A sensible schoolmistress…
Awakened by the notorious rake!
In this The Wild Warriners story, schoolmistress Felicity Blunt feels old beyond her years—and desperately dull. Meeting confirmed rake Jacob Warriner brings her gloriously to life, yet no matter his allure, she must remain immune to his obvious charms and unashamed flirtation. But is Jacob merely a mischievous scoundrel, or is there much more to this Warriner than meets the eye?
Firstly, I want to say that this review will be a lot shorter then I usually have written them for this series, because I really don’t want to give too much away. I want to say so much about this book! It has been a pure privilege getting to know the Warriner’s, and this is a perfect end to a wonderful series. I am very sad to see it finished, but Virginia Heath has finished in a good place.
Oh my! What an ending, it is beautiful and a bit tearful, I love how Heath has ended this she has tied up all those loose questions what I had about the brothers from the previous books, I wanted to know how they would come on in the future. It’s a satisfying end and so good to see all four brothers happy, there is a real beautiful moment where all four are together sharing a very special moment. It’s one of those ‘awww..’ moments, where you wipe away a happy tear. A bit like the feeling when your, at a wedding!
Jake Warriner or as those in society call him “Jake the Rake” is a scoundrel of the highest order, to all accounts he likes nothing better then lounging his days away while bed hopping his nights away. But he has a secret, one that if ever revealed could be an almighty scandal. He is all set to leave London and head home to the comforting busom of his family, when for reasons that will be revealed in the story he has to stay and seduce school mistress Felicity Blunt.
Ouh La La, Jake!!! I thought Jamie was a masculine tortured man, but Jake really is something else. He is a real stud! But, he has demons of his own that he must battle, as has been hinted in the previous books about their mother’s death, this one we find out everything and why Jake has issues.
Fliss isn’t about to be another of the scoundrel’s conquest’s – or so she tells herself! She is quite content in her life and after her stint in London she fully intends to settle into her role as schoolmistress. But, the seductive scoundrel is harder to ignore than she thought. She knows that her only chance is to harden her heart towards him, but she can’t get past the thought that there is so much more to this particular rake then meets the eye. Soon they find themselves thrown together and their mutual scorching, hot desire for each other, could be the very thing that will be their down fall.
Jake is a real shock, I have been looking forward to reading younger brother; rakish Jake’s story and Heath has not disappointed. He isn’t at all how I expected him to be, and his story is so different to the others, but I am really pleased it is as this young man is a very different breed of man and he needed a story as enterprising and intriguing as this. I was blown away by him, there has been hints of him through the other books, but this really shows us just what a complex, sexy and at times vulnerable man he is.
Jake and Fliss are so charged, they sizzle. The bantering between is just so funny to read, she really has the measure of what kind a man he is, and it has all the fun to-ing and fro-ing that we have come to love and expect from Ms Heath’s, as always this has her signature wit. Scrumptious Jake has definitely met his match in the blunt speaking, smart and no-nonsense Fliss. She is savvy and instantly sees through Jake’s mask and knows exactly what he is.
Oh, I do have to say I found Fliss’ aunts hilarious! Yes, they maybe gin-soaked old coots, but they are as funny as hell and I do love their addition to the story. There is some really dark moment’s, but these two really lighten the plot. Every Historical Romance should have a pair of alcoholic aunts!
I really like the way that each chapter starts with a simple sentence, that reads like a diary. It’s like the characters are telling you something, every time a new chapter open’s. I really do like that, it’s so original.
This is superb! It is so, so much more than your average Historical Romance. It is fresh, witty and intelligent. The crowing glory of this book is the plot, it is fast, thrilling and so unexpected. Smugglers, secret agents, scoundrelly rakes and fiery heroines, plus an amazing love story. What’s not to love? This, is one of those books that you know just needs to be made into a film.
This series has been a pure joy to read, getting to know each brother as they take you on a journey into their darkened and dazzling world. I have said it before that Jamie was my favourite and that is still true, I really felt attached to him and Cassie. But, Jake he is not far behind! Heath has really out done herself with these four brothers, she has proved again that she really is the go to woman for angsty, sexy as hell heroes.
This is just fabulous!
A Warriner to Seduce Her is to be released on 3rd May and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.
This was an ARC copy via the author in exchange for an honest review.