Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Short & Sweet or... Not So Sweet Review: When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr

I think the author was going for funny and witty, but it just never achieved that for me. I pushed myself to finish this one, it was just a bit too ridiculous. It took me days to read it because I always found something better to do... like the hated laundry. I did finish it though, but it had more to do with I hate DNF'ing books. If there ever was on to DNF it would be this one.

It had so much promise and potential! The cover is amazing! I chose it for the cover alone! Such a pretty yellow! The hero is a rake who edited and published a scandalous novel and the heroine is of the scientific bent.

The was no chemistry between the two at all. [spoiler](rubbing on each other in the hot air balloon doesn't count)[/spoiler]

A race to Paris to  win a ladies hand in marriage, a hot air balloon ride, a unchaperoned miss, a hero who bursts into song, [spoiler]a lonely wife trying to get a little on the side while in the country (in front of her mother-in-law no less!)[/spoiler] , it was just too farfetched for me.

It might appeal to you of you enjoy your historical romances without passion, very clean sexual encounters and tongue-in-cheek humor.


My Rating:

[rating stars="one-star"]