Ruining Miss Wrotham

· Baleful Godmother Book 5 · Emily Larkin
12 reviews

About this ebook

London’s most scandalous rake meets his match in this triple-award-winning Regency romance!


Eleanor Wrotham has sworn off overbearing men, but she needs help to find her missing sister—and the man who steps forward is as domineering as he is dangerous: the notorious Mordecai Black.

The illegitimate son of an earl, Mordecai is infamous for his skill with women. His affairs are legendary, but few people realize that Mordecai has rules, and one of them is: Never ruin a woman.

Can Mordecai help Miss Wrotham without ruining her?


Length: Full-length novel of 94,000 words

Heat level: A Regency romance with steamy love scenes


The fifth book in the acclaimed Baleful Godmother series by USA TODAY bestselling author Emily Larkin.

Winner of the 2018 Romance Writers of Australia Long Romance of the Year Award

Winner of the 2018 Romance Writers of New Zealand Long Romance of the Year Award

Winner of the 2018 Romance Writers of New Zealand Best Overall Romance of the Year Award


If you love wildly entertaining and intensely emotional historical romances that will keep you reading all night long, then this novel is for you!

Be swept into a Regency England brimming with passion and adventure, magic and love. Start this addictive series today!

Ratings and reviews

12 reviews
November 30, 2021
As in the first three books of this series, a young miss has the faerie Baletongue as her godmother. Here we have to wait a bit to learn if Nell will be granted the magical talent of her choice. Nearly 23, Miss Eleanor Wrotham is searching for her younger sister, Sophia, and crosses paths with Mordecai Black. He has been looking for Miss Wrotham. He offers his aid, which she - with limited resources - reluctantly accepts, although he is too bosy for her tastes. The reader joins them on their travels away from London in search of Sophia. During their time together Nell learns Mordecai's reputation does not reflect his true character. He is very persistent in trying to win her affection. The overall mood is serious and our H and h are confronted with a few dangerous characters and situations. I liked the appearance and mention of some characters from the previous books, who help bring the search to an end. This story kept me turning the pages.
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Pamela F
June 23, 2019
Great twist to romance tale that features a rake with a tender heart and the addition of a birthday wish from a faerie godmother. The intimate lovemaking tutorial MIss Wrotham receives from her sensitive but senuous rake is charming and risque all in one. An engaging read.
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C Brus
June 24, 2019
Loved it. Laugher, tears enjoyed every word.
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About the author

Emily Larkin is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of the Baleful Godmother historical romance series, a series that readers are calling “sexy, unusual and vastly entertaining,” and "ridiculously wonderful."

When not reading or writing, Emily can be found hiking—preferably somewhere off the beaten track. She loves to travel, and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe and North America, and traveled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. Her varied career includes stints as a field assistant in Antarctica and a waitress on the Isle of Skye.

Emily writes historical romances as Emily Larkin and fantasy novels as Emily Gee. She has won multiple awards in New Zealand and Australia and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA award, as well as the National Readers Choice, Booksellers Best, and Sir Julius Vogel awards.

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