It’s All About the Duke by Amelia Grey
It’s All About the Duke by Amelia Grey is a historical romance with a rather traditional plotline, but with some twists that were unexpected. It is the third and last book in the series, The Rakes of St. James. I enjoyed the the main characters
of Rath - the Duke of Rathburne and Marlena Fast, his newest ward. I found the banter back and forth of Rath and Marlena was fun and I liked how they were together.
Marlena Fast is an orphan and has been raised by various family members, but always has had to move on after a time. Luckily, it has taught her to be fiercely independent and to not to expect a lot from people. She has two good friends next door
and is presently living with a cousin (who is so about herself and her revisionist history of her first season.) Her guardian has become quite ill and has asked the Duke of Rathburne to take over for him. Little does he know that she is the author of
a scandal sheet that has focused on him for three years.
The Duke of Rathburne is a rake. In the past, with his two friends, they played a horrible
joke on some debutantes, which hurt their life, but there were no consequences for the Dukes. He has grown up with his best friends who have found their loves and married them, and he is left. Rath has managed to change his life and become a better man,
but he isn’t ready for marriage, until he meets Marlena.
This is the third book in the series and I have read all three, but they can be read as
standalones as well. The characters are fun and I like how they all interact in each other’s life. It’s All About the Duke by Amelia Grey is a good read.