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Dings can surely part with one trivial estate especially when Davina intends to put it to good use Brentworth however is as difficult to persuade as he is to resistThe Duke of Brentworth's discretion and steely control make him an enigma even to his best friends Women especially find him inscrutable and unapproachable but also compellingly magnetic So w. At Last It s time for the story of Eric Marshall the Duke of Brentworth and the Most Ducal Duke He is the last of the Decadent Dukes a joking name picked by three young future dukes The trio of Stratton Langford and Brentworth knew even at Eton they would always be considered and treated differently As dukes they would someday be the big dogs top o the heap no title important or powerful in England except for royaltyBrentworth meets his match in Miss Davina MacCallum in Madeline Hunter s Never Deny a Duke He owns a Scottish estate Davina thinks the estate along with its title which can be passed down to a woman belongs to her Two kings have promised help to Davina now one of those kings is dead the other embarrassed by his promise and just wants the problem to go away What do you with a problem like Davina The king comes up with a brilliant idea or so he thinks but he is no match for BrentworthDavina thinks because the estate s manor house is mostly destroyed by fire and because Brentworth has shown no interest in it that he should just hand it over But Brentworth being Brentworth has no intention of handing over any of his properties to a probable fraudster After all as he proclaims on numerous occasions I am Brentworth He is especially not about to lose this particular estate either by the wish of a King or the efforts of the Scottish nobody Before the King makes Brentworth aware of Davina s claim he meets her socially as she writes for the journal owned by Clara the Duchess of Stratton Brentworth was intrigued by the young woman who seems curious about him but not impressed with either him his wealth or his titleBrentworth in turn becomes interested in the young woman who is willing to go head to head with him and a respectful friendship is eventually formed as they both seek proof to her claim for the estate Brentworth has always been the most mysterious self contained and discreet of the three dukes It was nice to read of a character who was not a total man ho He is almost the complete opposite of Duke of Langford in actions and attitudes It was amusing and welcome to read of the three friends together with Brentworth actually consulting Langford for relationship advice Ms Hunter has written a Regency character refreshing than mostDavina is also an original Hunter has not written about a titled young lady ultimately looking for marriage but a strong woman of common origins who has managed her life and is willing to go to some lengths to prove her claim Davina pits herself against a King a Duke a Scottish nationalistHunter with Never Deny a Duke has hit the trifecta of an entertaining plot original characters and writing as smooth as silk Bonus points for the history behind the claim and the portrayal of ScotlandThe Decadent Dukes has been one of my all time favorite Regency series I am sorry to see it end but I will look forward to Hunter s next seriesThank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 part with one trivial estate especially when Davina intends to Idenics put it to good use Brentworth however is as difficult to Night Owl Loonette persuade as he is to resistThe Duke of Brentworth's discretion and steely control make him an enigma even to his best friends Women especially find him inscrutable and unapproachable but also compellingly magnetic So w. 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He is the last duke standing the sole remaining bachelor of the three self proclaimed Decadent Dukes Yet Davina MacCallum's reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with Never deny ePUB #10003 marriage Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his A reasonable man with vast hol. I received this Advanced Reader Copy in a GoodReads Giveaway This book marks the satisfying conclusion to The Decadent Dukes Society trilogy and may be my favorite book of the series The aloof self possessed enigmatic Duke of Brentworth finally meets his match in the determined fiercely independent Davina MacCallum as they battle wit and will while trying to determine who has the true legal right and ownership of a Scottish estate Madeline Hunter has become one of my most favorite historical romance writers as I discovered after reading the Wicked Trilogy and the first book of The Rarest Blooms Series I cannot wait to continue with that series next

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Hen Davina MacCallum shows no signs of being even mildly impressed by him he is intrigued Until he learns that her mission in London involves claims against his estate Soon the two of them are engaged in a contest that allows no compromise When duty and desire collide the best laid plans are about to take a scandalous turn into the very heart of passion. 35 Stars Never Deny a Duke features a wonderful romance between a woman determined to reclaim her family s lands and the Duke who doesn t plan to give them upWhen Davina MacCallum seeks out the Duke of Brentworth it s not for any of the usual reasons Eric would have expected Instead Davina is looking to reclaim Scottish lands confiscated from her family and given to his But the Duke of Brentworth never gives up anything without a fight As Davina and Eric battle it out for the rights to Eric s Scottish estate Teyhill the pair uickly realize the real battle is for their heartsDavina has been slowly laying the groundwork to reclaim her family s lands for years Her dream is to open a clinic of sorts where the sick and poor can have access to uality medical care Davina worked alongside her father a physician for years and as such is well ualified to undertake such a task I admired Davina s goal and I found myself rooting for her to reclaim the lands so she could achieve her goalEric is the most proper of the three Decadent Dukes always discreet and always avoiding any scandal Eric places a lot of value in his title and has built a reputation as a man not to be messed with He has powerful connections and has an uncanny ability to bend the will of others to suit his needs I have to say that at first I found Eric to be a bit of a pompous jerk but as the book went on he grew on meDavina and Eric are very much on opposing sides at the start of this book She s determined to regain her family s lands and he believes she s a fraud out to take what s his Their relationship does have elements of the enemies to lovers trope which is one of my favorite types of romances so I was excited to see how their relationship would play out The chemistry between them was fantastic and the sex scenes were sexy and well done My only issue with their relationship was that I felt Davina gave up on her goals I expected of a fight out of her and was a bit saddened that wasn t the case Overall I did like how the uestion of her right to the lands was wrapped up but it definitely took a long time to get thereThe couples from the first two books Adam and Clara and Gabriel and Amanda make numerous appearances in this book I loved getting to see the couples again as it s always a delight to see how happy they are after the end of their books I really enjoyed the friendship Davina forms with Clara and Amanda as well as the fact Davina contributes to Clara s journal Parnassus The friendship between Eric Adam and Gabriel continues to be fantastic I love how much the trio is there for each other as well as the times they poke fun at one another s expenseWhile I didn t love Never Deny a Duke as much as the second book in the series A Devil of a Duke it was still an enjoyable read and I m looking forward to reading from the author in the future I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 305
  • Never deny a duke
  • Madeline Hunter
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 9781420143942

About the Author: Madeline Hunter

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 Never deny ePUB ✓ starred reviews in Publishers Weekly In a parallel existence to the one she enjoys as a novelist Madeline has a PhD in art history and teaches at an East Coast university.



10 thoughts on “Never deny a duke

  1. says:

    35 StarsThis was the third instalment of the Decadent Dukes Society series while it wasn’t my favourite out of the three books; I did still enjoy it I have always loved the writing style of Madeline Hunter and her books were one of

  2. says:

    I received this Advanced Reader Copy in a GoodReads Giveaway This book marks the satisfying conclusion to The Decadent Dukes Society trilogy and may be my favorite book of the series The aloof self possessed enigmatic Duke of Brentworth finally meets his match in the determined fiercely independent Davina MacCallum as they battle

  3. says:

    I've given this a B at AAR so that's 45 starsI was really relieved to discover that Never Deny a Duke was a big improvement

  4. says:

    At Last It's time for the story of Eric Marshall the Duke of Brentworth and the Most Ducal Duke He is the last of the Decadent Dukes a joking name picked by three young future dukes The trio of Stratton Langford and Brentwor

  5. says:

    I actually like the premise of this one because it's a bit unusual Scottish Davina MacCallum arrives in London with the sole purpose of gaining an audience with the King in order to plea her case to have their family lands returned after the estate was confiscated by the Crown following the Jacobite rebellion T

  6. says:

    45 starsMy reading has slowed to a snail’s pace compared to last year but I seem to be having hits than misses lately That is a very

  7. says:

    I read this book maybe two weeks ago and now only vaguely remember it This does not encourage me to give it than a meh rating So that's what it gets meh from meUpfront I should state that I have been a longtime reader of M

  8. says:

    Series Decadent Dukes Society #3Publication Date 43019Number of Pages 304This wonderful wrap up for the Decadent Dukes Society is delightfully different – not one of your standard tropes The ‘Most Ducal Duke’ meets his match and it is a delight to watch The book is well written and the characters are very relatable and likableEric Marshall Duke of Brentworth has long been known as the most ducal of dukes He’s a

  9. says:

    35 Stars Never Deny a Duke features a wonderful romance between a woman determined to reclaim her family’s lands and the Duke who doesn’t plan to give them upWhen Davina MacCallum seeks out the Duke of Brentworth it’s not for any of the usual reasons Eric would have expected Instead Davina is looking to

  10. says:

    Both the MCs were bland and nothing endeared me to them Also there was a lot of filler so much was written that didn't add anything to the story Rosalyn Landor's lovely voice was not able to save this unfortunately

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