Too Wicked to Wed

Too Wicked to Wed

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by Cara Elliott
     
 

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Outspoken and independent, Lady Alexa Bingham enjoys the heady freedom of making all her own decisions, even though the challenges of overseeing her family's country estate are daunting. But when a chance encounter with London's most notorious rake awakens a secret longing for adventure, she accepts her aunt's invitation for a Season in Town . . . only to find that

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Outspoken and independent, Lady Alexa Bingham enjoys the heady freedom of making all her own decisions, even though the challenges of overseeing her family's country estate are daunting. But when a chance encounter with London's most notorious rake awakens a secret longing for adventure, she accepts her aunt's invitation for a Season in Town . . . only to find that breaking the rules of the ton has serious consequences.

The Earl of Killingworth uses his rakehell reputation to hide the fact that poverty has forced him to work for a living. As the owner of a gambling den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or innocent young ladies. But after a reckless wager leaves him with a new business partner, he is forced to take a risky gamble . . . Will the cards fall in their favor? Alexa and Connor begin to play a dangerous game of intrigue and deception as they seek to outwit a cunning adversary who wants to put them permanently out of business. But if they are not careful, it is the flames of their own fiery attraction that may destroy them.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Elliott packs the first Lords of Midnight Regency romance with plenty of steamy sex and sly innuendo. Lady Alexa Hendrie is a quiet sort who’s resigned herself to being a bluestocking spinster with a peaceful solitary life, but when she sneaks out for a night on the town and ends up winning a share of the earl of Killingworth’s brothel and gambling den, she finds herself in circumstances that are anything but relaxed. Lord Connor is poor and desperate, but acquiring such a devilishly attractive and woefully inexperienced business partner may be too great a risk even for him. As Alexa and Connor flee London to escape vengeful criminals, their mutual attraction sizzles beneath delightful banter. Regency fans will especially appreciate the authentic feel of the historical setting. (Nov.)
Kathe Robin
Elliott's ability to merge adventure, romance and an intriguing historical backdrop will captivate her readers and earn their accolades.
Historical Romance Reviews, www.rtbookreviews.com
Booklist
On To Tempt a Rake: "Elliott expertly sifts a generous measure of dangerous intrigue into the plot of her latest impeccably crafted Regency historical, which should prove all too tempting to readers with a craving for deliciously clever, wickedly sexy romances."
RT Book Reviews
For To Tempt a Rake:

"4 STARS - HOT: ... An engaging cast of characters for her series. Readers who thrive on empowered women, sexy and dangerous men and their wild adventures will savor Elliott's latest."

Bookpage
For To Tempt A Rake:

"INTRIGUES OF THE HEART: "The political context and historical detail add depth to this spicy romance of two independent lovers learning to become a couple."

Detra Fitch - --www.huntressreviews.com
On To Tempt a Rake:
"3 STARS!....This author remains one of my favorite romance writers about the Regency era."
Kathe Robin - Historical Romance Reviews
"Elliott's ability to merge adventure, romance and an intriguing historical backdrop will captivate her readers and earn their accolades."
freshfiction.com
For To Tempt A Rake:

"This story has intrigue, murder, mystery and plenty of heat. It is a worthy Regency romance read!"

Detra Fitch - —www.huntressreviews.com
On To Tempt a Rake:
"3 STARS!....This author remains one of my favorite romance writers about the Regency era."
From the Publisher
Rave for To Tempt A Rake:"

From the first page of this sequel to To Sin with a Scoundrel and To Surrender to a Rogue, Elliott sweeps her readers up in a scintillating and sexy romance between Katharine...and Comte Giovanni .... Heated passions come to a boil."—Publishers Weekly

For To Tempt a Rake:

"4 STARS - HOT: ... An engaging cast of characters for her series. Readers who thrive on empowered women, sexy and dangerous men and their wild adventures will savor Elliott's latest."—RT Book Reviews

On To Tempt a Rake: "Elliott expertly sifts a generous measure of dangerous intrigue into the plot of her latest impeccably crafted Regency historical, which should prove all too tempting to readers with a craving for deliciously clever, wickedly sexy romances."—Booklist

For To Tempt A Rake:"

INTRIGUES OF THE HEART: "The political context and historical detail add depth to this spicy romance of two independent lovers learning to become a couple."—Bookpage

For To Tempt A Rake:"

This story has intrigue, murder, mystery and plenty of heat. It is a worthy Regency romance read!"—freshfiction.com

On To Tempt a Rake:
"3 STARS!....This author remains one of my favorite romance writers about the Regency era."
Detra Fitch, —www.huntressreviews.com"

Elliott's ability to merge adventure, romance and an intriguing historical backdrop will captivate her readers and earn their accolades."—Kathe Robin, Historical Romance Reviews, www.rtbookreviews.com

Rave for To Sin With A Scoundrel:"

In this nicely steamy debut, ...the romance is well drawn and intriguing."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446584579
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Lords of Midnight Series, #1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
618,883
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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