Series: The Rakes of Fallow Hall #2
Published by Avon Impulse
Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
Genres: Historical Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
For the first time in her life, Hedley Sinclair holds the keys to her own future. She’s inherited the crumbling Greyson Park, but the disrepair does nothing to dissuade her. No one will ever lock her up again or attempt to take away what’s hers. No one except Rafe Danvers—the charming, fiendish man from Fallow Hall. He’s determined to claim Greyson Park, but if Hedley isn’t careful, he’ll claim her heart as well.
Rafe has every intention of ridding Greyson Park of the conniving Sinclairs, once and for all. The last thing he expects is to find the beguiling Hedley Sinclair—the younger sister of his former fiancée—standing in his way. With drastic measures called for, he plans to marry her off in order to regain control of the estate. The only trouble is, he can’t seem to stop seducing her. Even worse, he can’t help falling in love with her.
With this installment of the Rakes of Fallow Hall series, Ms. Lorret went straight for the heartstrings!
Hedley Sinclair has been invisible for most of her life, locked away in the attic of her parents’ home and treated poorly. An inheritance of a house from her grandfather has given her the independence and freedom she craves and even though the house is sorely in need of repairs, it’s all hers and a ticket to being in control of her life. Unless Rafe Danvers gets his way. Rafe has made no secret of the fact that he wants the house that once belonged to his family and he would do anything to get it back. Finding out that he had been played by a Sinclair again made him furious, especially because of his history with the Sinclairs.
I enjoyed reading the first book in the series, The Elusive Lord Everhart but there was so much to love about The Devilish Mr. Danvers. The dialogue, the interactions and friendship among the group at Fallow Hall was fun to read. While Hedley was shunned by her family, Rafe’s family was shunned by society and he was abandoned by his socially conscious fiancee, who is Hedley’s sister. But while Rafe is intent on restoring honor to his family’s name, Hedley just wants to take charge of her life. Initially Rafe was annoying in his attempts to intimidate Headley and take ownership of the house, but her strength was attractive to him and he makes himself her protector when he hears her story. Hedley was a very lovable character, utterly lacking in guile and with an honest and unfiltered appreciation for new experiences. It was very satisfying seeing her grow from the scared woman in the beginning into a bold and spirited woman,
Ms. Lorret has written a solid and interesting addition to her Rakes of Fallow Hall series with a strong woman whose past will have the reader wanting to step in and right the wrongs done to her and the one man who does. With an interesting cast of characters, The Devilish Mr. Danvers is a great read and I look forward to the next book in the series.
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