Title: To All The Rakes I’ve Loved Before
Genre: Historical Romance Novella
Author: Anne Barton
Publisher: Grand Central, Forever, Sept 3, 2013
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
After being jilted by her former beau, Miss Amelia Wimple retreated to her Mayfair town house and her ever-growing collection of gossips rags. Now, almost two years later, not even her beloved cousins, Rose and Olivia Sherbourne, can persuade her to give love another chance. But an unexpected midnight caller may open her heart once more.
Lord Stephen Brookes is the prince of pleasure, the duke of decadence-and it seems his exploits have finally caught up with him. When Stephen comes to Amelia seeking refuge, she can’t deny him . . . or the intense desire he sparks. As he attempts to heal her broken heart, they indulge in a private passion unlike anything either has experienced. Stephen knows sweet, sensual Amelia is meant to be his one and only. Now, he will do whatever it takes to convince her that a rake really can change his ways.
This is a well written regency historical romance novella. When Stephen, Lord Brookes lands on Amelia’s doorstep beaten to a pulp she agrees to take him in and call a doctor. Amelia’s mother is away and although she knows it is improper she agrees to keep Stephen at her home for a few days while he recovers from his wounds. I think we can say that the rest of the story is quite predictable but Barton does have a way with deft characterization .
This is a lovely story for a quick read to satisfy your urge for some hot regency ro