When Rafe Bancroft wins Forton Hall in acard game, this rogue finds himself saddledwith responsibility he cannot wait to foist off.The sooner he can sell the blasted estate,the sooner he can be off on his next adventure.Yet he doesn't count on running into the veryalluring Felicity Harrington, who ignitesan all-consuming desire in him quitelike no ...more
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Rafe is the quintessential younger brother who lives and loves to disappoint his domineering Duke of a father. Domineering but still loving so we're talking typical rebellious second son not broken bad boy. Rafe wants to travel, primarily to get away from his father and older brother's expectations. While trying to win enough money to get to China, Africa or wherever he wins a broken down estate instead.
I accepted this set-up and jumped in, mostly because I love Enoch stories and I'm running out of them. I was unsure how to rate this one. I think ultimately, it falls between a 3 a ...more
Taming Rafe is the second of Suzanne Enoch's Bancroft Brothers books, the sequel to By Love Undone. I really enjoyed it, but I would also highly recommend reading the prequel - it's the better of the two and one of Enoch's best IMO.
Rafael Bancroft (28), the younger brother of Quin Bancroft (hero in By Love Undone) and the son of the Duke of Highbarrow is the "bad boy" of his f ...more
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I had my heart up in my throat most of the time, when Rafe and Felicity are together. This is a extremely cute story of a second son of a duke and a damsel in distress, aka the twin sister of a idiotic young who lost his inheritance to said second son. Rafe is a good-natured rake. He lacks nothing except a sense of belonging. A rather first world problem he has, I would say. His problem is never measuring up to his older brother and his father's expecti ...more
After reading Quinlan’s story, here is his brother’s-Rafael-story.
It has a complete change of scenery with all the action taking place in the country in a falling down estate.
Miss Felicity Harrington is an heroine as I love them, no badass but able to make things do, not bending down even when up against the wall. She fights for those she loves, she makes mistakes but does not compromise.
She has ...more
The writing itself is eh, and the historical accuracy is ... wanting. The hero and heroine spend most of the book living together in the same house, without much in the way of scandal. Rafe is all right, and Felicity for the most part is okay, although she does have REALLY annoying moments where she'll ask him about his t ...more
I liked Felicity because although she experienced real disappointment, she took only the time necessary to dwell on it. She met obstructions head on ...more
I thought it would be a fluffy romance novel.. but this book really amazed me. It had emotion and humor involved.
This was a scene which made me all gooey inside and I re-read it just to visualize the whole thing again and again.
She looked down at him again, heat rushing ...more
First published: 1999
Length: 373 pages
Setting: Cheshire, England. Regency-era.
Sex: not significant. Infrequent.
Hero: Second son wanting to make his way in the world with adventures.
Heroine: Left by twin brother to care for their broken down estate. No money. No future.
Almost Cheating: H is with another woman when book opens. h meets his previous paramours.
A solid story but... The unwillingness of the MCs to commit to the relationship wore at my patience. And our climatic fin ...more
No Woman Could Tame Him Rafe Bancroft was nothing but a scoundrel! But the sexy, infuriating man was now the owner of Forton Hall, Felicity Harrington's ancestral home. The fiery beauty was determined to save her family-and herself-from ruin at the hands of the handsome rake. But how can she, when she lies in bed each night longing for her irresistable enemy's touch? Until He Met The Right One . . . Rafe might have won Forton Hill in a card game, but he had no intention of settling down. No, his...more
There wasn't any real laugh out loud funny moments but it did at least make me smile and the H and h weren't complete idiots which sets it up way above my recent romance reads. ...more
Rafe is wonderful. He’s an unapologetic lady’s man with a kind heart. Extremely honorable.
Felicity is a survivor and in dire straits. Rafe arrives just in time. Felicity’s eight year old sister makes this book easily a five star story.
The bad guy is sneaky and awful.
All the pieces come together to make an absolutely heartwarming tale of self discovery and overcoming hardship.
Also, bad dude went waaaaaay whackadoodle at the end. Like, waaaaaaay whackadoodle. There needed to be more build up to that.
However, May was adorable and I would read an entire series about her. ...more
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'Bravo!' Stephen applauded ... 'Our traveler may begin traveling.' ...
'A toast then,' [Quin] said ... 'to interesting possibilities.'
'To interesting possibilities,' Felicity repeated in unison with the others”