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

  • 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...
  • Caz
    2019-03-14
    Review to follow at AAR.
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Nicole
    2019-03-01
    I received this novel from net galley and the publisher. Thank you!Davina MacCallum is a Scot trying to reclaim her family's lands that were taken from them. She is determined to get them back, as her father and grandfather gave her a letter to indicate what the previous king had promised. Davina plans to make the estate into a hospital. Eric, the Duke of Brentworth, has no intentions of giving up his lands to a woman. He does not believe there i...
  • Jennifer
    2019-03-11
    I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Madeline Hunter is one of my favorite historical romance writers. Several of her books are on my keeper shelf. I always find her books to be well researched and well written. I guess I'm not surprised considering she has a PhD!This was not one of my favorite books of hers. I felt like there was too much going on to focus on the couple--Davina and Eric. At the center of story is a la...
  • Lesley
    2019-03-06
    Davina is seeking answers to lay claim to Scottish lands she believe belong to her family, but they were given by the English king to Eric, Duke of Brentworth. The banter between Eric and Davina as they seek answers to resolve the issue leads to romance.Davina is an extremely independent heroine and Brentworth is used to getting what he wants. He has secrets he wants to keep that happened at this property. The story seems to be two parts - it beg...
  • Nancy Ku
    2019-03-12
    Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, #3) by Madeline Hunter What a great ending to this series... Thanks to the publisher and #NetGalley for allowing me to preview this book. Brentworth (Eric last of the Decadent Dukes) Davina MacCallum (granddaughter of the missing Barron) This is a great enemies to lovers story... His property in Scotland (one he doesn't talk about) is the same property that Davina says is hers. There are many twists and ...
  • Tesha Ham
    2019-03-07
    One of my favorite recently-read books. It was so hard to put down and I thoroughly enjoyed every page; the author's writing is amazing and the characters are intriguing and full of depth. I enjoyed how strong-willed and smart the females from this story were and how this book was written overall.I voluntarily read and received a free ARC copy of this title through NetGalley in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Amy
    2019-03-04
    A well told story with a mystery to solve as to whom some lands belong to. A great romance between Eric and Davinia. It kept my interest throughout. I would give it 6 stars if I could!
  • Helena#bookdreamer
    2019-02-28
    I wasn't taken with this novel. While the writing stayed true to the times it was difficult to get into since it was too formal. The heroine is stubborn and determined to get her family's land back from the Duke but he is equally stubborn and will not give in. While you would expect fireworks between them this did not occur. Instead there was dry humor and lots of arguments with almost no sexual tension. Just not my cup of tea.Thank you Netgalley...
  • Jessica Woods
    2019-03-05
    Never Deny a Duke begins a little slow and the story slows for a smooth sailing to a HEA. Davina wants her family's lands and title back. Her petition to the King never really progresses, so she comes to England, working as a tutor and further investigating her case. The Duke of Brentworth craves discretion and propriety and is somewhat captivated by Davina since she fails to fall at his feet. The inevitable butting of heads come when the Duke di...
  • Cosima demaglie
    2019-03-15
    It does start out slow, but stay with it because it does get better love the H&H. Thank you Net galley for letting read the book.
  • Nicole
    2019-03-01
    Davina MacCallum is a Scot trying to reclaim her family's lands that were taken from them. She is determined to get them back, as her father and grandfather gave her a letter to indicate what the previous king had promised. Davina plans to make the estate into a hospital. Eric, the Duke of Brentworth, has no intentions of giving up his lands to a woman. He does not believe there is proof to her claims. He is more intrigued by the fact she has no ...
  • Kim Vanravenswaay
    2019-03-07
    Before it was suggested in the book, I thought "why doesn't Eric just marry Davina". I like the way that it was handled in, Never Deny a Duke. Although I am a little bit sad to think that this might have been the last book in the, Decadent Dukes, series.
  • Robin
    2019-03-17
    Third in a trilogy of which I’ve only read the second one so far, and this is one of the best historical romances I’ve read in quite awhile! I found this one to be different from the usual storylines in historical romance which was refreshing. I loved both mains, and they seemed destined in many ways to find each other. The heroine Davina was particularly a favorite as a strong young woman who had assisted her father (doctor) growing up and w...