Image of The Taming of the Rake


Image of The Taming of the Rake

One of the finest Regency writers does it again with a charming and fun trilogy starter. Readers, get ready to meet the Blackthorn brothers, lovable rogues and scoundrels. Wit, humor and cleverness combine to create an utterly delicious romance, just the kind readers relish.

He might be wealthy, handsome, sought after and charming, but Oliver Beau Blackthorn only wants revenge against the woman who humiliated him years ago. He gets his chance when her younger sister Lady Chelsea Mills-Beckham makes him an outrageous proposal. Chelsea witnessed Beau’s setdown and turns to him when her brother tries forcing her into an unwanted marriage. If she runs off to Gretna Green with Beau before she is “rescued “ by her brother she’ll be ruined. Chelsea is no fool; she knows she’ll be the key to Beau’s revenge, but she will get what she wants as well. However, she has no idea that she’ll be pulled into an unexpected intrigue or fall in love. Chelsea is not the kind of woman Beau is usually attracted to, but she’s simply perfect and he’s intent on saving her for himself and forgetting about vengeance, but how to convince the lady? (HQN, Aug., 380 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin