Anything but a Gentleman

· Rescued from Ruin Book 8 · Elisa Braden
37 reviews

About this ebook

A spinster hatches a plan (with a smattering of blackmail)
Miss Augusta Widmore has no time for proprieties. She must force her sister’s ne’er-do-well betrothed to the altar with all haste—or watch her sister bear the scandalous consequences. But with the blackguard resisting his duty, she needs leverage. And only one man can provide it.

A giant holds all the cards (or so he thinks)
Sebastian Reaver has no time for presumptuous women. He has a club to run. So, when a perfect nuisance invades his office, demands a fortune in markers, and refuses to leave until he relinquishes them to her, he knows just the thing to send her scurrying back to Hampshire: Exact a price this prim country spinster would never agree to pay.

A fiery battle begins (with both sides playing for keeps)
Ordinarily, Augusta would never agree to become the mistress of a notorious club owner—whether he’s a lowborn ruffian or the wealthiest man in London or the most intriguing, ill-tempered giant she’s ever encountered … or all three. Calling his bluff raises the stakes (and the heat), but retreat will mean ruin for Augusta. Now, Sebastian wants her total surrender, and he has a few tricks up his sleeve—soul-stealing kisses, unexpected honor, and electrifying persuasion for the woman he never saw coming.
37 reviews
A Google user
February 1, 2019
Genuinely surprised anyone didn't absolutely LOVE this book. Elisa Braden is one of my go to "one-click" authors, and this story is one of my favourites! The heroine is brilliant, and fearless. The Hero is "from the wrong side of the tracks turned good" swoon-worthy. And the image of this tiny woman setting this enormous "brute" on his heels is just priceless hahaha! It's a wonderful story with characters that stay with you long after you've read it (case in point, I read this over 6 months ago - before I was review savvy lol - but I'll be re-reading the entire series now. It's that good.) Read this series, or even just this book. You won't regret it IMO. Btw, dual POV, well written, great plot and characters, and some sexy times. Enjoy!!
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A Google user
June 1, 2018
One of the best books I have ever read and I am an avid reader. From the beginning, it was easy to become engrossed in the characters hopes and dreams. I loved the dual love stories and the different social issues concerning each couple. Great writing.
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Lynn Friend
December 18, 2021
I love her books she makes the people come alive as if you are living everything right along with them
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About the author

Reading romance novels came easily to Elisa Braden. Writing them? That took a little longer. After graduating with degrees in creative writing and history, Elisa spent entirely too many years in “real” jobs writing T-shirt copy ... and other people’s resumes ... and articles about giftware displays. But that was before she woke up and started dreaming about the very unreal job of being a romance novelist. Better late than never.

Elisa lives in the Pacific Northwest, where you're constitutionally required to like the colors green and gray. Good thing she does. Other items on the "like" list include cute dogs, strong coffee, and epic movies. Of course, her favorite thing of all is hearing from readers who love her characters as much as she does.

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