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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 d 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.


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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 d 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.

30 review for The Lady is Daring

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stacee

    This one is definitely my favorite of the series. I loved Ida and Bennett. Their banter is fantastic and I loved how they were able to open up to each other and have intelligent conversation. The chemistry is there right from the start, but the relationship grows naturally. Plot wise, it was fun. I enjoyed seeing them figure out how to travel along. I mean, there’s only so many ways you can get into an inn and have food, but it never felt repetitive. The angsty parts were super short and didn’t This one is definitely my favorite of the series. I loved Ida and Bennett. Their banter is fantastic and I loved how they were able to open up to each other and have intelligent conversation. The chemistry is there right from the start, but the relationship grows naturally. Plot wise, it was fun. I enjoyed seeing them figure out how to travel along. I mean, there’s only so many ways you can get into an inn and have food, but it never felt repetitive. The angsty parts were super short and didn’t last long and while I wanted just a bit more of a future take in the epilogue, it was fantastic. Overall, it was a quick and fun read with characters I really enjoyed. I can’t wait to see which sister is next. **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**

  2. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Rogers

    Series: Duke’s Daughters #3 Publication Date: 9/25/18 Megan Frampton is normally one of my favorite reads. I enjoyed this story, but it was mostly because of the humor of the ‘classification game’, etc. Otherwise, I thought it was a bit slow and I never came to feel involved with the heroine because I didn’t like her or relate to her. I liked the hero much better, but I found him to be more milquetoast than hero. I think the author was trying very hard to put modern standards in period dress witho Series: Duke’s Daughters #3 Publication Date: 9/25/18 Megan Frampton is normally one of my favorite reads. I enjoyed this story, but it was mostly because of the humor of the ‘classification game’, etc. Otherwise, I thought it was a bit slow and I never came to feel involved with the heroine because I didn’t like her or relate to her. I liked the hero much better, but I found him to be more milquetoast than hero. I think the author was trying very hard to put modern standards in period dress without seeming to do so. My rating is a 3.5, but I have had a hard time deciding whether to round down to 3 or up to 4, so I guess I’ll decide once I have the review written. Lady Ida Howlett has inattentive, uncaring and uninvolved parents. Ida is highly intelligent and loves learning – and she has no problem sharing her knowledge ad-nauseam with others. She is the youngest of five sisters. Two sisters are happily in love and married, two live at home and one, Della, has run away and they don’t know where she is. It is Ida’s dearest wish to locate Della and bring her back to London. Bennett is the son and heir to a marquess, but he might as well be the marquess because he is the one who takes care of everything while his father is off living the high-life and spending money right and left. Bennett is a person who takes care of others – always – and before himself. Sometimes, he’d just like to chuck all of the responsibilities and run away – maybe have an adventure. Something Bennett NEVER does is get drunk – but, he has gotten drunk tonight and has fallen asleep in someone’s carriage. The door was open and he was sleepy so he crawled in. Now, imagine his shock to awaken and find himself in a moving carriage. He repeatedly wraps on the carriage roof and finally, the carriage comes to a stop. Shock! He is several hours outside of London and the carriage is being driven by Lady Ida who has stolen the carriage and is on her way to find her sister. Since Bennett cannot let her travel alone, they set off together on an adventure. I think the book could have profited from a bit more ‘adventure’ during this part of the story, but it was a pretty staid trip. So, as I said, I enjoyed the humor in the story but wasn’t impressed by much more. Here are some of the things that bothered me: (1) This one really aggravated me after a while. The constant, incessant, repeated references to how smart Ida was. It was as if nobody else in the world had a brain – only Ida. (2) Ida’s ‘brilliant’ solution for her NOT being ruined when they returned to London. It was absolutely bonkers. She had spent a week traveling totally alone with a man who was not her husband and bringing her sister back with her was going to keep her from being ruined. What????? (3) The relationship between Ida and Bennett was just too modern. It just wouldn’t have happened that way in that time period. If you want that, then write a more modern story rather than writing a modern story and draping it in period dress. (4) Bennett’s role in the House of Lords was mentioned a couple of times. Well – he was an heir and would NOT have been in the House of Lords. His father would be the one in the House of Lords. Doesn’t matter who is running the Marquisate, ONLY the title holder can serve in the House of Lords. (5) Bennett’s solution to how he was going to cut back on his duties and his reaction to his father’s objections were ridiculous. Of course, his father could take over the running of the Marquisate – he is the Marquess after all. It doesn’t matter that Bennett has been running things and signing everything – he still isn’t the Marquess. (6) The wedding vows. I’m certainly not an expert here, but I don’t believe that, in that time period, they would have been allowed the change the vows. I believe those were dictated by the Church of England. (7) It was hard to get a feel for a timeline since few if any, dates or periods were given in the book. Even the epilogue didn’t tell us how long after the marriage it took place. Of course, I guess that is one way to eliminate timeline errors – just don’t have one. (8) The Epilogue. I love epilogues and think every romance should have one. However, I didn’t see any point in having this epilogue at all other than to – maybe – set up the idea that Della will be the heroine in the next book. Please check out my reviews at: Blog: https://flippinpages.blog/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/flippinpages... Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlippinPagesRev Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarbBookReview "I requested and received this e-book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lover of Romance

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Lady Is Daring is the third book in Megan Frampton latest series. I have liked this series so far, they aren't the type of books that I can see myself re reading in the future, but they are fun and full of adventure type stories. The Lady is Daring features a heroine on the hunt for her sister This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Lady Is Daring is the third book in Megan Frampton latest series. I have liked this series so far, they aren't the type of books that I can see myself re reading in the future, but they are fun and full of adventure type stories. The Lady is Daring features a heroine on the hunt for her sister, who left town she she thought she was in love but the man was a scoundrel and she ended up pregnant. But Ida wants her sister back, and so she steals a carriage, which contains a Lord Carson. So Bennett and Ida has gone on the road together, searchiing for her sister and falling in love with each other. I really liked this book, not my favorite from Megan Frampton, but quite enjoyable. It was a quick read and there were many elements that I thoroughly enjoyed here. It has a solid plot line, endearing characters both primary and secondary, some fun family interactions and smart characters. But I felt the romance was a bit lacking at times, most of the time I didn't really connect with the love story or even the chemistry. But all the other elements of the story was splendid and it was highly engaging at times. I will definitely keep going with the series since we have two more sisters to have their stories with, so I am excited for that since we got hints in this book with their stories. So I can't wait to see what Frampton comes up with next. [foogallery id="56618"]

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Emro

    Maybe 3.5... Lady Ida Howlett is the youngest and the smartest of the Duke's daughters, she is also the most opinionated, outspoken and argumentative. While visiting with her sister Eleanor, she gets a chance to speak with Bennett, Lord Carson - the man that has successfully avoided wedding two Howlett sisters - she really likes him and secretly wishes he would notice her. They are involved in a discussion when a letter from their "lost" sister Della arrives. Ida excuses herself from Bennett and Maybe 3.5... Lady Ida Howlett is the youngest and the smartest of the Duke's daughters, she is also the most opinionated, outspoken and argumentative. While visiting with her sister Eleanor, she gets a chance to speak with Bennett, Lord Carson - the man that has successfully avoided wedding two Howlett sisters - she really likes him and secretly wishes he would notice her. They are involved in a discussion when a letter from their "lost" sister Della arrives. Ida excuses herself from Bennett and joins her sisters to read the letter, that is when she makes a discovery, the word Haltwhistle is visible on the letter - that must be where Della is hiding!!! Excited she rushes home and devises a plan to find and bring home Della. Bennett, Lord Carson is the responsible son of the Marquis of Wheatly, he manages the family's holdings and ensures that everyone is taken care of. When his wastrel father insists that he marry to increase the family's wealth, Bennett gets upset. There would be plenty of money if his father was not gambling and supporting his mistress and children. Bennett wants to marry for love, but that seems like an impossible dream, until he meets Ida at Eleanor's house. How did he never notice her before?? When his brother Alex (Eleanor's husband) suggests that Bennett take some time for himself, that too seems impossible. The next day, he goes to his club to evade "Carson-hunters" and ends up drinking too much, he leaves and ends up in front of his best friend's house, there is a carriage out front and it seems like a good place to take a short rest. Ida is using Mr. Beechcroft's library and learns where Haltwhistle is - she figures it will only take a week or so to get there, but how?? Her question is answered when she leaves the house and sees Beechcroft's carriage waiting out front. She steals it and sets off on her rescue mission. She is miles outside London before she realizes that the carriage was not empty. She tries to make Bennett return to London, but he insists on staying with her. She finally sees the sense in his demand and they set off. Over the next few days, they share a lot of conversation, kisses and travel woes. They are both falling for the other, but they can never be, because they are not "right" for each other. They send letters to their families saying they have eloped, but Ida makes it clear that she will not marry him. She will find her sister and happily live the life of a spinster. Bennett knows that she would not be an easy wife, too outspoken, opinionated and smart to be a helpmate for him, but that doesn't stop him from wanting her. When they finally find her sister, Ida has her work cut out for her convincing Della to return to London. She finally agrees, but insists that her friend Sarah and her daughter come in addition to Della's daughter. They return to London and expect to part ways for good. They are in love, but it just won't work - or will it? This story started out great, but then it sort of just fell apart. I loved Bennett and was delighted that he finally gets a love of his own, but Ida was annoying and for someone who is touted as being "incredibly smart" she did a lot of stupid things. Most of the banter in the book was amusing, the love scenes steamy and the ending was sweet. But a lot of the scenarios were completely unbelievable (am I the only one who seemed to notice that they LOST the carriage and horse she stole and they don't seem to care?? I wonder how Beechcroft felt about that...) and the book was a little boring. I didn't hate it and if you have been following the series, I would recommend this story, but if you are just starting the series, I would not suggest starting with this book, as this is a "best if read in order" series. *I am voluntarily leaving a review for an uncorrected eARC that was provided to me by Edelweiss and the publisher.*

  5. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    This was excellent -witty, entertaining, heartwarming and sexy, truly fun regency break from reality. Loved it!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Gaele

    Bennett, Lord Carson is the catch of the series, and 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 notwithstanding, Bennett has his hands full trying to keep the estates running properly, see that his ailing mother is cared for, and trying to keep a pound safe from his profligate father and his never-ending need for more. ALL of the stress has fallen on Bennett, wh Bennett, Lord Carson is the catch of the series, and 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 notwithstanding, Bennett has his hands full trying to keep the estates running properly, see that his ailing mother is cared for, and trying to keep a pound safe from his profligate father and his never-ending need for more. ALL of the stress has fallen on Bennett, while his father eschews any responsibility for the family, preferring to celebrate his ‘title’ and let others pay the price for his extravagances. Determined that Bennet marry a Duke’s daughter and bring a not insignificant dowry into the family coffers, he’s got plans for his son and won’t be ignored. Ida Howlett is the third daughter of the Duke of Marymount, and while she and her sisters (both now married) have made wonderful matches and pleased her parents, she’s not interested in what ‘other girls do’. She wants to live her own self-directed life, free to explore topics that take her interest, and if there’s a little adventure mixed in – all to the better. Her sister Della ran off ‘in disgrace’ and while her parents seem rather inured to the situation, Ida has decided that she needs to find her sister and see just what all happened. Stealing a carriage in a quick getaway – off to follow the trail and find her sister seems logical to Ida, she didn’t count on the carriage being occupied by the one man that she desperately needs to avoid, the one her parents have pushed forth on her as a potential mate. Surprised by the circumstances, it’s truly the first time that Bennet has actually spent time with Ida, talking to her without being subjected to several eyes and the constrictions that society has placed on interactions. Most shocking , yet intriguing, to him is Ida’s determination to be herself, forming opinions and enjoying new experiences, without seeming to need anyone or anything else. Her intelligence shines through in their conversation, her passion about what she believes is right, and her logical view of how to find the sister she is determined to bring home are even more striking since they come from a woman he had previously discounted as some wedding-crazed, close to on the shelf, dismissible unmarried woman on the marriage mart. Their interactions and his growing esteem for her are cleverly plotted, and Ida’s realization that everything that made her ‘undesirable’ to most are just what intrigues Bennett. Perhaps this marriage thing isn’t so bad after all. Clever additions of revelations of personality, opinions and the sheer excitement of the adventure added to this story, with some moments from both Bennett’s and Ida’s viewpoints that were instantly descriptive and foundations for their characters. Another lovely installment in this clever early Victorian story. I received a paperback copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed

  7. 4 out of 5

    Niki

    This book started out quite charming with its self-taught bluestocking heroine but the more I read, the more intolerable I found her. I'm all for intelligent, educated women, but her arrogance about it as well as some of her inner dialogue on logic was just annoying. The hero, Bennett, son and heir of to a marquess and responsible for all of the family's interests, was charming enough, but I wished he'd been a bit more assertive at times. Their dialogues just didn't really do it for me either, e This book started out quite charming with its self-taught bluestocking heroine but the more I read, the more intolerable I found her. I'm all for intelligent, educated women, but her arrogance about it as well as some of her inner dialogue on logic was just annoying. The hero, Bennett, son and heir of to a marquess and responsible for all of the family's interests, was charming enough, but I wished he'd been a bit more assertive at times. Their dialogues just didn't really do it for me either, especially during some of the steamy scenes, but this is probably just me being picky. It also bothered me that the highly logical Ida went on this impulsive, unplanned 'rescue' mission in the first place, and also that she was so naive in her views about the whole thing. It just didn't jive as believable for me. Ida's confidence just translated to arrogance and presumptuousness for me and I couldn't really connect with her. So many things about Ida just didn't add up and I couldn't get past it, especially her determination that she must get to her sister with no regards for what her sister might want or for her own reputation, which she then decides to worry about much later on, concerned for the reflection of her actions on her other unmarried sister. That bit of contradiction from the supposedly always-logical Ida also didn't jive for me. This was especially irksome given Ida's conviction that she's always right and knows what everyone else wants/needs, as well as her initial unwillingness to compromise. I feel like there was some unnecessary angst and drama in her and Bennett finally getting it together that was a little annoying, as was the fact that Bennett was a bit of a weak, submissive sort of hero for awhile, which is intriguing don't get me wrong, but near the end I was ready for him to step up already. I guess what frustrated me the most was the determination of each to be right and do what they perceived as right without thought to the happiness of others or themselves. After that rant, I will say I did enjoy the book, especially the last few chapters when really saw character growth and willingness to compromise. Overall I'd say it's enjoyable, just not really resonating for me. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    This review was copied from my romance novel review blog: romanticallyinclinedreviews.com There is nothing better than an intelligent heroine. Some are street smart, some are smart between the sheets, and some are book smart. All are equally fabulous (you do you girls), but book smart lasses hold a very special place in my heart because books are life... obviously. Ida Howlett is the perfect heroine. She's witty, adventurous, and compassionate--if not a little headstrong. Where other girls are con This review was copied from my romance novel review blog: romanticallyinclinedreviews.com There is nothing better than an intelligent heroine. Some are street smart, some are smart between the sheets, and some are book smart. All are equally fabulous (you do you girls), but book smart lasses hold a very special place in my heart because books are life... obviously. Ida Howlett is the perfect heroine. She's witty, adventurous, and compassionate--if not a little headstrong. Where other girls are concerned about being ruined themselves Ida is more worried about Bennett being forced to marry her because he wouldn't be happy. She's positively adorable in that regard. If you've been following the Duke's Daughter series then you're already acquainted with Lord Carson and the many ways he's concocted to get out of marrying a Howlett sister. But we all knew his luck was going to run out sooner or later. I love that it's the talkative, all-knowing Ida with the dry sense of humor and the impulse control who lures him in. Just perfect! The hottest part about this historical is that it's not Bennett leading the way romantically, but Ida and her ideas. She takes what she wants, she says what she feels, and she's not afraid of being judged for it. Not anymore. And when Bennett says he's tired of being in charge, Ida is more than happy to take the lead in all matters. I don't think it was my absolute favorite book of the series thus far, but that's because I adored Olivia and Edward. Still, this is an excellent addition to the story and I cannot wait to see what happens to Della and Pearl!

  9. 4 out of 5

    The Book Junkie Reads . . .

    It was funny. This had laughs for days. The things that Ida got herself into out of and then some. I felt most of what I read could have applied more to modern times and was having moments of disconnect. I liked Ida then I found her to be impulsive. I liked Bennett almost loved him. There was just something holding me back. Megan has given me so many delightful reads and this one was just okay. The only originality of a sister chasing down her wayward sibling was the way in which the actions took It was funny. This had laughs for days. The things that Ida got herself into out of and then some. I felt most of what I read could have applied more to modern times and was having moments of disconnect. I liked Ida then I found her to be impulsive. I liked Bennett almost loved him. There was just something holding me back. Megan has given me so many delightful reads and this one was just okay. The only originality of a sister chasing down her wayward sibling was the way in which the actions took place. This was no new concept of a sibling, going off to make thing right for her family, but the fun she had or the funny of the actions she did was just entertaining.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Emily S.

    I enjoyed this for the most part, but Ida did grate after awhile. I REALLY liked Bennett though. He’s everything I look for in a hero!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Elley Murray

    Rating: 3.5 If you read the first two books in The Duke's Daughters series, you will remember Bennett, Lord Carson; the almost-but-not-quite love interest who is supplanted by first his younger brother in Lady Be Bad and then by his best friend in Lady Be Reckless. I really enjoyed getting to know Bennett better, but now that the book is over there's still not a whole lot of there there. Most of what is memorable about him is what Ida manages to draw out of him, which makes sense because much of Rating: 3.5 If you read the first two books in The Duke's Daughters series, you will remember Bennett, Lord Carson; the almost-but-not-quite love interest who is supplanted by first his younger brother in Lady Be Bad and then by his best friend in Lady Be Reckless. I really enjoyed getting to know Bennett better, but now that the book is over there's still not a whole lot of there there. Most of what is memorable about him is what Ida manages to draw out of him, which makes sense because much of the first two books portray him as being a bit of a stick and not much of an exciting catch. I loved Ida. I do like a smart, bookish, fish out of water lady, so of course I loved Ida. Add in that she's funny and witty when she's comfortable with her family and close friends, but then when you put her in a ballroom full of strangers and society she starts spouting random facts because she feels awkward and uncomfortable and her mouth goes on autopilot and I just melt and go "aww" and I want to keep her in my pocket. I love that Bennett sees himself as being a cow, hardworking and serving and placid in his routine, and that Ida (his prickly hedgehog) sees him as a cheetah (not sure I agree with that Ida, but they do say love is blind...) Their chemistry is great and I love that Bennett plays into many of Ida eccentricities. I was a big fan until the end of the book, where suddenly the ending came crashing down and there were suddenly some Big Moving Speeches that I'm sure were supposed to be very moving and reveal great character growth and depth but instead left me scratching my head and going "Wait, what?" It was also like the author went "WAIT! Does the title make sense? I'd better put the word 'dare' in here at least a dozen times in the last 5 pages!" I read an ARC copy so I'm hopeful that the final edit had a cleaner ending than what I read, because it looked like it was messy and almost as if the last chapter or so just hadn't gone through the same editing process as the (amazing, wonderful) rest of the book. This is the third book in The Duke's Daughters series, and while it definitely can be read as a stand alone, it really should really be read in order to get the full effect. I think by reading the books in order and seeing these two leads as side characters in the previous books, the reader can better appreciate how Ida and Bennett together both draw out the best in each other.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sissy's Romance Book Review

    The Lady Is Daring by Megan Frampton is book Three in the Duke's Daughters series. This is the story of Bennett, Lord Carson and Ida Howlett. I have read the previous books, but fee you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Bennett doesn't want to marry for financial reason as his father wishes but for love to a . Bennett taking a break from his worries decided to to drink which lead him to fall asleep in a carriage. Ida feels a draw toward Bennett but when a chance to find her s The Lady Is Daring by Megan Frampton is book Three in the Duke's Daughters series. This is the story of Bennett, Lord Carson and Ida Howlett. I have read the previous books, but fee you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Bennett doesn't want to marry for financial reason as his father wishes but for love to a . Bennett taking a break from his worries decided to to drink which lead him to fall asleep in a carriage. Ida feels a draw toward Bennett but when a chance to find her sister comes up...Ida goes off to find her. Which leads her to take a carriage not knowing until later that Bennett is in the car. This leads them through a wild ride where they learn that there is more to the other and feelings start to grow. I really enjoyed their story.

  13. 5 out of 5

    JG

    I would call this a road trip historical romance which for me would be a first. The Lady is Daring is part of Megan Frampton’s latest series The Duke’s Daughters, which centers around well a duke’s five daughters. Each of the daughters will get her own romance but for the first three books including this one they center on one Lord Carson. Basically, all the daughters are being pushed by their mother to land said Lord. Unsuccessfully for the second and third daughter, they both get their HEA wit I would call this a road trip historical romance which for me would be a first. The Lady is Daring is part of Megan Frampton’s latest series The Duke’s Daughters, which centers around well a duke’s five daughters. Each of the daughters will get her own romance but for the first three books including this one they center on one Lord Carson. Basically, all the daughters are being pushed by their mother to land said Lord. Unsuccessfully for the second and third daughter, they both get their HEA with different men courtesy of Lord Carson himself. And this is where Lady Ida and Lord Carson after being acquainted for quite sometime ends up on a road trip. Not to give up too much of the story, these two characters will definitely enchant readers with their wonderful and thoughtful conversations full of charm, wit and smarts. This is one romance where you get to see a friendship form and then develop into something more while being on the road. It’s definitely charming and also very sexy. A wonderful addition to a series that gets more interesting as it progresses. *ARC provided thru edelweiss*

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jen Davis

    Review to come. *ARC provided by publisher

  15. 4 out of 5

    Connie Fischer

    1846 Bennett, Lord Carson, is meeting with his father, the Marquis of Wheatley, and being harangued for having let several eligible and wealthy young ladies be married to other men. Bennett has always had the responsibility for taking care of the family’s business dealings and tries to ensure that there is enough money in the coffers to pay for the Marquis’s elaborate lifestyle. One big drain on the finances is his father’s mistress and her two children. His father’s spending is to blame for the 1846 Bennett, Lord Carson, is meeting with his father, the Marquis of Wheatley, and being harangued for having let several eligible and wealthy young ladies be married to other men. Bennett has always had the responsibility for taking care of the family’s business dealings and tries to ensure that there is enough money in the coffers to pay for the Marquis’s elaborate lifestyle. One big drain on the finances is his father’s mistress and her two children. His father’s spending is to blame for the financial problems. Now, his father is insisting that Bennett marry a wealthy young woman and soon to replenish their funds. Ida, Pearl, Eleanor, Olivia, and Della are sisters and daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Marymount. Ida is an intelligent young woman who can hold her own in most any conversation. Her sister, Eleanor, is married to Alexander, Bennett’s brother, and her sister, Olivia, is married to Bennett’s friend, Edward. The girls’ sister, Della, ran away from home some years ago to elope with a man she loved. She never married him, but has a daughter named Nora. Della has never returned home because she knows her reputation is ruined. However, she writes to her sisters but never includes her return address. The girls all love Della and want to find her and bring her home. Ida is determined to find a way to escape the confines of her home and when she discovers the name of the town Della lives in, she is ready to go to her. Bennett would also like to escape the constant financial responsibilities he has. As it happens, they both end up in a carriage that Ida swipes and head out of town. It will take them about five days to get to Della’s home, but they are determined to stick it out. Along the way, they get to know one another fairly well and enjoy each other’s company. Oh, but, togetherness can sometimes mean that attraction results and we know what comes after that. Will they find Della and convince her to return home? What about Ida and Bennett’s reputations when they return? This is yet another rather scatter-brained story by Megan Frampton. I have read many of her books and have learned that one must overlook some of the silliness and just enjoy the story put together by this author. She is very intelligent and adds lots of unexpected humor in her stories. Just read and enjoy and try not to judge. Copy provided by Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    Are you looking for a hot, steamy historical romance with plenty of action and suspense? The Lady is Daring is the perfect book for you then. I believe this is the first chance I have had to read anything by Megan Frampton and I know it will not be the last. Oh, I just love a heroine that isn't afraid to go after what she wants, has her own thoughts and is a really strong independent lady too. Lady Ida Howlett is one of those ladies that I just know I would have been friends with if. She has the Are you looking for a hot, steamy historical romance with plenty of action and suspense? The Lady is Daring is the perfect book for you then. I believe this is the first chance I have had to read anything by Megan Frampton and I know it will not be the last. Oh, I just love a heroine that isn't afraid to go after what she wants, has her own thoughts and is a really strong independent lady too. Lady Ida Howlett is one of those ladies that I just know I would have been friends with if. She has the perfect amount of spunk to add interesting bits of laughter, she's smart, and very creative when she needs to be. She also loves her family very much and would do anything to keep them safe and happy. I really like Ida. She was very easy to bond with. Bennett, Lord Carson has his hands full running everything for the family and dodging the women that his father is determined he should marry. Bennett is one those handsome fellows that I would have wanted in my corner. I love how he ended up going along for the ride with Ida to get her sister. Bennett and Ida are just the perfect pair. Their attitudes mesh well, there is humor, passion, and companionship between them. I enjoyed watching these two get to know each other, to help each other, and squabble a little bit from time to time. The passion and attraction between these two steaming hot and highly combustible. I found Ms. Frampton's writing style made for an enjoyable read. The storyline was great and kept my attention from the first page all the way to the end. The characters are so charming, charismatic, and really easy to bond with. I felt an instant connection with Ida, her sisters, Bennett, his friends, and his brother. This is the third book in the Duke's Daughters series. I have not had the pleasure of reading the two previous books in this series yet. Ms. Frampton has done a great job of making it easy to pick up in the middle of the series and not feel like I was missing a lot of details. I think it's safe to say you could easily read this as a stand-alone but why not grab the other two books in the series too. I have a feeling they are just as fabulous as this one. I was given the opportunity to read this incredible book and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    Megan Frampton’s book is the third in her The Duke’s Daughters series. I really enjoyed this story and getting to know her characters. I haven’t read the other two books in the series and did not find that a deterrent. This book can stand on its own. The book is set in 1846 and showcases the disparities between men and women at that time. Bennett, Lord Carson, runs all of the family businesses. His father is still alive, but has signed over all of the business affairs to his son. Bennett and his Megan Frampton’s book is the third in her The Duke’s Daughters series. I really enjoyed this story and getting to know her characters. I haven’t read the other two books in the series and did not find that a deterrent. This book can stand on its own. The book is set in 1846 and showcases the disparities between men and women at that time. Bennett, Lord Carson, runs all of the family businesses. His father is still alive, but has signed over all of the business affairs to his son. Bennett and his father have a very rocky relationship. Bennett hates how his father treats his mother and his father’s wastrel ways. Bennett is working hard to build up the family finances, but his father just keeps spending. His father is also pressuring him to marry an heiress to add more money to the coffers. Ida Howlett is the youngest daughter of the Duke of Marymount. She loves her sisters and has a strained relationship with her parents. Ida doesn’t want to get married. She finds social situations to be awkward and often ends up spouting facts or lecturing to cover her nervousness. Ida is feeling her mother’s pressure to marry and her mother’s lack of understanding for who Ida is. This feeling of confinement leads Ida to steal a carriage and head off in search of her sister Della who left the family in disgrace. What Ida doesn’t realize is that Bennett is in the carriage that she steals. Bennett and Ida embark on an adventure that neither of them planned for. Bennett knows he can’t leave Ida to continue on her own and finds himself more drawn to her as they spend time together. Ida can’t believe how genuine Bennett seems and how her attraction to him grows. Both have issues with marriage. Ida has vowed never to marry and Bennett will only marry for love. Going on this adventure risks both their reputations and their futures. I loved watching these two characters interact. They are able to find common ground in a situation that seems so unlikely. I like that Ida has a mind of her own and isn’t content to just allow someone to dictate what she must do. Both Ida and Bennett are open-minded and get along well.

  18. 5 out of 5

    WTF Are You Reading?

    Actual Rating 4.5 Stars The ladies most definitely take the cake and eat it too. In Megan Frampton 's latest Historical Romance offering. Most aptly titled The Lady Is Daring. Staring one staunchly forthright and twice as erudite Lady Ida Howlett. A young woman seemingly doomed for the shelf. Simply for being "too smart for her own good". For it can't be said that her failure to make the trip to the alter can be chalked up to anything else. Certainly not a lack of trying on the part of her parents. S Actual Rating 4.5 Stars The ladies most definitely take the cake and eat it too. In Megan Frampton 's latest Historical Romance offering. Most aptly titled The Lady Is Daring. Staring one staunchly forthright and twice as erudite Lady Ida Howlett. A young woman seemingly doomed for the shelf. Simply for being "too smart for her own good". For it can't be said that her failure to make the trip to the alter can be chalked up to anything else. Certainly not a lack of trying on the part of her parents. So desperate now to see their daughter wed, that they are on the verge of marrying her off to any eligible man with a title and a pulse. But a chance to bring home her wayward sister, Della, gives Ida just the impetus she needs to set of on the adventure of a lifetime. With just one little hitch. A stow away by the name of Lord Bennett Carson. So much for "best laid plans". Or is it? This book is truly a case of " I had no idea what I was looking for until I found you. " Both in the case of Ida and Bennett. There is the usual delightful banter and the well timed discovery of mutual interests and attraction. Exasperated by their growing need to inhabit the same space as the lodging choices they encounter on their trip become dodgier with each subsequent stop. But the thing that makes this read stand out by the biggest lead. The author's very fem-dom friendly approach to the sex in this book. Ida may not know much in the ways of "what goes on between the sexes". But it becomes quite clear quite quickly. That she knows that she wants full control of both her pleasure and her man. A fact that Bennett is all too willing to live with. And...marry! This is a very sweet and sexy romance. Full of adventure, family and love.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)

    4.5 stars A Victorian romance between two people who found love on their terms. As the daughter of a Duke, tired of the expectations placed on her, Lady Ida Howlett wants to be free, to explore and satisfy her thirst for knowledge and adventure. However, with two sisters married it was her turn to fulfil her parent's wishes...to marry a man she barely knows. Bennett, Lord Carson has successfully avoided getting married twice. On each occasion, his intended brides ended up marrying men better suited 4.5 stars A Victorian romance between two people who found love on their terms. As the daughter of a Duke, tired of the expectations placed on her, Lady Ida Howlett wants to be free, to explore and satisfy her thirst for knowledge and adventure. However, with two sisters married it was her turn to fulfil her parent's wishes...to marry a man she barely knows. Bennett, Lord Carson has successfully avoided getting married twice. On each occasion, his intended brides ended up marrying men better suited to them, namely his best friend and his younger brother. With family responsibility weighing him down, he wonders if he would ever find and love a woman who meets his personal requirements. Only, the woman he desires is far different from what he thought he wanted in a bride. Ida is definitely a woman who stands out in a crowd, and justly so. She's highly intelligent and very outspoken. She is a breath of fresh air and stands out like a sore thumb. In contrast, Bennett is a swoon-worthy gentleman with a far differing temperament to the Duke's youngest daughter yet, common interests spark an attraction neither can ignore. He encourages Ida to seek out her sister but also is cautious to make sure she is aware of her actions always. He is her protector but he respects her wishes too. What drew me to both the protagonists is their individuality. Both don't fit into their roles within society, so instead, they made their way in life on their terms, even though it was looked down upon by their families. With both families having an existing connection and experience of scandal between them, the path for the daring pair runs smoother than either could have expected, even though many bumps appear along their journey to a happy ever after. The Lady is Daring is the third book in the Duke's Daughters series and Megan Frampton is a new author to me. Although characters from the previous books appear in this novel, the narrative's written as a standalone. I appreciated the humour and wit in the author's writing and heartily enjoyed the comical setting. It made a refreshing change to read a historical romance set in the middle of the nineteenth century and I'll look out for more soon. ***arc generously received courtesy of the publisher Avon via Edelweiss +***

  20. 5 out of 5

    Zili

    I do love me some historical romance and Megan Frampton always knows how to bring on the swoon. The Lady is Daring is the third instalment in Frampton's Dukes Daughters series but the books are standalone so you don't need to have read the first two. Lady Ida Howlett goes against tradition and family expectation. She's considered too opinionated and not marriage material aka a bluestocking. When she takes it upon herself to track down her missing and disgraced sister Della, she knows this will dam I do love me some historical romance and Megan Frampton always knows how to bring on the swoon. The Lady is Daring is the third instalment in Frampton's Dukes Daughters series but the books are standalone so you don't need to have read the first two. Lady Ida Howlett goes against tradition and family expectation. She's considered too opinionated and not marriage material aka a bluestocking. When she takes it upon herself to track down her missing and disgraced sister Della, she knows this will damage her reputation beyond repair. She's headstrong and loyal so when she sets off on her rescue mission in a 'borrowed' carriage she's not expecting an infuriating stowaway... Bennett aka Lord Carson is a busy man. He's running the duchy for his useless father and has no intention of ever treating anybody as badly as the duke treats his mother. He doesn't want to marry a whimpering, rich society heiress even to gain back some of the money his father has wasted. He finds himself on an unplanned adventure with Lady Ida and he can't help finding her bossy ways endearing. Their developing relationship is really sweet. Neither wants to be a burden to the other but they are also not prepared to admit the truth. Ida is probably my favourite of the Howlett girls so far because she's really funny. I loved her feminist approach and how she isn't prepared to be married off, or to become another society girl who is seen and not heard. 4 Stars in my Sky! I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    The Lady is Daring is quite an addition to The Duke's Daughters series by Megan Frampton! Lord Carson has been paraded around the Howlett daughters twice before, but neither of the women were quite like Lady Ida! Lady Ida has been hard at work creating her persona of a knowledgeable bluestocking. She has her opinions, and she doesn't want to be matched up with just anyone-especially someone who might make her change! Marriage is the least of her worries, though, as she wants to find her estrange The Lady is Daring is quite an addition to The Duke's Daughters series by Megan Frampton! Lord Carson has been paraded around the Howlett daughters twice before, but neither of the women were quite like Lady Ida! Lady Ida has been hard at work creating her persona of a knowledgeable bluestocking. She has her opinions, and she doesn't want to be matched up with just anyone-especially someone who might make her change! Marriage is the least of her worries, though, as she wants to find her estranged sister Della and bring her back home to London. Lord Carson is under a huge amount of responsibilities. Responsibilities to his family with the business, but also making sure his invalid mother has everything she needs. Again, he is under pressure to marry. He knows he wants a sweet and soft wife to come home to after a long day's work. Lady Ida was never on his radar. When circumstances arise that land him smack dab in the middle of Lady Ida's adventure, he slowly sees what she is all about! He rather likes her prickliness!! With no society restrictions on them, they are free to indulge not only in frank talk, but also in sexual escapades! I really loved this book! Lady Ida and Lord Carson are sizzling hot together! I like that neither expected what came of their pairing! This story gives us humor, angst, and smoldering scenes-everything we want in a romance! This is book three of the series, but it is not necessary to read those prior to picking up this book! I definitely look forward to the next book to come!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 10/3/18. Historical roadtrip romance FTW! I loved Ida and Bennett's story--finally, one of the duke's daughters actually falls in love with Bennett ;) Their banter was great--"hedgehog" and "leopard" LOL--and the forced proximity of their rescue mission felt spot-on for both of them (plus was a whole lot of fun...) Bennett being able to see and appreciate Ida for her Ida-ness was wonderful, and seeing the relationships that both of them had with their famili Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 10/3/18. Historical roadtrip romance FTW! I loved Ida and Bennett's story--finally, one of the duke's daughters actually falls in love with Bennett ;) Their banter was great--"hedgehog" and "leopard" LOL--and the forced proximity of their rescue mission felt spot-on for both of them (plus was a whole lot of fun...) Bennett being able to see and appreciate Ida for her Ida-ness was wonderful, and seeing the relationships that both of them had with their families (the families that count, anyway) was wonderful. The reasons why they can't be together aren't the strongest--initially they make sense, but the longer they cling to them the weaker they seem--however, the way they overcame their obstacles was lovely, and that made all the difference. You don't have to have read the other two books to appreciate this one (confession--still haven't read Eleanor's book!), but if you have, then the "finally falls in love with Bennett" comment will make a lot more sense... Two more Howell sisters to go--can't wait! Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Okay, I loved Megan Frampton's No Groom at the Inn. If you haven't read it, read it instead. I liked the synopsis for The Lady is Daring, but was very disappointed. Although the heroine was touted as intelligent, I couldn't believe it. Playing with Latin wording just sounds silly to me, not intellectual. No other real evidence was given except some previous droning on about gas-lighting. I felt the whole theme the story is built on wasn't true. It also spent an inordinate amount of time on thou Okay, I loved Megan Frampton's No Groom at the Inn. If you haven't read it, read it instead. I liked the synopsis for The Lady is Daring, but was very disappointed. Although the heroine was touted as intelligent, I couldn't believe it. Playing with Latin wording just sounds silly to me, not intellectual. No other real evidence was given except some previous droning on about gas-lighting. I felt the whole theme the story is built on wasn't true. It also spent an inordinate amount of time on thoughts/dreaming instead of interaction. The hero's thoughts actually made him seem less masculine. I like fair-minded heros, but also strong ones. Their reasons for "not being right for each other", were very flimsy and hardly noticeable when they were "resolved". The story was weak and superficial. It seemed only there to provide opportunities for explicit sex scenes. Also, the modern sex talk seemed out of place in a regency romance, and only there for mild shock value. If you want to use modern language, then write a contemporary romance. I would have given this two stars but there were glimpses here and there of new ideas that elevated it a bit.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jessi

    Lady Ida Howlett has worked hard to create the image of an opinionated bluestocking. She doesn't want to be married just for her heritage. And her main goal in life isn't marriage, it's finding the sister who was compromised and bringing her, and her daughter, back to the bosom of her family. Looking for a sweet and biddable wife, Lord Carson isn't even considering his friend's sister-in-law, Ida. At least, not until he's kidnapped on her adventure. Getting to meet Ida outside of the ton, he gets Lady Ida Howlett has worked hard to create the image of an opinionated bluestocking. She doesn't want to be married just for her heritage. And her main goal in life isn't marriage, it's finding the sister who was compromised and bringing her, and her daughter, back to the bosom of her family. Looking for a sweet and biddable wife, Lord Carson isn't even considering his friend's sister-in-law, Ida. At least, not until he's kidnapped on her adventure. Getting to meet Ida outside of the ton, he gets to know the true woman inside. I didn't read either book that came before this one and didn't feel like I was missing anything. I wish we had seen more of the "on the road" action between these two- their story suffered a little from reaching Ida's sister so soon. But I am still looking forward to the next book in the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Celine

    I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book had me at the dedication which reads 'This is for all the women who've been shamed for being too smart.' It was a fun, witty read. I loved the heroine, Ida, and how smart she is. She's happy to be a bluestocking even if she doesn't feel that anyone will love her just the way she is. The hero is a super responsible type who feels a responsibility to his title and his family. The way he falls for Ida and accepts her completely was touchin I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book had me at the dedication which reads 'This is for all the women who've been shamed for being too smart.' It was a fun, witty read. I loved the heroine, Ida, and how smart she is. She's happy to be a bluestocking even if she doesn't feel that anyone will love her just the way she is. The hero is a super responsible type who feels a responsibility to his title and his family. The way he falls for Ida and accepts her completely was touching. If you're in the mood for a sweet, funny, and low-conflict historical romance this is your book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Received an ARC via Edelweiss. Two people who have been forced to behave in a way that their families and society have dictated finally get to act like they want. They understood each other quite quickly after getting a chance to truly talk. He knows that Ida is an intelligent hedgehog and she knows that he is the one who always has had to do the work and is resenting his responsibilities. They have such a wonderful time now that they have met someone that completes and understands them. A very g Received an ARC via Edelweiss. Two people who have been forced to behave in a way that their families and society have dictated finally get to act like they want. They understood each other quite quickly after getting a chance to truly talk. He knows that Ida is an intelligent hedgehog and she knows that he is the one who always has had to do the work and is resenting his responsibilities. They have such a wonderful time now that they have met someone that completes and understands them. A very good read. I have not read the previous two books in the series, but plan to do so.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Travelmaven

    I picked this book up because it said it was about a strong female character. Sounds good - except that the one who kept telling her she was strong and smart was a man. Repeatedly. I realize - time period, etc. I'd be interested in reading more by this author to see if others are the same. I liked the story, and the family.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Heather andrews

    Bennett can be a grabby man in the mornings, “good morning,” he murmured, kissing her shoulder, his hand moving from her belly to cup her breast. “A very good morning indeed,” he continued..." I liked this book, I liked how Ida was unique and didn't follow the crowds.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kiki Belle

    I don't know what it is about the way Megan Frampton writes her heroes, but I almost always have an immediate reaction of "god shut up will you?" to them. At no point in the 40% of this book I read did I actually give the slightest fuck about either our hero or our heroine.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Poor Lord Carson has courted both Eleanor and Olivia, and has sworn off the rest of the Howlett sisters. Until her drunkenly climbs into a carriage that is being "borrowed" by Ida who is off in search of sister Della. What a fun trip across England.

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