Loved by a Dangerous Duke
Collette Cameron

Historical Regency

Is she desperate enough to marry a man she loathes? Sadly, yes…

He always has his way…
Stanford is aware of his nickname, The Dangerous Duke—and it suits him just fine. Inheriting a bankrupt dukedom and rebuilding it taught him just how useless niceties were. Except now, he’s ready to choose a duchess, and the only one he deems suitable (and enticing) enough despises him. Perhaps he should reconsider the value of niceties…

She’s a most reluctant bride…
Ophelia Breckensole knows what she wants, and it is not Stanford. But fate plays into his hand when she finds herself unwittingly compromised. Now, she must wed or face ruination—and Stanford is only too pleased to help. So, she’ll marry him, but she won’t love him. Or so she keeps telling herself…

But Stanford and Ophelia have much more to overcome on their path to happily ever after than his austere nature and her vow to never love her husband. Stanford’s enemies are determined to make him pay for his past, and they’re willing to use Ophelia to do it. Can this fragile union survive such an onslaught?

Uncaged Review: This is a sweet romance that is a
nice addition to this series. Ophelia has turned down
the Duke of Ashford’s proposal for marriage and he
deserved it. Used to getting what he wants, Stanford
will have to change his game to win over Ophelia.
Ophelia is stubborn and sassy, he’s got his work cut
out for him. But he’s going to find out that marrying
her was not yet a mark in the win column. The gypsy
caravan coming into town was a great touch.

I really enjoyed this romance, although I saw a couple
similarities to a different book, like the alphabetical
names, how the staff was lined up on the stairs when
the Duke arrived home – but one thing I did learn is
about these balls in the regency era, and how they
start later in the evening and go until the wee hours
of the morning, sometimes ending in breakfast. It
always fun to learn new tidbits. Overall, I liked the
story, I think the personalities shifted a little quickly
for both main characters, and I never really saw how
Stanford got his moniker of the “Dangerous Duke,”
but it’s a nice and easy feel-good read for an afternoon
and we sure can use that these days.Reviewed by
Cyrene

4 Stars