Duke with Benefits (Studies in Scandal #2) (Paperback)

By Manda Collins

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250109880, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2017

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Description

LADY + DUKE = TRUE LOVE?

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?

“Witty, sensual historical romance that will captivate readers.” Romance Junkies

Duke with Benefits is the second in Manda Collins' Studies in Scandal series set in Regency England.



About the Author

Manda Collins grew up on a combination of Nancy Drew books and Jane Austen novels, and her own brand of Regency romantic suspense is the result. An academic librarian by day, she investigates the mysteries of undergraduate research at her alma mater, and holds advanced degrees in English Lit and Librarianship. Her debut novel, How to Dance with a Duke spent five weeks on the Nielsen Bookscan Romance Top 100 list, was nominated for an RT Reviewer's Choice Award for best debut historical romance, and finaled in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest. Both How to Entice an Earl and Why Dukes Say I Do were selected for inclusion in Eloisa James's Reading Romance column. Her latest book, Why Earls Fall in Love, a February 2014 release, was called "sparkling romance" by Publishers Weekly and is set in Bath, England, one of her favorite cities in the world.


Praise For Duke with Benefits (Studies in Scandal #2)

"A delight to see a classic Regency hero so smitten with a truly unusual heroine. Driven by multiple passionate scenes and the hunt for a murderer, it's a swift and intense read. A bluestocking Regency romance of unusual intensity." — Kirkus Reviews

"Intense romance." — Publishers Weekly

"The romance is lovely, with both hero and heroine falling into love the way people do in life outside of books — in a slow tumble and a sharp drop, all at once." — New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean

"This is a terrific historical romance...I definitely have to recommend." —Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick!)

"A delightful book full of romance, intrigue, and mystery, Duke with Benefits should be on your to-buy list for July!" — Romance Reviews Today

"A go-to for historical romance." — Heroes & Heartbreakers

"A delicious romance with a curious mystery thrown in to spice things up!" — Fresh Fiction

"This is a marvelous murder/mystery with lots of fun and danger. The characters are all very unusual and the puzzles are clever. I loved it." — Warrior Woman Winmill

"This story, well-written, fast-paced with great engaging developed characters, a romance with mystery and suspense aspects, kept me entertained, particularly with the humorous tones throughout the read. There was no way I could put the book down." — Booktalk with Eileen

"From beginning to end, Manda Collins gave us a wonderful story of intrigue and love." — Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"This was just an absolutely amazing read and I can’t wait for the rest of the series to release." — Playground of Randomness