If the Duke Dares If the Duke Dares
Book 1 - Rogue Rules

If the Duke Dares

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Publisher Description

Incorrigible flirt Acton Loxley, Duke of Wellesbourne is in need of a duchess. En route to greet a potential bride, he encounters a most intriguing and captivating widow who completely distracts him from his task. However, she disappears before he can deepen their acquaintance. Acton begrudgingly goes to meet his bride, unaware she and the widow are one and the same.


When Persephone Barclay’s younger sister is compromised, Persephone must wed before the scandal spreads. Her parents scramble to present her to the Duke of Wellesbourne; except he’s precisely the kind of rogue she has now vowed to avoid. Taking flight to avoid a match, Persephone runs straight into her would-be betrothed and pretends to be someone else. But dash it all, the duke proves to be irresistibly charming! If she remains in his company, she’ll end up in the wicked scoundrel’s clutches. 


Even worse, her second attempt at escape lands her in increasingly poor circumstances. With nowhere to turn and her safety at risk, she may have to accept help from the one man who threatens her resolve—and her reputation.

January 30
Zealous Quill Press
Darcy Burke

Customer Reviews

LisanneH ,

He’s clueless

He’s terrible at reading women…

I liked Persephone, a young widow. She’s trying to avoid being married off to a duke because her sister was compromised by a rogue. Acton Loxley is a friend and fellow rogue of the guy who ruined her sister. He’s a clueless duke who thought (wrongly) that Persephone would welcome his unwanted advances when she was traveling alone. He visits the same brothel as all his friends (way to share the STI and STDs). Acton just feels very predatory. But you know Persephone just has to end up with him. She could definitely do better.

Peg1951 ,

An Almost Reformed Rogue

To minimalize the scandal caused when her sister is caught embracing a rogue who then rejects her, the Barclay parents quickly arrange a meeting between the Duke of Wellsbourne and Persephone. The object? Marriage. Believing the duke is just another rogue like the one who ruined her sister, she runs away before they reach his estate. Before she gets very far, she runs into her prospective husband. When he reaches home and discovers that the “widow” he met on the road is his would-be intended, he goes after her. This is a lively and enjoyable start to the Rogue Rules series. There is a bit of adventure, but this is a character-driven story. The characters, with the exception of Persey and Pandora’s parents, are charming and likable. Persey and Acton are falling in love, but Acton almost ruins it. He is a reforming rogue, but he can’t quite get past flirting. How will get past this? I love the way the ladies devised their Rogue Rules. Persey knew the rules, and she found which ones to break to find her happy ending with Acton.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

Rt2025 ,

If the duke dares

Opposites attract. Persey refuses to fall for a rogue! Until she meets Acton the Duke. Fun story about two people who end up helping each other and falling in love.

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