Needed: A Dishonorable Duke 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 Needed: A Dishonorable Duke by Tammy Andresen to review.

Needed: A Dishonorable Duke by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

She is not stalking the duke. She’s just following him. Very closely…

When Miss Mona Ayers finds herself betrothed to a marquess older than her father’s father, there is only one thing to do. Find a better suitor. But who is better than a marquess? A duke, of course.

The problem is the only one currently on the market, the Duke of Durham, is as derelict as he is determined not to marry. She knows, she’s done her research. She’s read every article ever printed about him in the London Times. She might have even cut them out and saved them. And when the opportunity to catch him alone and make him an offer he hopefully can’t refuse, Mona doesn’t hesitate. Any fate is better than be married to an elderly marquess.

But that’s when things really start to get tricky.

He refuses the offer.

Worse yet, some woman from his past is seeking retribution and just because Mona’s saved a few articles, all right, several, he thinks she might be said lady. She’s determined, yes. But deranged? Most certainly not.

But how to prove that to the Duke of Durham, convince him her plan for a marriage of convenience is sound, and save him from whatever woman wishes him ill? It’s a big task.

Mona, however, is up for the challenge.

The only other dilemma? Her heart has decided that convenience just won’t do.

This is the second book in the Calling All Rakes series and you may see my review of the first title Wanted An Earl For Hire here.

The story begins with Mona coming up with an idea of how to avoid marrying the elderly marquess whom her mother wishes her to marry. It is currently her visiting hours and he has nodded off, whilst she cuts out articles from the newspaper to read later. These are all for her project to find someone her mother would consider an even better catch than a marquess, namely a duke.

Her plan is to find an occasion when she can speak to the Duke of Durham, a rake known as the Deplorable Duke and suggest a marriage of convenience. And she believes he might be in attendance at next week’s ball. Can she contrive a private word?

Indeed she can, spoiling Lady Sara’s planned tryst, but he says no. How can she convince him? Can her saved newspaper clippings help her?

And just like the first book in the series, Tammy has managed to weave a mystery into her usual style of romantic novel. As the story develops Mona helps Brax, the duke solve the mystery of who is threatening him and why. But now her orginal idea is unravelling, as she is starting to fall for this handsome rake. How will things pan out?

Needed: A Dishonorable Duke is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and paperback. Another nice short romantic story with a splash of intrigue from Tammy Andresen. I’m certainly liking this new dimension to her books.

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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