While this novella, a part of author Anna Campbell’s Sons of Sin series, may be less than a 100 pages long, DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES, still packs the fulfilling punch of a full bodied romance.

“Lady Lydia Rothermere has spent the past decade trying to make up for a single, youthful moment of passion. Now the image of propriety, Lydia knows her future rests on never straying outside society’s rigid rules, but hiding away the desire that runs through her is harder than she could have ever dreamed. And as she prepares for a marriage that will suit her family, but not her heart, Lydia must decide what’s more important: propriety or passion?

Simon Metcalf is a rake and adventurer. But for all his experience, nothing can compare to the kiss he stole from the captivating Lydia Rothermere ten years ago. Simon can scarcely believe he’s about to lose the one woman he’s never forgotten. The attraction between them is irresistible, yet Lydia refuses to forsake her engagement. With his heart on the line, will Simon prove that love is a risk worth taking?”  

Beautifully written and perfectly self-contained

DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES, is one of those stories that leave you feeling like you have skipped dinner and gone straight to the dessert.

Beautifully written and perfectly self-contained—meaning, with the sufficient back story, conflict and resolution of a full length novel—Lydia and Simon’s story will leave you feeling satisfied and whet your appetite for more stories about the other Sons of Sin.

The second full length novel in this series, A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS will be available on August 27th. I can’t wait!


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Teresa Spreckelmeyer
Teresa St. Mary - Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels. Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.