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Rogues, Rakes & Jewels
     

Rogues, Rakes & Jewels

3.8 66
by Claudy Conn
 

The Marquis of Lyndhurst is tired of women who are more attracted to his title and money than to his charms. So when his mother requests that he go to the Isle of Wight to court another eligible woman, Ryker decides on a little game … his cousin Robby will pose as him, and he will pose as his cousin—a rake and a gambler. If the woman falls in love with

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The Marquis of Lyndhurst is tired of women who are more attracted to his title and money than to his charms. So when his mother requests that he go to the Isle of Wight to court another eligible woman, Ryker decides on a little game … his cousin Robby will pose as him, and he will pose as his cousin—a rake and a gambler. If the woman falls in love with him, it will be for himself. Only then will he reveal who he is.

What the marquis doesn’t expect, however, is someone like Jewelene. Lovely and provocative, intelligent and headstrong, Jewels cares not for status and wealth. Ryker finds her irresistible, and she finds herself falling for the handsome man she believes to be the marquis’ cousin.

But Jewelene is playing a game of her own. In a daring bid to repay her family’s debts, each night she poses as Babette, the French card dealer. When Ryker begins flirting with the sultry Babette, Jewelene realizes she has become her own rival. If she reveals the truth, will her house of cards come tumbling down?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045636254
Publisher:
Claudy Conn
Publication date:
06/14/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
6,709
File size:
364 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Claudy Conn is a multi published author who got her start with her bestselling historical/regency romances. She tells us that she fell in love with the fantasy/paranormal genre and created a world of paranormal. She hopes you will read and enjoy and join her on her facebook where she loves to interact with her readers. page.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Claudy-Conn-Paranormal-Romance-Author/135826686471445

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Rogues, Rakes & Jewels 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Rogues, Rakes & Jewels by Claudy Conn Marquis Ryker of Lyndhurst is sent to the Isle of Wight by his mother as she wants him to meet some country chit. He drags his cousin along, the Honorable Oscar Robendale but comes up with the plan to let Robby be him. He believes every woman only wants him for his title and wealth...not that he's not a handsome man...he is. He’s intrigued and surprised with the chit he finds at the Henshaw house though. Will his switch backfire on him? Sir James and Jewelene Henshaw have been left orphans and with debts. Papa liked to gamble a bit much. They have a light at the end of the tunnel though, Lightening their race horse. They just have to get his entrance fees to the derby. Thus enters...Babette. Jewels solution. Or Babette could just add more to their troubles. Of course there is Lord Omsbury who will do anything to make Jewel his. Anything! A book full of unique characters as usual. And of course there is always the confusion that lies bring into a story. This isn’t a real long book but it’s packed with adventure and romance. **Sexual situations
DrmoMC More than 1 year ago
If you love Regency Romances, there is nothing Not to Love about this Book! Exceptional writing and dialog, it never dragged or lacked spark. The lead characters were engaging and never lost continuity of their personality as in some books. I certainly hope that Ms. Conn continues to write Regency era historical novels...as she is remarkable at her craft. 
Windy30 More than 1 year ago
This is regency at its best--depicts the era with humor and romance.
Babsygirl More than 1 year ago
The Marquis of Lyndhurst's mother is match making again. He has enough of women throwing themselves all over him for his title and money. So on his way he schemes with his cousin to switch places with him. Upon arrival and meeting the fair Jewelene he realizes the mistake he has made. The adventure has begun with humorous sexy fun, even with a villain (he he he). The story also has a wonderful family connection. Another wonderful read from Claudy Conn, you can never go wrong with one of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light romance, fast read
Dawn88 More than 1 year ago
Let me try to say something about this book that I haven’t already said about all of the other books Claudy has. She is so consistent in delivering hits. First I just gotta say I adore Claudy’s book titles. They are very catchy :) Her regency romance’s are superb. She belongs at the top in this genre. In Rogues, Rakes, and Jewels we get a unique story line. I laughed to myself and then thought “How does Claudy come up with all of these ideas?” This story was sexy and fun. Ryker of Lyndhurst is a handsome lord. He doesn’t want his mother interfering and trying to set him up with someone. He believes he is not ready to get married. So Ryker and his cousin decide to pull a sly joke on the Henshaw family. But once Ryker gets to the Henshaw’s he quickly realizes that he made the wrong decision and now he is stuck with Jewels believing he is someone else. Jewels is a beautiful blonde, green eyed beauty. She has a lot of responsibility since her parents died. When the Lord Of Lyndhurst and his cousin visit she starts to feel things she has never felt before. She is afraid if she opens up to Ryker he find out her secrets and leave her. I was hooked from the very beginning. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I loved the family bond Jewel’s and her brother Jimmy had. Jimmy was such a great brother. I would love to read about Lizzie and Ben’s relationship. Claudy always gives her secondary characters enough room to shine making them fun to read about. Favorite sentences “Spoiler Alert” “Could I look into those bright green eyes of yours and not know the woman I love…?” “Jewels saw him, standing like the knight in shining armor she had always dreamt would come for her. He filled the doorway, faith, she thought, he filled the room! He was a mountain of volcanic fury” Rating: 5 Romanticals Sexual Heat Rating: 4 Kisses Cover: Is awesome and hit’s the story perfectly Characters: Awesome! I loved them all Story line: Sexy and fun Will I continue to read more from this author: Always and Forever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although predictable, this was my favorite period romance by claudy. It was a wonderful and romantic love story with a second background love story. I loved jewel and ryker. No love triangles and no nose touching fo a change. I absolutely loved it! Phyl p
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
4.5 STARS!! I fell in love with our H and h, such a pair. There is humor, intrigue, love that builds slowly and of course you need lack of communication to round it all off. But, it doesn't go on and on and has HEA. There is an Epilogue, but only a month into the future, which I wanted to know more what the future held. The secondary character's add a lot to the story. I love Ms. Conn's Regency novels the best, but they are all good. There is lovemaking, outside of marriage, that is just perfect - full of passion, not to descriptive, just enough to not stretch your imagination. I book is free and well worth your time. Just know it isn't that long, as about 1/4 is about her other novels. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If the "intriguing plot" of a novel could be describe in relationship to the depth of a babbling brook, the reader would not even have to worry about wetting one's ankles ... let along dampening clothing. The shallowness of the plot, if there really is one, is reflected in the author's inability to create any character strengths. I threw up my hands after 100 pages, muttering "why am I wasting my time" .... there was just nothing to want me to pick up this book once I set it down ... I finally conceded and gave up, going on to better things. If this were turned into a movie script, the product was be a perfect prescription for insomnia victims. I'm sorry Ms. Conn ... I seen nothing, including a complete rewrite, that could save this effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will not read another book from this author. She tried
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lame. Could only take a few pages of cliche writing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But this is not historical. Thee whole babbette thing is absurd. Don't waste your time.
Rosemary1955 More than 1 year ago
This book is so up to Claudy Conn’s standards / I am a big fan and have not read one book that she has written that has in any way disappointed me, this one is no exception. When Ryker the Marquis of Lyndhurst is ask to court Jewelene or Jewel , he is not happy . He seeks a conspiracy with his cousin Robby to make like he is Ryker. Then there is Jewel she has secrets of her own. She has many faces . Put this all together with a great storyline and you have a very entertaining book. It is full of excitement and twist and deception. I laughed a lot at times. Hard to review this one without giving spoilers way. I do recommend it highly. If you have not read any of this authors books, treat yourself a treat. This is a good one to start with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
MHOON1 More than 1 year ago
I have always loved historical romances, and Claudy Conn's are the best...they are a fun read with heroes, heroines and villains, of course.  You get action, adventure and sizzling sex, because the hero always finds a way under all of that material.LOL!!!!  It's a fun read.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story of Jewels and Ryker and found it impossible to put down. From start to finish I was hooked and absolutely fell in love with the characters. This is another great book by Claudy and I definitely recommend it. I know that you will love it as much as I did. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When the Marquie and his cousin switch identies because his Mother is constantly trying to Marry him off. He has no idea what a surprise Jewel is! Read to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Marquis and his cousin Robby, decided to switch their idenities!!! The Marquis certainly was not looking for trouble but trouble was what he got!!! A fun and sexy book. Read this book and you will become very engaged with the characters. Enjoyable. Pirate Lady
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, but it has several mistakes. The dialogue between characters is very stiff. The climax comes and goes right at the end. I feel like this could have been a good book, with a bit more editing, and time put in. Also, if it weren't so rushed at the end.
HeatherHungateBrown More than 1 year ago
I loved this story of Jewels and Ryker and found it impossible to put down. From start to finish I was hooked and absolutely fell in love with the characters. This is another great book by Claudy and I definitely recommend it. I know that you will love it as much as I did. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story has no meat and needs to be expanded upon. It is more an outline for a story than a novel.
chocolate5 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story it had plenty of fun humor romance very good writing not very many errors. Wonderful
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CJC67 More than 1 year ago
Jewelene is is a 21 year old woman who is now left in charge of her families future. Her younger bother James is trying to be of help in his own way. When Jewelene meets Ryker her life is about to change. Ryjer is sent by his mother to yet another household to meet yet another girl as a perspective wife. So Ryker plans with his pal Robby to switch places. Now Robby will have to deal with the young lady throwing herself at him and not Ryker. Ryker is from a very well to do family and his mothers wants him to marry. Only Ryker will not be persuaded in marriage until he is ready. His only mistake he makes the switch before he sees or meets Jewelene, beautiful and full of life. Just what Ryker has been yearning for. Now what to do. Only Jewelene is not about to fall at any mans feet. She has a high spirit and will not even allow the local Lord push her into a marriage she does not want. With Jewelene's family almost destitute, she know she should just marry the wealthy Lord but her heart won't allow it. So she devises a plan to get her family out of debt. That is until see meets Ryker and her plan begins to unravel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago