How to Romance a Rake

How to Romance a Rake Author Manda Collins
ISBN-10 9781466815438
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 336
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Manda Collins How to Romance a Rake You can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can't make her bloom—unless one daring young bachelor turns up the heat... What's a nice girl like Miss Juliet Shelby doing at a place like Lord Deveril's ballroom? With her shy demeanor, she's a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense—and offers to teach her to dance! Juliet can hardly believe the most handsome bachelor in London would notice her, until he takes her in his arms and sets her heart ablaze... Lord Alec Deveril has never felt such a spark of attraction for an unmarried lady before. Unlike the "fashionable" ladies he's accustomed to, Juliet possesses a generous spirit, a fiery intelligence—and an explosive secret. Deep in the London underworld, a dear friend has vanished, and Juliet fears the worst. Deveril insists on helping, escorting her through the darkest alleys in town. But he too is hiding a shocking secret—and the only way he can defeat the devil in his past is to seduce the angel in his arms...



Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake Author Sarah MacLean
ISBN-10 9781405511865
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 320
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A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen's club. Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried - and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing. But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss - to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St John, the Marquess of Ralston - charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile. If she's not careful, she'll break the most important rule of all - the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love . . .



The Ugly Ducklings

The Ugly Ducklings Author Manda Collins
ISBN-10 9781250174369
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 1024
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These wallflowers aren’t looking for love, but when they find themselves entangled in dangerous intrigues they’ll need help from a trio of irresistible lords to unravel the truth—and tying the love knot in the process. For the first time together in one fabulous e-bundle, romance and mystery collide in Manda Collins’ Ugly Ducklings series: HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE: Miss Cecily Hurston would rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the mysteries of marriage, but to gain entrance into an exclusive academic society, she needs to wed one of its dull members. Only the likeliest candidate, the dashing Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull. He’s willing to give bluestocking Cecily what she needs, but Lucas is hiding a secret that might snuff out love’s flame before it even has a chance to burn HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE: A wallflower among the roses of the ton, Miss Juliet Shelby is shocked when Alec, Viscount Deveril, the most handsome bachelor in London, offers to teach her to dance. Passion sparks between them, but both are keeping secrets, and Juliet’s interfering family will force them into an elopement. Can a marriage made in haste lead to happy ever after, or will unexpected danger separate the newlyweds forever? HOW TO ENTICE AN EARL: Lady Madeline Essex sought out the forbidden gambling hell as research for her novel, but instead she’s stumbled upon a grisly crime. If only she’d been discovered by anyone other than Christian Monteith, the new Earl of Gresham, the most maddening, fascinating man of her acquaintance. It will take compromise and team work for this pair to discover just what lies beneath the scene they witnessed, and when Maddie catches the attention of a ruthless criminal, Christian will do whatever he can to keep her safe--even risk their newly kindled love.



NEVER ROMANCE A RAKE

NEVER ROMANCE A RAKE Author Liz Carlyle
ISBN-10 9780731810321
Release 2011-12-12
Pages 368
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Baron Rothewell lives a dark, shuttered existence by day, and a life of reckless abandon by night. Scarred by a childhood filled with torment and deprivation, Rothewell cares very little for anyone or anything. His life on the edge of ruin suits him - until he meets a man who just might be his nemesis. The Comte de Valigny likes to play dangerously, but Rothewell's recklessness is undeterred. Until one night when de Valigny wagers something just a little more valuable than gold: his bastard daughter. Mademoiselle Marchand is a desperate woman in a strange land, and her pleading eyes seem to swallow Lord Rothewell body and soul - assuming he still has one. Now the baron must play his hand with the utmost care, for at last something meaningful is at stake...



How to Ravish a Rake

How to Ravish a Rake Author Vicky Dreiling
ISBN-10 9781455510283
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 300
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SCANDALOUS DESIRES . . . Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can't, she'll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security-if little else. What she doesn't count on is the inappropriate-and irresistible-attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will "The Devil" Darcett . . . DEVILISH DELIGHT When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton's shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn't simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he's mended his wicked ways . . .



50 Ways to Ruin a Rake

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake Author Jade Lee
ISBN-10 9781492605003
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 384
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Book 1 of Rakes and Rogues USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee delights readers with the first in a vibrant, saucy Regency romances series. Mellie Smithson has a plan... Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating-although admittedly handsome-guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London... Trevor Anaedsley has a problem... Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country-ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson-where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him-but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry? Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! Rakes and Rogues Series: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Book 1) One Rogue at a Time (Book 2) The Richer the Rogue (Book 3) Praise for 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake: "Lee creates a wonderful read full of madness and mayhem..." -RT Book Reviews, 41⁄2 Stars "With its wonderfully whimsical characters and fanciful plot, Lee's latest...is tailor-made for readers who like their Regency-set historicals served up with plenty of frothy fun." -Booklist "Full of witty banter and steamy love scenes, Lee will keep you entranced until the very end." -Historical Romance Lover, 5 Stars



How to Rescue a Rake

How to Rescue a Rake Author Jayne Fresina
ISBN-10 9781402287831
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 384
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HOW TO RESCUE A RAKE: Reject his marriage proposal Nathaniel Sherringham has returned to Hawcombe Prior a changed man. Gone is the reckless rake who went out on a limb to propose to Diana Makepiece three years ago. Now Nate's mysterious new wealth has the town's rumor mill spinning. To stir things up (and get Diana's attention), Nate boldly announces his plans to marry "any suitable girl" under the age of 25. Run away Diana, now 27 and still single, is acutely aware of Nate's return. When her mother suggests a trip to visit a cousin in Bath, Diana leaps at the chance to escape the heartbreak and regret she can't help but feel in Nate's presence...and avoid his irritating charade to find a bride. But for Nate, Diana has always been the one. He might just have to follow her to Bath and once again lay his heart on the line to win her attention-and her heart. The Book Club Belles Society: Before the Kiss: A Book Club Belles Society Novella Once Upon a Kiss Sinfully Ever After How to Rescue a Rake Praise for Once Upon a Kiss: "Feisty dialogue and strong-willed characters make for...a winning love story."-Booklist "Deliciously funny."-RT Book Reviews "[A] witty romp."-Publishers Weekly



Twice a Rake

Twice a Rake Author Catherine Gayle
ISBN-10 9781938101014
Release 2012-03
Pages 284
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Some scandals are meant to be . . . When Aurora Hyatt loses her journal in Hyde Park, her ruin is a foregone conclusion. After all, if anyone discovers her writings, they'll find scandalous fantasies involving the newest rake in Town alongside entirely-too-candid thoughts about her typical dreary suitors. Aurora will either be forced into a loveless marriage with the first nodcock to make an offer, or she'll be assigned a permanent position on the shelf. Oh, dear good Lord. What catastrophe will God smote down upon her next? If Niles Thornton, Baron Quinton, desires to maintain any semblance of his current lifestyle, he must fulfill the requirements his grandfather, Lord Rotheby, has set for him. First and foremost: he must marry and begin filling his nursery within the year. When he is nearly barreled over by a racing curricle and a journal flies out to land at his feet, his troubles are over. Inside the journals pages, Quin discovers a scandal waiting to happen. Surely a young lady who would write such brazen things in a journal (and then dare to lose it) must recognize the necessity of a hasty marriage, even if the gentleman making the offer is rather less-than-honorable. In a drunken haze, Quin kisses Aurora on a crowded ballroom floor, necessitating their immediate marriage. Quin's troubles are only beginning, however, as Aurora's writings are soon the focus of both gossip rags and drawing room conversation. When word arrives of an even greater scandal following in his wife's wake, will he prove himself a drunken abuser like his father, or will he become the loving husband of Aurora's fantasies?



The Ruin of a Rake

The Ruin of a Rake Author Cat Sebastian
ISBN-10 9780062642523
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 352
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“Sebastian proves she is a new force to be reckoned with in historical romances.”—Booklist Rogue. Libertine. Rake. Lord Courtenay has been called many things and has never much cared. But after the publication of a salacious novel supposedly based on his exploits, he finds himself shunned from society. Unable to see his nephew, he is willing to do anything to improve his reputation, even if that means spending time with the most proper man in London. Julian Medlock has spent years becoming the epitome of correct behavior. As far as he cares, if Courtenay finds himself in hot water, it’s his own fault for behaving so badly—and being so blasted irresistible. But when Julian’s sister asks him to rehabilitate Courtenay’s image, Julian is forced to spend time with the man he loathes—and lusts after—most. As Courtenay begins to yearn for a love he fears he doesn’t deserve, Julian starts to understand how desire can drive a man to abandon all sense of propriety. But he has secrets he’s determined to keep, because if the truth came out, it would ruin everyone he loves. Together, they must decide what they’re willing to risk for love.



The Art of Taming a Rake

The Art of Taming a Rake Author Nicole Jordan
ISBN-10 9780553392555
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 400
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Sparks abound in this sizzling new Legendary Lovers tale from New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan, in which a seductive rakehell must woo his spirited but love-shy bride while unmasking a mysterious assailant. Despite his notorious reputation, Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, has mostly honorable intentions. So when beautiful Venetia Stratham boldly enters a gentlemen's club, demanding that Quinn stop courting her sister, he does what any bachelor would do: He kisses her. With her sharp wit, intoxicating passion, and surprising vulnerability, Venetia is irresistible--except for all this nonsense about threatening to shoot Quinn. But when clandestine enemies make an actual attempt on the earl's life, Venetia is implicated. To save her good name, Quinn does what any true gentleman must do: He proposes. Thus Venetia finds herself wed to arrogant, wickedly sensual Quinn, whose devilish ways are as legendary as his rumored skills as a lover. Yet vexingly, her body rebels against her vow to remain immune to his many charms. If only she could reform the infuriating nobleman--without diminishing his undeniable allure. As Venetia discovers that a true rake is hard to tame, Quinn faces an even greater challenge: winning his wife's fragile trust . . . while defending both their lives. Praise for The Art of Taming a Rake "A sweet and tender romance with a perfect blend of adventure and mystery . . . The repartee between the two protagonists--both of whom are struggling to stay detached--is engaging verbal foreplay that captures the heat of their physical attraction. . . . Readers will yearn for the lovers to at last be able to devote their sincere and thoughtful attention to each other."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[Jordan] adds just the right amount of danger and a large amount of passion in this well-written love story."--RT Book Reviews "Both sensuous and emotional, this story is a true pleasure."--BookPage "Jordan spices up the plot of her Regency romance with an intriguing thread of danger, but longtime fans of this best-selling author needn't worry about a lack of potent passion, since Jordan also serves up plenty of the lushly sensual love scenes for which she is famous."--Booklist From the Paperback edition.



How to Dance With a Duke

How to Dance With a Duke Author Manda Collins
ISBN-10 9781429952613
Release 2012-01-31
Pages 352
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How to Dance With a Duke Manda Collins What's a wallflower to do when she's suddenly in need of a husband? Use all the pluck and moxie she can muster to get what she wants... Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club—and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull. He's a dashing and decorated war hero determined to help Cecily—even if that means looking the other way when she claims the dance card of Amelia Snow, this season's most sought-after beauty. But Lucas has a reason for wanting Cecily to join the Egyptian Club: His brother went missing during one of Lord Hurston's expeditions to Egypt. An alliance with the explorer's bluestocking daughter could bring Lucas closer to the truth about what happened...or it could lead him to a more dangerous love than either he or Cecily could have imagined....



Why Lords Lose Their Hearts

Why Lords Lose Their Hearts Author Manda Collins
ISBN-10 9781466815384
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 320
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THE TRUTH COULD RUIN HER In Manda Collins's Why Lords Lose Their Hearts, Perdita, the widowed Duchess of Ormonde, keeps a dangerous secret-the truth of how her brutish husband died. But a mysterious avenger seems to know it, too, and when anonymous threats turn into public attacks, there's only one friend she can turn to for help-her husband's former secretary, Lord Archer Lisle. The man who witnessed her every heartache. The kind of man whose love she can only dream of ... WILL HIS LOVE SAVE HER? The youngest of the Duke of Pemberton's five sons, Lord Archer Lisle is used to waiting his turn. For years, he could only stand by, seething, as Perdita suffered at the hands of her husband, but now she's under threat from another source-one who will stop at nothing to make her pay for the late duke's death. But the good-natured Archer can be dangerous when crossed-and he'll do anything to keep the woman he's adored for so long safe in his arms... "Absolutely delightful...an emotion-packed, passionate historical romance"-Romance Junkies, 5 stars (on How to Romance a Rake)



Waking Up with a Rake

Waking Up with a Rake Author Connie Mason
ISBN-10 1402272405
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 346
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Ordered by the monarchy to seduce Miss Olivia Symon, Rhys, a former cavalry officer, instead becomes her fiercest protector when a series of mishaps convinces him that someone is trying to kill her. Original.



A Rake s Vow

A Rake s Vow Author Stephanie Laurens
ISBN-10 9780061762710
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 400
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He vowed he′d never marry. To Vane Cynster, Bellamy Hall seems like the perfect place to temporarily hide from London′s husband hunters. But when he encounters irresistible Patience Debbington, Vane realises he′s met his match ... She vowed no man would catch her. Patience isn′t about to succumb to Vane′s sensuous propositions. Yes, his kisses leave her dizzy and his caresses made her melt; but Patience has promised herself she′ll never become vulnerable to a broken heart. Is this one vow that was meant to be broken?



Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover

Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover Author Sarah MacLean
ISBN-10 9781405527415
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 384
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**Goodreads Finalist for Best Romance 2015** RITA Award winning author, Sarah MacLean, reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel's final scoundrel in the spectacular conclusion to her Rules of Scoundrels series . . . By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking-in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered . . . until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by this beautiful woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear . . . including her heart. 'Fabulous' Eloisa James 'Great chemistry, intelligence and sparkling humor' RT Book Reviews



NEVER ROMANCE A RAKE

NEVER ROMANCE A RAKE Author Liz Carlyle
ISBN-10 9780731810321
Release 2011-12-12
Pages 368
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Baron Rothewell lives a dark, shuttered existence by day, and a life of reckless abandon by night. Scarred by a childhood filled with torment and deprivation, Rothewell cares very little for anyone or anything. His life on the edge of ruin suits him - until he meets a man who just might be his nemesis. The Comte de Valigny likes to play dangerously, but Rothewell's recklessness is undeterred. Until one night when de Valigny wagers something just a little more valuable than gold: his bastard daughter. Mademoiselle Marchand is a desperate woman in a strange land, and her pleading eyes seem to swallow Lord Rothewell body and soul - assuming he still has one. Now the baron must play his hand with the utmost care, for at last something meaningful is at stake...



The Rake s Revenge

The Rake s Revenge Author Emily Hendrickson
ISBN-10 0451202597
Release 2001
Pages 229
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Suddenly jilted by her suitor, Lord Torrington, Regina Hawthorne finds herself stuck with the humilation and with the nickname "Rejected Regina," until the rakish Jules, Lord St. Aubyn, sympathetic to Regina's plight, comes up with a scheme to repair her reputation--and her heart. Original.