Tour ~ Review and Giveaway ~ The Duke of Daring (The Untouchables #2) by Darcy Burke

Miss Lucinda Parnell is out of money. A dismal failure at the Marriage Mart, she’d just as soon leave Society far behind. Desperate to earn funds to retire with her grandmother to the country, Lucy disguises herself as a man to gamble in London’s hells. But the Earl of Dartford, an Untouchable she never imagined speaking to let alone spending time with, is onto her in a trice. When he insists on acting as her protector, Lucy fears her chance to remain an independent woman is destined to go up in flames.

After losing his entire family, Andrew Wentworth, Earl of Dartford built a wall to keep attachments at bay. He believed he could keep Miss Parnell safe without compromising his defenses, but she’s exciting and irresistible. Their deepening relationship makes him even more determined to push her away. Nothing will stop him from trying to avoid reliving the anguish of loss. Love is the one risk he doesn’t have the heart to dare.

200 Pgs. |Heat: 3 | Purchase: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo
Another terrific read from Darcy Burke.  I think I can honestly say I never read such an strong willed independent heroine than Lucy Parnell.  The depiction of her character was so realistic I could swear that she was standing right next to me. Lucy was not your typical wallflower, sure she may still be unwed but she has a plan.  After her gambling father left her penniless, Lucy needs to be creative on how she will support herself and her grandmother. So what does a gambling daughter do, well she infiltrates several gambling locations disguised as a man and is rather good at it. But its not long that her eyes and lips catch the attention of "The Duke of Daring", Andrew. He catches on to her quickly and announces that he will partner with her and accompany her while she enters the gambling hells.  Each of them has vowed not to marry, one has trust issues and the other fears the loss of a loved one.  Between the pages, their friendship grows, their secrets are revealed and love blossoms.
You are pulled in from the very start, the love scenes are Swoon Worthy.  I found myself chuckling out loud reading the dialogue between the two of them. I would happily recommend this book and am looking forward to the rest of the series!

Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids-who each seem to have inherited the writing gene in some form-and two Bengal cats. In her "spare" time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say "no," but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

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