Never Seduce a Duke

· The Mating Habits of Scoundrels Book 5 · Sold by HarperCollins
24 reviews

About this ebook

In USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret’s latest romance, a young lady engages in a steamy flirtation with a bespectacled, studious duke while on holiday, only to return with more than just memories...  

After being jilted, Margaret Stredwick has sworn off men and marriage. What she needs is a holiday. But a detour along the way takes a surprising turn that leads Meg to him. And soon she starts to wonder if she should indulge in one grand flirtation before she’s firmly on the shelf.

The instant Lucien Ambrose, Duke of Merleton, finds a strange woman touring the halls of his ancient estate, he knows the minx is up to something. So, when a family heirloom is stolen, it’s clear who the culprit is. She may tempt him beyond reason, but he isn’t about to let her get away, even if he has to chase her across the continent. 

Meg never imagined that anyone would mistake her for a notorious thief, known for seducing men to distraction. It’s the most thrilling thing ever! She eagerly plays along. . . until she finds herself falling in love with a man who has no idea who she really is. And by the time she returns to her ordinary life, she discovers that her grand flirtation won’t be a secret for long. Apparently, she brought home an unexpected souvenir...

Ratings and reviews

24 reviews
Debbie Diem
February 21, 2023
Never Seduce A Duke is a sorry, I can't put this book down right now, I don't care if the diaper stinks, you change it. Lucky for me, I have no babies in the family. Vivienne Lorret has created a fun historical romance and populated it with a wild and lovable cast of characters. Meg is traveling with her two mischievous aunts hunting and tasting fabulous food and coming away with the recipe, by hook or by crook. When they talk their way into Caliburn Keep and steal a recipe.
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Andrea Romance
February 23, 2023
The characters in this novel are fascinating, and the story is as well. It's not a typical romance novel—more a mashup of romance/mystery/domestic thriller. It's also got a secret baby storyline and a two-year time jump. Lucien is something of a "Sherlock" character and the dynamic between him and Meg is fun. The audiobook narration by Justine Eyre was well done. Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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Judy Schrimsher
June 25, 2023
This is one of the best storylines I've had the honor of reading!!! It was delightful and kept my interest through the entire book!!! Great Author!!!
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About the author

USA Today bestselling author, VIVIENNE LORRET transforms copious amounts of tea into words. She is an Avon author of works including: The Wallflower Wedding Series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, The Season’s Original Series, and the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. For more information on her books, sign up for her newsletter at

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