Review: If the Duke Demands by Anna Harrington

Posted February 5, 2017 by Shannon in Reviews, Shannon / 0 Comments

Review: If the Duke Demands by Anna HarringtonIf the Duke Demands by Anna Harrington
Series: Capturing the Carlisles, #1
Published by Forever on February 28th 2017
ISBN: 1455597252
Pages: 368
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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.
The first book in Anna Harrington's new sexy Regency trilogy about the Carlisle brothers—three unrepentant rakes who become respectable gentlemen when family tragedy strikes.

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

This book had everything I look for in a romance book: witty dialogue, laugh out loud moments, sexual chemistry, tension and those emotional moments that have you reaching for a tissue. Anna Harrington packed this book with all of that and such a great hero and heroine combination that I was sad to get to the last page.

Sebastian and Miranda may have known each other for years and Miranda may have thought it was Sebastian’s brother Robert that she wanted, but it was obvious from the very beginning neither of them knew what they were in for. Miranda challenged Sebastian. Made him forget about all his rules. Taught him how to laugh again. She may not have set out to do all those things, but at each interaction, you saw a much younger Sebastian. One who hadn’t let the pressure of his title weigh on him. Miranda may have figured her feeling out for Sebastian faster than he did for her, but it was clear as the story unfolded nothing would make these two happier than pushing and teasing each other for the rest of their lives.

I look forward to more from Anna Harrington and this series.

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