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When a Rake Falls
by Sally Orr


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Book 2 of The Rake's Handbook

A witty Regency Romance series with a unique take on the infamous London marriage mart from debut author Sally Orr.

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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Book 2 of The Rake's Handbook

A witty Regency Romance series with a unique take on the infamous London marriage mart from debut author Sally Orr.

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.

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...Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca

The Rake's Handbook Series:
The Rake's Handbook (Book 1)
When a Rake Falls (Book 2)
To Catch a Rake (Book 3)

Praise for When a Rake Falls:
"Orr returns with another romance full of love and laughter. The madcap adventures combined with a sweet love story will charm readers." -RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"When a Rake Falls displays excellent mastery of the craft... E]xcellent pace, good characters, and prose the likes of which you don't often see in historical romances." -Fresh Fiction, Fresh Pick

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781492602149
  • ISBN-10: 1492602140
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 6.65 x 4.92 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds

Series: Rake's Handbook #1

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Historical - Regency

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-03-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

Orr’s second Regency romance (after The Rake’s Handbook) begins with a hot-air balloon ride and then descends into incoherence. Lord Boyce Parker is attempting to win a race that requires him to reach Paris from London; he rents the aeronautist Mountfloy’s balloon and is carried off with Mountfloy’s daughter, Eve, as his only companion. Eve, an aspiring scientist, finds the race nonsensical, but she’s determined to prove to her father that women can contribute to scientific inquiry. Unfortunately, after they crash-land in Sussex, various plot contrivances involving Eve’s father’s misogyny and Boyce’s family are handled without nuance. The inconsistent characterization of Boyce—charming friend one moment, total fool the next—leaves the central romance a mishmash of set pieces that never coheres. It’s refreshing that the lady is a logic-driven scientist and the gentleman an emotional beauty, but novelty is insufficient to carry the book. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (Apr.)

 
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