Duke with Benefits

Manda Collins (Author)



Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a burning passion for puzzles. When she learns that the library belonging to her benefactress houses the legendary Cameron Cipher--an encrypted message that, once solved, holds the key to great riches--Daphne is on the case. Unfortunately, her race to unlock the cipher's code is continually thwarted by a deliciously handsome distraction she hadn't counted on. . .and cannot resist.

Dalton Beauchamp, the Duke of Maitland, is curious as to why Daphne is spending so much time snooping around his aunt's bookshelves. He's even more intrigued by her bold yet calculating manner: She is unapologetic about her secret quest. . .and the fiery attraction that develops between them both. But how can they concentrate on solving a perplexing enigma once the prospect of true love enters the equation?

"Witty, sensual historical romance that will captivate readers." --Romance Junkies

Duke with Benefits is the second in Manda Collins' Studies in Scandal series set in Regency England.

Product Details

St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
June 27, 2017
4.1 X 1.0 X 6.7 inches | 0.35 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound
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About the Author

Manda Collins is the author of several books, including Ready Set Rogue and The Lords of Anarchy series. She spent her teen years wishing she'd been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. When she's not writing, she's helping other people use books, as an academic librarian.


"A delight to see a classic Regency hero so smitten with a truly unusual heroine. Driven by multiple passionate scenes and the hunt for a murderer, it's a swift and intense read. A bluestocking Regency romance of unusual intensity." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Intense romance." -- Publishers Weekly

"The romance is lovely, with both hero and heroine falling into love the way people do in life outside of books -- in a slow tumble and a sharp drop, all at once." -- New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean

"This is a terrific historical romance...I definitely have to recommend." --Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick!)

"A delightful book full of romance, intrigue, and mystery, Duke with Benefits should be on your to-buy list for July!" -- Romance Reviews Today

"A go-to for historical romance." -- Heroes & Heartbreakers

"A delicious romance with a curious mystery thrown in to spice things up!" -- Fresh Fiction

"This is a marvelous murder/mystery with lots of fun and danger. The characters are all very unusual and the puzzles are clever. I loved it." -- Warrior Woman Winmill

"This story, well-written, fast-paced with great engaging developed characters, a romance with mystery and suspense aspects, kept me entertained, particularly with the humorous tones throughout the read. There was no way I could put the book down." -- Booktalk with Eileen

"From beginning to end, Manda Collins gave us a wonderful story of intrigue and love." -- Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"This was just an absolutely amazing read and I can't wait for the rest of the series to release." -- Playground of Randomness