Review: The Lady is Daring (Duke’s Daughters #3) by Megan Frampton

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Duke's Daughters #3
Megan Frampton
Historical Romance
September 25th 2018


Five well-bred sisters, one sensational scandal. Now the Duke of Marymount's daughter Ida is about to find love in the most unconventional way...

It was easy for society to overlook Lady Ida Howlett; they found her bookish, opinionated, and off the marriage mart. But little did they know that behind a calm exterior beats the heart of an adventuress, one who, determined to discover her runaway sister's whereabouts, steals a carriage and sets off on a daring mission. Then she discovers she's not alone! Bennett, Lord Carson, is inside, and he refuses to leave.

Lord Carson's plans had always been to find a soft, gentle wife who would run his home and raise his children. Still, he makes a bargain with Ida—he won't desert her during her mad adventure. He'll make sure she's safe, and then find a suitable lady to fall in love with. But when rules (and garments) become discarded during this long, intimate journey, it's soon clear that this surprisingly daring lady is the woman he's needed all along.


The Lady is Daring is book three in the Duke’s Daughters series by Megan Frampton. This is my first time reading Frampton and I enjoyed The Lady is Daring. Now I’m a person who reads series in order, I just prefer it that way, but I will say that this book stands well all by itself, but if you enjoy reading a series in order then I’d suggest you do that.

Ida Howlett is the third daughter of the Duke of Marymount, and while her sisters have made wonderful matches and pleased her parents, she’s not interested in marriage. She wants to live her own life, free to explore topics that take her interest, and if there’s a little adventure in the mix– all to the better.

Bennett, Lord Carson has successfully managed to avoid marital entanglements to this point, serving as ‘matchmaker’ for the first two of the sisters of the Duke of Marymount. Pressures from all sides, is stressing him out, and to add to that his father is determined that he marry a Duke’s daughter and bring a not so insignificant dowry into the family coffers.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I enjoyed this book more then I expected. I was glad we didn’t get a marriage due to statues or societies wants. I don’t think I would have liked this story if it turned out that way.

What I really liked was Ida our heroine. For the time period she is in, she’s interesting, intriguing, intelligent and for her to be that head strong, well it’s not acceptable, so I really enjoyed her. Some surprising circumstances have Bennett talking to Ida for the fist time with out societies pressures and several eyes on them. He starts to see her in a different light. I liked how Bennett and Ida ended up on an adventure together. Their interactions were cleverly plotted, and Ida’s realization that everything that made her ‘undesirable’ to most are what intrigues Bennett. The author wove in wonderful revelations to their personalities, opinions, along with some moments from both Bennett’s and Ida’s viewpoints, and the sheer excitement of the adventure all added to the story.

The Lady is Daring was a lovely novel to read. It’s witty, humorous, and entertaining.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “Review: The Lady is Daring (Duke’s Daughters #3) by Megan Frampton

  1. It’s been a while since I haven’t read a HR
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    • HR is rare for me to read. Hope you enjoy!