My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperback
Release Date: Dec 5, 2017
Author Website: http://www.ameliagrey.com/
About this series:
Three sons of dukes decide to commit a prank on Polite Society and get labelled the Rakes of St. James. But sometimes bad boys grow up to be honorable men.
About this book:
Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn (Hawk) has found the perfect husband for his sister. Except the groom-to-be has a sister who doesn’t believe in arranged marriages. In fact, Loretta Quick has taken a vow to never marry.
The passion between Hawk and Loretta ignites immediately. There is a great secondary storyline that truly flushes out the story and keeps things moving forward in an entertaining way. While the first book in the series, “Last Night with the Duke” was humorous and cute it took on some serious topics like forced arranged marriages for women and the exploitation of children during the Regency period. Yet this second book in the series manages to be delightfully lighthearted at the right times and seriously passionate whenever the hero and heroine met.
Grey is hitting her stride with the Rakes of St. James series. Her characters – both primary and secondary – are likeable and grow personally throughout the story. In fact, I sat down to read a chapter or two on a Saturday morning and more than half a book later the sun was going down. You know a book is good when you lose track of time and read the day away. I love when that happens.
I have high hopes for the third book in this trilogy as Grey has written two winners so far. Not to put any pressure on Grey, but it’s going to be tough to beat the first two, so please don’t miss out on this truly entertaining series.
Learn about other books in this series:
- Last Night with the Duke (Book #1)
- It’s All About The Duke (Book #3)
I received a free copy but voluntarily reviewed.