Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake
(The Beauchamp Heirs #1)
Lord Hugo Alastair/Lady Olivia Beauchamp
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
“He’s completely unsuitable…
he’s a rake.”
Part of The Beauchamp Heirs: after being plucked from peril by resolute bachelor Lord Hugo Alastair, Lady Olivia Beauchamp is secretly outraged that he doesn’t even try to steal a kiss! He’s a notorious rake among the ton, and as a result, utterly forbidden to an innocent debutante like her. But their attraction is magnetic. Will she risk her reputation for a passionate encounter?
Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake is first in a new series The Beauchamp Heirs by author Janice Preston. This series will focus on the Duke of Cheriton’s three children by his first marriage. We’ve met all three siblings in the previous series The Beauchamp Betrothals which focused on their father, uncle, and aunt.
I’ve been looking forward to Olivia’s story since we first met her in the previous series. She’s the youngest of the Beauchamp children and the only daughter. Olivia is young being just 18 and in some of her actions her age shows. In the previous books, Olivia is known for getting into mischief. But in this book we see she also has a vulnerable, insecure side with a big heart and you honestly can’t help but fall in love with her.
Lord Hugo Alastair is our hero. Hugo is a well know rake among the ton, but in the last year or so he has been changing his ways. Coming from a home with an abusive father Hugo also has his vulnerabilities and insecurities and doesn’t feel he’s good enough for a duke’s daughter. I absolutely loved Hugo’s interactions with Leo, the Duke of Cheriton and the proposal was fantastic!
This was a fabulous beginning to this new series and a wonderful addition to the entire Beauchamp family of stories. This story like all the previous stories in the two Beauchamp Series flows well and has extremely entertaining characters. I love how we get to see characters from previous books and can’t wait for Alex and Dominic’s stories! I would highly recommend any of Janice Preston’s books and absolutely loved this one!
Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake -Janice Preston: