How to Romance a Rake
You can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can't make her bloom--unless one daring young bachelor turns up the heat...What's a nice girl like Miss Juliet Shelby doing at a place like Lord Deveril's ballroom? With her shy demeanor, she's a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of... show more
You can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can't make her bloom--unless one daring young bachelor turns up the heat...What's a nice girl like Miss Juliet Shelby doing at a place like Lord Deveril's ballroom? With her shy demeanor, she's a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense--and offers to teach her to dance! Juliet can hardly believe the most handsome bachelor in London would notice her, until he takes her in his arms and sets her heart ablaze...Lord Alec Deveril has never felt such a spark of attraction for an unmarried lady before. Unlike the "fashionable" ladies he's accustomed to, Juliet possesses a generous spirit, a fiery intelligence--and an explosive secret. Deep in the London underworld, a dear friend has vanished, and Juliet fears the worst. Deveril insists on helping, escorting her through the darkest alleys in town. But he too is hiding a shocking secret--and the only way he can defeat the devil in his past is to seduce the angel in his arms...
Publish date: July 31st 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
Series: Ugly Ducklings (#2)
Could not hold my attention, took me forever to finish. I think this suffers from too much story. The main characters are dealing with this, then dealing with that, then dealing with this, etc,. I sped-read through most of the book. Just nothing new or interesting here (the heroine does have a body ...
4.6Loved the main characters, especially Alec. Also really liked how Collins kept Cecily and Winterson around and didn't just make them cogs in the plot wheel. More to come./editThis one was by my far my favorite. I'm ashamed to admit that the third one with Maddie didn't even get finished because I...
:Rolls Eyes: Ugh. So much wrong with this. I was so annoyed with the super secret, shaming accident that caused her limp. I felt like it was such a let down. I even said aloud, "That's it?!?" Very disappointing, especially when I was hoping it might save the book and make it better for me. It did no...
I have to give it 5 stars for the courage of the author who wrote about a real heroine, not completely perfect, like most of the times they are made.
I always enjoy when an author takes a character who seems likes the least likely to obtain what others so desperately want, but ends up with that and much much. This story has the added twist of the heroine not only being a wallflower who was ridiculed by her peers within the ton, but having the wo...