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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

To the Duke, With Love

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The Rakes of St. James, Book #2

by Amelia Grey

Series: The Rakes of St. James (Book 2)

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages

File Size: 3080 KB

Print Length: 348 pages

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Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks 

Publication Date: December 5, 2017

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1250102510

ISBN-13: 978-1250102515

ASIN: B071Z6JNLP

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks 

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Publisher’s Description:

The next lush, romantic novel in the Regency romance series, The Rakes of St. James, from New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey!

There may be times when a gentleman is desperate to gain a lady’s attention, but a gentleman would never resort to desperate measures to obtain it.
—A Proper Gentleman’s Guide to Wooing the Perfect Lady

Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn is guardian for his sweet, younger sister. Due to his misguided past as one of the infamous Rakes of St James, Hawk is hoping to avoid the Season by securing a match for her before it begins. He has the perfect gentleman in mind, but for one infuriating—and unexpectedly intoxicating—obstacle: the intended groom’s own sister, Miss Loretta Quick.

Having narrowly avoided her own arranged marriage to an unacceptable nobleman, Loretta is determined that her dear brother—a gentle, good-natured soul—should marry for love. Matching wits with Hawk may be her greatest challenge yet. . .until she realizes it may also be her greatest pleasure. For the young duke’s irresistible charm has not only begun to crumble her stubborn resolve, it has claimed her heart in true love as well in To the Duke, With Love.

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t put this well written book down once I started the read. I read the first book in this series earlier this year and I liked it very much so when this one became available I jumped on the chance for the read.

Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn, Hawk, is the guardian for his younger sister who is about to make her come out. Due to some unsavory things that he and his friends did as youthful lords, he is very much afraid that others will use his past to cast scandal on his sister. Therefore he intends to find her a suitable match and get her betrothed before the season begins.
That hopeful match is Paxton Quick. Only one person stands in his way, Paxton’s older sister Loretta who is much opposed to arranged marriages due to the fact that she narrowly escaped one of her own.
Upon meeting Loretta Hawk is attracted to the reclusive beauty.
How will this tale proceed? Will Hawk and Loretta come to terms about the union of their siblings? Will they find their own Happily Ever After too?
I gave this well written title 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames. There is an immediate attraction between our hero and heroine and it is bound to lead to intimacy.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read for review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which i read and reviewed voluntarily.


BOOK #3 in This series

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE

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Coming May 29, 2018

 

“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?

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This Series :

  1. Last Night With the Duke
  2. To The Duke With Love
  3. It’s All About The Duke ( Coming May 29th, 2018)

 


About The Author:

©2013GulfReflectionsStudioIncNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen. She’s been a devoted reader of love stories ever since.Amelia has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida.

She is a two-time winner of the prestigious Booksellers Best Award, and she has also won the Aspen Gold, and Golden Quill awards. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the Maggie Award. Amelia’s books have been published in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and Japan. Several of her books have been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.

The Duke In My Bed and The Earl Claims A Bride were Amelia’s first two books in the widely acclaimed “The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels” trilogy. The third book Wedding Night With the Earl is coming in March 2016.

You can email Amelia at AmeliaGrey@comcast.net

Follow her on FaceBook at FaceBook.com/AmeliaGreybooks



The Lost Lord of Castle Black

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The Lost Lords Book 1

by Chasity Bowlin 

File Size: 666 KB

Print Length: 241 pages

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date: September 7, 2017; 1st edition

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B075GWPNTY

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Publisher’s Description:

An exciting new Regency Historical Romance series!

Book Two, THE VANISHING OF LORD VALE, is now available!

Graham, Lord Blakemore, was believed to be lost at sea as a boy. While his mother, Lady Agatha, has never given up hope of finding her son again, others—eager for the title and the wealth that accompanies it—have been conspiring to have him declared dead against Lady Agatha’s wishes. Her only ally in the house is her late husband’s ward, Miss Beatrice Marlowe. 
But when a dark-haired stranger arrives on their doorstep claiming to be the lost heir to Castle Black, the plots and schemes of those who would have the castle for themselves take a dark and even more sinister turn. 

An orphan when she came into the care of the late Lord Blakemore, Castle Black is the only home Beatrice has ever known. Its occupants are her family. This stranger, who claims to have lost his memory of his life there, threatens the order of all that she knows and holds dear. And yet, she is both drawn to him and strangely compelled to believe his claim. Beatrice finds herself torn between her desire for him and her belief that, if he is the lost lord of Castle Black, he is far above her reach. 

Graham is no ordinary gentleman, bound by the rules of a society he has spent his life far removed from. He’s willing to face not just the danger that lurks within the walls of Castle Black, but anyone who stands between him and what he wants. He has returned to claim his destiny and, for him, Beatrice is part of that. While all else has been forgotten, he knows her to the depths of his soul. More than the castle itself, more than the strangely familiar and rugged land it sits upon, she is his home and he means to claim her.



The Vanishing of Lord Vale

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The Lost Lords Book 2

by Chasity Bowlin 

File Size: 2347 KB

Print Length: 206 pages

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date: November 28, 2017; 1st edition

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B077NHJZYH

$1.99 To Buy in E-Book

or FREE To Read With a KindleUnlimited Subscription

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Publisher’s Description:

Book Two in the bestselling ‘The Lost Lords’ Series! 

Elizabeth Masters has put her scandalous and painful past behind her. She’s taken a position as companion to the tragic Lady Vale and her primary duty is to dissuade the woman from believing that everyone from the butcher’s delivery boy to the ostler at an inn is her missing son. But a late night visit to an alleged mystic in the city of Bath results in near tragedy as Elizabeth is nearly abducted by ruffians waiting for them outside. They are rescued by a handsome and mysterious stranger who calls himself Benedict, the very name of Lady Vale’s lost son. 

Benedict has his own reasons for being in Bath—to locate his missing sister and see her safe once more. Waylaid by a pistol ball from the men who attacked Miss Masters, he finds himself dependent upon the assistance of Lady Vale to rescue his Mary. In exchange, he must consent to her investigation of his past to determine if he is, in fact, her missing son, an unlikely scenario in his mind. 

As their investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the danger they face, the attempted abduction of Elizabeth and Mary’s disappearance are all connected to the fateful night twenty-four years earlier when Lady Vale’s son was ripped from her arms, never to be seen again. Forced to work together, Benedict and Elizabeth cannot fight the attraction they feel for one another. Yet with every piece of evidence uncovered, the truth of Benedict’s identity threatens their burgeoning relationship… and the danger that brought them together looms larger at every turn. 



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