HOW TO RESCUE A RAKE:
Reject his marriage proposal
Nathaniel Sherringham has returned to Hawcombe Prior a changed man. Gone is the reckless rake who went out on a limb to propose to Diana Makepiece three years ago. Now Nate’s mysterious new wealth has the town’s rumor mill spinning. To stir things up (and get Diana’s attention), Nate boldly announces his plans to marry “any suitable girl” under the age of 25.
Diana, now 27 and still single, is acutely aware of Nate’s return. When her mother suggests a trip to visit a cousin in Bath, Diana leaps at the chance to escape the heartbreak and regret she can’t help but feel in Nate’s presence…and avoid his irritating charade to find a bride.
But for Nate, Diana has always been the one. He might just have to follow her to Bath and once again lay his heart on the line to win her attention—and her heart.
The Book Club Belles Society:
Before the Kiss: A Book Club Belles Society Novella
Once Upon a Kiss
Sinfully Ever After
How to Rescue a Rake
Praise for Once Upon a Kiss:
“Feisty dialogue and strong-willed characters make for…a winning love story.”—Booklist
“Deliciously funny.”—RT Book Reviews
“[A] witty romp.”—Publishers Weekly
The third Book Club Belle Society Regency (after Sinfully Ever After) continues Fresina's trend of prickly, acerbic heroines matching wits with immature heroes. Once upon a time, the already-engaged Diana Makepiece rejected the scandalously flirtatious Capt. Nathaniel "Sherry" Sherringham's proposal of marriage. Four years later, Diana is unengaged, unmarried, and fading into spinsterhood. She's resigned to a life struggling to make ends meet with her stifling mother. Then Sherry returns to their tiny English village of Hawcomb Prior with claims of turning over a new leaf. Neither would-be lover trusts the other enough to speak honestly of their current circumstances or intentions, until a series of coincidences lands them both in Bath, where they can begin their acquaintance again, away from the prying eyes of the villagers. The pacing struggles under the weight of its excessive backstory, but the book is riddled with moments of gentle humor and amusing twists that Fresina ties up with a fruitful conclusion.