Friday, May 11, 2018

The Most Dangerous Duke in London by Madeline Hunter

Sportochick's Musings ~ From page one this book is attention grabbing with its conflict, enemies, manipulation, revenge and fascination with finding the truth.

The Most Dangerous Duke in London

Decadent Dukes Society #1

by Madeline Hunter

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Publisher ~ Kensington Books
Genres ~ Historical Romance

Three sinfully handsome dukes, three scores to settle, three hearts about to meet their matches. All in one thrilling new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter . . . 

Name and title: Adam Penrose, Duke of Stratton.
Affiliation: London’s elite Society of Decadent Dukes. 
Family history: Scandalous.
Personality traits: Dark and brooding, with a thirst for revenge. 
Ideal romantic partner: A woman of means, with beauty and brains, willing to live with reckless abandon. 
Desire: Clara Cheswick, gorgeous daughter of his family’s sworn enemy.

Clara may be the woman Adam wants, but there’s one problem: she’s far more interested in publishing her women’s journal than getting married—especially to a man said to be dead-set on vengeance. Though, with her nose for a story, Clara wonders if his desire for justice is sincere—along with his incredibly unnerving intention to be her husband. If her weak-kneed response to his kiss is any indication, falling for Adam clearly comes with a cost. But who knew courting danger could be such exhilarating fun?

From page one this book is attention grabbing with its conflict, enemies, manipulation, revenge and fascination with finding the truth. These are just a few of the readers experiences in the first chapter and it gets even better from then on. 

The primary female character, Clara Cheswick, has an exciting personality. She is strong willed, intelligent, beautiful and able to see the story behind the mask that Adam Penrose, Duke of Stratton wears. More than anything I like how she wants to be the difference in a world where women have no say. Her secret is exciting and adds meat to this story causing it to be a step above most historical romances.

Adam as the primary male character is bitter, revengeful as well as a loving son and good friend. This character has the most growth throughout the story and it is rewarding for him to finally get satisfaction to his questions about his father and the fighting between their families. I think the author did an outstanding job with his characters personal transitions throughout the book

I give this book 4 STARS for being a lively read.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

My Reviews Of The Decadent Dukes Society Series
The Most Dangerous Duke #1 - My Review
A Devil of a Duke #2 - My Review coming soon

Madeline Hunter is a nationally bestselling author of historical romances who lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. Her books have won two RITA awards and seven nominations, and have had three starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. In a parallel existence to the one she enjoys as a novelist, Madeline has a Ph.D. in art history and teaches at an East Coast university.

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