TO TEMPT A RAKE
- Pub. Date: February 2011
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- ISBN-13: 9780446541305
- ISBN: 0446541303
From the Publisher
Kate Woodbridge has spent most of her life sailing to exotic ports around the globe, acquiring an expertise in botany, along with a few less ladylike skills. So when a deathbed promise to her parents brings her to London to seek reconciliation with her grandfather, the imperious Duke of Cluyne, she feels like a fish out of water. Her outspoken views and fiery temper tend to set off sparks in Society-especially with the rakish Conte of Como.A devil-may-care rogue, Marco finds the alluring and mysterious Kate a tempting target for his flirtations. But when murder strikes at the duke’s country house party he begins to suspect that she’s hiding a dark secret. He has his own clandestine reasons for offering to help her prove her innocence . . . And so begins a journey of dangerous deception that leads from England to the glittering ballrooms of Vienna, where Marco and Kate must duel with a deadly villain . . . and their own explosive attraction.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
TO TEMPT A RAKE by Cara Elliott is a delightful historical romance set in Regency London. It is the third in the “Circle of Sin”, series but can be read as a stand alone. Book One “To Sin With A Scoundrel” and Book Two “To Surrender To A Rogue”.It is well written with depth,details,fast paced,twists and turns. The “Circle of Sin” is a group of scholarly ladies, who would rather engage in scientific experiments than have afternoon tea with the ton. That is until love enters the equation. This story has love,romance, sweet sensuality, passion, treachery, spy,murder, transcontinental adventure, guilt,secrets, coming to terms with the past and moving to the future.Kate and Marco have a past secret, if Marco remembers will Kate’s future be destroyed? Kate, an outspoken,beautiful, rebellious part American, with a fiery temper, and a past that would make you quiver in your boots.Goes from a rebellious American to a resourceful lady who know her worth,strengths and her weakness. Marco,is handsome, womanizer, a spy, alluring and mysterious with dark secrets and guilt from his past. He will go from a reckless rogue to a caring, loving husband who finally can leave his guilt behind and move forward.Sparks fly from the moment they meet until the story ends. Together, Kate and Marco, embark on an adventure of marriage,trying to save their country,save each other and return home unharmed and fully intact of their senses.I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy fast paced,adventure, mystery and sweet sensuality with a happy ending you will enjoy this one too. This book was received for review from the publisher and details can be found at Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn