Wednesday, May 22, 2013

To Capture a Rake by Lori Brighton

To Capture a Rake by Lori BrightonHistorical Romance
From Goodreads:
"After her husband's death, Elizabeth Ashton knows she must remarry ? and fast. But not just any man will do. She must find Lord Ashton's long-lost bastard nephew and convince him to wed, cementing his claim to the family fortune and rescuing Elizabeth from certain ruin. Her desperate search will reveal a world she never knew existed ? and a love she never dreamed possible? Forced into prostitution to protect his darkest secret, Gideon spends his days pleasuring London's wealthiest women. Only one hope burns inside his guarded heart: that someday he will escape the gilded confines of Lady Lavender's brothel and reclaim his freedom. When a widow hires him for a two-week-long seduction at her country estate, he spies his chance ? never imagining the young beauty will reawaken a passion he thought long dead? Bound by desire, only together are they strong enough to face their enemies ? and to claim the promise of love."
Set in Victorian England To Capture a Rake is a little different from other romances.  It is however the second book I have read lately where the hero is a male prostitute.  Gideon Drake is the unlikely hero. Elizabeth Ashton is the one to rescue him.  I liked both characters.  Their journey to a HEA was interesting and full of surprises.  Both kept secrets and that added to the tension.  There were also some side characters that caught my interest.  I do wonder who Mr. Smith really is. 
The story had some disconnects but as I was reading an ARC they may not be in the final edition.  There were some surprises in the story.  This is the second book in a series and I liked the story enough to go find book one.  To Capture a Rake will be released in June of 2013.
Montlake Romance published To Capture a Rake by Lori Brighton in 2013.

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