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Synopsis
A twist of fate . . .

Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.

A clash of wills . . .

Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:

Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known?


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Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments Checking in for Team Draco!


Snowtulip | 4553 comments How lucky, I need a book with ROCK in the title, and this appears ;)

I'm in!


Karishma (karishmanewar) Checking In! Team Tonks!


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments Hi - excited to read new Lisa Kleypas. Love her.


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments I'm here. I am going to start this one tonight.

Had to set aside Lilac Girls. It's a little depressing and I need some fun historical romance to lighten my mood!


Snowtulip | 4553 comments Michelle wrote: "I'm here. I am going to start this one tonight.

Had to set aside Lilac Girls. It's a little depressing and I need some fun historical romance to lighten my mood!"


That book was so sad! I'm hoping to start this one later tonight or tomorrow. I'm hoping the narrator is good!


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments I started it, but decided to read instead of listen. It's good so far. Not sure I love Ravenel much yet. He's described as charming, but he's kind of a jerk.

I do love how strong Kathleen seems, though. Going to read more tonight.


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments And...just like that, I'm totally, head over heels for Devon. I take it back.

I will update tonight. I'm sucked in.


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments Ok, moving right along on this one! I'll try to spoiler things until you get caught up.

Still loving Devon and his brother West. He's so great, and while I get that Kathleen is in mourning, she should let herself be happy.

I am not sure how I feel about Helen (view spoiler)


Karishma (karishmanewar) Hello!

I will start now!

I was waiting over for you at the Kate Daniels read. We were going to start that first no?

I have reached book 6 now! They are so damn good.


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments Oh sorry! I was mixed up. Thought we were doing this first. I’ll start Kate Daniels this weekend.

I liked this one! I’ll come back to chat as you share your thoughts.


Karishma (karishmanewar) Do comment. Its a 3rd reread for me I would love to hear your first thoughts on it.


Karishma (karishmanewar) I'm just about to start now. I'm sorry. Was busy throughout the day.


Suzanne | 4263 comments I've made it through the first two chapters - I'm liking it so far. I especially liked the introduction of the twins- they seem quite adorable and unique :)


Snowtulip | 4553 comments Ok, finally got to start this one, just took longer to finish the books I had already started ;)


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The twins are fun and West is adorable :-)

(Popping in just because hehe - I'm on book #3 in the series.)


Snowtulip | 4553 comments Completely agree about the twins, they brought a smile to my face :D


Snowtulip | 4553 comments Through Chapter 11 (view spoiler)


Snowtulip | 4553 comments Michelle wrote: "Ok, moving right along on this one! I'll try to spoiler things until you get caught up.

Still loving Devon and his brother West. He's so great, and while I get that Kathleen is in mourning, she sh..."


Regarding Helen (view spoiler)


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments True confession. I had to start book 2 immediately. I’m ready for book 3.


Snowtulip | 4553 comments Michelle wrote: "True confession. I had to start book 2 immediately. I’m ready for book 3."

I'll be starting book 2 tomorrow :D

Overall (view spoiler)


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments I completely agree on both counts!!


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments Snowtulip wrote: "Michelle wrote: "True confession. I had to start book 2 immediately. I’m ready for book 3."

I'll be starting book 2 tomorrow :D

Overall I enjoyed the story, I was a bit mad at both Kathleen and D..."


Very curious to hear what you think of book 2. I liked it a little more than book 1. But I have a soft spot for Helen and Rhys.


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments Suzanne wrote: "I've made it through the first two chapters - I'm liking it so far. I especially liked the introduction of the twins- they seem quite adorable and unique :)"

Yes, I am looking forward to seeing how they do in their first season. They were adorable and quirky. I love Pandora.


Suzanne | 4263 comments Through Chapter 10 - (view spoiler)


Michelle (govmarley) | 3115 comments Suzanne wrote: "Through Chapter 10 - [spoilers removed]"

Oh, I love West's transformation most of all! I had forgotten about (view spoiler)


Snowtulip | 4553 comments Suzanne wrote: "Through Chapter 10 - [spoilers removed]"

He was such a great character, I hope he gets a book...guess I should go look!


Suzanne | 4263 comments I agree with the thoughts above. I was surprised at the behavior of various characters. I also felt like at least half the book was devoted to (view spoiler) which didn't give enough time to focus on the main love interests. I am not sure that I felt a ton of chemistry in between them but (view spoiler)


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Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 1942 comments Just got my copy in from library. TEAM GINNY WEASLEY.


Suzanne | 4263 comments Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it.


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Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 1942 comments I read book out of order so already know I like Devon. Let's see what his background is.


Karishma (karishmanewar) Michelle wrote: "Suzanne wrote: "Through Chapter 10 - [spoilers removed]"

Oh, I love West's transformation most of all! I had forgotten about [spoilers removed]"


I had finished it too just forgot to update.

Loved West's transformation.

I'm looking forward to reading the other books.


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Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 1942 comments Maritza wrote: "I read book out of order so already know I like Devon. Let's see what his background is."

At first glance you see how you can go from disliking a character to being their champion in the end. At first Devon acts like a , like a Rake with his thoughts on what to do with the lands. I like Katherines spunk and maturity and how she handles what she over hears Devon tell his brother.


Suzanne | 4263 comments I agree that she handled that well - instead of just running off and getting all dramatically hurt (which seems to happen a lot in books AND real life).


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