The Midnight Rake (Three Regency Rogues, Book 3)

The Midnight Rake (Three Regency Rogues, Book 3)

by Anabelle Bryant

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ISBN-13: 9781474024600
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Series: Three Regency Rogues , #3
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 85,702
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Anabelle began reading at age three and never stopped. Her passion for reading soon turned into a passion for writing. Happy to grab her suitcase if it ensures a new adventure she finds endless inspiration in travel, especially imaginary jaunts into romantic Regency England. A firm believer in romance, Anabelle knows life doesn't always provide a happily ever after, but her novels always do. She enjoys talking to her fans. Visit her on Facebook or at

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The Midnight Rake 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical romance. A little slow on parts but very likeable char L.d
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters and storyline so masterfully developed....truly a fantastic read. I rrally enjoy this author!
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
The author doesn't have the books linked as a series, but it has characters from To Love a Wicked Scoundrel and Duke of Darkness. Penelope Rosebery and her sister have been left penniless by her disreputable fiancee. Hoping to find him in London, they are waylaid by a broken axle when the Viscountess of Fenhurst comes to their rescue. Inviting them to join her to London, she eventually gives them shelter in her son's home. Phineas Betchum is surprised to find his mother and her guests in his home. Having promised his mother to help, he is now required to escort Penelope around town in hopes of her finding her missing fiancee. Having no desire to marry, Phineas is dismayed to realize how strong of an attraction he feels for Penelope. Can Phineas help Penelope with her problem before he secums to her charm? I definitely enjoyed this story as much as the other two in the series. It was also nice to see the characters from the other stories again. I liked Penelope. She was a very strong woman to take off on her own to try to get justice for herself. Phineas was very likeable too. It was interesting to watch him struggle with what he thought he wanted and what his heart knew he needed. Bryant did a good job of adding a bit of a mystery to the story to keep it interesting. There is one last friend in the group, so I'm assuming that his story will come next. I look forward to seeing what Bryant has in store for us. Thanks go out to Carina UK via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
Anabelle has written a sweet story. Yes there are p to fix but all in all it was a happy book. Her people are mostly helpful but there are spoilers. Penelope and her sister Aubrey meet the Countess of Fenhurst when their coach breaks down and the Countess takes them under her wing. Penny is looking for the man who jilted her and stole everything she had. She meets the Viscount, Phineas, who is struck in awe of her. It is fun to see them argue about how he can help her if she doesn't give her all the info he needs. Then they act like they aren't into each other. Spoilers. This story makes you think one way and then switches away. This is a good read. The time goes by quickly. I hope you give this book a chance. Please read it!  I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love a Rake? Lovers of Regency stories will love The Midnight Rake, well written by Anabelle Bryant. I have read her two previous books Duke of Darkness and To Love a Wicked Scoundrel, and again, I wasn't disappointed! It kept me interested until the end. I loved her two main characters Phineas Betcham and Penelope Rosebery, two bruised souls who get a second chance for love. Will love be in the air for them? I liked her secondary characters Victoria and Aubry, who added a little touch of spice to the story. Phineas is happy being single, he doesn't want to take the chance of being hurt again. He once loved a woman, but she left him with a broken heart. Penelope, also, has a broken heart, having been left standing at the church on her wedding day. Now she wants to find him and make him pay! After, the death of their father, Penelope and Aubry, are left in serious need of money to survive. Along comes Phineas to their rescue! Will sparks flare to ignite a new passion for them? Will the attraction be too hard to resist? Szilling love scenes with lines like these ones ''You are edible from head to toe'', ''You look like a lion stalking his prey''. Penelope was a seductress who had casted a spell on Phineas! You have to read their romantic story, filled with romance, mystery, betrayal and intrigue, to know what will happen next. Anabelle Bryant really wrote a charming love story that will surely please lovers of Regency romances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a shame this is so badly written that it's hard to pay attention to the story itself. I have enjoyed her other books, but this just annoys me. Why use big words when they are used incorrectly (ie. "Admittance" instead of "admission) and smaller ones get the point across in a less convoluted manner. I'm not sure I'll make it to the end.
2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
A wallflower heroine on a quest to right some wrongs, a hero with the motto "No wife, happy life" & a misbehaving FAIRY GODMAMA, who will win the war? Penelope Rosebery has always been a good girl & with only a dad, she has helped to raise her younger sister, Aubrey. She only made 1 mistake & it cost her family all their money, her being jilted at the altar, her dad's health & then his life & she & Aubrey have been living in poverty never knowing what will be their next meal. That life changing mistake was name Simon & now they are going to London to make him pay! But first they have to get there & mail coach axle broke! Phineas Betcham, Viscount Fernhurst, has a motto that has defined his life, 'No wife, happy life!" His mom wants grandbabies ASAP & is always throwing her picks of wives in his path, but his heart was devastated once & now he keeps all his emotions in check. His biggest problem now is his sister's ex fiancé & he promised Julia he would find him & get answers. That should be easy since his meddling mom & her PITA bird are at their country estate for the London Season or is she? Mama Victoria is looking at the starving & stranded sisters, but what she truly sees is Penelope, the perfect match for her Phin. She begins to plan with the overly helpful Aubrey, as they begin their journey to her London home as Penny sleeps. Penny can't believe their luck with Victoria taking them in, getting them invite to society & basically taken over their lives, but she knows going out in society will help her find Simon faster. Phin walks into his home, sees his butler freaking out, hears his mom's bird from HADES, learns his mom is home with 2 unknown guests & slams into a soft & vanilla yummy smelling female & his heart actually begins to feel a evil emotion, but Penny is speechless as she feels this hard male body of temptation! Soon evil is afoot with a new enemy, Ridley, to Phin as he pops in, causes a ruckus & steals HIS horse at auction, but his friends, Con, Dev & Harold, circle their wagons. Phin is being tortured nightly as he escorts the desirable Penny to all the balls, with her gowns of seduction, but he keeps saying, "No wife, happy life!" over & over! Since they live in the same house, many nights with Penny in her PJs drive Phin's to his breaking point & nightly NAUGHTINESS begins with pantie melting kisses & tantalizing caresses, but Penny will not tell him who caused her problems. Soon Penny & Phin begin that emotional fall of LOVE, but a new & an old enemy begin endless mayhem! Will Phin pack his heart's wall with C4 & detonate? Can Penny let her ugly past go & allow herself to be loved? Is Penny able to make Simon pay for his crimes? How much chaos will meddling Mama Victoria cause? This is my 3rd romance by Ms. Bryant & she continues with her awesome ROFLing HILARIOUSNESS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS WORTHY ECSTASY & A FAIRY GODMA MEDDLING! Phin's Mama Victoria was a slightly naughty FAIRY GODMA filled with meddling love & caused endless situations that always seem to end in NAUGHTINESS, but she only did it to Penny & Phin because she knew they were made for each other. Penny was a wallflower at heart, but with Mama V in her corner, she was able to embrace & completely RELEASE HER SEXUAL KRAKEN! Ms. Bryant made Penny with a inner strength that she learned to whip out if needed & I love a heroine with some a$$ kicking traits. Now Phin was a tougher nut to crack with his mysterious nightly visits, damaged & boarded up heart & "No wife, happy life" motto, but with his friends Con & Dev & their wives in tow showed his hidden heart had emotions. Plus Con, Dev & their wives are from Ms. Bryant first 2 books & makes this romance even more delicious with the old friends popping in with a real purpose not just thrown in. My peeps know I absolutely love me some snap, crackle & KABOOM & Ms. Bryant had that & more. This romance was filled with decadent kisses that gave my spine shivers & quivers, hands that made a tantalizing SEARCH, RESCUE & SEDUCE their mission & a mutually excruciating pleasure geyser ERUPTING! So for her ROFLing with belly laughs style, (Simba gave me the 10 claws for laughing so hard), adding some old friend on a mission, a slightly naughty FAIRY GODMA, ridiculous situations & a h/h who didn't know what SLAMMED into their hearts, Ms. Bryant gets my too score of 5 fingers up & 10 toes! I do have to ask her is Aubrey & Julia will get their own romances, too? NetGalley ARC given for my honest review.