Three determined young ladies vow to give three of London's worst rakes their comeuppance ― but when these rogues turn the tables, who truly learns a lesson in love?
Once upon a time, the notorious Viscount Dare charmed Lady Georgiana Halley out of her innocence ― to win a wager, no less! ― and now he must pay dearly. The plan is simple: She will use every seductive wil...more
The general idea is there, but events don't fold exactly like that... On the contrary, Tristan was a very likeable hero, who'd never meant to hurt Georgie and did everything he could to save her reputation - and succeeded! And that led me to question Georgie's actions: Why did she ...more
I first read this book so long ago that I don't exactly remember when it was. I have reread this trilogy many times over the years, but I still enjoy it each time. It's been at least a year or two since the last reread, so the dialogue and exact events had faded enough that it felt like a rediscovery.
I am a fan of second-chance-romances and the frenemies-to-lovers trope, and this definitely fit the bill for both. Second chances can sometimes be hard to accept, but the author did a fab ...more
I was so happy I found this hidden away on my TBR shelf, after reading a recent Suzanne Enoch book, I wasn’t all that impressed or wanting to read one of her older ...more
The heroine's trust issues with the hero appear and then reappear and reappear and reappear. Look lady, maybe instead of flipping the freak out immediately when a stranger relays some info you're upset to hear, perhaps instead, take a breathe and ask your dude "wtf, do you know what this is about?"
I can handle misund ...more
It's the story of Tristan and Georgianna who have a past; a past only the two of them know about and enmity is all that remains after 4-5 years. But now Georgianna decides to teach him a lesson about how a gentleman should really behave; break his heart in the process and leave him as he did with her years ago.
Of course trying to win his love means she has to be friendlier with him and charm him. Tr ...more
Suzanne Enoch is becoming one of my favorite authors! She writes books of quality. The language is great and engaging. I could really feel myself walking around the streets and going to fancy parties in regency London. I could feel the grass and the sunshine.
The story about Tristan and Georgiana was everything I enjoy in a romance! I loved Tristan’s family and Georgiana was so sweet, albeit a bit naive, moving in to help his aunt and to teach Tristan a lesson. ...more
It had its great moments, because their backstory is actually interesting, and matters of trust always make for good romance stories. And the side-characters, Georgiana's friends and Tristans family are lovely.
Unfortunately one third of the plot hinged on Georgie's plan to make Tristan fall in love with her and then break his heart, ...more
He is not your typical rake, broke viscount, more like.
I liked that usual regency proprieties were not so strictly held on to in this book. Our t ...more
This felt like a romance novel written by a neural network trained on tons of Mills & Boon. It almost read like one, but then you realised it was mostly nonsensical.
For the life of me, I couldn't understand what problem these two had but it didn't have to take 6 years, it could've been solved in a five minute conversation. I was exasperated. Everything was so illogical.
Additionally, I had to keep ...more
I got a bit of whiplash in this romance, however in the end it was an enjoyable enemies to lovers historical rom-com in my mind.
My biggest star off was for the simple fact that I didn’t get a flashback to the EVENT or wager, that happened the 6 years before and I couldn’t rectify in my mind how blasé Georgiana was about it.....
Our Lord Dare, was a rotten man apparently at one time, and took her innocence in a wager. Yet, they’ve gone o ...more
The two of them have history, with Tristan having stolen more than a kiss from her in order to win a wager, something for which Georgiana has not forgiven him. Years later, she has given up on the idea of marrying any of the men who are only after her wealth, and decides to teach Tristan a lesson - make him fall for her and then b ...more
I don't know how good this review will be because I've had 4 glasses of wine. Maybe I should wait until tomorrow...
In the meantime.
I did really enjoy this book. I had pushed it to the front of my TBR shelf because it received high ratings from some of my GR friends.
Tristan (the hero) was a complete doll. I LOVED him so much. Although I think my feelings for him ultimately affected my opinion of Georgiana, the heroine, because I could see so much good in him when she could only see the ...more
I just adore this author's stories. Great plots, great characters, LOADS of humor, and beautiful happily ever afters. I can't ask for more than that! ...more
Tristan, our hero, at first I was a little confused about him. He did seem to ...more
I especially really liked Tristan and Georgiana's banter. It's funny and also adorable. I can feel their chemistry easily.
Tristan and Georgiana as characters are also interesting. They have flaws it makes the way their build their relationship is much more interesting. I liked other characters too. They are intriguing me, especially Grey and his wife, Emma. Although they are already married here, I want to know more about their ...more
I had some issues with stuff (the biscuits REALLY got to me) but I also really enjoyed reading this. It ended up being much better than I’d anticipated and I’m really glad I tried it. It had some scenes in it that were completely new to me in a historical setting that had me blushing and honesty I was all for it. I didn’t really like the ‘evil’ chick, but overall I really enjoyed the story and I’m eager to read more from this author.
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The Rake,was the first historical romance book I read and I'm not frantic about it!Well,I'm guesing after reading about 10 marvelous books in the genre,I was bound to read one that didn't amaze me.
It's not that The Rake was a bad book,more like one that I won't remember for long after finishing it and one whose story didn't appeal to me so much.
First of all,I had a problem with the main concept of the plot.The whole thing of a w ...more
The book started great, with Tristan and Georgiana, who had a "thing", the nature only known to the both of them. There isn't much else to the plot other than Tristan and Georgiana danced their little dance toward each other. I liked both characters, which is usually the ca ...more
Give him the excuse of callowness, and then wait until he's weighed down with the needs of orphaned younger brothers and impoverished properties before allowing the wronged woman to seek revenge. Then have her offer salvation instead with love and cash.
Do you see why this doesn't work for me? I don't remember him even apologizing. I kept reading because I li ...more
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"It doesn't mean anything." He grinned. "Everything means something.”
"He did." Grateful to see Luxley select one of the debutantes as his next victim, Georgiana accepted a glass of Madeira from one of the footman. After three hours of quadrilles, waltzes, and country dances, her feet ached. "And you know what rhymes with Georgiana, don't you?"
Evelyn wrinkled her brow, her gray eyes twinkling. "No, what?"
"Nothing. He just put 'iana' after every ending word. In iambic trimeter, yet. 'Oh, Georgiana, your beauty is my sunlightiana, your hair is finer than goldiana, your—' "
Lucinda made a choking sound.”