Saturday, January 11, 2014

Between a Rake and a Hard Place by Connie Mason & Mia Marlowe

Yesterday, I finished Between a Rake and a Hard Place by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe. We have finally arrived to the last Royal Duke, the Duke of Kent. Now the Duke of Kent has decided that he might pursue Lady Serena Osbourne. Now it's Sir Jonah Sharp's job to see that it does not happen. Anyway, I had a hard time getting into this particular book, and I really did enjoyed the first two. However, this one just took a little longer to dive into.

Anyway, we have Lady Serena Osbourne who wants to have a few adventures before her life is change forever. Now some of her adventures don't go according to plan. Let's be honest, most adventures never go according to plan, but you just go with the flow. However, she has made it a goal to attempt to keep her list and at the same time try to avoid scandal. Scandal would be a terrible thing, after all she is being courted by royalty.

Now Jonah needs to stop this marriage from happening. To be perfectly honest, I never felt that Jonah was a real rake. I mean nothing really stood out saying he was a rake. Yes, he was charming, but that pretty much the extent of his rakishness.

After finding her at his gentleman's club, he found the perfect way to get her to be alone with him and slowly gain her trust. However, he starts to get to know, and he realizes he has a hard task ahead. Partly because he admires her drive to accomplish these tasks and sees more that just a beautiful young woman.

Yes, I did have a little trouble getting in Between a Rake and a Hard Place, but once they were out in the country I really started to enjoyed the story. I found that there relationship was able to blossom more without the watchful eye of the ton. I really liked how Jonah tried to find another way, so he could give Serena an option to choose her own destiny. Overall, not a bad read and I really liked the part when Serena and Jonah went to the gypsies. So, if you want to see what path Serena choose, you might want to give Between a Rake and a Hard Place a go.

Favorite Quote from the book:
"The Weaver of all life casts down many threads to us. Which strand we take up, which strand we tossed away, how we decide to knot or befoul or create something beautiful with those we use---it is up to us. We have been given a gift. A terrible and wondrous gift. Over and over again, we must choose."

ARC provided by author


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