Monday 18 April 2016

Choose Your Rake Wisely by Christy Carlyle - Guest Post

Today Christy Carlyle is visiting the blog with a bet you can make when choosing a gentleman to wed!

Choose Your Rake Wisely:

No matter how handsome a rogue might be, or how numerous his charms, I always remind myself that Happily Ever After lasts for a very long time. Scoundrels may seem easily won and as if they’re prepared to woo the first women who cross their paths. However, you can bet that such gentlemen—if one can call scoundrels “gentlemen”—are actually quite discerning.

Thus, ladies, we must be discerning too.

If you must marry a rake, take the time to discover the man beyond the trappings of his scandalous reputation. Every rogue seems appealing at a party where he’s throwing out witticisms, flirting mercilessly, or, depending on his temperament, brooding in the corner. Gaslight gilds his hair and skin, his eyes glitter in the candlelight, and you might just consider swooning (not that you ever would!) when you see his fine physique moving gracefully across a ballroom.

Get your rake out from under the gaslight and into hot water, so to speak. Observe how he handles dilemmas and the unexpected challenges that arise in life. Better yet, study how he interacts with his family. These are the moments when a rake might let his practiced charm slip, when you can glimpse the leanings of his heart. A lady should value those moments when she experiences the man behind a rogue’s charismatic facade. That’s how a lady learns which rake to choose.


Meet the lady and rake of Christy Carlyle's latest novel in One Dangerous Desire! OUT TODAY!

From the Blurb:
In a bet between two old flames…

Rex Leighton dominates the boardroom in the day and prowls the ballroom at night. Searching for the perfect bride to usher him into the aristocracy, he abandoned the idea of love a long time ago--the last time he saw the delicious May Sedgwick. But when he’s roped into a bet, where the prize is the means to fund his greatest ambition and the stakes are a marriage he’s already planning for, Rex is willing to go all in. There’s just one problem-he’s competing against the only woman he’s ever loved and he’s sure she’ll ruin all his plans.

Only love can take it all

Miss May Sedgwick could be the belle of the season…if she cared. May is more interested in the art studio than the marriage market and her craving to pursue her passion far outweighs her desire for a titled English husband. Winning this bet will finally allow her to pursue her true artistic desires. Rex Leighton losing is just a side benefit, as are his breathtaking kisses that she just can’t seem to resist.

One Dangerous Desire by Christy Carlyle is a historical romance, released by Avon on April 19, 2016.

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About the Author:

Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.

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