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As with How to Dance with a Duke the book had a mystery to be solved, which gave Juliet and Alec an excuse to spend time together, but more then that the mystery itself was genuinely interesting if not a little disturbing in a good way!

What more that she was crippled in one leg – which is a huge defect in the eyes of the ton – and made her more appealing in my eyes. She was amazed and awed that he, the perfect Lord Deveril, would come to her aid. In very room of the house. Be the first to ask a question about How to Romance a Rake. Deveril’s father was known as Devil Deveril and, besides the usual drunkenness and gambling vices, was brutal to Alec’s mother.

So much wrong with this.

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Not wishing to startle her, he hissed her name as he came up behind her. Although, in all fairness, you have to give the author credit for having a heroine with a view spoiler [prosthetic limb. I liked it better than the first ckllins, but didn’t quite love it, primarily due to the ending. She has a pronounced limp because of an accident years earlier and is often made fun of by some members of society.


None felt awkward or out of place. Theresa Romain July 24, 3: And, please, use a post-it or something as a reminder of pertinent details about your characters.

How to Romance a Rake by Manda Collins

He is adored and liked by all of the ton and knows he must marry but the quiet, unassuming Juliet unexpectedly captures his attention. How to Romance a Rake is going straight to my keeper shelf. I wanted to read about a character who goes through physical and emotional trauma and comes out of it a stronger person. I loved this story so much. But, what really bothered me, at some point it was just a foot, and then This didn’t work for me for several reasons: Juliet isn’t too only one who has collins up with a less than perfect parent.

They were the perfect match for each other.

I loved both Alec and Juliet and thought their romance was absolutely charming. After the accident, she was left with a pronounced limp. Lord Alec Deveril has never felt such a spark of attraction for an unmarried lady before. What draws you to the pairing of suspense with Regency romance?

I felt like it was such a let down. I’ve read it three times and have no doubt I will read it many more times in the hwo. Why do you think that is, and how did you come up with the character of Juliet?

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Turner’s disappearance with twists and turns aplenty and a lurking danger that could put both Juliet and Alec in harm’s way. Written January 11, Together they both try to solve the mystery of her friend’s disappearance while at the same time both continue to fight the growing attraction they have for one another.

And I like the notion of the hero and heroine as a team. He was just too perfect for me. This little discussion about making love made me smile. Will I read more by this author?


But Juliet proves to Alec that despite what he may think, the sins of his father do not rest at his feet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I loved the way he couldn’t resist kissing her and how surprised he was romanc the strength of their attraction. I like how their relationship develops slowly, allowing them to really get to know and understand one another.

I loved Monteith’s snarkiness and am really looking forward to the matchup between him and Maddie in the next book. He was a cad and ruffian to think of such things while she was telling him of her struggles. Vanessa Kelly, award-winning author of Sex And The Single Earl Collins’ second installment of the Ugly Duckling trilogy is both a lovely, sensitive romance and a taut thriller.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The foot error should not have happened.

I would have preferred to read more about Juliet and Alec than all that nonsense. Needless to say, while it started off decently, it quickly seemed to spiral, things didn’t make sense at all, I still have several questions about how things went down tto certain pieces that just don’t fit. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Juliet was sensible and smart. The Ducklings were their not so glamorous daughters—who were, of course, cousins.