Taming a Duke’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Taming a Duke’s Heart Books 1-3 (Taming the Heart Series)
October 10, 2017
The first three books in the Taming the Heart series is in this box set. Taming the Dukes Reckless Heart, Taming a Duke’s Wild Rose, and Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady. Just $2.99 for all 3 books!
Taming the Duke’s Heart See what it means to tame two dukes and a laird from the bestselling series, Taming the Heart. Also, enjoy some bonus material with tantalizing glimpses into the future of Taming the Duke’s Heart.
Taming a Duke’s Reckless Heart Piper Baker’s mother is gravely ill and they are about to be destitute. With both time and money running out, marriage is her only option. While suitors swirl around her, none capture her heart until Barrett Maddox, Duke of Manchester, saves her from a band of thieves. But the one man she wants is the only one she cannot have. Barrett Maddox has few rules for his life, but one of them is to stay far away from marriageable virgins. That is until he rescue’s Piper with her auburn hair and spunky fortitude. For some unknown and insane reason, he agrees to her mother’s request to help broker her on the marriage market of New York. Moreover, while he will easily ward off any unwanted suitors, he cannot imagine how he will keep his hands to himself? As their lives become more tangled, the question becomes… Is there anything more reckless than love?
Taming a Duke’s Wild Rose Since the death of her mother, Lady Rose Wentworth has dreamed of a hero. A knight or soldier who sweeps her off her feet and heals the scars she hides within. These fantasies cloud her judgement when it comes to a man’s true nature and every suitor she pines for proves to be less than honorable. But Rose is convinced she has finally found a true hero in the soldier, Carl Lundberg. Fearing for Rose’s future, her father arranges a match with the scarred duke. Powerful and rich beyond reason, Lord Wentworth is convinced this is the man who can provide a real future for his daughter. But Rose knows better, or so she thinks. Now she is caught between two men, one handsome and dashing, the other scarred but intriguing none-the-less. As each vies for her hand, Rose finds it more difficult to discern whose intentions are pure. The more Rose is entangled in the web of love and marriage the more she questions which man has the true heart and who can unlock hers.
Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady Miss Isabelle Maddox, known as Isla, has never been one to follow rules. She would much rather a reckless ride on horseback than a dance in a ballroom but her father has very different ideas about her future. To further the families’ fortune, he would see her married to a Scottish lord. Isla fears this will be the end of the life she treasures above all else. Gavin Campbell will never marry again. His past has taught him well, his first wife’s spending has him teetering on the edge of financial ruin. Marriage is a disease, or so he thought until the headstrong Isla starts seeping into is heart and he begins to wonder if a woman like her might actually be a cure. Can Isla’s wild ways tame this laird’s heart?
A wonderful collection of the first 3 books in the Taming the Heart series. You will also get a glimpse into the next generation in the bonus material which is a story releasing in the Fall of 2018.
Taming a Duke’s Reckless Heart (book 1)
“Are you going to beat every man who asks me to dance?”
I was hooked from page one. Felt the passion, the chemistry, wanted them together. I loved the Duke, especially when he ignores all social rules. He was a total goner over Piper, super protective, and such a scowler and growler. Piper was so worried over finances and her sick mother, but she was also a fun character. She’s strong, loyal, and never backed down from the Duke. As with any good romance there’s some drama which added to the intrigue. Solid plot, well-developed characters that are fun and interesting. The secondary characters were a mixture of wonderful. Totally enjoyable read. (originally reviewed 10/4/17)
Taming a Duke’s Wild Rose (book 2)
Taming a Duke’s Wild Rose tells of a romance from the mid 1800’s. Both main characters grow throughout the storyline. I felt the heartbreak they suffered with their trust issues – the hero, a recluse who is suffering emotionally from physical scars and doubting anyone could love him and the heroine who has fallen for dishonorable men in the past and fears she has chosen the wrong man again. Well-written and intriguing with developed characters. Strong characters make a good story and this one has them including the damsel in distress who doesn’t back down when faced with danger (she can pick locks after all!). Thoroughly enjoyed it. Has drama, action, humor, and great chemistry between the characters. Another winner from Tammy Andresen. (originally reviewed 11/1/16)
Taming a Lairds Wild Lady (book 3)
“Many a woman has stood by her husband when he has needed her. It’s a partnership.”
Different female character for this era which I enjoyed. Elizabeth is strong, wild, good at many things, knows the land, is a tomboy, and most of all, not dependent on a man. Gavin is the ideal match for her. The take turns protecting and saving each other. Another plus was how the Maddox siblings helped each other, loved each other, and looked out for one another. A quick, enjoyable read that had a bit of everything: romance, action, a villain, and chemistry. I was hooked until the last page. A great addition to the Taming of the Heart series. (originally reviewed 1/17/17)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.