All In with the Duke

All In with the Duke

by Ava March
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Overview

All In with the Duke by Ava March

London, 1822

Max 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426897375
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 11/11/2013
Series: Gambling on Love
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 63,887
File size: 400 KB

About the Author

Ava March is a multi-published author of M/M historical romances. She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors. Her books have been finalists in the Rainbow Awards and More Than Magic contest, and deemed ‘must-haves’ for Historical M/M romance by RT Book Reviews readers.

You can find her at www.AvaMarch.com.

 

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All In with the Duke 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Streamer More than 1 year ago
All In with the Duke by Ava March I love MM romance and I love historical romance, but they usually don’t work when authors try to combine them.  It’s difficult to find a historically accurate story, with a believable gay romance, which ends well.   Ava March is one of the rare authors who can bring it all together.   Let’s face it, British Georgian society was not going to be accepting of an out and gay relationship. That makes it a tricky time period for the genre, but Ava March has found a way to pull it off.  ALL IN WITH THE DUKE is the story of Tristan and Max. Max is “the Duke” and he was badly burned by his last relationship. Basically, his last lover told him lots of pretty lies professing his love but turned out to be a gold digger only interested in Max’s money.  Because of that, Max has lost all faith in love. After months of celibacy, Max is trying to come up with a way to have some sort of a sex life without risking his heart.  He makes the decision to go to a brothel.   Tristan is the man Max solicits at the brothel.  He is everything Max hoped for and more.  Tristan understands that it is only sex, he seems to really enjoy it with Max, and he has no qualms submitting to Max’s dominance.  Tristan is just as happy with their arrangement as Max.  He actually enjoys the time he spends with Max and can’t ever recall being so excited to see a return client.   After a violent altercation between Tristan and another client, Max steps in to rescue Tristan. While Max’s interference is well meant, it is disastrous to Tristan’s precarious position at the brothel.  Once again, Max saves the day by offering Tristan an opportunity he cannot refuse.  What starts out as a simple business deal for no-strings sex, becomes a little more dangerous when their hearts become involved.  What I enjoyed about this book was how well the characters were developed. I felt a connection with Tristan and Max, which is surprising because Max is not the easiest guy to get to know. It’s because of that connection with them that I became so invested in their relationship.  I wanted them to be together. I wanted them to find happiness, and I wanted them to find a way to make it work. ALL IN WITH THE DUKE has everything I look for in a romance. It has just the right amount of angst, it has the strong chemistry I want to see between the couple, and it definitely has the hot sex scenes I want.  Another thing I really enjoyed was that it also has the historical setting I crave but rarely find in M/M romance.  Actually, it kind of reminded me of the first historical romance books I ever read.  It’s romantic fluff, but it was fun and sexy and made me happy.   I’m definitely going to be continuing with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this author and her sexy stories.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog 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! *ARC provided by publisher