Monday, June 8, 2015

When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr - Review

Title: When a Rake Falls (The Rake's Handbook #2)
Author: Sally Orr
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Historical Romance - Regency
Length: Novel
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 2
Sexual - 3

To win a race to Paris, dashing Lord Boyce Parker hires a balloon. He expects to be
crowned the victor and become famous for his courage and intelligence. Only then can he regain his father’s respect from the scandal of publishing the naughty book The Rake’s Handbook: Including Field Guide.

Bluestocking Miss Eve Mountfloy makes a bargain with the handsome Pink of the Ton. She’ll fly the balloon during the dangerous crossing to France, if he lets her finish her scientific experiments to predict violent storms and thereby save lives.

Eve proceeds with her studies, but the results are not what she expected. Chafing to keep warm creates unusual sensations everywhere. Then when Lord Parker asks if she is curious about the heat generated by a kiss, well, she is curious. It seems Lord Parker is performing experiments of his own that will forever change Eve’s perception of the word "results."
Eve Mountfloy is a great heroine. She is incredibly smart, and loves to learn more about a variety of things. Her expertise is aeronautics and balloon flight experiments. You could practically see her light up every time she got a chance to talk about it.

Lord Boyce Parker was a bit whiny. He was so obsessed with trying to win a contest to prove to his father that he was "something" and it he wouldn't stop talking about it. I'm all for sensitive guys and I love one that isn't afraid to talk about his emotions. Unfortunately, Boyce came across as more childlike than being a sensitive adult male. I really don't know how Eve put up with it.

Their adventure was quite amusing though. Through several accidents during their balloon flight, to interfering relatives and friends, they manage to stick together. I enjoyed see more of the intellectual side of the population and overall enjoyed the story - just didn't particularly care for Boyce.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*


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1 comment:

  1. I liked the fun events that occurred, but my issue with the story is it just fell a bit flat for me, I could never really connect with these two.

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