The Rakes Cavendish, Book #3
By Tracy Anne Warren
Author’s Website: http://tracyannewarren.com/
In this irresistible romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Happily Bedded Bliss, appearances can deceive, but the heart is not so easy to fool…
Rosamund Carrow has spent years learning the law by assisting her barrister father, despite the frustrating truth that the profession is closed to women. When he dies unexpectedly, necessity compels her to disguise herself as a man so she can step into the courtroom to finish his cases. She’s willing to put her reputation at risk, but she never expects that the greatest peril will be to her heart…
Lord Lawrence Byron is a rising star in London’s legal circles, despite his reputation as an unrepentant rakehell. When an upstart young barrister defeats him in court, he’s determined to discover everything he can about his rival. He’s stunned when he uncovers the shocking secret that his new opponent is actually a beguiling, brilliant woman, one he can’t help but want in his bed. Passion draws them together as they break all the rules, but it may lead to something more lasting like love…
Bedchamber Games, starts with Rosamund Carrow and her brother Bertram arriving to a gathering of lawyers and barristers at the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, where Rosamund will make friend and socialize to be able to start working as a barrister; the only difference is that all will be done under the disguise of her looking like a man, Ross Carrow. After their father died, it felt on Bertram’s shoulders to take up the cases their father had pending, the problem was that even though Bertram was a good lawyer, he had a nervous stutter, and couldn’t talk that much at court. Rosamund, who has study law under her father and helped him prepare his cases had all the knowledge and qualities need to practice law, except that she is a woman and it is not allow for them to practice it. The Carrow sibling arranged for cousin Ross to start helping Bertram with the cases, and for that Ross must be acknowledge by the members of the society. At the gathering Rosamund meets Lord Lawrence Byron, who becomes intrigued by the young barrister. The next day, Rosamund goes to first court and ends up going against Lawrence; for a good part of the session it appears that Lawrence might win, but after solid information provided by Rosamund, she wins the case.
Lawrence becomes even more intrigued and after a couple of boy night out and fighting match, he finds out the secret. Since Rosamund met Lawrence, she starts to develop feelings for Lawrence, now that he knows her secret, a flare of passion ignites between of them. The only problem is that everyone knows Rosamund as Ross, and Lawrence is soon to become engaged.
I liked Bedchamber Games. I was happy to read Lawrence’s story since we meet him the previous stories of the Rakes Cavendish series. Rosamund was the perfect person to win over Lawrence and to get him to consider more in life that just moving his way up in his career, which is not bad, but not this time for reason that you have to find out when reading the book.
I loved the Rosamund trying to pretend be a man, and who at first Lawrence was confused because he was thinking he was starting to have feelings for a person from his same sex. It was mostly because “Ross” had certain qualities of woman, and as he says, his body notice before his brain knew the truth.
It would have been quite scandalous at that time if people found out the truth about “Ross” and I was expecting for somebody in the courthouse to recognized Rosamund, but it seems that her father didn’t take her that much to his work.
If you have read the other book in the series or the Byrons of Braebourne series, then you will like this story as we see previous character and learn a couple of things from Leo and Thalia.
I liked how the story ended, I always like when one character does everything it can to find the other one that ran way or is hidden.
If you are fan of Tracy Anne Warren or her The Rakes Cavendish and Byron of Braebourne series, then I recommend you, Bedchamber Games. In the middle 1800’s we meet a woman that wants to help her family and does it by lying to all, but ends up falling for a man that never consider marrying for love until he met her.
*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*