NEVER DARE A DUKE
November 25, 2008
Avon Books (Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022-5299
Rating: 4 Cups
Abigail Shaw will do anything to save her father’s newspaper business. Even though her father sees her as a little girl, Abigail wants to show she is grown up. She writes anonymously for the newspaper without him knowing. If she can do an article about the scandalous Cabot family, she can prove to her father she is a true asset as a journalist.
Christopher Cabot was eager to become a man at sixteen. As the sixth Duke of Madingley, he would like to be the one to choose a suitable wife without his mother’s interference. After meeting Abigail, he believes her intriguing proposal just might work. First he must make sure she never uncovers his dark secret.
Abigail wants to do an article on Christopher and his family's devilish secret. It will prove to her father she is a good journalist. When she learns Christopher is seeking a wife, Abigail offers him a proposal: they can pretend they have a romance while he seeks a wife. In the meantime, she can secretly learn about his family. Christopher is quite taken with Abigail and accepts her proposition. She is sure it will cause quite a stir of rumors. Neither expected the attraction would pull them together as Abigail finds it hard to resist him. Will he scandalize himself to fall in love with a lady journalist?
Ms. Callen is a master storyteller and once again has written a tale that stole my heart. I was smitten with the characters of Abigail and Christopher. Their chemistry sizzles and the attraction just smolders throughout the pages of this elegant tale. Never Dare a Duke is a mesmerizing read. It is like that saying, good to the last drop, but this story continues giving and giving. The dialogue shines with the winning personalities of Abigail and Christopher. If you want to be dazzled with a historical romance that carries the reader along, this is one story not to miss.
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