Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, #3) by Madeline Hunter

Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, #3)

He is the last duke standing   . . . the sole remaining bachelor of the three self-proclaimed Decadent Dukes. Yet Davina MacCallum’s reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with marriage. Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his. A reasonable man with vast holdings can surely part with one trivial estate, especially when Davina intends to put it to good use. Bre...


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TitleNever Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, #3)
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Release DateApr 30th, 2019
PublisherZebra
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency
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Reviews Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, #3)

  • Jen
    2019-04-02
    *** 3.5 Stars!!!***This was the third instalment of the Decadent Dukes Society series... while it wasn’t my favourite out of the three books; I did still enjoy it. I have always loved the writing style of Madeline Hunter and her books were one of the first romances I started reading when I discovered this genre. She does a wonderful job writing a heartwarming romance, and including passion, friendships, and adventure into her tales. In this adv...
  • etherealfire
    2019-03-24
    I received this Advanced Reader Copy in a GoodReads Giveaway. This book marks the satisfying conclusion to The Decadent Dukes Society trilogy and may be my favorite book of the series. The aloof, self-possessed, enigmatic Duke of Brentworth finally meets his match in the determined, fiercely independent Davina MacCallum as they battle wit and will while trying to determine who has the true legal right and ownership of a Scottish estate. Madeline ...
  • Caz
    2019-03-14
    I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 starsI was really relieved to discover that Never Deny a Duke was a big improvement on the previous book in the series, A Devil of a Duke which just scraped a C grade/3 stars from me last year. And I liked the premise of this one – and the way Ms. Hunter handles it – quite a lot. Davina MacCallum has come to London in order to petition for the return of the Scottish lands and title she believes were ...
  • Maureen Carden
    2019-04-27
    At Last! It is the time for the story of Eric Marshall, the Duke of Brentworth, and the Most Ducal Duke. He is the last of the Decadent Dukes, a joking name picked by three young future dukes. The trio of Stratton, Langford and Brentworth knew, even at Eton, they would always be considered and treated differently. As dukes they would someday be the big dogs, top o’ the heap; no title more important or powerful in England, except for royalty.Bre...
  • Jultri
    2019-03-13
    I actually like the premise of this one, because it's a bit unusual. Scottish Davina MacCallum arrives in London with the sole purpose of gaining an audience with the King in order to plea her case to have their family lands returned after the estate was confiscated by the Crown following the Jacobite rebellion. This was never going to be an easy task for her given that she is unable to prove conclusively that she is the true heir to the estate n...
  • Joanna Loves Reading
    2019-06-10
    4.5 starsMy reading has slowed to a snail’s pace compared to last year, but I seem to be having more hits than misses lately. That is a very welcome trend, and Madeline Hunter’s latest continues it. I thought the romance and characters were lovely.This was the final installment in Hunter’s Decadent Duke’s trilogy, but it can be read as a stand-alone. Brentworth is the least scandalous of the trio. He is the most respectable and wields con...
  • OLT
    2019-05-15
    I read this book maybe two weeks ago and now only vaguely remember it. This does not encourage me to give it more than a meh rating. So that's what it gets: meh from me.Upfront I should state that I have been a longtime reader of Madeline Hunter HRs. Since the first book she ever wrote in 2000. I've always appreciated her historical research, lack of excessive anachronisms, addition of a little mystery to add interest to each romance, and, as far...
  • Barbara Rogers
    2019-04-13
    Series: Decadent Dukes Society #3Publication Date: 4/30/19Number of Pages: 304This wonderful wrap-up for the Decadent Dukes Society is delightfully different – not one of your standard tropes. The ‘Most Ducal Duke’ meets his match and it is a delight to watch. The book is well written and the characters are very relatable and likable.Eric Marshall, Duke of Brentworth has long been known as the most ducal of dukes. He’s always proper, dour...
  • Melanie
    2019-04-17
    3.5 Stars!Never Deny a Duke features a wonderful romance between a woman determined to reclaim her family’s lands and the Duke who doesn’t plan to give them up.When Davina MacCallum seeks out the Duke of Brentworth, it’s not for any of the usual reasons Eric would have expected. Instead, Davina is looking to reclaim Scottish lands confiscated from her family and given to his. But the Duke of Brentworth never gives up anything without a figh...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-05-04
    Never Deny a Duke by Madeline Hunter is book Three in the Decadent Dukes Society Series. This is the story of Davina MacCallum and Eric Marshall, Duke of Brentworth. This can be a standalone book if you wish to do so. Even though Brentworth is the last of the Decadent Dukes that is not why Davina is after him. Brentworth is in possession of land that was given to him but taken away from her family unfairly she feels. Brentworth has enough land an...
  • Tracy Emro
    2019-04-29
    4.5 stars rounded upDavina MacCallum has come to London for one reason, to reclaim her birthright. She has finally been granted an audience with the king and plans to show him the letter from his father, stating that the claim is valid. Her great-grandfather the Baron of Teyhill was killed at the battle of Culloden and as all believed his son and heir died and the lands were given to an English nobleman. But she contends her grandfather didn't di...
  • Sonya Heaney
    2019-04-28
    ‘If you do not flirt, how will you manage this marriage you anticipate making next season?’‘I expect I will dance with her at balls a few times, call on her a few times, then propose.’‘How dreadful you make it sound. Poor girl.’‘Dreadful? Poor girl? She will be a duchess. Her family will be delirious with joy.’I love everything Madeline Hunter writes, and Never Deny a Duke is no exception. While – in the hands of another author ...
  • Heather andrews
    2019-02-24
    Brentworth's woman has some brass lady balls and I don't think he knows what to do about it, "...I assumed such as you were engaged most days with important governmental issues.” He almost colored himself but managed to keep his face acceptably cool. That he needed to fight that battle, let alone because a woman had dared scold him..." Brentworth's woman us just full of all sorts of surprises, “you are supposed to be shy and nervous, not dema...
  • Laura J.
    2019-03-09
    Davina is in London to press her family’s claim to an estate that had been given to an English Duke back in her grandfather’s time. She holds her own when being interviewed by the king’s man. But her claim is an embarrassment to the king so his man turns to the current owner, the Duke of Brentworth, for a solution. Eric is a bit of a cliche duke: handsome, confident, intimidating and with a secret. Davina and Eric’s conversations are smar...
  • Sheila Melo
    2019-04-30
    I received this book for free from Netgalley in order to prepare an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. FINAL DECISION: I loved the restrained hero who hides some secrets and the independent woman who fascinates him. I especially enjoyed that these two become friends and there is great respect between them before passion wins out.THE STORY: Eric Marshall, the Duke of Brentworth is incensed when...
  • Sue
    2019-03-29
    Never Deny A Duke , the last in a series was as engaging as the first two, made me want to read the series again. This book had my laughing as our Heroine speaks boldly of sex and gritting my teeth over this King nonsense (not too much detail to spoil the book) The last in the series does not disappoint but rather makes me wish for another Decadent Duke. This was a very good book, I didn't want to put it down. Davina and Eric build their relation...
  • Donna
    2019-04-21
    Davina MacCallum answers a summons to St. James Palace regarding a legacy her father told her was theirs, but he is now deceased, and she is having a hard time finding someone to help her. She has a letter to her grandfather from a previous monarch to prove the land belongs to her family.Eric Marshall, Duke of Brentworth, is the owner of her land, though he was not aware someone was trying to reclaim it. He believes she’s a fraud and he’s not...
  • Stephanie (Jump)
    2019-05-21
    4.5 starsMadelaine Hunter managed to write a charming story that has a lot of subtle wit. This is the first of her Decadent Duke series that I read, and I love the dynamics between the 3 men and their friendship. I also really enjoyed Eric and Davina's observations on the other characters around them (including each other). It's nice to see adversaries who have enough maturity and restraint not to go into a bickering match. Watching them maneuver...
  • Niki
    2019-03-27
    Davina MacCallum is out to hold the English king to promises made by his father. Her family's lands in Scotland were confiscated for lack of an heir and given to the Duke of Brentworth. She wants to get the land back and establish a hospital to carry on her father's medical legacy. But to do that she must avoid being railroaded by the king and his cronies and get Brentworth to be reasonable.Eric Marshall, the Duke of Brentworth, refuses to give u...
  • Joana V.
    2019-04-12
    I received an eARC at no cost from the author, in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. Thank you.Review originally posted at Romancing Romances3.75*I’m going to be completely and utterly honest with you: I was a bit afraid to read this book. If you follow this amazing author on social media, you might know her husband, Warren, passed away on February 2018. I had the immense pleasure to meet this lovely couple in person (thank you again,...
  • Jujubee
    2019-04-18
    This overall series has been a delight. The heroes were perfectly flawed and the heroines not only are their perfect foils, but they had skills, talents, and refreshingly different backstories.Because of the first two books I was soooooo anticipating watching Brentworth unravel...I wanted to know all the secrets of this delicious Decadent Duke!!! Yet Davina stole my reading heart. She just so wanted a place to belong! Her determination to find he...
  • Brenda
    2019-03-06
    Davina is a scotish woman who has inherited her father's land or she thinks so,because the new owner won't give up so easy. The Duke of Brentworth is different than is his friends he is serious, arrogant and won't let a thief get her hands in his lands.Davina is out spoken and leave by her own rules she is not afraid to challenge the duke and search truth about the ownership which maybe a challenge to both of them. I like her character a lot she ...
  • Rose Blue
    2019-05-02
    4.5 Stars as reviewed at Roses Are Blue: https://wp.me/p3QRh4-UhOn his deathbed, Davina MacCallum’s father confides that she is the rightful heiress of a Scottish estate and title that may pass down to a female if there is no male heir. The estate was confiscated by the British after the battle of Culloden, as it was believed the heir, Davina’s grandfather, died. Davina travels to London in order to petition the king to return the land, which...
  • Jaci
    2019-04-21
    Book three of The Decadent Duke Trilogy is sadly the last of the Series. A great end to a truly lovely series. I absolutely love Madeline's writing, her stories are original and character driven. I discovered Madeline's writing in 2000 with her first Historical Romance "By Arrangement" and I have read and kept every one since then. Eric Marshall, the Duke of Brentworth is the last of the Decadent Dukes that is single. He is a very private man, ev...
  • Brenda
    2019-04-23
    Synopsis:He is the last duke standing. . . the sole remaining bachelor of the three self-proclaimed Decadent Dukes. Yet Davina MacCallum’s reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with marriage. Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his. A reasonable man with vast holdings can surely part with one trivial estate, especially when Davina intends to put it to good use...
  • Janet
    2019-04-25
    He is the last duke standing,the sole remaining bachelor of the three self-proclaimed Decadent Dukes. Yet Davina MacCallum’s reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with marriage. Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his. The Duke of Brentworth’s discretion and steely control make him an enigma even to his best friends. Women especially find him inscrutable and...
  • Rolé
    2019-04-16
    This story has a very intriguing beginning. Davina MacCallum wants the king to restore her family’s property and title to her. The property belongs to Eric, the Duke of Brentworth, and he has his own reasons for wanting to keep the property. Davina and Eric don’t particularly trust each other’s motives, and so they travel together to get to the bottom of this claim of hers.Davina definitely has a cool head on her shoulders. She knows what s...
  • Lori D
    2019-04-28
    Well, why would you deny a duke? Because he has some family land that was taken years ago but needs to be returned!! I love this author's stories and she always creates a memorable romance that you cannot put down until the end! A heroine that is determined, Davina MacCallum found out on her father's death bed about an estate that should rightly go to her since a barony is attached. Women are allowed to inherit. But currently it was in the hands ...
  • Norah Gibbons
    2019-04-17
    I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Never Deny A Duke is the third book in Madeline Hunter’s The Decadent Dukes Society Trilogy. It can be read as a stand-alone but I enjoyed reading the first two so do recommend reading them. Davina MacCallum is trying to regain the land that her family lost after Cullodan when it was mistakenly thought that her grandfather had died. Eric Marshal, Duke of Bre...
  • Cheryl
    2019-04-14
    What a good read this was! I liked the concept of Davinia trying to establish her rights to a title and lands in Scotland. This involves the king and Eric Marshall, Duke of Brentworth. Brentworth keeps his private life very close. There is a secret attached to the land that Brentworth doesn’t want discovered by the general public. He has decided that when he marries he doesn’t want passion involved. Davinia and Brentworth are attracted to eac...