Bookish News


Early Review: Last Night with the Duke (The Rakes of St. James #1) by Amelia Grey

Feb 18, 2017

Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all? 

The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind--until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.

Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride?


Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey was a humorous foray into the world of dukes and the employed. If only Esmeralda could have had a bit more confidence in herself, I believe I would have enjoyed this story much more. I wish Griffin had been a bit stronger as the main character. He was too preoccupied by rumors to truly bring the story to life. The rehashing over the same the exact arguments really made the story feel dull and weighed down. Griffin did eventually win a few brownie points along the way. I enjoyed the bones of the story and wished it had gone in another direction. I like Amelia Grey's work and do plan to read the next book in the series.

Available for purchase at


Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: March 7, 2017

This Title was Accepted via

No comments

Post a Comment

I just love hearing what you have to say. Drop me a few lines. 8-D

Search This Blog

Footer Links

Blog Archive