Book 1 of The Rake's HandbookA witty new Regency Romance series with a unique take on the infamous London marriage mart from debut author Sally Orr.The definitive guide to seduction? The Rake's Handbook was written on a dare, and soon took the ton by storm. Now its author, Ross Thornbury, is publicly reviled by the ladies-who are, of course, forbidden to read the handbook-but privately revered by the gentlemen. Unfortunately, Ross's notoriety is working against him and he flees London painfully aware of the shortcomings of his own jaded heart.Spirited young widow Elinor Colton lives next to Ross's country estate. She's appalled not only by his rakish reputation, but also by his progressive industrial plans. Elinor is sure she is immune to Ross's seductive ways. But he keeps coming around? impressing her with his vision for England's future and stunning her with his smiles.The Rake's HandbookSeries: The Rake's Handbook (Book 1) When a Rake Falls (Book 2)To Catch a Rake (Book 3)Praise for The Rake's Handbook: Orr debuts with a charming romp. The witty repartee and naughty innuendos set the perfect pitch for the entertaining romance.". -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "[A] pleasant Regency romance debut." -Publishers' Weekly "This one will have you grinning and laughing from page one to the last." -Bookworm 2 Bookworm"