Title: One Night With A Rake (Royal Rakes Series, book #2)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Connie Mason & Mia Marlowe
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2013
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Since the death of his fiancée, Nathaniel Colton‘s polished boots have rested beneath the beds of countless wayward wives and widows of the ton. He’s careful to leave each lady smiling, and equally careful to guard his heart. So seducing Lady Georgette should pose no problem. But the beautiful reformist is no easy conquest, and Nate’s considerable charm fails to entice Georgette to his bed. To woo her, Nate will have to make her believe he cares about someone besides himself—and no one is more surprised than Nate when he realizes he actually does.
This is the second book in this series but it is not necessary to have read the first book in order to thoroughly enjoy this one which was just released yesterday, June 4th, 2013.
This superbly written novel shows much of the grittier side of London life in the Regency Era. Nathaniel is a second son and has a scandal in his past and someone wishes to blackmail him. Lady Georgette is an only surviving child and feels her duty is to her parents’ wish that she marry royalty. Georgie is also a charitable woman and uses her position in society to foster good work among the harlots of Covent Garden but this charity places her in the path of danger. Georgette is young, idealistic and naïve . Nathaniel is older, jaded and in need of justice and redemption. There is also another romance brewing below stairs between a lady’s maid and a footman.
There is much action, truly sensuous sexy encounters and a view of London’s back alleys that we don’t always encounter in the romance genre. There is a mystery and an evil villain. A totally engrossing and good read.