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March 14, 2017

Bedchamber Games

The Rakes of Cavendish Square
Book Three
Tracy Anne Warren

About the Author

Tracy Anne WarrenTracy Anne Warren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty romance novels, including Happily Bedded Bliss, The Bedding Proposal, and The Trouble with Princesses. After working in the corporate world for a number of years, she quit her day job to pursue her first love: writing. She has won numerous industry awards, including Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the HOLT Medallion. She currently lives in Maryland with a small clowder of Siamese rescue cats.

Rosamund Carrow has spent years learning the law by assisting her barrister father, despite the frustrating truth that the profession is closed to women.  When he dies unexpectedly, necessity compels her to disguise herself as a man so she can step into the courtroom to finish his cases. She's willing to put her reputation at risk, but she never expects that the greatest peril will be to her heart...

Lord Lawrence Byron is a rising star in London's legal circles, despite his reputation as an unrepentant rakehell.  When as upstart young barrister defeats him in court, he's determined to discover everything he can about his rival. He's stunned when he uncovers the shocking secret that his new opponent is actually a beguiling, brilliant he can't help but want in his bed. Passion draws them together as they break all the rules, but it may lead to something more lasting - like love...

Series: Rakes of Cavendish Square (Book 3) 
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages 
Publisher: Berkley (March 7, 2017) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0451469240 
ISBN-13: 978-0451469243


This is a fun series but there are some things that I didn't care for.  Once you find that  special one, sleeping around with woman after woman doesn't say much for Lord Lawrence.  I know he's supposedly the catch of the day but come on.   Anyway, I found it rather unnecessary and yet necessary for Rosamund to dress and act as a man.  She wants to continue her father's practice and that career is absolutely not allowed to women.   But in doing so, she has Lord Lawrence thinking she's a man.  Time lost that could have been getting to know each other and possibly falling in love.    I have to give it to the author.  She does give you different options to explore.   I think I would have preferred Rosamund being herself instead of pretending to be a man.   But that may have changed the course of the story.  Lord Lawrence and Rosamund seemed to belong to each other.  They each held their own and stood tall in the courtroom.  Actually she was better than him.   Then we have another possible side to Ross Carrow, aka Rosamund. She or he is guessing his or hers own sexuality.    She is  having a good time being a woman when it suits her and being a man when the time is appropriate. But when Lord Lawrence and Rosamund fall for each other, they fall hard and soon are in each other's arms.  Soon decisions will have to be made.  Will something happen to send Rosamund away?   Will they struggle through the blocks and come away with each other? 

The author gives the reader the feel that you are back in the time.  You are taken back when love was love and it wasn't just a fling.  It was forever. It was a time when being a "flower" was the way it should have been until you were in love and marriage was on the horizon.  The characters are likable most of the time, but true to life, you don't always like someone all the time.  The author gives a story that will warm your heart and soul and adds a little fun along the way. An enjoyable and fun read.

I received a copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

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