Book 1 of Rakes and Rogues
USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee delights readers with the first in a vibrant, saucy Regency romances series.
Mellie Smithson has a plan…
Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating—although admittedly handsome—guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London...
Trevor Anaedsley has a problem…
Trevor Anaedsley’s grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country—ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson—where he meets Smithson’s lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him—but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry?
Rakes and Rogues Series:
50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Book 1)
One Rogue at a Time (Book 2)
The Richer the Rogue (Book 3)
Praise for 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake:
“Lee creates a wonderful read full of madness and mayhem...” —RT Book Reviews, 4_ Stars
“With its wonderfully whimsical characters and fanciful plot, Lee’s latest…is tailor-made for readers who like their Regency-set historicals served up with plenty of frothy fun.” —Booklist
“Full of witty banter and steamy love scenes, Lee will keep you entranced until the very end.” —Historical Romance Lover, 5 Stars
Lee's first Rakes and Rogues Regency romance is a middling affair that relies too heavily on the ridiculous. When Melinda Smithson, beautiful, rich, and logical, is proposed to for the umpteenth time by her obsessively poetic but brutish cousin Ronnie, she bemoans her inexplicable lack of other prospects. Trevor, future Duke of Timby and a former student of Melinda's father, pays a visit and complains that his grandfather has cut off all funds until Trevor becomes engaged. Quickly he realizes that a fake betrothal will let him introduce Melinda to men who might court her and will also unlock his bank accounts. Unexpected reactions, high emotions, determined suitors, and scenes of passion soon blur the lines between falsehood and reality. Lee begins her tale with an unsuccessful attempt at humor and relies on extreme emotional drama to propel the action. Her formulaic and unoriginal plot strikes out.