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The Art of Taming a Rake

by Nicole Jordan

ISBN: 9780553392555
ANNOTATION:
After the lovely Venetia Stratham very publicly jilts her libertine fiance at the altar, she flees society to escape the savagery of the towns gossipmongers. But when her beloved younger sister falls under the spell of another notorious rakehell, Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, Venetia returns to save her sister from heartbreak--and somehow winds up wedded to the arrogant and irresistible lord herself...
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ISBN: 9780553392555
ANNOTATION:
After the lovely Venetia Stratham very publicly jilts her libertine fiance at the altar, she flees society to escape the savagery of the towns gossipmongers. But when her beloved younger sister falls under the spell of another notorious rakehell, Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, Venetia returns to save her sister from heartbreak--and somehow winds up wedded to the arrogant and irresistible lord herself...

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After the lovely Venetia Stratham very publicly jilts her libertine fiance at the altar, she flees society to escape the savagery of the towns gossipmongers. But when her beloved younger sister falls under the spell of another notorious rakehell, Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, Venetia returns to save her sister from heartbreak--and somehow winds up wedded to the arrogant and irresistible lord herself...

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Nicole Jordan is the nationally bestselling author of fourteen historical romances. She recently moved with her real-life hero from Georgia to Utah, where she is at work on her next historical romance.

Review

"A sweet and tender romance with a perfect blend of adventure and mystery . . . The repartee between the two protagonists--both of whom are struggling to stay detached--is engaging verbal foreplay that captures the heat of their physical attraction. . . . Readers will yearn for the lovers to at last be able to devote their sincere and thoughtful attention to each other."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[Nicole Jordan] adds just the right amount of danger and a large amount of passion in this well-written love story."--RT Book Reviews

"Both sensuous and emotional, this story is a true pleasure."--BookPage

"Jordan spices up the plot of her Regency romance with an intriguing thread of danger, but longtime fans of this best-selling author needn't worry about a lack of potent passion, since Jordan also serves up plenty of the lushly sensual love scenes for which she is famous."--Booklist

Review Quote

"A sweet and tender romance with a perfect blend of adventure and mystery . . . The repartee between the two protagonists--both of whom are struggling to stay detached--is engaging verbal foreplay that captures the heat of their physical attraction. . . . Readers will yearn for the lovers to at last be able to devote their sincere and thoughtful attention to each other." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[Nicole Jordan] adds just the right amount of danger and a large amount of passion in this well-written love story." -- RT Book Reviews "Both sensuous and emotional, this story is a true pleasure." -- BookPage

Promotional "Headline"

Sparks abound in this sizzling new Legendary Lovers tale from New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan, in which a seductive rakehell must woo his spirited but love-shy bride while unmasking a mysterious assailant.

Excerpt from Book

Chapter One London, April 1817 "Take care, Venetia. Traherne has a magical touch with the fair sex. If you tangle with him, even you may find him impossible to resist." Her friend''s recent warning echoing in her head, Venetia Stratham watched the tableaux across the crowded gaming room. She had run her quarry to ground at London''s most notorious sin club and found him surrounded by fawning beauties. Well, perhaps not surrounded, Venetia corrected herself in a fit of honesty. But he certainly wasn''t lacking for adoring female companionship just now. Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, was reportedly a splendid lover, and Venetia had no doubt the gossip was true. In all likelihood, his expertise in boudoirs and bedchambers was a chief reason women vied for his favor and tripped over themselves to earn his patronage. Whatever his sensual attributes, though, he was indisputably a rake of the first order. She had come to Tavistock Court tonight seeking proof of his transgressions to show her sister--

Product Details

Author
Nicole Jordan
Short Title
ART OF TAMING A RAKE
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Series
Legendary Lovers
Language
English
ISBN-10
0553392557
ISBN-13
9780553392555
Media
Book
Format
Mass Market Paperback
Series Number
4
Residence
Atlanta, GA, US
Pages
416
Country of Publication
United States
Audience
General/Trade
Year
2016
Publication Date
2016-01-26