#BOOKREVIEW - It's All About the Duke: The Rakes of St. James by Amelia Grey

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Book: It's All About the Duke: The Rakes of St. James
Author: Amelia Grey
Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency

My Rating: ★★★★★

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2sL6R5D

Synopsis:

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?

Review:
A delightful and charming historical!

It's All About the Duke is part of The Rakes of St. James series. This story is charming from the beginning to the very end. Full of angst, love and laughter, it promises to keep readers up reading late into the night. The banter between characters will have you chuckling. There is just enough heat and attraction between the characters to keep it real and not overly done. It is truly a story of romance, not sex.

Grey’s writing is smooth and the storytelling captivating. There is plenty of descriptiveness and the characters are well developed. A few spots dragged just a bit but it is not enough that I felt it weighed the story down. Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone as enough information is given to understand the backstory set down in the previous books. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.

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