Tuesday, April 7, 2015

When the Rake Falls by Sally Orr

When the Rake Falls by Sally Orr

This is book 2 in the Rake's Handbook series.

Lord Boyce Parker will do just about anything to gain the respect of his father. So when he has the opportunity to to become famous for his courage and intelligence and gain a wife in the process, he doesn't let it pass him by. Thinking to put himself in the lead, he pays to ride in a hot air balloon and hopes to talk his way into getting them to take him to France. What he didn't count on was Miss Eve Mountfloy.

Eve doesn't want this "Pink of the Ton" with her when she does her experiments, but when he doesn't demand to be let down after her quick ascent she resigns herself to the fact that she will have a partner in her scientific studies. She didn't count on feeling an attraction to her unwitting partner.

Will his attraction to Eve convince Boyce to abandon his quest and take the love that is standing right before him?

I didn't like this story as much as I did the first in the series. I did like Eve, but Boyce was rather annoying. Even after he felt his attraction toward Eve and started to have feelings for her, he still kept going on and on about getting to France and winning the race. His use of verse throughout the story also seemed a bit over the top.  

I liked the idea of the story, but it just didn't do much for me because I kept getting annoyed with the hero.

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