The Duke Who Dared 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 The Duke Who Dared by Tammy Andresen to review.

The Duke Who Dared by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

What if the Ugly Duckling decided that what she wished for most was revenge?

A woman like Lady Aubrey Featherington should know better than to dare a duke…
But what if she dared him anyway?

“You wouldn’t,” I fired at him, notching my chin higher as I balled my fists into my skirts.
“Oh princess…” He stares back at me with a heat that threatens to melt my bones. “You ought to know by now I would and will.”

Challenging the sixth Duke of Westgate was a risk. But in this glittering court of opulence there is only one thing that shines brighter than this man: the Rivermore Diamond. A blue diamond of the finest quality, a gift from the Marquess of Cintwell to Aubrey’s mother upon her inconvenient entrance into the world.

By right and birth, the glittering stone belongs to Aubrey and she’ll have it back no matter the price. Westgate with his piercing blue eyes and his rakish grin can go the devil.

Then again, after what she’s about to do, perhaps she’s the one who is going to Hades…

This is the first title in a new series “All That Glitters”, set in the Victorian era.

The story begins with a rather sinister prologue when Miss Aubrey Fairfield, illegimate daughter of the Marquess of Stallworth, is threatened. Her dress-making livelihood is at risk unless she follows his plan to secure the Rivermore Diamond, which is up for auction in a week’s time. Even though she works under an alias, the stranger Mr Smith has identified her and knows that the diamond once belonged to her mother.

She will need an escort to attend the auction, so she tries to seek out her absent father, but instead is waylaid by a face from the past, Nick Hart, the Duke of Wingate, a cad. He doesn’t recognise her, but he keeps popping up. Can she let him help her?

The Duke Who Dared is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and paperback. Romance and danger bundled together in this delightful short story.

To note, some of the characters names in the version I read are different to what is on the blurb, so I have referred to them by the names I read. I don’t know which is correct as I was reading an ARC.

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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