Fans of Sarah MacLean, Vanessa Riley, and Julia London will adore this modern take on the Regency, filled with tough, empowered women meeting their matches in a sexy story from rising star Anabelle Bryant. “Delightful.” —Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author From the glittering ballrooms of the ton to the city’s grittiest corners, London has no shortage of wrongs in need of righting—and the Maidens of Mayhem are prepared for the challenge. United by secrecy and sisterhood, these daring woman from all walks of life aim to fight injustice wherever it takes them—even into the arms of unexpected love... Scarlett Wynn’s tragic childhood taught her that life can be cruel to women with little power. So when a local seamstress disappears, Scarlett vows to find out why. Armed with a weapon and her courage, Scarlett scours London for clues—and crosses the unlikely path of Ambrose Cross, the Duke of Aylesford, at an unlikely place: an upscale brothel. The Duke is trying to solve a mystery of his own, and Scarlett is sure they can help each other—if she can resist the attraction that draws them together . . .
As Duke of Aylesford, Ambrose is duty-bound to protect his family name from scandal no matter the cost. But Scarlett’s fearless spirit forces him to look beyond his world of privilege. Scarlett is as intoxicating as she is dangerous, igniting a fire in him like no other. But when the pair learn both mysteries they’re trying to solve are tied to a string of missing women, the tangled scheme they uncover may put their lives, and their growing love, in mortal danger—and lead them to search their hearts like never before . . . “A delightful historical romance with a liberal dash of adventure, plenty of sizzling heat, and a heart of pure gold. A superb start to Bryant’s new Maidens of Mayhem series” —Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author
“Duchess if You Dare is a fantastic read that kept me up late and has me anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.” —USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Ann Miller “Brilliant.”— Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Anabelle Bryant is the USA Today bestselling author of historical romance, including the Maidens of Mayhem, the Midnight Secrets series, and the Bastards of London series. With a MA and ABD in earning her PhD in education, she has studied at Rutgers College and Kean University of New Jersey. When not in front of a classroom she can be found in front of her laptop writing Regency romance and pursuing daydreams. Readers can connect with her at AnabelleBryant.com.
Praise for Duchess if You Dare
“In Regency London, a commoner teams up with a duke to solve a mystery…Bryant’s Maidens of Mayhem is an appealing idea…Scarlett and Ambrose are sympathetic and likable characters.” —KirkusReviews
“A fun premise and rather more fistfights than one expects from a Regency romance…The Maidens of Mayhem have sworn to protect London’s most vulnerable. Among these vigilantes is Scarlett Wynn, who is brilliant, inquisitive, and handy with a dagger.” —Publishers Weekly “A delightful historical romance with a liberal dash of adventure, plenty of sizzling heat, and a heart of pure gold. A superb start to Bryant’s new Maidens of Mayhem series.” —Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author