27 January 2016

Book Review | The Art of Taming a Rake by Nicole Jordan


Sparks abound in this sizzling new Legendary Lovers tale from New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan, in which a seductive rakehell must woo his spirited but love-shy bride while unmasking a mysterious assailant.

Despite his notorious reputation, Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne, has mostly honorable intentions. So when beautiful Venetia Stratham boldly enters a gentlemen’s club, demanding that Quinn stop courting her sister, he does what any bachelor would do: He kisses her. With her sharp wit, intoxicating passion, and surprising vulnerability, Venetia is irresistible—except for all this nonsense about threatening to shoot Quinn. But when clandestine enemies make an actual attempt on the earl’s life, Venetia is implicated. To save her good name, Quinn does what any true gentleman must do: He proposes.

Thus Venetia finds herself wed to arrogant, wickedly sensual Quinn, whose devilish ways are as legendary as his rumored skills as a lover. Yet vexingly, her body rebels against her vow to remain immune to his many charms. If only she could reform the infuriating nobleman—without diminishing his undeniable allure. As Venetia discovers that a true rake is hard to tame, Quinn faces an even greater challenge: winning his wife’s fragile trust . . . while defending both their lives.

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Julia Quinn had always been one of my favorite regency romance writers, and I am always looking forward to read anything that she writes. This one is not an exception. 

What I love about this series is its analogy to fairytales, and now – we are looking at another one. This time it is Quinn’s turn for his happy ending. 

Our man didn’t want to fall in love after what happened in the past. He just want a marriage just like that of the rest of the ton – powerful connections and loveless. No emotions, no drama. It helps that he has a scandalous reputation with the ladies.

After calling off her wedding two years earlier, her reputation was no longer pristine and her parents won’t even speak to her. But she chose to turn her back on her philandering fiancĂ© than suffer a life with him. She opted to go to France with her friend, that is until the news of him courting her sister had Venetia coming back into London and straight into the gentleman’s club to confront Quinn.

She didn’t want her sister to repeat her history, so she went to Quinn to convince him to leave her sister alone. But when his life was placed in danger, and Venetia was with him, he tried to convince her to marry him to protect her – save her reputation as well as her sister’s. He has the power to do it. After all, he was an Earl.

You just have to love Quinn and everything he did for Venetia. It might have started out for all the wrong reasons, and they might fight what they’re feeling for each other but Quinn had always taken care of her, and put her needs before her. I adored and enjoyed their banters. They were fascinating to read.

I enjoyed reading the book. It was your usual Nicole Jordan: romantic, steamy with some interesting twists. 

Rating: 4 Stars

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