Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal – the blasted Secret Admirers Scandal. But, more or less cajoled into 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. Having followed her step brothers around for years, she became quite independent and could fend for herself.
Now all of a sudden she is being thrown under the guardianship of a notoriously wicked duke. The very same duke whom Marlena had made it her life’s mission to make pay for the damage he and his cohorts had inflicted on innocent young ladies! How could she manage to keep this devastating secret when she realizes he arouses feminine desires she never felt before in her life. 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?
*** Wonderful dialogs, fast pace and wonderfully sensual moods and emotions all made IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE a really splendid and extremely amusing read! Loved every bit of this book!