The Rakehell's Seduction

The Rakehell's Seduction

by Lauren Smith

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ISBN-13: 9780996207959
Publisher: Lauren Smith
Publication date: 01/18/2017
Series: Seduction Series , #2
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 477,819
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day and USA Today bestselling author by night who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories. She is the winner of multiple awards, including being a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards.

Beverley A. Crick is a New York-based actress and accomplished voice-over artist. Her credits include film, television, commercials, radio, corporate narrations, looping, theater, comedy, and hosting. Her humor, dedication to research, and sensibility to nuance collectively inform all her narrations.

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The Rakehell's Seduction 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book of a cynical Ambrose who doesn't believe in love and sweet Alex who had been hurt by love!! Ambrose is out to seduce and ruin Alex to actually save her but she ends up saving him instead!! A wonderful read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The H was mostly honest and the h was too. This story held my interest with suspense and intrigue. The romance was good but not too much of it. This was book 2 in the series. I did not read book one first but still enjoyed the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book hard going and I forced myself to finish. The hero is a cad and while I liked the heroine I found the book dragged and our hero ungentlemanly. Generally I like this author but was a bit disappointed in this novel.
LesiaCh4 More than 1 year ago
Fabulous read. Lauren Smith writes another successful, sensually exciting book! Exciting things always happen where a rake is concerned, but things get very interesting when a country miss shows up in White's infamous betting book. I'm a huge fan of Lauren Smith's books, and I hope you'll pick this one up to read cause I know you'll love it too. (I purchased this book in another format)
julieford More than 1 year ago
The Rakehell's Seduction is the second in the Seduction series. This is the story of a vile wager in the betting books at White's regarding the ruination of an innocent young lady. The characters are strong, charming and engaging. The story is full of laughs, tears, betrayal, and love. Watching the plot unfold will have the reader captured until the very end. Ambrose Worthing is a rake who is determined to never marry. He learns of a wager to ruin the daughter of his father's bestfriend and decides to take on the wager to spare her the physical pain. Alexandra Rockford's heart was broken once and now she refuses to fall prey to a handsome man again but then she meets Ambrose. The story that follows is very entertaining.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of historical romances and this was one of the best that I've read this year. When you mix mystery, romance and laughter, you'll capture my attention every time. Ambrose was a rakehell- pure and simple, but he had a conscience and really was sweet in his own way. I loved that he was determined to protect Alex's honor. About the only thing I didn't like was the "insta-love" between Ambrose and Alex. At only 195 pages, I guess there wasn't a lot of room to let the love grow.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
Lauren Smith always brings out her best, whether it's Historical, Contemporary, or BDSM - the stories are captivating and delicious. "The Rakehell's Seduction" is another winning Historical under her belt. She's created a scrappy and truly daring heroine, Alexandra Rockford. Who's also too gun-shy to from a failed relationship of the past, remaining resistant to move forward socially. The hero, Ambrose Worthing's well meaning, but not a "creative thinker" in his efforts to protect the heroine. There're a couple of other interesting secondary characters. One is the recurring character of Vaughn Darlington, the frenemy of Ambrose and Gareth in The Seduction series. Vaughn actually shows an honorable side of himself. There's Alex's best friend, Perdita Darby. She too isn't in a hurry to find a husband. But that's not to say she can't be swayed by a man who can fill out a pair of breeches. She's a hoot. The premise of "The Rakehell's Seduction" is intriguing and is more tangled than one believes at first glance. Vaughn's solution to meet the requirements of the bet is ingenious. When he learns of some additional "data" he even becomes a little "romantic" about things. Alexandra's ploys to urge Ambrose to leave the estate are amusing, and her friend, Perdita, is always at the ready. Perdita is quick-witted and can verbally defend and block any man's advances. She's a pip. The only one who can best her is her mother. Strong secondary characters, a compelling storyline, magnetic main characters, and a brisk pace make "The Rakehell's Seduction" a great read. "The Rakehell's Seduction" is a fun, sexy, and sweet romance. With its quick pace, charming characters, enthralling storyline, and its adorable and sexy romance it is irresistible. Lauren Smith's books feel character-centric and are spicy hot; no matter the genre. The Seduction series intertwines with the League of Rogues series with a revealing appearance by Lady Society. The infamous gossip columnist from The Quizzing Glass newspaper. "The Rakehell's Seduction" is wonderfully sexy and romantic losing none of it's historic feel. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-1Hc This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed
sportochick More than 1 year ago
The Rakehell's Seduction is a steamy exciting read. This story deals with the men in high society that love to place outrageous wagers and the fallout from one such wager. The author does a brilliant job of showing different sides to two men who have hard core rogue belief systems. Her uncanny ability to display them with somewhat softer sides without them losing the part of their character that attracted the reader to them in the beginning of the story is handled to perfection. Incorporated into the story is the fun interaction between Ambrose and Alexandria which I found humorous. I thought Alex was outstanding in keeping Ambrose honest with her directness and no holds barred attitude. Secondary characters Perdita, Alexandria's best friend, and Vaughn, a now enemy who used to be one of Ambrose's best friends, have some strong presences in the book leading me to believe that they will have their own story in future books to this series. This story teaches one that things and people are not always what they appear, that anyone can change with the right incentive and if you truly love someone you will move heaven and earth to make things right. For me it also showed that sometimes justice comes in the most unusual way. I give this 4 STARS for how it kept me absorbed in what was going on and at the same time chuckling.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'The Rakehell's Seduction' by Lauren Smith is book Two in the "Seduction" series. This is the story of Ambrose Worthing and Lady Alexandra Rockford. Ambrose is a know rake and seems to be somewhat selfish but when he learns about a bet that is on the books about Alexandra the daughter of his father's best friend. Ambrose goes forward with a plan to try and win the bet in order to help Alexandra in a way. Alexandra has been hurt in the past by a childhood sweetheart who up and married a heiress. So Alexandra has sworn off marriage and knows how to put someone in their place who tries to make demands of her. But Ambrose has a way about him that she is finding hard to fight. Ambrose to is surprised at how much he is attracted to Alexandra. But how will things go when Alexandra finds out what Ambrose is up to. Can Ambrose become the man that Alexandra needs? Wow! This was another great book by Ms. Smith. Ms. Smith is one of my favorite authors and when I see her name on a book I know I will be getting a great story! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
The Rakeshell’s Seduction by Lauren Smith is book 2 in her ,”Seduction” series, but can be read as a stand alone. An exciting Regency Romance. Once again, Smith has brought readers a most enjoyable and mesmerizing story of a dangerous wager, deception, danger, and romance. While, mostly romance there is some awesome suspense, mystery and romanticism. Lady Alexandra Rockford and Ambrose Worthing are captivating and mesmerizing characters. One proud, arrogant and brooding, the other, a fiery, beautiful Lady who has sworn off men. While, a quick read, only 195 pages, Ms. Smith manages to brings readers a story that will keep you captivated. I thoroughly enjoyed “The Rakehell’s Seduction” with engaging and interesting characters. The storyline is captivating and seductive. A must read for fans of Regency Romance, complicated characters and a great, quick read, will enjoy this title. An enjoyable and satisfying Regency Romance read! Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The characters in this book grew on me the further I read. I found Ambrose to be rather abrupt and straightforward in stating what he wanted from Alexandra and I found her to be a bit naïve …well…sort of naïve. I am not sure anyone would really come right out and say or do some of things Ambrose did or that a woman would fall for him as quickly as Alexandra did BUT this is fiction and a story to entertain – and it did. Things became more complicated when Darlington arrived on the scene and his machinations were put into play. I kind of want to read more about Darlington as he seems an intriguing character. This was a story with a happy ending and a few twists and turns taken to get there. Thank you to NetGalley and Barclay Publicity for the book. This is my honest review. 3 Stars
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
It was so easy to dislike Ambrose, except when it wasn't. Contradicting statement? Yes, but that is the way that I felt. He hid his heart well, but when it came out to play, it set the whole novel on fire. Arrogant, decadent, seductive and brooding this man thrived on being a walking contradiction. When a secret bet puts Alexandra in his sights, his heavily guarded heart may not survive the blow. Alexandra at first glance seems naive in her views, but underneath all of the surface optimism lies a woman with an inner strength and hidden fire just waiting to find it's target. Ms. Smith loves to dole out surprises and with The Rakehell's Seduction she not only gave an enchanting story, she delivered characters that were as mesmerizing and complicated as the writer herself. Well done.