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Book 1 of Rakes and Rogues

USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee delights readers with the first in a vibrant, saucy Regency romances series.

Mellie Smithson has a plan...

Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating—although admittedly handsome—guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London...

Trevor Anaedsley has a problem...

Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country—ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson—where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him—but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry?

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

Rakes and Rogues Series:

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Book 1)

One Rogue at a Time (Book 2)

The Richer the Rogue (Book 3)

Praise for 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake:

"Lee creates a wonderful read full of madness and mayhem..." —RT Book Reviews, 4½ Stars

"With its wonderfully whimsical characters and fanciful plot, Lee's latest...is tailor-made for readers who like their Regency-set historicals served up with plenty of frothy fun." —Booklist

"Full of witty banter and steamy love scenes, Lee will keep you entranced until the very end." —Historical Romance Lover, 5 Stars

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Book 1 of Rakes and Rogues

USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee delights readers with the first in a vibrant, saucy Regency romances series.

Mellie Smithson has a plan...

Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating—although admittedly handsome—guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London...

Trevor Anaedsley has a problem...

Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country—ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson—where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him—but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry?

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

Rakes and Rogues Series:

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Book 1)

One Rogue at a Time (Book 2)

The Richer the Rogue (Book 3)

Praise for 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake:

"Lee creates a wonderful read full of madness and mayhem..." —RT Book Reviews, 4½ Stars

"With its wonderfully whimsical characters and fanciful plot, Lee's latest...is tailor-made for readers who like their Regency-set historicals served up with plenty of frothy fun." —Booklist

"Full of witty banter and steamy love scenes, Lee will keep you entranced until the very end." —Historical Romance Lover, 5 Stars

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        Lee’s first Rakes and Rogues Regency romance is a middling affair that relies too heavily on the ridiculous. When Melinda Smithson, beautiful, rich, and logical, is proposed to for the umpteenth time by her obsessively poetic but brutish cousin Ronnie, she bemoans her inexplicable lack of other prospects. Trevor, future Duke of Timby and a former student of Melinda’s father, pays a visit and complains that his grandfather has cut off all funds until Trevor becomes engaged. Quickly he
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        Melinda Smithson wants to get married, but since she is stuck living in the countryside with her father, her only suitor is her annoying, poetry-spouting distant cousin, Ronnie. Melinda would love the opportunity to meet other eligible bachelors, but what is a poor girl to do? Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather, the Duke of Trimby, has cut off his allowance until Trevor settles down and gets married. When Trevor bumps into Melinda while visiting her father, he immediately sees the perfect solution to both their problems. If Trevor proposes to Melinda, he will once again have access to his money. As Trevor's new fiancee, Melinda will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of gentlemen. Once Melinda finds the man she wants to marry, Trevor will break up with her. It all sounds perfectly logical, right? With its wonderfully whimsical characters and fanciful plot, Lee's (What the Groom Wants, 2014) latest romance, the first in her new Rakes and Rogues series, is tailor-made for readers who like their Regency-set historicals served up with plenty of frothy fun.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee delights readers with the first in a vibrant, saucy Regency romances series.

Mellie Smithson has a plan...

Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating—although admittedly handsome—guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London...

Trevor Anaedsley has a problem...

Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country—ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson—where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him—but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry?

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with...
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