Yours Truly, the Duke (Say I Do, #1) by Amelia Grey

Yours Truly, the Duke (Say I Do, #1) by Amelia Grey

Title:  Yours Truly, the Duke
Series:  Say I Do, #1
Author: Amelia Grey
Publisher:  St. Martin's Paperbacks 
Genre:  Romance
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  
Date of US Publication:  28 March, 2023
My Rating:  2 Stars

My Thoughts 

There’s instalove and there’s the complete and total opposite. 

In my reading, I saw no connection between Wyatt and Fredericka, until about 70% of the way in and even then it was minimal without significant chemistry between the two MC’s. 

Even at 90%, there’s zero communication between the two. If there’s a line in romance novels between just the right amount of back and forth miscommunication and too much, this stamped down the existing line, and drew a new one that has brought me to the 90% read point and, please believe me when I write that this lack of communication has caused me to switch what I was reading more than once because  I shook my head in frustration at this more times than I can count.

Not only the miscommunication - I didn’t care about either of the main characters (Fredericka was annoying as the day is long, and Wyatt was utterly useless). The story was well written, but I found it to be too repetitive. 

The frustrating part was that I kept wanting to like this; the potential was really there.

Thank you to St. Martin’s Paperbacks and NetGalley for the DRC.


Yours Truly, The Duke is the first novel in the historical romance Say I Do trilogy about dukes needing to wed to tap into their wealth by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.

Fredericka Hale needs a husband, and fast. She’s been caring for her deceased sister’s three young children, and now a childless cousin has petitioned the court for custody. Fredericka is powerless to stop her, but having a husband might sway the ruling. The last thing Fredericka wants is a hurried-up marriage to a man she doesn’t know—much less love, but she’ll do it for the children. So when the handsome Duke of Wyatthaven shows up with a proposal, she accepts. He'll help her, and in return, they’ll lead separate lives. But distance cannot keep them from their powerful attraction.

At the top of his game in London, the Duke of Wyatthaven has no interest in marriage. However, if Wyatt doesn’t marry by week’s end, he’ll lose a sizable inheritance from his grandmother. When Wyatt’s solicitor finds Miss Fredericka Hale, Wyatt considers this little hiccup solved. Miss Hale is lovely, and intelligent. Most importantly, she prefers country life to London, so he’s free to continue his life as usual. But when circumstances force Fredericka and the children to show up at the duke’s door, Wyatt can’t deny he’s always been under her spell. Will the duke give up his bachelor lifestyle and give into the fiery passion growing between them?


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