Monday, January 25, 2016

Review ~ The Art of Taming a Rake by Nicole Jordan

This was a tried and true historical story with some twists that were unusual!

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Venetia Stratham is a feisty, independent and one hell of a woman. She is determined to protect her sister from her fate, no matter if she has been disowned and discarded from her family for jilting her cheating betrothed on their wedding day. [br][br]

Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne is a rake extraordinaire and former best friend of Venetia's ex., secretly attracted to her for years he feels guilty about her tragically public scene. [br][br]

So Traherne has decided to try to boost Venetia's sisters marriage prospects by "courting" her himself. Venetia hears about it and races back to England to confront him. Even going so far as to infiltrate a high-class brothel to find him and demand he leave her sister alone. She, of course, thinks he's rather nefarious. [br][br]

The attraction between Venetia and Quinn sizzles right of the page from the very beginning. Traherne wastes no time in laying claim to Venetia. Special Licence STAT!. Although, that might be because everyone thinks she shot him!  Of course, she didn't but he's in danger and the rest of the story is how they fall in love with each other and I have to say it leads to some intriguing drama and mystery. [br][br]

I adored Traherne!  He made my heart go pitter patter! Venetia was a rocking good heroine! No simpering miss there! Her parents are awful! And that's the understatement of the year. [br][br]

This was a tried and true historical story with some twists that were unusual! Thanks to Kelly Bowen! [br][br]



Despite his notorious reputation, Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, has mostly honorable intentions. So when beautiful Venetia Stratham boldly enters a gentlemen’s club, demanding that Quinn stop courting her sister, he does what any bachelor would do: He kisses her. With her sharp wit, intoxicating passion, and surprising vulnerability, Venetia is irresistible—except for all this nonsense about threatening to shoot Quinn. But when clandestine enemies make an actual attempt on the earl’s life, Venetia is implicated. To save her good name, Quinn does what any true gentleman must do: He proposes.

Thus Venetia finds herself wed to arrogant, wickedly sensual Quinn, whose devilish ways are as legendary as his rumored skills as a lover. Yet vexingly, her body rebels against her vow to remain immune to his many charms. If only she could reform the infuriating nobleman—without diminishing his undeniable allure. As Venetia discovers that a true rake is hard to tame, Quinn faces an even greater challenge: winning his wife’s fragile trust . . . while defending both their lives.


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