Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Release blitz: If the Duke Demands (Capturing the Carlisles, #1) by Anna Harrington




BOOK INFORMATION

Title: If the Duke Demands
Author: Anna Harrington
On Sale: February 28, 2017
Series: Capturing the Carlisles: Book 1
Publisher: Forever
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99 USD

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.

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Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Here is a fun fact. Before "If the duke demands" I had read only one book from this author and it was "How I Married a Marquess" where the heroine is the sister of the Carlisles, coincidence? I think not. In If the duke demands we have Sebastian and Miranda. Miranda is in love with Robert, Sebastian's brother and is set on seducing him and showing him that she is the woman he should be courting and eventually marry. Unfortunately for her, she ends up in Sebastian's room, but things end before anything good happens and he sends her home. The next morning Sebastian's mother informs him that she intents to give Miranda a chance at having a season and meet a gentleman to marry and that's where all the fun begins. I was okay with both of my main characters having some potential interest because it was obvious nothing would happen, though Sebastian and Jane kissed once. I really wanted to read about what would have happened if Miranda had witnessed that. The author had plenty of chances to make this story more dramatic and with a lot more angst, but she chose not which to disappointing me a little to be honest. I wanted something more and that wasn't delivered. I liked the parts where Miranda or Sebastian would get jealous, but I would have loved to see some angst as the book deserved. Also, I got greatly disappointed when I found out that Quinton would get the next book and that would leave Robert in the third and final book (3 brothers=3 books, right?). Robert has already found his woman, hasn't he? I don't want to see some silly drama that will end his courtship with her. From the scene where Miranda spied them, I thought that they would make a good couple and I actually liked the gal. I guess I will have to wait and see what happens. The book was good and I will be recommending it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna Harrington fell in love with historical romances--and all those dashing Regency heroes--while living in London, where she studied literature and theatre. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when she isn't busy writing her next novel, she loves fussing over her roses in her garden.
Extra author goodies:
Anna will be hosting a release party on Facebook, there will be giveaways, contests and guest posts from romance authors in addition to a special sneak peek at the end of the night.
If you can’t attend the Facebook party, or are just interested in learning behind the scenes information about Anna’s books, be sure to visit the “extras” page on her website for deleted scenes, insider info, and bonus shorts.

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