Monday, November 10, 2014

The Rake's Handbook: Including Field Guide by Sally Orr

The Rake's Handbook: 
Including Field Guide

Written by: Sally Orr
Series: The Rake's Handbook
Publication Date: Book 1
Page Count: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN-10: 1492602116
ISBN-13: 978-1492602118
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The definitive guide to seduction…

The Rake’s Handbook was written on a dare, and soon took the ton by storm. Now its author, Ross Thornbury, is publicly reviled by the ladies—who are, of course, forbidden to read the handbook—but privately revered by the gentlemen. Unfortunately, Ross’s notoriety is working against him and he flees London painfully aware of the shortcomings of his own jaded heart.

Spirited young widow Elinor Colton lives next to Ross’s country estate. She’s appalled not only by his rakish reputation, but also by his progressive business plans. Elinor is sure she is immune to Ross’s seductive ways. But he keeps coming around…impressing her with his vision for England’s future and stunning her with his smiles.

How does one resist the man who wrote the manual on love?

The Rake's Handbook: Including Field Guide (The Rake's Handbook, #1)
My Review:
The Rake's Handbook: Including Field Guide by Sally Orr

The Rake’s Handbook: Including Field Guide was a quirky but steamy historical romance.

Ross Thornbury is a rake. Ross has promised his mother that he will put aside his rakish ways and settle down…but what she sees as suitable and what Ross desires might be two totally different things.

Moving to the countryside, Ross is attempting to build a manufacturing plant which has his neighbors up in arms. The widow, Elinor Colton, is just one stumbling block in his acquisitions for his plant.

Elinor Colton has just come out of morning when she meets the rake, Ross. There is a camaraderie between them but they have extremely polar opposite opinion on the plant’s construction and effect on the community.

This is a fun loving, HEA, historical romance.

I enjoyed reading this story but did have a few plot issues. Overall, it is very entertaining with marvelously spirited interactions between Elinor and Ross. I give The Rake’s Handbook 3.5 stars.


I received this copy of The Rake's Handbook: Including Field Guide from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review. This book published on November 4, 2014.



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