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Book Critique – Never Deny A Duke (Decadent Dukes Society #3)

For review of all books in the series, go here.

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation: If you are into period setting novels with romance and mystery along-side, this book is one to try for sure, although I feel that the crescendo of the trilogy ended in a slightly low tone. 

Never Deny A Duke is the third and final book in the trilogy Decadent Dukes Society by Madeline Hunter published in April of 2019. Decadent Dukes Society involves three sinfully handsome dukes who have three different scores to settle but they meet their match along the way. This time the plot is set between Eric Marshall - Duke of Brentworth - and Davina MacCallum - another contributor to the Women's Journal Parnassus.

We followed Adam Penrose, Duke of Stratton, meet his match in Clara Cheswick while settling his scores in The Most Dangerous Duke in London and Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, meet his match in Amanda Waverly in A Devil Of A Duke , all the while trying to keep the decadent dukes reputation alive. Now it's time to see how the third duke of the Decadent Dukes Society, Eric Marshall, Duke of Brentworth, fares and matches wit with the One.

Davina MacCallum comes to London to fight for her inheritance that had been taken decades ago in a war. Now the current king had confirmed that those lands and her inheritance had been bequeathed to the Brentworth's estate, which are now under Eric Marshall, the current Duke of Brentworth. 

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Book Critique – A Devil Of A Duke (Decadent Dukes Society #2)

For review of all books in the series, go here.

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation: If you are into period setting novels with romance and mystery along-side, this book is one to try for sure.

A Devil Of A Duke is the second book in the trilogy Decadent Dukes Society by Madeline Hunter published in April of 2018. Decadent Dukes Society involves three sinfully handsome dukes who have three different scores to settle but they meet their match along the way. This time the plot is set between Gabriel St. James - Duke of Langford - and Amanda Waverly - a temptation disguised as an angel. And it is set in early 1800s England.

We followed Adam Penrose, Duke of Stratton, meet his match in Clara Cheswick while settling his scores in The Most Dangerous Duke in London. Now Madeline takes the reader on to the second duke in the Decadent Dukes Society, Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, exploiting his debauchery all the while finding his right match.

Amanda Waverly is employed as a secretary to Lady Farnsworth, an unusual choice for both of them. But she has hidden secret that she guards by being the secretary. Little does she know that she would come up against a decadent duke in her efforts to keep her secret a secret.

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Book Critique – # 360: The Most Dangerous Duke in London (Decadent Dukes Society #1)

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation: If you are into period setting novels with romance and mystery along-side, this book is one to try for sure. 

The Most Dangerous Duke in London is the first in the trilogy Decadent Dukes Society by Madeline Hunter published in May of 2017. Decadent Dukes Society involves three sinfully handsome dukes who have three different scores to settle but they meet their match along the way. The first book is again another period setting plot set in early 1800s England, it revolves around Adam Penrose – Duke of Stratton – and Clara Cheswick – daughter of his family’s sworn enemy.

Adam Penrose, Duke of Stratton, is back from France after a period of five years living there. With a scandalous family history he is bent on to prove that his family was wronged and take revenge on the family that has caused it. To his utter astonishment the Dowager Countess of Marwood approaches Adam with an alliance to her granddaughter Lady Emilia. Considering both families having a rivalry that has been there for centuries and not to discount the recent animosity festering among them, Adam wondered what other hidden agenda had the Dowager behind this proposal. However Adam’s sights are not on Lady Emilia but rather on Lady Clara. Clara Cheswick – the oldest daughter of the late Duke of Marwood from his first marriage – had no intentions of getting married. But rather liver her life free-spirited and far more interested in publishing her women’s journal, Parnassus. How will this dangerous liaison move forward, and what secrets will Adam unearth and what those mean to Adam and Clara is what the rest of the plot is about.

As always, Madeline Hunter set her plot in early 1800s England taking us through the roads that we would have never travelled for real. It takes an imagination for the reader to put themselves into that period, understand the clothing, language and even the surroundings. I usually take help of google when I don’t understand or can't imagine. However it is always interesting to figure out what Madeline has in her mind, it makes me feel as though I am walking through that time period.

There is usually considerable amount of romance with eroticism in her books. Surprisingly though in this first book of the series she had toned down the eroticism part. The punch in romance was lesser although the historical part has been still the same.

All in all another historical romance that keeps you interested till the end. 

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