between two old flames…
in the day and prowls the ballroom at night. Searching for the perfect bride to
usher him into the aristocracy, he abandoned the idea of love a long time
ago–the last time he saw the delicious May Sedgwick. But when he’s roped into
a bet, where the prize is the means to fund his greatest ambition and the
stakes are a marriage he’s already planning for, Rex is willing to go all in.
There’s just one problem-he’s competing against the only woman he’s ever loved
and he’s sure she’ll ruin all his plans.
of the season…if she cared. May is more interested in the art studio than the
marriage market and her craving to pursue her passion far outweighs her desire
for a titled English husband. Winning this bet will finally allow her to pursue
her true artistic desires. Rex Leighton losing is just a side benefit, as are
his breathtaking kisses that she just can’t seem to resist.
Title: FIVE BET’S TO MAKE WHEN MARRYING A RAKE
Enjoy Your Dance with a Rake
Every rake has his tried and true methods for capturing a woman’s interest. Some may come by charm naturally, but the dance of wooing a woman takes effort and determination. There are books that advise men how best to approach a lady and what to do to appeal to women. Believe me, ladies, it’s no coincidence that rakes are some of the most charming and appealing men you’ll ever meet. Many speak of a woman’s wiles, but rakes have mastered the art of seduction. Worst of all, they expect every lady to fall for their lures. Yet, have you ever found that a rake quickly loses interest in a lady who responds to his flirtation too easily?
I suggest you, ladies, refrain from doing so. Enjoy the dance. If a rake is set on wooing you, and you are set on allowing him to do so, then enjoy every step. Accept his offer to sweep you across a ballroom now and then, and allow yourself to acknowledge a compliment here and there. Test his techniques until he’s exhausted all of his practiced methods and is left to appeal to you by revealing his true nature. You just might find that your rake is a man of substance underneath all of that gloss.
every British costume drama she can get her hands on, Christy Carlyle writes
sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who
struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former
teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being
able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.
I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl