The Ruin of a Rake

Author: Cat Sebastian

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062642529

Category: Fiction

Page: 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 Ruin of a Rake

Author: Cat Sebastian

Publisher: Avon Impulse

ISBN: 9780062642530

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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One of Goodreads' Best Romances of July “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.

A Rake's Ruin

Author: Maggie Dallen

Publisher: Maggie Dallen

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Only the wildest woman can ruin a devilish lord... Claire is the dutiful, proper Cleveland sister, and the only one who's not embroiled in a scandal. Until now. With her sister's marriage to an earl, the weight of responsibility to save her family has been lifted from her shoulders, and for the first time in her life Claire is free. A rebelliousness she's long denied has her acting out in ways she would never have imagined. Like chasing her brother through the dark streets of London... and kissing her brother's best friend and notorious rake, Lord Nicholas. Nicholas thought he knew everything there was to know about his friend's proper and boring younger sister. Beautiful though she might be, Claire holds no allure for the worldly rogue. At least, not until he holds her in his arms. Could this passionate, daring, feisty woman be the same Claire Cleveland with the simpering smiles? Even more alarming, has the woman of his heart been right in front of his eyes this whole time? He may be late to realize that there is more to Claire than meets the eye, but now that he's seen her true nature, he'll do anything to keep her by his side. Even if that means marrying her.

The Art of Ruining a Rake

Author: Emma Locke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1939713056

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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HE WANTS HER... Practiced rake Roman Alexander never meant to seduce his best friend’s sister. He certainly never intends to do it again. The handsome scoundrel has never felt more compelled to be a better man. But the damage has been done, for his buttoned-up spinster refuses to marry a bounder like him—and maddeningly, she doesn’t seem to like him. Nevertheless, he can’t seem to forget her, or her passionate response to his kisses. How much danger could there be in one more try? SHE WANTS REVENGE Practical headmistress Lucy Lancester naively believes her charming rogue has moved on to his next conquest, leaving her free to cherish their one night together for the rest of her bluestocking days. Until the afternoon he arrives at her school intent on proving their one night together wasn’t enough—and this time, the scandal can’t be contained. Well, two can play at that. How hard can it be to ruin a rake?

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake

Author: Jade Lee

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492605018

Category: Fiction

Page: 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? 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

Once A Rake

Author: Rona Sharon

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420113933

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Irresistible Seduction Only Leads To. . . War had scarred the Earl of Ashby's face...and perhaps his soul. Before being wounded in the Napoleonic war and shunning society, the dashing lord had been a notorious rake. Now, Isabel Aubrey, a proper lady, dares to approach the masked, reclusive nobleman for a large donation to a worthy charity--and decides she must save him from his self-loathing. She begins to flirt. He responds. She invites him to a masquerade ball. He accepts and dazzles her with a kiss. The Most Scandalous Passion. . . But Isabel already has a fiancé and despite her attraction to the earl she knows she must reject him. Yet no force on earth is greater than the passion that leads her into his bed; nothing she has ever experienced is more exciting and erotic. Now he asks her to stay with him although it will mean her ruin. Isabel must not say yes--and the smitten earl cannot let her say no. To win her body and her heart, he initiates an outrageous scheme that only a rake would devise--and no woman can resist. Praise for Rona Sharon and My Wicked Pirate "A rich, sweeping, passionate read." --New York Times bestselling author Rosemary Rogers "My Wicked Pirate is wickedly fun." --Booklist "A passionate debut. . .the action never stops." --Romantic Times

Waking Up with a Rake

Author: Connie Mason,Mia Marlowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781402272400

Category: Fiction

Page: 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.

The Lawrence Browne Affair

Author: Cat Sebastian

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062642502

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An earl hiding from his future . . . Lawrence Browne, the Earl of Radnor, is mad. At least, that’s what he and most of the village believes. A brilliant scientist, he hides himself away in his family’s crumbling estate, unwilling to venture into the outside world. When an annoyingly handsome man arrives at Penkellis, claiming to be Lawrence’s new secretary, his carefully planned world is turned upside down. A swindler haunted by his past . . . Georgie Turner has made his life pretending to be anyone but himself. A swindler and con man, he can slip into an identity faster than he can change clothes. But when his long-dead conscience resurrects and a dangerous associate is out for blood, Georgie escapes to the wilds of Cornwall. Pretending to be a secretary should be easy, but he doesn’t expect that the only madness he finds is the one he has for the gorgeous earl. Can they find forever in the wreckage of their lives? Challenging each other at every turn, the two men soon give into the desire that threatens to overwhelm them. But with one man convinced he is at the very brink of madness and the other hiding his real identity, only true love can make this an affair to remember.

How to Ruin a Reputation

Author: Bronwyn Scott

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373297084

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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With the abrupt death of his father, notorious lothario Ashton Bedevere must do the inconceivable -- take a wife! But who would contemplate redeeming such a rake?

The Soldier's Scoundrel

Author: Cat Sebastian

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062642480

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A scoundrel who lives in the shadows Jack Turner grew up in the darkness of London's slums, born into a life of crime and willing to do anything to keep his belly full and his siblings safe. Now he uses the tricks and schemes of the underworld to help those who need the kind of assistance only a scoundrel can provide. His distrust of the nobility runs deep and his services do not extend to the gorgeous high-born soldier who personifies everything Jack will never be. A soldier untarnished by vice After the chaos of war, Oliver Rivington craves the safe predictability of a gentleman's life-one that doesn't include sparring with a ne'er-do-well who flouts the law at every turn. But Jack tempts Oliver like no other man has before. Soon his yearning for the unapologetic criminal is only matched by Jack's pleasure in watching his genteel polish crumble every time they're together. Two men only meant for each other

Letter from a Rake

Author: Sasha Cottman

Publisher: Sasha Cottman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Millie Ashton thinks London society is full of empty-headed, arrogant fools, but when she meets Alex Radley she falls desperately in love with him. Fearing humiliation and rejection, she decides the only sensible thing to do is take her pride and go home to India. Men like Alex do not fall for girls like her, whereas every girl loses her heart to Alexander the Great. Alex Radley, Marquess of Brooke rules the ton like a god, but even gods are known to fall for mere mortals. With his wealth and title, wooing Millie should be an easy task. But when his passionate love letter to her goes astray, Alex’s life becomes more than a little complicated. Duke of Strathmore Series #1. Letter from a Rake #2. An Unsuitable Match #3. The Duke's Daughter #4. A Scottish Duke for Christmas #5. My Gentleman Spy #6. Lord of Mischief www.sashacottman.com Keywords: duke, earl, nobility, rich, wealthy, royalty, aristocrat, prince, international, racy, conspiracy, regency, historical, London, romance, romance ebook, romance series, historical romance series, new adult, billionaire, rich wealthy, royalty, aristocrat, prince, millionaire, women's fiction, historical, series, serial, romance, suspense, thriller, erotic romance, 99c romance books, 99c romance book, new adult, secret baby, suspense, humor, funny, wealthy, romance, erotic romance, female protagonist, racy, legal, law, secret, love triangle, suspense, alpha male, bad-boy, 99 ebook, billionaire romance, romance, scotland, holiday, novella, christmas, snow, castle, king, soldier, france, secret, ball, forced marriage, secret love, adventure

Never Kiss a Rake

Author: Anne Kristine Stuart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781477807323

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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Bryony and her sisters are left alone and destitute after the disgrace and death of their father, so Bryony disguises herself as a servant in the house of the Earl of Kilmartyn in order to find the truth and clear her father's name.

Twice a Rake

Lord Rotheby's Influence

Author: Catherine Gayle

Publisher: Second Wind Publishing

ISBN: 1938101014

Category: Fiction

Page: 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?

How to Sin Successfully

Author: Bronwyn Scott

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373297130

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Riordan Barrett: Last Rake Standing With his comrade rakes-in-arms succumbing to respectability, anyone might think that wicked Riordan Barrett is next. But such happy endings aren't for him—the whole of society knows there isn't a redeemable bone in his sinfully sexy body. Suddenly Riordan finds himself not only an earl…but father to two young wards! His only experience is in the art ofirresponsibility. This rake needs help—and hiring a young, pretty governess won't be such a hardship! Sweet, innocent Maura Caulfield is the only lady in London seemingly unaware of Riordan's disreputable ways. But it won't stay like that for long. He'll show her just how much fun sinning can be….

The Last Days of a Rake

Author: Donna Lea Simpson

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426890192

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In Love & Scandal, Collette Jardiniere is outraged when notorious roué Charles Jameson appears to take credit for The Last Days of a Rake, a novel she wrote under the pseudonym Colin Jenkins to satisfy Victorian convention. Can a rake be true to himself, yet remain free from sin? Edgar Lankin has lived the life of rake, a man who cares for nothing but the pleasures of the flesh. But it is the seduction—and abandonment—of a gentle maiden that turns him from mere gadabout to immoral cad. Too late, Lankin realizes his self-centered ways have left him incapable of finding enjoyment in anything. Now on his deathbed, he relates the shocking tale of his wasted life to John Hamilton, a school chum who chose a different path. In telling his story, can Lankin find redemption for the trail of ruined lives he leaves behind? Companion piece to Love & Scandal by Donna Lea Simpson 17,000 words

Between a Rake and a Hard Place

Author: Connie Mason,Mia Marlowe

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

ISBN: 9781402272462

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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When a royal's intended bride is kidnapped, only a rake can set things right Wealthy heiress Serena Osborne feels like her father is determined to sacrifice her on the marriage altar. The Duke of Kent is negotiating for a bride, and the wickedly appealing Sir Jonah Sharp is sent to woo the Lady Serena on the Duke's behalf. It only muddies the waters when she succumbs to Jonah's charm. Repeatedly. But Jonah has a secret agenda-to prevent the marriage at any cost. When Serena is kidnapped in a desperate attempt to force the royal betrothal, Jonah realizes his new agenda is to secure a bride-for himself.

A Gentleman Never Keeps Score

Seducing the Sedgwicks

Author: Cat Sebastian

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006282063X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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If you haven’t read Cat Sebastian, what are you waiting for?”—Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author Once beloved by London's fashionable elite, Hartley Sedgwick has become a recluse after a spate of salacious gossip exposed his most-private secrets. Rarely venturing from the house whose inheritance is a daily reminder of his downfall, he’s captivated by the exceedingly handsome man who seeks to rob him. Since retiring from the boxing ring, Sam Fox has made his pub, The Bell, into a haven for those in his Free Black community. But when his best friend Kate implores him to find and destroy a scandalously revealing painting of her, he agrees. Sam would do anything to protect those he loves, even if it means stealing from a wealthy gentleman. But when he encounters Hartley, he soon finds himself wanting to steal more than just a painting from the lovely, lonely man—he wants to steal his heart.

One Night with a Rake

Author: Connie Mason,Mia Marlowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781402272431

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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After his fiancâee's death, Nate moves from bed to bed, satisfying women but guarding his heart, until he meets Lady Georgette and realizes that in order to woo her, he has to convince her that he cares about something other than himself.

The Rake to Ruin Her

Author: Julia Justiss

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373297297

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Once a rake… Known as "Magnificent Max," diplomat Max Ransleigh was famed for his lethal charm until a political betrayal left him exiled from government and his reputation in tatters. He seems a very unlikely savior for a well-bred young lady. Except that Miss Caroline Denby doesn't want to be saved…she wants to be ruined! To Caroline, getting married is tantamount to a death sentence, and meeting the rakish Max at a house party seems the answer to her prayers…. Surely this rogue won't hesitate to put his bad reputation to good use? Ransleigh Rogues Where these notorious rakes go, scandal always follows… Second book in Ransleigh Rogues quartet, available April 2013

Bargaining with a Rake

Author: Julie Johnstone

Publisher: Darbyshire Publishing LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Every scandal starts with a rake. For eleven years, Gillian Rutherford has dreamed of escaping her family’s dark secret and living a normal life. Now, faced with an unwelcome marriage that will chain her to London and the secret slowly killing her, she’s desperate to save herself and the sister she adores. Salvation comes in the form of an American shipping tycoon, and all she must do is seduce him into marrying her. But Gillian’s scheme hits a snag when she makes a bargain with a notorious rake Alexander Trevelle, Lord Lionhurst. He’ll help her win the hand of his American friend, if she’ll assist him with exacting revenge against her unwanted fiancé. But the price of the pact may just be their hearts. A Whisper of Scandal Series Includes: Bargaining with a Rake Conspiring with a Rogue Dancing with a Devil After Forever The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree