Never Romance a Rake
In this sizzling third book in New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle's compelling historical trilogy, a cynical rake joins a sinister game of cards with dangerously seductive stakes. If he wins this hand... Shunning the glittering elite of high society Kieran, Baron Rothewell,... show more
In this sizzling third book in New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle's compelling historical trilogy, a cynical rake joins a sinister game of cards with dangerously seductive stakes. If he wins this hand... Shunning the glittering elite of high society Kieran, Baron Rothewell, prefers the dangerous pursuits of London's demimonde. Hardened by a tormented past, he cares little for anyone or anything. So how can he resist the wager proposed by the dissolute Comte de Valigny? A hand of cards for the possession of the comte's exquisite daughter. Will he win her heart? Abandoned by her highborn father -- until he decides to use her -- Mademoiselle Camille Marchand puts no trust in an aristocrat's honor, especially that of the notorious baron. She too is gambling -- for her life -- and Rothwell is just one more card to be used. But whatever dark desires run through his veins call to her own, and the heart plays its own game -- winner take all!
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 22nd 2008
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages no: 436
Edition language: English
Series: Neville Family (#3)
This was my second reading of this story. It passed the second-reading test with flying colours and I have to give it a higher rating than the first time. Maybe I read it more slowly this time, maybe all the romances (good, bad and mediocre) that I've read in the meantime have refined my tastes and ...
A fairly typical romance read with a suitably villainous villain, an slightly tarnished hero a sparky heroine and a cute dog to boot. On the whole a fun read.
This one was quite good up to about the last 60 pages, when the HEA got kind of rushed and a few unresolved issues were left hanging. The scene with Xanthia in the Neville shipping company's offices was implausible, though, and so was the heroine's being depicted as a brilliant pianist AND student o...
I loved this book because it is totally different in style from the other Carlyle books I've read, so fans of Carlyle beware: no mushy, sweet, loving, adoring heroes in this one.The hero, Kieran, wins the hand of the heroine in a card game. He doesn't particularly care for a wife, but in a spurr of ...
This book was an enjoyable read. I must admit that Kieran's determination to debauch himself into the grave was a bit annoying at times. He had some serious guilt over an infraction he committed against his brother many years ago, and was horribly abused by his uncle guardian. Fundamentally, he h...