How to Romance a Rake by Manda Collins
The only way he can defeat the devil in his past is to seduce the angel in his arms.
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.
Review by Amazon Customer:
I really enjoyed this series! I was glad that the whispersync was available and ate it up! The characters are wonderful and very believable.
Juliet is forced to go unnoticed on the fringes of the ballroom by her tyrannical mother. When her mother is suddenly pushing her to marry a creeper, she decides she must change her situation and break out of her shell.
She reaches this decision just when her dear friend goes missing, which she feels obligated to investigate (and rescue her friends abandoned daughter). There are many twists and turns in the plot. Excellent story and of course, I have never regretted Flosnik as a narrator. Well worth the credit (or whispersync buy)
Review by Kimberly:
Would you consider the audio edition of How to Romance a Rake to be better than the print version?
I did not read the printed version but the audio version is wonderful. Enough humor and intrigue to keep me hooked even though I should have been do something other than listening to a book. I just couldn’t stop listening to it. I can’t wait for the next one to come out.
What other book might you compare How to Romance a Rake to and why?
Maybe the historical romances by Eloisa James or Julie Garwood because it has steamy romance, humor, and intrigue.
What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She was perfect – all of the different voices and emotions were obvious and it was easy to really “feel” the different characters.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
It was so nice to read a romance where the heroine isn’t too stubborn and with a “prim and way too proper” attitude. Well worth the money and credit – I want to listen to it all over again!