It’s All About the Duke is the third instalment in Amelia Grey’s ‘The Rakes of St James’ series. While part of a series it can be read as a standalone.
The Duke of Rathburne, along with his friends, wrote to twelve debutantes requesting a secret meeting and signing it from a secret admirer. Each lady turned up causing their marriage prospects to diminish. He has now been given the unenviable task of guardian to a young woman making her entry into society.
Marlena Fast, has no interest in gaining another guardian, particularly one with Rath’s past. Her friend’s sister is one of the woman duped by Rath and the women have been writing a scandal sheet to help raise funds.
The two protagonists can not help but be drawn to each other and with a secret to protect Marlena is desperate to resist.
I had forgotten that I hadn’t liked the previous book in this series, while the description was intriguing it suffers from a lot of the issues I had before. The plot for this is incredibly slow. The first conversation takes three chapters! The dialogue is repetitive and painstakingly slow. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.