Duke of Chance by Tammy Andresen – book review

Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

I have received a free e-copy of the book Duke of Chance by Tammy Andresen to review.

Duke of Chance by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

This duke will chance anything…except his heart.

The Duke of Danesbury, better known as the Duke of Chance, is an unrepentant rake, a gambler, a club owner, and an all-around sinner. Which is why, taking over the gaming hell, the Den of Sins, suits him perfectly. And while he knows he’ll have to marry at some point, he looks upon the institution the way some might consider having a tooth extracted. The act is to be avoided until the last possible moment. But when an opportunity falls into his lap to have the best of both worlds, marriage and freedom, it’s an offer he can’t refuse.

She’s loved Chance forever…

How could Lady Daisy Longrove forget her childhood infatuation? He’s her brother’s best friend, after all. The handsome and powerful duke has never seen her as anything but a little girl. That is until she finally sets her silly girlhood fancy aside and falls in love with another man, one who also happens to be a rake. All right, perhaps she has a type. But when the Earl of Edgemere doesn’t keep his promise of marriage, she’s all but ruined. That’s when Chance makes her an offer. He’ll save her by marrying her, if she’ll provide him with an heir and then allow him the freedom to do as he chooses.

It’s an offer she likely can’t refuse.

But all those feelings she’d thought she’d forgotten long ago? They’re back with a vengeance. How can she be his wife when she’s in love with him, knowing he’ll never return her feelings?

There in only one answer. Daisy has to find a way to break down the high walls he’s constructed around his heart. Can she convince this duke to take a chance on love?

This is book 16 in the Lords of Scandal series, yes it just keeps going and going. I’ve read and reviewed all the titles. This one works fine as a stand-alone read, although it wasn’t the one I was expecting next from the titbit at the end of Laird of Longing (book 15). Tammy Andresen has obviously juggled things around and we’ll now have to wait until book 18 for that.

So the story starts with a prologue introducing the new owners of the Den of Sins. We meet Chance, the Duke of Danesbury, along with his friends Hart and East, plus Arabella known as the “Queen of Hearts” as they select 4 more lords to join their venture.

As we move to chapter 1, we meet Lady Daisy Longrove, Hart’s younger sister who has just been compromised by being kissed in public by the Baron of Edgemere. Her aunt Mildred is fuming but Daisy isn’t worried as she is in love and he has already proposed. He just needs her brother’s permission.

But Hart exposes Edgemere as a cad who is just after her dowry. And the heroic Chance steps in to save his best friend’s sister, whom he known since she was a little girl, from being ruined by asking permission to court her.

What a tangled triangle. Edge still professes to love her. And what do both Daisy and Chance really want?

Duke of Chance is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and paperback. Once again another light short romantic story from Tammy.

About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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