Sunday, September 10, 2017

5 ⭐️'s Addicted to the Duke by Bronwen Evans

Sportochick's MusingsAuthor Bronwen Evans continues to challenge the reader with her hard-hitting provocative storylines. Because this book made me uncomfortable as well as mesmerized I give it 5 STARS.

Addicted to the Duke

Imperfect Lords #1

by Bronwen Evans

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Publisher ~ Random House Publishing ~ Loveswept
Genres ~ Historical Romance

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.

Author Bronwen Evans continues to challenge the reader with her hard-hitting provocative storylines. In Addicted to the Duke she hits on subjects not normally discussed, opium and laudanum addiction as well as others that you will find out by reading the book.

While reading the Prologue I wasn't sure if there would be a way for me to find this book a romance but I love this author so really there was no options for me not to give this book a try. WOW.....this was an impactful read and Alexander's character was handled superbly taking the reader deeply into how he got addicted and why he still struggled with his demons as he did. There are richly detailed heartbreaking parts to this book that will cause the reader to feel Alexander's pain and want to hold him and take away his fears.

Hestia's character is strong and soft if that is possible. She has a steel backbone but a soft womanly exterior. Her heart is firmly fixed on loving Alexander so she does everything she can to get his attention. 

A well rounded secondary cast adds to this thought-provoking storyline keeping the reader enthralled with this fast-paced ever changing read.

Because this book made me uncomfortable as well as mesmerized I give it 5 STARS.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

My Reviews Of The Imperfect Lords Series ~ 
Addicted to the Duke (#1) - My Review
(#2) - My Review

USA Today bestselling author, Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Evans is a three-time winner of the RomCon Readers’ Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with her dogs Brandy and Duke.

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