Cold-Hearted Rake - Lisa Kleypas

Cold-Hearted Rake

Author: Lisa Kleypas


  • Publication Date: 2015-10-27
  • Category: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 473 Ratings)

Summary

Lisa Kleypas is back with a stunning new historical romance!

Readers have long waited for the return of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas to historical romance—and now she's back with her most breathtaking yet.

A twist of fate . . .

Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.

A clash of wills . . .

Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:

Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known?

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  • Amazing

    3
    By Yenta24/7
    Loved the book. Hated Katherine. She judges everyone and everything harshly never giving anyone the benefit of the doubt and she’s very hypocritical and controlling
  • Cold-Hearted Rake

    5
    By Tiggy/Cookie
    Never miss a book by this author. Always a wonderful love story, be it modern day or historical. Moving on to the next one in this series Marrying Mr. Winterborne.
  • One of my favorites <3

    5
    By Yvette Br.
    This book was amazing! I absolutely love Lisa Kleypas books and i'm so glad she wrote another historical romance novel. I loved the banter between Devon and Kathleen. I loved all the changes Devon made in his life and with his family. And Kathleen was so relatable and funny. i loved how much she cared for everyone and her quick wit. This book also introduced some great characters. I can't wait until we get to West's book and the Twins books! And best of all, Helens book is next!!! I just loved her and Rhys interactions. And the excerpt at the end of the book previewing Helens was great! I can't wait until the next book is released. <3
  • Really good!

    4
    By Stanhop3234
    This was such a good book that I found it very hard to put down. Devon Ravenel has inherited an earldom and a house full of family that he does not want and wants to unload it all and soon. Kathleen the widow has made it her job to stop Devon at every turn. Devon sees Kathleen as the only plus of the whole mess and vows to have her. They have great chemistry but defiantly have a love hate relationship for half the book. Kathleen was left to care of her husbands sisters who by far are three of the brightest stars of the book. Helen and the twins, Cassandra and Pandora were a joy and the antics of the twins had me laughing out loud. I can't leave out West, Devon's brother who was quite the charmer. The only thing that I did not like was that for most the book I really wanted to kill Devon. He did redeem himself in the end but it was touchy there for a while. I understood Devon's problem. He was handed the one thing he never wanted and didn't realize it was the only thing that would give him a life of selfworth and meaning. I recommend this and all of Lisa Kleypas' book you can't go wrong.
  • Lisa Kleypas

    1
    By lajenab
    I've read all of her books and love them. This one is beyond terrible. I literally skimmed through most of it. The characters were boring and lame. I deserve my money back. Badly done.
  • Lady Effie

    5
    By effiemea
    So glad to read this historical by Lisa….finished it quickly -one sitting…loved the setting,characters,plot,BUT wished the next book was out next week instead of next year...
  • Where is Lisa?

    2
    By Nana's sweet child
    I've read and re-read all of her historical novels. Her characters are so well developed you fell as you know them. This book is so lacking in substance I can not remember the character names. The ending of the book left you hanging! Hopefully the next in the series will be better.
  • Really glad to see she's back, but...

    3
    By Liebmann Family
    This feels a lot like a Hathaway sisters reboot and the main characters spent at least a third of the book completely apart. Parts where unbearably slow and others seemed rushed, especially the ending. The author seemed to get back in to her writing/creative groove towards the end of the book and laid a *really* nice foundation for the next book. I felt like Helen and Mr. Winterborne where more fleshed out , believable characters and definitely more interesting than the main characters of this book. I only finished it a couple hours ago and I can't even remember their names. I found his turn around was rushed and a bit unbelievable and she was kind of a meh character. She was all over the place and hard to figure out. Despite the rather clunky return to historical romance (especially for the Lisa Kleypas we all know and love!) I'm actually really looking forward to reading Helen's story and then Cassandra and Pandora, and then, of course, West! I think once Lisa gets her groove back we are all in for a real treat! Unfortunately, for me, this was a rather mediocre appetizer to what I anticipate will be an amazing 5 course meal!
  • Yes!

    4
    By MrsMFDC
    She's back! I was not a fan of Brown Eyed Girl and was frankly worried Kleypas had lost her passion for the work, but her return to historicals proves I was dead wrong. Can't WAIT for Winterbourne's story.
  • Classic Kleypas ... A fan's must read

    5
    By gwerk
    Tension; anxiety; attraction; unexpected friendship it's everything your looking for in an afternoon's escape ... A book that leaves you wanting more ... I can't wait for Mr. Winterbourne's story. It says something when you leave one book with only anticipation for the next!

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