Thursday, 9 January 2014

Review: Between a rake and a hard place - Mia Marlowe and Connie Mason

Wealthy heiress Serena Osborne feels like her father is determined to sacrifice her on the marriage altar. The Duke of Kent is negotiating for a bride, and the wickedly appealing Sir Jonah Sharp is sent to woo the Lady Serena on the Duke's behalf. It only muddies the waters when she succumbs to Jonah's charm. Repeatedly. But Jonah has a secret agenda—to prevent the marriage at any cost. 

My thoughts:
I can't say I was a huge fan of the premise, it's a dastardly thing to do. It's one thing if he is just an ass, but because some told him to seduce her he sets out to do that. Not cool man. But for some reason it did work anyway...

Serena wants to live a bit before maybe becoming a royal duchess. The Hymen race as the papers have dubbed it is on. She knew what she wanted to do and she was sure to get it. I liked her spirit.

Jonah is meant to seduce her cos he is being blackmailed. I was a bit torn between poor guy and don't do it! But since this is a romance it was obvious that he would fall in love with her and when he did seduce her it was cos those ants in his pants told him to.

These two lead each other on a merry dance. But all the time there is that darkness in the background, he must ruin her or be ruined himself.

Conclusion:
A fun and passionate romance.

Cover
Nothing wrong with it, I just..sorry Sir Jonah, I think your mother had an affair with someone not so English ;)

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
The Royal Rakes #3
Historical romance
for review


35 comments:

  1. LOL your crack about the cover made me giggle :)

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    1. I just kept staring at the guy and it's just so obvious

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  2. I agree, I loved the review but it sounds like a playful book too. :) "<...> she succumbs to Jonah's charm. Repeatedly." -- LOL!!! Of course she does! ;)

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  3. Your last line of your review made me giggle snort.

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  4. That's a weird premise. So he is supposed to seduce her *for* the Duke?? Shouldnt' the Duke be doing that??

    I is confused lol

    No matter - it's romance - anything goes and ultimately makes sense! hehe

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    1. Hm, I guess the blurb is meant to be misleading, I had to edit out something already that happened in the last part of the book.

      Anyway he is sent to seduce her so that the duke wont marry her

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  5. Fun and passionate sounds great!

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  6. LOL about your cover remark. The book sounds like it could be a good one.

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  7. LOL about the hymen race & maybe his mother was wild in her younger days LOL

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  8. I think his mother was Greek... or Turkish. LMAO!!

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    1. I think his mother had an affair with a Turkish diplomat ;)

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  9. The Hymen race? ROFL Okay, have to read it for that. Your reviews and comments on the cover always make me laugh!

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    1. Oh yes, the papers named it that, made me lol.
      Haha, thanks, well this one gave me inspiration

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  10. You cover commentary always kills me. You ought to do a whole feature on cover commentary!

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  11. Haha! I agree, I think his mother did have an affair, with someone not so English and GORGEOUS.

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    1. My thoughts exactly Lauren. I'll take some Sir Jonah please =)

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    2. Aye, Sir Jonah sure looks fine, I wonder how his dad must have looked then ;)

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  12. I liked your description of the cover very much! ;p

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  13. xD That wouldve been an interesting twist to the story if Sir Jonah found out he had a different father. 0.0 lol

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    1. Now that would be a good book nr 2

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  14. lol the ants always wins! I think I would have loved to have a character like Serena, always so good!

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  15. Sounds like a fun one. And lol at the cover. Too true.

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  16. LOL! Great review. Well, it sounds like he redeemed himself in the end.

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  17. Lol I look forward to reading this one.

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    1. I hope you will enjoy the Hymen race, lol

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