The Love of a Rake : The Brothers of the Aristocracy

  • by Linda Rae Sande
  • Narrated by Michael Troughton
  • Series: The Brothers of the Aristocracy
  • 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the age of 35, Randall Roderick, Marquess of Reading, decides it's time to trade in his life as the Rake of Reading for the life of a married man. Trouble is, his reputation precedes him, and he's not particularly attracted to the milk water misses who make up the eligible ladies of the ton.
His counterpart, Charles Goodwin, Earl of Wakefield, is only 25 and enjoys his life as a rake far too much to consider marriage. A visiting prostitute may change his mind on the matter, though, if only because he wants to do the right thing.
When the Earl of Norwick's skittish cousin, Constance, meets Randall in the park, she's intrigued by the gentleman she thinks is merely a well-to-do cit with a fascination for horse racing, but she's only in London to find out what's become of her inheritance. She's determined to return to her home and horses in Sussex to live the life of an independent woman.
Her counterpart, Eleanor Merriweather, is in London for her coming-out with a dream to marry her perfect knight, but having been duped by a brothel's madam upon her arrival, she suddenly finds herself completely and thoroughly ruined.
When the lives of these four are suddenly upended by their chance meetings, the events of two nights and two days will prove that it takes a bit of horse sense to get on the right track in The Love of a Rake.

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like going back in time

first I would like to Say. I love when the auther uses British terms for a British historic story. there is Nothing more irritating then listening to a book and the words is all wrong for the time. so a big thank you to Linda for doing the reserch that is needed to make it authentic.
I was abit confused at the beginning of this book. I couldnt hear the difference in the narrators voice to indicate wich person he was acting at the time. so I had to really concentrate to get the full meaning of the story. It might be better in paper to keep track.
But when i did get a hang of it. it drew me in and back in time, to a time when men had to court a woman. to follow the etikette of the time not to offend the delicate females. I like the universe Linda has opened up to me in this book. and i really feel like i want to Know more About the finer people of london. want to come to tea and hear the latest gossip of who did what with who.
this is not my last book by Linda rae Sande. I will be back for more.
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- Gyrithe

A well done regency romance

This story takes place over a period of about 48 hours. In just this short amount of time, can two confirmed "rakes" be reformed?

I loved how each chapter jumped from one persons perspective to another's for the same set of events. Even though there are four main characters, their stories are all interwoven, and the secondary characters bring it all together.

I thought that for the most part, they narration was well done. I wasn't much of a fan of the way the characters inner thoughts were conveyed, but I did get used to it.
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- Catrina P

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2016
  • Publisher: Linda Rae Sande