Author: Laurel McKee
Conlan McTeer, Duke of Adair, has come to Dublin to fight for a free Ireland. But he's suddenly reunited with the young Englishwoman who had once claimed his heart, and his passion turns from politics to pleasure. When their sizzling encounter brings danger to Anna's door, she must decide where her loyalties lie-and quickly. For someone will do whatever it takes to destroy Conlan . . . and anyone he dares to love.
I have to say that I loved this book because Anna is not a sniveling dolt. She's a bit wild and reckless but not to the point where she puts herself in dangerous situations. Conlan and Anna are great characters who are multi-dimensional and complex. The attraction between Conlan and Anna is palpable. As much as Conlan tries to push Anna away for her own safety, she pushes back just as hard, not willing to go away without a fight.
Anna has a great relationship with her mother and younger sister, Caroline. Caroline also isn't your typical society girl. Her head is constantly in the books and she wants to marry an older man because he has an impressive library. Anna's mother, Katherine, thinks that romance for her is over but finds herself surprisingly attracted to the least likely person. There were several love stories going on throughout the book but the focus never left Conlan and Anna's romance. I like Anna's sense of adventure. Her personality is the perfect compliment to Conlan's who is intense and a bit dark. When he's around Anna, she brings out the protective and softer side of him. Their attraction is believable and I get what they see in one another.
Duchess of Sin is a great read and not your typical historical romance. Even though this is the second book in the series it can be read as a stand alone. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book which is Caroline's story. We get a sneak peek at the end of Duchess of Sin and my interest is definitely piqued.
Thanks to the Hachette Group I have 3 copies of Duchess of Sin to give away
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