Her first marriage was an epic failure.
Lady Avalon Warwyck never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry―that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town.
Can he convince her to take another chance at happily ever after?
Devan Farris―charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian―is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn’t have to meddle in her affairs; he’s not one to trod on a woman’s independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she’ll have nothing to do with vicar with a wild reputation―even though he’s never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside―a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can prove that he wants to love and care for her. . .until death do they part?
Wild, Wild Rake by Janna MacGregor is one wild ride full of temptation, hope, and new beginnings. I fell instantly in love with both protagonists. The minor characters added to the story and were just as real. This is the sixth historical romance novel in the Cavensham Heiresses series. Some of the previous characters were found in this delightful tale. Janna MacGregor never disappoints. She always writes a book full of humor, love, and enough action to keep readers addicted. I enjoyed following these main characters as their journey deepened.
In this book, I met a kind yet clever heiress. She was forced to wed a man she didn’t love nor loved her. Her parents did what no parent should do. Force their daughter’s hand to a terrible man. Avalon wedded a rich and powerful Marquess. He only consummated their marriage once. That one time got Avalon with child. Avalon has to deal with her husband’s cruelty and his unfaithfulness. But it is with that, that she met a woman who ends up becoming her best friend. From their, Avalon’s life changes.
Next, there is the wild rakish vicar that tempted feelings Avalon never thought she would ever feel. She felt like a wanted woman. A woman who is desired. Vicar Devan is sent to spy on Avalon. From there things become complicated and romantic. Devan is an honest man. But he is also very blunt and teasing when it comes to his Lady Warlock, aka Avalon. He’s the kind of hero that all women would love to have in their lives.
Overall, I loved every bit of this story. Janna MacGregor is a talented writer. Her characters are unforgettable. The stories she writes keep me begging for more.