Ruined by a Rake

Ruined by a Rake

by Erin Knightley

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Ruined by a Rake by Erin Knightley

It started with a kiss.

When nine-year-old Eleanor Abbington first met her uncle’s new stepson, Nicolas Norton, the boy rudely stole a kiss from her that set the tone for their contentious and competitive relationship. It wasn’t until years later when Nick introduced her to fencing that they finally had a proper outlet for their frequent arguments.

Having just emerged from mourning following her mother’s death, Eleanor is exactly where she wishes to be at the age of four-and-twenty: an on-the-shelf spinster and unofficial companion to her aunt. Unfortunately, her ambitious uncle has other plans for her future. On the eve of his house party, he lays down his ultimatum: either Eleanor marries the man of his choosing, or he'll force her seventeen-year-old sister to do so instead.

When Nick unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep after a two year absence, Eleanor is in no mood for their normal banter. Seeming to know exactly what she needs, Nick challenges her to pick up the foil once more. During their pre-dawn matches, he shows her just how strong she can be . . . and exactly how much he’s changed since leaving. But when her old adversary becomes her only ally, she may very well find herself . . . Ruined by a Rake.

**This is a novella of approximately 23,000 words**

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045184441
Publisher: Erin Knightley
Publication date: 03/31/2013
Series: All's Fair in Love
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,128
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Despite being an avid reader and closet writer her whole life, Erin Knightley decided to pursue a sensible career in science. It was only after earning her B.S. and working in the field for years that she realized doing the sensible thing wasn't any fun at all. Following her dreams, Erin left her practical side behind and now spends her days writing. Together with her tall, dark, and handsome husband and their three spoiled mutts, she is living her own Happily Ever After in North Carolina. Erin writes sensual Regency romances, including the Sealed with a Kiss series, published by Penguin/NAL. Find her and her books at

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Ruined by a Rake 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book left me saying awwwwww at the end and had my full attention the whole ride through. Truly a great buy. I'll recommend it to everyone I know.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
VERY ENJOYABLE! This book is only 76 pages and is my first by this author. Even though short, I fell in love with all the character's and the story. . I even laughed at times and was glad that an epilogue was included. Great read - short and sweet. No sex either. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story with a beautiful ending
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet 76 page short read. It was good enough to wish there was more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good quick read. Recommend.
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streetmouse More than 1 year ago
Read this nice short one over a few lunch breaks and absolutely loved it. Sweet, fun characters and a great story! Loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could have been longer.
Chastel More than 1 year ago
A fast and enjoyable read.  Highly recommended. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this. Great writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absoltely adored this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable, loved it. I thought the pacing was excellent, even if I did not want the story to end. Loved all the characters and would like to see a sequel. Great short read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pretty good story, but wish the author had put a couple more pages on the ending because it felt a bit rushed.