Author: Bethany Bennett
Series: Misfits of Mayfair #3
Published by: Forever on May 24, 2022
Genres: Historical Romance
Book Rating: 9/10
She can keep her secrets or risk her heart
Lady Emma Hardwick has been living a lie—one that allowed her to keep her son and give him the loving home she’d never had. But now her journal, the one place she’d indulged in the truth, has been stolen. Whoever has it holds the power to bring the life she’s carefully built crumbling to the ground. With her past threatening everything she holds dear, the only person she can trust is the dangerously handsome, tattooed navy captain with whom she dared to spend one carefree night.
Captain Malachi Harlow, Duke of Trenton, would rather throw himself overboard than return to society. But when the Admiralty calls him back home, there is no room for refusal. Crossing paths with the delectable Lady Emma is a welcome distraction that takes a more serious turn when they discover they have a common enemy. Working together could help them both—but will it also bring a temptation neither can resist?
Sensual, scandalous, and amusing!
Dukes Do It Better is a mysterious, engaging tale set in England during 1825 that features the sassy, independent, single mother Lady Emma Hardwick who, after spending one glorious night in the arms of the ruggedly sexy sailor Captain Malachi Harlow, willing agrees to spend one more season indulging in a no-strings-attached romantic affair with him until things get a little more serious and they found themselves the target of a blackmailer looking to destroy their lives and reputations.
The prose is seductive and sweet. The characters are strong-willed, resourceful, and determined. And the plot is an arousing mix of family, friendship, heartbreak, secrets, action, adventure, societal expectations, wicked intentions, tender moments, and unconditional love.
Overall, Dukes Do It Better is a provocative, entertaining, engaging treat by Bennett that is the third novel in the Misfits of Mayfair series that, in my opinion, shouldn’t be missed.
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Thank you to Forever & Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.