Friday, January 18, 2013

The Rake to Ruin Her by Julia Justiss + Kindle Fire Giveaway Info!

The Rake to Ruin Her
Once a rake…

Known as "Magnificent Max," diplomat Max Ransleigh was famed for his lethal charm until a political betrayal left him exiled from government and his reputation in tatters. He seems a very unlikely savior for a well-bred young lady.

Except that Miss Caroline Denby doesn't want to be saved…she wants to be ruined! To Caroline, getting married is tantamount to a death sentence, and meeting the rakish Max at a house party seems the answer to her prayers…. Surely this rogue won't hesitate to put his bad reputation to good use?


My Rating: 4/5

Very sweet! The Rake to Ruin Her was an adorable romance that is sure to be a hit...

The concept of a historical romance heroine trying to ruin herself in order to avoid marriage is a new one but this book managed to do it differently. Caroline was completely blunt and asked Max to ruin her, point-blank. But, Max doesn't agree. So, this creates a different situation, one that I enjoyed thoroughly.

Caroline was a refreshing heroine. She was no-nonsense, logical, not prone to jumping to conclusions. It was a nice change from the heroines in other historical romances who inevitably end up coming to a gross misunderstanding and becoming overemotional about it and creating a problem where one doesn't exist. That all works fine in other books but having a heroine that was sensible and listened to reason was nice. She was clever, determined, and strong. She to keep her horse farm, against all the odds-which are many considering the time period. And I really admired her. 

Max was just as refreshing. Another character ruled by reason. He's been trying to rebuild his reputation and career after a scandal cost him his diplomatic position. Which is why her isn't all for Caroline's plan to use his reputation to ruin her. Of course, that reticence only lasts so long. Max was very sweet, charming, intelligent. He, like Caroline, felt remarkably realistic. He was a brilliant hero that was very easy to fall for.

Caroline and Max were cute together. They had sparks flying immediately, and when those ignited...whew, was it hot! But, besides that, they were genuinely good together, a couple that I was happy to see get their fairy tale ending.

The plot in this book was okay, but it did stall a few times, which is why I had to knock off a point. But, it was only a few times. It wasn't so bad that I got bored. The book kept me interested the entire way. And the story line was different from other historical romances-a refreshing change. The ending was fairy tale perfect, one that will absolutely leave you smiling. 

The Rake to Ruin Her was an EXCELLENT historical romance. Romance lovers, you should definitely read this one.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for a copy
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Giveaway Info:
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