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Monday, March 13, 2017

Review For LAST NIGHT WITH THE DUKE By Amelia Grey-4*

Title: Last Night with the Duke
Series: Rakes of St. James

Author: Amelia Grey 
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: * * * *
Publishers: St Martin's Paperback
(Mar 7, 2017)
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN: 978-1250102492
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley

Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?
The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling around London that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind--until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.
Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride in Last Night with the Duke, the first novel in the brand-new Regency Rakes of St. James series by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.

Rakes of St. James
1. Last Night with the Duke (2017)
2. To the Duke, With Love (Dec 5, 2017)

This was an enjoyable read that had me laughing out loud several times. However, it was lacking in several areas, mainly the pacing, which had me skimming rather than reading. I also don't like the insta-love trope, this had me grumbling through most of the book. I loved the idea of the mystery but this didn't come to fruition so  I guess I'll have to come back to this series to see how it is resolved. 

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