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If you ro looking for a romance filled with warmth and wit I was laughing quite a bit! She has been kept on the sidelines of society by her mother who is so concerned that Juliet might embarrass her because of her disability that she puts Juliet down constantly. All in all this was an amazing read. Juliet—she hides a secret and I absolutely love that she is the wallflower that gets to show up society Winterson and Cecily—They are still around and I love it Monteith—he is starting to grow on me.

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This is an interesting mix of old and new tropes. Its not his last name either. Sometimes you get lulled into thinking that books with lower ratings can’t possibly be good and that was the way I thought about the Ugly ducklings mannda. Account Options Mamda in. But the ending and action were fantastic. He’s a wonderful man with a kind heart who champions Juliet, protects her, desires her and, ultimately, loves her with every breath of his being.

He was just too perfect for me. Nestled within the bower was an iron bench just large enough to seat two. Alec and Juliet have been aquainted with her each through friends, however given to Alec’s fear and Juliet’s shyness they never get a chance to get to know each other. Injured in a carriage accident when she was fourteen, she’s left with a limp and a secret. Even so, his quarry jarred with surprise, and turned to face him.


Back cover copy Hoa can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can’t make her bloom–unless one daring young bachelor turns up the heat How to Romance a Rake was a really sweet, cute and romantic read.

Books like “How to Romance a Rake” are why I read romance. Not only was it sad that Annie ended up betraying a caring Juliet,the entire scenario was silly and unbelievable and came completely out of left field. It tested my patience at times. Thanks to her mother the extent of her disability became common knowledge and society didn’t react well.

I highly recommend it! Published July 31st by St. It was interesting to read about the difficulties she had faced because of this injury and how her ho changed because of it.

With her shy demeanour, she’s a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. Manda also writes contemporary erotic romance.

It was great in that collind and it was gr Bumped down to 3.

I also loved that Alec rwke continuously battling for Juliet. But still I like how the author colilns us a real look at Juliet’s body and self-confidence issues. I was recommended this book when looking for books with damaged heroines and picked it up.

There were moments of sweetness and you could tell that they liked each other, but there was no real passion, no intense chemistry, only lukewarm affection and attraction. What he knew rzke that Lady Shelby was dead set on marrying Juliet off to Turlington whether Juliet liked it or not. As a young girl, she was the most animated of the three cousins who have been dubbed the Ugly Ducklings by a spiteful young woman of the ton.

I loved this story and I loved the underdog heroine. It didn’t overwhelm the story for me, the romance was still front and center, but it added some collin weight to the storyline. The main characters are dealing with this, then dealing with that, then dealing with this, etc. This didn’t work for me for several reasons: May 21, Laura the Highland Hussy rated it really liked it.


Which reminded him again of other activities requiring two people.

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I like how their relationship develops slowly, allowing them raek really get to know and understand one another. 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. Just as the first one had no dancing with the duke, this one doesn’t have rzke rake! How to Romance a Rake is going straight to my keeper shelf. This is a mother I would not wish upon anyone with her cold and heartless nature.

N 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. Generally it’s something to do with a rpmance, something that means that the heroine becomes a wallflower because she can’t dance.

She is shy and not argumentative, and mandz from a life of being put down. The ending was a bit of a let down.

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It was sweet, and sexy, and so wonderful. Oct 13, Jessi rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 01, Cocktails and Books rated it really liked it Shelves: And wow, we usually see fathers doing low and dirty business involving their daughters but this time we had Juliet’s mother, Lady Shelby. But Juliet proves to Alec that despite what he may think, the sins of his father do not rest at his feet.

I colllins how he champions Juliet and is so protective towards her. Alec was a little screwy with his rationale but stepped up to the table when needed.