We've added this item to your cart.
Your $5 CREDIT has been applied
YOU CAN GET $5 off YOUR FIRST PURCHASE

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Reviews (8 41 star ratings
8 reviews
)

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5
41
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star
21 18 2 0 0

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Reviews

  • 1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    An Entertaining Romance

    I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive an ARC of A Devil of A Duke by Madeline Hunter. This is the 2nd in the series of the Decadent Dukes Society. The Society consists of three dukes that became friends as boys at school. This book is about Gabriel, the Duke of Langford, and Amanda Waverly, who was trained to be a thief by her parents, but is trying to stay on the straight and narrow. Langford is in the upper echelons of society, and Amanda is making her way in the world as a secretary to a society Original when her former life calls. I enjoyed reading about Langford and Amanda's developing relationship and how they overcome the obstacles facing them. I did think there were a few points at which Amanda gave in to Langford a little too easily where it concerned the intrigues she was involved in. I thought the wrapping up of that part of the story line was a little anticlimactic. I was thinking there would be a little more drama. However, I thought that the ultimate conclusion of that was very clever with property being returned to its rightful place.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Unusual Story And Characters

    Amanda Waverley is not your typical young woman. In A Devil Of A Duke, she is the personal secretary of an eccentric old lady. While most ladies choose to employ a male secretary it is considered bizarre that Lady Farnsworth has chosen a young woman for the position instead. Amanda’s background is also unusual. Thankfully Lady Farnsworth did not look too closely into her background and accepted the rather meager references provided. The worst part is that she is being blackmailed to obtain items on behalf of someone who has kidnapped her mother. If she does not comply, her mother’s life may even be in danger. The Duke of Langford, Gabriel St. James, is one of the Decadent Dukes. A club created in childhood with two other boys who were destined to become Dukes. And he is not a huge fan of Lady Farnsworth. That venerable lady had written an article about the nobility neglecting their responsibilities, which had shamed him deeply. It had hit home. Since the article, he has been trying to correct his neglect by attending sessions of Parliament. He had delivered a rather good speech too, but if he was reminded of that journal article one more time he wasn’t going to be responsible for his actions. When Amanda attempts to seduce Gabriel’s brother in order to gain access to his house, which is next-door to the one she needs to break into, Gabriel intercepts. But that might not be too bad, she is able to manipulate the situation and is still able to obtain the item which will help her mother. After falling asleep during their assignation, Gabriel is starting to become obsessed with finding out who this young woman is. He set up another meeting through an advertisement in the newspaper. Unusual Story And Characters Most novels set in this time period Involve members of the ton. And while St. James is clearly a prominent member Amanda most assuredly is not. It is refreshing to have such unusual characters and a unique storyline. It isn’t your average young lady who would consider Breaking into a home, let alone being able to do so successfully. This is the second installment of The Decadent Dukes Society series but works very well as a standalone book. I very much look forward to reading more from Madeline Hunter. Reviewed for LnkToMi iRead in response to a complimentary copy of the book provided by the publisher in hopes of an honest review.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Very enjoyable tale

    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley to read in exchange for a fair review. A Devil of a Duke is the second book in Madeline Hunter’s The Decadent Dukes Society Trilogy. This book can be read as a stand-alone but Madeline Hunter’s book are always very enjoyable so I would recommend reading them all. Gabriel St James Duke of Langford starts off as a tiny bit annoying in the hero department, I found him overbearing and smug and perhaps a bit of a misogynist, however he did have a few redeeming qualities in his relationships with both his brother and his fellow Dukes so I decided to wait and see and yes he does change and grow into the perfect hero for Amanda Waverly. I loved the character of Amanda Waverly she is strong and smart and you will find yourself hoping for her HEA even when things look quite bleak for her. Amanda is remarkable for her time in that she earns her living as a secretary. She also posses a number of unusual skills which come from being raised by a pair of thieves, her parents. These skills are called into use when her mother gets caught in one of her schemes and offers up Amanda and her skills in order to evade the consequences. Amanda is forced to steal certain objects in order to secure her mother’s release. The duke being a fairly intelligent fellow realizes that Amanda has used him in order to facilitate one of these thefts sets out to put a stop to her thieving. Lots of witty conversations, quite a bit of steam and a dramatic rescue make for a very enjoyable tale. Publishing Date April 24, 2018 #ADevilOfADuke #NetGalley
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Pleasurable read

    3.75* I’ve received an eARC at no cost to the author. The second book in the Decadent Dukes series brings us the story of Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, and Amanda Waverly, a secretary whose parents were thieves and taught her the trade – until she didn’t want to do it anymore. Gabriel never really believed in getting married – or actually loving someone. Love for him was just an infatuation that would eventually disappear – until he met Amanda Waverly. As a simple secretary, Amanda was happy with her life, at least in most aspects. That is, until she is blackmailed to do something that could get her in jail…. or worse. I really liked Gabriel, he was dashing and sweet, more than your regular roguish duke. He was helpful, and always there for Amanda, almost no questions asked. Amanda, on the other hand, wasn’t one of my favourite characters. I liked how she was with the ladies that wrote the Parnassus (a newspaper of sorts) but I didn’t like how she handled the situation that actually got her in danger. At the end of the book, however, she was way more likeable. It was a pleasure to reunite with the other dukes, both Stratton and Brentworth as such amazing characters, and I can’t wait to read Brentworth’s story – I have a feeling it’s going to be the best of the series. The plot was interesting, with theft, blackmail, and love all in the mix, but because I couldn’t connect so much with the main female character, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the previous one. But I still recommend it, it’s a book with a good and strong hero, good friends that back up the whole story and keep the plot going by keeping the main characters mostly in line and, in the end, it’s a pleasurable read.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Sweet surprising love

    I read it all in one afternoon. I just love this author's writing style. The hero was exquisite and the heroine was so lovely. Excellent storyline with great characters and great LOVE.
41

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS