Friday, July 20, 2012

Rogues, Rakes & Jewels

Title: Rogues, Rakes & Jewels
Author: Claudy Conn
Page count: 224
Genre: romance
My rating: 5/5
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Published: 2012
Summary:The Marquis of Lyndhurst is tired of women who are more attracted to his title and money than to his charms. So when his mother requests that he go to the Isle of Wight to court another eligible woman, Ryker decides on a little game … his cousin Robby will pose as him, and he will pose as his cousin—a rake and a gambler. If the woman falls in love with him, it will be for himself. Only then will he reveal who he is.
What the marquis doesn’t expect, however, is someone like Jewelene. Lovely and provocative, intelligent and headstrong, Jewels cares not for status and wealth. Ryker finds her irresistible, and she finds herself falling for the handsome man she believes to be the marquis’ cousin.
But Jewelene is playing a game of her own. In a daring bid to repay her family’s debts, each night she poses as Babette, the French card dealer. When Ryker begins flirting with the sultry Babette, Jewelene realizes she has become her own rival. If she reveals the truth, will her house of cards come tumbling down?

The Review:
So I purchased this book from amazon, and on the kindle parents are how you know how far in you are.  Rogues, Rakes & Jewels ends around 60%, so this really is a quick read to pick up late one night.  From the first sentence of this novel I was pulled in, and I hope you will too.
Once again Claudy Conn gives us a romance of two characters that are complete opposites. Jewelene is the strong female character in this story. Her characters as quick, witty, and genius. Ready to ruin her image she earns money to help her family get through their tough spot. We have the Marquis of Lyndhurst, Ryker, who deceives most of the characters throughout the book because he wants to find ‘true love’. Both character had their faults, but together they pulled through to create a happy ending.
Then we finally have the bad guy, who I declare, cannot be named. He was one that would make you wince at his tactics, and shout when he was forced back by  Ryker.
A sizzling romance that will leave you satisfied can be found on amazon and smashwords. Be sure to check it out and if you like it leave a review.

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