The Rakehell of Roth
The Rakehell of Roth
By Amalie Howard
As owner of the most scandalous club in London, the last thing the notorious Marquess of Roth wants is a wife. Keeping up his false reputation as a rake brings in the clients with the deepest pockets―money he needs to fund a noble cause. Even though everything inside tells him not to leave his beautiful, innocent wife behind at his country estate…he must.
But three years later, tired of her scoundrel of a husband headlining the gossip rags, Lady Isobel Vance decides enough is enough. She is no longer a fragile kitten, but as the anonymous author of a women’s sexual advice column, she’s now a roaring tigress…and she can use her claws.
Isobel decides to go to him in London, channeling her powers of seduction to make him beg to take her back. But she didn’t expect her marauding marquess to be equally hard to resist. Now the game is on to see who will give in to the other first, with both sides determined like hell to win.
Each book in the Regency Rogues series is STANDALONE:
* The Beast of Beswick
* The Rakehell of Roth
After The Beast of Beswick, I’ve been desperately waiting for Isobel and Winter’s story. Their marriage was one of convenience and I was ready for Isobel to return from the country and fight for her husband. Isobel is truly a great heroine. She may have been an innocent when she married but the years apart have taught her what she wants and she’s not afraid to go after it. The sensuality of Isobel and the burning attraction between her and Winter lights up the pages. This book is sexy and scandalous and that made me love it even more. Winter is haunted by the tragedies of his past and doesn’t think he deserves to be happy. Because of this and that he senses his new wife would make him happy, he leaves her in the country for three years and occupies the scandal sheets instead. However, I will say that there isn’t any cheating in this book for those concerned. When his wife shows up and is determined to win him back, Winter struggles to fight against her wiles and his own desire for Isobel. This leads to very sexy scenes and a burning tension between the characters.
In addition to Isobel and Winter, the side characters of Isobel’s best friend Clarissa and Oliver, Winter’s brother were equally interesting. The plot of the scandalous club Winter runs is great and the hints about his ducal friend make me intrigued for future books. I think Isobel was definitely the strongest character in this story and I loved that she turned a lot of different tropes like the heroine in distress and the shy virgin upside down.
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.