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...


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TitleTo the Duke, with Love (The Rakes of St. James, #2)
ISBN9781250102515
Author
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Fiction, Historical, Regency
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Reviews To the Duke, with Love (The Rakes of St. James, #2)

  • Andrea
    1970-01-01
    "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...
  • Caz
    1970-01-01
    Review to follow at AAR.
  • Juliana Philippa
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Barbara Rogers
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Andrea Way
    1970-01-01
    ***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...
  • wonderfullyweird88
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Ermione Pickwick
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Vânia Nunes
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Romancebooksandmore
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for an ARC of this book. This book is the second in the series and while you don’t really need to read the first book to pick this up I feel like it might help with some of the background. The author does discuss the backstory enough in the book that you get an idea of what happened but if you aren’t going to be content with snippets you might want to read book #1.This is your typical historical ro...
  • Pamela
    1970-01-01
    This story was interesting, but not the best of this author. Still, I liked the H and h, and liked them together, I suspect there is another book or two to come in the series for the siblings of this couple, and to reserve the story of how the young waif from this story ends. This story just didn’t seem quite as dynamic as some of the others I’ve read of the author. Still a fun regency romance. I received a free arc in exchange for an honest ...
  • Douglas Meeks
    1970-01-01
    I finished To the Duke, with Love and it was really very good and written much better than the first book of this trilogy (last book not out until next summer) and this one will released on 5 Dec but as much as I did enjoy it I am not sure it is worth the $8 they want for it but I think I have gotten a bit cheap on the price of books unless they are exceptional. This was a solid 4 Star story.
  • Pamela
    1970-01-01
    What I liked about this, is that our heroine is no "damsel in distress". She's strong, unlike her brother, and is not afraid to speak her mind. For the most part, she has chosen the life she leads and is adequately content, until a dashing duke comes along. The banter between the leads is nicely done and they are quite credible. However, Loretta's brother and the Hawk's sister are rather annoying in their naivety. Overall, I quite enjoyed this on...
  • Annette
    1970-01-01
    Sloan Knox is the Duke of Hawksthorn. He has a plan for his sister. Because of his reputation, there are people who are seeking revenge. His sister's first season is about to begin. In order to protect his sister from being the recipient of such revenge, he will find a husband for her.His choice is Paxton Quick. Mr Quick is a young man of good reputation who is cheerful, not a gambler nor a drunkard. If the betrothal can be arranged before the se...
  • Courtney Tonokawa
    1970-01-01
    Review of “To the Duke, With Love” (The Rakes of St. James #2) by Amelia GreyNOVEMBER 27, 2017 ~ COURTNEYTONOKAWA ~ EDIT "REVIEW OF “TO THE DUKE, WITH LOVE” (THE RAKES OF ST. JAMES #2) BY AMELIA GREY"Grey, Amelia. To the Duke, With Love. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-250-10251-5. $7.99 USD. 4.5 starsI received an ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.While seco...
  • Peg
    1970-01-01
    The Duke of Hawthorne, one of the infamous Rakes of St James, was losing sleep over his sister. Adele was about to have her first season, and Hawke was anxious. There were rumors, that because Hawke had been guilty of tainting a few reputations in the past, that some ill-intentioned gentlemen were planning on paying him back. The last thing Hawke wanted, was for his sweet sister to pay for his mistakes. The Duke decided that finding a husband for...
  • Pat Carlucci
    1970-01-01
    This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone book. Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn, has a very bad reputation when it comes to relationships and was well known for writing notes to women to meet him. The women showed at a secret meeting place and the Duke never showed...quite an immature game. His actions lessened the chance of these women finding a reputable man during their season. The duke is older and a little more matur...
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    This is an interesting romance between two couples. Loretta Quick lives on her uncle’s estate, from which she rarely departs (her uncle’s wish for her). She has a good heart but has vowed to not marry after a disastrous would-be match up. This is put to the test when she meets Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn, who plans to marry his sister to Loretta’s brother, because Hawk thinks Loretta’s brother will be the perfect match. What Hawk ...
  • Joyce
    1970-01-01
    To the Duke, With Love is the 2nd installment in the Rakes of St James series, although it can easily be read as a stand-alone book. This book features Sloane Knox, Duke of Hawksthorn. Years ago, Sloane Knox and his 2 friends foolishly played a practical joke on the 12 young ladies who were making their debut that year. It almost ruined the season and the young ladies' reputations, and the infamous incident resulted in the 3 friends becoming know...
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!This novel was a very enjoyable read. I liked that the author had romance in the plot but also showed a bit of the darker side of people.Loretta Quick made a decision that landed her on her uncle's estate, where he rarely permits her to leave. She does not regret her decision, but is lonely at times. Loretta had a kind and compassionate heart, but is stubborn, independent, forg...
  • Nadine
    1970-01-01
    I love everything Amelia writes. The woman is crazy talented and her books never disappoints. This one is no different and what can I say, I am partial to a good ex-naughty Duke.So this is one of the books of a series and I do believe I have read another one of them before. Though part of a series, you can read the books as stand alone for sure without too much trouble understanding what happened in the part with the 3 Dukes and the history is th...
  • Carrie Sprys
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Diane Dyke
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book, the story about Miss Loretta Quick and the Duke of Hawsthorn. After refusing to go through with an arranged marriage Loretta has been socially outcast by her Uncle and lives a lonely existence at his hunting lodge. She is happy with her decision and content with her life, until Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn, arrives on her doorstep one dark and rainy night. He wishes to propose a match between his sister and her ...
  • ZaBeth Marsh
    1970-01-01
    About this series:Three sons of dukes decide to commit a prank on Polite Society and get labelled the Rakes of St. James. But sometimes bad boys grow up to be honorable men.About this book:Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn (Hawk) has found the perfect husband for his sister. Except the groom-to-be has a sister who doesn’t believe in arranged marriages. In fact, Loretta Quick has taken a vow to never marry.The passion between Hawk and Loretta ...
  • Kim Shepherd
    1970-01-01
    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 unacce...
  • Jo Anne
    1970-01-01
    Hawk Sloane is a Duke who, due to the death of his parents, became responsible for his young sister Adele. Now it's time for Adele's first season, and as a result of a prank Hawk took part in when he was younger, he fears some members of society will take revenge on him by hurting Adele. Hawk decides the best way to prevent that from happening is to get Adele engaged before the start of the season, and he has searched for the "perfect" match for ...
  • La Cava
    1970-01-01
    To the Duke, with LoveMs. Amelia Grey has given us another entertaining and enjoyable story. “To the Duke, with Love” has all the elements of a typical Regency romance, however, Ms. Grey has also included a storyline regarding the lost or abandoned children of the period. In “To the Duke, with Love”, the hero is confident, good-looking, rich and loving. The heroine is smart, beautiful, and strong-minded. The secondary characters are well ...
  • Meesh
    1970-01-01
    This is the first I've read from Amelia Grey even though it's the second book in this series. The set up for the series seems to be that 3 dukes, when they were younger were foolish and sent anonymous love letters toying with the debutantes of that season. Years later those three men are now concerned with the come outs for their younger sisters and worried about the repercussions of their younger actions. In this book we have Hawk who is hoping ...