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To Lure a Proper Lady (Duke-Defying Daughters Book 1) - Ashlyn Macnamara

This is the first book in a new series by Ashlyn Macnamara.  Lady Elizabeth Wilde is the oldest of three daughters of The Duke of Sherrington.  As the Duke lay on his deathbed, he explains to his daughter that wants her to be married and he is pushing for a union with her cousin, Snowley.  The Duke also wants Elizabeth to go ahead with annual house party they always host, because then maybe one of his daughters will find an eligible suitor.  Elizabeth is concerned about her father's health and believes he is being poisoned so she goes to Bow Street hoping to hire a runner to find out the truth.

On Bow Street, Elizabeth runs into Dysart.  This meeting was wonderful...full of humor and unexpected emotions!  Elizabeth decides to hire Dysart and they come up with a plan that he will attend the house party as a guest while trying to dig up facts on if the Duke is being poisoned.

The time these two spent together was great!  I loved how Elizabeth was such a strong willed female and how Dysart enjoyed being with her.  It was such a fun cat and mouse game trying to figure out what was happening to her father.  The suspense of this story line made me not want to put this book down.  The sexual attraction between these two was just icing on the cake.

Dysart's backstory added another twist to this tale.  The final explosive ending was great.  All in all I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down.