Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Wicked Duke by Madeline Hunter (Wicked Trilogy #3)

The Wicked Duke
by Madeline Hunter

My rating: 3.5 stars

Series: Wicked Trilogy - Book 3
Publisher: Jove (May 31, 2016)
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Genre: Regency Romance
Print Length: 384 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
 She appeals to his wicked inclinations, but he never expects she might snare his heart....

Suspected of his brother’s murder, Lancelot Hemingford, Duke of Aylesbury, was forced to give up his hell-raising habits in London for the anonymity of quiet country living. So, when an opportunity arises to clear his name in exchange for proposing to the niece of a neighbor, he sees no choice but to accept. Plus, seducing the reluctant maiden will be a most intriguing challenge...

As Marianne Radley is dependent on her uncle, she must accept the Duke's marriage proposal at her family’s request, despite her belief he is irredeemably wicked. But along with marrying him, she intends to sniff out the duke’s unsavory secrets and expose them to the world: a plan that would be flawless were it not for one minor detail—even she, with all her determination, is not immune to the charms of a rakish duke...

 
The Wicked Duke by Madeline Hunter (Wicked Trilogy #3)
The Wicked Duke (Wicked Trilogy, #3)He was a new duke who has filled his life with wild nights, wanton women and a little too much alcohol. Lance is the classic titled man with too much money and time on his hands to get in trouble, or at least be suspected of it. The perfect target to become the groom of a woman who is reluctant, to say the least, to be his bride. Will Marianne become another sexual conquest for the Duke or does she have her own agenda she hopes to unveil? It’s all in the game of love, lust, and winner-takes-all and it looks like these two are in for a photo finish!

Classic Regency romance, heaving bosoms, rakish scoundrels and Cupid playing games with Fate. The Wicked Duke by Madeline Hunter has all of the spicy ingredients that exist behind the closed doors of the titled nobility, proof that under all that starch and all those petticoats, are the sizzling and seductive desires of society. Ms. Hunter has given us the classic hero, in all of his tainted glory and a woman far too advanced for the structure of the era. A quick read that does not get hung up on perfecting the era, but gets straight to the story, the intrigue and the heat!

I received an ARC edition from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.

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