Friday, 6 December 2013

(ARC) Book Review (282): Between A Rake And A Hard Place (The Royal Rakes #3) - Connie Mason & Mia Marlowe

Between a Rake and a Hard Place (The Royal Rakes #3)

Publication: 7th January 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 352
Genre: Historical Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult
When a royal's intended bride is kidnapped, only a rake can set things right...

Wealthy heiress Serena Osborne feels like her father is determined to sacrifice her on the marriage altar. The Duke of Kent is negotiating for a bride, and the wickedly appealing Sir Jonah Sharp is sent to woo the Lady Serena on the Duke's behalf. It only muddies the waters when she succumbs to Jonah's charm. Repeatedly. But Jonah has a secret agenda—to prevent the marriage at any cost. 

When Serena is kidnapped in a desperate attempt to force the royal betrothal, Jonah realizes his new agenda is to secure a bride—for himself.
My Thoughts.
Between A Rake And A Hard Place is the third and final book in The Royal Rakes trilogy by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe.
I have so thoroughly enjoyed this series the combination writing duo of Connie and Mia have made these books so entertaining and enjoyable that it's a pity that there'll be no more.
Giving us extremely well written characters, I believe that they saved the best for last in giving us Sir Jonah Sharp and Lady Serena Osborne.
Serena is one of two women in the running for the hand of the Duke Of Kent arranged by her Father.
Then she happens to meet Jonah whilst completing a task off her list of things she wants to do before being tied down in marriage to the Duke, it's then she realises what attraction and passion really is, while fighting their feelings for each other.
Jonah of course is being blackmailed to 'ruin' Serena, if he fails he will be set up to take the fall for something that he never did but that will destroy his reputation forever.
If Jonah can somehow prove his innocence and Serena can stand up to her Father and admit her feelings about Jonah they may just both get their Happily Ever After that they both desperately want with each other.
This is definitely one of my favorite historical romance series, I highly recommend this one.
I give this 4/5 stars.

Mia's work has been featured in PEOPLE magazine's Best of 2010 edition. One of her books is on display at the Museum of London Docklands next to Johnny Depp memorabilia. Her books have been tapped for numerous awards including RomCon's Reader's Crown, RT Reviewers Choice and Publishers' Weekly named her Touch of a Rogue one of their 10 Best Romances!

Connie Mason is the best-selling author of more than fifty historical romances and novellas.  Her tales of passion and adventure are set in exotic as well as American locales.  Connie was named Story Teller of the Year in 1990 by Romantic Times and was awarded Career Achievement award in the Western category by Romantic Times in 1994.  Connie makes her home in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Prior to her first published work in 1984, Connie was a full time homemaker.  Always an avid reader, writing was one of Connie's dreams. 
In 1995 Connie was featured on a segment of the CBS news show 48 Hours, a television production that devoted an entire program to the romance novel industry.  Connie was also featured in an article published by National Inquirer.
In addition to writing and traveling, Connie enjoys telling anyone who will listen about her three children and nine grandchildren, and sharing memories of her years living abroad in Europe and Asia as the wife of a career serviceman.  In her spare time Connie enjoys reading, dancing, playing bridge and freshwater fishing.

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