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2/7/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: To Tempt a Rake by Cara Elliott


Description

Kate Woodbridge has spent most of her life sailing to exotic ports around the globe, acquiring an expertise in botany, along with a few less ladylike skills. So when a deathbed promise to her parents brings her to London to seek reconciliation with her grandfather, the imperious Duke of Cluyne, she feels like a fish out of water. Her outspoken views and fiery temper tend to set off sparks in Society-especially with the rakish Conte of Como.

A devil-may-care rogue, Marco finds the alluring and mysterious Kate a tempting target for his flirtations. But when murder strikes at the duke's country house party he begins to suspect that she's hiding a dark secret. He has his own clandestine reasons for offering to help her prove her innocence . . . And so begins a journey of dangerous deception that leads from England to the glittering ballrooms of Vienna, where Marco and Kate must duel with a deadly villain . . . and their own explosive attraction.
(2010)

About the Author

Cara Elliott started writing Western novels at the age of five. Later she changed her genre to Regency romance after reading Pride and Prejudice. She graduated from Yale University, and she now lives and works in New York City. (2011)

Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446541303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446541305
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

This is a delightful regency romance that tells the story of Kate and Marco.  Kate is strong willed, intelligent and has a temper, so when she meets up with Marco, a rakishly handsome, mysterious and well, Italian.  There is a lot of subplots within the plot and they help to make the story more interesting.  This is the third book in the Circle of Sin series and I think you can read this one on its own.
I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.




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Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addtress (no PO Boxes)
Contest ends 2.24.11 and the winner will be chosen by Random.org on 2.25.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
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63 comments:

  1. This sounds really good.Nice review.
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  2. interesting fact-you can download and print of bookmarks from the Circle of Sin books
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  4. I really enjoyed her other books and would love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. This book looks really good. I love historical romances set in the regency time period.
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  6. Interesting fact about Cara is that she, also, writes as Andrea Pickens. I have loved all the Pickens books that I read.
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  9. The book sounds great thanks for the chance.
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  10. The video of waltzing in Vienna (on Cara's website) was awesome. Loved all the blue dresses. There was an immediate flavor of "Regency" to the movie -- until the dancers performed maneuvers only ballerinas could pull off.

    This sounds like a really good series.
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  11. Cara Elliott is a new author for me, but I love historicals. I'll check out her other books at Goodreads, thanks for the review and giveaway.

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  14. Always looking for a new historical Romance!
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  31. I have Cara Elliott's first two books in her Circle of Sin trilogy and I hope to read the last book: To Tempt a Rake! :) So thank you for the giveaway!


    What I find interesting (website): Cara Elliott majored in Art as an undergrad at Yale. :o (smart & creative!)


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  35. Never heard of this series but it sounds great!
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  59. I'd love to win this book. I've read the first two in the series and and can't wait to read this one!

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  60. From her website I learned that Cara Elliott is the pen name for Andrea Pickens. Who knew?!?!?

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