Never Deny a Duke

Never Deny a Duke

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From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes the fabulous finale in her Decadent Dukes Society trilogy about three untamable dukes and the strong, alluring women who ignite their decadent desires. A woman seeks to reclaim the land she believes was unfairly stripped from her family by the Duke who now refuses to return the land to her. A classic and witty battle of wills ensues as only Madeline Hunter can deliver.

HE IS THE LAST DUKE STANDING . . . the sole remaining bachelor of the three self-proclaimed Decadent Dukes. Yet Davina MacCallum's reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with marriage. Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his. A reasonable man with vast holdings can surely part with one trivial estate, especially when Davina intends to put it to good use. Brentworth, however, is as difficult to persuade as he is to resist. The Duke of Brentworth's discretion and steely control make him an enigma even to his best friends. Women especially find him inscrutable and unapproachable--but also compellingly magnetic. So when Davina MacCallum shows no signs of being even mildly impressed by him, he is intrigued. Until he learns that her mission in London involves claims against his estate. Soon the two of them are engaged in a contest that allows no compromise. When duty and desire collide, the best laid plans are about to take a scandalous turn--into the very heart of passion . . .

Madeline Hunter's novels are:

"Brilliant, compelling. . . . An excellent read."
--The Washington Post

"Mesmerizing."
--Publishers Weekly

"Pure passion."
--Booklist
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 105 x 171 x 25.4mm | 136.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1420143948
  • 9781420143942
  • 28,309

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Praise for Never Deny a Duke "The originality of Hunter's plotting and the skill with which she executes it are exemplary. These, combined with her usual superb flair for crafting compelling characters (her sketch of George IV alone is worth the price of the book), make this a must-read for fans of sexy Regency-set historicals." --Booklist "A lovely, wise, subtly sexy read." --All About Romance "Hunter's final Decadent Dukes Society Regency (after A Devil of a Duke) entices with a strong heroine who refuses to be impressed by the hero's stuffy manners....Readers who like slow-simmering romance will find much to appreciate about these intelligent, forthright characters and their cautious journey toward love." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Madeline Hunter's previous novels: A Devil of a Duke "Rich with scandal and sensuality, Hunter's second Decadent Dukes Society Regency (after The Most Dangerous Duke in London) features a fabulous heroine, a secretary with a criminal secret who falls for a man far above her station....Scintillating love scenes are plentiful in this page-turning tale, which is enhanced by a cast of memorable characters and smart, witty protagonists."- Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW, Best Books of Summer '18 "Readers who crave historical romances served up with a surfeit of searing sensuality and plenty of sharply nuanced characters will snap up this sterling addition to Hunter's Decadent Dukes Society series."- Booklist

"With a delectable blend of clever ripostes, scorching sensuality, and masterly plotting, Hunter's latest sees the most infamous of the Decadent Dukes fall head over heels." --Library Journal "Another passionate, adventurous, captivating romance from a grand mistress of the genre. Hunter combines a heated love story with a feminist vibe with a dangerous mission led by unconventional characters. Thanks to the snappy dialogue, readers will find the pace never slows as they try and keep up with a bold thief and a devilish duke engaged in a subtle game of seduction. Readers will adore the smart characters who actually talk to one another as they set aside foolish misunderstandings in favor of communication."- RT Book Reviews TOP PICK The Most Dangerous Duke in London: "The writing is lively and the characters fun, and the duke's cronies promise to make good heroes in future books. A thoroughly enjoyable read."- Kirkus Reviews "The latest historical romance series that you won't be able to put down is from New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter. With witty humor and inventive storytelling, you'll whip through the first one so fast, you'll need to Amazon Prime another one to your cabana." --Martha Stewart Weddings "Hunter has created an intelligent, fast-paced romance, chock-full of sensuality and spiced with mystery." - Publishers Weekly "The Decadent Dukes Society are just what Hunter fans crave; gorgeous, sexy, scandalous men who are about to meet extraordinary women. Hunter merges passion with vengeance, and pride with romance in this perfectly balanced love story. As always, the wonderful, witty prose and unforgettable characters enhance the intricate plot, and there is no doubt readers will be captivated."- RT Book Reviews, Top Pick "The first in Hunter's seductive new Decadent Dukes Society series is an elegantly written story with richly nuanced characters and a surfeit of intoxicating sensuality that will have fans of soigne Regency-set romances sighing happily with satisfaction."- Booklist "This is a historical romance to savor, and readers will root for the pair of lovers and the justice they seek." - Bookpage, Top Pick
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About Madeline Hunter

Madeline Hunter is a New York Times bestselling author with more than six million copies of her books in print. She has more than 30 nationally bestselling historical romances in print, including most recently, A Devil of a Duke, The Most Dangerous Duke in London, The Wicked Duke; Tall, Dark, and Wicked; and His Wicked Reputation. A member of RWA's Honor Roll, she has won the RITA Award twice and been a finalist seven times. Her books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly, and have been translated into thirteen languages. She has a PhD in art history, which she has taught at the university level. Madeline loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website at www.madelinehunter.com, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/madelinehunter/, and at twitter.com/madelinehunter.
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999 ratings
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4 38% (384)
3 26% (255)
2 6% (59)
1 1% (11)
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