Rakes and Roses

Rakes and Roses

A Mayfield Family Romance

Lady Sabrina endured an abusive marriage, a miscarriage, and early widowhood to emerge as a smart, successful, confident woman who found a way to make her mark in a man’s world. She has friends and purpose, but cannot hide from the emptiness she feels when the parties are over and the friends have gone home to families she will never have.

Harry Stillman may be charming and handsome, but he’s a gambler and a rake who has made a mockery of his privileges. He turns to the mysterious Lord Damion for financial relief from his debts, but still ends up beaten nearly senseless by thugs and left in an ally.

When Lady Sabrina comes upon Harry after the attack, she remembers the kindness Harry once showed to her six years ago and brings him to her estate to heal. Though their relationship begins on rocky footing, it soon mellows into friendship, then trust. But Lady Sabrina needs to keep Harry at a distance, even if he is becoming the kind of man worthy of her heart. After all, she is keeping a secret that, if exposed, could destroy everything she’s so carefully built.

Title:Rakes and Roses
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781629727356
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    Rakes and Roses Reviews

  • Lucinda

    Of all the three books in this series, this is my favorite so far. At the beginning of the story, we find Harry deep in gambling and drink. After he loses his winnings, he's desperate to get a chance ...

  • Karena

    Nope. I can’t do the clean romances. There was zero chemistry here. ...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    Rakes and rogues are not my favorite type of hero in the Regency genre, but this author did a wonderful job of exploring the redemption of a young man from a life of dissolution. The lifetime of choic...

  • Julie Carpenter

    Two characters, both trying to break free from the past and searching for redemption for themselves and others. Full of raw vulnerability, sorrow, heartache, loneliness, loss, self-awareness, friendsh...

  • Yara

    Rakes and Roses is the third book in the Mayfield Family series by Josi S. Kilpack.This book, like the previous books, is part of the proper romance genre - which means it's clean when it comes to sex...

  • Lu

    In a time when gender roles were very strict, a businesswoman and a man who enjoyed knitting found their way to each other. Rakes and Roses is the third book in the Mayfield Family Series but can be ...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)

    ***4.5 stars***I love the premise of this series. A wealthy elderly uncle, who never married and is without an heir, decides to bestow an inheritance to his family on the condition that they marry. He...

  • Katie W

    Unique and refreshing Regency I can always count on Josi Kilpack to deliver a sweet Regency story that steps outside of the typical formula. In this offering, she tackles a rakish gambling drunk who f...

  • Bethany

    Having been a teen reader of conservative & Christian romances, I really wish that this was the kind of thing being published back then. Rakes and Roses is a slow-burn, historical romance that keeps t...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    Do you want to know what I loved best about this book? It felt different than other regency books. The premise was unique and Lady Sabrina's life felt different but still believable within the genre. ...