Title: Wild, Wild Rake
Authot: Janna Macgregor
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Synopsis: Wild, Wild Rake, the next sweeping, emotional, witty, and sharp romance in the Cavensham Heiresses series from beloved author Janna MacGregor.
Her first marriage was an epic fail.
Lady Avalon Warwyk never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry?that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town.
Can he convince her to take another chance at happily ever after?
Devan Farris–charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian–is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn’t have to meddle in her affairs; he’s not one to trod on a woman’s independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she’ll have nothing to do with a vicar with a wild reputation–even though he’s never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside–a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can he prove that he wants to love and care for her. . .until death do they part?
This was a fun and sweet historical romance!
The story begins with our main character, Avalon who is trapped in a marriage with Richard, a man whom her parents picked for her to marry and who is an absolute garbage person of a man. When he meets his demise, Avalon is free to raise their son on her own and doing what she pleases. But then Devan Farris is sent to keep an eye on her and her son. Not quite wanting to do just that, Devan reluctantly agrees to and tutor her son and perhaps do some digging on Avalon, or as he likes to call her, Ms Warlock. But the longer he’s their the more sparks fly and the harder it becomes for them to fight their feelings for each other.
Ah. Don’t mind me I’m just over here swooning. I loved this romance! Devan and Avalon were so perfect for each other! They start out as enemies and their banter is so. fun. Enemies to lovers is one of those tropes that I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of🤷♀️ Avalon and Devan each go through a pretty big growth as the story goes on and I was here for it, particularly Devans growth. Although the beginning was slow the pace really started to pick up and pull you in after a few chapters in. I found myself grinning like a fool by the end.
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