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Behind the Rake's Wicked Wager (The Notorious Coale Brothers #2)

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"So what do you say to the wager, Miss Prentess? A diamond worth thousands against a night with me?"

No London beauty has managed to tame the incorrigible Jasper Coale, though many have lost their reputations trying. In sedate Bath on a family errand, the viscount expects to find little in terms of entertainment—certainly no female company to tempt him.

Miss Susannah Prentes
Published January 2013 by Harlequin
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I absolutely loved the previous book in this series, Beneath the Major’s Scars, and as that featured a hero who had a twin, I just had to read the sequel. These books are both perfect Regency romances with all the best ingredients – handsome heroes, beautiful courageous heroines, wonderful settings and sparkling dialogue. While the first book was set in a gorgeous country house (with a library to die for!), this one takes place in my favourite town, Bath, which is perfectly described. All we nee ...more
Annie Burrows
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the authenticity of the setting, and the Rake's gradual softening towards the heroine, which I found touching.
Storyline was OK. Ending was uninteresting. Author could have put more thought into it instead of ending it just like that. Ending left me feeling huh? Really? Serious? As if the author is bored with her own storyline and just want to end it as soon as possible.
I greatly enjoyed Jasper's tale! Susannah was an excellent heroine with unconventional ideas that she was not afraid to stand up for. She was really an admirable woman with a desire to do well for others. Jasper was a lucky man- and a good man! I enjoyed this just as much as his brother's tale. Great duet!
Reading the blurb on the back I thought it was just the type of romance I like. But for something that was supposed to stir emotion, I found myself remaining detached and unable to connect properly with the characters.

Note: This book was received from Goodreads First Reads.
The story lacked depth and fluidity. I couldn't connect to the h/h and therefore didn't really care what was happening to them. Since its my first read by this author I persevered till the end in the hope of things picking up; alas.
I didn't like this book, though it's hard for me to point out where it went wrong. Neither the H or the h intrigued me at all, and the first 1/3 was a drag to get through.
Angie Hardy
I am a fan of historical romances and this one was no exception. I loved the sexual tension between Jasper & Susannah.

I received this book free from GoodReads.
Sharon Kennedy
Enjoyed this because of the setting but I do have to admit I wasn't overly concerned with the fate of the hero and heroine.
Harlequin Historical
Miniseries: The Notorious Coale Brothers
Category: Historical Romance
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: The Notorious Coale Brothers
Category: Historical Romance
Feb 19, 2013 Lindy marked it as did-not-finish-skimmed-to-end
I liked his brother's story, but this one didn't work for me. DNF.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Apr 23, 2015 10:58AM  
  • Some Like to Shock (Daring Duchesses, #2)
  • Born to Scandal
  • Haunted by the Earl's Touch
  • Never Trust a Rake
  • A Question of Impropriety
  • How to Ruin a Reputation
  • The Rake to Ruin Her
  • Lady Drusilla's Road to Ruin
  • Seduced by the Scoundrel
  • One Illicit Night (Wellinghams, #3)
  • Outrageous Confessions of Lady Deborah
  • Highland Rogue, London Miss
  • How To Marry a Rake
Sarah Mallory is the pen name for Melinda Hammond.

Born in Bristol, England, UK, she grew up telling stories. She would make up adventures to relate to her school friends during break times and lunch hours, and she was once caught scribbling a story instead of listening to the French lesson. As a punishment, her teacher made her translate the story into French! She left school at sixteen and worked
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