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Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake

(The Beauchamp Heirs #1)

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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  25 reviews
“He’s completely unsuitable…

he’s a rake.”

Part of The Beauchamp Heirs: after being plucked from peril by resolute bachelor Lord Hugo Alastair, Lady Olivia Beauchamp is secretly outraged that he doesn’t even try to steal a kiss! He’s a notorious rake among the ton, and as a result, utterly forbidden to an innocent debutante like her. But their attraction is magnetic. Will sh
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Harlequin Historical
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Caz
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this a B at AAR.

Janice Preston’s  Beauchamp Betrothals  series delivered happy endings for the three Beauchamp siblings – the Duke of Cheriton and his brother and sister.  Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake kicks off a spin-off series that focuses on the younger generation of Beauchamps, the  Beauchamp Heirs ; and while it’s not absolutely necessary to have read any of the earlier books, it probably helps to have an idea of who is who, because some of the events featured in them – most
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Shell Cunliffe
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.


This is book 1 in The Beauchamp Heirs.  And its the book we've all being waiting for, yes its Olivia's book.


Wow Ms Preston has done it again this book was FANTASTIC (sorry for shouting), now we know from reading other books that Olivia is a little minx and we just knew that she was going to get into trouble, and was poor Leo going get slightly more greyer.

We know that Olivia is a minx, on the outside you would think she was strong a
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Caz
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to follow at AAR.
Shell Cunliffe
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.

This is book 1 in The Beauchamp Heirs. And its the book we've all being waiting for, yes its Olivia's book.

Wow Ms Preston has done it again this book was FANTASTIC (sorry for shouting), now we know from reading other books that Olivia is a little minx and we just knew that she was going to get into trouble, and was poor Leo going get slightly more greyer.

We know that Olivia is a minx, on the outside you would think she was strong
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Frankie Reviews
This is far, far more than a mere five star, it has to be nearer a ten. But, alas I'm not allowed a ten star review ;-)
Well, what can I say about this? Only that it is perfection! I have been really looking forward to meeting the newest branch of the Beauchamp family, this is book one in the Beauchamp Heirs mini-series and what a doozy it is! Oh Ms Preston, what are you doing to me? First you steal my heat and enchant me with gorgeously mysterious Zach and now we have the sinful rake with a hear
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AnnMarie
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Olivia And The Infamous Rake is the first book in the Beauchamp Heirs series by Janice Preston.

Lady Olivia Beauchamp is a headstrong 18-year-old. She feels constricted by society's rules and manages to break them if she can. One such occasion is when she wins a bet with her brother for him to take her to the infamous Vauxhall Gardens. She goes in disguise, promising that nothing can go wrong. But how wrong she is. What starts out as a promising night ends up with Olivia being accosted in th
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Suzannah
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake is book one in the Beauchamp Heirs series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lady Olivia Beauchamp is a spoiled and manipulative brat. She spends most of her time stirring up trouble to gain her family’s attention. When she meets Lord Hugo Alastair, she is infatuated with his rakish personality. But their union is an impossibility. How could a Duke’s daughter marry a known rake of the Ton?
Preston spins a tale of wonder, heartbreak and love. Looking forward to the
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Anna
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Fell in love with the family and enjoyed the writing so much.
Emma
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“He had no intention of ever marrying…If ever by some miracle he changed his mind, it wouldn’t be to saddle himself with a troublesome minx like Olivia Beauchamp, no matter how those luminous eyes of hers tempted him.”

A glorious season in Regency London and Brighton, and a tale of meeting the right man in the wrong place, meddling families, and realising that the course of true love never does run smooth.

Lady Olivia Beauchamp is enjoying her first Season in London when she cajoles her brother A
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Monique
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Olivia Beauchamp had managed to trick her brother Alex into taking her to the Vauxhall Gardens, and if her father heard about it, who knows what would happen, but thankfully the Duke of Cheriton was momentarily absent. So Olivia, masked and incognito, along with Alex and his friend Neville, is out for a little excitement. However, Alex fails her, and Olivia gets herself in a troubling pickle. Things could have been much worse were it not for the intervention of the infamous Lord Hugo Alasta ...more
Rose Blue
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue: https://wp.me/p3QRh4-Nj

Lady Olivia Beauchamp has won a wager with her brother, Alexander, and is collecting her winnings by visiting the scandalous Vauxhall Gardens. Confident that she won't be recognized in her disguise, Olivia and Alex join the party of some unsavory characters. When Alex takes off to be alone with a woman from the party, Olivia is left to fend for herself. Anxious to appear worldly, Olivia makes some very unwise decisions and actions. She is goa
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Jéssica
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This may be the first book in a new series but it's a book that is connected to the previous series, which means we already know a lot of the characters and the background history. And when I first read about Olivia in that first book I was immediately curious about her. She sounded like an interesting character that is unlike any other, but I also know there was a lot I was missing about her personality even after all the three previous books. That been said, you can imagine why I was excited t ...more
Ailsa
Aug 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review first posted on my book blog.

Lady Olivia Beauchamp has had a very fortunate life. Her family are high in British society, she has two older brothers to secure the future of the family, they're well off financially and her father is able to provide a good dowry for her so she needn't worry too much about her future husband being wealthy himself. She knows how to behave in public to appear as a proper young lady, but in private she's a little more rebellious. Her brothers have always overs
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Joan Gray
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake is a Regency romance written by Janice Preston and is part 1 of the Beauchamps Heirs series. Lady Olivia Beauchamp, an innocent debutante who is in the midst of her first season is rescued by Lord Hugo Alistair, who has a wild reputation within the ton as a rake, after losing at a game of piquet at the Vauxhall Pleasure gardens and having to use her mother' necklace as a means of promising to repay her debt to Lord Cleavdon. Despite not being interested in women ...more
Rose
Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake is first in a new series The Beauchamp Heirs by author Janice Preston. This series will focus on the Duke of Cheriton's three children by his first marriage. We've met all three siblings in the previous series The Beauchamp Betrothals which focused on their father, uncle and aunt.

I've been looking forward to Olivia's story since we first met her in the previous series. She's the youngest of the Beauchamp children and the only daughter. Olivia is young being jus
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Janet
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Olivia Beauchamp may be a debutante but she’s also used to manipulating her brothers & so she finds herself at Vauxhall Gardens & in a pickle, she not only loses her late mother’s ruby necklace but finds herself surrounded by a group of men. Luckily for her she’s rescued by rakish bachelor Lord Hugo Alastair, Olivia is secretly outraged that he doesn’t even try to steal a kiss! He’s a notorious rake amongst the ton and as a result, utterly forbidden to an innocent debutante like her ...more
Rachel
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting patiently for Olivia's story ever since we met her in The Beauchamp Bethrothals series. Don't worry if you haven't read any of the books in that series because it is the start of a brand new one. However if you have read the previous books it is so lovely to catch up with characters you have already met.

Olivia is only eighteen but definitely knows her own mind and even though she has her flaws she has such a spirited personality that I couldn't help but like her. Just like H
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Alison
I received this book in return for an honest review via Netgalley.

To my knowledge I don't think I've read many of Janice Preston's books. I am wondering if there's a linked series with these characters, as I felt I was supposed to know who some of the characters or their relatives were in advance.

This book anyway is the start of a new series. I think it will be to the benefit of the reader to read them in order.

It took me a while to get into this book, as Hugo at the start hung around with anno
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Jane Hunt

A lovely, Regency romance with an innocent, impetuous heroine, a reformed rake and all the hustle and bustle of Regency England that makes this a must for lovers of this romantic era.

Olivia is easy to like, and as she loses her heart, you feel her exasperation and pain. Hugo is the archetypical dissolute rake, but his chance encounter with Olivia, has him questioning his lifestyle and finding out that underneath his ‘devil may care’ attitude he may have a heart.

There is romance, an engaging Rege
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Cheryl
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a very entertaining read. Olivia did have a penchant for getting into trouble but mainly because her family wouldn’t tell her the family’s secrets. She felt left out but she always had her family’s best interests at heart. Hugo has decided to give up his life as a wastrel and rake but unfortunately his reputation is not forgotten or forgiven. Their first meeting and the subsequent meetings will keep you engaged throughout. There are some villains and interesting secondary characters. I ...more
Louise
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book despite the heroine being TSTL. She did so many idiotic things and was a “silly little girl”. But then I don’t read romance for reality and it was still a good read.
Amanda
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everything about this story kept me engrossed! I loved it to bits!
Rosie Amber
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lady Olivia And The Infamous Rake is a regency romance. This is book one of the Beauchamp Heirs series, and has minor roles for characters from the earlier Beauchamp Betrothals books.

This is the story of eighteen-year-old Olivia. She might be the catch of the season, but Olivia feels stifled by a protective family and rigid rules of society. Lured by the wonders of London, Olivia bribes her brother Alex to escort her, one evening, to Vauxhall pleasure gardens. Here they are invited to join a dub
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I grew up in Wembley, North London, with a love of reading, writing stories and animals. After leaving school at eighteen, I moved to Devon and any thoughts of writing became lost in the hectic rush of life as a farmer’s wife, with two children and many animals to care for. When my children left home for university, I discovered a love of history and of the Regency period in particular and began t ...more