Devon’s head lowered, and he kissed the side of her throat. “I want you in my bed again,” he whispered. Working his way along her neck, he found a sensitive place that made her shiver and arch, the tip of his tongue stroking a soft pulse…(Cold Hearted Rake, Klepas, Lisa: pg. 192 2016)
I had to go back to one of my first loves…
I used to go crazy and giddy with bookwormery when I would see a title like Rake, or Pirate, or Damsel, I love it.
This book did not disappoint, read the short snippet in the box below and then my reaction afterward.
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?– Blurb from Amazon.com
To be completely fair, Devon did not seem that cold-hearted to me, maybe except when he threw acidic words at Kathleen, perhaps once or twice. Maybe in his former life he may have been more of a cold-hearted rake but with Kathleen even when they butt heads or banter and it can turn fiery and passionate with a few charming, heart melting words from Devon. Kathleen was more coldhearted with her actions and her words. Given her familial background, it is somewhat understandable.
However, I had heart palpitations during the sex scenes…My God!
The book earns five stars for an amazingly tight plot, wonderful characters to revisit and amazing passion.