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ARC Review: As the Devil Dares by Anna Harrington
As the Devil Dares
Book Info

Released: March 6th 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Capturing the Carlisles #3
Pages: 384

“This was a great addition to the series, but it wasn’t necessarily my favorite.”
~ Under the Covers

We are back with the Carlisle brothers.  I discovered Anna Harrington last year and have enjoyed the previous two books in this series a lot.  The Carlisle brothers were basically big troublemakers who are now finding love and cleaning up their act.  In AS THE DEVIL DARES we finally come to Robert Carlisle, the last brother who actually blames himself for the death of his father and has sworn to become a successful businessman to make his father proud of him and how he’s changed.

To do that, he’s decided he needs to secure a partnership at Winslow Shipping.  And Mr. Winslow will grant him that if he can help his eldest daughter marry by the end of the season.  Of course, he can’t be one of the suitors because he would then loose the partnership.  Mariah Winslow is also known for her crazy antics, even having the nickname of Hellion, and she wants nothing more in life than to be given that partnership at her father’s company.  She doesn’t care about balls and dresses, or finding a husband.  Her family’s legacy and business is her mission in life and Robert Carlisle is now standing in the way of it.

This was a great addition to the series, but it wasn’t necessarily my favorite.  I liked Robert and Mariah and I thought they were great together!  There was an ease to their interactions and I thought they were the perfect match for each other.  But at the same time, some of it got a little boring and the pacing dragged a bit.  I wish there would’ve been a little more excitement.  This was definitely a very toned down version of Robert and I think some of the fun of the novel was missing.

Nevertheless, this was an entertaining read and I have enjoyed these brothers stories a lot.  I’m not sure if there’s room for more in this series (maybe Mariah’s sister??) but I would definitely continue reading it and I’m looking forward to the next book by Ms. Harrington.




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About Anna Harrington

I fell in love with historical romances and all things Regency—and especially all those dashing Regency heroes—while living in England, where I spent most of my time studying the Romantic poets, reading Jane Austen, and getting lost all over the English countryside.

When I read my first Regency romance in 2012, I was hooked and longed to create my own independent and spirited heroines and dashing heroes. The best part of writing historical romances is falling into history—to live in the world of Regency England through my characters, with dazzling balls, beautiful dresses, and gorgeous houses that I would otherwise never be able to experience. I love the period’s rich history and find that all those rules of etiquette and propriety can be worked to the heroine’s advantage…if she’s daring enough to seize her dreams.

In addition to earning my degrees in the U.S., I have studied theatre in London, Mexican history in Guadalajara, and Spanish in Ecuador. I am an avid traveler and have enjoyed visiting schools and volunteering with children's organizations in Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, and Mexico, and I have amassed thousands of photos I unleash on unsuspecting friends who dare to ask about my travels.

I love to be outdoors! I've been hiking in Alaska, the Andes, and the Alps, including one week spent dangling off the via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites, and I love whitewater rafting (when I don't fall in!). I earned my pilot’s license at Chicago Midway (To all the controllers in Chicago Center—I greatly apologize for every problem I caused for you and Southwest Airlines), and it is my dream to one-day fly in a hot-air balloon over Africa.

I adore all things chocolate, shamelessly dive into ice cream of any flavor, and guzzle Kona coffee by the gallon. A Doctor Who fanatic (everyone says my house is bigger on the inside), I am a terrible cook who hopes to one day use my oven for something other than shoe storage. When I'm not writing, I like to spend my time trying not to kill the innocent rose bushes in my garden.


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