The Most Dangerous Duke in London

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 9781420143911
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Fiction

“Hunter has created an intelligent, fast-paced romance, chock-full of sensuality and spiced with mystery.” - Publishers Weekly 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? Madeline Hunter’s novels are: “Brilliant, compelling . . . An excellent read.” —The Washington Post “Mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly “Pure passion.” —Booklist

A Devil of a Duke

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 9781420143935
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes the latest sexy tale of three untamable dukes and the women who ignite their decadent desires . . . HE MAY BE A DEVIL He’s infamous, debaucherous, and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome, and used to getting exactly what he wants. Until his attention is utterly captured by a woman who refuses to tell him her name, but can’t help surrendering to his touch . . . BUT SHE’S NO ANGEL EITHER . . . Amanda Waverly is living two lives—one respectable existence as secretary to an upstanding lady, and one far more dangerous battle of wits—and willpower—with the devilish Duke. Langford may be the most tempting man she’s ever met, but Amanda’s got her hands full trying to escape the world of high-society crime into which she was born. And if he figures out who she really is, their sizzling passion will suddenly boil over into a much higher stakes affair . . . Madeline Hunter’s novels are: “Brilliant, compelling. . . . An excellent read.” --The Washington Post “Mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly

Ravishing in Red

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101171596
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Fiction

From acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes a dazzling tale of untamed passion, the first in a delicious quartet of regency romances… Armed with her cousin’s gun, Audrianna travels to an inn in Brighton to confront the mysterious “Domino”, a man who claims to have information that could clear her deceased father’s once good name. But the handsome man of commanding sensuality who shows up is not the Domino at all, but Lord Sebastian Sommerhays—one of her father’s persecutors. And when the gun accidentally fires, the secretive situation suddenly becomes mortifyingly public... There is only one way out of the scandal that erupts, and so these two passionate and headstrong adversaries find themselves joined in a marriage of necessity. Expecting a practical alliance, Audrianna quickly discovers she is helpless to resist Sebastian’s seductive persuasions as he teaches her the meaning of desire. But she remains determined to exonerate her father, even if it means risking her life, her marriage—and her heart.

The Accidental Duchess

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698151291
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes this seductive tale of a headstrong young lady, a scandalous manuscript, and the iron-willed duke determined to save her from her ruin. For fans of Mary Balogh, Eloisa James, and Julia Quinn. When Lady Lydia Alfreton is blackmailed over the shocking contents of a manuscript she once wrote, she must go to the most desperate of measures to raise the money to buy back the ill-considered prose: agreeing to an old wager posed by the arrogant, dangerous Duke of Penthurst. At least Penthurst is a man she wouldn’t mind fleecing—and she’s confident she’ll win. Penthurst long ago concluded Lydia was a woman in search of ruinous adventure, but even he is surprised when she arrives at his house ready to bet her innocence against his ten thousand pounds—a wager he only proposed to warn her off gambling. When she loses to a simple draw of the cards, Lydia is shocked. Now, her problems are twofold: a blackmailer determined to see her pay and a duke determined to tame her rebellious ways. One misstep and Lydia could find herself ruined—or bound to the seductive man who would make her his duchess.

Dangerous in Diamonds

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher:
ISBN: 0012379514
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Man-woman relationships

When he inherits a flower business called "The Rarest Blooms," the outrageously wealthy Duke of Castleford is stunned when the shop's beautiful and mysterious owner, Daphne Joyes, rejects his advances.

Provocative in Pearls

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185392
Release Date: 2010-02-23
Genre: Fiction

Their marriage was arranged, but their desire was not... After two years, Grayson Bridlington, The Earl of Hawkeswell, has located his missing bride Verity Thompson. Coerced into marrying Hawkeswell by her duplicitous cousin, Verity fled London for the countryside. Now, the couple must make the most of an arranged marriage-even if it means surrendering to their shared desire. Watch a Video

Secrets of Surrender

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440337775
Release Date: 2008-05-20
Genre: Fiction

First he’ll learn her most intimate secrets. Then he’ll arouse her deepest passions. He’s the lover she’s been waiting for: the man who can rescue her from her wicked past–for a price–in Madeline Hunter’s tale of sin, seduction, and irresistible, impossible love. He catches her eye across the dining room–a handsome stranger who stands out among the lewd noblemen and bawdy painted women. But their worlds are about to collide in a way Roselyn Longworth could never have imagined. For before the night is out, she will be auctioned off to the highest bidder…and Kyle Bradwell will lead her from one kind of hell to another. Yet from the moment he wins her, Kyle treats Rose with a gentleness she hasn’t known since a family scandal destroyed her reputation. And when she finally learns what is really driving Kyle, it’s too late. For Rose has fallen for the man who knows her most intimate secrets. Now he has stunned her with a proposal of marriage–the first step in a seduction that will demand nothing less than her complete surrender.… From the Paperback edition.

The Wicked Duke

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780515155181
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Fiction

"She appeals to his wicked inclinations, but he never expects she might snare his heart . . .a aSuspected of his brother's murder, Lancelot Hemingford, Duke of Aylesbury, was forced to give up his hell-raising habits in London for the anonymity of quiet country living. So, when an opportunity arises to clear his name in exchange for proposing to the niece of a neighbor, he sees no choice but to accept. Plus, seducing the reluctant maiden will be a most intriguing challenge . . .a a As Marianne Radley is dependent on her uncle, she must accept the Duke's marriage proposal at her family's request, despite her belief he is irredeemably wicked. But along with marrying him, she intends to sniff out the duke's unsavory secrets and expose them to the world- a plan that would be flawless were it not for one minor detail-even she, with all her determination, is not immune to the charms of a rakish duke . . .a Praise for Madeline Hunter and Her Novels'Hunter seamlessly marries seductive wit with smoldering sensuality.'aBooklista'Smooth, sexy, and sophisticated.'aKirkus Reviewsa 'Hunter . . . masterfully weaves a sensual web.'aPublishers Weeklya'There are some writers who are born to write . . . Stellar.' Examiner.coma'Delightful and quite unorthodox.' Smexy Books"

His Wicked Reputation

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698156579
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes the first novel in a stunning regency romance trilogy about three irresistibly attractive brothers... Gareth Fitzallen is celebrated for four things: his handsome face, his notable charm, his aristocratic connections, and an ability to give the kind of pleasure that has women begging for more. Normally he bestows his talents on experienced, worldly women. But when he heads to Langdon’s End to restore a property he inherited—and to investigate a massive art theft—he lays plans to seduce a most unlikely lady. Eva Russell lives a spinster’s life of precarious finances and limited dreams while clinging to her family’s old gentry status. She supports herself by copying paintings while she plots to marry her lovely sister to a well-established man. Everyone warns her of Gareth’s reputation, and advises her to lock her sister away. Only it is not her sister Gareth desires. One look, and she knows he is trouble. One kiss, however, proves she is no match for this master of seduction. From the Paperback edition.

The Counterfeit Mistress

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101625675
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Fiction

THE BEAUTY. THE SPY. AND THE BEHOLDER. From the beloved New York Times bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting historical romance, in which a darkly handsome nobleman is determined to unmask a delicate and mysterious young beauty... A refugee from the war in France, Marielle Lyon has established herself at the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an executed aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a spy. The more eyes she has watching her, the better protected she is—and the better chance she has of saving her father’s life. A warrior at heart, Alban Norwood, Viscount Kendale, would still be in uniform if not for his older brother’s untimely death. After all he’s seen, Kendale doesn’t trust the French—or their femmes fatales. He has set up a surveillance network to ferret out undercover agents, and he believes he’s found one in the delicate, mysterious Marielle. Ready to pounce on his tempting prey, Kendale arranges a meeting with Marielle, who is more beautiful and more cunning than he anticipated. But the Viscount is ready to do whatever it takes to unmask her—even if it means playing a game of seduction…

The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780515150469
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

When she inherits her late father's prestigious London auction house, Emma Fairbourne, determined to run the business, is met with resistance from the arrogant Earl of Southwaite, her father's silent partner, who will stop at nothing to convince her to sell the business. 300,000 first printing.

Tall Dark and Wicked

Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 9780515155174
Release Date: 2015-10
Genre: Fiction

"As a well-known barrister and the son of a duke, Ives confines his passionate impulses to discreet affairs with worldly mistresses. A twist of fate, however, has him looking for a new lover right when a fascinating woman shows up in his chambers, asking him to help save her father from the gallows. Unfortunately, he has already been asked to serve as the prosecutor in the case, but that only ensures close encounters with the rarity named Padua Belvoir. And every encounter increases his desire to tutor her in pleasure's wicked waysa Having always been too tall, too willful, and too smart to appeal to men, Padua Belvoir is shocked when Ives shows interest in her. Knowing his penchant for helping the wrongly accused, she had initially thought he might be her father's best hope for salvation. Instead, he is her worst adversary-not least because every time he looks at her, she is tempted to give him anything he wants . . . Praise for the novels of Madeline Hunter'A smooth, sexy, and sophisticated spy-themed Regency romance.'aKirkus Reviews'Replete with action, adventure, humor, and lots of delicious dialogue.'aRomance Junkies'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.'aBooklista(starred review)'Hunter's flowery centerpiece will suit every romance table. Highly recommended.'aLibrary Journal'Hunter . . . masterfully weaves a sensual webaFans will be delighted.'aPublishers Weekly"

His at Night

Author: Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553906325
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Fiction

Love is hottest in the darkness before dawn. Elissande Edgerton is a desperate woman, a virtual prisoner in the home of her tyrannical uncle. Only through marriage can she claim the freedom she craves. But how to catch the perfect man? Lord Vere is used to baiting irresistible traps. As a secret agent for the government, he’s tracked down some of the most devious criminals in London, all the while maintaining his cover as one of Society’s most harmless—and idiotic—bachelors. But nothing can prepare him for the scandal of being ensnared by Elissande. Forced into a marriage of convenience, Elissande and Vere are each about to discover that they’re not the only one with a hidden agenda. With seduction their only weapon—and a dark secret from the past endangering both their lives—can they learn to trust each other even as they surrender to a passion that won’t be denied? From the Paperback edition.

Darian Hunter Duke of Desire

Author: Carole Mortimer
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9780373298099
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Fiction

The Players: Darian Hunter, Duke of Wolfingham: legendary rake and notorious bachelor Mariah Beecham, Countess of Carlisle: society's scandalous widow and secret agent of the crown The Stage: A notoriously debauched house party The Scene: Forced to pose as lovers, Darian and Mariah must work together to stop an assassination plot The Twist: As the shocking and oh-so-sensual games play out around them, the romantic ruse becomes all too real. And the tantalizing temptation to indulge their every desire becomes overwhelming… Dangerous Dukes Rakes about town

How to Dazzle a Duke

Author: Claudia Dain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101140054
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Fiction

New in award-winning author Claudia Dain?s dazzling Courtesan series. Miss Penelope Prestwick wants a duke for a husband, and clearly the dashing Duke of Edenham is the best choice. Just as Lady Dalby is clearly the best person to arrange the match. But how exactly should Penelope go about dazzling a duke? Surely a show of cleavage never hurt. Perhaps a kiss? And a bit of competition might do nicely. To that end, Penelope approaches the Marquis of Iveston requesting that he kindly appear interested in her so that the Duke will take note. When he does, the game begins as all of Society tries to determine who will actually marry Penelope.