Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen
Taming the Hearts series, book 4
Releasing March 21, 2017
“You’ve tamed this rake.”
A quick enjoyable read that had romance, action, a villain, and chemistry. The pacing was perfect for this length of book, which I read in an afternoon. I liked the chemistry between the main characters as well as the secondary characters. We have met the secondary characters in prior books and it was nice to have a peek into their lives after their own stories were told. This is a sweet historical romance but I also enjoyed the bits of humor offered mainly by Chris’s friends Barrett and Alex. Written in a way that you felt Chris’s feeling of unworthiness of having a woman as good as Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a great addition to group of friends and I thought she was a perfect match for Chris. A nice addition to the Taming of the Heart series.
Note: I received ARC of the book and am voluntarily reviewing it.
Christopher Masters is a first-class rake. Having retired as a spy, he thinks he may spend the next year or two gambling and drinking as a way to forget the horrors of his past. Quite suddenly, he is thrown into a new role entirely when he inherits the title and properties of the Earl of Winthrop. He has no desire for such a role but even more distressing is the ward that accompanies the estate. Lady Elizabeth knows that her future is uncertain. But when a handsome new earl arrives and announces that the will requires her to marry within the year, all hope is lost. Having cared for her father these past months, she is less than a wallflower. At least those ladies attended the ball. But if she doesn’t marry, a new Earl might take Chris’ place, Bernard Sinclair. She can’t explain it, but his attention frightens her more than she can express. As Chris attempts to help Lizzie find a suitable husband, his attraction for her cannot be denied. Will his past cripple his future or can Lizzie tame the rake into a lord?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.