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.
One Dangerous Desire
Accidental Heirs #3
Accidental Heirs #3
By: Christy Carlyle
BlurbIn a bet between two old flames…
Rex Leighton dominates the boardroom 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.
Only love can take it all
Miss May Sedgwick could be the belle 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.
First off, if you haven't read any of the previous stories, don't worry, One Dangerous Desire can be read as a standalone. Anyway. We meet Rex and May. Now these two had a previous relationship, but circumstances caused these two break apart. Gotta love dear old dad. Basically, she left New York to find herself a title, because that's what mother would love for her. Unbeknownst to her she runs into her former beau, but he's no longer the guy she knew. I mean with a name change and new life, you gotta change.
Now Rex, he has started a new better life in England. Now he wants to build the most impressive hotel, but one problem: capital. He heard that he get it from a particular duke, but he tends to lend money to friends easier. I don't know if that's the greatest idea, anyway. Brilliant idea pops into his head he could marry the Duke's daughter. BRILLIANT! One problem: May, the girl he left behind. Instead of being in New York she's best friend with Duke's daughter. How this just got complicated for him.
We watch these two try to avoid their feelings for one another. Plus, they end up double dating with an Earl and his sister. Which is kind of funny, because they want one another, yet both are too stubborn to go after what they want.
Overall, I did like One Dangerous Desire. I liked that May and Rex had to go all the way to England to find what they were looking for. The danger doesn't pop up until we draw closer to the end and Rex starts to worry about May's safety. However, May is fierce and stronger than most people give her credit. A perfect for Rex. A decent read.
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Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of 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.
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