The Rake and the Rose The Rake and the Rose
Book 3 - Once Upon a Wallflower

The Rake and the Rose

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Publisher Description

The only way to expose a rake is to conspire with one…in this lively novel from USA Today bestselling author Eva Devon

For as long as pamphlet writer Rose Digby can remember, certain men of the ton gallivant about town with their own set of rules. Whether it’s gambling, drink, or women, these playboys of London suffer no consequences. When someone she holds dear falls prey to a rake of the highest order Rose is determined to expose them all. But she needs a way to enter their world undetected…

Alexander Markby, the sixth Earl of Derby is her brother’s closest friend and is positively rife with roguishness. Too much money, too much time, and much too well-endowed…with good looks (obviously). He’s the perfect cover to help Rose infiltrate his world. He has just one rule. In the name of “protecting” her—she must pose as his mistress. The very idea!

Now Rose will have to become what she loathes. She’ll have to flutter her eyelashes, flatter the Earl of Derby, and pretend to be completely, utterly, and totally smitten with him. But it’s for a good cause. Because there’s nothing more dangerously charming—and completely ruinous—than a rake. No matter if he’s friend, foe…or hiding a secret that will shake the foundations of Rose’s world.

Each book in the Once Upon a Wallflower series is STANDALONE:
* The Beast and The Bookseller
* The Duke and the Dressmaker
* The Rake and the Rose

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2023
October 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
229
Pages
PUBLISHER
Entangled Publishing, LLC
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Peg1951 ,

The Good Rake

He watched his father toss his friends’ family out of their home into poverty. When He became the earl, Alexander Markby did everything he could to help to help his friends. He worked in secret knowing they would not accept his charity. He is also patron of several artists and writers. He is a rake, but he is kind, caring, and generous. Rose Digby was Alexander’s friend when they were younger, but she feels he abandoned her and her brother, and wants nothing to do with him. That is until she sees him exit a Pleasure house from which she has been ejected. Rose writes pamphlets about the ill-behaved rakes of society, and reform for women and children. She wants Alexander’s help to infiltrate the brothel for research for an article. Reluctantly, he agrees. He loves Rose, and will do anything to protect her. Now they need to get her ready to enter the world she rages about. This is a story of discovery, redemption, and forgiveness. Rose starts the story as a judgement termagant. The things that she sees and experiences help her to learn more than how badly some men (rakes) behave. She finds that almost everyone suffers loss and disappointment, but that how they handle it is personal. She meets new and interesting people, learns that life is poetry, and finds love with Alexander.
I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

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