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RAVISHED BY THE RAKE
Genre: Historical Romance, England, Georgian Period
Allen illuminates a unique side of the Regency by setting her latest adventure in India and adding several wild adventures, including tigers and a shipwreck, before bringing her tale to England where the novel takes a turn toward the more ordinary Regency romance.
Lady Perdita Brooke is about to return to England after her banishment to India when her childhood love, the dashing, rakish Alistair Lyndon appears. Dita’s caught in scandal again.
Alistair has no memory of the night they spent together before he left home, but she has never forgotten the passion he unleashed. Dita prepares to play a sexy cat-and-mouse game beginning in India and continuing on their ship bound for England. However, her game backfires when they are shipwrecked and society’s rules are thrown to the wind. Everything she has known is forgotten, except the desire she and Alistair share. When they are rescued and return home, will the passion they discovered reignite or die? (HARLEQUIN, Feb., 300 pp., $6.25)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: February 2012