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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review: Gareth: Lord of Rakes by Grace Burrowes

Gareth: Lord of Rakes (Lonely Lords, #6)Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402278632
Pages: 384 p
Genre: Romance/Historical/Regency
Series:  Lonely Lords-1,2,3,4,57,8,9,10,11,12
Challenges-TK
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's

Summary:

She's caught between a rake and certain ruin...

Felicity Worthington's only hope of avoiding poverty—or worse—is to accept her distant cousin's dubious bequest... a thriving, high-class brothel. Felicity has 90 days to convince her cousin's solicitors that Gareth Alexander has taught her the art of pleasing a man, though she's more interested in the gentleman she glimpses beneath Gareth's debauched airs, than in the rake he's become.

In the business of love...How much should he teach her?

Gareth Alexander, Marquis of Heathgate, has little incentive to help a spinster learn to manage a brothel—except that the alternatives for the prim, pretty Miss Worthington are even worse. His resistance to teaching Felicity how to be a madam leaves Gareth wondering if the honor he'd thought long dead still survives, and if that honor allows him to yield to the lady's ruinous scheme... and to their shared desires.

Once you enter the lush Regency world of award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes, you'll never want to leave.

My Review:

Intro: I have come to the rather obvious conclusion that Grace Burrowes is on the Lisa Kleypas level of historical romance awesomeness. I don't think she has ever or could ever write a book that I don't love on an instantaneous and overwhelming basis.

Characters: 


Heroine: Felicity-I loved her. I did. She was strong and smart but she had a sweet nature. She
was willing to do what she had to do to protect the future of her sister. Who wouldn't admire
that?

Hero: Gareth-I don't think there is a hero in this series that I don't like. He was awesome. He
was a rake but he was a sweet rake. He did have a couple of moments towards the end where I
wanted to smack some sense into him.

Chemistry: Due to Felicity's situation, Gareth and Felicity had an interesting start to their
relationship. It started a bit at the middle of the usual courtship dance. It gave them an
interesting dynamic where you saw them go from a businesslike relationship to a real emotional
connection.

Chemistry Rating:


Conclusion: I have come to an acceptance of Grace Burrowes general awesomeness. This one was excellent. Gareth is on my list of favorite heroes and Felicity was amazing. Very few authors can even approach comparing to Grace Burrowes in terms of character development. I am waiting for the day when a Grace Burrowes book will disappoint me and I am happy it hasn't happened yet. I am going to end this review before I start writing Grace Burrowes a fan letter. 
  
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