Friday, June 16, 2017

Book Review for The Most Dangerous Duke in London by Madeline Hunter

The Most Dangerous Duke in London

by Madeline Hunter

Genre: Historical Romance

Reviewed by : Angels With Attitude Book Reviews

5 stars

Arc copy provided from Net Gallery

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?

I have to say that Madeline books have been a constant favorite throughout time since I picked up my first book from her 17 years ago.And author that has remained on by auto by list no matter what books she publishes but I have to say that I have loved so many of her titles I just could not just pick one.

 I enjoyed her latest tale with Adam and Clara it was such a sweet love story and about revenge.I loved seeing a strong independent heroine in this story especially for its time period when women were controlled by their husbands.I loved Clara's personality right off the bat.She was she what she seemed to be strong independent,funny,smart and intoxicating.She was definitely not the kind of women that would be controlled by any man and if any man tried he would find out soon enough that she was not going to be the women for him.Adam although is up to the challenge.At first his motives are all about revenge but he soon learns that he is going have to choose one over the other if he plans to keep her.

I loved the cat a mouse game this couple played together as it made for some heated interludes as well as the constant bantering back in forth with one another that caused you to smile more than once.Clara from the onset was very attracted to Adam and him to her but she fights it constantly as she is not wanting to give up her independence to any man.I can't blame her for it but applauded her.Adam although is persistent in a sneaky predatory way where he does his wooing.He is constantly maneuvering her to be actually where he wants her without actually being the source involved.Very shrewed of him.(smiles)

I loved Adam as well as I know he was all about revenge from the onset to get justice for his father but I never thought that he was a major threat to Clara in that he would harm her only that he would break her heart when his real intentions would be revealed.As the story progressed and I learned more about where the title for this had come from . I never saw him as the dangerous type at all in the physical sense anyway but then it made perfect sense that he was always defending his fathers honor one way or another whether it with dueling or with words.

I loved how he persisted in wooing  his Clara.I admired him actually it might have been a little bit about revenge but so much more.I felt that he really saw her as an equal.I loved that he was up to the challenge she would be providing him.I loved that he admired her and was attracted to Clara and all her eccentricities and was not about changing her.You have to fall a little bit in love with a man like him for evening perusing someone like her that will never really fit the mold in the society you live in.

I really loved it from cover to cover .The story had love,intrigue,,humor secrets coming to life and more of it being about justice then revenge.I loved how Clara was willing to sacrifice her own families honor to endure the man she loved would finally be about to put the old ghost to rest.

A fantastic romantic tale with characters that were easy to connect with and love from the onset of the story.I love when that happens as you know right then and there you are going to enjoy the story as it unfolds.

This was a great start in this latest series and looking forward to the tales to come.

5 stars from us

Madeline Hunter is a New York Times bestselling author with more than six million copies of her books in print. She has twenty-nine nationally bestselling historical romances in print, including most recently, The Wicked Duke, Tall, Dark, and Wicked, His Wicked Reputation, and The Accidental Duchess. 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 also writes the Romance Unlaced column for’s Happy Ever After site.
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