As owner of the most scandalous club in London, the last thing the notorious Marquess of Roth wants is a wife. Keeping up his false reputation as a rake brings in the clients with the deepest pockets—money he needs to fund a noble cause. Even though everything inside tells him not to leave his beautiful, innocent wife behind at his country estate...he must.
But three years later, tired of her scoundrel of a husband headlining the gossip rags, Lady Isobel Vance decides enough is enough. She is no longer a fragile kitten, but as the anonymous author of a women’s sexual advice column, she’s now a roaring tigress...and she can use her claws.
Isobel decides to go to him in London, channeling her powers of seduction to make him beg to take her back. But she didn’t expect her marauding marquess to be equally hard to resist. Now the game is on to see who will give in to the other first, with both sides determined like hell to win.
Each book in the Regency Rogues series is STANDALONE:
* The Beast of Beswick
* The Rakehell of Roth
Strong-willed, multidimensional characters drive Howard's sensuous second Regency Rogues romance. Isobel Vance, the Marchioness of Roth and sister of The Beast of Beswick heroine, Astrid Everleigh, is bedded and abandoned by her husband, Winter, on their wedding night. Left behind in the countryside for the next three years, the formerly demure Isobel grows bold: she learns to ride horses, takes up swearing, and writes all about sex as one half of the salacious advice columnist Lady Darcy. Deciding to heed her own advice and seize what she desires, Isobel heads to London to get revenge by seducing her husband. But despite Winter's ferocious attraction to her, he repeatedly spurns Isobel's advances because he fears opening his life to love, as the specter of his parents' failed marriage still haunts him. When Winter's jealous younger brother, Oliver, conspires to topple Winter's place as heir, his scheming threatens the lives of the Vances and brings to light family secrets that will change everything for Winter. It's a unique spin on the marriage of convenience trope, and Howard pulls it off in spectacular fashion by focusing on her characters' complex emotional journeys. Howard's fans and newcomers alike will be charmed. Agent: Thao Le, Sandra Dijkstra Literary. \n
He’s no rake
He's no rake.
No.pe. Winter, the Marquess of Roth, is a changed man. The catalyst is his beloved sister Prue's death.
Winter was very young (21) when he married Isobel (whom we met in Beast of Beswick). At that point, he had undergone a metamorphosis from a rake to someone leading a double life with a purpose and a voracious need for money.
Isobel was even younger when she married Winter, a mere teenager, now, three years later, she, too is leading a double life of sorts. She is the writer Lady Darcy, a scandalous cross between Jane Austen and Fanny Hill. For three years, she's had to simmer in resentment, hurt and anger over Winters supposed notorious infidelities.
After the briefest of consummations after their nuptials, they have lived apart with no contact for three years.
And this is where their story really begins, after three years of marriage.
Smart, a little bit angsty, definitely sensual, its a great match up between two people meant for each other but who are living double lives.
The Rakehell of Roth
The Rakehell of Roth by Amalie Howard
2nd book in the Everleigh Sisters series. Historical romance. Can be read as a stand-alone.
The Marquess of Roth married Isobel, did his duty and left her alone in the country for the next three years at his fathers estate. She tired of the gossip and heads to London to confront him.
I enjoyed the first book, more than expected since historical romance isn’t a particular favorite. This book was better. Maybe it was just the mood I was in, but the tone was lighter and the man spent hours on accounting and charity work. And he has been faithful while staying away from her all that time. Why not fall in love with him? But he too, had some growing up to do and letting go of the past
Lovely humor and glorious sexual tension. In a naive sort of way. Some old troupes and some kick it heroine.
I don’t know if this is typical of the author but I will be checking out some of the backlist.
I received a copy of this from NetGalley. I also purchased a copy to share and a copy to keep. I love a feisty heroine.