Love with a Notorious Rake

Love with a Notorious Rake

by Karyn Gerrard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516105489
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Series: Men of Wollstonecraft Hall , #3
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 65,816
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious amounts of Earl Grey tea.
 
Even at a young age, Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling her fellow Girl Guides with off-the-cuff horror stories around the campfire. A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historicals and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must.
 
As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise, she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.
 
To learn more about Karyn and her books, visit www.karyngerrard.com.

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Love with a Notorious Rake 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Another wonderful book written by Karyn Gerrard. Aidan recovering from Opium addiction knows he needs to change his life and make his family proud of him. He decides he needs a cause and factory reform is at the top of his list. Cristyn helped nurse Aidan and fell in love with him. Aidan needs a fresh start and walks away from Cristyn. Aidan is shocked to see her again in the town he is undercover at the Mill. A great read with with an awesome ending!
Anonymous 3 months ago
wonderful ending to this series, and a unique hero and setting that is gritty and real and refreshing to read
Sunshine1006 4 months ago
Cristyn is a nurse working with her father at a sanatorium that treats those suffering from addictions, mostly opium. Aiden, Lord Wollstonecraft is admitted to this institution when he hits rock bottom. His uncle finds him living with thieves and prostitutes. He will do anything for another taste of opium. She falls in love with him even as she cares for him through the worst of his withdrawals. As Aiden gets better, he realizes that he is attracted to Cristyn as well. He feels he is not good enough due to all the depraved things he has done and there's a curse that follows all of the women in the family. The curse is said that the women, either by blood or marriage don't love long. Aiden has always felt that since the family is cursed, he might as well spend his time doing whatever he wants to. He leaves the facility looking to do something worthwhile. He decides to work undercover at a mill that his uncle owns to investigate the working conditions. They are worse than can be imagined. Will Aiden get out alive? What about the curse, will anything break it? I enjoyed reading this book. It does have subjects that may cause distress in some people. There are conversations of abuse and addiction. The author has done her homework on the history and reform of the working conditions during this time. I received this book from Net Galley and Kensington Books for a honest review and no compensation otherwise.The opinions and thoughts are my own.
clarkws 3 months ago
Love with A Notorious Rake is book three in The Men of Wollstonecraft Hall series. I struggled through this book. Aidan Wollstonecraft starts off as a total jerk. He meets our heroine Cristyn Bevan while recovering from opium addiction in a sanatorium. Cristyn is his nurse and proves a life line through dark days. But once he recovers, Aidan leaves her behind without a backward glance. For most of the book I struggled to even like Aidan. He is completely self centered and debauched. That honestly doesn’t change much throughout the story. He does set a goal in front of him and he tries to achieve it. But he oversteps boundaries of respect over and over with Cristyn. And she allows it. I also wasn’t a fan of the bad language. The “F” word just isn’t necessary. I’m afraid I can’t give this book more than three stars.
Pokeybooboo 3 months ago
This is the third installment of the Men of Wollstonecraft Hall series. I recommend that you read the first two, else you may feel a bit lost. I missed the first one, but did read book two in which Aidan's struggle and Cristyn's work at her father's sanatorium was a large part of the story. I really enjoyed reading about Aidan's fight with opium addiction and all the accompanying baggage that went with it. It was a nice change of pace to see the hero struggling with a real life problem. It wasn't pretty, and he wasn't always particularly likeable, but it was real. The plight of factory workers in the 1800's, especially women and children, was absolutely heartbreaking and riveting. It's hard to believe that children were once treated that way in a supposedly civilized nation. I did have a bit of an issue with the romance between Aidan and Cristyn. I can't put my finger on it , but I just couldn't warm up to Cristyn, though I liked her in the previous book. The romance just didn't ring true to me. Perhaps if there had been a little more focus on their relationship without the side stories of romances of other men in the Wollstonecraft family I would have felt it more. Still, this story is well worth the read for the compelling issues of drug addiction and factory conditions. I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.