What A Rake Wants

Maggi Andersen
What A Rake Wants
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Publisher
Knox Robinson Publishing
Release Date
August 2014
ISBN
1910282030
Series
Book 3 of The Spies of Mayfair
Genre
Action/Adventure Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
King George sends his private investigator, an Irishman, Kieran Flynn, Lord Montsimon, on a mission, the reason for which is unclear. Is it a plot against the Crown? Or something entirely unrelated?

Flynn's inquiries lead him to the widow, Lady Althea Brookwood. Known amongst the ton as a rake, Flynn is rarely turned down by a lady, and when Althea refuses not just him but many other men, he becomes intrigued.

After her neighbor, Sir Harold Crowthorne informs Althea that he means to take her country property, Owltree Cottage, by fair means or foul, she must search for help. The first man she turns to is promptly murdered and the second lies to her. That leaves Flynn, Lord Montsimon, a man she has been studiously avoiding. But Montsimon is decidedly unhelpful, and more than a little mysterious.

Her only option is to seduce him. Althea has little confidence that she will succeed, especially as before her husband was killed in a duel, he often told her she was quite hopeless at intimacy.

When a spy is murdered, Flynn wonders just what Althea knows and what her involvement might be with the man the king wants Flynn to investigate.

Book Review by Isabelle (reviewer)
Sep 23, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
127 people found the following review helpful
Is it possible to find love in the middle of chaos? Is it possible to hold on to it, when you need stability? WHAT A RAKE WANTS show us the answer.

Ms. Andersen has created very strong characters within this book. They are easy to connect, relate to, love and understand. Lady Althea is no shrinking violet and Lord Montsimon is strong enough to handle her without suffocating her inner strength.

Even though the plot is not very original, the author writes very well and takes the reader into a journey along with the characters. I particularly enjoy the fact that the couple became friends first and evolved their relationship into love in a smooth, unhurried way.

This book is the third of a series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. I haven't read the other books, but I don't believe I have missed any important fact because of it. I am looking forward to reading both previous books now, because I have enjoyed this one, and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

WHAT A RAKE WANTS is regency romance with a bit of love, deceptions, murders and rakes involved. I would recommend this book to all readers that like historical romances with strong characters, and a bit of mystery involved.
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