The Rake (1998) (revised from The Rake and the Reformer (1989))
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It was predicted that Reginald Davenport, disinherited and disgraced, would come to a violent end. But fate has given him one final chance to redeem himself, by taking his place as the rightful master of Strickland, his lost ancestral estate. Davenport knows his way around women -- yet nothing prepares him for his shocking encounter with Lady Alys Weston.
Masquerading as a man in order to obtain a position as estate manager of Strickland, Alys fled a world filled with mistrust and betrayal. She finished with men -- yet how could she have predicted that Strickland's restored owner would awaken a passion more powerful than anything she had ever known? A passion that will doom or save them both... if only they can overcome their pasts and dare to believe in the wondrous power of love...
Mary Jo Putney has delighted millions of loyal readers with tales of captivating romance and high adventure. Now, Signet is proud to present The Rake, her latest and most compelling novel to date!
Fate has given a disgraced rake one final chance to redeem himselfby taking his place as the rightful master of an ancestral estate. But nothing prepares him for his shocking encounter with a beautiful lady who has fled a world filled with betrayal. Now he will awaken in her a passion more powerful than anything she has ever known--a passion that can doom or save them both if they dare to believe.
* 2.5 million copies of Mary Jo Putney's books in print * Fivetime nominee Mary Jo Putney won the 1995 RWA Award for Dancing on the Wind in the Best Long Historical Category * Mary Jo Putney has also won four RWA Golden Leaf Awards for Best Historical Novel, and the Romantic Times Award, for Best Regency Author * Mary Jo Putney is also the author of the national bestselling Topaz romances River of Fire, Shattered Rainbows, Angel Rogue, and Dancing on the Wind
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