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Early Review: Duke with Benefits by Manda Collins

Jun 4, 2017


Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a burning passion for puzzles. When she learns that the library belonging to her benefactress houses the legendary Cameron Cipher an encrypted message that, once solved, holds the key to great riches Daphne is on the case. Unfortunately, her race to unlock the cipher s code is continually thwarted by a deliciously handsome distraction she hadn t counted on. . .and cannot resist.

Dalton Beauchamp, the Duke of Maitland, is curious as to why Daphne is spending so much time snooping around his aunt s bookshelves. He s even more intrigued by her bold yet calculating manner: She is unapologetic about her secret quest. . .and the fiery attraction that develops between them both. But how can they concentrate on solving a perplexing enigma once the prospect of true love enters the equation?


Duke with Benefits was a sweet read. Daphne and Dalton cart readers away on a treasure hunt. With the help of close family and friends they uncover the secrets a bequeathed library can hold. Together they discover a passion that will not be denied. Collins created such an intellectual character when penning Daphne. She seemed to have at first glance a cold and some what unattached attitude. As the story revealed more of her true self, Daphne became existent for me, adding depth to the story.  This was not an easy read for me, but I'm glad I came to enjoy it towards the end.  I would like to meet more of the Studies in Scandal gang and cipher a few encrypted codes.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: Jun. 27, 2017

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