Wild, Wild Rake, the next sweeping, emotional, witty, and sharp romance in the Cavensham Heiresses series from beloved author Janna MacGregor.
Her first marriage was an epic fail.
Lady Avalon Warwyk never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry—that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town.
Can he convince her to take another chance at happily ever after?
Devan Farris—charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian—is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn’t have to meddle in her affairs; he’s not one to trod on a woman’s independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she’ll have nothing to do with a vicar with a wild reputation—even though he’s never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside—a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can prove that he wants to love and care for her. . .until death do they part?
Praise for the Cavensham Heiresses series
“Full-bodied romance…with intelligence and heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell
“Sparkling…MacGregor brings England’s Regency era to life.” —Publishers Weekly
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This is like the millionth (ok not really) of the Cavensham family books, and Janna MacGregor has yet to disappoint. there is just something about this family and their support of each other that I just absolutely love. Maybe its the strong women or just the fact that no matter what the men always find a way to do the right thing. Even though Devan’s brother has put him in an awkward place asking him to spy on Avalon he finds a way to be honest with her and make his way into her heart. Avalon has not had it easy with trying to do right by her son and still continue to be independent, sadly she lives in a time period where woman are not seen in the best of light, and aren’t seen as being able to do right by others. She is able to show her son’s guardian that she knows what she is doing and can care for herself and him without the guardians help with his own brother as her supporter. The fact that Devan is able to see what an great woman she is, helps make this a great romance for a woman who already had one bad marriage. I really like that even though she found out secrets about her husband she was able to see past those bad things and not take it upon herself, as if they were a reflection of her. Because anything her husband did was not because of her or because she wasn’t a good woman it was because her husband was forced into something he never wanted and took it out on her.