Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jamie + Kati Historical Review: RUINATION: The Rake and the Recluse Part 4 by Jenn LeBlanc

RUINATION: The Rake and the Recluse by Jenn LeBlanc
FORMAT: PDF
GENRE: Historical
LENGTH: 28,000 words
PUBLISHER: Jenn LeBlanc (January 31, 2012)

A woman out of time.
A man stifled by propriety.
A nemesis determined to take her away.
A brother to the rescue.

How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn't know her place? How will a woman used to the 21st century survive in time where she is considered property?

THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE Part FOUR is full of revelations, celebrations, protestations and one surprise that will have you holding your breath for the final chapters. What has Perry done?

Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn’t quite seem to be there now. Only adding to her problems is that she has no voice, is constantly being glowered at by a large, stunning man who is obsessed with propriety, and she is apparently betrothed to another horrid little man, determined to ruin her, and any other girls that get in his way.
How does she find herself in the past, when she couldn’t even find herself in her present? How does a self sufficient businesswoman survive in a time when women were still considered property for the whole of their lives and what is she going to do with this man who draws her to him so fiercely.
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REVIEW:

Jamie: Yay! I was so happy to find Ruination in my inbox. After the way Taken ended I was on pins and needles. Plus, you know its going to be good if it’s titles Ruination.

Perry's letter
Kati: So true! I woke up, checked my email and saw Ruination in my inbox, started reading and continued reading on the treadmill. This part is DANGEROUS! A friendly PSA from yours truly: When reading any parts of THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE, make sure your feet is planted on solid ground or your butt planted in a chair with arm rests.

I must say that there’s quite a bit of RUINATION in this book. That Francine is a hussy. One taste of The Sexy with Gideon and bam!

Jamie: But a hussy in a good way. I mean would you be able to keep your hands to yourself after Sexy Time with Gideon? I know I wouldn't. But, lets not get ahead of ourselves. Last we left our Francine she was being kidnapped! Hepplewort just doesn’t know when to give up. Ugh and that mother of his. She’s a real witch!

Kidnapped
Kati: His mother is a piece of work. I like the fact that she told Francine that she was born to bear her issue. Um excuse me, two women can’t make babies together. And Hepplewort is taking “mama’s boy” to a whole ‘nother level. Yikes!

Jamie: I really just wanted to hit her. And Hepplewort too. But our boys ride to the rescue. Now... what shall we talk about that won’t give away spoilers. There is a lot of ruining going around. And poor Ferry is just besides himself with everything. It’s kind of funny to see him all flustered.

Kati: I love how you call them our boys. I don’t know what is a non-spoiler so let’s talk Ferry. Not to be confused with Perry. Oh Ferry the valet. He’s such a funny character. He tries to do his job to the best of his ability but walking in after the ruination sort of has him off kilter. Yes folks, there’s a lot of super sexy ruination going on hence the title. And how about that ending? BAM! It’s in your face whoa-where-did-this-come-from. I mean, reading the original I just about died the first time around but it still surprises me every time.

Jamie: The ending KILLS me! I’ve been dying since I finished the original wanting Perry’s story. I am desperate for his story but I am also hoping that we get to see some of our friends too. Like Shaw and his lovely lady.

OUR FAVORITE QUOTE:
"You will never have me. You never did have me," she screamed. "I was never yours, and I never will be."
..."I am ruined," Francine said, standing tall, holding her hands out wide for inspection, tilting her chin up. "From my forehead to my toes, thoroughly ravished. This man," she said, gesturing to Gideon, "lay me down in your field, and he ruined me. He took my---my maidenhead, and claimed my body as his, and I allowed him."
..."My womb is for his children, my mouth is for his pleasure, my body is for his use alone," she said proudly.
Together
OVERALL: Did we mention how much we loved this part? All the sexy and anger and frustration culminating into a total meltdown of EPIC proportions going as far as getting ruined by one studly rake. In a field. In broad daylight. *sigh* As Gideon and Francine's story came to a close, Perry's only started and what a surprise it is. Yes, there are pictures in this installment as well as the other ones. It's called an Illustrated Romance. You've been warned. P.S. It's not porn-y in any way. It's artistic. 

***review copy provided by the author***

***All images are copyright of Jenn LeBlanc. Images may not be downloaded, distributed for monetary gain, used for illegal purposes or in any way that infringes on copyright laws. If you would like to use any of these images please contact Jenn.***



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