Title: To The Duke, With Love
Author: Amelia Grey
Series: The Rakes of St. James Bk 2
Publisher: St. Martin’s
Sloane Knox, The Duke of Hawksthorn is guardian for his eighteen-year-old sister who is set to make her debut in the spring. But due to circumstances involving Hawk’s misguided past he’s hoping to avoid the Season by securing a match for her before it begins. He has the perfect man in mind, a gentle soul he feels certain will be a good match for his sweet sister.
When Hawk goes to see the chap, he encounters Miss Loretta Quick instead. She’s witty, gorgeous, and clearly not the least bit enchanted by him. Had he not been so intrigued he might have been insulted. He’s even more surprised when he learns that the fiery female is that “gentle soul’s” sister. And the more he gets to know her, the more he is determined to make her his. But Hawk soon discovers the miss has a mind of her own as she manages to undermine his every tactic to arrange a match between their siblings. She also makes it clear she will do everything in her power to challenge his attempts to win her affection.
Miss Loretta Quick barely escaped an arranged marriage to a Viscount by her tyrannical uncle. Now the irritatingly and captivating Duke of Hawksthorn shows up at her door seeking out another sort of arranged union — this time between her beloved brother and the duke’s sister. Determined that her brother should be able to make his own choice and marry for love or not at all, she promises the duke she will do everything within her power to protect her brother from a marriage arranged by a scoundrel duke waving money and prestige in front of him.
Loretta also learns that she must protect more than just her brother when she realizes she’s losing her own heart to the rakish duke.