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Even infamous duelist and poet Vaughn Everard has qualms about dragging an innocent lady into his quest for revenge. But Imogene Devary is the daughter of the man suspected of murdering Vaughn's uncle. Surely that makes her fair game in order to uncover the truth!Can the man who writes such moving verse be beyond redemption? Imogene can't believe so. In taming Vaughn's heaEven infamous duelist and poet Vaughn Everard has qualms about dragging an innocent lady into his quest for revenge. But Imogene Devary is the daughter of the man suspected of murdering Vaughn's uncle. Surely that makes her fair game in order to uncover the truth!Can the man who writes such moving verse be beyond redemption? Imogene can't believe so. In taming Vaughn's heart and healing the rift between their families, she's sure she's found her calling. Then his mission to unmask a killer reveals a terrifying plot. Only together can they safeguard his legacy, their newfound love and England's very future....

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The Rake's Redemption Reviews

  • QNPoohBear
    2018-11-04 00:02

    Lady Imogene Devary wonders who the handsome stranger is who continues to call on her father, the Marquess of Widmere, and is constantly turned away. Who is he? Why won't her father see him? A fateful meeting at a ball introduces Lady Imogene to Vaughn Everard. Vaughn is intrigued by the bold young lady who skillfully ensures that every girl has a partner. He is surprised to discover that she is the daughter of his sworn enemy and thinks he can use her to get information about his uncle's last duel. Imogene is worried about her father's increasing distance and vows to help Vaughn get answers to his questions. She sees through his exterior mask to see the man within. She believes he is the one sent by God to marry her and rescue her family. She's not entirely convinced, however, because Vaughn has a reputation as a flirt. Vaughn soon discovers that the clues he has uncovered lead to an uncomfortable truth that could hurt the woman he's grown to care for. He had sworn vengeance but now he's uncertain. Imogene believes in him and that makes Vaughn want to believe in himself. Meanwhile, Samantha, Lady Everard is busy trying to navigate the social waters of her first season. Then there's the matter of Vaughn, so like her dear Papa and so dear to her heart. Will he ever come to love her? There's another gentleman who seems interested but Adele and Lady Claire don't seem to like him. How can she know if he's sincere? This book concludes the thrilling mystery of the Everard Legacy. I think it's the best in the bunch. Even though I figured out the villain right in the very first book, I liked how the clues sometimes didn't add up and sometimes they did. It made me want to skip ahead to find out. I love love loved the romance! I was in love with Vaughn before I read this book and now I love him even more. I was worried that the redemption theme would change him too dramatically, but it didn't. The inspirational message is more subtle than the previous books. I think the message about Faith is a bit forced into the story. He believes in her and she believes in him so he believes in himself which leads to finding Faith. If you cut out the Faith, the message is very similar to the one in The Unflappable Miss Fairchild and other stories featuring rakish heroes. As I mentioned before, I'm madly in love with Vaughn. He's hot-headed at times, flirty and a bit ridiculous but he's also loyal, caring, loving and kind. Imogene is my favorite of Regina Scott's Love Inspired heroines so far. She's intelligent, determined and a bit stubborn but also dreamy, loving and loyal. The only thing I didn't like about her is that she thinks God has a plan for her. I liked the brief cameos by the other Everards and learning what happens to them. As usual, Regina's love for the time period and extensive research pays off. The period details are lovely and the language and setting seem accurate. She doesn't try to copy Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer and she knows how to make her characters speak realistically and act realistically (mostly - Lady Widmere allows Imogene to be alone with Vaughn). I highly recommend this book to those who love a good rake story. You don't have to read the previous two, but it works better if you do. I think even those who have different beliefs will love this one too. A five star read!

  • Janis Kay
    2018-10-23 22:59

    Really 4.5 stars.I really enjoyed these characters. Vaughn and Imogene were amazing: she's independent and you know it from the 1st chapter, he's 'been around' and never thought his life would amount to much and they both are in serious need of TLC:) I LOVE Imogene's character! She knows what she wants, and works the ropes to get it xD She's also not afraid to stand her ground when the time arises. Her only outstanding fault is her blind faith in people's goodness. She's a great match to Vaughn, who has a strong devotion to those he holds dear and him being a poet also shows that he's very sensitive to others' feelings...hard to find, still.The story was well-written, with the suspense just enough to keep the characters second-guessing themselves lol (that's how I saw it). I want to see Samantha find someone lol.

  • Alice
    2018-11-09 04:00

    This book. Aaaaah!!!!! I loved it! I so enjoyed finally discovering the answers to all my questions from the previous two, and seeing how they all tie together so well. Vaughn was a wonderful and imperfect hero who knows so and must learn to surrender to Christ and not care for the opinion of others. Imogene was a lovely and spunky heroine with a commendable loyalty to family and a sparkling & friendly personality; she'll need strength as she discovers truths that will change her world.

  • Katie
    2018-10-21 22:09

    This was a satisfying read. Action-packed and suspenseful. I enjoyed the main characters quite a lot, and it was nice to have the stories continued of the other family members who were highlighted in the previous books. Some highly anticipated resolution finally. Looking forward to the fourth installment.

  • Victoria
    2018-10-25 04:11

    I really loved the mystery in this story. I think it was really well done, and it lent to the characters developing feelings for one another. I was very impressed!

  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    2018-10-26 23:21

    I ended up liking this one more than I thought I would. I didn’t really like Vaughn that much in the first two books, but he grew on my in this one. I also liked Imogene, she was good for him. I liked that she didn’t back down and she also didn’t get all flustered with his flirting. She could hold her own. I thought they had good chemistry together and worked well together. As for the mystery, I have mixed feelings about it. It’s kind of been an ongoing story from the first book and we finally get some answers in this one. By time you get to this installment it’s fairly obvious who the bad guy is, but we spend the majority of the book with him absent. Vaughn and Imogene are trying to track him down, but it kind of fell a little flat for me. There is one scene that kind of rubbed me the wrong way. (view spoiler)[ Vaughn has been trying to track from Imogene’s father for weeks and he always slips through his fingers. He finally corners him at the park. Her dad gets upset and to get away he slaps Vaughn’s horse causing it to take off running, with his daughter Imogene in the carriage. If Vaughn doesn’t act quickly enough there was a good possibility of her dying. So, my problem is she NEVER confronts her father about the incident. She always assumes he is the good guy and that Vaughn has things wrong. When she finally sees him again for the first time after the incident she says nothing about it and acts like nothing happened. He almost kills her and she says nothing?? I really wanted a confrontation between them, and even at the end we get nothing.(hide spoiler)] I was expecting a bit more out of the mystery, but it ended up being more of a back drop to the three different courtships in each book. (view spoiler)[ I was also disappointed in the bad guy. He’s done all the horrible things, is trying to take over England, endangers and threatens his daughter and in the end he is determined to be “mad”. I guess it kind of felt like the author just didn’t have the heart to make him pure evil and decided to make him insane instead. That would have been fine, if there had been any indicators that he was crazy beforehand. But up until the very end there is nothing to say he was insane. Even the final confrontation between Vaughn and him doesn’t leave you thinking he is insane (okay, so the fact that he wants to take over England sounds a little crazy, but he didn’t seem insane) its only in the last little bit that he is determined to be mad. I don’t know, it just seemed unrealistic to me. If we had hints along the way I would have bought into it more. I guess it’s a clean way to end things so that Vaughn and Imogene could have a smoother happily ever after.(hide spoiler)]Overall, it was a fun series. I liked the three different couples and how they all came together. I had thought that the next book, The Heiresses Homecoming, was part of the series, but this one wraps everything up nicely. I guess I’ll have to pick it up to find out. Content: Clean. Reading Order:Book One: The Rogue’s ReformBook Two: The Captain’s CourtshipBook Three: The Rakes RedemptionBook Four: The Heiress Homecoming

  • Wendy Sparkes
    2018-11-18 00:19

    “Where was he?”Lady Imogene Devary is puzzled by the stranger who has appeared at their door the past 3 days wanting to speak with her father. Even more curious is her father’s point blank refusal to see the man. As her father won’t talk about it, Imogene figures the best way to find out is to meet the man herself & find out from him what it is he wants. Here at the Mayweathers’ ball, is a chance for her to find out.Vaughn Everard is reluctant to involve Lady Imogene in his quest to get answers from her father about his uncle. However, he has no choice as the Marquess is becoming more difficult to pin down, & Lady Imogene stands ready to offer her friendship & help. For so long, he has believed Society’s opinion of him being a rake, that he believes redemption is impossible, until a beautiful young lady’s faith in him causes him to think otherwise.I really loved this 3rd book in The Everard Legacy, an action, mystery & faith filled Regency romance, continuing the story from The Captain’s Courtship, and clearing up the mysteries surrounding Lord Everard, his death, & the secrets he had kept. It was good to see Vaughn meet his match in Lady Imogene Devary & I appreciated how she believed in him, even when most of Society had given up on him. I also admired her depth & strength of character as circumstances involving her family & the Everards started getting horribly out of control. The titles & ways of addressing titled people has been well researched throughout this series, although I’m not convinced Lady Imogene would have been referred to as “her ladyship” by her footman, but rather “my lady” as she is the daughter of the household not the lady of house. However, the story itself was so well written that I got caught up with the plot so that they were only mild irritants not major jarrings, & did not detract from the story enough for me to want to drop a star from the rating, & this is actually my favourite story of the series.While the background of Lord Everard’s death, the mystery surrounding it & the terms of the will from books 1 & 2 is provided, you will have a fuller appreciation of the story & all its implications if you read The Rogue’s Reform & The Captain’s Courtship first.#1 #2 #4

  • Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
    2018-11-06 05:18

    My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Disclaimers: I received a temporary electronic copy of this novel from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. Thanks for letting me review this novel. My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I will be honest. I really didn't expect to like this one all that much. I thought it would be cute but forgettable. I was dead wrong.This book was hilariously funny and brilliantly written. I found myself laughing hysterically the entire time I read this novel. I love this era and I love it when I find a good book in the Napoleonic Era.Imogene Devary has enough spunk to keep anybody's interest. And then there was Vaughn. I love a rogue who is really a good guy and that describes Vaughn perfectly. He wasn't society's perfect gentleman, yet he was a good guy who had his priorities right.A novel full of intrigue, love, scandal, and betrayal set in the Regency era is bound to capture my attention. This one was hilarious, cute, and entertaining. I think fans of Austen and fans of this era in general will absolutely adore this book. In Summary: Scott's writing is beautiful. She creates characters that capture the reader's attention and combines it with a wry sense of humor set against a Napoleonic era. I loved this novel and definitely recommend it. The Wrap-up: I will definitely be reading more from this author. This was the first novel I've read by Scott and I can assure you it won't be the last. Check this one out. It's a cute read that I loved. Love,Danica Page

  • Judy
    2018-11-17 23:04

    The Rake’s Redemption by Regina ScottThe Everard Legacy Series Book 3London 1805Lady Imogene Devary should be enjoying her Season rather than wondering why her father is acting strangely and what the handsome young poet has to do with it. What else can she do but to get to know the young man and find out why he’s getting her father’s cold shoulder….since her father don’t seem to be around much these days.Vaughn Everard must find a way to talk to the the Marquess of Widmore. His loyalty to family drives him to find out about the death of his uncle and only the marquess can answer his questions. Maybe the man is playing hide and seek with him but Vaughn has just been handed a key to getting closer to him when he finds out the bold young woman who asked him to dance at the ball is the daughter of that very man.This story was full of the unexpected. Not letting you know quite who was up to what and not sure what direction it would go until near the end. Excellent romance with plenty of adventure and intrigue as well. You may want to start with Jerome and Richard Everard’s stories in The Rogue’s Reform and The Captain’s Courtship.**Received through NetGalley for reviewhttp://justjudysjumbles.blogspot.com/...

  • Fiona Marsden
    2018-10-19 00:24

    3 1/2 stars. This is a rather nice regency romance from the Love Inspired Historical stable. The hero Vaughn Everard is a charming, rather rakish poet with a tendency to the wild side and a history of duelling. Imogene is the daughter of the last Marquis of Widmore. The death of her brother when she was young brought her to a deeper spiritual understanding of God's place in her life.The story evolved around the mysterious activities of Imogene's father and the dark suspicions held by Vaughn of the Marquesses role in his dearly loved uncles death. It is this mystery that keeps bringing the seemingly ill-matched lovers together. Inevitably Imogene's deep faith and outlook impact on Vaughn, helping him grow in character and grace.As a love story it is quite sweet, but is often overwhelmed by the mystery. The spiritual aspects are quite well done once you get used to the use of internal dialogue to bring out the characters faith journey. This is my first Love Inspired Historical and I enjoyed it. It is the third in a series and you meet the characters from the 1st two books and the next story.I received the ARC from Netgalley.

  • Alex
    2018-10-27 05:03

    I really, really wanted to like this book. I received it as part of the First Reads program, and was excited about reading what would be my first Harlequin historical, as well as my first Love Inspired. While I'm not usually one for Christian novels, the plot seemed fun and I love a good historical. Weirdly enough, it wasn't the heroine's awkward inner reflections on her religion that bugged me the most, it was the extremely creepy vibe that I got off of the hero. I think he was supposed to be a tortured, secretly-sensitive hero, but all I got from him was poet/possible serial killer. And even if the hero weren't sketchy, he didn't have any chemistry with the heroine at all. During all of their scenes together I was much more concerned with his bizarre history with her father, which doesn't bode well for a romance novel.

  • Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance
    2018-11-09 06:03

    Third book in Everard Legacy:Even the infamous duelist and poet Vaughn Everard has qualms about dragging an innocent lady into his quest for revenge. But the lady in question is the daughter of the man Vaughn suspects in his Uncle's death.Imogene Devary can't believe that the man who writes such moving poetry is beyond redemption. She is sure that by taming Vaughn's heart she can also bring healing between their two families. However as Vaughn and Imogene dig into their families's secrets they discover a terrifying plot. Can they save their relationship along with the future of England?I really have loved this series and can't wait to read the final book in the series. The danger is past but Samantha still has to have her story!!

  • IrenesBookReviews
    2018-11-09 04:25

    Great action, intrigue and romance! This is an excellent book! I loved the setting and the characters are likeable as well! I gave this book 5/5 stars. I am already a fan of Regency romance novels and this one does not disappoint. The main characters of Vaughn and Imogene have some great conversations! I loved the intrigue element in the story. Sometimes the mystery takes a back seat to the romance but this author does an excellent job of equal writing time. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Regency romances as well as Christian intrigue novels.I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

  • Kelly_Instalove
    2018-10-30 00:14

    Grade: DNFThis wasn’t working for me as a historical, as an inspirational OR as a romance.It started with the Regency heroine asking an uknown man to dance at a ball. Then we get this:...she’d wondered whether she’d finally found the suitor she’d been praying for — someone who could help her protect the family name, as her father’s only living child.And then, during an actual prayer, it got worse.“Show me the man You mean to help me gain approval to carry on the title of Marquess of Widmore!”So, yeah. It was like that.

  • Farrah
    2018-11-02 02:24

    I'm not going to rate this book because I don't think that it would be fair of me. I picked up The Rake's Redemption without realizing that it was a Christian romance. Unfortunately, those are not my favorite genre. This was a find book, but it isn't from a genre that I like, so it just was't my cup of tea.But, I will say that the characters are solid, the writing is well done, and the plot was lovely. So, if you do like Christian romances, this is totally for you.Thanks to Netgalley for a copy!

  • Brooke (i blog 4 books)
    2018-11-11 05:05

    I've read several books by Regina Scott and loved them all. While I did enjoy The Rake's Redemption, it wasn't my favorite. I was pretty confused initially with so many characters introduced so quickly. (I later realized this is the third book in this series, and they should probably be read in order.) About halfway through the book, though, the pace picked up and I got more invested in the book. Overall, I really enjoyed getting to know Vaughn and Imogene. Imogene's spunk really added to the story. Definitely give this book a shot, but read the series in order! [3 stars]

  • Deanna
    2018-10-25 05:15

    Excellent! A very excellent read! The book was well written and the characters were wonderful! Vaughn was such a complex character being both a poet and an infamous duelist. He lured you in with his senstivity and poetry but could also be your knight in shining armor and protector with his dueling skills! The mystery of Imogene's father also added an element that kept the pages turning! This book is fabulous!

  • Rebekah Gyger
    2018-10-23 22:04

    This is the second book in The Everard Legacy that I have read. The first was a bit unrealistic but this one was great. Vaughn is a lovable guy and Imogene is hard not to respect. The book is short, sweet, and I will definitely read the next.To see what other books I back, view my blog at: backingbooks.blogspot.com

  • MariaFernanda
    2018-11-11 01:08

    LOVED THIS EVERARD NOVEL!! At first I was a little cautious of how Imogene would develop as a character because it would be tough to complement Vaughn, but Regina Scott did it very well. The only thing that I wasn't too convinced was of Vaughn's "poetry," I mean it wasn't all that great. Overall though, a great novel and a wonderful plot twist that no one could have predicted!

  • Lilmissmolly
    2018-11-02 22:22

    I won this in a First Reads Giveaway. Regina Scott continues to impress me. Her characters are solid and each one is in need of TLC. Her writing is excellent and enjoyable to read. I couldn't tell I was reading a "Christian romance" and didn't really realize it was marketed as such until I came here to write a quick review. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves regency. :)

  • Judith Follo
    2018-11-15 23:02

    This Historical romance is a real page turner!! Once you get past chapter three it is hard to put down. Your heart goes out to Vaughn Everard and his cousins. But by the middle of this book you find yourself smitten with Imogene Devary. I love books that have strong female roles. This one does a great job at having her be able to stand on her own.

  • Kristen
    2018-10-26 00:17

    Fun conclusion to the series. I really loved hearing Vaughn's story, and thought Lady Imogene was a fun character addition. Would like to have seen Samantha's story closed, maybe there is going to be a 4th?Moral Note: Mild talk of murder & duels, nothing graphic.

  • Elizabeth Gaskins
    2018-10-30 01:26

    Of all the Everard men, I think Vaughn is my favorite! Plus this book contains the long awaited answers to what happened to Lord Everard?? The Rake's Redemption does not disappoint in action or love! It has easily become my favorite of the Everard Legacy Series!

  • Rachelle
    2018-10-29 03:09

    Fun fast read. Cute story.

  • Jane
    2018-11-01 22:12

    4.5 Stars

  • Shauna
    2018-11-11 00:59

    Regina Scott reminds me a bit of georgette hyer. I enjoyed this immensely!

  • Harlequin Historical
    2018-10-18 06:26

    Miniseries: The Everard Legacy

  • GONZA
    2018-11-10 06:04

    Christian book, even Regency, are not my cup of tea, I'm sorry....THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND HARLEQUIN FOR THE PREVIEW

  • Jordan Boyer
    2018-11-13 23:18

    So good. I didnt expect the ending to be so good but it was great!

  • Bethany
    2018-11-07 00:20

    Church-y... But suspenseful.