

From the glittering ballrooms of the ton to the city’s grittiest corners, London has no shortage of wrongs in need of righting—and the Maidens of Mayhem are prepared for the challenge. United by secrecy and sisterhood, these daring women from all walks of life aim to fight injustice wherever it takes them—even into the arms of unexpected love… These Regency Robin Hoods from USA Today bestselling author Anabelle Bryant are destined to storm into readers’ hearts!

Scarlett Wynn’s tragic childhood taught her that life can be cruel to women with little power. So when a local seamstress disappears, Scarlett vows to find out why. Armed with a weapon and her courage, Scarlett scours London for clues—and crosses the unlikely path of Ambrose Cross, the Duke of Aylesford, at an unlikely place: an upscale brothel. The Duke is trying to solve a mystery of his own, and Scarlett is sure they can help each other—if she can resist the attraction that draws them together…

As Duke, Ambrose is duty-bound to protect his family name from scandal, no matter the cost. But Scarlett’s fearless spirit forces him to look beyond his world of privilege. Scarlett is as intoxicating as she is dangerous, igniting a fire in him like no other. But when the pair learn both mysteries they’re trying to solve are tied to a string of missing women, the tangled scheme they uncover may put their lives, and their growing love, in mortal danger—and lead them to search their hearts like never before…

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