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.
Look for the enchanting Disgraced Lords series from Bronwen Evans:
A KISS OF LIES | A PROMISE OF MORE | A TOUCH OF PASSION | A WHISPER OF DESIRE | A TASTE OF SEDUCTION | A NIGHT OF FOREVER | ADDICTED TO THE DUKE | A LOVE TO REMEMBER
Praise for Addicted to the Duke
“Regency romance fans looking for something just a bit different will adore this one from [Bronwen] Evans.”—Library Journal
“I would happily recommend this book and am looking forward to the next installment!”—Flippin’ Pages Book Review Blog
“No stranger to adventure, Ms. Evans knows how to thrill readers with her courageous heroes and tempting heroines. This time around she steps up her game and sets the action on the high seas. A wounded warrior battles his inner demons while fighting against the advances of a sexy siren on the quest for answers. As the mystery unfolds the seduction begins. Bronwen Evans doesn’t do dull and Addicted to the Duke explains why.”—I Love Romance
“Ms. Evans combines high seas adventure with sizzling romance that will keep you turning pages long into the night. Her books just keep getting better and better.”—Ashlyn Macnamara, author of What a Lady Requires
“I was glued to the pages of Alex and Hestia’s story, from the first page to the last.”—My Book Addiction and More
“Addicted to the Duke grabbed me on the first page and didn’t let go. But even more impressive than Bronwen Evans’s fast-paced, exciting storytelling is her ability to craft an emotional tale of forgiveness and redemption that stayed with me long after I devoured the last page.”—Shana Galen, bestselling author of I Kissed a Rogue
“It’s a captivating storyline that keeps you turning the pages.”—Duelalias
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.