The Lure of a Rake : The Heart of a Duke

  • by Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by Tim Campbell
  • Series: The Heart of a Duke
  • 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Lady Dreaming of Love
Lady Genevieve Farendale has a scandalous past. Jilted at the altar years earlier and exiled by her family, she's now returned to London to prove she can be a proper lady. Even though she's not given up on the hope of marrying for love, she's wary of trusting again. Then she meets Cedric Falcot, the Marquess of St. Albans, whose seductive ways set her heart aflutter. But with her sordid history, Genevieve knows a rake can also easily destroy her.
An Unlikely Pairing
What begins as a chance encounter between Cedric and Genevieve becomes something more. As they continue to meet, passions stir. But with Genevieve's hope for true love, she fears Cedric will be unable to give up his wayward lifestyle. After all, Cedric has spent years protecting his heart and keeping everyone out. Slowly, she chips away at all the walls he's built, but when he falters, Genevieve can't offer him redemption. Now it's up to Cedric to prove to Genevieve that the love of a man is far more powerful than the lure of a rake.

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Bad guys are too bad.

Any additional comments?

Fairly good story but the parents of both H/h just should not have been portrayed as so incredibly bad- I think the author did an overkill on that part. I guess the author made them so bad in order to support the plot line (people severely damaged by their upbringing by vicious parents). The story was engaging but was not at all believable. I never could figure out if the heroine was plain or beautiful and could not accept that the brief meeting of the H/h in the library could support such great attraction. In retrospect, I don't think I would have purchased this book if I had know more about it.

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- bebe

Beautiful story of loving and trusting agian

Would you listen to The Lure of a Rake again? Why?

Yes, Tim Campbell gives a amazing performance.His English accent is rich and he uses great tones perfectly to captures the characters in Christi book. You really feel like you are in the regency Era. Christi Caldwell gives us a beautiful story of Cedric Falcon and Genevieve Farendale . Two broken souls who had no one to depend on but themself . Cedric had a mean uncaring father who only wanted him to marry and produce a heir for the family title. Genevieve life was ruined by a mean Duke she was to marry ,who spread lies about her did not marry her. Her family and Society believe the Duke, her parents sent her away. Will these two take down their walls and let love in and believe they deserve love .Do yourself a,favor a buy this audio book and sit back and enjoy listening to wonderful Tim Campbell reading Christi Caldwell Amazing book The Lure of a Rake.


What other book might you compare The Lure of a Rake to and why?

The Heart of a Scoundrel
In both books you have a Rake for a hero who comes to find a herione that they fall madly in love with. Their ladies changes their wicked ways .


Which character – as performed by Tim Campbell – was your favorite?

Cedric Falcot,the Marquess of St. Albans


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A story of misinterpretation accusations of a innocent lady.


Any additional comments?

Truly a wonderful book by Christi Caldwell and a awesome performance by Tim Campbell narrating the book. Don't pass this one up.

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- sharon c.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios