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A Good Rake is Hard to Find: The Lords of Anarchy Series, Book 1
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A DANGEROUS GAME
Heartbroken by the loss of her brother, Miss Leonora Craven vows to uncover the truth about his "accident," which seems to have been anything but. Jonathan Craven was involved with the Lords of Anarchy, a notorious driving club, and Leonora can't help but suspect foul play. But the only way she can infiltrate their reckless inner circle is to enlist the help of Jonny's closest ally, Lord Frederick Lisle. If only he didn't also happen to be the man who broke Leonora's heart...
AN UNDENIABLE DESIRE
Frederick isn't surprised to find gorgeous, headstrong Leonora playing detective, but he knows that the Lords of Anarchy mean business—and he has no choice but to protect her. A sham engagement to Leonora will allow Frederick to bring her into the club and along for the ride. But it isn't long before pretending to be lovers leads to very real passion. With everything to lose, is their tempestuous affair worth the risk?

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Heartbroken by the loss of her brother, Miss Leonora Craven vows to uncover the truth about his "accident," which seems to have been anything but. Jonathan Craven was involved with the Lords of Anarchy, a notorious driving club, and Leonora can't help but suspect foul play. But the only way she can infiltrate their reckless inner circle is to enlist the help of Jonny's closest ally, Lord Frederick Lisle. If only he didn't also happen to be the man who broke Leonora's heart...
AN UNDENIABLE DESIRE
Frederick isn't surprised to find gorgeous, headstrong Leonora playing detective, but he knows that the Lords of Anarchy mean business—and he has no choice but to protect her. A sham engagement to Leonora will allow Frederick to bring her into the club and along for the ride. But it isn't long before pretending to be lovers leads to very real passion. With everything to lose, is their tempestuous affair worth the risk?

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        "This sweet and sensuous novel has an undercurrent of mystery that will keep readers riveted."

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        Leonora Craven knows her brother Jonny's death was no accident. Jonny was murdered, and Leonora intends to prove that the Lords of Anarchy, England's most notorious driving club, is responsible. But because Leonora is a woman, she doesn't have access to the club. She does knows that Frederick Lisle, Jonny's best friend, would have no problem infiltrating and securing the evidence she needs, but she isn't positive Freddy would be willing to help her since she broke their engagement five years ago. Fortunately, Freddy would like nothing better than to see Jonny's death avenged. However, the only way he and Leonora can spend so much time together without attracting gossip is if they pretend to be engaged, once again. Collins gives a clever wink and a nod to the television show Sons of Anarchy in her latest captivating Regency, which kicks off her new Lords of Anarchy series. Readers who relish historical romances served up with a generous measure of dangerous intrigue and sizzling sensuality will definitely want to test drive this smartly crafted tale.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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AN UNDENIABLE DESIRE
Frederick isn't surprised to find gorgeous, headstrong Leonora playing detective, but he knows that the Lords of Anarchy mean business—and he has no choice but to protect her. A sham engagement to Leonora will allow Frederick to bring her into the club and along for the ride. But it isn't long before pretending to be lovers leads to very real passion. With everything to lose, is their tempestuous affair worth the risk?

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