Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Review & Tour: The Rakehell's Seduction by Lauren Smith

Title: The Rakehell's Seduction
Author: Lauren Smith
Genre/Age: Historical Romance/Adult
Series: The Seduction Series (Book Two)
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Barclay Publicity
Rating: ✺✺✺✺.5

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 to the bet, he agrees to seduce Lady Alexandra Rockford—for her own good. He never expected the lady in question to be a beautiful, fiery creature who has passions of her own that call to his guarded heart.


Alexandra Rockford has sworn off men, her heart still broken from the false promises of a childhood sweetheart who left her to marry an heiress. When she stumbles into Ambrose outside of a country ball, she knows the rake his trouble. His smile, his touch, his forbidden kiss are all too tempting but being with him would ruin her. Determined to enjoy herself without falling in love, Alex can’t help but let her defenses down with the too charming rake. But when she discovers Ambrose is seducing her to win a bet, it will take everything Ambrose has to prove to her that he is worthy to love her.

Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. 

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A wager goes terribly yet wonderfully wrong...

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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 fulfill the bet, but with a gentler approach.

Alex is the lady whose innocence is in danger, but she has no idea. Living in the country, she is unaware of the wager against her or why she is being targeted. But when Ambrose shows up, she takes an immediate dislike to his seductive and rakish ways. Yet, her body doesn't seem to agree with her mind.

A hot and cold love affair begins between our couple. And just when they might be on the road to a happy union, secrets rear their ugly heads and leave both Ambrose and Alex with broken hearts. In the end, a ruined woman and a rakehell have to decide if their strange meeting was fate, after all.

This was a really good book. I have become a big fan of historical romances but still tend to roll my eyes at how backwards people in history were toward sexual desire. In this story, our heroine was actually honest with herself over her feelings for Ambrose. It was a breath of fresh air, I must say.

And the passion and tension that grew between our couple was scorching hot. I loved the banter between them that turned to affection as the story progressed. The characters were fun to follow and I really enjoyed reading this book!

In closing... 
The sneak peek of the first book of this series has me foaming at the mouth to get my hands on it! It's scandalous and I can't wait to read it. For this story, 4.5 suns!

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