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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 ra. Reformed rakes often make the best husbands Judith McNaught Something WonderfulThere are three books in The Rakes of St James series Last Night with the Duke pub Mar 7 2017 The Duke of Griffin Miss Esmeralda SwiftTo the Duke With Love pub Dec 5 2017 The Duke of Hawksthorn Miss Loretta uickIt s All About the Duke estimated pub May 29 2018 The Duke of Rathburn Miss Marlena FastOK am I the only one to see the pattern in the last names of the ladies Swift uick and Fast Seriously And the guys Griff Hawk Rath what do they represent Griffin is a mythical creature with the head and winds of an eagle and the body of a lion both creatures of prey Hawk a bird of prey Rath not sure about him All three are reformed rakes trying to clean up their act and redeem their reputations Several years prior they created a scandal that has haunted them and their victims although the ladies suffered than they did Society blamed the females in the scheme before they blamed the Dukes or as the ton said rakes will be rakes By the third or fourth chapter I was becoming pretty tired of hearing of the scandal and Marlena s anger toward the Duke for ruining her friend s life She was pretty zealous in regard to her friend and neighbor to the point of being obsessed with her situation and well being It uickly became tiresome all the way to the final chapter If I heard the word scandal one time I might call myself out to end my misery If a wicked rake doesn t kiss a young lady when they re alone in a moonlit rose garden might it mean he doesn t intend to There were rules about such things Weren t they written down somewhere If not then they should be A Treatise on Rakes written for Susceptible Young Ladies by a lady of distinction Anna Bradley A Wicked Way to Win an EarlOur heroine Miss Marlena Fast had a secret She wrote for the scandal sheets under the name Miss Honora Truth Her target the Rakes of St James our hero His Grace the Duke of Rathburn and his friends the Duke of Griffin and the Duke of Hawksthorn Her writing had become so popular that the publisher convinced her to write a book with her reflections The title Miss Honora Truth s Words of Wisdom and Warning About Rakes Scoundrels Rogues and Libertines Each chapter of this book had a heading with Miss Honora Truth s reflections regarding rakes They read like a Jeff Foxworthy You might be a redneck only our author stated He could be a rake and then listed a reflection on what might constitute someone being a rake Of course that was exactly what our hero did in that very chapter His every action reinforcing her opinion that he was a rake The chemistry between them was HOT thus the RATING MA mature audience sex scene between consenting adults anticipating vows I m sorry but our couple jumped into lusty and steamy way to uickly I didn t feel the love between them but rather felt the lust factor instead He wanted her and she wanted him Just saying Then they had a colossal fight had to suck up their courage resolve the misunderstanding and forgive each other and head off to their happy ever after Pretty predictable This story did not make me want to run and read books 12 Characters from those books were present and made an appearance in this story I liked his buddies the other rakes or Dukes however their wives were just OK nothing that piued my interest There was comedic relief from Miss Marlena s cousin and widow Mrs Justine Abernathy She was a pistol however after a while even her antics became tedious Everyone got on my nerves I am sorry I simply could not connect with these guys 3 starsI volunteered to read an Uncorrected digital Galley from the publisher via NetGalley The views expressed are my own Estimated publication date May 29 2018

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It's All About the Duke

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 so. 35 starsA wonderful ending to an entertaining series The romantic relationship between the MC s took a little while to start developing as was the case with the first 2 novels in this series but the story itself kept me interested at all times The author also chose this final novel to reveal the identity of the scandalous gossip columnist Honora Truth view spoilerit turned out to be none other than the heroine herself hide spoiler

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Rt of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwiseOrphaned young and shuffled from family to family Marlena counts on her fierce independence and uick wits to keep herself content Being the responsibility of. I haven t read the first two books in this trilogy but I don t think it really matters In this one we follow Marlena who is orphaned and her guardian is old so he enlists the help of the Duke of Rathburne to be her new guardian Right away the Duke is smitten with is new charge but has made a promise to make sure she is married off in her first season Marlena isn t looking to get married though she is concerned with helping her neighbors and their financial security She s fiery and independent which only makes Rath like her I found this uite enjoyable I liked the characters and the plot I did wish that there had been a little conflict but overall I really liked the story Marlena was sweet but had a fierceness to her that I liked Rath is a good man even if he is a rake I also liked the side characters of Marlena s friends and neighbors I was glad that they got their HEA Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an e copy in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “It's All About the Duke

  1. says:

    35 starsA wonderful ending to an entertaining series The romantic relationship between the MC's took a little while to start developing as was the case with the first 2 novels in this series but the story itself kept me interested at all times The author also chose this final novel to reveal the identity of the scandalous gossip co

  2. says:

    Also posted HERESomething was niggling at me when I downloaded It’s All About the Duke It wasn’t until I got into chapter three and the hero and heroine still hadn’t finished the conversation they began at the start of the book that I remembered Amelia Grey’s writing style just doesn’t work for meI ac

  3. says:

    I really liked this premise and was pretty excited to get to it Sadly it just wasn’t for me I liked Marlena and Rath well enough They’re both stubborn and they have some fun banter together I felt like the chemistry between the

  4. says:

    I haven't read the first two books in this trilogy but I don't think it really matters In this one we follow Marlena who is orphaned and her guardian is old so he enlists the help of the Duke of Rathburne to be her new guardian Right away the Duke is smitten with is new charge but has made a promise to make sure she is ma

  5. says:

    It’s All About the Duke was an enjoyable read and I was happy to finally get the story of the Duke of Rathburne who was my favorite of the Rakes of St JamesAs the last Rake of St James to be unwed the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager from his youth that caused a scandal for a dozen debutants At the reuest of

  6. says:

    There’s no doubt that the hero and heroine in this story belong together I did not read the previous two books i

  7. says:

    “Reformed rakes often make the best husbands” –Judith McNaught Something WonderfulThere are three books in The Rakes of St Ja

  8. says:

    25 stars A rake although really the man is a sweetheart once he's all smitten All that makes him a rake is the fact that he sometimes sleeps with a mistress or a widow; there are no scenes showing this and it's only mentioned once or twice willing to take responsibility for a misguided drunken wager he and his friends made and a heroine who supports herself and her best friends with her income from a scandal sheet and a novel Two

  9. says:

    Series The Rakes of St James #3Publication Date 52918I enjoyed this third and final book in the Rakes of St James series The series is based on a really lame scandal but the books are all nice reads even if they are a bit prosy You can read each as a stand alone if you wish to do so I loved the last names of all of the heroines in

  10. says:

    It’s All About the Duke by Amelia GreyBook three in The Rakes of St James Trilogy2 starsThe Duke of Rathburne and his friends have a dark past and find themselves the targets of the scandal sheet of Miss Honor

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