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by Caroline Linden

eBook A Rake's Guide to Seduction (Zebra Historical Romance) epub
  • ISBN: 0821780514
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zebra (June 1, 2008)
  • ePUB size: 1605 kb
  • FB2 size 1160 kb
  • Formats lrf mbr azw lrf


Caroline Linden’s A Rake’s Guide to Seduction is one of her earliest published titles, having originally . What’s with the ridiculous way historical romance is marketed? This book isn’t about a guide to seduction

Caroline Linden’s A Rake’s Guide to Seduction is one of her earliest published titles, having originally appeared in 2008. What’s with the ridiculous way historical romance is marketed? This book isn’t about a guide to seduction. I question whether it’s even about a rake! In all the years he had known her, he had never once touched her except very properly on the hand, on the elbow, and once on the back, when he had helped her into a carriage.

This book was a bit different than most historical romances, in my opinion.

He must rely on his talents in the bedroom. This book was a bit different than most historical romances, in my opinion. Anthony is the typical rogue/rake with a heart of gold for the heroine.

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It's actually one of the best historical romances I've read in awhile

Similar authors to follow. It's actually one of the best historical romances I've read in awhile. This one was all about missed opportunities and timing in the lives of the leads (Anthony and Celia) which actually turned out in their favor as it gave them four more years to grow, gain life experience and realize what they could have in each other by the time they re-connected for their HEA.

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Caroline Linden is an American author of historical and contemporary romance  . A Rake's Guide to Seduction. She won Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Romance Novella in 2012 for I Love the Earl, making it the first digital-first publication to win this award Contents.

Praise for Caroline Linden and her novels. A skillful blend of scorching sensuality and the tenderness that tempers passion. don’t miss it! -Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author A fast-paced, can’t-put-down romance. Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author. Historical Fiction Historical Romance Romance.

Published June 1st 2008 by Zebra Books. Author(s): Caroline Linden (Goodreads Author).

Fabulous steamy historical romance from Caroline Linden

Fabulous steamy historical romance from Caroline Linden. A Rake's Guide to Seduction" explores the story of a woman who learns the difference between infatuation and love. The hero is strong, complex, and misunderstood. The heroine grows into a woman who learns her own strength and stands up for and by her man.

He Must Rely On His Talents In The Bedroom. . . Anthony Hamilton cannot help it. The way he looks, the way he lives, his past--it all conspires to make him a man men fear, women desire. His name fills gossip circles in a seemingly endless, lurid drama. But he's never forgotten the only woman he's ever truly wanted--yet could never have. . . To Make Her Fall In Love. . . Celia Reece knew Anthony well before he forged his scandalous reputation. The young man she remembers spoke kindly to her, made her laugh, and his devilish good looks always quickened her pulse. But Celia's mother had other designs--designs that didn't include marriage to Anthony. Now, Celia is widowed, and her mother is intent on finding her a new husband. Refusing to let any obstacle stand in his path this time, Anthony sets out to win Celia's heart by using the same skills that made him London's most irresistible rake. . . Praise for Caroline Linden and her novels. . . "A skillful blend of scorching sensuality and the tenderness that tempers passion. . .don't miss it!" --Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author "A fast-paced, can't-put-down romance." --Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author
Comments: (7)
Moonworm
This was a re-read, and I liked it just as much the second time around...five stars then, five stars now. It's actually one of the best historical romances I've read in awhile. This one was all about missed opportunities and timing in the lives of the leads (Anthony and Celia) which actually turned out in their favor as it gave them four more years to grow, gain life experience and realize what they could have in each other by the time they re-connected for their HEA. First love scene was astoundingly halfway through the story, but it still felt well-paced and that love scene and the others that followed were made even more steamy and romantic because of the anticipation of them. ???????????? Linden does such a wonderful job with giving us well-developed characters in her books who are full of humor and heart, with emotions and vulnerabilities that keep us invested and make us care.
Qumen
I read this book a few years back and in those days I wasn't writing reviews. I recently reread it because someone said that this H is her favourite. I liked the book but it isn't all that memorable and I wasn't entirely keen on the premise. I like this author though and there is some good stuff in the middle. As the others have said the premise is that just as the H was getting ready to court the h, after he decided he'd had enough of his rakish ways and wanted to marry the h, the h marries another. Fast forward 3 years and the h is a widow and disillusioned by love. The main characters are thrown together at a house party and the H begins writing the h anonymous letters that are really very sweet. I liked the middle of the book once things got moving. Both main characters are very sweet and the story is nice enough but just not magic.
Clonanau
I'm happy this book was recommended to me. I've tried three other Linden novels and just couldn't get through them. This one, though, did not disappoint.

The plot was interesting and not the usual rake/terrace/ruin cliché. It kept me turning pages which is a victory in itself. I loved the diary - so poignant, and the notes -tender and romantic. I loved Anthony and Celia, two wonderful people.

I liked the secondary characters (the "villain" doesn't count.) I had to laugh while reading one review expressing great annoyance with the Dowager, comparing her to Mrs. Bliss. NO ONE is as awful as Mrs. Bliss! lol

***SPOILER*** ***SPOILER***
Mention of the villain brings me to the part, near the end, that I could have lived without and came close to making this less than a 4 star story. Childress should have just left and joined his fellow deadbeats on the Continent. I didn't need Gothic melodrama.
***END SPOILER***

5 stars for almost all of story
-1 star for silly melodrama
-.5 star for incorrect forms of address

Except for the nonsense near the end and the author's apparent inability to Google titles and forms of address, it was a pleasing story.

Enjoy your reading! :)
Arilak
For some reason when I started this book I expected it to be a tale of seduction - one in which a rake seduces a poor, innocent miss and ends up falling head over heels for her. That is certainly not the case, although it did not lessen my enjoyment of the story.

I had a bit of a difficult time getting into the story in the beginning because our heroine, Celia, marries someone other than our misunderstood hero, and is then widowed and falls into a melancholy state, which was a little depressing. Anthony, the "rake" of the hour, has known her since childhood and has been attracted to her for some time. He is disturbed by her withdrawl from friends, family, and society. He sets to sending her anonymous love notes, telling himself he is doing this to cheer her up, and in the process ends up anonymously baring his heart to her. (And this is where I object to referring to his actions as seduction, as, in my mind, it is strictly romantic - his initial intentions were not to seduce.) His intent to cheer her works, and as she grew more cheerful and content, my enjoyment of the story grew. It is no secret that I do not like to read stories of simpering, withdrawn misses who have no will of their own, and that is probably why I began to like it more as Celia's vivacity returned. Ah, but then our impatient miss, suspecting (and hoping) Anthony is her mystery correspondent, asks him to reveal his identity and as a result they are caught in a compromising position by her family and gossip abounds. Celia's mother, Rosalind, is determined to save her daughter from heartbreak and does what she can to keep Celia and Anthony apart. Hmmm... will their growing attraction and affection for each other deepen into love, and will they be able to overcome the objections of Celia's family and the scandalous gossip that has touched them both? I'm sure you know the answer to that (after all, this is a romance) but I won't satisfy your curiousity by telling you outright - you'll have to read it to find out.

The sex scenes are steamy and varied, the relationship between Anthony and Celia real, and the doubts and fears they have are realistic and it was a pleasure to read it through to the resolution, though I almost wished the story would continue on a few more chapters to see the challenge they issued each other in the last chapter come to fruition. And I do hope Linden will write a tale for Rosalind - it would be a pleasure to see her fall in love. All in all, a good, solid read.
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