When Love is a Nuisance

I have a new release today, ADDICTED TO THE DUKE, Imperfect Lords series book #1. The hero of the story is Alexander Sylvester Bracken, the Duke of Bedford. He’s a man who is hell bent on revenge until Lady Hestia Cary muddies the water. Suddenly, reaping revenge upon a man who had held him captive for two years doesn’t seem as important as saving the woman he’s come to love.

What, if anything, would you give up for love?

Here’s the blurb:

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.

Want a little snippet?

“I should never have asked Alex to help me. It’s too dangerous. I should have simply hired someone to find my father and deliver a message, telling him what Fredrick was up to. Don’t you see, I’ve put all of us in danger, and if you help me I can hire someone in Palma, and then Alex can go back to England. I can see what returning to the Mediterranean is doing to him. He’s worried about me, about my father, and it’s not his responsibility.”

“You want me to go behind Alex’s back and help you hire someone else?”

“Alex is far too gallant to consider calling off the search. I have already tried to convince him to return home. But if we both persuade him that my father will be warned by the men we hire, then he might listen.”

He looked away before asking, “How can we trust anyone we hire in Palma?”

“I know Governor Crespo and his wife, Emilia, from my previous visits here with my father. They could help me find a reputable ship and men. They might even know what my father’s plans were.” She pleaded with him. “Won’t you help me try?”

David stood and moved to stand right in front of her, looking down at her for an age. On a sigh he said, “It would not change Alex’s plan. He would still sail to the Mediterranean.”

Something began to build inside. The cold dread of fear wrapped talons around her insides. “There would be no need for him to continue on to Greece.”

“He’s not going to Greece for your father. Or for you. Not entirely.”

Her legs began to buckle under her, and it was only David’s strong arms that stopped her from sliding to the floor. “Oh God, he’s going after Murad.” And she fainted.

Buy links:

Amazon          getBook.at/Addictedtotheduke

Nook               http://bit.ly/29oTzPz

Kobo               http://bit.ly/29wWHNn

iBooks             http://apple.co/2jjaE6y

Googleplay     http://bit.ly/2jK8md

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USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans (Bron to her friends) grew up loving books. She’s always indulged her love for story-telling, and is constantly gobbling up movies, books and theater. Her head is filled with characters and stories, particularly lovers in angst. Being able to write her characters’ stories is never work, it’s a dream come true. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer. She writes both historical and contemporary, sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon Readers Crown Best Historical 2012 and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. Her long novella, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, was a Top 5 Finalist in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 2012 and the RomCon Readers Crown Best Historical 2013. Bron lives in New Zealand with her Cavoodle Brandy. When not ensconced in her study writing her characters’ thrilling journeys to their happy ever after, Bron can be found on the golf course. www.bronwenevans.com

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7 Responses

  1. Teri Donaldson

    Sounds fabulous. I can’t wait to read it!

    • Bronwen Evans

      Thanks, Teri. I loved writing this story it.

  2. davisbk121

    I haven’t heard much about it, but I can’t wait to read it. It looks just perfect for me.

    • Bronwen Evans

      I’ve been busy writing three books! It’s book one in my new Imperfect Lords series.

  3. Glenda

    I’ve read your emails about it along with excerpts you’ve provided newsletter subscribers! It’s been on my wishlist for awhile – it sounds great! I love how you plan on dealing with Alex’s ‘demons’. Some of his issues are never really talked about in historical novels.

    • Bronwen Evans

      Hi Glenda – thank you! I was fascinated to learn that you could buy laudanum (opium) over the counter and that it was cheaper than beer. I immediately thought about what happens when you become addicted and no one understood what addiction was.