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A Good Rake is Hard to Find

A Good Rake is Hard to Find

A Lords of Anarchy Novel

The Lords of Anarchy (Volume 1)

Manda Collins

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A DANGEROUS GAME
Heartbroken by the loss of her brother, Miss Leonora Craven vows to uncover the truth about his "accident," which seems to have been anything but. Jonathan Craven was involved with the Lords of Anarchy, a notorious driving club, and Leonora can't help but suspect foul play. But the only way she can infiltrate their reckless inner circle is to enlist the help of Jonny's closest ally, Lord Frederick Lisle. If only he didn't also happen to be the man who broke Leonora's heart…

AN UNDENIABLE DESIRE
Frederick isn't surprised to find gorgeous, headstrong Leonora playing detective, but he knows that the Lords of Anarchy mean business—and he has no choice but to protect her. A sham engagement to Leonora will allow Frederick to bring her into the club and along for the ride. But it isn't long before pretending to be lovers leads to very real passion. With everything to lose, is their tempestuous affair worth the risk?

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"I'd like to know what the deuce Craven was thinking to get himself killed like that," Lord Frederick Lisle said from his favorite chair in the corner of Brooks's.

As was his custom, he had been the first of his friends to...

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“This sweet and sensuous novel has an undercurrent of mystery that will keep readers riveted.” —Publishers Weekly on WHY LORDS LOSE THEIR HEARTS

“Collins' tale blends intrigue and desire in a story that is an unusual and intriguing combination of chilling and sweet.” —RT Book Reviews on WHY LORDS LOSE THEIR HEARTS

“A suspense-filled tale, Why Lords Lose Their Hearts, the third book in author Manda Collins' Wicked Widows trilogy, is a witty, sensual historical romance that will captivate readers from the very beginning. Filled with warmth, clever dialogue, engaging characters, sizzling chemistry, mystery, danger, surprising plot twists, tender romance and true love, this story is a delight.” —Romance Junkies on WHY LORDS LOSE THEIR HEARTS

“Fresh dialogue, suspense, revenge, a most unlikely villain, and of course romance, make Why Lord's Lose Their Hearts a definite must-read!” —Reader to Reader Reviews on WHY LORDS LOSE THEIR HEARTS

“With its shades of I Know What You Did Last Summer and strong gothic overtones, Collin's latest is a chill seeker's delight. Along with the surprising climax, readers will thoroughly enjoy the well-crafted characters, the charming setting, and the romance that adds spice to the drama.” —RT Book Reviews on WHY EARLS FALL IN LOVE

“Sparkling romance amid mystery.” —Publishers Weekly on WHY EARLS FALL IN LOVE

“Combining love, wit, warmth, suspense, intrigue, emotion, sensuality, interesting characters, romance, and plenty of danger, Ms. Collins' has created another enthralling story.” —Romance Junkies on WHY EARLS FALL IN LOVE

“Award-winning author Manda Collins brings sensual historical romance to a new level with wit, heat, and beautifully written detail, finely drawn characters, and a flair for fun.” —Examiner.com WHY EARLS FALL IN LOVE

“Witty and smart, Collins' prose flows smoothly as she merges a charming, compassionate love story with gothic suspense…Add strong pacing and depth of emotion, and there's no doubt this is a winner.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick, 4½ stars) on WHY DUKES SAY I DO

“Collins has a deft touch with characterization, and she expertly weaves a thrilling thread of danger throughout the story. Why Dukes Say I Do is highly recommended for readers who enjoy their historical romances with a generous soupcon of suspense.” —Reader to Reader Reviews on WHY DUKES SAY I DO

“Manda Collins pens a charming, romantic tale with Why Dukes Say I Do.” —Single Titles on WHY DUKES SAY I DO

“Totally engrossing, witty, and suspenseful.” —Tulsa Book Review on WHY DUKES SAY I DO

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Manda Collins

Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she'd been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. When she's not writing, she's helping other people use books, as an academic librarian.

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