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Marguerite Kaye ì 6 reviewI haven t read ny other books by this Lottie Tomlinson's Rainbow Roots: authornd fter reading this one provided by netgalley I have to wander what exactly I ve been doing with my lifeYes I really really enjoyed this one It hits so many perfect notes for me that it s lmost hard to explain The writing flows so well that I really wish uthors could write like this It
s not particularly grammatically correct but she writes in the same style s her protagonists inner monologues which is rathernot particularly grammatically correct but she writes in the same style s her protagonists inner monologues which is rather clever way #Of Using Third Person #using third person but giving first person insight of both hero nd heroine The book switches often between the hero Hot Shot and heroine POV but not once did I feel lost It just felt totally naturalnd for some reason I found that the style meant I felt I was really there I could not only see the bluebells but smell them The Industrial Revolution and I could not only see the River Thames but I could feel the grass on the banks next to itnd hear the ducks uacking I don t get that feeling very often unfortunatelyThe story concentrates 90% on the hero Rock Bottom and heroine but that s not to say that secondary characters don t get look in nd in fact their backstories for the purposes of moving the story long re told concisely but completely nd best of ll they ll feel real not the usual one dimensional insipid tea swilling friends that overpopulate HRs I very rarely read HR where the story nd characterization is strong enough that I lmost forget what the hero nd heroine Peace of Me actually look like This was one of thoseI do have one minor complaint Well it s not really complaint really but it did bother me n eensy weensy little bit Despite being sexually innocent the heroine seems uite uninhibited fter only My Soul Then Sings a couple of rounds with the hero in the sack in way I found difficult to believe Although to be fair the heroine could be clearly Wildwood an enthusiasticmateur nd I did ctually ppreciate the uthor s not falling into the heavy breasts nd wet in her secret place type descriptions which I hate So the heroine is fabulous completely refreshing change She is stridently honest breath of fresh ir Raiding with Morgan and says what she thinks The hero is sad tragic case but not in n irritating poor me waySo loved it 5 stars A keeper nd I m now going to raid this uthor s backlist Reviewed t Bitten By Paranormal RomanceRafe is haunted by his past The guilt he harbors from decisions made long Lethal Licorice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, ago has turned his heart to ice He feels he no longer deserves to love or be loved He is truly tormented hero Henrietta is Purses and Poison a wide eyed trusting innocent who blurts out whatever is on her mind what breath of fresh Rogue on the Rollaway air This is your typical Hh from different sides of the tracks making for wonderful opposites ttract The fire is lit from their first conversation when Henrietta wakens in Rafe
s bed fter he has rescued her from the ditch nd she has just ccused him of being rakebed fter he has rescued her from the ditch nd she has just ccused him of being rake found you uite unconscious I thought you were dead t first nd despite what you have been imagining Miss Markham I much prefer my conuests both compos mentis nd willing You can be reassured I made no ttempt to molest you Had I done so you would have not readily forgotten the experience Something else I pride myself upon Rafe said sardonicallyWhen Henrietta is ccused of crime she didn t commit she flees when it seems she has no other choice but to try nd prove her innocence Henrietta hides on the back of carriage hoping it will lead her to London As it turns out the carriage belongs to none other than that notorious rake Rafe St Albans Earl of Pentland He grees to help Henrietta in her uest since her ctions have implicated Rafe Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, as coconspiratorThe story line may be conventional but it is the uestioning naivety of Henrietta Sweet Southern Hearts (A Willow Hill Novel Book 3) and her outspoken ways that keep this story moving Rafe seems to be the usual broken hero with bit of secret but oh no no no there is much Not only does he put the health nd welfare of Henrietta first nd foremost t ll times even during their lovemaking he lso tries to Daddy's Girl Series: A Taboo Erotic Collection atone for his sins in very unconventional way A delightful Regency tale with plenty of romance sensuality nd intrigue It was nice book for uiet night where you need breakout from your schedule nd just enjoy good romance with hot coffee I liked the characters nd how they were so goo. Waking up in stranger's bed Henrietta Markham encounters the most darkly sensual man she has ever met The last thing she remembers is being Dark Tides (Dark Tides attacked by housebreaker yet being rescued. D with each other they complimented each other like where the heroine was so honest Weathering the Storm and forthcoming with her optimisticnd enthusiastic Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals, approach for life whereas the Hero was intelligent realisticnd had bit sarcastic pproachI Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music also liked how the puzzle was solvedt 60% of the storyline from there on we had of reconciling track I liked how the wrap up was done 45 starsSweet tender heartwarming nd joy to read Do I really need to write nything There re few thing to say Downright Dead about Rake with Frozen Heart it s certainly not n original plot The rakish brooding lord of the ton nd the shy plump governess have been done d nauseum by many romance writers And yet this book manages to remain fresh fast paced nd very very engaging with its extremely likable if or perhaps because of those imperfect heroes the mystery plot that to my delight wasn t too thin nor too heavy Left Fur Dead and the well balanced between starknd flowery writing The only reason I had to take half star down is because of the ending I would certainly prefer it if not ll obstacles were so miraculously removed eventuallyIf it s been while since you last read good old fashioned historical romance that manages to captivate your emotions not with its twists Death by Tea and turns but with its smooth writing itstmosphere Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, and its nicely developed characters look no further ARC received by NetGalley This is lovely book bout n By Way Of A Wager adorablertless governess nd typical embittered self flagellating Earl sinned gainst than sinned kinds The h dewy eyed blabbermouth n she does roll makes fitting foil for our rigid cold rakeHe rescues her from villains nd her own naive stupidity than once When Kingdom Comes and she proceeds to chatternd skip nd prod nd poke into his frozen heart They make The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, a perfect couplend I just loved their chemistry nd interplayBut what I felt let the book
down was the last part view spoilerWhen the H is unable towas the last part view spoilerWhen the H is unable to his love nd offers the less than honorable Such a Dance alternative the h walksway Then #her going to rich titled unt nd getting n haute ton coming out was too meh nd convenient #going to rich titled unt nd getting La bte du marais an haute ton coming out was too mehnd convenient would have preferred drama Laos: Keystone Of Indochina and build upnd less I m
Too Broken For You But Still Ibroken for you but still I gonna impress u with my philanthropic efforts routine hide spoiler Marguerite Kaye reminded me why I love reading historicals with this passionate tale All the usual traits were there innocent governess being seduced by the handsome I was reading The Origins of Sex by Faramerz Dabhoiwala nd the chapter that especially caught my ttention was the chapter bout the birth of the Cult of Seduction Dabhoiwala claims that there was Geeking Out on 11C a significant change in the way women s sexuality was viewednd it happened Et ainsi de suite around 17th century To simplify it before women were considered sexual creatures who led menstray The Shoshoni Cookbook andfter the switch it was men who seduced women Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís and women generally had no sexuality of their own until it was brought to life by man This gave Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe a rise to common paranoia Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It about lusty males whore out to get every innocent nd chaste woman in sight There were hundreds of books pamphlets paintings whose main goal was to warn women gainst rakes or gasp libertines Reading examples of ll these sad stories made me really want to read romance with rake in the title Basically I wanted exactly the same story s those uoted in the Cult of Seduction chapter but with happy ending Luck had it I saw this for 140 in Kindle Store nd it s MillsBoon MillsBoon is brand you can usually trust They have been doing it for years nd they can deliver so I bought without hesitation Rake with Frozen Heart is essentially story bout sweet innocent chaste girl nd Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice a rich handsome rake Our heroine Henrietta has been repeatedly warned by her mother to stay clear of rakes And what does Henrietta do Falls for the first rake she meets Of course this is romance novel so our rake is given some redeeming ualities He might be rake but ll the women he sleeps with re experienced nd they know it s only sex Well t least that s what Rafe St Alban says But I would like to call him out on this He eventually does sleep with Henrietta who is neither experienced nor ware it s only sex She is uite obviously in love with him And t that point he has no idea he is starring By the notorious Earl of Pentland feels much dangerousSince the cataclysmic failure of his marriage ice has flowed in Rafe St Alban's veins But meeting impetuous ll too distracting gover. N The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank a MillsBoon so he doesn t know they will get marriednd live happily ever The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins after At that point he still thinks he is in 19th century pamphlet warning young maidensgainst rakes nd libertines because he has no intention of making n honest woman out of her Henrietta is bloody lucky it s MillsBoons because that s the only way this story can have happy ending Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat and her reckless behaviour does not lead to her ruin Now if Rafe failed to notice he was corruptingn innocent girl this time how can I believe Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design all his previous conuests weres honourable s he claims You know what they say never trust rakeAnother interesting point is the sexuality of the heroine It is in perfect ccordance with the 18th century idea of sexuality of women unless of course instilled in them by men And here we have it Henrietta was completely free of ny sexual desire nd has never felt s much s tingle between her legs in ll her twenty odd years of life Yet when notorious rake sticks his tongue in her mouth well there you have it She is ll bout sex from now A woman who has never even masturbated will go down nd suck this rake s cock just few chapters later Yes ladies beware of rakes Only let yourself loose if you re sure you re in MillsBoon Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, and youre the heroine nd not some disposable secondary character In this case by ll means go for it 47 heartbreakingly beautiful starsOh my God I just I I Oh God I m in we I just loved this book so darned much This book had exactly exactly exactly what I want in romance novel Innocent delightful original heroine TickCynical brooding hero with Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende a heart TickSizzling chemistry TickCynical hero s frozen heart gets warmed by the heroine TickDeepbiding nd intense love TickGod I loved this book The heroine was so utterly charming nd the hero just melted my heart with his morals I just loved how he view spoiler stops himself from going further with her because he thinks so much better of her He stole my heart right then nd there But no he does it TWICE this wonderful man hide spoiler Rafe St Alban he does it TWICE this wonderful man hide spoiler Rafe St Alban Earl of Pentland is startled when he finds n unconscious young woman #in ditch near his home He s even startled when the woman Henrietta turns #a ditch near his home He s even startled when the woman Henrietta turns s Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics a stowaway in his carriage several days later runningway from n employer who ccused her of stealing jewelry Against his better judgment Rafe Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, agrees to help her track down the real culpritnd prove her innocence but the time he spends with the outspoken A Shot at Love and compassionate Henrietta the less he wants to let her goI wound up liking this much than I initially expected to A slow startn obvious mystery Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past an unoriginal match up of young naive idealistic heroine with Ask an Astronaut a brooding rakend Dead of Night an inconsistent historical tone did not bode well Having finished it I still can t recommend it tonyone who reads historicals primarily to feel transported to The Voyage Unplanned another era because the plot pretty much ignoresny period details that would be inconvenient Henrietta is left The Dwelling alone with Rafe in his bedroom she shares room nd bed nd eventually her body t Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna an inn with him he grabs hert public ball nd drags her way to private Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films area in full view ofll the guests nd none of this has ny repercussions or causes ny concern For me ignoring the tension caused by society s constraints is waste of Easy a historical settingBut despite its flaws once past the beginning I found Rake With Frozen Heart engaging It was fast paced Morrissey y los atormentados and straightforward with passionate love scenesnd dialogue that establishes intimacy between the characters It was the dialogue especially Rafe s that really grabbed me The bitter man with tragic secret is romance staple Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe and Rafe s tragic secret was nothing new but I was struck by how he talksbout it to Henrietta the uality of his self expression Interview with the Vampire and insights It made him seem very realOverall this was pleasant change of pace from many bloated Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical and meandering historical romancesReviewed from erc provided by netGalley This book was just meh I didn t feel real connection between the MC s Henrietta was nnoying The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table and bumbling I didn t think her character wasccurate for the time period since she never really cted with propriety There were problems with plot continuity nd it dragged I skimmed. Ness Henrietta heats his blood to the boiling pointWhen she's ccused of theft Rafe finds himself offering to clear her name Can Henrietta's innocence bring this hardened rake to his knee.