Three Times Is Very Charming

After falling in love with Tessa Dare’s debut romance novel, Goddess of the Hunt, I was looking forward to her fourth title, One Dance with a Duke, the opening salvo in her second trilogy. I reviewed it for LJ‘s Xpress Reviews. The story of men drawn One Dance with a Duketogether by an exclusive club related to a stud horse was beautifully written and left enough mystery to sustain an additional two volumes. I mentioned the other parts of the trilogy in that review, though I hadn’t yet read them. Over the course of the summer and many other books, I brought Dare’s threesome to a close‚ and was rewarded tenfold.

More of the mystery about the murder of the Stud Club’s founder, Leo Chatwick, is brought to light in Twice Tempted by a Rogue, along with the expected romance between Rhys St. Maur, Lord Ashworth, and Meredith Maddox. But I was itching to see how Dare, who still works as a librarian part-time in a library in California, brought together Leo’s deaf sister, Lily, and Julian Bellamy, the member of the club with the most secrets and upon whom suspicion falls in Leo’s death. Dare comes through once more in Three Nights with a Scoundrel, with these haunted protagonists digging through pain and memory to come to terms with the truth and to find peace and love.

Twice Tempted by a Rogue

I’m a sucker for historical romances, as most of you know. Finding a new author to follow and anxiously await new titles from is a treat. If there were just more hours in the day. Pick up Dare’s latest series (read them in order; it just makes sense), and revel in her talent and in the reflected glow of a fellow librarian making her mark in that world of books we all love.

Three Nights with a Scoundrel

Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox ( is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 46th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"