Title: Never Resist A Rake (Somerfield Park, book #2)
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Author: Mia Marlowe
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2, 2015
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Can he fool his new family? John Fitzhugh Barrett, surprised to learn he is heir to a marquessate, is determined his new status won’t mean giving up his freedom. But as families from all over England descend upon Somerfield Park for the shooting season, their unmarried daughters are lining up to bag the newest trophy buck-him.
Or is he only fooling himself? John’s instinct for self-preservation inspires him to divide his attentions between a scandalous young widow, and the safely ineligible Rebecca Kearsey, daughter of a destitute baron.
The charade gives John the illusion of controlling the game but when he loses his heart to the beautiful Rebecca, all bets are off.
I cannot tell a lie! I really liked the first book in this series. I found it near impossible to finish this one. Not a bit of it felt like the regency era except maybe the carriage rides. The heroine was supposed to be a proper young lady but continually delved into compromising situations. She was to instruct the hero in properly comporting himself when she continued to be improper. Although I can look away when there are some discrepancies in the manners of the time period, there were so many that they ruined the story for me.