Last Night with the Duke
Book 1, The Rakes of St. James - The Rakes of St. James
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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.
Last Night with the Duke
Amelia is one of my favorite to reread authors. She writes awesome stories. She gives us really good story lines with good characters. This is another good book to read. Griffin, His Grace the Duke, meets Esmeralda when he wants to hire a chaperone to keep his sisters safe at Balls. Big Spoiler. She agrees and goes to his house with her sister Josephine and her dog, Napoleon! Lady Vera wants to get Lord Henry. Spoiler. Lady Sara wants Peter Lambert, nephew of the Lord Mayor. Esmeralda dislikes the Ton and has secrets. There is lots of action all over this book. There is a cat, a frog and a fight over a dog. There are arguments and sparks all over. I couldn't put this book down. I fell right into this story and needed lots of tissues. I really liked this story. The people are very real. I hope you will like this story. Don't let this story let it run away from you. Enjoy your reading! I volunteered to read and review this book.
Loved this Sweet, heartwarming and captivating, historical, romance that was a delight to read. I love it, when the words can fade away and I’m pulled into another time and place, absorbed in it. Amelia Gray has created these engaging characters that are lovable, stubborn, witty, intelligent, and have an intense attraction. Her writing manages to bring you right into the scene with the characters. Her descriptive use of language makes each scene very realistic and the emotions, the characters are feeling believable. I loved their charming, witty and argumentative conversations. I also enjoyed their easy fun and playful demeanor. They try not to succumb to their desires but they continually think of each another, but since they are not from the same class will their desires ever be attainable. Their simmering chemistry and the sexual tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife and I loved every moment of it.
There was good flow throughout with an excellent build, it had drama, mystery, sweet bits of emotion and it was super entertaining with great secondary characters. This story made me laugh, sigh, and cry. I couldn’t put it down and I didn’t want it to end. Highly Recommended! Loved it can’t wait for the next in this series.
I voluntarily requested an arc through the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Fantastic Historica Romance
Last Night With The Duke by Amelia Grey is a well-written book. Ms Grey has provided us with an entertaining read with fabulous characters. Griffin and Esmeralda's story is a fast-paced with plenty of drama, humor and sizzle. This was a fun book to read and I applaude Ms Grey's storytelling abilities. I enjoyed reading Last Night With The Duke and look forward to reading more from Amelia Grey in the future. Last Night With The Duke is book 1 of The Rakes Of St. James Series, but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I received from NetGalley.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Mar 07, 2017
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Rakes of St. James