Book Review

‘Taken by the Rake’ by Shana Galen

ShanaGalen_TakenByTheRake_HRSTORY: Sometimes beauty…
Honoria Blake knows she must have had a moment of madness when she accepted a summons by the Scarlet Pimpernel to travel to revolutionary Paris and help his League. She’s an expert forger and glad her services can be of use, but the violence of the Reign of Terror has her longing for her quiet, unobtrusive life in London. Then a bloody man staggers to the door of the house where she’s hiding, claiming he was sent by the Pimpernel. Recently escaped from La Force prison, the former Marquis de Montagne is sinfully handsome and charming. He’s also desperate enough to kidnap Honoria. So much for her return to the quiet life.

Can be a beast…
Laurent is a consummate rake, but even he is captivated by the beautiful Honoria. Laurent cares almost nothing for his own life, but he was always close to the royal family and the little princess was like a sister to him. He will risk everything to save her from a life of imprisonment and possible execution. His plan is risky and surely doomed, but if he can convince Honoria and the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel to help him, it just might succeed. The only question is how far he’s willing to go and whether he’s willing to risk the life of the only woman he’s ever loved to save a doomed princess.

REVIEW: The Scarlet Chronicles series continues with another intriguing story with danger, mystery and plenty of romance.

I also liked the chemistry and pull and push of the romance between Honoria and Laurent.

Ms. Galen continues to successfully combine fiction, history and romance in this series and I highly recommend this fast-paced adventure and toe curling romance!

Melanie for b2b

Gift ARC provided by the publisher

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