A Devil of a Duke
Book 2, Decadent Dukes Society
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A Publishers Weekly Best Books of Summer Selection
From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes the latest sexy tale of three untamable dukes and the women who ignite their decadent desires . . .
HE MAY BE A DEVIL
He’s infamous, debaucherous, and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome, and used to getting exactly what he wants. Until his attention is utterly captured by a woman who refuses to tell him her name, but can’t help surrendering to his touch . . .
BUT SHE’S NO ANGEL EITHER . . .
Amanda Waverly is living two lives—one respectable existence as secretary to an upstanding lady, and one far more dangerous battle of wits—and willpower—with the devilish Duke. Langford may be the most tempting man she’s ever met, but Amanda’s got her hands full trying to escape the world of high-society crime into which she was born. And if he figures out who she really is, their sizzling passion will suddenly boil over into a much higher stakes affair . . .
Madeline Hunter’s novels are:
“Brilliant, compelling. . . . An excellent read.”
—The Washington Post
“Mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly
An Entertaining Romance
I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive an ARC of A Devil of A Duke by Madeline Hunter. This is the 2nd in the series of the Decadent Dukes Society. The Society consists of three dukes that became friends as boys at school. This book is about Gabriel, the Duke of Langford, and Amanda Waverly, who was trained to be a thief by her parents, but is trying to stay on the straight and narrow. Langford is in the upper echelons of society, and Amanda is making her way in the world as a secretary to a society Original when her former life calls. I enjoyed reading about Langford and Amanda's developing relationship and how they overcome the obstacles facing them. I did think there were a few points at which Amanda gave in to Langford a little too easily where it concerned the intrigues she was involved in. I thought the wrapping up of that part of the story line was a little anticlimactic. I was thinking there would be a little more drama. However, I thought that the ultimate conclusion of that was very clever with property being returned to its rightful place.
I read romances for enjoyment and entertainment, and this book fit the bill, as do most of Madeline Hunter's books. I would recommend this book to other romance fans. You don't have to read The Most Dangerous Duke in London (Book 1) first, but I think it makes the passages about the three dukes more entertaining if you know more of their backstory. And I am very much looking forward to the next installment of the Decadent Dukes Society.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Apr 24, 2018
- Publisher: Kensington
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Decadent Dukes Society