To the Duke, with Love (The Rakes of St. James, #2) by Amelia Grey

To the Duke, with Love (The Rakes of St. James, #2)

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 LadySloane 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 perf...

Details To the Duke, with Love (The Rakes of St. James, #2)

TitleTo the Duke, with Love (The Rakes of St. James, #2)
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews To the Duke, with Love (The Rakes of St. James, #2)

  • Caz
    To the Duke, With Love is the second book in Amelia Grey’s  Rakes of St. James  series and is both my first – and probably last – book by this author.  This is wallpaper historical romance by numbers, and I suppose the alarm bells should really have started ringing when I realised that the hero – who is an English duke – is named Sloane.  Which is such a common name for an English gentleman of the nineteenth century. (Not.)So, here...
  • Jen
    2 Stars They had no soft bed, no sheets to tangle in, but those things weren’t needed. They had all they needed growing and bursting between them. Maybe you're doing it wrong if things are already "bursting".This wasn't a bad read for me but unfortunately I wasn't feeling either of the main characters or the writing in general. The insta-lust is strong with this one even for me, the gal that normally doesn't care about the accuracy of her histo...
  • Barbara Rogers
    Series: The Rakes of St. James #2Publication Date: 12/5/17This was a delightfully sweet read. It was well written, the characters were well developed and the story stayed on-point throughout. There was an excellent supporting cast along with the main hero and heroine. One thing that I loved about the book was the lack of forced drama and hand-wringing angst. It was a sweet, forward moving love story – and I really liked that.This is the second ...
  • Andrea
    "Never send a young lady a secret admirer letter." ~ A Proper Gentleman's Guide to Wooing the Perfect LadyYears ago, three friends came across this pearl of wisdom in "A Proper Gentleman's Guide to Wooing the Perfect Lady". Being just a little bit drunk at the time, they decided to put this piece of advice to the test to see what happened, betting who would get the most responses- with disastrous consequences for the ladies who received the lette...
  • Juliana Philippa
    DNF — think I'm going with 2 stars, because the writing was fine, so it wasn't all bad; there are definitely worse books don't know what to do for the rating ... others liked it a lot, so maybe it's just not my style? Feel mean giving it only 1 starI couldn't get through this and decided to throw in the towel pretty early; was skimming by the time I got to 25% and stopped even trying not long after. Pretty quickly after starting, I had a feelin...
  • Melanie
    To the Duke, with Love was an excellent continuation of the Rakes of St. James series with a delightful romance between an outspoken heroine and a charming, rakish hero.In an effort to avoid the possibility of his sister being affected by his past misdeeds as one of the Rakes of St. James, Sloane Knox the Duke of Hawksthorn is hoping to arrange a marriage for her before the Season begins. However Hawk did not count on the intended groom’s own s...
  • Ivy H
    A somewhat slow burn type of romance but I enjoyed it. I really am wondering if the author has a hidden theme somewhere in this series because the heroine's name is Loretta QUICK and the heroine in the previous novel is Esmeralda SWIFT. The upcoming 3rd novel has a heroine whose name is slated to be Marlena FAST. Anyway, I like the H and the h. The hero is an unrepentant rakish rogue, who wants to marry his sister to the heroine's brother before ...
  • Elaine
    This is a highly entertaining historical romance with great characters, plot and writing - I really enjoyed escaping into it!A few years ago a prank carried out by Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn (aka Hawk), and his friends caused them to be notorious and embarrassed the young ladies who were the victims of their actions. Now his own younger sister is due to be making her debut into society, Hawk is worried about others seeking revenge in som...
  • Carvanz
    Years ago Loretta made a vow that she will never break. Since that moment she has been isolated, away from friends and society. When Hawk arrives to present an arrangement to her brother she feels the whisper of discontent at what her life has turned out to be. Hawk is instantly taken with Loretta and her forthright attitude and determination to win any argument. Even as he takes steps to solidify his plans for his sister he maneuvers circumstanc...
  • Cocktails and Books
    Hawk and Loretta had banter that was fun to follow. She didn't bow to his dukedom and stood her ground with him, even when he was determined to go to "war" with her. I would have liked a little more closure between Loretta and her uncle. He banished her, but that all fell by the wayside when Hawk stepped in. A great addition to this series. Amelia Grey is one of my go-to historical authors and she doesn't disappoint with this one.
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    TO THE DUKE, WITH LOVE by Amelia Grey is Book Two in "The Rakes of St. James". This is the story of Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn and Loretta Quick. Hawk and a few of his friends caused a scandal a few years back that still seems to live on. Now Hawk's sister Adelethat is coming out / making her debut. So he plans to have her a husband before that happens. Hawk thinks the perfect man for her would be Paxton Quick. When he goes to talk to Pa...
  • Caitlyn Lynch
    To The Duke, With Love is the second in The Rakes of St. James series, about the loves of three dukes infamous for a prank they played a few years prior to the events of these books, inspired by a volume named A Proper Gentleman's Guide To Wooing The Perfect Lady. Quotes from this volume are scattered through the book and are frankly hilarious. Any gentleman who took the book's advice entirely to heart would be dull as mud and definitely overlook...
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads5 Stars To the Duke, with Love was a fast-paced, page-turning historical romance. This is the second installment of The Rakes of St. James series, but can easily be read as a standalone novel with little to no confusion. After taking a vow to never marry, Loretta Quick has been imprisoned at Mammoth House by her ego-bruised uncle. She fled the altar to an arranged marriage, and wo...
  • Andrea Way
    ***ARC review from St Martin’s Press*** Thank you to bothYes this an Arc but all opinions are my own.What do you get if you cross a notorious rake and a scandalous lady?You get an interesting historical romance filled with twists and turns. The story follows Hawk a Duke who in his youth with two other Dukes wrote 12 scandalous ladies in their first season requesting a secret meeting and signing it from a secret admirer. Each had four ladies too...
  • Petula
    Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn is one of the Rakes of St. James. He and his fellow rakes made a silly mistake when they we're young and somebody is making mischief because of it. Because he has a sister about to make her debut Hawk wants to make sure she doesn't suffer for his actions. He will arrange a marriage for her to an acceptable young man. Miss Loretta Quick has lived a very quiet life in the country since she jilted a man at the alt...
  • wonderfullyweird88
    I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn, who, along with his friends, wrote to 12 debutantes requesting a secret meeting and signing it from a secret admirer. Each lady turned up causing their marriage prospects to diminish. Now the Duke has a sister of his own about to debut and does not wish for her to suffer for his actions. He decides to arrange his sister marriage befo...
  • Hannah
    ARC REVIEW The second book of the Rakes of St. James series, To the Duke, With Love, is a great second story that could be read as a stand-alone. It wasn't as good as the first one but it was still good. Aside from me just not liking Sloane as a boys name, blame Ferris Bueller for that, I liked this book.The few books of Amelia Grey's that I have read I have enjoyed. This one was amusing and entertaining and if I hadn't gotten sick while reading ...
  • Cynthia
    I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book.Hawk and Loretta, the hero and heroine of this story, had engaging arguments throughout the book. Hawk wanted to arrange a marriage for his sister and the man he’d chosen was Loretta’s brother. Loretta didn’t want her brother to agree to an arranged marriage with someone he didn’t love. As Loretta seeks reassurance her brother is certain of whatever decision he makes, she finds herself w...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    To the Duke, with Love is the second book in The Rakes of St. James series. The premise of this series is that a group of rather rakish friends were reading a book called ‘A Proper Gentleman’s Guide to Wooing the Perfect Lady’ for a lark and they decided that there were going to do a prank. They wrote to twelve girls individually who were going to be having their upcoming debuts posing as a secret admirer requesting a secret liaison. The me...
  • Ermione Pickwick
    Ok, so, here's my issue with this novel, I didn't like the protagonists.The hero, Hawk, is too domineering, sometimes he doesn't make sense of what he wants and what he doesn't want, I found him to be a bit too pompous from time to time and, on top of all that, I completely disliked the way he behaves towards Farley. (view spoiler)[How the hell can you be a nice person and fault someone, a 12 years old boy, who's is yes a thief, and probably does...
  • Carrie Sprys
    his second installment in The Rakes of St. James series, by Amelia Grey, does not disappoint. Once again, we find the subject of interest to be a rakish Duke, trying to protect his sister, Adele, from encountering a man such as himself on the marriage mart during her first Season. To prevent any sort of mischief that might occur as payback for his earlier misdeeds, the Duke of Hawksthorn (Hawk) intends to see his sister betrothed before the Seaso...
  • Smitten
    2.5 StarsThis is the second book in the Rakes of St. James series by Amelia Grey, it revolves around Sloane Knox, Duke Hawksthorn (Hawk) and Miss Loretta Quick. Hawk and his two friends had played a joke on some debutants in the past which backfired on them and has resulted in them being dubbed “the Rakes of St. James”. Due to this joke they have many people in the Ton, namely the brothers of the affected debutants, who would love to take rev...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    Amelia Grey’s To the Duke, with Love is a compassionate story with engaging characters that a reader can care deeply for. Sloane Knox, The Duke of Hawksthorne, has come up with a plan to arrange a marriage for his sister before her season begins in order to avoid any scandal due to his rakish reputation. Paxton Quick is the ideal man for Adele but there is one thing standing in his way; his sister Loretta. Loretta Quick knows all about how an a...
  • Cathy Geha
    To the Duke, With Love by Amelia GreyThe Rakes of St. James #2Three young men made a wager…A scandalous wager – at least society said it was.Three young dukes gained the dubious “honor” of being named……The Rakes of Saint James. Years later Sloane Knox, Duke of Hawksthorn is worried about his sister’s first season…there are rumors that his sister might have to face drama as he and his friends created for twelve young women with the...
  • Vânia Nunes
    Because of a bet among three rich and inconsequential boys, Sloane Knox, Duke of Hawksthorn, aka Hawk (he was one of the boys mentioned), had to be careful that his little sister, Lady Adele, was not the target of revenge.For this, he was willing to find her a suitable husband before the Season began.After researching for candidates, he went to Mammoth House to meet with Mr Quick, the nephew of the Earl of Switchingham.However, Mr Quick was not a...
  • Evie
    To The Duke, With Love by Amelia Grey reminded me why I love historical/regency romance.There's just something about the balls and gowns, dukes and duchesses, society and all that, it makes me wish I've been born then... I think what I found most interesting about this book was that for once, there weren't balls for the heroine to attend. Imagine that!I enjoyed the banter between Loretta and Hawk from the moment they first meet. Sparks fly, yet I...
  • Tracy Emro
    Maybe 3.5 starsI liked this installment of the Rakes of St. James, but I didn't love it.The Duke of Hawksthorn "Hawk" wants to spare his sister, Lady Adele any heartache his past prank may cause her in the season by having her betrothed before it starts and he has found the perfect match for her, Mr. Paxton Quick, there is only one thing standing in his way........Paxton's sister Loretta.Banished to the country after refusing to marry the man her...
  • Suze Lavender
    Hawk is one of the Rakes of St James and is afraid his younger sister will be a target for revenge because of his past actions. To avoid this the duke wants to find a suitable match for his sister before the Season starts. He has someone in mind, a kindhearted young man named Paxton. However, Paxton has a sister, who's a lot tougher to handle. Instead of having his first meeting with the man he wants to be his sister's future husband, he has to d...
  • Romancebooksandmore
    To the Duke with Love by Amelia Grey4 starsI won this book in a goodreads giveaway for a fair and honest review. First of all this book is an arc so I am going to let the multiple error’s slide such as a few missing words and some time line issue’s hopefully those will be fixed in the final copy. This book is about Miss Loretta Quick who has been banished to the country after refusing to marry the man her uncle had picked out for her and the ...
  • Liza
    To the Duke, with Love is the second book in The Rakes of St. James series from Amelia Grey, but the very first book I've read by Amelia Grey. I absolutely adored her voice, so I'm already looking at her backlist for when I'm caught up a bit more on my TBR list.Loretta Quick might just be one of my favorite historical characters ever. She made no apologies for her choices in life and had pretty much decided her fate was to remain at her uncle's h...