HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE is the third book that starts with How to Marry a Duke.
Amy Hardwick has one last Season to catch a husband, and to do that, she has to make considerable effort to shake off her wallflower status. After she succeeded, who should she find in a compromising situation with than Will "The Devil" Darcett, the man who'd previously made her life hell?
HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE started off quite well, fascinating me with the cat and mouse game being played between Amy and Will. I thought Amy had great potential, this heroine who was determined not to fall for the hero. She really impressed me when she was able to observe the proprieties, despite being charmed by Will. Being a wallflower most of her life, I was also very impressed with her courage to break free and to carve out her own path. Truly, a worthy heroine for us to emulate.
However, from the moment Amy was compromised, the book turned dull and boring. Compared to the first book, which was fun and entertaining, HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE fell short. The writing was choppy, and the characters failed to make me invested in their situation.
Will is the usual Regency hero, meaning he's a rake through and through. He is charming, and he did change by the end of the novel, but his change was unconvincing. He purportedly loved Amy, but his words of love rang hollow.
Having expected the same caliber of writing that I enjoyed in How to Marry a Duke, I was disappointed with this book. If you haven't read Vicky Dreiling yet, I'd recommend you to pick up the first book in the series, How to Marry a Duke.
Reviewed by Ashia
for The Romance Reviews