Saturday, June 23, 2018

#Review: THE DEVIL OF A DUKE by Madeline Hunter



  3 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series, and like the first book, I was initially intrigued with the plot. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, sees a woman trying to pursue his brother at an masquerade ball and steps in to thwart her pursuit, only to become obsessed with her himself. She refuses to give her name which makes Gabriel all the more insistent on seeing her again. Amanda Waverly is not interested in the duke's brother, only access to his home so she can carry out a daring theft. She doesn't want to do it, but her mother is being held prisoner and the only way to free her is to give the man what he wants. What Amanda doesn't expect is to fall for the handsome and arrogant Duke of Langford.

While the book started out well and was well-written, I was not biting my nails to see what would happen or how the mystery would be solved. The one thing that did keep my interest is how the author would resolve the fact that Amanda was stealing ancient artifacts. I did like the return of the women's journal and the companionship of the women. Strong female friendships is always a boon for me. I'm really interested in reading the next book in the series about the third duke in the friendship.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review and was not obligated to leave a review.