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How to Romance a Rake

Alec is surprisingly protective and supportive of Juliet, and one thing I really enjoyed mands their romance. Not to say that she IS me. They came to London from questionable backgrounds but took the ton by storm with their beauty. How to Romance a Rake. The only issues I had with the book were a few editing ones.

The ending was a bit of a let down. Manda Collins heats up the ballroom and writes romance to melt even the frostiest duke’s heart. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research. She’s certain no man will ever pay attention to her, she’s certain no man would ever want her. How to Romance a Rake was a really sweet, cute and romantic read. I also liked the Villain in this novel more.

One would hate to see the two of you make a spectacle of yourselves. I love how, over the course of the story, she gains in confidence and Alex sums it up perfectly.

For the most jow I liked Juliet. I suppose it was just so that angst could be brought in with her fearing Alec would reject her because of her leg – or lack of leg.

I loved the relationship between Alec and Juliet. Imagine my surprise when I start reading to find out that it’s quite different from other books of the same trope. Thanks so much for having me, Theresa!


Too many books, so little time! Like not even a footman or something. I won’t give away any spoilers other than to say it gives the reader a peek into the inner workings of Maddie’s mind, something that has Alec pondering how useful she would have been to Wellington during the war, and has me anticipating her book even more.

He lowered himself to the bench beside her, the vulnerability in her voice and mien making it impossible to deny her some human contact. I was pleasantly surprised that I was wrong as to the nature of the villain and I thought the entire situation played out nicely. 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 I don’t know that I have adequately expressed my thoughts on this book.

Apart from her limp, and the shyness that she carries with her everywhere she’s quite pretty, and to top it all – she comes with a hefty dowry. One of the things Alec figures he should do is find a bride.

With sparkling Regency wit, a dash of mystery, and just the right amount of steam, “How to Dance with a Duke” is an enchanting debut, sure to sweep readers off their feet! Dec 22, Danielle rated it really liked it Shelves: The scene when they first make love is so exquisitely beautiful it brought tears to my eyes and the declaration he makes about Juliet after the villain is vanquished shows how much he respects and understands her and made me want to stand and cheer.

So perhaps she had not been lying about her reasons for remaining at home. I always have a penchant bluestocking heroines and Juliet was one along with her other two cousins. I think readers will really love seeing the sparks between these two!


How to Romance a Rake : Manda Collins :

Sep 11, Andrea rated it did not like it Shelves: Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d take born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside.

His criteria is simple: Rame liked it better than the first book, but didn’t quite love it, primarily due to the ending. 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 ….

With her shy demeanor, she’s a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. Juliet’s piano instructor, Anna Turner has disappeared and Juliet is afraid she is in danger.

But Alec soon discovers that what he thought was friendship for Juliet was much more. Definitely adding more of Manda Collins’ books to my to-read shelf.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When they get the chance to be with each other, you do start to root for them. And I was not disappointed. There was almost no TSTL-moments or misunderstandings.

She does what she can to blend in and not draw attention to herself. 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. Overall Writing style, story line, and general: