Really enjoyed this one, a fabulous read, excellent well developed characters, with surprises, great antagonist Regency romance I love historical romances The banter between the characters always puts a smile on your face The writing in this was good I would have liked a bitabout why Winterborn always went after Marcs mistresses It never explained this I hope there wasn t a book before this as goodreads.
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RAKE S REDEMPTION The Earl Of Rutherford Was Used To Flirting With Scandal But When An Act Of Charity Placed His Charge S Spotless Reputation In Jeopardy, Marcus Knew He Must Do The Honorable Thing There Was No Point In Pretending He Was In Love So In Return For Miss Marguerite Fellowes S Discretion And Children, The Earl Offered His Name And ProtectionThen Marcus Watched As Proud Meg Blossomed In London Society Meg S Smile Was Perhaps The Download Epub Format ✓ The Dutiful Rake PDF by ✓ Elizabeth Rolls Loveliest He D Ever Seen, And The Glow In Her Eyes Made Him Feel Wildly Out Of Control Tantalized By Her Evident Passion For Life, The Dutiful Rake Soon Found Himself Consumed By Far From Innocent Desires 3.
5 STARS The Dutiful Rake wasn t nearly as predictable as I thought it would be and I loved the heroine, though many of the misunderstandings would have been cleared by simply talking to her husband The secondary characters, particularly Lady Di, her husband and Jack, add dimension to the story They embrace Meg, the heroine, in spite of the 10 year old scandal surrounding her family It was a nice break from a few of the other historical romances I ve read with a similar story line in which the hero s family goes out of their way to make his wife feel unwelcome Elizabeth Rolls is a favorite author of mine and I wasn t disappointed.
õ The Dutiful Rake õ It started off so well This book has a lot of exclamation points There are also a lot of ellipses The heroine is occasionally a little fool I am not sure why I think of this as the archetypal Harlequin category epithet but I do It was nonetheless a pleasant read I think although the hero and heroine spend a lot of time in their own heads Reaching conclusions and thinking things about the other one And then we reach the wedding night It s graphic behind the spoiler cut, be warned view spoiler When the hero s enemy, assuming that Meg is Marcus mistress, climbs into bed with her and essentially rapes her Marcus is very worried that she was actually deflowered because merely being choked, mounted, and having a naked man attempting to insert his penis into her would be so much less traumatic But luckily he was no Three stars is somewhat generous.
This is a fairly generic marriage of convenience marriage to save a reputation story where the bride and groom love each other but don t have the guts to tell the other one how they feel, so they spend the entire book being proud and hurting each other s feelings.
Marcus, who s an earl in his mid 30s and a dedicated philanderer with no interest in marriage and with weird mommy issues which make him AFRAID TO LOVE , discovers he s inherited an estate from a distant relative When he visits the estate, he finds a very young woman, Meg, who is also a relative of the now dead estate owner presumably on the other side of the family Meg and Marcus are not actually related to each other who has been living there as an unpaid servant for years.
Spoiler When she was 10, Meg s parents died in a murder suicide when her fathe After reading one of Elizabeth Roll s recent books which I liked a lot, I got tempted into reading her back list After reading a few I have realized that though her books are well written, they essentially have one story One disillusioned rake, one impoverished but gentle younger girl, an inconvenient marriage, one villain, lots of misunderstandings and a hea ending This book wasn t any different This book has Lord Rutherford, who needs to marry for his estate and Meg a poor relation who is forced to marry him.
Book would have been so much better without the constant miscommunications Honestly, if you know someone tried to rape your wife why would you leave her alone, in a new town knowing that the almost raper runs in the same circles as your new wife.

Good entertainer I really enjoyed it.
I love how they meet and the way he nurses her through her illness The H is an absolute dream to begin with till his latent a holeness asserts itself And then he continues in that vein for much of the book angst He redeems himself though.
Only his blindness in not realizing view spoiler that his wife might feel uncomfortable and worse while facing her almost rapist at balls, soirees where he lets her go alone is beyond stupid and unforgivable Duh The ow s characterization is little unique and adds to the whole enjoyment of the book I like how she puts her feelings about the hI took a liking to her that day Unlike most wives, she was furious with her husband, not me I found it a refreshingly honest perspective Only the villain need This is the second Elizabeth Rolls book that I ve read the first being His Lady Mistress which I got free on my Kindle as part of Harlequin s 60th Anniversary Celebration.
As strange as it sounds, I think one of the things I like the most about ER s books are the one thing that frustrates other readers the fact that her H H could often avoid 90% of then angst if they d just TALK to each other rather than make assumptions, internalize everything, and immediately go on the defensive whenever the other one opens their mouths So while yes, I may want to pull them aside and shake them sometimes for their stupidity, I have to admit it s a bit of a guilty pleasure to see a hero or heroine to get all needlessly angsty.
A few things in particular kept this book from getting a highe

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