Series: Regency Rogues #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Setting: London, England
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: The Beast of Beswick
In this game of seduction, the rules don't apply...
As owner of the most scandalous club in London, the last thing the notorious Marquess of Roth wants is a wife. Keeping up his false reputation as a rake brings in the clients with the deepest pockets—money he needs to fund a noble cause. Even though everything inside tells him not to leave his beautiful, innocent wife behind at his country estate...he must.
But three years later, tired of her scoundrel of a husband headlining the gossip rags, Lady Isobel Vance decides enough is enough. She is no longer a fragile kitten, but as the anonymous author of a women’s sexual advice column, she’s now a roaring tigress...and she can use her claws.
Isobel decides to go to him in London, channeling her powers of seduction to make him beg to take her back. But she didn’t expect her marauding marquess to be equally hard to resist. Now the game is on to see who will give in to the other first, with both sides determined like hell to win.
I almost skipped The Rakehell of Roth. I read the description and it sounds a great deal like there was cheating. I do NOT do cheating in books. Even if there is great groveling, I am unforgiving. However, a reader who feels the same way I do, gave me the green light. Whew!
What happens after the “happily ever after” of a wedding? The Rakehell of Roth takes place after Winter and Isobel are married. He dropped her at his family home and took off for London. Jerk.
I liked Isobel because she is determined to win her husband back. She has a love that is unfailing, despite the fact he kind of abandoned her. Winter grew on me. I will admit, I think I held a grudge against him for a bit. I’m unforgiving, remember.
The Rakehell of Roth pushes lots of historical romance boundaries and I loved it! This is becoming a trend in historical romance and I think it’s brilliant. Isobel is co-authoring a column to help other women with some racier topics. LOVED it!
I adored Isobel and Winter grew on me, and overall I enjoyed The Rakehell of Roth! Fans of Manda Collins and Sarah Maclean will enjoy this for sure!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yesr « Hide Spoiler