The Art of Ruining a Rake
Scandalous Spinsters Book 4
The night that started it all
Practiced rake Roman Alexander, Lord Montborne, never meant to seduce his best friend's sister. He certainly never intends to do it again. The reckless scoundrel has never felt more compelled to be a better man. Nevertheless, he can't seem to forget her, or her passionate response to his kisses. How much danger can there be in one more try?
The day that ruined everything
Serious-minded headmistress Miss Lucy Lancester believes her handsome rogue has moved on to his next conquest, leaving her free to cherish their one night together for the rest of her bluestocking days. Until the afternoon he arrives at her school intent on proving their one night wasn't enough—and this time, the scandal can't be contained. Left with few options and no reputation, Lucy turns to the one man she's sworn never to be alone with again. How dangerous can it be to spend her nights in the company of a rake?
This story is by turns delightful, laugh-out-loud funny, and yet poignant and painful as Roman grapples not just with his relationship with Miss Lancester, but also with his brothers and making a place for himself in their business. The dialogue is inspired, and the depth of Roman and Lucy's characters is rare.
The Art of Ruining a Rake tells the story of Roman Alexander, Lord Montborne, and Lucy Lancester, whose story began when they were secondary characters in The Trouble with Being Wicked and continued in their prequel novella, A Game of Persuasion. Enjoy their emotional journey to happily ever after, and visit with old characters in this fourth entry in the Scandalous Spinsters series.
The audiobook is narrated by Marian Hussey.