Dusk with a Dangerous Duke

Lords of Vice (Volume 6)

Alexandra Hawkins

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Dusk with a Dangerous Duke

Alexandra Hawkins

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 hopes to keep all of his inheritance, he’ll have to claim his long-neglected betrothed…

With her twenty-first birthday approaching, Lady Grace dreads the thought of marrying the duke she has met only once—especially since he’s grown into a notorious rake who will probably beget his heir and abandon her in the country while he pursues fresh game in London. So when Lady Grace coolly decides to call the wedding off, even Hunter is surprised by his refusal to let her go. Suddenly, the notion of claiming and taming this green-eyed beauty is one challenge he cannot resist…


Read an Excerpt

Chapter One

February 2, 1825, near Frethwell Hall
It was a cold bitter night for traveling the rough northern countryside roads on horseback. Stubborn and foolhardy, Hunter silently acknowledged his current predicament as he thought of the dry, comfortable coach he had abandoned at the last inn three hours behind him. Warm and his belly full, his coachman was likely savoring his fifth pot of ale in front of the hearth as he regaled his companions with raunchy tales of his master’s exploits and the madness that had burned in his brain like a fever.
Not madness, Hunter


Praise for Dusk with a Dangerous Duke

Praise for the Lords of Vice novels

Sunrise with a Notorious Lord

“Simply spectacular from front to back!”—Fresh Fiction

“A clever and passionate story with a plot twist or two that grabs your attention and holds on right up to the wonderful ending.”—Romance Junkies

“These Lords of Vice only get more and more interesting as the series goes on.  They make sexy and sinful feel like satin sheets you want to roll around in until you’re sated and exhausted.”—The Good, The Bad, and The Unread

After Dark with a Scoundrel

“I absolutely loved After Dark with a Scoundrel. It is an amazing read and I could not put it down…I can’t wait for the other Lords of Vice.”—Night Owl Romance

“Those sexy Lords of Vice return as another member is caught in a maze of love and danger. Hawkins’ talent for perfectly merging gothic elements into a sexually charged romance are showcased along with the marvelous cast of characters taking readers on a thrill ride.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 stars)

“A ‘must-read’… After Dark with a Scoundrel is a fast-paced Regency historical romance with a new and exciting surprise just about every time you turn a page….as stunning as it is riveting. This story has it all…scorching.”—Romance Junkies Reviews

Till Dawn with the Devil

Till Dawn with the Devil’s romance is first rate with unusual characters and an underlying mystery that will intrigue readers.”—Robin Lee, Romance Reviews Today

A terrific second book in this series. I had it read in a day and then bemoaned the fact it was over.”— The Good, The Bad, and The Unread (A+)

“You will devour every sexy and intriguing morsel of this divine read.”— Romantic Crush Junkies (4 stars)

All Night with a Rogue

“Sizzling, smart, and sophisticated.” — New York Times bestselling author Gaelen Foley

“Wickedly sensual and entertaining! Alexandra Hawkins is an exceptional talent.” —New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath 

“A romantic and erotic tale of social intrigue vs. steadfast hearts. This first story in the Lords of Vice series is hot enough to curl your toes!” — New York Times bestselling author Celeste Bradley               

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Alexandra Hawkins

  • Alexandra Hawkins is an unrepentant Anglophile who discovered romance novels as a teenager and knew that one day she would be writing her own. With her Lords of Vice series, she has combined her love of English history, mythology, and romance to create sensual character-driven stories that, she hopes, will touch readers’ hearts. Alexandra lives in Georgia with her husband and three children. 

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