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A Rake by Any Other Name (Somerfield Park Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"I wholeheartedly recommend this book to fans of the genre and even those who just like a well written, fun romance. " - The Romance Reviews
" I can hardly wait to try more from this author. This book is a story that will draw you in, a sweet and tender love story that is guaranteed to make you laugh and give you quite a entertaining interlude from reality. HEARTWARMING!!" - Addicted to Romance
"Overall, I must say that I really enjoyed this book. It had everything I could ask for in a delightfully entertaining historical romance novel. There was romance, mystery, scandal, blackmail, a bevy of intriguing and colorful characters, and a couple of twists thrown in for good measure. Once I picked this book up I couldn't put it down." - Urban Girl Reader
"Mia Marlowe has given us a book with witty banter, some well-placed hilarity and a peek at the goings and comings of the servant class in the Regency era. This is a well-constructed plot with some surprises and mystery. The sexual tension is superbly developed. All in all a terrific start to the new Somerfield Park Series" - La Deetda Reads --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00M1UM852
- Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 4, 2014)
- Publication date : November 4, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1283 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 352 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #556,405 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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of an ass and not very heroic but I'm guessing that was part of
the plan. I will tell you, I will buy the next in the series to se what happens..
Having recently returned from being raised in exotic India, A Rake By Any Other Name’s heiress and heroine Sophie is rough around the edges. She takes to her responsibilities as a woman of means with amusing aplomb and shapes up to be an admirable woman by the end of the book. I had no trouble understanding why Hartley falls for her. Our hero Lord Hartley is decent man even without his title and estate. He insists that Sophie deserves a man who wants her for her rather than for her dowry, and he concocts a plan to resolve the estate’s money problems without her money. But he still wants to marry her anyway. If that isn’t romance then I don’t know what is.
Hartley’s friend Seymour and Hartley’s family is amusing, giving the story more layers. But layers it isn’t lacking. This book had at least twelve point of view characters, so if you’re into stories that feature two or less points of view, you may want to slide on by this one. There are also several plotlines that are begun and go nowhere. Two of those are love plots between the downstairs folk (read: servants). I assume they’ll be resolved later in the series, but a good amount of word count is spent on them without any kind of pay off in this book, making it a little frustrating.
The drama below the stairs has a very Downton Abbey feel to it. If you’re going through Downton withdrawal, this might be a good story to tide you over. Hartley’s grandmother certainly has the same plucky feel as Downton’s dowager.
All in all, the writing is good and the primary romance between Sophie and Hartley is tied up nicely. Readers new to Mia Marlowe like me can pick this up without fear of being lost.