The Reluctant Rake

The Reluctant Rake copyright © 1987, 2019 by Jane LeCompte How to Beguile a Baron copyright © 1985, 2019 by Jane LeCompte Cover and internal design © 2019 by Sourcebooks Cover art by Alan Ayers Sourcebooks and the colophon are ...

Author: Jane Ashford

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 149269794X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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"Wonderfully diverting." —Fresh Fiction for Last Gentleman Standing The Reluctant Rake Proper, elegant Miss Julia Devere is shocked when she spies her fiancé in the arms of another woman. She awakens to the fact that the game of love can be played by very different rules than her own. And unless she can beat this new mistress at her own game, Julia stands to lose all that she suddenly realizes she wants. How to Beguile a Baron Miss Susan Wyndham's and Miss Marianne MacClain's debut at the first ball of the season is ruined when they realize they're wearing the same gown—and enamored of the same gentleman. Randal Kenyon, Baron Ellerton, is the most eligible lord in London. And far from making peace, he sparks a battle between the pair of dazzling young beauties who now want only him. Praise for Brave New Earl: "A refreshingly different, sweetly romantic love story."—Booklist "Readers will be charmed."—BookPage

The Riddle of the Reluctant Rake


Author: Patricia Veryan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466884304

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Lieutenant-Colonel Hastings Adair, best friend of Captain Jack Vespa, the dashing hero of Veryan's last two novels, wakes up in the arms of an unwed lady of Quality, scandalizing all of London, and in attempting to right things, runs straight into a government conspiracy... in The Riddle of the Reluctant Rake.

The Reluctant Husband

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Author: Madeleine Conway

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420130323

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Will A Sham Marriage. . . Young Cecilia Marchmont is appalled at her father's announcement that he's gambled away her hand in marriage to the son of a wealthy friend. Nonetheless, she agrees to the union--with the caveat that upon her groom's return from his upcoming European tour, an annulment may be arranged. Cecilia is smitten by her fiancé's dark good looks, but shattered when she overhears the sullen aristocrat express utter contempt for her. Outraged, she vows to become an attractive and charming woman--the kind who can seduce her own "husband" and teach him a lesson he won't soon forget. . . . . .Reveal A True Love? Ormiston Ducre was furious at his father for forcing him to wed Marchmont's chubby daughter. It was a clear case of blackmail: marry Cecilia, or forfeit his trip to Europe. Who could blame him for harboring resentment against all involved--including the girl? Now, five years later, he's a man of the world, ready to return to England and put the whole sorry mess behind him. But at a masked ball in Paris, he meets the most enchanting and mysterious woman he's ever known. This is a lady with whom he could spend his life. But first, he must learn her true identity. . .

Swear by Moonlight The Reluctant Brides Series Book 2

Didn't rakes make the best husbands? Everybody knew that! Tom was just being vexatious, Thea had declared roundly as she tossed various items to Maggie to pack and Mama... Hadn't Mama been just a year older than Thea was now when she ...

Author: Shirlee Busbee

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614179220

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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London's loveliest and wealthiest social pariah, Thea Garrett guards her wounded heart by refusing to give love a second thought. Then she encounters the cynical and handsome Patrick Blackburne, who's protecting wounds of his own. The moment Blackburne lays eyes on the remarkable Miss Garrett, he instantly forswears his famously wicked ways. But when a gossamer web of dangerous blackmail spins around them, Thea and Blackburne must face the truth: neither can swear by love. THE RELUCTANT BRIDES, in series order A Heart for the Taking Swear by Moonlight While Passion Sleeps THE SOUTHERN WOMEN, in series order The Tiger Lily Each Time We Love At Long Last Love a Dark Rider THE LOUISIANA LADIES, in series order Deceive Not My Heart Midnight Masquerade Love Be Mine

The Reluctant Wizard edited

Jake looked at Rake and then down at Ronald. “This is truly a puzzle to us. How is it that this Oliver, who is an owl, would ever want to help you, a fox?” Ronald could feel his anger rising in him for the second time that day.

Author: paul gruzalski


ISBN: 1326924974


Page: 92

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Children's fiction. Age range from 7-13 years. A fanasty about a father with three children who discovers that he is a wizard.

The Reluctant Viscount

And Alyssa's determined not to fall under this notorious rake's spell ever again... Reluctant viscount Adam knows only betrayal. But Alyssa proves herself an unexpected ally when he finds his life endangered, and they are forced into a ...

Author: Lara Temple

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488004374

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The rake's return A decade ago, wallflower Alyssa Drake's heart broke when Adam Alistair was banished from Mowbray. Now, he's back—wealthy, titled and more cynical than before! And Alyssa's determined not to fall under this notorious rake's spell ever again… Reluctant viscount Adam knows only betrayal. But Alyssa proves herself an unexpected ally when he finds his life endangered, and they are forced into a sham engagement. Their betrothal may be fake, but there's no denying the very real passion that explodes between them!

Love at Second Sight

Then I'd never learn how The Reluctant Rake ends. The author has said there will be at least three more volumes. Surely spending nine months in suspense would be terrible for the health of everyone involved.'” “The Reluctant Rake?

Author: Catherine Stein

Publisher: Catherine Stein, LLC

ISBN: 1949862267

Category: Fiction


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Theirs was a love to last forever. If only they could remember it. Anna Harper has no memory of her old life. Or even of yesterday. She’s alone, pregnant, and in a foreign country, but none of those things will stop her from investigating the mystery of her unusual ailment. She’s determined to explore every clue, whether it be a whisky company that bears her name, or a handsome man who shares her problem. Smith. Whisky. Newcastle. With his mind wiped by a pernicious potion, Quinn remembers little beyond those few words. All he knows is that he’s captivated by the outspoken dark-haired beauty searching for answers. And he’ll do all he can to protect her from the enemies bent on stopping her. As Anna and Quinn join forces to unravel pieces of their past, they uncover a tangled web of deception and betrayal. Only Anna’s keen insight and Quinn’s steadfast spirit can lead them to the truth. And only the yearning of their two hearts can revive the love their minds have forgotten.

The Rake s Enticing Proposal

Books by Lara Temple Harlequin Historical Lord Crayle's Secret World The Reluctant Viscount The Duke's Unexpected Bride The Sinful Sinclairs The Earl's Irresistible Challenge The Rake's Enticing Proposal The Lochmore Legacy Unlaced by ...

Author: Lara Temple

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488047405

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The rake has a proposition… Will she accept? Part of The Sinful Sinclairs: When globe-trotting Charles Sinclair arrives at Huxley Manor to sort out his late cousin’s affairs, he meets practical Eleanor Walsh. He can’t shake the feeling that behind her responsibility to clear her family’s debt, Eleanor longs to escape her staid life. Chase can offer her an exciting adventure in Egypt… But that all depends on her response to his shocking proposal!

Geek Girls Don t Date Dukes

Reluctant. Rake. by Gina Lamm Ella chewed her bottom lip as she held her pencil tighter. The cape just wasn't right. Something about the way the fabric curled and flared against the hero's muscular bum didn't make her happy.

Author: Gina Lamm

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402277644

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 440

"Lamm's wonderful quirky romance brings fresh humor to a familiar trope, with snappy writing and characters who share a surprising, spicy chemistry."—RT Book Reviews on The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl The Royal Treatment All Leah wanted was a little gallantry. But in this day and age, chivalry was most definitely dead. If only there were a way to travel back in time and snag her very own duke... Avery Russell was polishing some boots when a woman fell through the bedchamber mirror into his arms. All he could make out from her breathless babbling was some nonsense about "my one true love, Your Grace." Clearly the chit was mad if she couldn't tell a valet from a duke! As much as Avery wanted to give in and give her a good tumble, he knew it wouldn't be proper. No, he'd take as long as necessary to convince Leah that sometimes a duke just won't do.