Monday, May 27, 2019

Review: A Rake's Revenge by Cynthia Breeding

A Rake's Revenge


After being abandoned by her almost-betrothed, Caroline Nash vows to never again get involved with a man. Especially not the middle-aged earl her father has chosen for her. The man is a pompous ass and one of Prinny’s set who only wants her for her dowry. To complicate matters, a kiss from the Midnight Marauder unleashes an unbelievable passion that Caroline can’t seem to forget.

Stephan, the Marquis of Kendrick, poses as the robbing marauder to avenge his low-born mother. But he starts questioning his plans when one of his “missions” crosses paths with Caroline and leads to the kiss of a lifetime. Stephan senses that this proper miss is more fiery than he expected and he wants more.

To be properly introduced to the woman of his dreams, he attends the Prince Regent’s house party. He finds her, begging a friend to pretend to court her – to fend off the man her father has chosen. Stephan couldn’t wish for a better opportunity – he’ll happily court her, but he doesn’t want to pretend. Their connection is sizzling, but can this charade become something real once Stephan’s secrets are revealed?

Each book in the Rake Trilogy series is STANDALONE:
* A Rake's Redemption
* A Rake's Revenge


This is a great historical romance and I really enjoyed this story. Caroline Nash has no plans of ever getting married. Let's just say that after having her heart broken and subsequent scandal, she is over men. They are not to be trusted. She is finally getting accustomed to her new situation as an independent spinster when her father announces that she is engaged, to be married to someone she despises. Now she must find a way out of this impending disaster because there is no way in hell she'd let her father dictate her life like that. That's how Stephan enters the picture. He was to help her thwart the attention of Lord Tisdale.

Stephan is intrigued by Caroline. She is a strong and stubborn woman with opinions of her own. He also finds her very attractive but his life has other purposes and he can't afford to be distracted by a woman. Unfortunately, things have a tendency of going in the opposite direction to what you where you want them to go. Soon he realizes that he is genuinely interested in Miss Nash and there is no way he'd ever let her marry another man.

It is a lighthearted and exciting story, I really liked the way it's written. I think it's a must read for all historical romance fans.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

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