Dusk with a Dangerous Duke (Lords of Vice, #6)
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They were children when the Duke of Huntsley was introduced to Lady Grace Kearly.The young duke—nicknamed “Hunter”—took one look at his future bride and thought only of escaping his responsibilities to his family.Marriage was for grown-ups and Hunter still had years of skirt-chasing ahead of him. But now the time has come for Hunter to heed the call: if this Lord of Vice h...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Mary Chen *Nulla in mundo pax sincera*
I hate to give negative reviews, but I did not like reading this book. I am really starting to lose interest in her books. The first few were not bad, but the previous book and this makes me hope that the last book in the Lords of Vice featuring Frost would redeem the whole series.

Lady Grace Kearly has been betrothed to the Duke of Huntsley (Hunter)from the cradle, when she was two and he twelve. Naturally, Hunter did not take this news well, and sought to escape the marriage by neglecting his f...more
Goldie
3.5 stars

Originally posted in My Book Musings.

What happened? I have been waiting for Alexandra Hawkins' next book in the Lords of Vice series, Dusk with a Dangerous Duke, for months, and now that it's here I feel a tad let down. When I finished the book, I was like... "Huh?"

As with other Lords of Vice books (read my reviews of books 1-4 and book 5 here), Dusk with a Dangerous Duke was tantalizing and sexy, but it was barely such compared to the previous books! I felt like the book was seriously...more
Zoe
The interaction between the two leads was only driven by their lust for each other. Grace's beauty - her unblemished skin, her perfect form - is practically all he thinks about every time he sees her.

Mentioning Lords of Vice constantly like it's some club they're proud of... Like it's a darn badge or something. Why would one be proud of being known as a rake? Why do we have to have damned names foisted upon us just because we're famous for being rakes and rogues and complete arses? Famous for b...more
Blythe Barnhill
Why is there not a no-star option? I'll be reviewing this for AAR, so let me just say this: Romance novel detractors think all romances are like this. When I try to picture anyone liking any part of this book, my imagination fails me completely. It has a much higher rating on this site than it deserves.

Now, if you want a good laugh, you might try reading the ending, which is (unintentionally, I assume) the most hilarious I have read in years. The hero and heroine confess their undying love after...more
Suzainur K.A.R.
I usually do the page 99 test when trying out a new author but this time around, I only did the flip the last few pages and thought that this book had promise. I mean, beaning of a baddie with a bedwarmer to rescue the hero? Sounds like game on, right?

Wrong.

You have a group of guys who call themselves Lords of Vice. You hope to have them be snarky and dissipated. What you get is a bunch of guys who get together and chitchat like Valley girls. WTF?

Urgh.

The heroine. I had so much hopes for someone...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


As my very first book by Alexandra Hawkins, I have very excited to dive into this book and be swept away by the Lords of Vice. Unfortunately, the premise of this book didn’t work for me. Promised to each other at a very early age, the Duke of Huntsley and Lady Grace Kearly are set to be married. For most of their lives, they have ignoring each other but if Hunter hopes to keep his inheritance, he needs to man up and catch his bride. What makes matters worse is that Lady Grace decides that she d...more
Khanh (Kittens, Rainbows, and Sunshine)
The story is an old and overdone one, ultimately in these types of books, it is the author's writing and creation of truly memorable characters and plots that elevates a tired old storyline into a remarkable one worth reading. Unfortunately, this book is not one of them.

The Duke of Huntsley (Hunter) has been engaged to Lady Grace since she was an infant of two and he but a boy of 10. The last memory Hunter had of Grace was of holding her and her biting him when he dropped her, so not a good begi...more
Mary Gramlich
Nicolas Stuart Towers, Duke of Huntsley, and Lady Grace Kearly have been contractually betrothed for nineteen years. Hunter has done his best to ignore Grace and she has had enough. He can keep his contract, bed all the mistresses he wants, because she is going to find a husband and damn the consequences.

Hunter had decided he is the man Grace is going to marry to keep the contract that their grandparents agreed upon because honor among all other traits is one to be cherished. He may be seen as a...more
J. Leigh Hunter
Story and Writing Style
Yikes. What the hell was that?... I lost my place in the series after the first three and read this one. Definitely not Hawkins’ best, to be sure. Was she being manacled to a certain word count? Did she rush to finish it due to an angry deadline? Whatever the deal, I feel like the story’s plot was strong, and it started off at a decent pace. Then about halfway through it was like someone hit fast forward. Several times I was left with my mind whirling, having to go back to...more
Carole-Ann
Oh dear, what happened? Considering the previous 5 books were extremely enjoyable, this should have continued (especially because of Hunter!) It was an absolute face-plant of a book in that it was nothing like Ms Hawkins is capable of.

Hunter came across as arrogant, selfish and totally self-serving; Grace was presented as an innocent beauty (which was emphasised over and over and over again). OK, so she's beautiful: we accept that but it doesn't need ramming down our throats. And I was so disapp...more
Kelly
Hmmm I was expecting this book to be very good but it disappointed me a little because I just felt there was no love development between the hero and heroine (well maybe the heroine because she waited for him for nine years) but the hero was just WHAT?!?! you just fell in love with her? Just like that? It was good at first and the middle but near the end of the middle to the end it felt rushed with no development for their love. So i was disappointed with that but the dialogue exchanges between...more
Marita
Easily my least favourite book of the series. SO. MANY. ISSUES.

Firstly, that the books seem to regularly miss some important chapters containing plot resolution is making me genuinely angry now. What is the point of trying to get us to invest in your characters when you don't reward us with a proper conflict resolution?!

Secondly, Hunter's the LOV I've always been least interested in. I mean AH has never logically dropped sequel bait in this series, but seriously we know practically nothing about...more
Kristine R.
One reviewer summed up this book when she said that it had no romance, but abuse. I absolutely loathed the hero, who really behaved more like a villain. **SPOILERS AHEAD** After never visiting the heroine in the course of a 19 year betrothal, even upon the death of her grandparents, our hero expected her to agree to an immediate marriage once it became convenient for him. As part of his "wooing," he entered a fitting room while she was partially undressed, getting measurements taken, and physica...more
Sarah
The start had a lot of promise but the end was just too easy for me. I'm hoping Frost's book is better.
Robert F. Sennett
Wow! Another great Lords of Vice books

Once I read the first book of the Lords of Vice series I knew I would definitely have to read them all. Each one gets better. Hawkins has outdone herself again. The Lords of Vice are so sinful but so likeable that you can't help but wish the best for them, including true love. I also enjoy how they care for one another. Rather comical at times. Wish they could make their stories into movies. In this book in the series it was great to see how Hunter came arou...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
DUSK WITH A DANGEROUS DUKE by Alexandra Hawkins is an exciting Historical Romance 1825 London. #6 in the famous "Lords of Vice" series, but can be read as a stand alone. The Lords of Vice live for the thrill of the hunt, even after they are caught by their beloved ladies. This is Lady Grace Kearly and the Duke of Huntsley (Hunter)'s story. And what a story! Betrothed as children, Hunter runs off, but in order to keep his inheritance he and Grace MUST marry within an allotted time frame or lose h...more
Michelle
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May Mostly Romance
คงต้องบอกว่า ผิดหวังติด ๆ กันมาหลายเล่มแล้วกับงานเขียนของอเล็กซานดร้า ฮอร์คกิ้นส์ ไม่รู้ว่า เกี่ยวกันไหมว่า ระยะหลังงานเขียนของเธอดูสรุปรวบรัดเร็วเกินเหตุ ซึ่งเราเข้าใจเอาเองว่า เธอต้องรีบส่งต้นฉบับเพื่อให้ทันพิมพ์ขาย ทำให้เรื่องดูเร่งรีบ เหมือนไม่มีได้มีการทบทวนฉากแต่ละฉากในเรื่องให้ดีเสียก่อน

เล่มนี้ก็เข้าข่ายนั้นนะคะ แต่ในภาพรวมแล้วเราชอบมากกว่าเล่มอื่น ๆ ในระยะหลัง แต่เราไม่แน่ใจว่า เป็นเพราะวิธีการเล่าเรื่องของเธอดีขึ้น (หลังจากที่เรารู้สึกว่า เธอเร่งเขียนให้จบจบไป) หรือเพราะเล่มนี้พล็อตเข้า...more
Tiffany Day
I really wish GR allowed for partial stars!

This series started out well enough (Book 1 would earn around a "B") - at least, well enough for me to pursue the follow-ups. Book 2 wasn't as good, but not all bad, either ("C" range)... and after that it fell into ruins. Book 5 (the previous entry) was down in D- territory (earned a wretched GR 1 star from me - doesn't happen very often). The writing this go-'round has improved (although Hawkins is still repetitive, it isn't to the degree it was in Bo...more
Netha
Nicholas Stuart Towers, Duke of Huntsley, atau yang oleh sahabat2nya dikenal dengan Hunter, sudah ditunangkan dengan Lady Grace Kearly sejak dirinya berusia 12 tahun. apesnya saat itu sang tunangan baru berusia 2 tahun.
kenangan tak terlupakan saat pertama kali bertemu tunangan mungilnya adalah hunter digigit habis2an....xixixixixixixi.....

tidak ingin terikat, hunter menghindari sang tunangan selama 19 tahun.
hunter terus hidup di london, menjalani kehidupan yang diinginkannya sedang sang tunangan...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
I am sooo sad... I loved this series when it first came out. I snag up each one as it's released. I will read the last one, because I've been waiting for Frost's story forever, but this series crashed and burned with the last two books.

I cannot say how disappointed I was in the turn in this series. It was a great start, but for me it felt like it didn't fit in the series. AND the time between the released books was so long, I feel cheated! Like waiting for a creme brulee and end up with canned v...more
Emily
The Duke of Huntsley known as “Hunter”, knows the time has come to claim his bride. The marriage was arranged when they were children and Hunter has used the time since the announcement to sow any and all oats he could find. In order to keep his inheritance the wedding has to be done before Lady Grace Kearly’s twenty first birthday. Of course he has to find his bride first who seems to have acquired the act of disappearing every time he searches for her.

Lady Grace has heard all about her intende...more
Ash Ash
3.5 Stars
The best book of the series was the third book Dare & Regan.. I had hoped this one will be as good as that one, but just like Saints story this was disappointing.. The chemistry between Hunter and Grace was missing in this.. Grace didnt seem like an ideal heroine, she is a complete doormat who after waiting for Hunter for 19 years makes the decision to go to London to look for a bridegroom thereby rejecting Hunter..

Hunter is a womanizer who ignored Grace for 19 years yet upon mee...more
Cha
3.5 stars to Hunter.

19 Year Old Betrothal

He was twelve and she was two. They didn't seal their betrothal with a kiss, instead, Lady Grace bit his Grace, the Duke of Hunstley.

For 19 long years, Grace patiently waited for Hunter to come to her, but it seems she would be waiting in vain, because if he wanted to see her, he wouldn't wait that long for him to go to her. Instead of waiting a minute longer, she decided that she would come to him. Her 21st birthday is coming and she is bound to lose eve...more
Jessica Weissenburger
Part of me was a little let down by this story. It's mostly my fault because I've allowed myself to imagine what it might be like for months and it was different than I imagined it (like the exact opposite). However, I still enjoyed the story albeit not as much as the previous books.

I absolutely adore Hunter and I felt sorry for Grace, but there were times when I wanted to throttle the both of them. Hunter's arrogance tends to get the best of him and at times he says things that are very unwise...more
Bitten By Love Reviews
Scandalously delicious~ a historical romance that will keep you on your toes! The fantastic antics of the two main characters, Hunter and Lady Grace, had me cracking up far more often than not. A five heart read for sure, and I am really looking forward to getting to know the rest of the Lords of Vice.


When Hunter was just twelve his grandmother the Dowager Duchess of Huntsley sealed his fate by signing the contract that would join him in marriage with the lady Grace. The thing is, Lady grace is...more
Steff
Aug 11, 2013 Steff rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: hr
There was nothing substantial in this book. It was dull and the plot was unimaginative with an author that couldn't inspire any interest I'm her characters. There was just a few bits and pieces that looked promising but the overall story, left me craving something more. Sad to say, i am disappointed in the two hours I wasted reading this book. Hawkin's has recently been delivering dissapointing that leave readers wishing that they hadn't even faxed on her books.

In the beginning I liked Grace and...more
Azwildcat * reads too much romance *
Book 6: Dusk with a Dangerous Duke
***** My Ratings *****
Hero rating: 4
Heroine rating: 4
Steam/Action Factor: 3
Plot/Storyline: 3
Writing Style: 4
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Overall rating: 3
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Favorite Books
1 - After Dark with a Scoundrel
2 - Twilight with the Infamous Earl
3 - All Night with a Rogue
4 - Till Dawn with the Devil
5 - Sunrise with a Notorious Lord
6 - All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess
7 - Dusk with a Dangerous Duke

Favorite Heroes:
1 - Frost
2 - Sin
3 - Dare
4 - Vane
5 -...more
Tasheez_Loves_Reading_In_The_Dark
To say I'm disappointed is an understatement!

I am a big fan of The Lords Of Vice Series and that is why my disappointment is so great. The first 4 books in the series are awesome, ,the fifth was sadly lacking, and the sixth was the worst. The story line did have great potential. Unfortunately the only character I enjoyed in this book was Frost. He was up to his ussual devilish antics. Hunter was mean from begining to near end. I don't know how or when she fell in love. The first half of the boo...more
Diane
Once again an excellent novel by Alexandra Hawkins. I have yet to be disappointed with any of her novels and eagerly look forward to the next Lords of Vice novel. In this particular novel her characters have had an arranged marriage since they were children. While the heroine has looked forward to this arrangement most of her life she has grown impatient on waiting on her betrothed and is looking to find another husband. Our hero has been resentful of the arrangement his entire life, but in orde...more
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