The Resource A devil of a duke, Madeline Hunter

A devil of a duke, Madeline Hunter

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A devil of a duke
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A devil of a duke
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Madeline Hunter
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eng
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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
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  • /* Starred Review */ Rich with scandal and sensuality, Hunter’s second Decadent Dukes Society Regency (after The Most Dangerous Duke in London) features a fabulous heroine, a secretary with a criminal secret who falls for a man far above her station. Handsome Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is well known for his disregard of London high society’s opinion of him, but he starts taking his ducal responsibilities more seriously after the eccentric Lady Farnsworth publishes a letter chiding him for his misbehavior. When he meets an elusive woman at a ball and enjoys a passionate interlude with her, he is intrigued and makes plans for a future assignation. What Gabriel doesn’t realize is that the object of his affection is Amanda Waverly, Lady Farnsworth’s secretary and an expert thief from a family of rogues. As Gabriel falls further under Amanda’s spell, he is entranced by her quiet beauty and how she seems to care more for him than his wealth or title. Meanwhile, she’s stealing valuable items to ransom her kidnapped mother. Scintillating love scenes are plentiful in this page-turning tale, which is enhanced by a cast of memorable characters and smart, witty protagonists. Agent: Pamela Hopkins, Hopkins Literary. (May) --Staff (Reviewed 03/26/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 13, p)
  • Although born into a family of high-class thieves and trained in the art, Amanda Waverly rejects it all and has taken a position as a female secretary (unusual for the times) to an eccentric, outspoken widow. But her past returns with a vengeance when her mother is kidnapped and the only hope is for Amanda to steal some valuable artifacts the perpetrator wants. With little choice, Amanda agrees, but one of her ploys attracts the attention of Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford. Now the situation becomes romantic, a lot more difficult, and potentially dangerous. VERDICT With a delectable blend of clever ripostes, scorching sensuality, and masterly plotting, Hunter's latest sees the most infamous of the Decadent Dukes fall head over heels in a satisfying romantic adventure. Hunter (The Most Dangerous Duke in London) lives in Pittsburgh. --Kristin Ramsdell (Reviewed 04/15/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 7, p55)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10625347
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Hunter, Madeline
Dewey number
813.6
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Decadent Dukes Society trilogy
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secretaries
  • Thieves
  • Nobility
  • Man-woman relationships
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A devil of a duke, Madeline Hunter
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text
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18 cm.
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341 pages
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9781420143928
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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regular print
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A devil of a duke, Madeline Hunter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781420143928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
regular print

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