Title – Saved by a Rake
Author – Em Taylor
Genre – Regency Romance (Historical)
Publication Date – November 22, 2013
Publisher – Author
Cover Artist – Veronica Fernandez
Daniel has been given an ultimatum, marry before his father dies or lose the majority of his inheritance money. Rebecca seems the perfect candidate, especially once rumours about her start to circulate in the drawing rooms of Mayfair.
When Newthorpe is found dead on the morning of their wedding, the people they care about find themselves suspects in the case. Who murdered Newthorpe and can Rebecca ever get over what he did to her?
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Lord Daniel Andrew Rutherford Ramsey, Viscount Ramsey and the heir to the Earldom of Drumbane in the south of Scotland. He was brought up like a typical English aristocrat – educated at Eton then Cambridge University. There he met his life-long friend, Lord James Eversley.
Until now, Daniel, now 34, has lived the life of a gentleman about town—visiting White’s Gentleman’s Club, riding in Hyde Park, fencing and boxing, and hiding in the card room during balls so none of the debutantes will trap him into a leg-shackle. He enjoys the company of women, but since he’s not a total cad, he restricts his liaisons to young widows and courtesans—although he was not averse to the odd married woman in his younger days.
His mother died when he was nineteen. He has a brother and a sister and a father who believes he should be married to ensure the continuation of the family line. When he hears that James’ sister has been raped, he sees marriage to her as an answer to both their problems.
Lady Rebecca Eversley is the daughter of the Earl of Chapelbrooke. Like all aristocratic ladies, she had a governess and grew up mostly in the large country estate of her father, with the occasional trips to London. She plays the pianoforte, embroiders beautifully, sings and reads more than she ought. She is now 24 and had her come-out six years ago. She just has not yet found anyone she really wanted to marry.
But this year, she really must accept a suitable match. So when The Earl of Newthorpe begins to pay her attention, she agrees to be courted by him. It seems he will ask for her hand and though she is not particularly drawn to him, it is a good match. When he takes her to his home and dismisses her maid, she should have said no. There, in the countess’s bedchamber, he ravished her. Bruised, broken and most likely ruined, her only hope is a quick match before the Ton become aware of her predicament. Can her saviour really be Daniel, the rakish friend of her big brother?
Someone Like You – Adele
Always – Bon Jovi
Oh Love – Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley
All the Love in the World – The Corrs
The Greatest Flame – Runrig
Fields of the Young – Donnie Munro
Can’t Fight the Moonlight – Leann Rimes
Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
Brandenburg Variations – The Planets (Bach)
Unfortunately, Em was put off reading and writing by school and although she rediscovered her love of reading many years ago, she only tried her hand at writing again in 2011. After a year of writing fan fiction, she wrote an original short story for an anthology. This was followed up with two more shorts and 4 novella length books, all published under a pen name. Having fallen in love with a new sub-genre, courtesy of books by Mary Balogh and Lynsay Sands, she decided to try her hand at her new favourite genre for reading—regency.
Having bitten the bullet, she feels she has found her home in the 19th century, and it does give her an excuse to watch Colin Firth in a pair of buff breeches and riding books ad infinitum.
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