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by Ava March
Released: Nov. 11, 2013
Series: Gambling on Love #1
Published by Carina Press
Ava March does a fantastic job of merging M/M and Historical Romance in a sultry, spicy story that transports you to another time. ~ Under the Covers
Sometimes the merging of genres can result in a big mess. Othertimes, it’s perfection and ALL IN WITH THE DUKE is one of those rare cases where it works. Ava March does a fanastic job of merging M/M and Historical Romance in a sultry, spicy story that transports you to another time.
This is the first book in a new series, however if you’ve read March’s other books, then you may recognized some familiar names. In this book, readers meet Max, the Duke of Pelham. He is wealthy and very busy, leaving him with no time for himself. When he decides to visit a decadent brothel, he finds a special someone that happens to be everything he has ever desired.
Tristan is rentboy and in their first encounter together, Max and Tristan soon discover an addicting quality in one another. Max continues to visit again and again until one night, he finds Tristan occupied with another man. I’ll leave you to read about what happens next, but it’s actually quite interesting to see the turn of events which lead Max into take Tristan out of the brothel and into his custody.
I really enjoyed this novel. Both characters are very likeable. Their sex together is passionate and sultry. I should also mention that Max has a wonderful preference for leather and BDSM so that definitely spices up this book a little bit. Halfway through, there were some times when I felt that the scenes were dragging a tiny bit. However, right when I wondered if something better would happen, it did!
March has a wonderful gift and after reading ALL IN WITH THE DUKE, I know I will continue to read everything she writes!
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When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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