Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels #1)

Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels #1)


Genres: RomanceHistorical

Status: Full

Updated date: 12:58:04 12/08/2022

Description "Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels #1)"

Chapter 1 Hampshire, England August 1875 “The devil knows why my life should be ruined,” Devon Ravenel said grimly, “all because a cousin I never liked fell from a horse.” “Theo didn’t fall, precisely,” his younger brother, Weston, replied. “He was thrown.” “Obviously the horse found him as insufferable as I did.” Devon paced around the receiving room in restless, abbreviated strides. “If Theo hadn’t already broken his damned neck, I’d like to go and break it for him.” West sent him a glance of exasperated amusement. “How can you complain when you’ve just inherited an earldom that confers an estate in Hampshire, lands in Norfolk, a house in London —” “All entailed. Forgive my lack of enthusiasm for land and properties that I’ll never own and can’t sell.” “You may be able to break the entailment, depending on how it was settled. If so, you could sell everything and be done with it.” “God willing.” Devon glanced at a bloom of mold in the corner with disgust. “No one could reasonably expect me to live here. The place is a shambles.” This was the first time either of them had ever set foot in Eversby Priory, the ancestral family domain built over the remains of a monastic residence and church. Although Devon had become ennobled shortly after his cousin’s death three months ago, he had waited as long as possible before facing the mountain of problems he