Miss Regina Hawthorne becomes the subject of malicious gossip when she is jilted by a titled beau. However, it is this very gossip that makes her the perfect ally and confidante for Jules, Lord St. Aubyns revenge against a society that forced his dear sister into seclusion over a similar predicament. Regina is determined that her scandal should not affect her own sisters debut and readily agrees to allow St. Aubyn to befriend her, until she realizes that friendship alone will never satisfy her loving heart.

Can THE RAKES REVENGE possibly lead to the altar? Emily Hendrickson tells a cozy little love story, full of all the fancies and foibles that characterize the Regency era. (Mar., 240 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck