Heiress for Hire (Duke’s Heiress #1) by Madeline Hunter

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Heiress for Hire by Madeline Hunter is an Adult Historical Romance with a hint of mystery!

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49504852._SX318_SY475_.jpgIn this stunning series debut from New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter, a duke’s mysterious bequest brings fortune—and passion—to three young women…

Minerva Hepplewhite has learned the hard way how to take care of herself. When an intruder breaks into her home, she doesn’t swoon or simper. Instead, she wallops the rogue over the head and ties him up—only to realize he is Chase Radnor, the man who nearly got her convicted of her late husband’s murder. Now, he’s insisting that Minerva has inherited a fortune from his uncle, a wealthy Duke. Only one thing could surprise her more: her sudden attraction to this exasperating man…

Chase can’t decide whether Minerva is a wronged woman or a femme fatale. Either way, he’s intrigued. Since the scandal surrounding her husband’s death, she has set up a discreet detective business to rival Chase’s own. She may be the perfect person to help him uncover the truth about his uncle’s demise. But as proximity gives way to mutual seduction, Chase realizes he craves a much deeper alliance…



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I really enjoyed this one! 

I was surprised on how much more mystery this book had, and meshed really well with the historical romance part.

Immediately, I was captured by the circumstances we find both our hero and heroine. The news he delivers creates the life-changing, career-starting move that she and her partners need, leading for a great intro to the story. I loved how she didn’t just fall into his arms and instead transitioned into a fierce, female power story that not only had typical historical drama and scandal, but also had a great twist that I was here for.

I flew through cover to cover within a matter of hours!

As for the romance, if you like slow-burn, mildly angsty and steamy scenes, you’ll enjoy this one as much as I did. A high 4 out of 5 stars from me!

I can’t wait to see where this series goes!!


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Published: 28 April 2020

Publisher: Zebra

Genre: Adult Historical Romance

Pages: 328

How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced I any way.*


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