With writing that is “nothing less than brilliant” (Booklist) comes the third in the witty, sexy Winner Takes All series from Kate Noble!
Dr. Rhys Gray and Miss Margaret Babcock are friends—strictly friends. But over the course of the year, as they exchange dozens of letters, they share personal details that put them on the path to something more. When Dr. Gray helps Margaret realize her dearest dream and she comes to his defense in the uproar that follows, it seems that their connection cannot be denied. But will their relationship stand the scruples of society and jealous intendeds, or are they destined to be only friends, and nothing more?
The perfect novel for fans of Regency Era romance, The Dare and the Doctor is a clever and passionate love story worth sharing.
Kate Noble is the national bestselling, RITA-nominated author of historical romances, including the acclaimed Blue Raven series and the Winner Takes All series. Her books have earned her numerous accolades, including comparisons to Jane Austen, which just makes her giddy. In her other life as Kate Rorick, she is an Emmy-award winning writer of television and web series, having written for NBC, FOX, and TNT, as well as the international hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Kate lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son, and is hard at work on her next book. You can find Kate online at KateNoble.com.
"The subtle development of romance between the devil-may-care earl and the proper former lady is the impetus behind this winning novel, which also boasts rich characters and a deliciously complex story."
– PW Best Romances of Summer, Publishers Weekly
“With her usual witty writing and exquisite flair for characterization, Noble offers readers the second, splendid book in her Winner Takes All series. The effortless manner in which she wrote The Lie and the Lady as a separate love story while at the same time gracefully connecting it to The Game and the Governess (2014) and cleverly hinting at what is to come in the series is nothing less than brilliant.”
– Booklist (starred review)
"Noble charms and enchants with a lively farce of a romance...There's loads of fun, but also tenderness and compassion. Noble certainly understands that combining humor, passion, a lively pace and a bit of mystery captures her fans' hearts."
– RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
"With a delightfully daring, tongue-in-cheek sense of both humor and romance, Noble continues where The Game and the Governess left off....heartwarming."
– Publishers Weekly
"Not to be missed."
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Kate Noble’s The Game and the Governess spins a clever, tremendously entertaining tale of truth and lies, love and friendship." --The Washington Post
"[T]his winning novel ... boasts rich characters and a deliciously complex story." -- Publishers Weekly on The Game and the Governess
"An extraordinary and unique romance worth savoring." --Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on Let It Be Me
"The story's prologue literally gave me goosebumps — goosebumps that never went away throughout the whole book. This is the kind of deep, touching read that romance fans search for. I have a new favorite author!" - Morgan Doremus, RT Editor on Let It Be Me
“If Austen were alive and writing novels today, the result might be something exactly like Follow My Lead, a wickedly witty and superbly satisfying romance.” –Chicago Tribune
“Believable and captivating…an outstanding and memorable tale.” –PW (starred review) on Follow My Lead
“clever and graceful…simply sublime” –Booklist on Compromised
– Praise for Kate Noble
“...An enchanting tale filled with poignancy and wit.”
– RT Book Reviews
“With its effortlessly elegant writing powered by a surfeit of dry wit and its swoonworthy romance between a pair of beautifully nuanced protagonists, the latest in Noble’s flawlessly written Winner Takes All series (The Lie and the Lady, 2015) is just what the reading doctor ordered.”