A Good Rake is Hard to Find
By Manda Collins
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9781250061065, 336pp.)
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
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A DANGEROUS GAME
Heartbroken by the loss of her brother, Miss Leonora Craven vows to uncover the truth about his "accident," which seems to have been anything but. Jonathan Craven was involved with the Lords of Anarchy, a notorious driving club, and Leonora can’t help but suspect foul play. But the only way she can infiltrate their reckless inner circle is to enlist the help of Jonny’s closest ally, Lord Frederick Lisle. If only he didn’t also happen to be the man who broke Leonora’s heart…
Frederick isn’t surprised to find gorgeous, headstrong Leonora playing detective, but he knows that the Lords of Anarchy mean business—and he has no choice but to protect her. A sham engagement to Leonora will allow Frederick to bring her into the club and along for the ride. But it isn’t long before pretending to be lovers leads to very real passion. With everything to lose, is their tempestuous affair worth the risk?
Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. When she’s not writing, she’s helping other people use books, as an academic librarian.
Praise for Manda Collins’s delectable Regency novelsWHY LORDS LOSE THEIR HEARTS"This sweet and sensuous novel has an undercurrent of mystery that will keep readers riveted." —Publishers Weekly"Collins’ tale blends intrigue and desire in a story that is an unusual and intriguing combination of chilling and sweet." —RT Book Reviews"A suspense-filled tale, Why Lords Lose Their Hearts, the third book in author Manda Collins’ Wicked Widows trilogy, is a witty, sensual historical romance that will captivate readers from the very beginning. Filled with warmth, clever dialogue, engaging characters, sizzling chemistry, mystery, danger, surprising plot twists, tender romance and true love, this story is a delight." ."—Romance Junkies "Fresh dialogue, suspense, revenge, a most unlikely villain, and of course romance, make Why Lord's Lose Their Hearts a definite must-read!"—Reader to Reader ReviewsWHY EARLS FALL IN LOVE"With its shades of I Know What You Did Last Summer and strong gothic overtones, Collin’s latest is a chill seeker’s delight. Along with the surprising climax, readers will thoroughly enjoy the well-crafted characters, the charming setting, and the romance that adds spice to the drama."—RT Book Reviews"Sparkling romance amid mystery." —Publishers Weekly"Combining love, wit, warmth, suspense, intrigue, emotion, sensuality, interesting characters, romance, and plenty of danger, Ms. Collins’ has created another enthralling story."—Romance Junkies "Award-winning author Manda Collins brings sensual historical romance to a new level with wit, heat, and beautifully written detail, finely drawn characters, and a flair for fun."—Examiner.comWHY DUKES SAY I DO"Witty and smart, Collins’ prose flows smoothly as she merges a charming, compassionate love story with gothic suspense…Add strong pacing and depth of emotion, and there’s no doubt this is a winner."— RT Book Reviews (Top Pick, 4½ stars)"Collins has a deft touch with characterization, and she expertly weaves a thrilling thread of danger throughout the story. Why Dukes Say I Do is highly recommended for readers who enjoy their historical romances with a generous soupcon of suspense." —Reader to Reader Reviews"Manda Collins pens a charming, romantic tale with Why Dukes Say I Do." —Single Titles"Totally engrossing, witty, and suspenseful." —Tulsa Book Review