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The Most Dangerous Duke in London: Decadent Dukes Society #1

Madeline Hunter

ISBN 9781420143904
Publish Date 5/30/2017
Format Paperback
Categories Historical, Zebra, New Series, Fresh Voices, Decadent Dukes Society
List Price: $7.99

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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.” —Booklist

“A rash, adventure seeking heroine and an honorable, take charge hero clash splendidly as passions blaze…to the delight of all concerned.” —Library Journal

“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)

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, on Facebook,, and at

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