(PDF READ) Once a Rake Author Rona Sharon
Faust Among Equals yPlan is to get her in bed first and remove the mask later so that she ll be too tied to him to leave him How heroic is that line of thinking I wonder There is also another suitor who is after her hand or should I say her dowry This man is known as the Blond Angel a man who makes women swoon on the ballrooms but is also the brother of the hero s former fiance Who unsurprisingly wants to win him back even though she s married to another Once a Rake has good premises A scarred recluse man who used to be the beau of the ton is forced to leave his shell because of aoung persistent clever girl I love scarred heroes and initially this one showed much promise as did the heroine That was until the first half of the book ended Which IMHO is where the book should have ended as well After that the heroine became an unrelenting dynast confused in her own games Torn between two friends each of whom has a completely different view on marriage one bad one good she follows their conflicting advice in turns unable to form a mind on her own and completely confusing the poor hero who from a war hero and proud man turns into a meek sheep willing to crawl all his way to her feet if that means he ll gain her unconditional love I have to say there were passages that were very good in the book However almost everytime I became engrossed in the story I was abruptly awakened by a stupid act or phrase usually from the heroine In fact this book was so full of small treasures that I couldn t help but write them here for everyone to seeSpoilersWithout comments I want to pleasure ou so thoroughly that ou would sing an entire operetta by the time I m through A new definition on unconditional love Perhaps she did want him but she d mapped out a Via Dolorosa for him to undertake before she pronounced him worthy of her unconditional uninhibited unaltered love and he wasn t certain he would prevailHeroine s friend to heroine You foolish impetuous girl You turned down the man In the Dream House you adore to marry a peacockou don t care a straw aboutMust everything happen according to Flames of the Dark Crystal your timetable Must everything be now or never Well her friend said it all I rest my case I begged her to marry me to spend her life with me and she accused me of being a despicable monster who doesn t care a whit about her and wanted to put her in a cage I can t help but wonder why he still keeps crawling after herAnother definition on unconditional uninhibited love Heroine speaking I believeou I shouldn t have doubted That Night you but it sour fault If Blood Oath you were forthright with me Even soou were uick to assume the worst about me knowing me as well as ou do Once again how it s his fault she assumed the worst about the man she loves is beyond me A
New Definition On Faith Your definition on faith Your in my competence is heartwarming IsabelI have every faith in ou but what can Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British Food you do There is nothing to be doneHer thoughts after her TSTL moment where she made a bad situation a real mess and after he told her to trust him to handle the problemHero Doou realize what ou ve doneThere he went assuming the role of a big brother againHero You are an impetuous reckless irresponsible brat who s been permitted to run wild all her life and has not learned to check her impulses My thoughts exactlyWhat is sad is that the book was not badly written as a whole and the characterisation was good and interesting I think a good editor could have remove at least 100 150 pages and corrected some of those silly phrases and actions I mentioned above It just needed a little tighter supervision and this could even be a 4 stars book It s really sad that the second part was so different compared to the first Like the first wasa edited while the second
Was Not It Was not It was a bad book and had I been in a less critical mood I d probably rate it with 3 stars But the heroine s actions in the end and the fact that it took me 7 days to finish this sealed its fate for me Could hardly put it down Well worth the read I ve been skipping reviewing the trashy romances I read but that s snobby plus since I ve not read anything else in a month due to reader s block this accounts for my time Do note that my star rating is necessarily on a different scale Elitist caveats aside Once a Rake had some decent character development and snappy banter and despite a predictable plot and stereotyped characters the golden innocent beauty the scarred brooding hero the story paces along until about halfway through The book could have been maybe 150 pages shorter the series of Bollywood esue misunderstandings and convolutions that take place in the second half are wholly unnecessary and don t jive wit I like it when the characters are in love and together earlier in a romance and the conflicts are in a romance and the conflicts are I ll usually also accept a romance if it s set in this time period much readily than I will a modern setting romance novel Sort of Phantom of the Opera meets Little Women Sort of. That leads her into his bed; nothing she has ever experienced is exciting and erotic Now he asks her to stay with him although it will mean her ruin Isabel must not say es and the smitten earl cannot let her say no To win her body and her heart he initiates an outrageous scheme that only a rake would devise and no woman can resis. .
Love radiating from all of them All these characters come to live due to the talented writing skill of Rona SharonOnce A Rake is an emotional gripping story that will pull at all I'm Not Millie! your heartstrings It is refreshing delightfully different fast paced and has plenty of witty banter to keepou captivated till the last page Rona Sharon has written another page turner and has effortlessly found her way to my keeper shelves This book turned out much better than I expected I almost didn t read it because of some of the bad reviews Rona Sharon did an excellent job with this story I don t believe there is any way she could have shortened it and still made it believable All the problems don t just go away once the hero and heroine figure out they are in love She had to take us through the process of someone changing so the reader would feel satisfied in the end that the love would last forever The only thing I didn t like about the story is the talking to Ashby s genitals as if it is a person Some people might be into that but I just found it immature and annoying and a distraction to the scenes in which it occurred Book 2 Pretty good but not as good as My Wicked Pirate I am so mad at this book right now What happened Everything was going nicely until page 295 That page is where the book went bipolar on me and made me hate itIn the beginning we re treated to a sweet love story Paris has been reclusive after his return from the war and Isabel is finally determined to lure him into spending time with her She had a bit of puppy love for him when she was ounger Paris was best friend to her older brother Will and whenever they would get leave from the war they would come visit Isabel worshiped him and mooned over him constantly For his part Paris longed for the sort of home their family had and thought Isabel was sweet Isabel makes sure to insert herself into his home as often as possible and tries to deal with his insecurities about his scars as best as she can Paris was scarred in the war and is afraid of anyone new seeing him Isabel was patient and persuasive and they both fell sweetly into love with each other Paris had a bit of need mixed up in that love but with time and patience he would have healed and straightened himself out So it hits page 294 and I m really wondering why there are so many pages left in the story Everything seems to be wrapping up nicely and I m looking forward to them being together But then page 295 hits and I find out why there s so many pages left Because the author wants to throw in out of character actions and wild misunderstandings just to draw things out ArghWhat started
with me enjoying it ended with me absolutely hating it Isabel turned into me enjoying it ended with me absolutely hating it Isabel turned into spoiled brat She out of the blue decided that the relationship that she longed for with Paris wasn t good enough unless he ignored all his fears and courted her for a ear or so in front of all the ton She constantly accused him of making their relationship shameful because he was afraid of being seen in publicParis miraculously faces *his fears and runs into the public eye *fears and runs into the public eye her but they still don t get together Instead he creates a ridiculous plot to win her that just causes even misunderstandings Time and time again it felt like the hero and heroine would finally get together only to have The Wind on Haunted Hill yet ANOTHER misunderstanding or insecurity stand in their way At one point Isabel thinks oh he really does love me to herself but two seconds later she s back to doubting him and their relationshipWHAT WAS WRONG WITH THIS STORY AND THESE CHARACTERSJust when I thought things couldn t get any complicated a caricature villain is thrown into the plot with a blackmail scheme just to make things drawn out even longer Paris and Isabel were finally getting together and the author had to ruin it AGAINI m just so mad What pisses me off the most was that the first half was so promising It was a little flowery and melodramatic but that wasn t bothering me that much I got a bit of an eye twitch whenever Paris referred to his penis by name but I was still able to ignore it But I cannot ignore 150 pages of wild misunderstandings and illogical character behavior I was interested in seeing if this author had put out a story for Iris and Ryan but after the second half of this book no thanks Once a rake is the story of a war hero who has returned home scarred from war living as a recluse for over twoears The heroine is the sister of his dearest friend who died in the war and has been in love with him for ears She decides to use her charity work as a reason to bring him out of his cage and get in touch with him anew The plan seems to work at least halfway She does get in touch with him and he even seems to be attracted to her but he refuses to go out in society During two thirds of the book he keeps wearing a mask so that she does not see his scars and run away in fear as his former fiance did His. Ides she must save him from his self loathing She begins to flirt He responds She invites him to a masuerade ball He accepts and dazzles her with a kiss The most scandalous passionBut Isabel already has a fiancé and despite her attraction to the earl she knows she must reject him Yet no force on earth is greater than the passion. I loved this heart warming book and was thrilled to discover a new
Author Once A Rake Once a Rake a breath of fresh air for me a very nice change after the stacks of contemporary romances that I have been reading lately Isabel and Ashby were wonderful characters with strong personalities Their developing relationship was very sweet and eventually very sexy I personally thought that the flashbacks to their ounger Beautiful Scars: Moving on and Creating a Joyous Life from the Ashes of Childhood Abuse years were well written The villan was horrible and the various subplots were interesting I was slightly disappointed that one of the subplots involving Ryan did not develop further Hopefully there will be a seuel A very long book almost 450 pages but a very good book I couldn t put it downIn this heartwarming story the strong troubled lonely and handsome Paris Earl of Ashby leaves England to fight Napoleon with his best friend Will and returns with physical as well as emotional scars which include not returning with his best friend Will He returns with what he left behind which is an even stronger love for Will s little sister Isabel From This is a wicked and sensual story as Paris and Izzy wind down the path of true love Once the dashing major and Earl of Ashby was the most notorious rake of London women swoon when they saw him but that all changed when a canon shell exploded in his face during the war with Napoleon Devastated and feeling guilty over the death of his best friend Will he retreats to his London townhouse shuns society and lives as a recluse Until she shows up at his doorstep asking him to support her charity The little girl Isabel Aubrey he once knew as Will s little sister has full grown in a beautiful and breathtaking woman He still remembers the innocent kiss she stole from him as a girl at that time Isabel was toooung however the beautiful woman in front of him isn t and she makes him feel alive again and slowly wakes up the rake in him Now he is in pursuit of the one thing he wants most her he would do anything for her but he cannot give the one thing she asks forAs a little girl Isabel Aubrey used to have a big crush on Ashby her brother s best friend Now she spends her time with pinching donations for her charity and is trying very hard to avoid the marital state her family wants for her After seeing Ashby again she knows why she still has it bad for him He still is the dashing man she once knew even though he did not show her his face and is emotionally tormented by the war She decides that she is going to save him from his solitary life and chase away the demons from the war Soon the attraction between them crackles in the air and now she realises there will never be another man for her if only he would feel the same about her but he still refuses to show her his face and give her his trust Once A Rake is the second novel of Rona Sharon and it has a total different
Vibe To It Then Her First Novel My Wicked Pirate to it then her first novel My Wicked Pirate the impact of this story is the same From the moment Lancelot ou le Chevalier de la Charrette your eyes make contact with the pagesou will not be able to close the book and want to finish it in one sitting all 448 pages will keep Napoleon's Military Machine Operations Manual you spellboundThe setting for this story is London in the Regency period and though Rona Sharon paints a fantastic and very vivid picture of London in that period of time do not expect a typical regency story Forget the light hearted courting of rogues posh balls and ladies who only want to attract a husband and get ready for a Regency noir a powerful and emotional gripping love story that focus solely on the relationship between two people and the obstacles the misunderstandings and the past they have to overcome This novel is all about trust love and friendshipThe main characters of this story are Ashby and Isabel Ashby is this tormented war hero who cannot forgive himself for the horrible things he had to do during the war and he loathes himself because of his face he does not really live his life he solely exists Isabel is full of life passionate and fights for her beliefs and the people she loves Their attraction for one another changes from a smouldering fire into a blazing passionou can actually feel the heat coming from the pages Isabel to Ashby and vice versa What are Praying Ephesians you doing here I thoughtou were a recluse who never left his home Ashby Park is my home And it will be ours too if ou ll have me She wouldn t look at him What a coincidence that يوسف شريف رزق الله: عاشق الأطياف you should be visitingour country estate while I am happen to be spending the week on the neighbouring property There is no coincidence about my visit I followed ou Isabel The many secondary characters only add to the story Ashby s servants will make ou laugh because they always try to carp Ashby and of course fail to do so Lord John who tries to court Isabel is as slippery as an eel and will give Perilous Poetry you goose bumps while Isabel s friends Sophie and Iris will warmour heart with their loyalty and friendship As for Isabel s family ou can feel the. Irresistible seduction only leads toWar had scarred the Earl of Ashby's faceand perhaps his soul Before being wounded in the Napoleonic war and shunning society the dashing lord had been a notorious rake Now Isabel Aubrey a proper lady dares to approach the masked reclusive nobleman for a large donation to a worthy charity and dec.