Title: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake
Author: Jade Lee
Series: Rakes and Rogues
Pubdate: May 5th, 2015
Mellie Smithson has a plan…
Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating—although admittedly handsome—guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London...
Trevor Anaedsley has a problem…
Trevor Anaedsley’s grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country—ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson—where he meets Smithson’s lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him—but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry?
USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you, Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. An author of more than thirty romance novels and winner of dozens of industry awards, Lee lives in Champaign, Illinois.
Today we excited to welcome Jade Lee to DC Stone! Jade’s latest title, 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake, is out May 5th and is the first in her hilarious new Rakes & Rogues series. To celebrate her new release, Jade is here to share a quiz about the book. See if you can guess correctly!
Question: Romance heroes are difficult creatures. They need to be powerful enough without being jerks, mysterious enough to be sexy without being weird, and still vulnerable with the heroine while being nearly psychotically determined to have her for his own. Bad heroes are creepy stalkers. Good heroes keep us warm on those bad nights and give us amazing models of behavior for our man or ourselves.
So where do I look for hero inspiration? I'm a child of the media, so it'll be television or movies. Trevor, the hero of 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake, most resembles which media hottie?
A. Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock (BBC version)
B. Johnny Depp back in his 21 Jump Street days. More clean cut and straight arrow than his current persona.
C. Ironman Robert Downey Jr. -- Brilliant playboy billionaire until Pepper nabs him.
D. Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly and Serenity. Bad boy captain with a sense of fun and an awesome twinkle.
Answer: D. I'm a Nathan Fillian girl all the way. Malcolm Reynolds was the perfect hero for me. Bad situations, some of his own making, a creative mind, and a wit that just won't quit. He likes the women, but there's someone special for him. Though, if I had to confess, I'd take any one of those guys in a heartbeat. Or should I say heartthrob?