Can her gentle tenacity unlock a duke’s heart?
Lady Tricia Riley is the sweet daughter of a duke until her family's ailments force her to breech societies’ dictates and go where no lady should… the docklands. When a tall, strong and handsome stranger helps to keep her safe, she agrees to keep their meeting, secret. She’s no interest in marrying a tall and darkly handsome stranger. Actually, she has no intention of marrying at all. Instead, she plans to dedicate herself to charitable pursuits.
Ryker Pembroke, Duke of Landon, will marry eventually, as duty requires him to do. But it is a fate, he regards with a certain amount of dread. That is, until an auburn haired minx bursts into his life. Her warmth, charm and giving nature draws him to her even as he attempts to maintain a safe distance. She is entirely wrong for him with her impulsive nature and blatant disregard for her own safety makes her a terrible choice for a wife… doesn’t it?
This is a stand-alone romance with a lovely HEA! The heroine does appear in the Earl of Sussex: Wicked Earls' Club. And the books that follow will all be connected with the Earl of Sussex and his lovely bride, Tabbie.
An unconventional courtship with a sweet HEA
Oh, how I love the Riley sisters! They are independent women who speak their mind and have no fear. (Older sister Tabbie had her story in Earl of Sussex, a fav of mine) Tricia’s calling in life is helping those who needed it. She is sweet, honest, and direct. She has no regard for her safety or society rules as she puts needs of others before her own. She would never be happy just being a man’s wife, she needed to help others. Ryker is somewhat a recluse preferring to keep to himself, rarely socializing. After coming across Tricia and saving her down by the docks, he finds that she continues to needs his rescuing as she finds herself in more situations. She has him wrapped around her finger without either one of them being aware of it. This couple is a lot of fun and while neither had marriage plans in their near future they make the perfect match. My Duke’s Seduction is a wonderful historical romance read that is fun, fast, sweet with a little spice and drama. Tammy Andresen consistently delivers a well-written story that leaves you with a smile.
A wonderful story!
This story was entertaining from beginning to end, but what else would you expect from a Tammy Andresen book? What was great is that it is story that contains a character from the The Earl of Sussex in the popular Wicked Earls series. Our heroine, Lady Trisha Riley's life had seemed somewhat ideal until her cousin went missing. Setting out on her own, she ends up in a very dangerous side of town at the docks. Of course that is no place for a lady and trouble soon confronts her but she is lucky to be rescued by none other than Ryker, Duke of Pembroke. Of course he was disguised as a commoner due to trying to find someone and comes upon Trisha. From here on out after their initial meeting, Ryker could not get his thoughts off her and what follows is a story with touches of intrigue, a little danger and of course romance. Even though a shorter story it is an enjoyable read that you will be glad you picked up. Cannot wait for more tales from the Wicked Lords of London Series!!
Charming! My Duke’s Seduction by Tammy Andresen is book 1 in the Wicked Lords Of Love series and what a way to begin a series! I loved this story and Tammy has such a wonderful way of bringing her characters to life plus so visual. This is an easy to read story and I read it in one sitting. The story has theft, kidnapping, fights, bravery, kindness, caring, sharp tongues, love of family, stealing, protectiveness, an auction, greed, scandal and of course love. I highly recommend this book and any of Tammy Andresen’s books, they are truly wonderful! Travel back to 1816 London, England with Lady Tricia Riley and Ryker The Duke of Landon.
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.