The Rake And The Recluse REDUX
by Jenn LeBlanc
February 28th 2012 by Iris Photo
Erotic Romance; Historical Romance; Time Travel Romance; Serial Novel
A woman out of time.
A man stifled by propriety.
A nemesis determined to take her away.
A brother to the rescue.
How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn’t know her place? How will a woman used to the 21st century survive in time where she is considered property?
Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn’t quite seem to be there now. Only adding to her problems is that she has no voice, is constantly being glowered at by a large, stunning man who is obsessed with propriety, and she is apparently betrothed to another horrid little man, determined to ruin her, and any other girls that get in his way.
How does she find herself in the past, when she couldn’t even find herself in her present? How does a self sufficient businesswoman survive in a time when women were still considered property for the whole of their lives and what is she going to do with this man who draws her to him so fiercely.
Sexual Content: 5/5
→Opinion | I adored the experience reading this serial novel. All the parts of this novel were so captivating and impressive not only for the gorgeous illustrations, but the delicious writing. The format left me expecting the next pictures, which was a nice touch to the story.* An outstanding and precious jewel. These books shouldn’t be read as a stand alone.
1. The Romance | Two couples were presented in this novel. The recluse and the girl from the 21st century were a joy, most part of the serial were about them and the romance was so good. Now the rake and Miss X (no spoilers here, people!) managed to be a nice surprise, a very steamy one if I may add! I liked how their stories were intertwined and had their separate endings. That could only be done with a well planed and executed plot development.
2. Characters and Dialogue | INCREDIBLE dialogue between the Duke and Viscount, probably my favorite parts are the interactions between them. Amazing secondary cast and characters that some readers might not think believable, but will fall in love with. I anxiously hope we can get to read and see more about some of the secondary characters, loved them all!
• Background: I didn’t have the experience to read this serial novel before the REDUX edition, so no comparisons could be made.
* However, these images could be introduced in a more fluid way – maybe created from the POV of the characters, taken originally in black and white, using a manual camera, with less editing and more setting references.I would have enjoyed looking at them as background images for the text, but these are just tobservations I felt like strongly pointing out as I own an art degree.
The Favorite Award – I love this book, I’ll follow the series, the author, I’ll go to the end of the world for you!
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.