March 26th, 2013
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (email@example.com)
Obtained by Publisher
Daphne Dale is a practical sort of woman and when she spies an advertisement for a sensible young lady for correspondence and possible marriage, she is intrigued and the ad makes her heart beat just a bit faster. She begins a correspondence and thinks the man she is writing to is as sensible as she is. With a desire for marriage over love, she never anticipates meeting Lord Henry Seldon to stray into her path and shake up her well ordered world in one swoop. He is a rake, a seducer and one man to avoid…except for Daphne, she is like a moth drawn to a flame as Henry teases and shows her how passionate love can be. But Henry has a secret and when Daphne finds out what it is, will she listen to what Henry says or will she call off everything and leave Henry forever?
Elizabeth Boyle delivers a charming tale of two people are absolutely perfect for one another yet seems determined to run the other way when faced with their heart’s desire. The writing is tight, the storyline flowed nicely though at times felt a bit stilted though it worked the kinks out eventually, and the characters are just enjoyable. If you ever liked a premise of a story like the Hatfields and the McCoys then you will enjoy this one. The first part of the book was a subtle dance between Henry and Daphne, each giving and taking ground between them. You find that Daphne and Henry are writing to one another under different names and when they meet in person, well let’s just say the fireworks start exploding whenever these two start sparring with one another.
Meet Daphne and Henry. Two people who are absolutely opposite from one another yet both are perfect for the other. When these two find out that the person who stole their heart is in fact their families worst enemy, well lets just say things go from interesting to explosive in a matter of minutes. The author does a great job in capturing the characters perfectly-warts and all. Daphne and Henry are two characters that grew on me as I read the book. They were multi-dimensional, intriguing and really stepped off the pages to keep me entertained till the very end.
AND THE MISS RAN AWAY WITH THE RAKE is a fun entertaining ride from start to finish. It was at times romantic, heartfelt and well written. One story I can read again when the mood strikes me. Ms. Boyle delivers a wonderful tale of two people who should be enemies yet find they are perfect for one another. Ms. Boyle is a talented author who knows how to keep her readers glued to the pages even as they laugh, sigh and fall in love with the characters she has created. I look forward to checking out more from this series in the immediate future. I can’t wait to see what other books are in this intriguing series. If you enjoy a unique take on family feuds, love and happily ever after, then try Rhymes with Love series and settle in for one wild entertaining ride.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement