4 stars · Carina UK · Regency · Romance

The Midnight Rake

★★★★

23626389[1]By Anabelle Bryant

A gentleman by day…

Phineas Betcham, Viscount Fenhurst is one of the country’s most eligible bachelors… which—to the heartbreak of each season’s new debutantes—is the way he intends to keep it. Because the broodingly handsome Viscount has vowed to keep emotions out of the bedchamber. And he is a man who always stays true to his word.

So when Penelope Rosebery arrives at his home, impoverished and in need of help, Phin is every inch the gentleman. But, beneath the surface, Penelope stirs a protective and passionate instinct within him. With her untamed beauty and lack of social ties, she’s something of a wildflower—delicate, spontaneous, and rare. And before long, Phineas finds himself tempted to abandon his rulebook… and leave etiquette behind until daybreak.

My review:

It’s not quite a four star book for me, but better than three stars. The book is a good solid read, but nothing fantastic. The story is interesting, the characters engaging, but now two weeks after reading it (I gave it four stars right after finish the book) I can hardly remember it. A comfort food kind of book, I read it, I enjoyed it, it satisfied my romance craving, but it didn’t leave much of a lasting impression.

What do others think? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23626389-the-midnight-rake

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