Reader Review: I liked the way Marc's and Meg's thoughts were expressed. His care for her, which goes against his normal attitude in life, was very touching. His friends and family's protectiveness towards her was also touching. The story was very well thought and written.
The Earl of Rutherford was used to flirting with scandal. But when an act of charity placed his charge's spotless reputation in jeopardy, Marcus knew he must do the honorable thing. There was no point in pretending he was in love. So in return for Miss Marguerite Fellowes's discretion and children, the earl offered his name and protection.
Then Marcus watched as proud Meg blossomed in London society. Meg's smile was perhaps the loveliest he'd ever seen, and the glow in her eyes made him feel wildly out of control. Tantalized by her evident passion for life, the dutiful rake soon found himself consumed by far from innocent desires....
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|Title of eBook: The Dutiful Rake|
|Release Date: 07-01-2004|
|Publisher: Harlequin Historical||Store Sales Rank: 8968|
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The Dutiful Rake
Chapter OneBeguiling green eyes glimmered up into cold light grey as Lady Hartleigh circled the crowded floor in the powerful arms of Marcus Langley, Earl of Rutherford. That tall, lithe figure seemed perfectly indifferent to the sylph-like form in its sheath of gold silk. Not the most censorious of Almack's patronesses could have found anything to cavil at in the way they danced. His lordship kept a proper distance at all times, his thighs did not brush against her ladyship's skirts, his hand remained just above her waist as was considered decent and they chatted unconcernedly without gazing passionately into each other's eyes.
For all that, several haughty dames cast outraged glances in their direction, albeit surreptitiously. After all, if the rumours were true and Marcus really was considering marriage at long last, then the last thing anyone wanted to do was offend him. He was one of the richest prizes on the Marriage Mart and it was not only his positively indecent fortune that made him so eligible.
There was the title as well - one of the oldest and most illustrious in the realm. Add to that his lordship's undeniable good looks, prowess as a sportsman and his elegance of dress and it was no wonder that so many lures should have been thrown out to him over the years since he'd returned from serving with Wellington's forces. Lures which had been totally ignored. Until now.
At five and thirty the Earl was marked as a confirmed bachelor. No one could ever remember him showing the slightest interest in any marriageable female. He preferred to live a life of hedonistic pleasure when in the capital, which was only during the spring anyway. The rest of t...
Title: The Dutiful Rake
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Number of Comments: 8 Rating(s) 5 Review(s)
2 of 4 people found the following eBook Review Helpful
March 31, 2010
Reviewer: A reader from london, GB
This is my favourite Elizabeth Rolls book. I would totally recommend purchasing this book. Both the main and side characters are well drawn and it was an overall excellent read for those who enjoy historical romance.
November 14, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Bristol, NA GB
If you are looking for something original and new this might not be the book for you. If you are looking for a nice fun read the Dutiful Rake is a good candidate. The two main characters, Meg and Marc are both rather stereotypical, but that did not diminish my enjoyment of the story. I enjoy romances that have lots of humour and a general feel good feeling and the Dutiful Rake fulfilled my expectations.
April 2, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from DORCHESTER, MA USA
I really enjoyed this book and thought it was so romantic with just the right amount of angst. Great story, great characters.
Pulled at my hearstrings!!
April 6, 2011
Reviewer: A reader from GAINESVILLE, FL USA
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I could easily get immersed in the plot and the feelings of the characters, each of which are very well developed. The female lead is adorable and very likable. She utterly captivates the male lead and forces him to undergo huge changes that I found funny and endearing. This book has prompted me to check out more by this author.
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