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The Rakehell's Seduction

(Seduction #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  403 ratings  ·  87 reviews

Ambrose Worthing is no gentleman. He’s a proud cold-hearted rake who’s determined to stay a bachelor forever. He enjoys bedding a different woman every night without the risk of falling in love. When he hears about a wager over the seduction and ruination of the daughter of his father’s best friend, he knows he must intervene. Committing himself
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Published February 6th 2017
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Title: The Rakehell's Seduction
Series: Seduction #2
Author: Lauren Smith
Release date: February 6, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
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Ambrose and Alex's story is book two in the Seduction series, each book starring its own disreputable rake. I enjoy reading about these heroes in historicals, there's something so satisfying about seeing these men meet their downfall. Particularly if its with a sassy and strong-willed heroine, and that's exactly the pair that we had here.

Claire Robinson
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "There's no place I wish to be... but here." Stars!

Lauren Smith steps back in time again for the second book in her Seduction series. I adored The Duellist’s Seduction so couldn’t wait too read the next story from the series.

I am not a huge Historical Romance reader, but I always get a little excited when it comes to a Lauren Smith release, because although as a reader you are taken back to a day where it was improper for a real lady to get down and dirty with a gent pre-marriage, the auth

Ambrose Worthing is a rake if ever there was one. A confirmed bachelor, he scoffs at the mere notion of monogamy, and makes no bones about enjoying the trappings of his freedoms. A cad though he is, he refuses to sit idly by when he learns of the intended ruination of a family friend for the purpose of handsome wager.

If you thought he intended to inform the injured party, you’d be wrong. He’s a cad remember? He intends to win the wager by seducing the Lady, and in doing so, save her from the uns
Sammy Loves Books
3.5 stars

Ambrose Worthing and Alexandra Rockford
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'The Rakehell's Seduction' by Lauren Smith is book Two in the "Seduction" series. This is the story of Ambrose Worthing and Lady Alexandra Rockford. Ambrose is a know rake and seems to be somewhat selfish but when he learns about a bet that is on the books about Alexandra the daughter of his father's best friend. Ambrose goes forward with a plan to try and win the bet in order to help Alexandra in a way. Alexandra has been hurt in the past by a childhood sweetheart who up and married a heiress. ...more
Ammie (Ammie's Book Obsession)

4 "Dangerous Wager" Stars


I love the concepts of wagers and bets so this book was definitely for me. It was a quick amazing read. "The Rakehell's Seduction" is a perfect blend of humor, wit and hotness. The author delivered a fresh story with a confident and feisty female lead and a charming notorious male lead.

Ambrose Worthing is a cold hearted notorious rake who has sworn to stay a bachelor forever. He feels that one woman for a lifetime is not a good deal and knows that he can'
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
When a bet is placed and money is on the line, "gentlemen" will do anything to win, even ruin a young woman. Alexandra lives in the country to avoid an old flame who passed her over for an heiress but a wage has been placed for five thousand pounds to the man who publicly ruins her. Ambrose is the son of the one of Alex's father's closest friends. Ambrose has taken the duty upon himself to ruin Alex to stop others and less honorable men from having the chance. Ambrose and Alex may get on each ot ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Smart, sexy and witty. That is what I love about Lauren Smith novels. This is the 2nd in The Seduction Series, the first one The Duelist's Seduction was a wonderful read and this one is just as fabulous!! Lauren writes compelling stories with fascinating, smart characters that kept me up half the night to finish this book.

Ambrose and Alex are too stubborn to see that the feelings they are experiencing for each other is different than any that they have felt before. Alex fell in love with a neigh
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
I was provided a copy to review

Absolutely amazing!! I highlighted so many favorite parts and lines from start to end. The moment they met I knew they were a perfect match even with the pranks that followed. I loved that when I thought everything was going great a twist was thrown in about the wager that I did not see coming. All of the characters are a bit surprising as you get to know them and a couple of more twists are in there. The ending was perfect with the whole book having that bit of fa
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, I loved this story. I think that ever since I started reading the first book of the first series, I have been hooked by Lauren Smith. I love her writing! 5☆
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewcopy
Review can also be found in Chill and read

Ambrose Worthing is a notorious London Rake. His only purpose of life is to bed as many beautiful women as he can. When he hears of a wage on ruining his father’s best friend daughter, he signs himself on the wage, aiming to protect the woman by winning the wage himself.

Lady Alexandra Rockford prefers lining in the country with her father, rather than going from one London ball to another as her mother does the whole season. She got her heart broken once
Jessica Alcazar
This is the story of Ambrose Worthing and Lady Alexandra Rockford.

Ambrose is a know rake. He’s arrogant and full of himself really … until he isn’t :) Alexandra is supposed to be our fair maiden …. Yeah, there’s nothing fair about this girl :) She is feisty and fiery and exactly what Ambrose needs to be brought to his knees!

I love this type of story-line! The bad boy hero, or in this case rake LOL who gets brought down to his knees by love **sweeeet**

In true Lauren Smith fashion there is a ton o
Isha Coleman
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
ARC Review: The Rakehell's Seduction (The Seduction Series) by Lauren Smith

It was so easy to dislike Ambrose, except when it wasn't. Contradicting statement? Yes, but that is the way that I felt. He hid his heart well, but when it came out to play, it set the whole novel on fire. Arrogant, decadent, seductive and brooding this man thrived on being a walking contradiction. When a secret bet puts Alexandra in his sights, his heavily guarded heart may not survive the blow. Alexandra at first glance
Lesia Chambliss
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books, reviewed
Fabulous read. Lauren Smith writes another successful, sensually exciting book! Exciting things always happen where a rake is concerned, but things get very interesting when a country miss shows up in White's infamous betting book. I'm a huge fan of Lauren Smith's books, and I hope you'll pick this one up to read cause I know you'll love it too.
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bad boys are my weakness and this book didn't disappoint.. There is nothing better than reading about a bad boy who swears he will never fall in love actually fall in love. The Rakeshells Seduction was a smart sexy read and I highly recommend.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ambrose Worthing is determined that having his name on the betting books (prize- 5000 pounds) at White’s to ruin a young woman is the right thing. The prey is the young daughter of the man that was his father’s closest friend- a man that gave him love and comfort growing up. He believes that his ruination of this young woman will actually save her. We find this out in the first few pages of the book.

In this story Lauren Smith moves the reader through the emotions and the drama of two people who
Char Sowers
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Smith always brings out her best, whether it's Historical, Contemporary, or BDSM - the stories are captivating and delicious. "The Rakehell's Seduction" is another winning Historical under her belt. She's created a scrappy and truly daring heroine, Alexandra Rockford. Who's also too gun-shy to from a failed relationship of the past, remaining resistant to move forward socially. The hero, Ambrose Worthing's well meaning, but not a "creative thinker" in his efforts to protect the heroine. T ...more
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Rakehell's Seduction is a steamy exciting read. This story deals with the men in high society that love to place outrageous wagers and the fallout from one such wager. The author does a brilliant job of showing different sides to two men who have hard core rogue belief systems. Her uncanny ability to display them with somewhat softer sides without them losing the part of their character that attracted the reader to them in the beginning of the story is handled to perfection.

Incorporated int
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ambrose Worthing is no gentleman. He’s a proud cold-hearted rake who’s determined to stay a bachelor forever. He enjoys bedding a different woman every night without the risk of falling in love. When he hears about a wager, placed by Gerald Langley, over the seduction and public ruination of the daughter of his father’s best friend The Earl of Rockford, he knows he must intervene. Committing himself to the bet, he agrees to seduce Lady Alexandra Rockford, for her own good. He never expected the ...more
Elissar اليسار
Dec 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
I have never been this out of sync with all other reviewers. I am speechless (read-less?) by what I've seen in this book. In fact, I pretty much gave up on it by Chapter 3, a rarity for me since I know exactly what I'm getting into with these HR novels. But oh geez.
The whole premise is incredibly contrived, unbelievable, and disturbing- our 'hero' decides to save Alex (the heroine) from being ruined due to an ongoing bet by basically 'ruining' her himself. Then starts a series of 'she says not
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wager for the ruination of the daughter of his father's best friend brings out what little decency renowned rake Ambrose Worthing has left as he sets out to win the wager in the name of protecting an innocent. Lady Alexandra Rockford cast aside by her fiancé for a better prospect has resigned herself to being a spinster when suddenly the temptation of a smooth talking libertine awakens feelings that she knows she should keep locked away. Unexpected twists of fate soon take a simple bet and rai ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
Word Origin and History for rakehell
1540s, possibly an alteration (by association with rake (n.1) and Hell) of Middle English rakel (adj.) "hasty, rash, headstrong," probably from raken "to go, proceed," from Old English racian "to go forward, move, hasten," of unknown origin. Cf. rakeshame (n.) "one who lives shamefully" (1590s).

Ambrose is one of those men you absolutely hate until he does something so beyond anything you believe he is capable of, and then, you wonder why you didn't like
Cathy Geha
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it
The Rakehell’s Seduction by Lauren Smith
Seduction Series #2

The characters in this book grew on me the further I read. I found Ambrose to be rather abrupt and straightforward in stating what he wanted from Alexandra and I found her to be a bit naïve …well…sort of naïve. I am not sure anyone would really come right out and say or do some of things Ambrose did or that a woman would fall for him as quickly as Alexandra did BUT this is fiction and a story to entertain – and it did. Things became more
Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D

*~.Book Analysis.~*
Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader :)

I’d like to open this review by saying that I’m a HUGE fan of historical romances, of any kind, but especially of sugared ones. The Rakehell’s Seduction is an adorable romance with good characters and very few problems in my humble opinion.

You s
Dawn West
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Actual Rating: 4.5

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

A wager goes terribly yet wonderfully wrong...

When Ambrose sees a familiar name inside a betting book at a popular gentleman's club, he immediately knows he has to intervene. The bet was a large sum to the person who takes a certain lady's virginity and ruins her for future prospects. The scandal must be publicized and Ambrose fears that other men will be much more cruel to the lady in question. He is determined to f
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it


OUR HERO has never met our heroine before and when he hears of her name in the betting book, he's curious and takes up the challenge all in the namesake of protecting her when honestly he didn't even know that she existed
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This book was a quick and enjoyable read. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. This novel is mainly romance with betrayal and deception, but one of the characters has noble intentions.
Ambrose Worthing is a rake, but is a family friend of the Rockford's. When he reads about a bet at White's to ruin the reputation of Alexandra Rockford, he knows he must protect the lady. However, a bet in White''s must be seen through to the
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mr Worthing is rake, he has no intention of changing, When he sees the daughter of his father's friend become the "victim" of a bet at a gaming hell, he knows he must step in. The winner of the bet gets 5000 pounds to publicly ruin Lady Alexandra Rockford. He knows if he's the one to do it, he will at least make sure she enjoys the seduction....
Lady Alexandra knows that Mr Worthing is a rake and when her father invites him to stay with therm at their estate she decides to make his stay miserable
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Lauren Smith is a USA Today Best-Selling author and an Oklahoma attorney. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres includi ...more

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