Manda Collins. How to Romance a Rake. You can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can’t make her bloom—unless one daring young. How to Romance a Rake by Manda Collins, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Manda CollinsHow to Romance a RakeYou can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can’t make her bloom—unless one daring young bachelor turns up the.

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Collins knows the subject well and brings to her character the realistic physical and emotional challenges as well as the quiet strength and determination that make Juliet one of my favorite heroines ever. Juliet bit back a cheer. What draws you to the pairing of suspense with Regency romance?

He has a hard time reconciling himself to the fact that he could care so deeply for Juliet while still harboring the nightmares of his youth. And the way the people of the ton looked down on Juliet and her friends, and the truly horrible things they said to her when they found out how severe her injury really was, just appalled me. I felt sorry for Juliet but admired her for her determination and how she never let the harpies that are the other young society maidens and her own mother get her down.

Alec was in no way romnace at all. Juliet was a true delight to read–she was strong, kind, compassionate and lovely. Nestled within the bower was an iron bench just large enough to seat two. I will be careful before announcing that Manda Collins is a new favorite – I’ve been burned before but this book was definitely a hit!

She may have to fight against her mother, but even then she knew Alec would always stand behind her. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

She overhears all, is completely humiliated, and then Lord Deveril comes to her defense! But, what really bothered me, at some point it was just a foot, coklins then next romnce she mentions she’s missing most of her lower leg, which confused me hide spoiler ] 2 Too much drama.


I can not wait for the third one in the novel Clolins more of my review and others at my blog: Although, in all fairness, you have to give the author credit for having a heroine with a view spoiler [prosthetic limb.

He is stunned when she not only doesn’t blame him, but shows him how wrong he had been all this time.

Like not even ,anda footman or something. Will I recommend this book? Unlike the “fashionable” ladies he’s accustomed to, Juliet xollins a generous spirit, a manra intelligence – and an explosive secret. Not wishing to startle her, he hissed her name as he came up behind her. To his surprise, she made as if to push him away. He sees everything and forgets nothing in his bold, caring way and was the perfect person to help Juliet discover that her handicap was no handicap at all.

What more tha It is just soooooo good and I’m so sad to have finished it in one seating. The part I didn’t like were as follows: Then I’m ferociously checking her site for any info I can find on upcoming books.

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So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense—and offers to teach her to dance! With her shy demeanor, she’s a total stranger to the dance This was an rromance almost a friends-to-lovers book where the hero and heroine were perfectly suited and an interesting mystery to make sure the story is told at a steady pace, I highly recommend it!

You can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can’t make her bloom—unless one daring young bachelor turns up the heat Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. They start out getting along, already crushing on each other.

How to Romance a Rake–Discussion Thread. Juliet is a quiet girl who is usually found around the edges of the ballroom. I think the main reason why I would recommend this book is that I haven’t yet seen an author go for such a physical disability ocllins a heroine before. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Why do you think that is, and how did you come up with the character of Juliet?


But Juliet Shelby was as innocent as she was beautiful.

How to Romance a Rake was a really sweet, cute and romantic read. She is stunned when Deveril comes to her defense against a couple of the nastier women and offers to teach her to dance. I enjoyed the set-down he gives those two harpies, Miss Amelia Snowe and Lady Felicia, when he finds them in the music room and hears their cruel remarks about Juliet, who happens to collnis hiding behind a screen.

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One would hate to see mwnda two of you make a spectacle of yourselves. I really enjoyed reading the second book in Manda Collins Ugly Duckings series. There were many scenes that had me giggling out loud.

If you haven’t read Manda Collins yet, now’s the perfect time to start. This makes their falling in love seem natural and inevitable.

I read a lot of contemporary romance so that helps. Her mother has made it quite clear that no respectable man is going to want a disfigured young lady for a wife and does not allow her to call any attention to herself. I won’t give away any spoilers other than to say it gives the reader a peek into the inner workings of Maddie’s mind, something that has Alec pondering how useful she would have been to Wellington during the war, and has me anticipating her book even more.

But I get tired of reading about heroines who are perfect all the time. The characters were enjoyably brought to life and I felt the camaraderie and interest between them. He lowered himself to the bench beside her, the vulnerability in her voice and mien making it impossible to deny her some human contact. I adored colljns book!