Staff Pick by Norma P.
I adore historical romance, and Regency era romances are no exception. There’s something about the beautiful ball gowns, the witty heroines who don them, and the dashing heroes who learn to fall in love that makes my own heart skip a beat.
Madeline Hunter’s The Most Dangerous Duke in London has all that and more. Clara is a character whom I deeply admire, as she’s devoted to publishing the women’s journal she founded in secret. And while Adam has a troubled past, watching him discover a better future with Clara is a delight.
Even better, there’s more to come! This is the first book in Madeline Hunter’s Decadent Dukes Society series. Yes, you read that right. There will be more historical romances to come from Madeline Hunter, and I can’t wait to see who falls in love next.
“The writing is lively and the characters fun…. A thoroughly enjoyable read.”– Kirkus Reviews
on The Most Dangerous Duke in London
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…
Notorious Nobleman Seeks Revenge
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.
Faint Of Heart Need Not Apply
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?
“Hunter has created an intelligent, fast-paced romance, chock-full of sensuality and spiced with mystery.” -- Publishers Weekly
Madeline Hunter’s novels are:
“Brilliant, compelling…. An excellent read.”
--The Washington Post
“Mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly
“Pure passion.” —Booklist
Praise for the previous works of Madeline Hunter
“Fueled by an abundance of subtle wit and potent sensuality…[an] exquisitely crafted love story by one of the romance genre’s masters.”
“A rash, adventure seeking heroine and an honorable, take charge hero clash splendidly as passions blaze…to the delight of all concerned.”
“Intelligent and memorable.... With its tangy dialogue, Pride and Prejudice themes, bits of mystery and nefarious characters, readers may be reminded of Jane Austen.”
—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
“Hunter…spins the intrigues of an enterprising bastard son and a resourceful artist to delightful effect in this excellent launch.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Stellar…hits all the literary marks. Hunter’s effortlessly elegant writing exudes a wicked sense of wit; her characterization is superbly subtle, and the sexual chemistry she cooks up between her deliciously independent heroine and delightfully sexy hero is pure passion.”
—Booklist (starred review)