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The Rake’s Mistress (Bluestocking Brides #3)

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Lord Lucas Kestrel's anger turns to desire when he meets Miss Rebecca Raleigh. He believes that she's one of the scandalous Archangel courtesans, but he quickly discovers that not only is she innocent she is, in fact, the woman he's been seeking....

Lucas has an agenda. He has to get close to Rebecca, court her, even seduce her, to try to discover if she's smuggling secrets

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ebook, 193 pages
Published by Harlequin (first published December 3rd 2004)
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Carrie Olguin
Reasonably entertaining story with sensual sex scenes. Apparently this is part of a series and of course I read this out of order (I think the first book in the series is the Virtous Cyprian which I will probably read this week). The fact became apparent at the end where the characters sum up what has happened, most of which did not happen in this book. So I suggest reading the two books in order.

The story contains that "I won't marry him because I love him" line that I'm beginning to loathe (he
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Seema
Okay story of an engraver and part of a series
Cassia
Apr 27, 2013 Cassia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good reading, but my first impression of the "Bluestocking Brides" is not to be compared with "The Scandalous Women of the Ton" and "Brides of Fortune". These series both show a more mature writing: more accurate psychology of characters, well balanced mix of action and romance, last but not least, more tasty, passionate scenes.
Mllynn
Pretty good, characters were well rounded and interesting. the plot was also involving and kept me interested for the most part. The only downside was the ending it didn't really do the characters justice and it seemed sort of rushed, but overall not bad.
Elle
Sep 28, 2011 Elle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I read this one out of order, but it is much stronger than the first story in the series. A little frustrating in that where good dramatic tension develops between the characters, the ultimate resolutions come too easily.
Joycee
I was pleasantly surprised - it was a sweet love story. The side intrigue was just enough - didn't overwhelm the romance. I want to read Richard & Deb's story now (even though it'll be out of order).
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Sexy historical with a dashing twist of intrigue. I especially liked the look into the life of the engraver. Obviously, certain liberties were taken for the story, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
Steph N
Oh the shame. This is a run of the mill historical romance. I wanted something light and funny with a guaranteed happy ending (no pun intended). This is that book.
Freud's Nightmare
This one’s just your average romance novel; no more, no less.
Jasey
Feb 02, 2012 Jasey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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