Series Saturday: Stud Club by Tessa Dare

If you haven’t read a book by Tessa Dare you are missing out. Her Stud Club series is one of my favorite historical series.

One Dance with a DukeA handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members—yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing “Duke of Midnight.” Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke—until Lady Amelia d’Orsay tries her luck.

In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke’s dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother’s debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club’s founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?

twice tempted by a rogue

Luck is a double-edged sword for brooding war hero Rhys St. Maur. His death wish went unanswered on the battlefield, while fate allowed the murder of his good friend in the elite gentlemen’s society known as the Stud Club. Out of options, Rhys returns to his ancestral home on the moors of Devonshire, expecting anything but a chance at redemption in the arms of a beautiful innkeeper who dares him to take on the demons of his past—and the sweet temptation of a woman’s love.

Meredith Maddox believes in hard work, not fate, and romance isn’t part of her plan. But when Rhys returns, battle-scarred, world-weary, and more dangerously attractive than ever, the lovely widow is torn between determination and desire. As a deep mystery and dangerous smugglers threaten much more than their passionate reckoning, Meredith discovers that she must trust everything to a wager her heart placed long ago.

three nights with a scoundrelThe bastard son of a nobleman, Julian Bellamy is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But after meeting Leo Chatwick, a decent man and founder of an elite gentlemen’s club, and Lily, Leo’s enchanting sister, Julian reconsiders his wild ways. And when Leo’s tragic murder demands that Julian hunt for justice, he vows to see the woman he secretly loves married to a man of her own class.

Lily, however, has a very different husband in mind.  She’s loved Julian forever, adores the man beneath the rakish façade, and wants to savor the delicious attraction they share—as his wife. His insistence on marrying her off only reinforces her intent to prove that he is the only man for her. Obsessed with catching a killer, Julian sinks back to the gutters of his youth, forcing Lily to reach out with a sweet, reckless passion Julian can’t resist. Can her desire for a scoundrel save them both—or will dangerous secrets threaten more than their tender love?

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  1. Caffey

    I so loved this series! I had read the first series, The Wanton Dairymaids (I love that series title too!!) when all 3 books were out, so I read them one after another. Then I did that with this trilogy! I read two of the Spindle Cove books because I didn’t have patience to wait to read them one after another in the series, because as of May, there’s 6 books in series and don’t know if there will be more? Do you? Her characters just stay with me so long as those books did for months! THREE NIGHTS WITH A SCOUNDREL was so a emotional read. I remember tears! Spencer from ONE DANCE WITH A DUKE, I still picture him on the horse in black clothing! These will be re-reads some day soon!

    Cathie

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  2. Pamiam

    I saw a video she did online awhile back and it made me laugh so I went out and bought this series. I knew I would like the writing of someone with such a fun imagination. But now that I think on it, I don’t remember if i read the last book. Looks like it’s time to search the boxes and re-read the series.

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  3. Sharlene Wegner

    I still haven’t read any of Tessa’s books & I really want to get to them! I am buried in a stack now, but this series looks really good.

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