This week I’ve been given the privilege of sharing the newest novel written by Manda Collins, DUKE WITH BENEFITS. Set in Regency England, this historical romp provides hours of playful banter and suspense as Dalton Beuchamp, Duke of Maitland and Lady Daphne Forsyth search to uncover the mysterious Cameron Cipher. Daphne’s excellence in puzzle solving along with Dalton’s intimate knowledge of Beuchamp house provides the perfect pairing of two equally appealing characters.
Having not quite managed to master her quick tongue, Daphne is known to say exactly what she thinks and feels without any filter. It takes a special man to appreciate the mathematical genius behind the beautiful face. Dalton Beauchamp possesses everything a swoon worthy hero should be-handsome, wealthy, and debonair. More importantly, he is humble, reliable, secure in his masculinity and infatuated with the clever but socially awkward, Daphne. I knew Dalton had me when he explained to Daphne that sometimes saying things literally isn’t always the best way to influence others. His straightforward yet unassuming gentility towards her made me melt. How I long for my own Dalton. But, I digress…
This is the first book I’ve read by Manda Collins and I assure you, it won’t be the last. How could it be now that I’ve developed a book crush on one of her characters? This carefully crafted novel is the second book in the Studies in Scandal series. If I haven’t convinced you to treat yourself to this delightful read, surely the title alone must intrigue you. I was offered the opportunity to receive an advanced copy of this book through Netgalley. It’s my privilege to have to recommend this title to my fellow romance readers. I look forward to reading many more novels by Manda Collins in the future.
Manda Collins is the author of several books, including Ready Set Rogue and The Lords of Anarchy series. She spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. When she’s not writing, she’s helping other people use books, as an academic librarian.