Never Romance a Rake

By Liz Carlyle

In this hot 3rd publication in New York Times bestselling writer Liz Carlyle's compelling ancient trilogy, a cynical rake joins a sinister online game of playing cards with dangerously seductive stakes.

If he wins this hand...

Shunning the glittering elite of excessive society Kieran, Baron Rothewell, prefers the harmful goals of London's demimonde. Hardened by way of a tormented prior, he cares little for a person or something. So how can he withstand the guess proposed by means of the dissolute Comte de Valigny? A hand of playing cards for the ownership of the comte's beautiful daughter.

Will he win her heart?

deserted through her highborn father -- until eventually he makes a decision to take advantage of her -- Mademoiselle Camille Marchand places no belief in an aristocrat's honor, in particular that of the infamous baron. She too is playing -- for her lifestyles -- and Rothwell is only one extra card for use. yet no matter what darkish wants run via his veins name to her personal, and the guts performs its personal online game -- winner take all!

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But…But we want you to do it,” she acknowledged quietly. “Sharpe and that i mentioned it at size. we're relatively persuaded you're the correct individual for this kind of grave accountability. You, greater than an individual, be aware of the significance of bringing a baby up properly—or, I may still say, the wear performed to at least one who's now not stated effectively. ” “Don’t communicate nonsense, Pamela,” he stated gruffly. “Moreover,” she endured amiably, “Sharpe and that i should not as younger as we as soon as have been. What if we should always die? ” He enable his hand drop. What in the event that they may still die?

Yet I must have identified my coming to London could fire up the prior. And now Lord Halburne is here—and by surprise i can't face that earlier. To imagine that he—and the remainder of London—will examine of what Valigny did to me…Mon Dieu, Kieran, is it no longer adequate that i need to recognize my father laughs at me? needs to the entire international realize it, too? ” He pulled her towards the mattress. “Sit down, Camille,” he stated, urging her onto the bed. He joined her there and started to soft away her tears. “I am so sorry, my pricey. you're a stunning and gracious girl.

She whispered. “He…He admits this? ” Rothewell tucked a curl of hair at the back of her ear. “With a bit convincing, yes,” he stated softly. “So it's over, Camille. no matter what you had with Valigny—whatever hell he has placed you through—it is over. no matter what you are making with Halburne is to be your selection. now not his, and never mine. yet your existence with Valigny, that a lot is completed. ” Her smooth gaze preserving his, Camille exhaled back, an extended sigh of aid. “Grâce à Dieu! ” she whispered. “Oh, Kieran! I simply don’t wish his blood in my veins.

Whenever. simply because she may inform me she enjoyed me, and for a couple of minutes, it might be like ahead of. however it wasn’t. She used to be woman Rothewell. and that i used to be simply the more youthful brother. ” Camille set her quit his. “She…she sought after a identify? ” “God, I don’t understand. ” His voice was once bleak. overwhelmed. “She desired to be whatever except a wealthy man’s mistress. i glance again, and that i attempt to comprehend. Her honor was once stripped from her whilst she used to be very young—thirteen or fourteen. I fail to remember. He was once wealthy and lily-white, and she or he was once neither.

Rothewell hesitated. He had the feel good fortune wasn’t with him this night. yet now it was once too past due to move. With a flick of his wrist, he despatched the cube smacking opposed to the other rail. “Bloody hell! ” a person uttered. “Eleven! ” Rothewell groaned, and lots of of the spectators with him. The throw intended an automated loss for him. no less than his punishment had no longer been drawn-out, and his dying have been speedy. What extra may possibly a guy wish for in any case? Rothewell handed the cube field, and wanted the subsequent fellow success.

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