Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Midnight Rake by Anabelle Bryant

The Midnight Rake by Anabelle Bryant

The author doesn't have the books linked as a series, but it has characters from To Love a Wicked Scoundrel and Duke of Darkness.

Penelope Rosebery and her sister have been left penniless by her disreputable fiancee. Hoping to find him in London, they are waylaid by a broken axle when the Viscountess of Fenhurst comes to their rescue. Inviting them to join her to London, she eventually gives them shelter in her son's home.

Phineas Betchum is surprised to find his mother and her guests in his home. Having promised his mother to help, he is now required to escort Penelope around town in hopes of her finding her missing fiancee. Having no desire to marry, Phineas is dismayed to realize how strong of an attraction he feels for Penelope.

Can Phineas help Penelope with her problem before he secums to her charm?

I definitely enjoyed this story as much as the other two in the series. It was also nice to see the characters from the other stories again.

I liked Penelope. She was a very strong woman to take off on her own to try to get justice for herself. Phineas was very likeable too. It was interesting to watch him struggle with what he thought he wanted and what his heart knew he needed.

Bryant did a good job of adding a bit of a mystery to the story to keep it interesting.  There is one last friend in the group, so I'm assuming that his story will come next. I look forward to seeing what Bryant has in store for us.

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Thanks go out to Carina UK via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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