Title: As The Devil Dares (Capturing The Carlisles book #3)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Anna Harrington
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Publisher: Forever, March 6, 2018 (preorder available)
Sexy rating: 5
Violence rating: 4
Description from Amazon:
When playing a game of wits, never ever go up against the woman they call the Hellion . . .LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD…
Whether it’s business or pleasure, Lord Robert Carlisle never backs down from a dare. But finding a husband for scandalous Mariah Winslow? It’s one challenge he instantly regrets accepting. Even with all his connections—and rakish charms—Robert will have to use every trick in the book to marry off a woman with no dowry and no sense of decorum…no matter how stunningly beautiful she is.
Mariah Winslow has no intention of being a pawn in Lord Robert’s game. She knows he agreed to play matchmaker only to secure a partnership in her father’s shipping company, a partnership that’s rightfully hers. For now, though, she’ll dress for the elegant balls he throws and dance with the eligible bachelors he chooses. But she won’t be outwitted by the devil himself—no matter how tempting and irresistible she finds him.
Capturing The Carlisles Series:
If the Duke Demands (Deet’s Review Feb. 2017, 5-stars)
When the Scoundrel Sins (Deet’s Review Aug. 2017, 4-stars)
As the Devil Dares
Anna Harrington has pulled me into another fun book in her Capturing The Carlisle Series. This time it is second son, Robert’s turn to be snared in the parson’s mousetrap. Robert has been working diligently the two years since his father’s death to atone for his rakish past and assuage his guilt over his father’s death. Now he has a chance for a partnership in the most prestigious shipping company but only if he uses his connections to marry-off the owner’s daughter.
Mariah’s only desire is to be a partner in her father’s shipping business but Robert Carlisle is standing in her way. He is standing so close that she can’t help but be attracted to him.
In this enemies to lover’s trope the author brings all her skills to give us witty dialog, brilliant characterization and a unique plot. I highly recommend this book and the entire series.