“Saved by the Rake” by Em Taylor is a wonderful historical romance. The characters really stand out, and the story is a page-turner.
Rebecca and Daniel are perfect together, and their romance is tension filled and steamy. Rebecca’s hardships are unique for a heroine, but she handles them with a dignity and grace that will have readers loving her and rooting for her to love and trust Daniel. I’ve liked many romance heroes, but I think Daniel is one of the best. His kind and caring nature towards Rebecca, and his ease at overlooking his younger brother’s scandalous life choices make him one-of-a kind, and readers will find him a true hero. The mystery surrounding Newthorpe’s death will have readers questioning all the characters, and though a bit anti-climactic, I do like that the conflict is resolved without violence. The secondary characters are witty and enjoyable, and I especially like Rebecca’s mother, and Daniel’s brother. “Saved by the Rake” is truly a fine read, and Taylor has created a vivid setting and splendid plot. Readers will enjoy every moment of “Saved by the Rake.”
Rebecca realizes too late that Newthrope is not the man he seems to be. With her innocence gone and a scandal on the horizon Rebecca is determined to face the ton head on. She doesn’t expect to catch the attention of her brother’s friend Daniel, Lord Ramsey. When Daniel proposes Rebecca accepts knowing this may be her only chance at marriage. Just as they are beginning to discover their new found love, Newthrope is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Now Rebecca and Daniel must discover the murderer before someone they love is blamed or worse.
When Lady Rebecca Eversley is left ravished by the Earl of Newthorpe and facing ruination, she has the choice to point her pretty little nose in the air and face the gossips of the Ton or scurry off to the country to live out her life as an old maid. When she meets Lord Daniel Ramsey, a notorious rake, she decides on the former course of action.
Daniel has been given an ultimatum, marry before his father dies or lose the majority of his inheritance money. Rebecca seems the perfect candidate, especially once rumours about her start to circulate in the drawing rooms of Mayfair.
When Newthorpe is found dead on the morning of their wedding, the people they care about find themselves suspects in the case. Who murdered Newthorpe and can Rebecca ever get over what he did to her?