Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jamie + Kati Historical Review: TAKEN: The Rake and the Recluse Part 3 by Jenn LeBlanc

TAKEN: The Rake and the Recluse by Jenn LeBlanc
GENRE: Historical
LENGTH: 47,425 words
PUBLISHER: Jenn LeBlanc (January 17, 2012)

This is PART THREE of The Rake And The Recluse, it has been completely re edited with new scenes and new images and is being released as it was originally intended, as a six part serial novel. This is NOT a series it is a SERIAL, that means it has to be read in order.

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 THREE brings Francine and Gideon closer than they ever imagined possible, until the unimaginable tears them apart. What will Gideon do if he loses her, this time, forever? This is the third installment of the completely revised novel, with all new material.

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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Kati: ZOMG! I somehow misplaced the first email that contained TRATR part 3. Don’t look at me like that, all Gideon glarey-eyed. I had to ask Jenn to resend and she also gave me The Gideon. But let me tell you. Forget about flipping through and looking at the pictures! It started off with an almost ruination and a half naked Roxleigh was pretty easy on the eyes at 7 in the morning.

Did you flip through or did the first page keep you from finding the rest of the pictures?

Jamie: What a way to start off Part 3! Hello Gideon! GAH! The pictures in that first chapter. For once I just started reading and every time I came across a picture I nearly died. Good thing I had my fan on.

Kati: Haha. Yup. I think I stayed on that picture for a good 5 minutes with a silly grin on my face.

Jamie: I still go back to look at and I’m not ashamed to admit it. But, anyway... PART 3! So much happens! We learn more about Gideon and Perry’s mom. And then there is the mystery of the hidden room that Shaw discovered. Plus, Perry is still flustered over his new duties as guardian to three young ladies and Francine finally reaches her breaking point. Oh, there’s just so much. What was your favorite part of Part 3?

Kati: There’s so many great parts, it’s hard to choose. I think I will have to go with:
You either need to find your way out of my bed, or I will find my way into you.
*swoon* That’s just sexy. What about you?

Jamie: Oh, I love that part. But I think my favorite is when Gideon and Perry are swimming and Perry notices some scratch marks on Gideon’s arse.
On one hand, I am your brother and this type of discussion is suitable indeed. On the other hand, I am her guardian and you should be admonished. To be blunt, I believe I should call you out. But in truth I simply want to shake your hand.
Oh that Perry, he’s such a rake.
Sexy scratches

Kati: *giggle* Oh, I’d forgotten that part. How could I forget it? There’s even a picture or two that goes with it.I feel like I might be getting ahead of myself or disclosing spoilers since we’ve read the original and this is broken down into parts.

Jamie: Its just that Perry is quite... well, just quite. He gets us all distracted. But back to the task at hand...Taken. Well, I think the title says it all.

Kati: So another 5 hearts read? I think so! New pictures, laugh out loud moments, the sexy brothers Trumbull, a shady little man who is beyond a mama’s boy and lots of cousins. I must say thought that Ms. LeBlanc, once again, keeps us on our toes giving us enough to quench our need to know more but not completely satiated. We’re still hanging on the ledge, waiting for something to take us over the edge. It’s like a miniseries, our very own   Lost in LeBlanc *wipes drool off face*... Uh, TAKEN. Yes. Francine/Madeleine is TAKEN from Hepplewort by Roxleigh. Melisand, Perry and Rox’s mother, was TAKEN from her home because the previous Duke thought she was a danger to herself. Francine’s virginity was almost TAKEN by Gideon (sheesh! Part 3 almost starts off with a bang *waggles eyebrows*)
Trapped between a Duke and a saddle

Jamie: Yes, she knows just how to keep us wanting more! I will now be awaiting the next part.

***review copy provided by author***

*Please note all pictures are property of Jenn LeBlanc. They may not be copied, reproduced or downloaded without the consent of the owner or the hounds of hell will be set upon you. Please contact Jenn if you would like to use any of these images for posts.*

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