Sep 15, 2011

Book Review: The Taming of the Rake

MEET THE BLACKTHORN BROTHERS—THREE UNREPENTANT  SCOUNDRELS INFAMOUS FOR BEING MAD, BAD AND PERILOUS TO LOVE 


 Charming, wealthy and wickedly handsome, Oliver “Beau” Blackthorn has it all…except revenge on the enemy he can’t forget. Now the opportunity for retribution has fallen into his hands. But his success hinges on Lady Chelsea Mills-Beckman—the one woman with the power to distract him from his quest. 

Desperate to escape her family’s control, Lady Chelsea seizes the chance to run off with the notorious eldest Blackthorn brother, knowing she’s only a pawn in his game. But as Beau draws her deep into a world of intrigue, danger and explosive passion, does she dare hope he’ll choose love over vengeance? 

There are just some times when I run across a book that tickles every fancy that I possess.  THE TAMING OF THE RAKE was just such a book.  It poked fun at the British society at the time when it was much more important who your parents were then what type of person you were.  I totally fell in love with Beau, or Oliver as Chelsea likes to call him, who is the definition of the word gentleman except for the fact that his parents weren't married.  And Lady Chelsea who is so much not a lady of her times with her honesty and freedom of thought.  I found their conversations highly amusing and they are so perfect for each other even though one is a bastard and the other a lady. 

THE TAMING OF THE RAKE is one of the best historical romances that I have read in quite a long time and I rate it a 4.8.  Be sure to pick it up though be warned that it is very hard to put down.

I did receive this book from NetGallery in exchange for the review.  No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.

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