Review: To the Duke, With Love

To the Duke, With Love

Amelia Grey

The Rakes of St. James #2

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication date: 5-Dec-2017
Date Finished: xx-xxx-2017
Format: eARC
Pages: 352
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ISBN: 9781250102515
Source: NetGalley

Reading Challenges: Goodreads Reading Challenge


There may be times when a gentleman is desperate to gain a lady’s attention, but a gentleman would never resort to desperate measures to obtain it.
―A Proper Gentleman’s Guide to Wooing the Perfect Lady

Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn is guardian for his sweet, younger sister. Due to his misguided past as one of the infamous Rakes of St James, Hawk is hoping to avoid the Season by securing a match for her before it begins. He has the perfect gentleman in mind, but for one infuriating―and unexpectedly intoxicating―obstacle: the intended groom’s own sister, Miss Loretta Quick.

Having narrowly avoided her own arranged marriage to an unacceptable nobleman, Loretta is determined that her dear brother―a gentle, good-natured soul―should marry for love. Matching wits with Hawk may be her greatest challenge yet. . .until she realizes it may also be her greatest pleasure. For the young duke’s irresistible charm has not only begun to crumble her stubborn resolve, it has claimed her heart in true love as well. . . ”



It is possible that I am in a historical romance rut where every book I read does not excite me, but I was just not feeling this novel. It is entirely possible that I just need a dynamic palette cleanser to give me back the enjoyment of trashy romances.

This novel did not keep me enraptured, but it was not horrible by any means. It just fell short. In a historical romance, I am looking for drama and passion, but this book was much more melodramatic. The “villain” of the story, her uncle just did not have enough evil page time to give the story more action. The passion between the main characters was short and sparse.

If one is looking for a melo, not a lot of sex, historical romance, this one could be for you. Sadly, it was not one I overly enjoyed.

About the Author

“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.”


I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review


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