Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Vicky Dreiling's How To Ravish A Rake Tour - Giveaway And My Review

How To Ravish A Rake
Book 3 in the " How To" Series
By Vicky Dreiling

March 27, 2012
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 ton’s 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 . . .

My Thoughts:  "How To Ravish A Rake" is book three in Dreiling's "How To" Series. You will encounter characters you may have seen in previous books. I couldn't wait for this installment thanks in part to shy, wallflower Amy. For some reason, that part of her I connected to and had me waiting to see her story. My waiting paid off as it was not a disappointment. Amy has decided on her last Season that she was going out with a bang. Amy uses her talent for designs and fabric to help her break out from the shy, aloof, wallflower image. Though there was a vulnerability that came from the change, she had the guts to want to turn it around before giving in and settling for a suitor just for security as opposed to love.

Will "the devil" Darcett has been running from his family for awhile. Family meetings, balls, and working in general is just not his thing. He would much rather be traveling with his friends. He then got the news that his funds will be held. In a last ditch effort to continue his travel, he gets himself in a pickle. His friends devise a plan to marry a heiress to solve all his problems.

Will and Amy get caught in a compromising position, even if it may have been innocent and Will steps up to be the gentleman hiding under that rake facade, saving Amy's reputation. Amy is the one girl who doesn't fall for Will's charm and Will has always liked a challenge. The marriage and courtship that follow had me swooning one minute to not wanting it to end in the next. It was a heartmelting and breathtaking story. Watching as events unfolded and seeing Will fall for Amy, was delightful. The passion between the two was exceptionally hot. The bantor was also witty and refreshing enjoyable. I have to take a minute from Amy and Will to give Aunt Hester the credit she needs. I loved that woman! She had me dying with laughter. Let's not forget Grandmama either, with the Scottish and kilts. Oh my you naughty woman! I would definitely recommend this book. I loved every page I read and did not want it to end. Historical romance isn't as much my thing a paranormal romance, Dreiling has definitely converted me! I love this series . I look forward to see what Vicky Dreiling will be coming out with next. I know at least one or two more characters that I want to see a story on in the future

5 out of 5 stars

Details : 
Publisher: Forever Romance
ISBN: 978-0446565400
Length: 384 pages 

About The Author : 

Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her "Trouble."

When she's not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and, most of all, long lunches with friends. She holds degrees in English literature and marketing. A native Texan, she shares her home with her daughter and a spoiled mini-lop rabbit who lives in a slightly gnawed cardboard cottage.

You can learn more at:
Twitter @vickydreiling
Now For the Giveaway : 
 Thanks to Forever Romance

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 Want a chance to win one of three copies of How to Ravish a Rake?  Please fill out the Rafflecopter from below. 

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Karen H in NC said...

Thanks for this great review. I have the first 2 books in this series on my TBR shelves...so I haven't read the series yet. But as soon as I get a copy of this 3rd book in my hands, I'll start reading the series.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Joanne said...

I read and loves the first two books in this series. I'm sure that this one will also be amazing. Can't wait to read it to see what happens between Amy and Will.

Joanne B

Acasleton said...

Thanks for the review! I've not heard of this book or author before you but have since added it to my list of to reads. Sounds great!

Bitten By Love Reviews said...

Great review! I have her on my TBR list but haven't had the chance to dig in. With this review, it has encouraged me to really buck down and give the book a twirl. I'll be bringing it with me on my trip to RT. Thankies!

CrystalGB said...

Great review. I want to read this book. I have the first book in the series in my tbr pile.

Johanna R Jochum said...

I loved the first two books in this series! I love Vicky Dreilling! I can't wait to read How to Ravish a Rake. I'm not quite sure how I would go about that myself but it sounds fun! Thanks for sharing with us!

Di said...

How would I? .... very slowly.
Haven't read the series yet, but have had my eye on it.
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Julee J. Adams said...

How fun! I definitely have this series on my To Read list. How would I ravish a rake? With a sense of humor. I sure wouldn't want to have anything to do with a man, no matter how handsome he is, if he didn't laugh with me. Best of luck! juleejadams (at) gmail (dot) com

Carol L. said...

I loved Vicky's first 2 books in the series and LOVED them. Looking forward to How To Ravish A Rake.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

JenniferK said...

I haven't read this series yet, but I have been dying to. I would ravish a rake by cooking a wonderful meal and wearing something very sexy. Then, go from there. Thanks for the opportunity.

jcalvert719 (at) yahoo(dot)com

lindsey hutchison @ United By Books said...

hey ladies thanks for stopping by! good luck. i loved this book and hopefully you guys will too when you get it or win it . *hugs*

Kristina's Books & More said...

I have yet to read this series, but it sounds very good! :)


Mary @SweepingMe said...

I haven't read Vicki's HOW TO series! I so desperately want to!


Kim said...

Thanks for the review & giveaway!


Kim said...

I forgot to answer the question. I read Vicky's first book in the "How To" series.