Book Four of the Naughty Girls

He wants her...

Practiced rake Roman Alexander never meant to seduce his best friend's sister. He certainly never intends to do it again. The handsome scoundrel has never felt more compelled to be a better man. But the damage has been done, for his buttoned-up spinster refuses to marry a bounder like him--and maddeningly, she doesn't seem to like him. Nevertheless, he can't seem to forget her, or her passionate response to his kisses. How much danger could there be in one more try?

She wants revenge.

Practical headmistress Lucy Lancester naively believes her charming 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 together wasn't enough--and this time, the scandal can't be contained. Well, two can play at that. How hard can it be to ruin a rake?
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Reviews:on Love Saves the World:

"This is a novel with an amazing, amazing heart -- and that heart belongs to Roman Alexander."

Jennifer Hayes on Jenerated Reviews wrote:

"A story of human error, accountability and ultimately forgiveness of oneself and others brings this novel full circle. The magnetic attraction between the hero and heroine was an added bonus to this appealing book."

on Buried Under Romance:

"The Art of Ruining a Rake is an absolutely fabulous historical romance! Ms. Locke is a fantastically talented writer, her prose is effortless, elegant and witty, the dialogues are spectacular, and the banter between Roman and Lucy is priceless... There is real passion, the character development is beyond compare, it's fun, light, and lovely; a complete and utter delight."

The Art of Ruining a Rake tells the story of Roman Alexander 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 new entry in the Naughty Girls series.