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The Rake and the Recluse

Book 1, Lords of Time - A Tale of Two Brothers

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Denver, Colorado, yesterday. 
Francine Larrabee, a highly respected business woman, is getting ready for a presentation that will change her life when she's in a car accident in the back of a taxi. Suddenly she's a woman with no name and no home in Northern England, near the Scottish border, the year of Our Lord... 1880.
Francine is catapulted into a world that threatens her life, controlled by a man who may destroy her heart. Isolated from the world she grew up in, without so much as a glimmer of the world she knows she must survive amid the sudden danger, violence, and passion. 

Francine learns her only chance of safety lies in Gideon Trumbull, a lionhearted--but evasive--duke. What begins as a compulsion to learn anything about him becomes an urgent need, and Francine finds herself in an inescapable new reality, a world in which she doesn't belong.


Meanwhile... Gideon's brother Perry has likewise been caught up in an incident, finding a runaway housemaid in his carriage as he's bound for London. His brother is going to kill him if something happens to one of his staff. That something being his rakish brother Perry, of course. 

But his stowaway, Lilly, has another idea. She plans on seducing a rake who refuses to touch her. It seems like just the right challenge to sooth her damaged soul.


Two complete love stories in one beautiful book.


THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE : BOOK ONE in the Lords of Time Series
THE DUKE AND THE BARON : BOOK TWO in the Lords of Time Series
THE DUKE AND THE DOMINA : BOOK THREE in the Lords of Time Series
THE TROUBLE WITH GRACE : BOOK FOUR in the Lords of Time Series
THE SPARE AND THE HEIR : BOOK FIVE in the Lords of Time Series o

What's New in Version 2.6

Completely new edition of the award winning story originally published as The Rake and The Recluse.

Customer Reviews

Loved it

This book held my attention from page one and I could not put it down. So ready to read the other one!


This book is long enough to allow app of the characters to develop. Also, it is written quite well for the time period.

Worth the Time

This story is well worth the slight irritation of poor editing--chapters repeat several times, but it is easy to scan ahead to the correct spot to continue. The story is compelling and the twists keep you guessing. I enjoy books where I care about what happens to the characters and this is one. I'm anxious to read the next in this series.

The Rake and the Recluse
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Erotic Romance
  • Published: Apr 14, 2012
  • Publisher: Illustrated Romance
  • Seller: Jenn LeBlanc
  • Print Length: 540 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Lords of Time
  • Version: 2.6
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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