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Let Sleeping Dukes Lie (Rules of the Rogue, #2). by Emily Windsor. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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“Strait-laced. Ruthless. Arrogant.”
Alexander Westhide, the Duke of Rakecombe has no quarrel with such faint praise as he has forever shunned marriage, women and anything remotely resembling love. Indeed, the damning words merely serve to enhance his haughty façade. But beneath the controlled demeanour lies a duke beset by tragedy, a man turbulent and restless.

“Forthright. Impudent… Capricious saucebox.”
Miss Aideen Quinlan can’t quite express why she feels the need to taunt, tease and generally annoy the Duke of Rakecombe. Maybe it was for the heart-racing spar of words that always ensued, or maybe it was to see the duke’s broad fist clench on his ebony cane, green eyes glittering.
Or maybe it was because she was unable to erase the memory of his vehement kiss…

An unlikely couple.
Torn between his world of espionage and this unquenchable passion, the duke still refuses to lower his fierce defences.
If Aideen is to capture her resistant duke’s troubled heart, it is she who must follow the Rules of the Rogue.
Resistance is futile…

A sensual Regency Romance with warmth and wit, this story also includes unpalatable chefs, a darling of the Season with a secondary love story, deadly walking canes and sheep…


Alexander Westhide,  the Duke of Rakecombe is an agent for the Crown.  His life is full of danger,  not only to him but all those close to him.  That is why he pulls a cloak of ruthlessness around himself.  If he shuts himself off,  nobody can get hurt.  Unfortunately or fortunately for him a certain Irish spitfire will not be ignored. 
Miss Aideen Quinlan has always known about the secret world of undercover work.  Her beloved uncle makes some of their best gadgets.  It can be a scary and dangerous world,  but she is no fainting society miss. 
Our protagonists met in a previous book in this series,  but you don't have to have read it to enjoy this one. 
This story is full of excitement and danger,  but there are definite times when you want to smack the hero.  Much like our heroine does.  A very amusing tale with great characters.  Hopefully "Jack" will get his story next.  I can't wait for some lady to bring him to heel. 
I love this series , you can read each book on it's own, but I prefer to read them in order. 


Emily grew up in the north of England on a diet of historical romance and classical mythology.
Unfortunately, you couldn’t study Georgian slang or the Regency London Season, so she did the next best thing and gained a degree in Classics and History instead. This ‘led’ to an eight-year stint in engineering. 
Having left city life, she now lives in a dilapidated farmhouse in the country where her days are spent writing, fixing the leaky roof, battling the endless vegetation and finding pictures of well-tied cravats.

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