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Peek Inside A Rake's Redemption

After Alex finds out his stable lad is a lass, he gets the crazy idea to prove a servant can be taught to be as ladylike as those born to it. Only Inis is more of a lady than he knows.

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Experience has taught Alexander Ashley that women of the ton are more interested in status than love. His game is seduction and nothing more. It seems to Alexander that all aristocratic ladies are the same, which leads him to a rather outlandish idea—prove that, with the right mentor, a servant can be just as ladylike as those born to it. Conveniently, Inis, the beautiful woman he recently hired, might be just the woman for his plan.

Lady Inis is no stranger to society, but when her family plans to marry off, she flees her home in Dublin. Lucky for her, a position has opened in the household of a rakishly handsome lord who seems to enjoy bucking convention nearly as much as she does. Most importantly, he has no idea who she truly is.

Inis can play along with this little game and pretend she knows nothing about being a lady. But, as she gets to know Alex, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up the charade. And what will Alex do once he discovers the truth?

Each book in the Rake Trilogy series is STANDALONE:
* A Rake's Redemption
* A Rake's Revenge
* A Rake's Rebellion


A wonderful book-  lighthearted and amusing but with a background of seriousness and attempts in murder. This Author is great I love the way she writes. A new favourite!” –Maggie W., NetGalley

An absolutely stunningly romantic read.” –Erika C., NetGalley

I really enjoyed this book & loved Alex and Inis. The story flowed very well! I look forward to reading more from the author as secondary characters were left begging for their stories.” –Janet B., Goodreads

Cynthia Breeding writes amazing historical romance. I loved Alex and Inis!” –Lori F., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640632462
Series: Rake Trilogy, Book 1
Release Date: Jul 23, 2018
Page Count: 330
Imprint: amara next
Genre: historical, historical regency
Tropes: boss and employee, mistaken identity, opposites attract

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By Pelusa July 18, 2019

This was the third book in the series and I enjoyed it as I enjoyed the previous books. This was Alex's book and if you have read the previous books (I really hope you did) you know what had happened to him, how he got jilted, how his brother was truly not a very nice person and why Alex is bitter a ...more

By Monique August 18, 2019

An enjoyable read, with all sorts of twists and turns. I like the H/h, even though at times they worked my nerves with a few of their choices. I also like the fact that when the sexytimes occured, it was about two-thirds into the book. As there was no resolution with the villainess, I'm hoping that ...more

By Jill July 15, 2018

Inis escapes from her uncle after learning of an arranged marriage that has been made for her and arrives in London. After unexpected events happen, she finds herself employed as a horse trainer for Alex. Later Alex has a plan to teach Inis to act the part of a lady to get revenge on his brother for ...more

By Nicole July 04, 2018

I received this novel from net galley and the publisher for an honest review. Thank you!
This novel was an enjoyable read. I enjoyed the characters and the plot.
Inis Fitzgerald is the niece of an Irish duke who has no plans to marry the man her uncle has chosen for her. She is good with horses and s ...more

By Maggie July 03, 2018

A wonderful book , lighthearted and amusing but with a background of seriousness and attempts in murder .
This Author is great I love the way she writes .
A new favourite I think
I received an advance copy of this book and chose to submit a review ...more

By Kate July 24, 2018

An unrepentant rake
Alexander Ashley is the brother of a Duke, and has always lived in his brother’s shadow. Even the woman he meant to marry preferred his brother. So Alex has been seeking his vengeance by seducing the wives of his brother’s friends and marking the interludes with a particular gift ...more

By KriisGaia August 01, 2018

For Lord Alexander Ashley, jumping out the bedroom window of his latest assignation is not anything new. He is a rake after all, and In A Rakes Redemption, he finally meets his match.

After his brother, the Duke of Dansworth steals his fiancée he decides to take his revenge. He has assignations with ...more

By Pamela July 23, 2018

Inis Fitzgerald has had it up to here with the men in her life. When her uncle announces she will wed the man he has chosen for her, Inis decides enough is enough. Inis disguises herself as a boy and boards a ship to England. Unfortunately, things don't go exactly as planned.

Alexander Ashley is ben ...more

By Kat August 12, 2018

This was a fun start to Cynthia Breeding's new Regency Rakes series. Inis, a member of Irish nobility, dresses herself as a boy and takes off for London in order to escape a marriage to a man her uncle the Duke is forcing her to marry. She is quickly robbed and hides in a carriage, and the Lord who ...more

By Holly May 29, 2019

A pleasant surprise

I belong to book pub and often buy books at an introductory cost to launch new authors. This books description caught my interest and I bought it to try. I was pleasantly surprised that it was well written and a good story. I liked it because it wasn’t full of sex scenes (only one ...more

By Brenda July 24, 2018

Publisher's Description:

Alexander Ashley has decided women of the ton are more interested in status than love. His game is seduction and nothing more. His feelings regarding aristocratic ladies leads to an outlandish idea—prove a servant can be taught to be as ladylike as those born to it. And the b ...more

By Janet July 17, 2018

4.25 Stars
Alexander Ashley has decided women of the ton are more interested in status than love. His game is seduction and nothing more and only once. His feelings regarding aristocratic ladies leads to an outlandish idea—prove a servant can be taught to be as ladylike as those born to it. And the b ...more

By Shakera August 01, 2018

After trying to thwart her uncle's plans to marry her off to someone she didn't love, let alone like, Inis Fitzgerald runs away to London. After an interesting turn of events, Inis finds employment with Alexander Ashley, a self-proclaimed rake who has one agenda, seduce the women of the ton. He's do ...more

By Linda July 21, 2018

When her guardian uncle, an Irish Duke betroths her to a man she loathes, Inis disguises herself as a boy & runs away to London. An encounter with a thief leaves her penniless but after a series of incidents, Inis finds herself in the employ of Alex; Lord Ashley as his hostler. When her cap blows of ...more

By Connie June 18, 2019

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Entangled Publishing through NetGalley and I also purchased a copy of this book as well as I loved it.

This is the first book that I have read from this author. I truly enjoyed this intriguing story. Inis flees Ireland dressed as a lad. Through a seri ...more

By Demetra | Demi Reads August 16, 2018

Here's the thing, I haven't read that much historical romances this far. Surprisingly this one peaked my interest and I actually enjoyed it!!

Alex is a Duke's brother. His almost betrothed jilted him for his brother, because of his title. Now Alex seduces women that are married to men with a connecti ...more

By Riya October 06, 2020

This was a simple and sweet historical that I would recommend to anyone trying to get into the genre but not wanting to read the generic take on the rake tamed by firey girl trope.

When I initially picked up the book, I was worried that it was going to be another basic rendition of the trope we have ...more

By Petula October 06, 2018

Lady Inis Fitzgerald has run away from an unwanted betrothal. She hopes that by leaving Dublin for London it will make it that much harder for her uncle the powerful Duke of Kildare to find her.
Alexander Ashley is quite deliberately sleeping his way through the married wives of his brother's friend ...more

By Patrica July 27, 2018

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and the publishers for a honest review.
Cynthia Breeding is a new-to-author so I was looking forward to reading 'A Rake's Redemption" after reading the blurb. I was not disappointed with the wonderful Heroine, of Inis Fitzgerald and the Hero, of Alexander ...more

By Laila November 14, 2018

A well written historical romance with a nice storyline and plot. I like the author has made a research to make the details and language better in the story. Likeable characters that have a nice chemistry.
It is fun, romantic, sweet, emotional and enjoyable to read. It caught me from the first to la ...more

By Jennifer July 22, 2018

I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Inis Fitzgerald is the niece of a powerful Irish Duke. When the Duke tries to force her into an arranged marriage, she flees to London. Inis ends up posing as a man and working as a horse trainer at the London home of Lord Alexander As ...more

A Rake's Redemption by Cynthia Breeding is the story of Alexander Ashley and Inis Fitzgerald.
Alex feels hurt by the town's ladies for their attuide towards a man with a Title. Alex's was heading to marry a lady of the town when he felt she dumped him for his brother Title of Duke. From then on he w ...more

By Amy November 23, 2019

I loved everything about this book and the author hooked me in the beginning. Ireland, England, a little fae thrown in, a rake, a fiery Irish lass AND lots of talk about horses?! I'm in!

I thought this was done very well and enjoyed that there was no 'filler'. I sat down and read this all at once. A ...more

By Denise July 24, 2018

First time in reading this author with always on the look out for someone that can truly take me back for a bit. In this one it will have it plus the humor to tickle my fancy too. Alexander thinks he is going to give a go at a game that turns around to bite him. His conceptions are interesting but n ...more

By Fizza July 25, 2018

It's a delightful story. Mostly it's lighthearted and quite romantic, with few darker parts. I loved both Inis and Alexander, two people who are perfect for each other.
Inis left home because she wants to live her life in her own way and refuses to follow her uncle's ambition. Alexander is looking fo ...more

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Cynthia Breeding

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Cynthia Breeding

Cynthia Breeding is an award-winning author of eighteen novels and twenty-four novellas. She currently lives on the bay in Corpus Christi, Texas, with her absolutely-not-spoiled Bichon Frise and enjoys sailing and horseback riding on the beach.

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