Hello Sunshines! I have the huge pleasure to be today’s stop on this amazing blog tour, for the wonderful; Wild, Wild Rake by Janna MaGregor. I am very excited to be sharing my review of this book with you all, so grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!
Wild, Wild Rake by Janna MacGregor
Publication Date: February 25, 2020
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Format: eBook & Paperback; 368 Pages
Series: The Cavensham Heiresses, Book #6
Genre: Historical Romance
Her first marriage was an epic fail.
Lady Avalon Warwyk never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry―that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town.
Can he convince her to take another chance at happily ever after?
Devan Farris―charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian―is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn’t have to meddle in her affairs; he’s not one to trod on a woman’s independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she’ll have nothing to do with vicar with a wild reputation―even though he’s never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside―a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can prove that he wants to love and care for her…until death do they part?
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Praise for the Cavensham Heiresses Series
“Full-bodied romance…with intelligence and heart.”―New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell
“Sparkling…MacGregor brings England’s Regency era to life.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Beautifully defined, exceptionally appealing.” ―Booklist (starred review) on The Bad Luck Bride
Well, what can I say about this marvellous book, that hasn’t been said already? It’s a beautifully intense and emotional story with two complex and sensitive characters.
This is actually the first I have read by Janna Macgregor, I don’t know how her books have gone under my radar for as long as they have done, I love her emotional and enlightening writing which is richly textured and engaging, I will certainly be reading more from this fine author,
Devan wasn’t at all how I thought he would be, I know the book is all about a; Wild, Wild Rake, but to actually have a vicar in that role is a new one on me, he certainly makes you stop and go; ‘Oh, my!‘ But not so much in the ‘oh, my goodness he is soooo sexy‘ which he is, but more in an ‘aww, he is melting my heart with his tenderness‘. Devan being the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian, he has come in to keep an eye on the young widow. There was a moment when I saw him as a bit of a bad ‘un, I thought there was something not very nice about him, but that soon melted away to reveal that he is a genuinely good man who unfortunately has a very dark reputation for a vicar. Yes, he may now be a man of the cloth but he has a notorious reputation as a rake, as a rogue and Avalon wants nothing to do with him, after ridding herself of one foul, arrogant man of a husband she doesn’t want to become entangled with another.
Poor, Devan he doesn’t like the idea of spying on and interfering in this woman’s life, but he can’t deny that he is inexplicably drawn to her; like a moth to a flame. He senses there is something beneath her icy and proud exterior and it is her caring and kind inner self that he so desperately wants to know, but can he really chisel his way through the cemented wall she has built around herself to guard herself against men like him?
Avalon is a woman after my own heart, she wants to be independent, she wants the ability to care for herself and her son without outside interference. She wants to be able to provide for herself and not having to rely on others, but more than that she really wants to help those who are less fortunate or those who have fallen on hard times and that to me speaks of such a commendable, caring, kind and passionate woman. She is wonderful if guarded character, I also felt that in her thirst to be free and to be rid of her own personal demons, she has built this wall around herself that is almost impenetrable, she has locked off her heart, she hates to think of being helpless and she hates others coming in and taking everything she has away from her. At times I really wanted to weep for her, plus shout at her to give love a go. She is such a broken and lonely woman, she hasn’t had the best start in life, which is why she looks on Devan as the enemy she wants to hold him back.
Overall, this is a great second chance love story, full of pent-up emotion, that will take the reader on a roller-coaster ride from page one right to the finale. Thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended!
This was an Arc copy, provided by the publisher and HFVBT via Netgalley, which I voluntarily reviewed as apart of this blog tour
About the Author
Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs.
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Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, February 24
Review at Rose is Reading
Tuesday, February 25
Review at Robin Loves Reading
Review at Books In Their Natural Habitat
Wednesday, February 26
Review at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals
Thursday, February 27
Feature at YA, It’s Lit
Saturday, February 29
Review at Reading is My Remedy
Sunday, March 1
Review at Historical Graffiti
Review at Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings
Monday, March 2
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Tuesday, March 3
Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Wednesday, March 4
Review at Bookish Bellee
Friday, March 6
Review at Historical Romance Lover
Monday, March 9
Review at Amy’s Booket List
Tuesday, March 10
Review at The Romance Dish
Excerpt at I’m All About Books
Wednesday, March 11
Review at Bookish Rantings
Thursday, March 12
Review at Jessica Belmont
Friday, March 13
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Monday, March 16
Excerpt at The Lit Bitch
Tuesday, March 17
Feature at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Thursday, March 19
Excerpt at Cover To Cover Cafe
Friday, March 20
Review at Coffee and Ink
Review at Pencils and Pages
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of Wild, Wild Rake! To enter, please use the Gleam form here – Wild, Wild Rake
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I’m so glad you enjoyed Wild, Wild Rake! We appreciate you hosting Janna’s blog tour!
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Loved it! Thank you for the chance to be apart of this amazing tour. 💓