Redonk Nutshell: Rake challenges himself to woo a woman that is off limits by using his charm while vowing not to touch her

Lana Hillary is ready to find a husband. The problem is she can’t find anyone that’s worth pursuing.  Coming off a broken engagement, she’s committed to marrying for love and has vowed to stay away from any scoundrels.  Then she runs into Andrew Forest…or rather, he helps her down from a tree after she made a hasty escape from an amorous admirer.  There’s an immediate attraction between the two, but Lana has no interest in allowing herself to fancy even the notion of considering Drew a serious contender. After  some serious flirtation, she up and leaves him in the dust.  Her brother, Jake, forbids Drew from pursuing her, which of course only motivates him to win her over even more. He follows her and attempts to convince her that they’d make a good team as husband and wife, but Lana is skeptical.

I struggled with this book.  I wasn’t a big fan of Lana and her decisions.  Drew wasn’t all the impressive either.  In fact, I found myself not really engaged in this story at all.  It’s a fun and fluffy read, but not one that particularly  stuck with me.  It’s your standard regency romance, which isn’t a bad thing if that’s what you’re looking for.

Miss Hillary Schools a Soundrel by Samantha Grace, 384 pgs, 2/1/12

Rating: C-

Romance: 2/5                Raunch: 2/5

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