Title: The Art of Ruining a Rake
Author: Emma Locke
Review: This is a historical romance with a twist to the plot. Miss Lucy Lancester is a lady on a mission. She has been compromised previously by Roman Alexander, Lord Montborne whom she has known from childhood. The story begins with him compromising her for a second time and causes her to lose her position running a school for young ladies. While she loves him deeply she feels that he does not love her. After all he is a rake known for his many conquests. She is very much afraid to commit to him as she is very green eyed. He is impoverished and unknown to her his pockets are for rent, to rich females, of the ton, who have kept him in the style he desires. Will they both able to overcome their mutual fears and achieve mutual happiness and fulfillment? After much soul searching and anguish by both parties an answer is found.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I liked the story and the manner in which it was told. It did not follow the normal path of the historical romance and made a pleasant change.
I gave this book a four star rating.
I received this book from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thanks Frank for this review/
Synopsis: 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?
Paperback, 325 pages
Published July 21st 2015 by Intrepid Reads