Pure Texuality PR Presents: The Rogue To Ruin + Giveaway

The Rogue to Ruin
by Vivienne Lorret
Misadventures in Matchmaking Series
Historical Romance
Avon Books
Publication Date
July 30, 2019
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The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with a client, which shouldn't be a problem when one’s faking an engagement to the rogue across the street . . .
Ainsley Bourne needs the family business to succeed. But one obstacle stands in her way—Reed Sterling, the huge, handsome, former prize fighter and owner of the gaming hell across the street.
 His scandalous customers scare off all her marriage-minded patrons and since the devilish brute has no intention of relocating, she sets out to ruin his unsavory establishment. Yet when a vile suitor from her past reappears, Ainsley hastily claims an attachment to the first man who comes to mind . . . Mr. Sterling, to be exact.

Reed doesn’t know who is more surprised by Miss Bourne’s declaration. She clearly hates him, and he’d never admit their arguments simmer with unrequited attraction. Something about the pleading look in her eyes calls to Reed, and against his better judgment, he quickly plays the part of the besotted fiancĂ©.

Pretending to be in love requires a convincing charade. But with each tantalizing touch and every scandalous kiss, Ainsley starts to wonder if Reed was ever really the enemy at all.

Please enjoy this excerpt from:
The Rogue To Ruin
(Misadventures In Matchmaking #3)

“I hardly need your advice,” Ainsley scolded him in return, every word pushing her flesh against his. Almost as if . . . as if she had just kissed him.
But this wasn’t kissing, she assured herself. This was merely a new form of arguing.
Anticipating his next contradiction, she angled her head for closer contact and Reed growled in response.
The low, primal sound sent an unexpected thrill rushing through her.
“It would be a waste of breath to attempt to tell you anything,” he said, fitting his other hand over the curve of her cheek to cradle her face. “Even if I wanted to say that your lips are soft and plump and more luscious than wine-poached pears, I wouldn’t.”
Then he tilted her head back to cement his argument, opening her mouth with his own. He nibbled gently into her flesh, tasting the seam of her lips without hurry. The slow, thorough exploration caused her eyes to drift closed.
Her senses centered on the firm, enticing pressure of his mouth, the delicious rasp of his tongue. A wanton mewl tore from her throat, hungry and needy and urgent.
The unguarded sound brought her to an uncomfortable admission . . .
She might be kissing the enemy.

My Thoughts
Prizefighter turned gaming hell proprietor, Reed Sterling.  Has literally "fought tooth and nail" for the comfort and respectability that both his business and its coveted St. James address affords him.
But his new neighbor, Ainsley Bourne, and her family's matrimonial agency are about to change all that.  In ways that that could cost him both his business and his heart.

Ainsley Bourne may be a breed apart from the brawniest of bare-nuckle brawlers.
But make no mistake.
When it comes to protecting what or who she deems important. She is a force to be reckoned with.
A force that Reed Sterling is on course to release in both love and war.

The Rogue To Ruin may be authoress Vivienne Lorret's third in the Misadventures In Matchmaking series series.  But its enemies to friends and beyond story.  Is one that stands in a class by itself.
There is no one part of this tale that serves to carry any other. Instead...
Character interaction blends with storyline.  With both the scenic and continuity aspects acting as the perfect binder.  Allowing for a three dimensional tableau of sight, sound color and immense emotion.  In which readers are effortlessly transported into Ainsley and Sterling's world.  And given  "fly on the wall" access to every snarky quip, heated glance, and stolen kiss that these two share.

Technical perfection aside however.
The emotional impact of Reed's quiet patience.  In the face of Ainsley's struggle to overcome the unhealed wounds of her past.  In the face of the reemergence of the  villain who inflicted them.
Is the stuff that legendary romances are made of.

Just as any great boxer takes the time to learn their opposition.  Readers get to see Reed come to know Ainsley.  Strengths, weaknesses, warts, and all.
Not in the effort to destroy her.
But in the effort to prove himself a champion worthy of the prize that is her heart.
And yours...

In short...

To him, she’d seemed like a little queen with her stiff, regal bearing and he was already set on despising his new neighbors. Then she’d done something he didn’t expect. Once her sisters were inside, Ainsley stood on the pavement and lowered her umbrella. She tilted her head back, closed her eyes, and let the rain fall on her face. He’d been struck by her, fascinated in a way that he couldn’t explain. And since that moment, he’d wanted to see her like that again, wholly unguarded and serene as the rain bathed her skin. She was always going to be his, whether she knew it or not. Tilting her face up, he wanted to kiss away her tears, sip them from the thorn-shaped clusters of her eyelashes, drink them into his soul so he could take her pain away.
-Reed Sterling, The Rogue To Ruin

About Vivienne Lorret

USA Today bestselling author, VIVIENNE LORRET transforms copious amounts of tea into words. She is an Avon author of works including: The Wallflower Wedding Series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, The Season’s Original Series, and the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. For more information on her books, sign up for her newsletter at http://www.vivlorret.net.

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Tour Wide Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of THE ROGUE TO RUIN by Vivienne Lorret, we’re giving away one paperback copy of Ten Kisses to Scandal!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy of Ten Kisses to Scandal by Vivienne Lorret. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 8/31/2019 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copy out to the winner directly.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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