Wednesday 19 January 2022

The Rake of Hearts by Emily Windsor

The Rake of Hearts
Emily Windsor


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

"Isn't he delectable? As golden as Apollo."

By his own admission, Lord Ernest Brook is a rake. With sapphire gaze and roguishly handsome looks, the pleasures of London have come with ease...apart from one.
Ever since her first wintry dismissal, the widowed Hebe Locke has stirred a hitherto unknown desire in him, but just what would it take to woo such a woman?
And what lies beneath that frosty exterior?

"He's as shallow as a puddle."

By her own admission, Hebe Locke detests rakes. And with good reason after her short marriage to one left her broken and wary.

Having vowed to never again fall for such a man, she guards her heart behind ice.
Yet is the bespectacled Lord Ernest all he seems?
And what lies beneath that rakish charm?

When the heart is afire... Sparks will fl

As summer draws to a close, an ancient, moated castle hosts a widow and a rake. But while treachery unfolds within the idyllic Cotswold landscape, and Lord Ernest awakens Hebe's passion and thaws her frozen emotions, can she hold true to her vow?

Or will this rake reveal his own tender heart...
And win the one he yearns for?

Regency romance with warmth and wit, this tale also includes a scandalous aunt with a secret, Mr Grampy Tom with plenty of advice, Cotswold country fairs, sinful masquerades and...a one-eared cat.

Contains sensual scenes.
The Rake of Hearts was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?

Pages:  Victorian Historical Romance
Genre: 328

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