Review It’s All About the Duke: The Rakes of St. James by Amelia Grey

“A master storyteller.”—Affaire de Coeur

Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal—but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise…

Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decidedly feminine desires. Marlena must be careful. She has her own scandalous secret to protect. If he finds out, will it shatter her chances of a happily-ever-after with the notorious rake?

It’s All About the Duke is the next Regency romance in The Rakes of St. James series from Amelia Grey.

It's All About the Duke: The Rakes of St. James by [Grey, Amelia]

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen and she’s been a devoted reader of love stories ever since. Her awards include the Booksellers Best, Aspen Gold, and the Golden Quill. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the prestigious Maggie Award. Her books have sold to many countries in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and most recently to Japan. Several of her books have also been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs. Amelia is the author of over twenty-five books. She’s been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida.

Amelia is the author of The Heirs’ Club series, including The Duke In My BedIt’s All About the Duke, and Wedding Night With the Earl.

Top customer reviews

debra allen
I really enjoyed this story for the characters were wonderful, Marlena had a very sad life and spirited and that’s how he remembered her. They sure had adventures but it turned out wonderful.
Amazon Customer
I loved the characters in this series. I have enjoyed reading all three of these stories. Amelia Grey has the gift of writing page turners. I can’t wait for the next book by her to come out.
Molly B. Laird
This is that last book of the series and it is about the Duke of Rathburne, who is trying to make amends for a wager that caused him and his best friends in an scandal. He is taking on a ward, who is needing a husband. Miss Marlena Fast is a very spirited. She was orphaned at a young.
Marlena likes her independence and having a wicked duke being responsible for her is not ideal. He challenges her and she likes it, but she has to be careful because she has a secret of her own. I can’t wait for Amelia Grey to start a new series.
Douglas C. Meeks – TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE

I have read this whole trilogy and enjoyed it for the most part (even though I gave Last Night with the Duke only 3 Stars because it left so much open that is revealed in later books)

This IS the best book of the series but then again it reveals everything that she has hidden from us in the other stories, some of it things we did not even know we were missing but the story was very good, the characters engaging but the “romance” was kinda clunky but love finds a way I suppose LOL

The best thing about this book was tying up all the loose ends from previous books in addition to a decent story but the hero of this story seemed to be terribly constrained in actions not directly related to romance which I found a bit frustrating and the ending a bit too kumbaya for some of the side plots.

So over all this was a good 4 Stars trilogy, I would recommend it to friends now that the whole thing is available but reading it one book at a time then waiting for the next one was not a pleasant experience so be aware that to really enjoy this trilogy to its maximum you do have to read the whole thing.

 

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