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The Devil was about to be tamed.

Her name is Hannah Reid. Born a commoner, she has been Duchess of Dunbarton ever since she was 19 years old, the wife of an elderly duke to whom she has been rumored to be consistently and flagrantly unfaithful. Now the old duke is dead and, more womanly and beautiful than ever at 30, Hannah has her freedom at last.

And she knows just what she wants to do with it. To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover - and not just any lover, but the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable.

Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the title of Earl, so now he denies himself nothing... or so the ton would have it. Rumored to be living the free and easy life of a sensualist in his country estate, he always chooses recent widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will fit the bill nicely.

But once these two passionate and scandalous figures find each other, they discover that it isn't so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire - without getting singed. For the duchess and the dark lord each have startling secrets to reveal, and when all is said and done, neither will be able to say which one fell in love first, who tamed whom, and who has emerged from this game of hearts with the stronger hand.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudine | 2/17/2014

    " An excellant end to the Huxtable Quintet Series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neeuqdrazil | 2/17/2014

    " Cheesy romance of the most fun sort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lil | 2/13/2014

    " Although I liked the general storyline, I found the chemistry b/t the two main characters boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ShoSho | 2/6/2014

    " I loved it , but I am not sure I would have enjoyed as much if I had read the book instead of listening to the audio book .Listening to it was great.( my first audio book ) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie Meehan | 2/5/2014

    " I was interested in the story but this book was not as sexy as the cover implies. And tends to drawn on for far to long and the characters can be a bit whiny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Char | 1/31/2014

    " When I first started this book my thoughts were "oh no, not another spoiled, selfish heroine." But the more I got into the story the more I understood why she made the comments she did about herself (being beautiful, etc) and acted as she did. She had been taught this by her first husband to help build up her self-esteem because of what her sister had done and her father's non-support. And I started to love her even as the "arrogant, ice-cold Duchess." And as she started to find what the Duke (her first husband) promised she would she started to lose that facade except when she had need of it. And the hero, well, what's the old saying "he can park his shoes under my bed anytime." I know some readers were put of by the "park scene"--not me! I love my alpha hero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Hill | 1/25/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penelope | 1/19/2014

    " A lovely, touching ending to a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toya | 1/18/2014

    " I am so glad the story of Constanine has finally been told!!! I love all the Huxtable family. And this was the one I wanted to know about most. However I did feel like something was missing. I have no Idea what but all in all it was a very enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorelle | 1/9/2014

    " 3 1/2 stars for me. There were heartfelt introspections from the main characters about their respective pasts. You don't often find a Romance novel dealing with special needs characters. I did tear up several times... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/2/2014

    " Have been waiting for Con's book and what a book it was "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Pietrowski | 12/18/2013

    " i hate that this is the end of this series... but i love - absoluetly love how all family matters were cleaned up an reconciled in the end. i cried, yes i cried when jess was saved and was in love with the way Con went about his propossal. so very romantic indeed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agnes Delacort | 12/10/2013

    " My favorite of the series. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 11/11/2012

    " another lovely historical romance...with two stubborn strong willed people "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyne Jimenez | 8/6/2012

    " it was romantic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 6/25/2012

    " 5th,Last of huxstable series w/Con(stantine) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 5/20/2012

    " I loved this book. I'd waited a long time for Con's story and wasn't disappointed in the least. I enjoyed the wrapping up of all the loose ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/10/2012

    " I liked the characters, even if I thought a fair but of their plot was ridiculous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaye | 9/12/2011

    " Devilish Constantine Huxtable finally met his match in the cool ice princess, the Duchess of Dunbarton. She chooses him to be her paramour for the season, but she is not quite what she seems, and neither is he. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Meyer | 6/3/2011

    " I actually really liked this book so wish I could've given it 3 1/2 stars. I didn't rate it 4 stars because it lacked a little 'punch'. It is a gentle read but toward the end, I needed more to keep me interested. The main characters are well developed and likable, interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lkelley | 5/14/2011

    " Though this was a romance novel, it did not read like one. It was more like a historical novel and was quite enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassie | 5/9/2011

    " Enjoyed this book....like this author...will have to read her new series featuring the Dudley family...
    The Secret Mistress. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 5/3/2011

    " The Dukes and Duchesses, Barons and Baronesses, and assorted Viscounts of Mary Balogh`s fictional world are expanded, and Con finally meets his match. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rilana | 4/29/2011

    " This novel had a slow start, but I loved it by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noor | 4/27/2011

    " i loved this book it was one of my fav in the series... since the time we were introduced to the hero i have loved him and new he was not the back guy the make him seem in the first book... i love the female lead in the book too =) this book was heart warming "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 4/25/2011

    " One of the best historical romance books ever written! that I've read in my whole life

    10/10 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " 5th,Last of huxstable series w/Con(stantine) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 3/23/2011

    " Delightful, redemption and reconciliation for everyone. Not as many lols as previous in the series, but still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/20/2011

    " A good wrap-up to the series. I liked how neither Con nor Elliott were totally guilty or totally innocent in their quarrel. I liked the series theme about judging on appearances and how the story is always more complex than the surface. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chiara | 3/17/2011

    " This was very slow moving in spots. Not my favorite but a nice piece of fluff "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 3/8/2011

    " I was very glad that she wrote Constantine's story.I enjoyed the book very much and I'm glad that everything was ironed out with Con and Elliot.I know that these novels will stay with me as some of my favorites to read again and again.Thank you Ms.Mary!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 3/3/2011

    " Always love Mary's books.....a page turner, sensual, romantic, love of family and forgiveness, compassion, wonderful characters...........loved it!!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Digmari | 3/2/2011

    " BORING. I kept reading trying to find some passion in the characters, some amazing plot twist, but I was terribly disappointed... "

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About the Author
Author Mary Balogh

Mary Balogh grew up in Wales, and after graduating from university moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English. Her first Regency love story, A Masked Deception, was published in 1985. She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling Slightly sextet, the Simply quartet, and the Huxtable quintet. Her novel Simply Magic was a finalist for the Quill Award.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.