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Friday, February 19, 2021

TLC Book Tours presents... THE RAKEHELL OF ROTH by Amalie Howard - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

My site's name seems a bit more SCANDALOUS today considering our featured title, but all blushing aside, this NEW Entangled Amara title is FAB-U-LOUS!  So, Historical Romance fans, lend me your ears, find a comfy spot to enjoy your bookish spoils, and get ready to INDULGE as we welcome TLC Book Tours with today's book of choice...

Amalie Howard
Entangled Amara

About the book....
As owner of the most scandalous club in London, the last thing the notorious Marquess of Roth wants is a wife. Keeping up his false reputation as a rake brings in the clients with the deepest pockets; money he needs to fund a noble cause. Even though everything inside tells him not to leave his beautiful, innocent wife behind at his country estate…he must.

But three years later, tired of her scoundrel of a husband headlining the gossip rags, Lady Isobel Vance decides enough is enough. She is no longer a fragile kitten, but as the anonymous author of a women’s sexual advice column, she’s now a roaring tigress…and she can use her claws.

Isobel decides to go to him in London, channeling her powers of seduction to make him beg to take her back. But she didn’t expect her marauding marquess to be equally hard to resist. Now the game is on to see who will give in to the other first, with both sides determined like hell to win.

Each book in the Regency Rogues series is STANDALONE:
* The Beast of Beswick
* The Rakehell of Roth


My dear readers, please take a moment to compose yourselves because once you've started THIS PARTICULAR "dance" won't want to stop 'til you've reached book's end!

Isobel and unusual couple from the start, though not by looks.  He, a notorious rake though heir to his family's title and then some, and she, a beauty without a season desperately trying to escape an entirely unwanted match.  It looked good on paper, it certainly felt good on their wedding night, but that is where the potential fairytale ends.  He left her for three years with barely a correspondence, which even when received was not directly from him, while building up his business and carefully courting his reputation as a notorious rake.  She having caught wind of these affairs some time ago has finally reached a boiling point...and with the help of some good friends, and a boost of confidence from Lady Darcy herself, she's finally ready to call his hand in the ultimate game of life; LOVE.

Oh.  My.  Word.
The tension between these two leaves almost everything feeling like an innuendo, having been made intentionally or not.  You could literally start fires with the looks that pass, and make bets on how fast the flames would spread if they ever truly get over, around, or through the walls they both have around their hearts.  I was routing for Isobel as I truly felt for her.  She entered the marriage thinking one thing, only to be disillusioned, but she wasn't giving up without a fight!  Still...I was also behind Roth because, well...I mean, he's who he is with the brains and the brawn, and yet he still can't help but get it wrong with where he places blame.  True, it'd help if he listened to some much overly needed explanations that were trying to be given to him concerning the whole situation, but I get it...his heart was hurt and he wasn't risking it again.  Or at least, he THOUGHT he wasn't...because as we all know, the heart wants what it wants!

So, if you're a Historical Fiction fan, love witty banter, and don't mind the serious blush factor here, this is SO the book for you!  I mean, I enjoyed it immensely...and though I might not read ALL the passages aloud in public (oh I could see the looks now!  Talk about the talk of the ton!), I definitely shared some private chuckles, gasps, and moments right alongside Clarissa and Isobel.  


About the author...

AMALIE HOWARD is the author of the Publishers Weekly bestseller, The Beast of Beswick, “a smart, sexy, deliciously feminist romance.” She is the co-author of the #1 bestsellers in regency romance and Scottish historical romance, My Rogue, My Ruin and What A Scot Wants, and has also penned several young adult novels, critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, School Library Journal, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Kid’s INDIE NEXT selection. Of Indo-Caribbean descent and a woman of color, she has written articles on multicultural fiction for The Portland Book Review and Ravishly magazine. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. Visit her at


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Special thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours and the Entangled Publishing team for the ebook for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Entangled Amara, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today! Be sure to CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE TOUR making its way through the blogosphere for more bookish fun!

Monday, February 8th: The Lit Bitch – excerpt
Tuesday, February 9th: What is That Book About – excerpt
Tuesday, February 9th: @a_bookish_dream
Tuesday, February 9th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, February 10th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, February 11th: @bookscallmyheart
Thursday, February 11th: The Romance Dish – excerpt
Friday, February 12th: @angelareadsbooks
Saturday, February 13th: @zerisse
Monday, February 15th: The Book Disciple and @thebookdisciple
Monday, February 15th: @laceybooklovers
Wednesday, February 17th: @barr_bookworm
Thursday, February 18th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt
Monday, February 22nd: @aparanormalromance
Tuesday, February 23rd: The Romance Dish
Thursday, February 25th: @lowkey.bookish
Friday, February 26th: Hallie Reads
Monday, March 1st: Reading Girl Reviews – excerpt
Wednesday, March 3rd: Laura’s Reviews and @laurasreviews_1
Friday, March 5th: Shelf-rated and @shelfrated
Monday, March 8th: @ksquaredreads and K-Squared Reads
Wednesday, March 10th: Books Cooks Looks

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


traveler said...

This novel sounds intriguing, captivating and unique. What a wonderful review and extraordinary story.

Sara Strand said...

I feel like I need more historical romance in my life. Thank you for being on this tour, I'm excited to read this one! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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