The Lure of a Rake (Heart of a Duke Series #9)

The Lure of a Rake (Heart of a Duke Series #9)

by Christi Caldwell

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ISBN-13: 9781983840661
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/26/2018
Series: Heart of a Duke Series , #9
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 798,968
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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The Lure of a Rake (Heart of a Duke, #9) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one had me shedding a few tears. Enjoyed it, on to number 11.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book in the series was great. Storyline, characters..kept me reading and reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written dreck! No idea how anyone can read this collection of nonsensical sentences strung together by a very poor writer.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
The Lure of a Rake by Christi Caldwell is fantastic! This book is well written. The characters Ms Caldwell has penned for this story are amazing. Genevieve and Cedric's story is loaded with drama, humor and sexy bits. The Lure of a Rake will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. I loved this book and can't wait to read more from Christi Caldwell in the future. The Lure of a Rake is book 9 in The Heart Of A Duke Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
dfosterbooks More than 1 year ago
Lady Genevieve Farendale - banished to the country for the scandal created by being jilted at the altar.; Never counting on coming to love the peacefulness and simplicity of country life she thought being banished was the worst thing that could happen to her. That is until two things happened: 1) she was summoned back to London and forced to endure the ton’s spiteful gossip and a marriage to a friend of her father’s; and 2) meeting Cedric Falcot. Cedric Falcot, Marquess of St. Albans, main goal in life was to thwart his sire – 1) by never marrying; therefore, 2) never having a child to continue the disgusting Falcot bloodline. He was happy with drinking, gambling, women, and living only for himself. All things he learned at an early age from his father. What he didn’t count on was meeting Genevieve Farendale, the betrayal of a man he called friend or he’s father’s ultimate manipulation. Cedric proposes a marriage of convenience to solve both his problem of needing a wife to counter a threat from his father and to give Genevieve freedom from gossip and freedom to do as she wishes. A plan he thought he had completely figured out; alas things don’t always go as one plans. Genevieve soon realizes the longings she thought dead were only buried below the surface. Can Cedric become the man she needs and knows he can be? When she learns the true reasoning behind her marriage can she ever forgive him? Can a story of two people who know nothing about the each other, each with their own scars, possibly have a happily ever after? If it’s written by the extremely talented Christi Caldwell it’s possible. However, the reader needs to make sure they have plenty of tissues handy because she does not make it easy for them and The Lure of a Rake is no exception. This reader is always amazed at the depth of emotions that Ms. Caldwell pulls forth in each new book. This reader didn’t know who she wanted to strangle more: Genevieve’s family, Cedric’s father, Cedric’s friend or Cedric himself. Nor did this reader expect to feel Genevieve’s emotions so deeply. This reader usually rates Ms. Caldwell’s books as 5 hankie reads but feels this one may require more. WELL DONE Ms. Caldwell!!!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
The Lure of a Rake by Christi Caldwell is #9 in the amazing "The Heart of a Duke" series, but can be read as a stand alone. OMG! This series just keeps getting better and better! Once again, Ms. Caldwell has written a tale with intense emotions and personal struggles of the characters. Fast paced, well written story of their personal struggles, challenges, tragedy, and romance. Both the H/H are strong, with emotional baggage and seaching for comfort, peace and a little happiness. I enjoyed watching this couple find themselves and overcome the powerful emotions their parents inflicted upon them. What a story! Ms. Caldwell has once again, written a story with difficult topics, personal struggles, and powerful emotions. Step into Ms. Caldwell's world where the reader can relate to and feel the characters pain and their reality. Where they may find their HEA, afterall. Strongly recommended! I absolutely adored the characters, the uniqueness of the story and the complex storyline. I believe this is my favorite "Heart of a Duke" story, yet. I don't know how Ms. Caldwell will top this one, emotionally and the complexity of the characters. But I can't wait to find out, what's next from her. Well done, Ms. Caldwell! Another must read from this author and a keeper. For fans of Romance in any genre, this is a must read. Hurry and pick up this beautifully written story, and read it for yourself, you will not regret your choice! Highly recommended! Received for an honest review from the author, but all the opinions and thoughts within are my own. Rating: 5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
tlmmizzou More than 1 year ago
Love it! This is a great book that taps into all of your emotions. If you haven't read Christi Caldwell, you need to start NOW!
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Lure of a Rake by Christie Caldwell Heart of a Duke Series Book Nine Lady Genevieve Farendale is a prime example of the unfairness of women in a man's world. Left standing alone at the altar wasn't enough—oh no—her fiancé had to add that she was ruined. Five years later she still finds herself “ruined” and being pushed to an unwanted marriage. Cedric Falcot, the Marquess of St. Albans lives in sin and wickedness. He believes like father like son and lives up to that belief quite well. He's much more comfortable in the underbelly of London than among Society. Only now, his father threatens him to marry or else.The A marriage of convenience seems to be the answer to their problems. Or is it the beginning? The rules for the marriage—basically freedom for both of them. This has been one of the most intense stories I've read from this author, and loved it. A definite page turner from beginning to end. **Sexual content
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best of the series"!!! Highly Recommend!!!!!