Venetia Stratham will do anything to save her sister from going down the path she once trod, engaging herself to a man who is unfaithful, even if it means Venetia must threaten her sister’s suitor at gun point. In The Art of Taming a Rake by Nicole Jordan, Venetia hunts down Quinn Wild, Earl of Traherne, at a gentleman’s club to convince him to give up his pursuit of her sister, interrupting Quinn’s own hunting but Quinn can’t let Venetia’s reputation suffer anymore at his hands so he agrees to meet with her to discuss the matter later. When their later meeting results in an attempt by someone else to shoot Quinn, Venetia is accused of the crime even though she didn’t do it and the rumor’s start to spread that she was the culprit.
Quinn Wild knows that Venetia isn’t serious when she points the gun at him but Quinn can’t let her good name be smeared and so offers the only solution, to wed him. But as difficult as it was to convince the headstrong, witty Venetia to wed him, it will take all the skill he has developed as a rake to love him. As if that wasn’t hard enough, Quinn must keep the both of them alive and track down whoever it is that is trying to kill him.
Nicole Jordan’s The Art of Taming a Rake is a great mix of adventure, mystery and romance. I really felt for Venetia’s character in standing by her beliefs, even at the cost of her family and her place in society. The Art of Taming a Rake is the fourth book in the Legendary Lovers series but is a stand alone novel (at the time of writing this I have not read any other books in this series). The Art of Taming a Rake is a good, quick historical mystery that I enjoyed.
You can read an excerpt here.
Legendary Lovers Reading Order:
Lover Be Mine
Secrets of Seduction
The Art of Taming a Rake
My Fair Lover (release date TBA)
Title: The Art of Taming a Rake
Author: Nichole Jordan
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 416
Publisher: Ballantine Mass Market Original
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Available for purchase: Amazon
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.