Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: A Rake’s Mistake #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.

  • Series: A Rake’s Mistake
  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493513060
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493513062


Alexander Cromwell finds himself in a position he must quickly correct- he needs a wife. So when his meddling Aunt and stepmother (Yes, and stepmother) Giselle invites ladies and their families to spend the early spring at The Cromwell Estate, he loathes the thought of what is to come. A young woman wakes up finding herself lacking not only her memory- but she is in the woods! Frantic and frightened from some unknown force buried in her subconscious, her only clue is her locket which holds her name, Charlotte. The Marquess of Cromwell does not belive in Fate, but when he stumbles upon Charlotte during a fox hunt and later trying to flee charges of theft, she inevitably lands into his care and -ahem- lap he is rather put out but highly intrigued. Through poisoning, jealousy, and a horrid kidnapping can they manage to realize that they belong with each other? Can he give himself to her? Or will propriety and placement in society keep him from what he wants most? Will Charlotte find out who she really is, and what it is that lurks in the darkness of her mind? And do either know what the cost truly is for what they want?


THE RAKE AND THE ROSE by Amelia Clearwater is an interesting Regency Historical Romance set in 1815 England. “A Rake’s Mistake” #1. Fast paced and filled with secrets, surprises, passion and a bit of romance. Meet Alexander Cromwell the Marquess of Cromwell and Charlotte who has lost her memory. With witty banter and a bit of suspense, some mystery,romance and finally finding love in the most unexpected place. Fate had to intervened.

Ms. Clearwater has penned a intriguing story. The characters where engaging and the storyline intriguing. With this said, I did find a few editing issues, but nothing to extreme. I enjoyed “The Rake and the Rose” and look forward to reading more on the Rake’s and their ladies. If you enjoy Regency, mystery, and romance than pick up “The Rake and the Rose” to read for yourself, I wasn’t disappointed and don’t believe you will be either. Received for an honest review from the author.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More