I have read 10 books by Ava March (including this one) and I found "All In with the Duke" to be amazingly lackluster in terms of story content especially when compared to her previous works. Reading the Kindle version, it was around 47% when I began to wonder when, or if, this story was going to progress further than just a mutual sexual attraction for each other. At this point, the prologue piqued my interest more than the ensuing tale. I had difficulty accepting that either character fell "in love" with the other considering the fact that when they were not in bed, for the most part, they spent little to no time together getting to know each other; indeed, Max, the Duke, spent all day working on estate matters in his study as well as many evening hours there, only joining up with Tristan for a nightly romp in bed. This is a foundation for love?
Their separation seemed fabricated - a reason to provide the necessary angst required in romance books but, unfortunately, it was a little too late and a little too bland, for me to buy into it.
Had this been my first Ava March book, I am rather sure I would not buy another one but, having enjoyed most of her previous books, I will, in all probability, buy her next one - and see where that one goes.
A 2.5 star rating rounded up to 3 stars.