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It's All About the Duke (The Rakes of St. James #3) by Amelia Grey. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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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?


The Duke of Rathburne should know better than make decisions when in his cups.  It is always going to cause him trouble.  This time he just has to make the best of it.  Who will ever believe,  him,  one of the Rakes of St. James as guardian to a young lady. 
Miss Marlena Fast is terrified when the Duke turns up on her doorstep,  he must have come to have her arrested for what she has done.  Our heroine was orphaned as a baby and passed between different guardians.  She has learned to be brave and independent.  That along with her soft heart have led her into mischief with her writings. 
Our hero will have to finally face up to the sins of the past,  how can he make amends?
A funny and at times emotional romance with wonderful characters. 
This is a highly entertaining story.  The third and last in the series,  but you could read each book on it's own.  I have read and loved all of them. 



Amelia Grey (aka Gloria Dale Skinner) grew up in a small town in the Florida Panhandle. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over twenty-five years. She has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire and now lives in Florida. 

Amelia has won the coveted Romantic Times award for Love and Laughter, the prestigious Maggie award for best historical and Affaire de Coeur's best American historical award. She has been a finalist for the Golden Heart and the Holt Medallion awards which are given by Romance Writers of America and numerous other awards. Her books have been sold to many countries in Europe, Russia and China.

Amelia likes flowers, candlelight, sweet smiles, gentle laughter and sunshine. 

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