Title: If The Duke Demands (Capturing The Carlisles, book #1)
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency
Author: Anna Harrington
Publisher: Forever, Feb. 28, 2017 (preorder available)
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 0
Description from Amazon.com:
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.
Humorous….no ….it is absolutely hysterical at times. There is sexual tension, hijinks and confusion all adding up to a delightful read. Sebastian knows that the orphaned ward of his tenant farmer, Miranda, is not the woman of society standing that he needs for his Duchess but he can’t seem to help himself in his obsessive lusting after her. Miranda, wants Robert but there is something compelling her toward Sebastian. This is a fun book that is witty without being silly and dramatic without ever being maudlin. Anna Harrington has given us a terrific start to her new series and I can’t wait to read the books about Sebastian’s brothers Quinton and Robert Carlisle. I highly recommend this book.