Torn between duty and desire, London’s most infamous madam fights for a future with the love of her life: an insatiable, ruggedly charming American sailor.
Emma Scanton’s grandfather wants her to marry. Though he means well, he has no idea that his sweet, shy granddaughter leads a double life as the proprietress of Madame Rouge’s. “Ruby” doesn’t mean to disappoint her family—in fact, there’s quite a bit about the job she would gladly leave behind—but she cannot bear the thought of losing her most beloved admirer: Captain Derek Price. What would she do without his muscular arms encircling her waist or his rough chin scraping her cheek? No, marriage is out of the question, for Ruby and for Emma.
Beckoned back to England to assume his role as heir to the family fortune, Derek will soon enter into a suitable marriage. But not without one last visit to see Madame Rouge. During the long months away, Derek could only think of Ruby: her luscious lips and cobalt eyes, the swell of her breasts against the bodice of her gown. Derek’s rich, attractive fiancée, selected for him by his family, is perfectly lovely. But Derek wants the ravenous, ravishing Ruby . . . for far more than one night.
Ravishing Ruby is intended for mature audiences. This eBook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Praise for Ravishing Ruby
“Kent skillfully rounds out a full narrative of Ruby’s and Derek’s distinct struggles, while keeping the text chock-full of varied, vibrant . . . scenes—Ruby and Derek’s chemistry is just as explosive during their unbridled trysts as with their slow, ardent lovemaking.”—Library Journal
“A quick read but a highly enjoyable one that had just the right amount of angst and emotion, as well as a few fun twists.”—The Romance Factor
“Kent has very strongly established herself as a writer of sensual and steamy Regency romance.”—Libromancer’s Apprentice
Praise for Lavinia Kent’s Bound and Determined series
“A refined, sophisticated and tasteful historical romance . . . The mood is very seductive but still playful, and the sex scenes are scorching hot. . . . Revealing Ruby is superbly written, moves along quickly; it’s a very enjoyable read.”—Fresh Fiction, on Revealing Ruby
“Steamy . . . Kent’s lively prose keeps the reader drawn in from start to finish.”—Library Journal (starred review), on Mastering the Marquess
“Sexy, steamy . . . an entertaining read.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews, on Mastering the Marquess
“[A] tale of sexual exploration and liberation . . . the hottest historical romance story I’ve ever read.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers, on Mastering the Marquess