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The Rake's Irish Lady

(Scandalous Kisses #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  323 ratings  ·  38 reviews

Widowed & lonely, Bridget O’Shaughnessy Black indulges herself in a night of pleasure.
After all, she's in disguise. And the baby girl? An unexpected blessing. . .until an old flame claims the child as his own to force Bridget to marry him.


Many women pursued Colin Warren, but only one climbed in his bedchamber window. Whe
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published December 30th 2015 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
England 1804. Read this in August, forgot the date.

Englishman Colin met half Irish Bridget who had
lived most her life in England. They met when she
refused to remove her mask during a sexy interlude.

Colin tried to control her too much. He claimed her
5 YO daughter as his. He declared this girl would be
brought up Anglican, with no Catholisism, no Irish
myths. Colin had insomnia and melancholy but
seemed oppressive at times toward Bridget. I found
it difficult to warm up to him.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
A fun, well-written tale- with a wee bit of history.
Eileen Dandashi
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Does your funny bone need scratching? Delightful entertainment from an author who creates outlandish situations and leaves you chortling through it all.

Author Barbara Monajem creates characters whose antics are most convoluted and entirely delicious! Bridget is opinionated and one of those gals who just jumps into trouble and then is determined to pull herself out with no help from others! She also believes men are not to be trusted.

She sees Colin Warren at a party one day shortly after she was
Lana Birky
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Book 1 in this series & Book 2 was just as good with suspense, honor, trust, romance, spice & wonderful secondary characters that just pull you in to their story!

Our heroin, Bridget O’Shaughnessy Black spent a night incognito at a house party with a well known rake. She had been widowed & just wanted one night to be wanton, free & held. Unfortunately, the one night of indiscretion brought forth her daughter, Sylvie. Bridget's father dies & her cousin, Martin Fa
Deborah Carter
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
This book got and kept my attention. The heroine, Bridget, is Irish/English at a time when the Irish have made an attempt to become independent of England. The hero, Colin, is English. The villain, Martian, is Irish and Bridget's cousin. Bridget had a baby, Sylvie, out of wedlock. Martian has decided that he is going to claim Sylvie as his daughter (she's not) and force Bridget to marry him. The why is unknown. Bridget decides to resolve her problem by getting Colin to acknowledge his daughter i ...more
Frances Law
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
A serious side to romance

Mrs Bridget O'Shaughnessy Black meets Mr Colin Warren when she is newly widowed. In fact she seduces him. Having believed she was infertile, she was rather surprised to find herself pregnant shortly after. For six years she managed to convince people that her daughter was from her marriage to Mr Black until her cousin, Martin Fallow, arrives and says that Sylvie is his and that he wishes to marry Bridget. It doesn't matter to Martin that he is ruining both Bridget and Sy
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Story

The story of Colin a well known rake and Bridget a woman who came into his life and vanished . Widowed Bridget wants one night of passion before spending her life taking care of her father. After his death she lives a quiet life raising her daughter Sylvie. Trouble turns up when an irish cousin wants to take control of Bridget and Sylvie. Lots of history and plots. this is the second book about Miles and Colin and the Warren family .
I would have given this book 4 stars if it haven’t been for Bridget’s lackluster reaction to having her little girl kidnapped . Hold off a whole night Bedford heading out to retrieve her ? That never should have happened . Doing nothing to the horrible nurse maid that helped in the kidnapping ? I would have shot her first and asked questions latter . All Bridget did was sack her with np references. That woman should never be allowed to work with or near children again.
I wanted to strangle the n
Deb Diem
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Rake's Irish Lady is my first book by Barbara Monajem. What a delightful surprise. Ms. Monajem has delivered a well-written book and filled it with amazing characters. Bridget and Colin's story is packed with drama, humor, action and spice. This is a fun historical romance and I enjoyed every page. I look forward to reading more from Barbara Monajem in the future. The Rake's Irish Lady is book 2 of the Scandalous Kisses Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a c ...more
Evelyn Grabas
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the book very much. It rather ran the gamut of emotions and delved a bit into that little devil, our subconscious mind, that rears its little head when we least expect it. It also pointed out how the slightest lapse of judgment one makes in life can turn out to be very detrimental in ensuing years and also that people don't have to think alike to be friends and/or lovers. I think the lessons it pointed out, throughout the book were very interesting and added to the love story going on. I ...more
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-archive
I liked most of it. Additional marks should be given for trying something a bit different with political views/the Irish Question etc .... but it was just a bit lumpy in terms of plot and pace, and I was a bit impatient with H/h in the end and impatient for the loose ends to be tied up and be done with it.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A different kind of story line

I was first intrigued by the title. I enjoy historical romance and once I started reading it was hard to put down. Even if I thought I knew what was going to happen, it was interesting to see how it got there. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical romance. Great author.
Elaine Mitrovich
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A thirdly adventurous love story

A very satisfying and ever surprising love story and adventure of Bridget and Colin. Bridget is the mother of Sylvia and Colin finds out he is Sylvie's father 5 years after the fact. Then the adventure begins and doesn't stop until the very last page.
Judy Benson
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bridget & Colin

At first I wondered where this story was headed but so glad I continued on. Well developed characters that drew me into their lives and emotions. I will read more of author Barbara Monejem.
Mary Stockwell
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it

It seems like the Irish and the English have always had a love hate relationship. I enjoyed reading how Bridget who has both Irish and English blood can be loyal to both and still fall in love with an English rake.
Kathy Brickert
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Such a great story that bounces you up and down. I laughed, cried and was so frustrated with the two main characters! They seemed so determine to stay at odds. Of course, they don't! Good read!
Maria Contreras
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I loved reading this story, enjoyed reading this book as partially educational, shows us that true love will get thru all boundaries, really do recommend this book to everyone that enjoys reading about different countries beliefs, thank you for this story
Marcie Ann Brown
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just wonderful

Perfect story, plot, characters, ect. You felt what they felt. You lived with them, heck you were them! This is my second favorite book out of several hundred that I have read.
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kept My Attention

I enjoyed the way the characters were developed (especially the little girl), the escapades they fell into and the resolution of them.
Scott Sillars
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

A truly enjoyable and riveting story with many twists and turns in the plot
Would highly recommended this historical romance
Kathy Wideman
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series and you could read it without reading the first one however I recommend that you read them in order. In this book Bridget has been living her life just fine and then a distant cousin, Martin comes offering to marry her and when she refuses he tells the whole village that her daughter Sylvie is his. Everyone believes him as Bridget had a crush on him as a young girl and everyone knew it. When Bridget still refuses to marry him he tells her that if she contin ...more
Rachel T
5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

I LOVED this book! The Rake’s Irish Lady by Barbara Monajem is the second book in her Scandalous Kisses series. I remember really enjoying the first book and this one absolutely delivered the same way.

Bridget O’Shaughnessy Black is half Irish/English but her stereotypical Irish side is prevalent in her daily life. She is feisty and daring, but she also tones it down perfectly for polite English society. Bridget is also a widower with a six year old girl. She abso
Dawn Pearson
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Note: I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review.

This book was much more than I expected. It had suspense, humor, sensuality, emotion, a moral lesson, and even a history lesson.

Bridget O’Shaughnessy Black is in a desperate situation. For a reason she simply cannot fathom, her distant cousin, Martin Fallow, has arrived and announced to the whole town that her daughter is his! He knows it's a lie, yet why is he turning the town against her and trying to force her to marry him?

In desper
Regan Walker
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: irish, regency
Unusual Regency where the “villain” is an Irishman fighting for Ireland’s independence

This is a slightly offbeat tale, cleverly told. Set in 1804, it’s the story of Bridget O’Shaughnessy Black, a widow and a half Irish lady raised in England who considers herself English, and Collin Warren, a supposed rake with whom she had a one-night affair six years ago. The one night stand, which was her idea, produced a daughter, 5-year old Sophie.

Bridget comes to London to try and get Collin to acknowledge
Linda Walters
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
The storyline is what drew my attention. It was different and unique. Bridget was definitely a woman who didn't fit in with the times. She was a lady but some, thought she behaved like a fallen woman. She knew what she wanted and went after it. This got her into a whole bunch of trouble when she turned up pregnant from one wild night with Colin. Of course she managed to cover everything perfectly by having her baby elsewhere before returning home. Yes, everything was going smoothly until her dis ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a historical romance . Book 2 in a series . It's set in Ireland fighting the English . Our Heroine is Bridget And our Hero in Colin .
Bridget is a widow with a five yr old daughter . She loved her distance cousin when she was 16 but not anymore . Her cousin is taking advantage of those memories by destroying her reputation in the village . Saying Bridget's daughter is his own . The hole village believes him . The cousin wants to marry Bridget but Bridget doesn't want anything to do with
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved the story of Bridget O’Shaughnessy Black and how strong she is. She is a young widow who had a fling after her husband died and has a daughter from that fling. When her distant cousin Martin Fallow shows up insisting that she marry him, things turn ugly. He tells everyone that her daughter belongs to him trying to force her to marry him. When she still refuses he threatens to take her daughter Sylvie. Trying to force her hand. So she runs away to London looking for Colin Warren, Sylvie's ...more
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bridget O'Shaughnessy Black is a widow with a young daughter. Until an old flame turned up in town everyone believed her daughter to be her husband's. Now Martin is telling people that he is the child's father, just to force her to marry him. There is no way she will marry someone who has destroyed her good name with his lies.
Colin Warren is bored with his life as it is but too lazy to do anything about changing it. A woman he doesn't recognize tries to get him to claim her child as his. He can
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
A few months ago I have read the first book in this series and I could not wait to read the sequel. I loved this as much as the first one. The protagonists are women strong and unusual, their behavior can be considered scandalous in the age in which they live.
After a night of passion with Colin, Bridget has had wonderful gift, her daughter Sophie. She decides to grow her on her own but when her cousin claims to be the father of Sophie to force her to marry him, Bridget realizes she must find the
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again Barbara Monajem concocted a historical romance quite to my liking. The heroine is strong but not stubborn, she loves with all her heart and would do everything for her child. Her rake has a dark past and hurts inside so much that he built a wall around himself only she can break down. Their story is compelling and nailbitingly exciting, I couldn't put the book down all day. I especially loved little Sophie and her big mouth, she's adorable! And Bridget's approach to Catholic and Prote ...more
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Barbara Monajem wrote her first story in third grade about apple tree gnomes. After dabbling in neighborhood musicals and teen melodrama, she published a middle-grade fantasy when her children were young. Now her kids are adults, and she's writing historical and paranormal romance and mystery for grownups. She lives in Georgia with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline stra ...more

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