Review: The Rebel and the Rake


He holds her fate in his hands—she holds his heart in hers.

Rafe Davies might seem like just another charismatic rake, but in reality, he is one of the crown’s most valuable agents. As relentless as he is reckless, Rafe has never come upon a mission he couldn’t complete. But when he encounters the intriguing-yet-prickly lady’s companion Miss Sylvia Sparrow while on assignment at a Scottish house party, he finds himself thoroughly distracted by the secretive beauty.

Though most women would be thrilled to catch the eye of a tall, dark, and dangerously handsome man, Sylvia is through with that sort of adventure. She trusted the wrong man once and paid for it dearly. The fiery bluestocking is resolved to avoid Rafe, until a chance encounter between them reveals the normally irreverent man’s unexpected depths—and an attraction that’s impossible to ignore. But when Sylvia begins to suspect she isn’t the only one harboring a few secrets, she realizes that Rafe may pose a risk to far more than her heart . . .

Rating: 4-stars


The Rebel and the Rake by Emily Sullivan is another great historical spy romance. It has all the elements to make it entertaining. The pace in the beginning is a bit slower than I normally encounter. However, there is the growing interest between characters, the risks, and the romance. I love the sense of danger mixed in with secrecy. My interest in the characters blossomed more with every page. There is action, humor, intelligence, and the sexy bits too. Overall, Emily Sullivan knows how to write and intrigue her readers. I was hooked from the beginning.

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