When playing a game of wits, never ever go up against the woman they call the Hellion . . .
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD...
Whether it's business or pleasure, Lord Robert Carlisle never backs down from a dare. But finding a husband for scandalous Mariah Winslow? It's one challenge he instantly regrets accepting. Even with all his connections---and rakish charms---Robert will have to use every trick in the book to marry off a woman with no dowry and no sense of decorum...no matter how stunningly beautiful she is.
Mariah Winslow has no intention of being a pawn in Lord Robert's game. She knows he agreed to play matchmaker only to secure a partnership in her father's shipping company, a partnership that's rightfully hers. For now, though, she'll dress for the elegant balls he throws and dance with the eligible bachelors he chooses. But she won't be outwitted by the devil himself -- no matter how tempting and irresistible she finds him.
"With its strong feminist bent and lively battle of wills, Harrington delivers what readers crave: a smart, fun read." -- RT Book Reviews
Loved everything about this. We weren’t dragged through the drama of them denying their feelings for each-other to themselves. I like it when stories are like that.
I love a heroine with a backbone! Miarah did not disappoint. Robert, the last of the Carlisles brothers is struggling to overcome his guilt over his father's death. This seems to be the plague of all 3 brothers. It is always fun to see how an author can bring such opposites together. All around, a great read, entertaining and endearing.
I did receive an advance reader copy, however, all opinions are my own.
The Devil and The Hellion
As the Dukes Dares brings the Capturing the Carlisles series to a rousing conclusion. Lord Robert, the youngest Carlisle brother wants very much to become a partner in Winslow Shipping, and in order to accomplish his goal, he has to find a husband for the owner’s older daughter Mariah, infamously know as The Hellion. Mariah doesn’t want a husband, and she also wants to be part of her family’s business. The battle of wits that ensues is intense (and quite entertaining).
Robert and Mariah are terrific and well matched – strong, witty, and intelligent. The Carlisle brothers are well, the Carlisle Brothers. This is best exemplified by a rescue scene you don’t want to miss. The other secondary characters are wonderful. This story is a fast paced entertaining romp. The end is predictable, but getting there is quite a ride.
Robert’s is the last story of a wonderful series, but if you are ending a series, this is the way to do it!
I received and ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.