06 June 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ It's All About The Duke, The Rakes of St. James #3, by Amelia Grey

It's All About The Duke
New York Times Bestselling Author Amelia Grey
Series: The Rakes of St. James Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 29, 2018

It's All About the Duke

He could be a rake if he means only to steal a kiss but steals your heart as well.

Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal, but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise…

Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decidedly feminine desire. Marlena must be careful. She has her own scandalous secret to protect. If he finds out, will it shatter her chances of a happily-ever-after with the notorious rake?


The duke lowered his head toward her upturned face.  “I’m pleased about that.  Mr. Olingworth is true gentlemen as was my father.  I am not.  I want to kiss you.  I don’t mind telling you I do, and I think you want me to.”

She did.  Oh, yes she did.

But she couldn’t.  He couldn’t.

“You can’t kiss me,” she managed to whisper.

“I know,” he said, though his face kept coming closer to hers. “I’m not going to, but you can kiss me.”

The scent of a windswept shores and rugged cliffs filled the air around her, making her feel languid and dreamy.  Her breaths became deep and heavy with wanting what he was promising.

Her desire to feel his lips on hers was great.

So maybe she could kiss him.  Not a long kiss, of course.  Just a brief touch of her lips upon his.  Just to know what it would feel like.

Just once.

And only to solve the mystery of what a kiss would be like.  She could consider it a learning experience that she very much wanted.  She’d been taught to dance, ride a horse, and manage a household.  Shouldn’t she be familiar with a kiss as well?

Marlena’s lashes lowered over her eyes.  She felt herself rising up on her toes to meet him.  His breath lightly caressed her lips.  She knew she was only brief second or two away from receiving her first kiss and it was a heady feeling.

She splayed her hand on the desk behind her to steady herself.  Her palm landed on a piece of linen.  She caught it up in her grasp and quickly shoved it between her face and the duke’s.

“I have your handkerchief,” she said breathlessly.

The duke slowly straightened again.  He blew out a soft laugh and nodded.  “So you do.”

Marlena didn’t know if she was relieved or if she would be forever regretful that she spoiled her chance for her first kiss.

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About Amelia Grey

Amelia GreyNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen. She's been a devoted reader of love stories ever since.

Amelia has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida.

With more than thirty books published, she is a two-time winner of the prestigious Booksellers Best Award. She's also won the Aspen Gold, and the Golden Quill Awards. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the Maggie Award. Amelia's books have been published in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and Japan.

Several of her books have been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.

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