Every scandal starts with a rake.
For eleven years, Gillian Rutherford has dreamed of escaping her family’s dark secret and living a normal life. Now, faced with an unwelcome marriage that will chain her to London and the secret slowly killing her, she’s desperate to save herself and the sister she adores. Salvation comes in the form of an American shipping tycoon, and all she must do is seduce him into marrying her. But Gillian’s scheme hits a snag when she makes a bargain with a notorious rake Alexander Trevelle, Lord Lionhurst. He’ll help her win the hand of his American friend, if she’ll assist him with exacting revenge against her unwanted fiancé. But the price of the pact may just be their hearts.
The A Whisper of Scandal Series includes:
Bargaining with a Rake
Conspiring with a Rogue
Dancing with a Devil
The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree
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Gillian believes that she can escape marriage to her horrible betrothed and keep the family secret if she can marry the American partner in Alex’s shipping company. Now all she needs to do is get him to pay more attention to her than to her sister. Will Alex help her with her quest, or is he discovering he might not want his partner to have her?
This is a well-written entertaining story with mystery, blackmail, secrets, and a couple of somewhat uncommon courtships. The characters include a spunky heroine, a somewhat confused hero, a nasty villain, and a “helpful” aunt. The story is fun to read. There are a few twists and turns and a fitting comeuppance for the villain(s).
I enjoyed Tristan Hunt’s narration. His smooth baritone was a pleasure to listen to.
Bargaining With A Rake
It was the first book I’ve read by Julie, I loved it. It was a fun read. I see books as movies when I read them, I really enjoyed “watching” it as I read it. I’ll be getting Book 2 today, I know it’ll be just as good.
Bargaining with a Duke
Really loved this story! Lots of twists and turns! Love won out in the end!!