Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Rakehell of Roth by Amalie Howard (TLC Book Review)


Are you looking for a fun new Regency Romance?  The Rakehell of Roth is the notorious Marquess of Roth.  He owns a scandalous club in London.  He enters a marriage of convenience to help the sister-in-law of a friend.  Lady Isobel Vance is happy to be married to such a handsome and attractive man as Winter.  Unfortunately, after their wedding night, Winter leaves Isobel at the estate of his father and doesn’t return.  Three years pass by and Isobel keeps reading about Roth’s misadventures in the gossip papers.  Little does he know that Isobel is the author of the infamous Lady Darcy advice column.  Once Isobel arrives in London, will the two of them end back up together?  Why did Winter leave Isobel?

 This novel has many different tropes:  Enemies to lovers, marriage of convenience, mistaken identity, and I’m sure more.  I thought it was very fun novel.  I especially loved that Isobel had her lady friends including Clarissa who knows a lot about the facts of life from her brothers.  She uses this information to write her column.  I thought her column was quite hilarious and loved the tidbits at the start of each chapter.  This novel was a low burn that led up to a very racy conclusion.  I also loved that Isobel dressed up as a groom and Winter was able to talk to talk to her more freely than he would have otherwise.  The one negative of this book was the premise to me.  It didn’t really make sense to me that Winter was so angry at his father that he refused to be with his own wife, even though he was highly attracted to her.  I loved the characters and story, but this premise fell flat.

 The Rakehell of Roth is the second book in the Regency Rogues series with The Beast of Beswick as the first book.  The Rakehell of Roth is a standalone novel and worked as one, but I’m interested in reading the first book.

 Favorite Quote:

“In matters of seduction, Dearest Friend, the easiest way to catch a gentleman’s eye is with confidence.  Subtlety is for spinsters.”

 Overall, The Rakehell of Roth is a fun regency romance.

 Book Source:  Review Copy for being a part of the TLC Book Tour.  Thank-you!  For more stops on this tour, check out this link.

From the Publisher:

As owner of the most scandalous club in London, the last thing the notorious Marquess of Roth wants is a wife. Keeping up his false reputation as a rake brings in the clients with the deepest pockets?money he needs to fund a noble cause. Even though everything inside tells him not to leave his beautiful, innocent wife behind at his country estate…he must.

But three years later, tired of her scoundrel of a husband headlining the gossip rags, Lady Isobel Vance decides enough is enough. She is no longer a fragile kitten, but as the anonymous author of a women’s sexual advice column, she’s now a roaring tigress…and she can use her claws.

Isobel decides to go to him in London, channeling her powers of seduction to make him beg to take her back. But she didn’t expect her marauding marquess to be equally hard to resist. Now the game is on to see who will give in to the other first, with both sides determined like hell to win.

Each book in the Regency Rogues series is STANDALONE:
* The Beast of Beswick
* The Rakehell of Roth

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

Entangled Publishing

Connect with Amalie

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Amalie Howard’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, February 8th: The Lit Bitch – excerpt

Tuesday, February 9th: What is That Book About – excerpt

Tuesday, February 9th: @a_bookish_dream

Tuesday, February 9th: Reading Reality

Wednesday, February 10th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, February 11th: @bookscallmyheart

Thursday, February 11th: The Romance Dish – excerpt

Friday, February 12th: @angelareadsbooks

Saturday, February 13th: @zerisse

Monday, February 15th: The Book Disciple and @thebookdisciple

Monday, February 15th: @laceybooklovers

Tuesday, February 16th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Wednesday, February 17th: @barr_bookworm

Thursday, February 18th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt

Friday, February 19th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Monday, February 22nd: @aparanormalromance

Tuesday, February 23rd: The Romance Dish

Wednesday, February 24th: Blunt Scissors Book Reviews and @bluntscissorsbookreviews

Thursday, February 25th: @lowkey.bookish

Friday, February 26th: Hallie Reads

Monday, March 1st: Reading Girl Reviews – excerpt

Monday, March 1st: @readinggirlreviews and Reading Girl Reviews

Wednesday, March 3rd: Laura’s Reviews and @laurasreviews_1

Friday, March 5th: Shelf-rated and @shelfrated

Monday, March 8th: @ksquaredreads and K-Squared Reads

Wednesday, March 10th: Books Cooks Looks


  1. I'm glad that like you enjoyed this romance, overall, in spite of the premise. Thank you for your honest, well-written review, Laura. Your quotation made me chuckle.

  2. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours