The Art of Taming a Rake

Legendary Lovers Book 4

*Starred Review
— Publishers Weekly

“Nicole Jordan’s new series will steal your heart!”
— Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

About the Book

Sparks abound in this sizzling new Legendary Lovers tale from New York Times best-selling author Nicole Jordan, where a seductive rakehell must woo his spirited but love-shy bride while unmasking a mysterious assailant.

Despite his notorious reputation, Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, has mostly honorable intentions. For instance, when beautiful Venetia Stratham boldly enters a gentleman’s club, demanding he stop courting her sister, Quinn does what any bachelor would do: He kisses her. With her sharp wit, intoxicating passion, and surprising vulnerability, Venetia is irresistible-except for all this nonsense about shooting him. But when clandestine enemies make an actual attempt on his life, Venetia is implicated. To save her good name, Quinn does what any true gentleman must do: He proposes.

Venetia cannot believe that two years after jilting her libertine fiancé, she finds herself wed to arrogant, wickedly sensual Quinn, whose devilish ways are as legendary as his rumored skills as a lover. Yet vexingly, her body rebels against her vow to remain immune to his many charms. If only she could reform the infuriating nobleman-without diminishing his undeniable allure. As Venetia discovers that a true rake is hard to tame, Quinn faces an even greater challenge: winning his wife’s fragile trust . . . while defending both their lives.

Praise for The Art of Taming a Rake

A Regency miss takes on an earl with a reputation. Venetia and Quinn are reluctant lovers, and there’s fun in watching their inevitable fall into love. Both sensuous and emotional, this story is a true pleasure.

In the latest of her Legendary Lovers series, Jordan spices up the plot of her Regency romance with an intriguing thread of danger, but longtime fans of this best-selling author needn’t worry about a lack of potent passion, since Jordan also serves up plenty of the lushly sensual love scenes for which she is famous.

“Jordan’s fourth Legendary Lovers Regency is a sweet and tender romance with a perfect blend of adventure and mystery. Jordan deftly interweaves the development of the romance and the slow revelation of clues about who’s behind the attempts on Quinn’s life. The repartee between the two protagonists—both of whom are struggling to stay detached—is engaging verbal foreplay that captures the heat of their physical attraction to each other. The characterization is rich, and it develops naturally through evocative dialogue and actions. The interaction between characters also highlights the ways that their emotions are ruled by social demands, and readers will yearn for the lovers to at last be able to devote their sincere and thoughtful attention to each other, instead of having to contend with the need to preserve their social standing.”
*starred review
— Publishers Weekly

Praise for Nicole Jordan

“Sexy characters, powerful love stories, and fast-paced action are Jordan’s forte.”
— RT Book Reviews

“Nicole Jordan is one of my favorites.”
— Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

“Nicole Jordan charms and captivates.”
— Jillian Hunter, New York Times bestselling author

“One of my all time favorite writers, Nicole Jordan delivers romance like no one else. Captivating, enticing, and irresistible, her books are always on my must buy list.”
— Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times bestselling author