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The Wrong Way to Catch a Rake by Lara Temple | #BookReview @laratemple1 @HarlequinBooks #ARC #HistoricalRomance

A sizzling romance between a companion and a rake among the beautiful canals of Venice

I loved every book in this series so far, and Dominic’s story is so romantic and swoony.

My thanks to the author for the advanced reader’s copy. 

Book Details

Print Length: 295 pages
Harlequin Historical (Dec 27, 2022)

Book Description

Enjoy this exciting Regency romance set in Venice.

Can she unmask the rogue…

…among the canals of Venice?

So far, Phoebe Brimford’s experience of Dominic, Lord Wrexham, is that he lives up to his reputation as a dissolute rake. But he’s also frustratingly charming and distractingly attractive! And while undercover spy Phoebe knows entangling herself with such a character is the wrong way to go about her mission, the closer she gets to Dominic, the more she suspects he’s not as lost as Society seems to think he is…

From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.

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The Wrong Way to Catch a rake is the story of a companion and a wastrel who meet in Venice while guests of the same inn. I particularly enjoy it when characters slowly show their complexity, and Dominic and Phoebe definitively did not disappoint.

Dominic is the kind of guy that almost every girl at some point in her life dreamt of redeeming. Handsome and intelligent but wasted on useless pursuits. He was too busy gaming and womanizing to do anything with his talents.

Phoebe was no green girl dreaming of redeeming Dominic. But, she got to know him better almost by accident and could not help seeing behind his rake facade. Secrets abound, and nothing is what it seems to be.

There is lots of chemistry between the couple, and I had to use oven mitts because the pages were on fire (lol).

Another great book in the series!

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author

Lara Temple writes strong, sexy regency romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion.

When she was fifteen Lara found a very grubby copy of Georgette Heyer’s Faro’s Daughter in an equally grubby book store. Several blissful hours later she emerged, blinking, into the light of day completely in love with Regency Romance but it took three decades of various fascinating but completely unrelated careers in finance and high tech before she returned to her first love.

Lara lives with her husband and two children who are very good about her taking over the kitchen table for her writing (so she can look out over the garden and dream). She loves to travel (especially to places steeped in history) and read as many books as possible. She recently went looking for that crowded little bookstore but couldn’t quite remember around what corner it was…hopefully it is still there and another girl is in the corner by the window, reading and dreaming…

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