Third in the roguishly intriguing series by the New York Times best-selling author of Tall, Dark, and Wicked and His Wicked Reputation.
She appeals to his wicked inclinations, but he never expects she might snare his heart….
Suspected 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.
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.
©2016 Madeline Hunter (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Avid reader time permitting. Love audio books as I can multitask, love being inserted into the time & place of story thru narrators accents.
The story of Lance and Marianne is a wonderful combination of mystery and the impossible dreams of a well-spoken, yet innocent girl who considers herself pretty well seated on "the shelf". When reading book 1 and book 2 in this series, the character, Lance, always seemed so illusive that I was naturally intrigued I fully enjoyed listening to Lulu Russell's narration of "The Wicked Duke" as she is a very talented storyteller. Madeline Hunter is always a joy to read, or listen to, since there is always a good plot, well developed characters, and a talent for making you wish you were there, standing on the sidelines with her devilishly handsome men and the particularly independent and self assured women who tamed them. If you haven't had a chance to read these yet, you really must add them to your reading repertoire. They are well worth t g e price of the book and the audio version. Don't miss out on this great read!
An entertaining book and a fine end to the trilogy.
I still don't understand how Marianne could overlook the wrong that was done by marrying the Duke. (Not really a spoiler.) Poor Nora.
I like the brothers and they all have fierce wives. Fierce in a good way.
The epilogue surprised me so that was a positive. I don't like this narrator's characterizations at all.
While I listened to the Audible version I hated to look at the book's cover. It's not the same as the one normally shown and it was pretty ugly.
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