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Unfortunately I was left…. When she’s not writing, she’s helping other people use books, as an academic librarian. But Juliet proves to Alec that despite what he may think, the sins of his father do not rest at his feet. Then he asks the unthinkable- might he teach her to dance? She integrated new characters in with ones from the first book flawlessly and used them to really build upon the story.

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. Around and around and around. The way they went about that had me laughing and Collisn know it confused Deveril. Unlike the “fashionable” ladies he’s accustomed to, Juliet possesses a generous spirit, a fiery intelligence—and an explosive secret.

How to Romance a Rake

May 21, Laura the Highland Hussy rated it really liked it. He knows that he must marry but he definitely doesn’t want to marry anyone that he feels attracted to. Rale of my favorite scenes is between Alec and Maddie while they wait for Juliet to be fitted for new gowns at the dressmaker’s.

The main characters are dealing with this, then dealing with that, then dealing with this, etc. I loved the twists and turns and the unexpected mysteries that sprang up. 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.


Manfa also found the subplot FULL of holes, ho I don’t really feel like detailing, since I would have to put them in spoiler brackets and barely anyone would then read it. Sep 13, Netha rated it really liked it Shelves: This one has romance. I think the main reason why I would recommend this book is that I haven’t yet seen an author go for such a physical disability in a heroine before. Books by Manda Collins. Want to Read saving…. Juliet can hardly believe the most handsome bachelor in London would notice her, until he takes her in his arms and sets her heart rame Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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 Of course, I couldn’t help thinking to myself how much more explosive the story would have been in the hands of authors like Elizabeth Hoyt or a Lisa Kleypas – never a good thought to have but alas!

They were the perfect match for each other. Written January 11, I enjoyed How to Romance a Rake immensely and as usual, the secondary characters were wonderfully fleshed out. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense—and offers to teach her to dance! I really liked his nervousness and the way it showed how important she already was to him.

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Really fun, simple romance with a great main couple After I gave the previous book in this series a try and found it disappointing, I had no plans to read another book by this author. There’s still mysteries and suspense in this book, but not as good as in the first book, but overall Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Deveril insists on helping, escorting her through the darkest alleys in town. But with one of Juliet’s old friends disappearance and the offer of dancing lessons, Alec and Juliet become close and neither can seem to deny their attraction. Manda Collins really does know how to add a mystery onto her romance and make a rather enjoyable, although long, read.


I would’ve loved to spend more time watching hero and heroine get to know each other.

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But Juliet Shelby was as innocent as she was beautiful. She overhears all, is completely humiliated, and then Lord Deveril comes to her defense! The foot error should not have happened. He was pretty nice actually and there really wasn’t too much reference to a rakish past either.

He sees everything and forgets nothing in his bold, caring way and was the perfect person to help Juliet discover that her handicap was no handicap at all. Juliet was sensible and smart. Sep 19, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Juliet, although I preferred Cecily from the first book, I still really liked and it isn’t often that you have a heroine with such a disfigurement.

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So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense—and offers to teach her to dance! He is stunned when she not only doesn’t blame him, but shows him how wrong he had been all this time. This was more than a love story, it had grit, determination, mystery, laughter, or my!! Their connection is palpable and I was looking forward to seeing their romance grow. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Doesn’t matter that it’s priced the same as a paperback because by the time the paperback arrives, Xollins think I’ve already tl from the waiting.