Recent Release Review + Giveaway- When A Rake Falls by Sally Orr

Title: When a Rake Falls (The Rakes Handbook, book #2)

When a Rake Falls

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Sally Orr

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, April 7, 2015

Source: Free for Review from the publisher

Rating: 2

Sexy Rating: ? some kissing

Description from

He’s racing to win back his reputation Having hired a balloon to get him to Paris in a daring race, Lord Boyce Parker is simultaneously exhilarated and unnerved by the wonders and dangers of flight, and most of all by the beautiful, stubborn, intelligent lady operating the balloon.

She’s curious about the science of love Eve Mountfloy is in the process of conducting weather experiments when she finds herself spirited away to France by a notorious rake. She’s only slightly dismayed-the rake seems to respect her work-but she is frequently distracted by his windblown physical magnificence and buoyant spirits.

What happens when they descend from the clouds? As risky as aeronautics may be, once their feet touch the ground, Eve and Boyce learn the real danger of a very different type of falling…


This is the second book in The Rakes Handbook series.  I enjoyed book one, the first written by this author.  However this book really did not set well with me at all.  The hero was silly beyond my endurance.  He broke into song if he was happy and even if it was an inappropriate time.  The writing was choppy with the sort of writing that involved he-did this-then-they-did-that-then-she-did-this. I felt the author was trying for humor but it was silly instead of funny.  I gave this book a good try to the 70% mark on my Kindle and then just gave up.

I’m not recommending this book but if you want to read the first book there is a rafflecopter giveaway for that one.



Filed under Book review, Chick Lit, Historical Romance

6 responses to “Recent Release Review + Giveaway- When A Rake Falls by Sally Orr

  1. I like your honest review, Dot. I won’t be wasting my money on this one.


  2. “He broke into song if he was happy and even if it was an inappropriate time.”

    Ha! I completely forgot about that when I wrote my review.

    I didn’t mind this one because of the original concept, but I definitely do prefer more serious historical romance.

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