Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Have You read? As the Devil Dares by Anna Harrington

Sportochick's Musings ~ An entertaining historical read.

As the Devil Dares

Capturing the Carlisles #3

by Anna Harrington

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Genres ~ Historical Romance

When playing a game of wits, never ever go up against the woman they call the Hellion . . .


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 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.

Mariah is an excellent example of a strong intelligent woman who knows her mind unfortunately she lives in the wrong era. Oh but wait you need to read this book and see how she uses her intelligence. This by far my favorite part of this book. The author's writing skills in this area deserves top marks. She allows the reader to feel Mariah's frustration at being a woman instead of a man. Also, how she struggles to understand how to fit in the era she was born into. Even more intriguing is how she handles Lord Robert.

I do love a frustrated man. Lord Robert fits this the bill. But there is a deeper side to him that no one sees but Mariah and the push pull to their interactions will make the reader laugh out loud, at times want to scream and other times cry. 

For me if I lived back then I am sure I would be like Mariah and I would hope with everything I have I could find someone like Lord Robert.

This book deals with families that have lost how to connect with each other, people trying to right a wrong and receiving as well as giving forgiveness.

I give it 4 stars and suggest you pick up a copy to judge for yourself.

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

My Reviews Of The Capturing the Carlisles Series
If the Duke Demands - My Review  Amazon
When the Scoundrel Sins #2 - My Review  Amazon
As the Devil Dares #3 - My Review Amazon

I fell in love with historical romances and all things Regency—and especially all those dashing Regency heroes—while living in England, where I spent most of my time studying the Romantic poets, reading Jane Austen, and getting lost all over the English countryside.

When I read my first Regency romance in 2012, I was hooked and longed to create my own independent and spirited heroines and dashing heroes. The best part of writing historical romances is falling into history—to live in the world of Regency England through my characters, with dazzling balls, beautiful dresses, and gorgeous houses that I would otherwise never be able to experience. I love the period’s rich history and find that all those rules of etiquette and propriety can be worked to the heroine’s advantage…if she’s daring enough to seize her dreams.

In addition to earning my degrees in the U.S., I have studied theatre in London, Mexican history in Guadalajara, and Spanish in Ecuador. I am an avid traveler and have enjoyed visiting schools and volunteering with children's organizations in Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, and Mexico, and I have amassed thousands of photos I unleash on unsuspecting friends who dare to ask about my travels.

I love to be outdoors! I've been hiking in Alaska, the Andes, and the Alps, including one week spent dangling off the via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites, and I love whitewater rafting (when I don't fall in!). I earned my pilot’s license at Chicago Midway (To all the controllers in Chicago Center—I greatly apologize for every problem I caused for you and Southwest Airlines), and it is my dream to one-day fly in a hot-air balloon over Africa.

I adore all things chocolate, shamelessly dive into ice cream of any flavor, and guzzle Kona coffee by the gallon. A Doctor Who fanatic (everyone says my house is bigger on the inside), I am a terrible cook who hopes to one day use my oven for something other than shoe storage. When I'm not writing, I like to spend my time trying not to kill the innocent rose bushes in my garden.

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