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My Ruthless Prince (The Inferno Club #4)

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The Inferno Club: To London Society, they’re notorious for their scandalous pursuits. In private, these warriors would risk their lives for king and country.

His brother warriors fear the Earl of Westwood has turned traitor, but Emily Harper knows this is impossible for the man she has loved since childhood . . . as impossible as a marriage between them could ever be—she,
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Avon
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2012 Historical Romance Novels
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Sophie ♥
"Her beloved lunatic needed her--whether he knew it or not. Whatever it took, she was not leaving without him."

It is so satisfying to finally read this book after all this time. Out of all the Inferno club books, this has to be the most anticipated (Gaelen Foley was driving me crazy with all her tantalising glimpses of their future romance in the earlier books in the series!) and the most satisfying. Besides the fact that I adore Gaelen Foley's writing style, the characters she created in this b
Remy Kripton
Aug 14, 2015 Remy Kripton rated it it was amazing
5 Stars...!!

I didn't really warm up to the series first. But what an arresting series...!!
If you've read the first the first three books beware to be ravished by our beloved lunatic Drake.
He's ruthless, aggressive, and a man on a mission...!!
I loved this book. I started reading with a low expectation. But this book quickly sucked me in...
I loved the entire action thrilling pace this book was set in.
It plays with your emotions at all levels. So many times I wanted to throttle Drake and sometime
Rachel (BAVR)
Years ago, if you had said to me, "Rachel, the day will come when you rate books higher because they're violent and bloody with some smexy times on the side," I would have scoffed and replied, "Bitch, don't be talking crazy!" Alas, as I age, I grow infinitely creepier. My Ruthless Prince went there so many times that I was utterly captivated by the sheer ballsiness of it.

At times, it seemed that Gaelen Foley was writing directly to my spirit animal, the velociraptor. Nobody enjoys death and may
Why oh why do I always get suckered into reading Gaelen Foley's new books and end up regretting it! It started off so good, but by 20% in I knew I was in trouble! The plot overshadowed the romance. Devil worship horse play abound from a group of old evil men and a hero that was TSTL had me skimming pages so fast, I think I gave my self Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. The subplot with the devil worshipers was rather stupid. The hero was even more stupider, letting the heroine walk around the devil worshi ...more
Nov 29, 2015 Flor rated it really liked it
4 stars for that scene where Emily tells Drake she's planning to poison 200 dudes and he literally makes her a flower crown.
Couples that commit mass murder together, stay together
Elizabeth (Liz)
Jan 08, 2012 Elizabeth (Liz) rated it really liked it
Second half was better than the first. Considering I have not been much of a fan of this series, I still, somehow, hold out hope every time that the Gaelen Foley of old will shine through. While that wasn't necessarily the case in this instance, there were flickers of the author I once loved. This entry in the series was better than the ones that have come before it. Still, it could have been amazing. Once upon a time it would have been. For what it was, it wasn't bad. Drake and Emily are a beau ...more
This series is VERY plot driven and I think Gaelen struggles with balancing the plot and character developments/romance in this series. I think she managed to sort of strike a better balance in this compared to book 2 (which I hated), since Books 1 and 3 had more simplistic spy-driven plots which worked better for me. I think it helped that the whole book for this was THE MISSION, so you know, you can't really extract yourself from it and not care.

The romance was decent. I think it was a good c
Jun 30, 2016 Koki rated it it was amazing
Shelves: milujem
Táto séria sa mi začína páčiť čím ďalej, tým viac ;-)

Už od minulého dielu som sa tešila na príbeh Drakea. Kto je ten záhadný muž? Hrá s Rádom alebo proti nemu? Na tieto a ďalšie otázky, ktoré som si kládla som dostala viac ako uspokojivé (a v tajne dúfajúce) odpovede. Zvyšok recenzie je tu:
Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]
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Book four in the Inferno Club, best enjoyed read in order but could be read as a standalone.

~~Drake, Earl of Westwood was captured by the evil Promethean group and tortured beyond reason but never gave up his fellow members of the Inferno Club. Now he is on a dangerous mission all on his own and has no time for his childhood friend appearing and causing havoc with him and his plans. Drake is dark and mysterious but generous and not afraid to admit his feelings but has to hide so much behind a ma
The last few books have not been good to me. Unfortunately, this one wasn't any different.
The h was a total pushover. The H keeps being an ass and she "kept believing in him"
Bull of crap.
I like my heroines bad ass and this one had me wanting to punch her.
Okay, rant over.

Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥
Dec 20, 2011 Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
You can find the entire review at Forever Book Lover.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was worried that I wasn’t going to connect with the characters since this is part of an ongoing series, but I was immediately drawn into the plot from very beginning. Their love was forbidden, Drake being the earl’s heir and Emily, the woodman’s untamed daughter. I loved the tenacity of Emily, she loved her man and she would do anything to bring him back from the dark side. I was moved b
Jan 01, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
Really good book. I've been waiting for Drake's book and it was just as good as I had expected. In previous books he had been captured, tortured, lost his memory, and apparently gone over to the bad guys. Emily doesn't believe it. She grew up with Drake and knows that it would be impossible for him to do so. She is determined to save him and uses her skills to track him to Germany, intent on getting him away.

Drake is such a tortured hero. His hatred for the Prometheans has driven him to seek rev
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: January 1, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 4
Series Best Read In Order: Probably but worked okay as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

While I do think that it would benefit new readers to go back and read the previous installments of the series before attempting this one, I have to say
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Dec 22, 2011 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it it was amazing

What a delicious tortured hero. Drake has spent his entire adult life, fighting on the side of good, as part of the Order. But the evil cult of Prometheus took him captive and tortured him senseless. He was released and nursed back to health by his childhood best-friend Emily. But once he was well, he ran... back into the clutches of Prometheus. Now, his brethren at the Order think he is a traitor. But Emily knows better. She follows Drake to the Prometheus stronghold, on a mission to bring him
Lover of Romance
Emily Harper, has always loved Drake, ever since she was a little girl, even though their stations should have kept them apart, it only drew them together. Emily has always known of Drake's secret, being a spy and working for the government or also known as the "Inferno Club" When he is suspected of being a traitor, even to his brothers from the club, she knows only she still believes in him, and she must save him. So she travels on her own through Europe, to find him, and when she finds him... ...more
Jan 03, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
I fell in love with Gaelen Foley back with The Duke and have enjoyed her historical romances since then. She has always written such smart and engaging heroines who are so different from the "typical" historical romance heroine that you are always rooting for them and everything they are going through. My Ruthless Prince is no different. Emily is the daughter of the woodsman on the Earl of Westwood's estate but that never stopped Emily and Drake (the Earl of Westwood) from becoming best friends, ...more
♥ Melody
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I have to say it's one if not my favorite from this series and big improvement from the first three. Drake and Emily were quite a refreshing pair in the Inferno Club gang. Emily Harper is the first heroine in this series I actually liked and enjoyed. Pigs must be flying. :P I found her endless devotion, love and faith in Drake endearing and her bravery and strength and resourcefulness admirable and charming. She's described as everything pure and innocent but has ...more
Dec 05, 2011 Lisarenee rated it really liked it
What would you do for the one you love? Would you follow them to the ends of the earth? Would you die in their place? Would you kill to protect them? Think about it for a moment.

Emily Harper didn't have to think about it she just reacted. When Drake escaped the Order and ended up in the midst of the enemy, she knew she could talk him into coming home. She had faith she could help him remember his true self, which the torture the Prometheans' had inflicted upon him had wiped from his memory. She
Limau Nipis
3.5 stars!

I always had the most peculiar bad luck while picking historical romance books that I want to try. I dreaded the spy romance novel because I love the lightness of romance novel.

After unfortunately, having bad luck with strings of spy romance novels, I am glad that I read this one on impulse.

Drake is a double cross agent. Emily is the girl who loves her since childhood. She followed him to the enemy's lair because she wanted to save him.

The romance did not even overshadow the plot. It w
Apr 12, 2016 Olga rated it it was ok
Me ha encantado la historia de Drake y de Emily y de como continua la historia para eliminar a los prometeos... deseando estoy de terminar la saga para ver a Beau y a Carissa!!!!
I became a huge fan of this author when I was lucky enough to read the Knights Miscellany series as a bookcrossing / ERTG spiral. I was still something of a novice as concerns historical romance, and was glad to sign up and savored each book as they came along. The Ascension series was quite the disappointment to me - those books felt like they were trying to be so light-hearted, but somehow never got off the ground. The Spice Trilogy was an improvement, and on the whole I have enjoyed The Infer ...more
Jan 30, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't just the same old thing you get in a lot of historical romances. I liked the characters and the plot kept me guessing.

The hero, Drake, was a Knight of the Order; trained from an early age to protect and serve on the side of good. But, prior to the start of this book, he'd been captured by the enemy and tortured to the point of losing his memory and to an extent his mind. After months of interrogation, he was "saved" from the dungeon by James, one of the head
Dec 31, 2014 Greentea rated it liked it
Recommended to Greentea by: Gressely
Take Note: This book is not a stand alone novels like what other reviewers stated. There were a lot of references that happened in earlier novels. Albeit, short explanations are narrated but still it would be clear if you read the series in order.

I'm sharing my thoughts on my first ever Gaelen Foley novel. It was suggested before but I always gave it up because no story caught my interest. I gave this a shot because it's a brooding hero-Drake and a fearless heroine-Emily. What spices it up for m
Katherine 黄爱芬
Drake, Earl of Westwood memang tidak mengecewakan!!!! Two thumbs up for you.

Diawali dgn petualangan Emily, gadis pengurus hutan kesayangan Drake, yang selalu setia membuntuti Drake, maka sampailah Emily di Kastil di Jerman, yang ternyata sudah berdatangan bbrp anggota dewan kawakan Promethean yg lebih pro pada James Falkirk. Drake sekali lagi membuktikan loyalitas luar biasanya kepada Promethean dengan inisiasi sbg anggota Promethean, mentato dgn simbolnya, dan tentu saja membuat Emily nyaris pu
Oct 03, 2015 Nurliani rated it really liked it
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Seri Inferno Club yang ke empat. Aku bacanya setelah My Scandalous Viscount (Inferno Club #5)
Aku langsung favorit sama Gaelen Foley karena membaca seri Inferno Club. Menurutku bagus banget ceritanya.

Seri ke empat ini menceritakan Drake Parry Earl of Westwood yang membelot Ordo menjadi seorang Promethean. Atau kasarnya budak James Falkirk.
Drake begitu setia sama James, sampe-sampe tiga kali menyelamatkan nyawanya. Nial Banks, pernah mencoba membunuh James, saking setianya Drake dia kabur
I'd been waiting for Drake's story from the first book in the series and it was so worth the wait. Read this in one sitting and I'd advise other readers not to start reading unless they're sure they've got time to finish because they won't want to put it down. Absolutely loved it.
Apr 04, 2016 Aisha rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I'm really bad at reading these things in order so this was the last book that I read from the Inferno series. Given that I knew how it ended, I suppose some of the suspense was diminished. Overall, I found the book well written; some phrases popped up a lot and that can definitely be tiresome in these types of novels. We had been getting snatches of Drake's story in the other books. He was set as the "bad boy" of the group, misunderstood, misguided, and lost to the cause. However, reading his s ...more
Jan 15, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
Oye! This one was hard for me to read. The story is supposed to be a 'Regency' Romance, and I think I had an easier time getting thru some of the story build up, once I let that go, in my head. I also discovered, once I started this, that it was part of a series. So the few chapters in the middle were especially hard for me to get, since I didn't read the previous stories. Ive read books from a series before, and not in order. I think the author usually does something with a bit of a 'review' or ...more
Feb 16, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-library
I like Emily and Drake much more in their own story rather than showing up in other people's. Emily has loved Drake since they were children on his father's estate where her father was the gamekeeper. They were inseparable even though their stations in life were very different.

Drake never took advantage of Emily but killed a neighboring land owner in a duel who tried to force himself on Emily. When Drake is taken prisoner enduring torture and brainwashing, it is only the memory of Emily that sus
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 22, 2015 12:19PM  
  • Trouble at the Wedding (Abandoned at the Altar, #3)
  • Sunrise with a Notorious Lord (Lords of Vice, #4)
  • The Duchess Diaries (Boscastle #12; The Bridal Pleasures, #3)
  • Blame It on Bath (The Truth About the Duke, #2)
  • The Wedding Trap (The Trap Trilogy, #3)
  • Too Wicked to Wed (Lords of Midnight, #1)
  • Every Scandalous Secret (Scandalous Lady, #3)
  • How To Be A Scottish Mistress
  • How to Seduce a Scoundrel (How To #2)
  • Mad About the Earl (Ministry of Marriage, #2)
  • Much Ado About Rogues (Blackthorn Brothers, #3)
  • His Wicked Ways (MacKay, #1)
  • Scandal Wears Satin (The Dressmakers, #2)
  • When a Scot Loves a Lady (Falcon Club, #1)
  • How to Dance with a Duke (Ugly Ducklings, #1)
  • Secrets of an Accidental Duchess (Donovan Sisters, #2)
  • A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall #5)
  • The Price of Temptation
Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical romances set in the glittering world of Regency England. Her books are available in sixteen languages and have won numerous genre awards, such as the Bookseller's Best, the NJRW Golden Leaf (three times), the CRW Award of Excellence, the National Reader's Choice Award, the Beacon, and the ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Inferno Club (7 books)
  • My Wicked Marquess (The Inferno Club, #1)
  • My Dangerous Duke (Inferno Club, #2)
  • My Irresistible Earl (Inferno Club, #3)
  • My Scandalous Viscount (The Inferno Club, #5)
  • My Notorious Gentleman (The Inferno Club, #6)
  • The Secrets of a Scoundrel (The Inferno Club, #7)

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