Thursday, July 18, 2013
To Refuse a Rake by Kristin Vayden, Book Review
Emma has sworn off love.
After all, it is pointless to subject oneself to such torture when in the end, heartbreak is inevitable. Just like her sister had suffered. So, when Lord Daventry, the muddy brown-eyed boy from her childhood, returns to society she refuses to even look at him... well, maybe she'll look once.
But only because his eyes have changed into the most decadent color of dark chocolate. And his tanned skin from his travels is distracting, especially paired with his wide and devilish grin.
The stirring of her blood from his hot whisper in her ear is nothing... at least that's what she tells herself.
Lord Daventry has one response to marriage. Drink Brandy. Especially when his mother decides it is time for him to produce an heir. Reluctantly, he attends his first ball since returning from India, swearing to head to White's shortly after the first dance. However, he is pleasantly surprised to discover that Miss Emma Kingsly, the same girl he tried to kiss when she was nine, is still unmarried.
Her frigid demeanor should have warned him off... but unable to ignore a challenge, he plunges in head first... never expecting to fall in love with the one woman in the ton completely set against marriage.
I absolutely loved this book! From the first page to the last, I couldn't stop reading it! A regency novel at its finest, To Refuse a Rake captured me with Emma's stubborn personality and Hudson's witty banter with her! I couldn't get enough of the two of them together, they were so engaging and funny! The house party at Lady's Linden's was one of my favorite scenes, but the best of all was the scene with Hudson, Hewett and Lord Longton! I won't spoil it for you, just suffice it to say that it is hilarious and will put a smile on your face and make you laugh! I felt the sizzle of the romance in this book, the hilarity of the banter, and the sadness from mistakes from the past. If you want a regency romance that will have you feeling a whirlwind of emotions, then To Refuse a Rake is the book for you!
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