Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: How to Ravish a Rake – Vicky Dreiling

Posted April 7, 2012 by Shannon in Blog Tour, Reviews / 11 Comments

We’re featuring Vicky Dreiling’s latest release, How to Ravish a Rake.  We’re giving away three copies of the book too, so check out our review and enter to win.

Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security-if little else. What she doesn’t count on is the inappropriate-and irresistible-attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will “The Devil” Darcett . . .
When Will is caught in a tryst with the tons shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn’t simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he’s mended his wicked ways . . .

Series:  How to Series #3
Release Date:  March 27, 2012
Publisher:  Forever
Source:  Provided by Publisher
Buy the book at: Amazon

We first met Miss Amy Hardwick in How To Marry a Duke, when the shy wallflower was chosen to compete in the courting challenge to marry the Duke of Shelbourne.  As we catch up with Amy, she’s now entering her last season and she’s determined to shed her wallflower status.  She doesn’t think she’ll find herself a husband, but she hopes to use her fashion sketches and dresses as a way to spotlight herself and become something a little more.

Will Darcett is bitter that he’s been called home by his family.  When he’s with his family they equally ignore him or butt themselves in his business.  All he wants to do is travel.  But when he tries to supplement his income in a high stakes card game he finds himself in desperate need of an heiress.

I like how back in the day a way to fix a problem, that you caused, is by finding an heiress.  Take the poor girls money and then dump her somewhere never to bother with again.  Originally, this was Will’s plan, but I’m so glad that his selected heiress happened to be able to see right through all his rakish charms.  Damn an open door and a servant with a key when our fearless hero wasn’t even trying to be bad but was still caught with a certain quiet, shy, fashion designer.

While on paper Will and Amy might seem like they are all wrong for each other, but it seems they are the only two who can see the other for what they truly are.  Amy sees that Will’s travels are an attempt by a little boy to get some attention from his family.  Will sees Amy as a woman who needed to feel confident in who she is for her to truly shine.

Past deeds rear their ugly head and cause issues between our couple.  Luckily (as with any good romance) they were able to take a look at both of themselves and realize they were both to blame for the issues that got in the way.  If only real life could end up that way all the time.

Another entertaining read from Vicky Dreiling.

We’re giving away three copies of How To Ravish a Rake.  To enter, complete the Rafflecopter below.  Because the publisher will be sending out the books, they’ve asked for the following:
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I am a lover of alpha males with dirty mouths, strong heroines putting alpha males in their place, and the Chicago Blackhawks. I'm a proud hockey mom who can often be found at the hockey rink cheering on my favorite forward, with my kindle close by.

11 responses to “Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: How to Ravish a Rake – Vicky Dreiling

  1. Derek Craven from Kleypas’ Dreaming of You is my current hero of my heart. He’s so controlled but completely at his heroine’s mercy when his heart is at stake.

  2. I don’t think I really have “a favorite”. It generally just ends up being whoever I am currently reading about. One that I loved by Gaelen Foley was Damien from the Knight books (his story was LORD OF FIRE). Great rake, but with a secret inner heart of gold and a great reason. Loved this story, read it many times.

  3. I love too many rakes, I’m not sure I can pick one… I love the ones that really gets on the heroine’s nerves and then make her fall head over heels in love with him.

  4. Thanks for the great post and giveaway!

    I’m kinda fickle… I love the one that I’m reading right now. My fav so far this year has been How to Dance with a Duke by Manda Collins. Lucas wasn’t really a rake but he was dreeeeamy 🙂

  5. Oooh fun question, I would love to seduce..oh I mean love Tremayne from Delilah’s Forever and a Day. He has been cruel and selfish, but now his eyes are open and he is a new man.