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Release day: How to Catch a Wicked Viscount

27 August 2019

Today is the official release of How to Catch a Wicked Viscount by Amy Rose Bennett (ebook, print and audio, Berkley Romance). Here’s the blurb:

A young lady’s tarnished reputation might cost her everything in this first book in the Disreputable Debutantes series.

Shy, bookish Sophie Brightwell is expected to make an advantageous match to improve her family’s fortunes. However, Sophie’s plans to make a spectacular debut go horribly awry when she and her three closest friends are expelled from a young ladies’ academy for unbecoming conduct. Since the ton will be sure to close their doors on these disgraced debutantes, they determine that unconventional means need to be employed in the husband-hunting market. Rakehells—the beau monde’s wickedest members—might be the only men willing to overlook a young lady’s besmirched reputation.

But how does one catch a rake?

Nate Hastings, the devil-may-care Viscount Malverne, is the older brother of Sophie’s best friend, fellow disgraced debutante Lady Charlotte. When a terribly foxed Nate accidentally compromises Sophie, Charlotte strikes a wicked bargain: in order to avoid a scandal and the parson’s mousetrap, Nate must help Sophie snare a husband. But as Nate fulfills his obligation and begins to instruct the lovely Sophie in the art of luring rakes, he soon finds himself battling his own fierce attraction to her.

Amy dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

I had such fun writing How to Catch a Wicked Viscount, the first Regency romance in my new ‘Disreputable Debutantes’ series. The story’s heroine, Miss Sophie Brightwell, is a terribly shy, bookish young woman who has been labelled as ‘disreputable’ by Polite Society after she and her three best friends are expelled from a young ladies’ academy for ‘conduct unbecoming’—they’re caught drinking brandy, smoking cigarillos, and reading a naughty set of memoirs during a late night ‘dorm party’! When Sophie’s best friend and fellow disgraced debutante, Lady Charlotte Hastings, offers her a second chance at a London Season three years later, Sophie jumps at the opportunity—she definitely doesn’t wish to be married off to her odious neighbour, Lord Buxton, who her step-father is in debt to. But how does one find a love-match—who’s also an ‘eligible gentleman of means’—when one’s name is mud? To make matters worse, the only man Sophie seems to want is Lady Charlotte’s older brother, the devastatingly handsome and very wicked rakehell, Nate, Viscount Malverne. And he is not the marrying kind, by any means. Whilst Sophie and Nate’s journey to their happily-ever-after is the focus of the book, I also loved exploring the theme of female friendships. I do hope readers enjoy the exploits of Sophie and her ‘besties’ as much as they enjoy Sophie and Nate’s romance!

You can find out more about this book at Amy’s website or buy it from Amazon.


  1. 27 August 2019 1:07 pm

    Happy release day Amy

    I can highly recommend this one 🙂

    Have Fun


    • 27 August 2019 5:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Helen! And I’m so happy you enjoyed my book. 🙂

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