WAKING UP WITH A RAKE
Mason and Marlowe have taken a historical tidbit — the Hymen Race Terrific — and made it the foundation of their new trilogy, the Royal Rakes. Three rakes will come between royal dukes set on marrying their way onto the throne — and what better way to stop said dukes than by seducing the intended brides-to-be? This first book is deliciously scandalous, with authentic settings, realistic characters and wicked seductions.
Lord Rhys Warrington is drinking and sleeping his way through London’s notorious demimonde to forget his military disgrace and his family’s disdain. Now, he is given a chance to regain his honor: All he has to do is seduce an innocent and stop a duke from marrying her. But Miss Olivia Symon is not what he expected. She’s witty and unconventional. Flirtation turns to seduction, but Rhys doesn’t have the heart to ruin her. When a ride in the country turns into a brush with death, the rake becomes the bodyguard. As nights with Olivia turn hot and carnal, Rhys must find the villain before he loses the woman who saved his soul. (SOURCEBOOKS, Jan. 352 pp., $7.99)