Too Wicked to Wed

By Cara Elliott (Mass Market, 2011)
Outspoken and independent, Lady Alexa Bingham enjoys the heady freedom of making all her own decisions, even though the challenges of overseeing her family's country estate are daunting. But when a chance encounter with London's most notorious rake awakens a secret longing for adventure, she accepts her aunt's invitation for a Season in Town . . . only to find that breaking the rules of the ton has serious consequences.

The Earl of Killingworth uses his rakehell reputation to hide the fact that poverty has forced him to work for a living. As the owner of a gambling den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or innocent young ladies. But after a reckless wager leaves him with a new business partner, he is forced to take a risky gamble . . . Will the cards fall in their favor? Alexa and Connor begin to play a dangerous game of intrigue and deception as they seek to outwit a cunning adversary who wants to put them permanently out of business. But if they are not careful, it is the flames of their own fiery attraction that may destroy them.

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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446584579

    • On Sale Date: 11/01/2011

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Forever

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Outspoken and independent, Lady Alexa Bingham enjoys the heady freedom of making all her own decisions, even though the challenges of overseeing her family's country estate are daunting. But when a chance encounter with London's most notorious rake awakens a secret longing for adventure, she accepts her aunt's invitation for a Season in Town . . . only to find that breaking the rules of the ton has serious consequences.

The Earl of Killingworth uses his rakehell reputation to hide the fact that poverty has forced him to work for a living. As the owner of a gambling den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or innocent young ladies. But after a reckless wager leaves him with a new business partner, he is forced to take a risky gamble . . . Will the cards fall in their favor? Alexa and Connor begin to play a dangerous game of intrigue and deception as they seek to outwit a cunning adversary who wants to put them permanently out of business. But if they are not careful, it is the flames of their own fiery attraction that may destroy them.

Cara Elliott started writing Western novels at the age of five. Later she changed her genre to Regency romance after reading Pride and Prejudice. She graduated from Yale University, and she now lives and works in New York City.
  • Rave for To Tempt A Rake:

    "From the first page of this sequel to To Sin with a  Scoundrel and To Surrender to a Rogue, Elliott sweeps her readers up in a scintillating and sexy romance between Katharine...and Comte Giovanni .... Heated passions come to a boil." (Publishers Weekly).

  • For To Tempt a Rake:

    "4 STARS - HOT:  ... An engaging cast of characters for her series.  Readers who thrive on empowered women, sexy and dangerous men and their wild adventures will savor Elliott's latest." (RT Book Reviews).

  • On To Tempt a Rake:  "Elliott expertly sifts a generous measure of dangerous intrigue into the plot of her latest impeccably crafted Regency historical, which should prove all too tempting to readers with a craving for deliciously clever, wickedly sexy romances." (Booklist).

  • For To Tempt A Rake:

    "INTRIGUES OF THE HEART:  "The political context and historical detail add depth to this spicy romance of two independent lovers learning to become a couple." (Bookpage).

  • For To Tempt A Rake:

    "This story has intrigue, murder, mystery and plenty of heat.  It is a worthy Regency romance read!" (freshfiction.com).

  • On To Tempt a Rake:
    "3 STARS!....This author remains one of my favorite romance writers about the Regency era."
    (--www.huntressreviews.com).

  • Praise for To Surrender to a Rogue:

    "...an astoundingly fresh, sexy historical.  ...Witty dialogue...vivid settings...fast-paced and very believable" (wewriteromance.com).

  • "Elliott's ability to merge adventure, romance and an intriguing historical backdrop will captivate her readers and earn their accolades." (Historical Romance Reviews, www.rtbookreviews.com).

  • On To Sin With a Scoundrel:
    "A well-constructed novel of relationships and suspense. Great character development, plentiful dialogue often touched with humor, spicy sexual tension, and exciting plotlines combine to make it a winner."

  • Rave for To Sin With A Scoundrel:

    "In this nicely steamy debut, ...the romance is well drawn and intriguing."

  • "The first in the Circle of Sin series by talented author Cara Elliott...this story had everything a reader could desire in a book, adventure, humor, mystery, romance, and a very naughty rake."

  • "4 1/2 stars!  Author Cara Elliott has created a magnificently compelling read!  She has paired a scholar and a scoundrel...and I had a wonderful time watching the chemistry of these two characters mix." (Huntress Book Reviews, huntressreviews.com).

  • On To Sin With A Scoundrel:  "Cara Elliott's scorching hot debut...has created a captivating world that makes you feel as if you yourself are close friends with all of her characters." (theromancereadersconnection.com).

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Too Wicked to Wed
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446584579
  • On Sale Date: 11/01/2011
Too Wicked to Wed