How to Beguile a Beauty - Daughtry, Bk 3 Author:Kasey Michaels The lonely life of a spinster… — When her beloved dies in battle, Lady Lydia Daughtry assumes she’ll never love again. Until a deliciously handsome duke awakens a part of her she never knew existed. But how can she have such feelings for Tanner Blake, who is a constant reminder of all she has lost? — ... more »The least likely man to the rescue…
Tanner Blake, Duke of Malvern, promised his dying friend he’d take care of his “dearest Lyddie.” So how dare he covet the lush, lovely young woman for himself — especially since he is all but betrothed to another? His solution: find Lydia a suitable husband immediately. But when both their lives become fraught with mystery and danger, Tanner’s vow becomes intensely personal . . . renewing his desire to keep Lydia by his side forever.« less
"How to Beguile a Beauty" is the third book in the Daughtry series. Unlike the other stories, this one's "back story" had been running through the previous two books - "How to Tempt a Duke" and "How to Tame a Lady". Lydia, the twin to Nicole of Book 2, has always been the shy one, and her ideas taken from books. The man she thinks she loves is killed in the Napoleanic wars.
This book takes longer to achieve an interesting storyline than the others. I found it less satisfying than the first two, and with a confusing subplot.
I thoroughly enjoyed this third in Kasey Michaels "Daughtry" series. The characters were fun; Justin, as friend to the Duke, kept the dialogue flowing. Completely entertaining with a mystery to solve as well.