Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake by Janice Preston
Lady Olivia And The Infamous Rake is a regency romance. This is book one of the Beauchamp Heirs series, and has minor roles for characters from the earlier Beauchamp Betrothals books.
This is the story of eighteen-year-old Olivia. She might be the catch of the season, but Olivia feels stifled by a protective family and rigid rules of society. Lured by the wonders of London, Olivia bribes her brother Alex to escort her, one evening, to Vauxhall pleasure gardens. Here they are invited to join a dubious group of partygoers. Alex is soon distracted and leaves Olivia plied with drink, playing cards and unchaperoned.
Lord Hugo Alastair finds himself rescuing her and is soon enchanted by her family loyalty and her mischievous persona. He offers to help ‘look out’ for her brother Alex, whilst helping Olivia retrieve her necklace which she’d previously wagered.
The pair are certainly attracted to each other, but as a second son, Hugo has few prospects to offer the daughter of a Duke. This was a sweet romance. I’ve previously read the Beauchamp Betrothals where the main characters are older, featuring Olivia’s father, uncle and aunt. Now this new series offers romance for the next generation. Ideal for those who enjoy an historical romance.
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“He’s completely unsuitable…
he’s a rake.”
Part of The Beauchamp Heirs: after being plucked from peril by resolute bachelor Lord Hugo Alastair, Lady Olivia Beauchamp is secretly outraged that he doesn’t even try to steal a kiss! He’s a notorious rake among the ton, and as a result, utterly forbidden to an innocent debutante like her. But their attraction is magnetic. Will she risk her reputation for a passionate encounter?
I grew up in Wembley, North London, with a love of reading, writing stories and animals. After leaving school at eighteen, I moved to Devon and any thoughts of writing became lost in the hectic rush of life as a farmer’s wife, with two children and many animals to care for. When my children left home for university, I discovered a love of history and of the Regency period in particular and began to write seriously for the first time since my teens.
Real life then got in the way and I didn’t write again until 2009. I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association in 2012 and my first Regency romance was accepted for publication by Harlequin Mills & Boon in late 2013.
I now live in the West Midlands with my second husband and two cats and I continue to write Regency romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon.
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