by Sarah MacLean
Series: The Bareknuckle Bastards #3
Genres: Historical Romance
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New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with the much-anticipated final book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series, featuring a scoundrel duke and the powerful woman who brings him to his knees.
Grace Condry has spent a lifetime running from her past. Betrayed as a child by her only love and raised on the streets, she now hides in plain sight as queen of London’s darkest corners. Grace has a sharp mind and a powerful right hook and has never met an enemy she could not best, until the man she once loved returns.
Single-minded and ruthless, Ewan, Duke of Marwick, has spent a decade searching for the woman he never stopped loving. A long-ago gamble may have lost her forever, but Ewan will go to any lengths to win Grace back… and make her his duchess.
Reconciliation is the last thing Grace desires. Unable to forgive the past, she vows to take her revenge. But revenge requires keeping Ewan close, and soon her enemy seems to be something else altogether—something she can’t resist, even as he threatens the world she's built, the life she's claimed…and the heart she swore he'd never steal again
I have loved the Bareknuckle Bastards series and couldn’t wait for Ewen and Grace’s story. Since the beginning Ewen has been the Bastards’ worst enemy. Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean promised answers to questions. But can she make me fall for Ewen?
After the climatic events in Brazen and the Beast, I wasn’t entirely sure how things could be mended. While each story holds its own swoon-worthy romance, I implore you to read this series in the order of its release. The overall story ARC, and anticipation are not to missed.
We quickly discover what happened to Ewen after the invents at the docks and I squealed with delight. For years the brothers have told Ewen that Grace is dead in an effort to keep her safe and hidden…but now Ewen knows and nothing will keep him from having her. Eep!
I loved the tension, the chemistry, the denied affections because passion was not off the table. Sizzling and heartfelt, I quickly found myself immersed in their story.
MacLean took time to fan the flames, slowly revealing long awaited answers and turning my heart one page at a time. I laughed, cried and delighted as we spent time in the Gardens, on rooftops and in darkened rooms.
The heat was delicious as the tension and anticipation of a happily ever after torment me. All of it proved once again why MacLean is the reigning queen of historical romance. Her characters pull at you, claim you and stay with you.
Nows the time to devour the series if you haven’t already done so. If you are nervous about this last book, throw caution to the wind and dive in! You won’t be disappointed.Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean delivered from long awaited answers to passion. #NewRelease #BareknuckleBastards #HistoricalRomance Click To Tweet