A lovestruck lady charms the duke of her dreams during an expedition on the high seas in this sexy, swashbuckling novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans.
Alexander Sylvester Bracken, Duke of Bedford, has a mission: sail to the Mediterranean and track down Lady Hestia Cary’s missing father. It is a straightforward task, but for two rather vexing complications. First, the sea holds painful memories; second, for her own safety, Hestia is to accompany him. As Alex battles the demons of his past, he must also resist Hestia’s surprisingly skillful attempts at seduction. After all, Alex has sworn to leave her untouched, and he intends to honor that vow—until he can properly ask the Earl’s blessing.
Ever since His Grace rescued Hestia from the arms of a Turkish pirate six long years ago, her heart has belonged to Alex. So when he agrees to help find her father, Hestia is thrilled. Although Alex tries to hide it, there’s passion in his eyes—and a frisson of desire in the air—whenever they meet. On board ship, miles from home, Alex won’t be able to deny her any longer. But with scoundrels lying in wait, she may not live to tell the tale of her conquest.
Look for the enchanting Disgraced Lords series from Bronwen Evans:
A KISS OF LIES | A PROMISE OF MORE | A TOUCH OF PASSION | A WHISPER OF DESIRE | A TASTE OF SEDUCTION | A NIGHT OF FOREVER
And don’t miss her novels in the Imperfect Lords series:
ADDICTED TO THE DUKE | DRAWN TO THE MARQUESS | ATTRACTED TO THE EARL
Praise for Addicted to the Duke
“Regency romance fans looking for something just a bit different will adore this one from [Bronwen] Evans.”—Library Journal
“I would happily recommend this book and am looking forward to the next installment!”—Flippin’ Pages Book Review Blog
“No stranger to adventure, Ms. Evans knows how to thrill readers with her courageous heroes and tempting heroines. This time around she steps up her game and sets the action on the high seas. A wounded warrior battles his inner demons while fighting against the advances of a sexy siren on the quest for answers. As the mystery unfolds the seduction begins. Bronwen Evans doesn’t do dull and Addicted to the Duke explains why.”—I Love Romance
“Ms. Evans combines high seas adventure with sizzling romance that will keep you turning pages long into the night. Her books just keep getting better and better.”—Ashlyn Macnamara, author of What a Lady Requires
“I was glued to the pages of Alex and Hestia’s story, from the first page to the last.”—My Book Addiction and More
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Alex & Hestia were awesome! I absolutely loved these characters. The sparks between them every minute of the books were explosive. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The way they loved each other but were denied was so exciting and challenging that I wasn't able to put this book down. The series is titled Imperfect Lords and couldn't be more accurate. While Alex wasn't perfect he was absolutely amazing and such a good person, who could blame Hestia for falling in love with the rogue!
I can't wait to read more in this series!!!
I enjoyed reading this book. It was an entertaining & interesting read! This book is well written & kept me intrigued! I do wish that I had more background on the main characters-Hestia & Alex. I felt so bad for Alex! Not only was he forced to be a slave but he is addicted to opium & feels he isn't good enough for the one woman he cares for! Hestia is in love with Alex from the beginning & I didn't really understand how she could keep looking past everything Alex did to push her away! I wanted to smack Alex so bad for some of the things he was doing!! I didn't care for Hestia's father-he was a jerk! I was a bit surprised with some of the things that happen towards the end! I didn't see it coming at all!! This was a really good book, definitely worth reading!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!*
Bronwen is one of my favorite authors. I love the way she writes. Although this is not her usual style. This one is very intense and a little dark. Alex and Hestia really go through so much you begin to wonder if they are gonna make it through. So many things keep happening to them that it had me on pins and needles. I didn't want to put the book down so I could see what was next.