In the latest book by best selling author Christina Dodd, IN BED WITH THE DUKE, gives a whole new meaning to “Don’t fear the Reaper”. In this case “the Reaper” in question is an avenging angel, forged by years of torture and political imprisonment who rides in the shadow of night to right the injustices of a villainous prince—only to find his ultimate salvation in the arms of a directionally challenged young lady with a kind and loyal heart.

Demure lady’s companion Emma Chegwidden never defies society’s rules. Until the night she runs straight into the arms of the mysterious and menacing Reaper . . . a man who rides the night-shadowed countryside and conceals his identity behind a mask. His goal is justice . . . or is it vengeance? Only one thing is certain: nothing will stop him from his dark purpose.

Michael Durant, long-lost heir to the duke of Nevitt, has a score to settle. Cynical, dangerous and ruthless, Michael is the last man on earth that sensible Emma should defy. But some challenges are too tempting to resist . . . and some passions too fierce to ignore. Soon Michael discovers in Emma the woman he has always longed for . . . a woman whose beauty and courage reach through to his tortured soul . . . and he will defy anything, even fate itself, to claim her . . .

IN BED WITH THE DUKE, is one of those “can’t miss” opportunities for pure reading enjoyment…

I only discovered Christina Dodd, this past spring and have been simply delighted by each and every one of her historical novels, especially those in the Governess Brides series, for which this latest release is the newest addition.

Emma and Michael’s story contains a kaleidoscope of fascinating scenes from an inadvertent comeuppance via a very resilient goldfish to sensual moments with a mysterious, masked stranger and on to emotional awakenings that reveal, through love, anyone can become someone’s true hero.

IN BED WITH THE DUKE, is one of those “can’t miss” opportunities for pure reading enjoyment that will stick with you and eventually draw you back into reading it all over again.

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Teresa Spreckelmeyer
Teresa St. Mary - Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels. Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.