In the fifth novel of the captivating Rhymes With Love series from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle, a young woman's hopes of a match encounter a wickedly handsome complication . . .
Lavinia Tempest has been eagerly anticipating a spectacular season. But one disastrous pile-up on the Almack's dance floor derails all her plans. Add to that, the very stunning revelations about her mother's scandalous past have become the ton's latest on dits. Lavinia's future has gone from shining bright to blackest night in one misstep.
Alaster "Tuck" Rowland admits he's partly to blame for Lavinia's disastrous debut. But it's not guilt that compels him to restore her reputation. Rather, he's placed a wager that he can make Lavinia into one of the most sought-after ladies in London. Who better than an unrepentant rake to set society astir?
Tuck's motives are hardly noble. But in teaching the lovely Lavinia how to win any man she wants, he suddenly finds himself tangled in the last place he ever imagined: in love.
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Lavinia Tempest has had high hopes for her season, but after a disastrous dance at Almacks with Tuck Rowland her prospects are dropping and her dance cards are empty. After being shunned by the Ton, and alienated by Society Lavinia is ready to give up and go to the country.
Tuck has made a wager, the knave that he is, that Lavinia will be a lady of the first water and the darling of the season. Tuck must rally some forces to assist Lavinia in becoming popular, but also keep his wager secret from her.
With some unconventional help in the form of Tuck Rowland's mother and "Uncle" Hero, Lavinia discovers herself and her own personal power, but will she loose hope when she discovers Tuck's secret wager on her future.
For those who have read through the Rhymes with love series, The Knave of Hearts happens along the same timeline of The Viscount Who Lives Down The Lane #4 that followed Louisa Tempest's story. By getting both sister's points of view about the same timeline in the series is a delight to read, because you see what is happening from both sisters.
With some fabulous writing and captivating characters, Elizabeth Boyle does it again with her Rhymes With Love Series. If you haven't read any of the previous books in the series, don't worry, pick this book up anyways and you can work your way back through the rest. This series is delightful all the way through and this book can help heat up those January Nights with its tension filled characters.
This book was a delight to read all the way through.