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Addicted To The Duke (Imperfect Lords #1) by Bronwen Evans. Historical Romance ARC Review.

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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.


A few years ago Alexander Bracken,  now the Duke of Bedford rescued a young girl from a man he knew all too well .
Now she needs his help again.  Can he return to face the darkness of his past ?
Lady Hestia Cary is used to life without her father, the Earl of Pembroke,  but when her distant cousin declares the Earl dead and himself the heir Hestia knows she is in trouble. 
Our hero is a recovering addict forced to take a hard look at himself and how he is dealing with the past.  The islands in the Mediterranean hold lots of danger and extremely unpleasant memories.  Our heroine knows how dangerous the Mediterranean can be,  but England could be just as bad for her.  There is only one man she can turn to. 
A difficult and emotional journey for our characters.  You can't help but feel for them,  even if you want to tell the hero to get his head out of his butt. 
A story that will catch your attention straight away and keep it all the way through.  A thoroughly enjoyable story. 



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. 

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 first self-published novella, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, was a FINALIST in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 2012, and a finalist in the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2013. Her first contemporary released December 2012, The Reluctant Wife, won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Category 2013.

When not writing or reading, she enjoys long walks in the vineyard, or at the beach, with her Cavoodle Brandy.

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