The Danger in Daring a Lady

The Danger in Daring a Lady

by Emma Locke

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A wager he can't afford to lose
Devil-may-care rogue Lord Darius Alexander can't resist a wager. When a game of cards is suggested at the remote inn where he's stopped for the night, he antes up his family's savings, certain his Town bronze will give him the advantage. He never expects to lose his fortune to the irritatingly confident, uncommonly beautiful hoyden daring to play with the men. ...Nor does he expect to lose his heart.

A woman he doesn't deserve to win
Caitlin Hart is known for her good sense. When a ridiculous reprobate tosses his savings onto the gaming table, she doesn't hesitate to divest him of it. But Lord Dare won't accept defeat like a gentleman. He suggests a compromise, and before long the handsome scoundrel is working back his losses on her small farm. But her neatly plowed fields might be too close for her heart's content, for soon she finds herself wondering if she can dare him to stay forever when the last of his coin is tucked safely into his pocket.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158179099
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Publication date: 04/18/2016
Series: Emma Locke's The Naughty Girls Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 348,153
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Emma Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author of smart, sensual Regency romances. Her current books make up the Scandalous Spinsters series, a double trilogy featuring three courtesans and three country hoydens who marry into the notorious Alexander family. She is also an engineer living in the Pacific Northwest, where she loves hiking with her dog, hot yoga and riding out the annual 330 days of rain.

You can Like Emma on Facebook at, follow her on Twitter @EmmaLocke_ or check out her books and appearances at

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The Danger in Daring a Lady (The Naughty Girls, #6) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new take on a regency rogue who can't stop gambling until he meets a strong woman and accepts responsibility for the consequences. Several editing errors and some misspelled words downgraded this one star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing all around with passion, mystery, action, and suspense!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series get better with each book. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite in the series. Darius is so flawed but redemption is just beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Women with job responsibility, multi-faceted story line, but leans toward melodramatic. EMMA was just being released when quoted!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the idea of the story line. It was an OK read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An ok read, kinda slow and drawn out, no real dynamics
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Getting OFF a train, aircraft, bus, coach means alight . This author has it the other way. It's nice to read about the leading man was far from perfect, at the same time the leading lady who tried so hard to hold on to her farm; just walks away from it. It's a silly book . Just describing furniture, clothes, food, servants and titles does not make it period specific. Wasn't worth my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Love how the characters worked together. Strange to read about a kept man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were some grammatical errors, but otherwise we'll written. Story was definitely different being that typically the male lead is not such a truly terrible and despicable person before meeting the female lead. But in this story, he really is. To the point where it's like, holy cow, what does she see in this guy. Despite the fact that I know it happens, I don't pretend to understand how gambling can become such a terrible affliction, or disease even, that people will throw so much away for the compulsion. So that made the story frustrating for me at times. However, Dare's transformation is remarkable and his mistakes, while horrific, are also human. I did enjoy the strength of Cate's character though, despite her proclivity for wayward souls that seem hell-bent on family ruination. Even though I was occasionally put off by Dare's previous nature, the story did keep me reading hurriedly to the end to find out what happens, it warranted 4 stars. And the love scenes are pretty steamy...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters grasp you instantly into their lives through the telling of the story. Headstrong independent woman mastering a life of lonely meets a gambling rogue. Bullheadedness and passions flare. Will they be able to tempt the flames of attraction or will life separate the growing feelings? Please read this book and become as engrossed in the characters and their challenges as I was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Minor grammar and editing issues didn't detract from reading and following the story.
debwill74 More than 1 year ago
The Danger in Daring a Lady by Emma Locke is part of a series of tightly interwoven novels that can still be read as stand alone books. I found it to be a delightfully mischievous read. I received a copy of The Danger in Daring a Lady by Emma Locke from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for a n honest review.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the series that I have read. Enjoyed reading about Cate and seeing such a strong heroine. Lord Darius finds a long hard road to redemption which takes time with commitment to complete and to finding the key to Cate's heart. Ebook from netgalley
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story for several reasons. First of all, it's not often that you see a male character as the hero of the story, who doesn't really behave in a heroic way (at least, until much later in the plot). Dare is a gambling addict who just can't stay away from the tables. He's got a family who constantly bail him out of trouble including a twin brother who almost died because of his addiction. He's got a mistress, a woman to whom he owes a large debt and is paying it off via a gigolo contract (sexual services expected, though he's broken his contract and liable to be sued as a result - and rest assured, once Dare has met Caitlin there is no going back to his mistress, so there is no cheating in the story). In short though, he's a bit of a cad. When he loses to Caitlin and ends up working with her on the farm (having never put sweat equity into anything before), he comes to admire her, respect her, and realize just how far out of reach she really is. She might not be a noblewoman, but her reputation is certainly better than his, as is her attitude. Clearly, Caitlin is the stronger character here, and I love seeing a woman who doesn't back down from a challenge. She's a bright, smart, determined, hardworking woman, making the best of her situation. She plays at the card table periodically (and she only takes calculated risks). Having Dare at her farmhouse is a temptation she never expected. Faced with that attraction to him, they share some steamy scenes together, even knowing that they will never be a marriage match. When Caitlin follows Dare back to London, the plot takes some interesting twists and turns. Having not read any of the other stories in the series, I really enjoyed meeting the characters of Dare's brothers and partners and the challenging relationship he has with them. I liked seeing Dare come to grips with his problem (though we don't really get a resolution on this front, just the promise that Dare values a relationship with Caitlin enough to make some permanent changes) and I felt like Caitlin's patience and fortitude with him would pay off. Dare has a strong moral character despite appearances, and Caitlin brings out the best in him. It was a very enjoyable read, and I look forward to catching up on some of the previous titles. 4 stars.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 4 in the Naughty Girls series. Lord Darius Alexander can't pass up a wager even when he has no money of his own. Talked into playing one last hand of card, he bets the bank note that his brother has give him. Unfortunately he lost... Caitlin Hart is relieved to have won that last hand at the table. She now has the money to hire help at her farm to bring in the harvest. She didn't count on the man that lost the money to try and get it back from her. The come up with a compromise. He will work off the debt on her farm. When that debt is paid, she will give the bank note back to him. Caitlin didn't count on falling for Darius. Can her feelings ever mount to anything when she is just a country farm girl and the object of her desire is a lord? I enjoyed this story. It is not your run of the mill storyline (which I seem to be saying a lot lately, but that is a good thing!) for historical romance. I do like it when there is a class difference that must be overcome in the story as it as another dimension to the tale. Darius was the typical aristocrat at the beginning of the story (all high and mighty). He seriously thought that Caitlin would give him his money back when he explained the situation to her. But as the story progresses we see that he is growing into a man that could be admired and worth the love of a woman. I'm looking forward to the next book in the Naughty Girls series! Thanks go out to Intrepid Reads via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE DANGER IN DARING A LADY by Emma Locke is a interesting Regency Romance. #6 in the "Naughty Girls" series, but can be read as a standalone. I would suggest reading the others as well. A confirmed Rake, and gambler, Lord Darius Alexander, aka, Dare vs a feisty, intelligent Lady, Miss Caitlin Hart. A wager, a farm and seduction will have readers turning pages. Well written with engaging, but complex characters, with passion, hard work, and romance makes for an interesting read. Once again, Ms. Locke, has written a masterful, beautiful tale of redemption, and finding love, with some moments of laughter. But will Dare and Cate find their HEA? A must read! I have thoughly enjoyed this heartwarming series, the stories, the characters and the writting. Fans of Regency Romance, Historical Romance, wagers, and romance will enjoy this story. An enjoyable and satisfying read! *Received for an honest review from the author* Rating: 4 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Lord Darius/Dare Alexander is a rogue who can’t resist a bet. Caitlyn, Dare and Lord Bamber are playing cards at the local inn. Caitlyn ends up proposing one last hand first puts up a saddle then her farm to cover her bet and she wins. Caitlyn owned Southfield farm. Lord Bamber was Caitlyn’s neighbor and wants her farm. Dare had lost his brothers money and worked a bargain with Caitlin to work for the money back. As Dare and Caitlyn worked together she felt her attraction to Dare grow. I really enjoyed this story especially as Caitlyn would not back down when Dare tried to get her to just give his money back. Funny to see him expect her to give in to him about the money but also to even wash his clothes. I did snicker a lot during parts of this story.The characters were great especially Dare and all the ins and outs he goes through. I recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Theresa25 More than 1 year ago
Lord Darius is a known rogue and gambler. Cate is an independent women trying to make a living running and taking care of her sister's farm. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with a gambler and known rogue, Lord Darius or Dare as he prefers to be called. Dare loses his money gambling to Cate, that his brothers have given him and he must win it back. What he doesn't expect is that Cate will repay him the money, but only if he helps her work her farm and bring in the potato crops. He agrees to a temporary stay until the money has been repaid. What happens next, well you will have to read the story. You won't be disappointed.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
YES! YES! YES! Finally a woman who can go toe to toe with an overwhelmingly arrogant male. Emma Locke, I am loving it. Darius is rich, titled and full of himself but one meeting with a beautiful woman cuts him down to size. Caitlin is smart, beautiful and doesn't suffer fools. My best way of describing her is a newly discovered gem, she's rough around the edges but buried inside is the makings of a beautiful treasure. Her interactions with Darius are pure gold. She doesn't not hesitate to speak her mind but can't help have mixed feelings where he is concerned. I received an ARC of The Danger in Daring a Lady by Emma Locke in exchange for an honest review. I was already enjoying the Naughty Girls series but after reading Darius and Caitlin's story, I am not ashamed to admit that I am head over heels for these characters. My favorite book in the series.
Jandmterry More than 1 year ago
Lord Darius Alexander has never been able to resist a wager. This leads him into lots of trouble. His family has lost complete faith in him but he doesn't really care. Caitlin Hart has been on her own since the deaths of her sister, brother-in-law and niece three years ago. She has tried to make the most of her farm and her solitary life. A wager brought these two into each other's lives. He is willing to work on her farm in order to earn the value of the voucher that he lost to her. What starts off as a working relationship leads to so much more. This is a story that will make you feel all kinds of feelings. I received a copy from the author for an honest review.
JeneratedReviews More than 1 year ago
The Danger in Daring a Lady, book four in the Naughty Girl series, proclaims Emma Locke's huge talent. A libertine long confirmed as irredeemable, Lord Dare confronts the man he has become and strives to be the man he wants to be as he encounters a strong and confident woman who opens his heart to love. Stripped bare, as his past and lies are exposed, the journey the hero embarks on to rebuild his life was remarkable and touching. An exceptional heroine who sees through Lord Dare's shallow facade stands by him as he confronts his addictions and takes accountability for his past lack of responsibility. Sophisticated character analysis and instinctive dialog took this novel to a whole other level and brought home what a really great writer Ms. Locke is. Rarely have I seen the transformation of a character so far gone in their debauchery portrayed so believably and eloquently. With a presence like no other in Historical Romance Emma Locke is a writer to revel in. *I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.* *While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Caitlin “Cate” Hart and Lord Darius “Dare” Alexander meet in a small village tavern over a game of cards. When Dare loses all he has to Cate he eventually offers to work on her farm to recover what he has lost to her. It is the first time Dare has really worked and with time he begins to feel a bit better about himself. Cat owns her farm, is a “spinster” at age 28, has trouble with the lord on the neighboring property and is lonely but I still don’t see what she sees in Dare. Perhaps his position, handsome face and physique draw her interest but the more she learns about Dare the further she should have run from him. He warned her but she did not listen. I don’t really understand why she left her farm to go to London, thought he was such a catch or any of the rest of it OR how he could make the changes he did just because of Cate and her belief in him…I also wondered if the changes would last after the end of the story. I admit I skimmed from about midway to finish since the story did not truly hold my attention and I could not really relate to the main characters. That said…there are many who did enjoy the read as I have seen in other posted reviews. I would like to thank NetGalley and Intrepid Reads for the copy of this ARC to read and review.