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AND THE MISS RAN AWAY WITH THE RAKE
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Delightfully endearing, humorous and fun, this story easily whisks readers into the second of the Rhymes With Love series. Readers can indulge their desire for a sprightly, entertaining love story filled with witty repartee and charming characters. There’s plenty to make you smile as Boyle works her magic.
Lord Henry Seldon is not amused when his nephew places an advertisement to find him a sensible wife and he begins receiving letters from would-be brides. One letter, a searing condemnation of his behavior from a “Miss Spooner,” attracts his attention. Miss Daphne Dale is not one to believe in love — after all the town curse makes it almost impossible for a girl to find a husband. Despite her belief in the curse, she is helping her friend prepare for her wedding to Henry’s nephew, the Duke of Preston, and Daphne is thrown into constant contact with him. She begins a correspondence, under an assumed name, with “Mr. Dishforth” of the advertisement, and the letters help her get away from her annoying encounters with Henry. Henry and Daphne see themselves as oil and water, never to mix well together, but the sparks ignite into something more — after all, there is a fine line between love and hate. (AVON, Apr., 380 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: April 2013