Scott, Bronwyn, How to Sin Successfully (The Rakes Beyond Redemption, Book 3), (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2012).
Title: How to Sin Successfully (The Rakes Beyond Redemption, Book 3)
Author: Bronwyn Scott
Issues: Abduction; Child Abduction; Gendered Expectations (Women)
Riordan Barrett: Last Rake Standing
With his comrade rakes-in-arms succumbing to respectability, anyone might think that wicked Riordan Barrett is next. But such happy endings aren’t for him—the whole of society knows there isn’t a redeemable bone in his sinfully sexy body.
Suddenly Riordan finds himself not only an earl…but father to two young wards! His only experience is in the art of irresponsibility.
This rake needs help—and hiring a young, pretty governess won’t be such a hardship!
Sweet, innocent Maura Caulfield is the only lady in London seemingly unaware of Riordan’s disreputable ways. But it won’t stay like that for long. He’ll show her just how much fun sinning can be…
Welcome to Rakes Beyond Redemption. If this is our first look at the series or your last because you’ve been with us the whole way it doesn’t matter! Each of the three books stands alone quite well. But why miss one when the series features three sexy men? If you’re just joining us, let me catch you up.
The premise of the series is to explore how three second sons are transformed by family or personal crisis from their fast-living, hard-loving lifestyles to being men who take pride in their families and position in society. Really, the ultimate Regency make-over.
In Book One, How to Disgrace a Lady, Merrick finds himself at the heart of a wager that compromises the honour of a lady. In Book Two, How to Ruin a Reputation, Ashe must rise to the challenge of meeting the conditions of his father’s will in order to save the earldom. In Book Three, How to Sin Successfully, Riordan has instant fatherhood thrust upon him when he inherits two young wards.
Enter Maura, governess number six. She enchants both the children…and Riordan! But in order to hold true to her principles Maura knows she’ll have to resist the charming Earl – unless he can convince her one can sin successfully.
PS. It’s the gentlemen who get all the action in Rakes Beyond Redemption, but it’s the ladies who set the ton on its ear next, in my forthcoming duet. Stay tuned for more about two women who redefine what it means to be a lady.