Title: Last Rake Standing
Author: Jayne Fresina
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Buy Link: Buy Last Rake Standing Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed by: Donna
In Victorian London, Emma Hale leads two lives. As Le Petite Oiseau, in corset and pink feathers, she’d the reigning queen of the music hall; offstage she’s a prim-faced theatre seamstress. For years these two women have shared on body; now the share something else—forbidden love for a man who could destroy them both.
Marcus Craven, Duke of Penhale, wants Le Petite Oiseau as his mistress, but he’s also sworn to hunt down and revenge himself on the hazel-eyed girl who once shot at him with a dueling pistol. On this winter’s evening when he finds both women in his path, he suddenly faces a dilemma.
What exactly does Marcus want? The fiery, passionate actress or the quiet “mouse” hiding in her shadow?
Perhaps this notorious rake wants them both.
A delicious treat for the senses, Last Rake Standing offers a tantalizing plot, a wicked hero and a wanton heroine. Ms. Fresino’s characters are addictive, her settings lush with enough descriptions to make the reader feel like they are a part of it, and love scenes that are erotic and sensual. Marcus and Emma are fun, sexy and memorable, and I can’t wait for the next book.