The Art of Taming a Rake

· Legendary Lovers Book 4 · Sold by Ballantine Books
3.8
16 reviews
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416
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Sparks abound in this sizzling new Legendary Lovers tale from New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan, in which a seductive rakehell must woo his spirited but love-shy bride while unmasking a mysterious assailant.
 
Despite his notorious reputation, Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, has mostly honorable intentions. So when beautiful Venetia Stratham boldly enters a gentlemen’s club, demanding that Quinn stop courting her sister, he does what any bachelor would do: He kisses her. With her sharp wit, intoxicating passion, and surprising vulnerability, Venetia is irresistible—except for all this nonsense about threatening to shoot Quinn. But when clandestine enemies make an actual attempt on the earl’s life, Venetia is implicated. To save her good name, Quinn does what any true gentleman must do: He proposes.
 
Thus Venetia finds herself wed to arrogant, wickedly sensual Quinn, whose devilish ways are as legendary as his rumored skills as a lover. Yet vexingly, her body rebels against her vow to remain immune to his many charms. If only she could reform the infuriating nobleman—without diminishing his undeniable allure. As Venetia discovers that a true rake is hard to tame, Quinn faces an even greater challenge: winning his wife’s fragile trust . . . while defending both their lives.

Praise for The Art of Taming a Rake
 
“A sweet and tender romance with a perfect blend of adventure and mystery . . . The repartee between the two protagonists—both of whom are struggling to stay detached—is engaging verbal foreplay that captures the heat of their physical attraction. . . . Readers will yearn for the lovers to at last be able to devote their sincere and thoughtful attention to each other.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[Jordan] adds just the right amount of danger and a large amount of passion in this well-written love story.”RT Book Reviews

“Both sensuous and emotional, this story is a true pleasure.”BookPage
 
“Jordan spices up the plot of her Regency romance with an intriguing thread of danger, but longtime fans of this best-selling author needn’t worry about a lack of potent passion, since Jordan also serves up plenty of the lushly sensual love scenes for which she is famous.”Booklist
3.8
16 reviews
Isha Coleman
January 26, 2016
Nicole Jordan's heroes are always suave and mysterious. Relatively good guys that dabble in some questionable behavior. Maybe that is why I enjoy reading her Legendary Lovers series, she shows us flaws, misconceptions and naughty but does in a stylish and pleasurable way. I received an ARC of The Art of Taming a Rake in exchange for an honest review. Quinn brought the dangerous sex appeal with his hidden layers and intricate personality. Venetia's hidden desires and heated temper brought the fire. With this novel Ms. Jordan did what she does best, write stories that are tumultuous and exciting.
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Rae Roberts
May 12, 2016
A good continuation of these adventurous series.
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Summary Quinn Wilde, the Earl of Traherne is not what he appears to be. To many he is known as a disreputable rake, and to Venetia he is everything that rumors claims him to be. But for Venetia ...

About the author

Nicole Jordan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous historical romances. She lives with her real-life hero (her husband) in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, where she is at work on her next enthralling tale about the sparks that fly when Regency lovers play the matrimonial mating game.

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