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She has a pronounced limp because of an accident years earlier and is often made fun of by some members of society. But, as a young teen, ti living in Vienna with her parents, Juliet was critically injured in an accident, resulting in amputation of her left foot – an injury that left her self-absorbed mother horrified and embarrassed by her now “crippled” daughter. The romance between Juliet and Alec was just so sweet. The characters were enjoyably amnda to life and I felt the camaraderie and interest between them.
The author leaves some very heavy-handed hints that Anna Turner may not be as nice as Juliet thinks.
He has no tolerance for abuse and knows he must protect her, but at what cost to himself? So when she finds out her friend and music teacher Ana has gone missing, Romanve must find out what happened.
Sure society knew of her disability but not the extent of her injury.
Juliet’s friend goes missing and Alec wants to help, in part because he can’t resist spending time with Juliet, in part because he couldn’t save his mother. He’s just the sweetest, kindest, man. Nov 17, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: This was an enjoyable almost a friends-to-lovers book where the hero and heroine were perfectly suited and an interesting mystery to make sure the story is told at a steady pace, I highly recommend it!
Written January 11, There were plenty of small services that could be helpful to the crown here at home, many of which he had undertaken. LOL Prior to an accident at age fourteen, Juliet was the most animated of her cousins.
They start out getting along, already crushing on each other.
I usually prefer my heroes dark but Alec just may have won me over to the blond side. I loved coloins way he treated her and how he showed her that it didn’t change his feelings at all.
It wasn’t a bad book and I would definitely read Manda Collins again, but I wish I hadn’t bought the book, since it definitely won’t be a reread for me. Can’t wait to read about Lady Madeline and Lord Monteith on the next book! I always enjoy when an author takes a character who seems likes the least likely to obtain what others so desperately want, but ends up with that and much much.
Manda Collins really does know how to add a mystery onto her romance and make a rather enjoyable, although long, read.
Alec has tried to become nothing like the man he has despised for most of his life. I found the first book filled with passion and this book filled with romance.
Ugly Ducklings 4 books. Account Options Sign in. So for the romannce romance I do certainly reccommend the book.
Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots rakke books. He has a hard time reconciling himself to the fact that he could care so deeply for Juliet while still harboring the nightmares of his youth.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. So, that’s obviously saying something right there.
This is an interesting mix of old and new tropes. No one knows what happened, or why she limps, but they have no problem speculating and making rude comments.
He’s a wonderful man with a kind heart who champions Juliet, protects her, desires her and, ultimately, loves her collinw every breath of his being. I’ve read it three times and have no doubt I will read it many more times in the future.
The sideplot with the missing teacher and then subsequent italian master painter leading to that last climax is just unnecessary. Just as the first one had no dancing with the duke, this one doesn’t have a rake! Juliet isn’t the only one who has grown up with a less than perfect parent. How to Romance a Rake was a hpw sweet, cute and romantic read.
As Juliet and Alec spend more time together, they forge a collin and gradually a fondness for one another that then blooms into desire and, finally, love. Alec was a little screwy with his rationale but stepped up to the table when needed. Doesn’t matter that hlw priced the same as a paperback because by the time the paperback arrives, I think I’ve already wilted from the waiting.
He comes to her defense and then offers to teach her to dance to help her feel more comfortable. I liked Juliet and I liked Alec, but sometimes things were a bit too sickly sweet and they were too melodramatic.
Juliet can hardly believe the most handsome bachelor in London would notice her, until he takes her in his arms and sets her heart ablaze… Lord Alec Deveril has never felt such a spark of attraction for an unmarried lady before. How mabda Romance a Rake. I was really shocked, but the way the various scenarios turned out really made me happy.
Juliet watched him, her vollins resigned. Romance readers will adore “How to Dance with a Duke”! Martin’s PressJul 31, – Fiction – pages 8 Reviews https: