To Lure a Proper Lady by Ashlyn Macnamara

To Lure a Proper Lady by Ashlyn Macnamara

This is book 1 in the Duke-Defying Daughters series.

Lady Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Wilde and her sister are once again called to their father's deathbed, but this time they find that he might actually be as sick as he claims. Lizzie believes that someone might be poisoning him and seeks out a Bow Street Runner to investigate. She didn't know she would encounter the likes of Dysart.

Dysart distain all things to do with the aristocracy, but when he learns that someone might be poisoning a duke, she accepts the case. Posing as a member of the gentry, Dysart joins the Wilde's house party to narrow down the suspect list. Needing no distractions during the case, Dysart finds himself losing focus whenever Lizzie is near him.

Dysart knows that he is all wrong for Lizzie, but they can't seem to help but be drawn together. Can they find the person that is poisoning the duke and find their happily ever after?

I loved this story! It is one of my favorite troupes where you have a love story that has a mystery that needed to be solved and in the process the H/H were brought together and fell in love.

I really liked Dysart. As a Bow Street Runner, he has a certain persona. But when he needed to be perceived as someone else, he was able to flawlessly make that transition and make it believable. One minute he would sound like he was from White Chapel and the next from the highest rankings of society. 

Lizzie was one of those rare woman in society that has taken charge of her life and the family around her. Her mother has passed and her father is almost always bedridden, so as the oldest, she has had to step up and run the household. She feels it is her job to protect the family and do what is right for it even though it might not be right for her...

I loved the interactions between Lizzie and Dysart! The bantering between the two of them, as well as the chemistry between the two, is what really made the story for me.

I can't wait to read about Lizzie's sisters and see what Macnamara has in store for them!

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Thanks go out to Random House Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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