How to Ravish a Rake. Buy This Book. I have enjoyed reading Vicky Dreiling in the past. I like her sense of humour, which extends to her. How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling Amy Hardwicke realizes that this is probably her last season and the last opportunity to find a husband. SCANDALOUS DESIRES Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her.

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Amy is a wallflower who has decided that this will be her last Season and is determined to get away from her unflattering reputation.

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As an only child, Amy has had more freedom than most women in society during this time period but it also seems that she has a hard time coming to grips with how society limits her actions. She has the backbone to make Will behave and actually court her, through a fun wager of her own, that the story becomes a totally swoon worthy read!

You will find yourself googling the fashions described in the book during this time period since the descriptions are just scrumptious! So I felt there was nothing for him to work on and the book was only half-way done. Mar 31, Lynelle rated it really liked it.

She loves to put the family in their place. X hate to see this series end. Quotes from How to Ravish a Rake. Rxke Hardwick has one last season in London to shake off her rakr image in hopes of finding a love match. So when the two are accidentally locked in the wine cellar during a party, she finds her reputation is ruined ravieh the two must marry.

The hero, Will was delicious and Amy was just delightful. Buy How to Ravish a Rake: As in rske other two books, the hero and heroine compliment each others strengths and weaknesses and bring out the best in each other. I will have to agree with you on that one. This book stands alone as the story, even though it is part of a series.


To cook up a scheme to get out of Amy Hardwick knows all too well the reputation of William Darcett, also not quite so affectionately called “The Devil”, and she’s steering clear away from the handsome rake. Jan 07, Erin rated hlw it was amazing. This was a charming historical romance that once started, I could not put down.

Vicky Dreiling keeps this series fresh, exciting, and romantically alive. It was so abrupt. I won an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the author.

Rake teases wallflower with no intention of getting involved. She proves too savvy to be compromised, however. Will comes to the marriage with the realization that he will have to give up his wanderlust and be committed to a job.

As much as I wish I could go back to this time period and wear the fancy dresses and attend the balls myself, I guess I have to be contempt with reading about it which is perfectly okay with me if they end up being as awesome as this book!

And after she and Will are forced into a marriage to avoid scandal, How to Ravish a Rake was an excellent read. Will touched his forehead to hers and rubbed her back.

They play off each other so well. It is said that he is a rake, but in all honesty he didn’t give so much that impression.

She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle.

I love when she defended Will to his family. He keeps his exploits public and is as charming as possible as a way of garnering attention, especially from his family.

Oh my you naughty woman! Amy is just an awesome heroine and I loved her whole story. I almost gave up at one point but kept going and the story finally picked up. Books by Vicky Dreiling. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book was nice, but it could have been a lot better with some tweaking.

Vicky has always delivered a wonderful story full of witty humor and delightful characters. Will finds out that Amy is an heiress, but she doesn’t fall for his charms, so he plans to compromise her in order for her to have to marry him, but he refuses to hurt her because he likes her. However, after reading it, I wanted to know more about the stories behind the other happy couples, so I bought the first two: I really liked this book all the way through, then I didn’t like the ending at all!!!


Wonderful characters although Will does not fit the description of a rake with any of his behaviorunique personality traits, interesting friends and family. Hay 2 partes que amo de los libros. We get a bit of Hawk and Julianne and get a chance to see how things are with them. This scheme proves to be anything but easy. Will is like many overlooked children where any attention, even for bad behavior, is welcome. I was immersed in the era immediately, from the dialogue to the detail when describing carriage rides, balls, and the popular fashions during the time.

Amy, although she is described as not that attractive, learns that with the right clothes, she can highlight her good points.

Mar 21, Jess the Romanceaholic rated it really liked it Shelves: We got to know Amy Hardwick as Julienne’s friend raavish How to Seduce a Scoundrel, and she’s been shy and the typical wallflower.

She has also decided to turn her hobby of designing dresses into a bit more.

How to Ravish a Rake

I wish I could tell you about all the things I loved, but that would giveaway too much and I want you to live this through with Amy and Will, but there are tons and you won’t be disappointed!

He has the travel bug, partly to stay away from his interfering family. Unlike other stories where both the heroine and hero have to go through extreme emotional upheaval to grow, Will and Amy gradually work their way through their problems.

Oh that lovable rake.