All In with the Duke
London, 1822Max Arrington, the Duke of Pelham, vows to never again let a handsome face blind him to a man's true intentions. But ten months of celibacy and lonely nights drive him to a decadent brothel, where a beautiful young man arouses his illicit passions as never before.Tristan Walsh has... show more
London, 1822Max Arrington, the Duke of Pelham, vows to never again let a handsome face blind him to a man's true intentions. But ten months of celibacy and lonely nights drive him to a decadent brothel, where a beautiful young man arouses his illicit passions as never before.Tristan Walsh has grown tired of being used for men's pleasure. But his latest client is different: commanding yet generous, Max makes him feel cared for as well as wanted. Yet Tristan knows he'll never have the choice to leave the brothel and submit only to Max.So when Max invites him to be his guest at his country estate, Tristan eagerly agrees to his terms—days to do as he pleases while Max tends to the dukedom, and nights spent together in wicked play. But when the "business arrangement" begins to deepen into something more, Tristan must face the fact that he has no true place in Max's life—or in Max's guarded heart…81,000 words
Publish date: November 11th 2013
Publisher: Carina Press
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, M M Romance
Series: Gambling on Love (#1)
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This was ok. I liked the pacing and it was a mildly entertaining read. I had a nice time with it, so three stars, thoug it wasn't exactly new or original or anything. It was neatly done. The characters did have some depth, so I am content.
Despite the awful and cheesy cover, the story was rather sweet, considering the circumstances. A love story between duke and a prostitute. Max, the duke, is always considerate towards Tristan. Both of them are always very gentleman-like. Almost 90% of the book, it is only about them. And I am not sa...
3.5-4 starsThis was my first Ava March book, it will not be my last. I'm not a fan of historicals, I pretty much avoid them when possible, and perhaps that is why some aspects that bothered other readers didn't bother me. I wasn't caught up in what was realistic for the time or the proper behavior f...
2.5 stars, nice but easily forgettable.A duke falling for a prostitute in early 1800's London. Due to a former love delusion the Duke of Idontrememberwhatthehell resorts to hire Tristan, beautiful male prostitute, in order to fulfill his sexual appetites and light bdsm kinks. What starts as a busine...