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To Tempt A Rake

To Tempt A Rake, February 2011
Circle of Sin #3
by Cara Elliott

Grand Central Publishing
Featuring: Marco della Ghiradelli; Kate Woodbridge
384 pages
ISBN: 0446541303
EAN: 9780446541305
Kindle: B004CJ817O
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Intrigue, murder, mystery and plenty of heat"

Fresh Fiction Review

To Tempt A Rake
Cara Elliott

Reviewed by Heidi Gleason
Posted January 30, 2011

Romance Historical

Cara Elliot's follow-up to Sin with a Scoundrel and To Surrender to a Rogue, features heroine Katharine Kylie Woodbridge and "Rake" Comte Giovanni Marco Musto della Ghiradelli amidst romantic attraction and political intrigue.

Kate lead a nomadic childhood as a pirate and cutpurse until her parents died of a fever. Ward and Granddaughter to the Duke of Cluyne, Kate is independent, intelligent, and strong willed. She does her very best to deny her growing attraction to Marco while attempting to fit into polite society and familial expectations. Marco is the epitome of "rake". Initially he appears to care for nothing but women and drink, yet is coerced into political espionage for an upcoming event at the Duke of Cluyne's estate. Marco is drawn to the lovely Kate, who rebuffs his flirtations for more intellectual pursuits in botany.

This story has intrigue, murder, mystery and plenty of heat. It is a worthy Regency romance read!

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Kate Woodbridge has spent most of her life sailing to exotic ports around the globe, acquiring an expertise in botany, along with a few less ladylike skills. So when a deathbed promise to her parents brings her to London to seek reconciliation with her grandfather, the imperious Duke of Cluyne, she feels like a fish out of water. Her outspoken views and fiery temper tend to set off sparks in Society-especially with the rakish Conte of Como.

A devil-may-care rogue, Marco finds the alluring and mysterious Kate a tempting target for his flirtations. But when murder strikes at the duke's country house party he begins to suspect that she's hiding a dark secret. He has his own clandestine reasons for offering to help her prove her innocence . . .

And so begins a journey of dangerous deception that leads from England to the glittering ballrooms of Vienna, where Marco and Kate must duel with a deadly villain . . . and their own explosive attraction.

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