The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling around London 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 in Last Night with the Duke, the first novel in the brand-new Regency Rakes of St. James series by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.
As always I want to thank NetGalley and St Martin’s Press for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.
You would think that this was a typical case of a wealthy man falling in love with one of his employees, where yes this does happen the fact that Ms Swift is not just any kind of chaperone is great. Esmeralda is true to her family and who she loves most which is her sister. She supports her mothers decision even though it effects her greatly and the things she needs to deal with after her mother is gone. I loved her strength and fight, I also enjoyed the fact that everyone seems to find her enchanting as well. There was one part that broke my heart and I know its a necessary evil and the way that Esmeralda’s sister reacted to it is more than any child her age would ever do, it was still heartbreaking.
I give this book 5 chaparoned kisses…
Happy Reading… Adri