Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jamie + Kati Historical Review: SUBMISSION: The Rake and the Recluse Part 5 by Jenn LeBlanc

SUBMISSION:The Rake and the Recluse by Jenn LeBlanc
GENRE: Historical
LENGTH: 30,000 words
PUBLISHER: Jenn LeBlanc (February 14, 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 Five Perry leaves Roxleigh House without a backward glance only to be tossed headlong into one of the most difficult trials of his life. How will he protect the very thing he is dedicated to pursuing? How will a man dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure survive a woman who refuses to relent, when he knows he cannot have her.

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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Oh my.
Jamie: FINALLY! Perry’s story is here! I feel like we’ve been waiting for his story FOREVER! When it finally showed up I did a little happy dance then promptly looked through the pictures. What’s great is that this is completely new and all the pictures are new and never been seen. And they are soooo good. That Jenn LeBlanc is talented.

Kati: Agreed. I flipped through the pictures and squeed like crazy. Perry's story was a long time coming considering the cliffhanger ending in the original. Now it's his turn to find happiness. I'm hoping that there's a side by side picture of the Brothers Trumbull in the final installment. D squared. Let's talk Hepplewort. After finding out what happened with Perry's lady love as she described it in detail, I want him to get a well deserved ending. PLUS, he's back in town to find another bride. *shudder*

Jamie: Hepplewort got off easy for what he did. Though, I don’t think Perry is going to let what happened go unanswered. And especially since he’s trying to find another bride... the boys won’t let that happen.

But enough about him. Lets talk Perry. He’s the Rake and oh what a rake he is. But first let’s go to the beginning. Submission jumps back to when Perry flees from Eildon and Perry discovers a stow away in his carriage.

What a rake!
Kati: Yes, Perry is the Rake. He’s gone to London to straighten some things out, get his life together. He is the guardian of 3 young ladies now. From rake to guardian. That was not what I had pictured for him. I thought he’d be off galivanting across ballrooms, getting sexy in bedrooms and all around being the fun rake that he is.

That stow away was a surprise to me. But then again, I’m glad he found her. He’s good for her and she for him. And can I just say that Perry’s book is sexy, sexy, sexier than Gideon’s book? The Sexy on the train? Hello! The Painting Scene? Helloooo! Excuse me while I fan myself.

Jamie: Yes, they certainly don’t waste anytime. I think the train scene was one of my favorite scenes, though I did enjoying the learning by letters paint scene. Perry is very ingenious.

Now lets talk title... Submission. Well, when I hear that you think about well, submission. Though it's interesting to find Perry being the one to submit to his lady.

Kati: It was surprising to see Perry submit. He seems like the take charge and run with it kind of guy. However, his lady love also submitted to Perry. The "watch" scene had me wide eyed and catching flies with my mouth. Shocked yet made me love Perry more. I guess you would say that it was an equal submission on both parts.

Jamie: Gah! “Watch” had me all worked up. I love Perry. He’s just... quite. But he was a bit of a jerk and some of the things he said to her had me wanting to slap him upside he head. I think he’s going to have to work hard to keep the girl, something that he’ never had to do.

I can’t wait to see what happens next. That Jenn LeBlanc is leaving us wanting more... again.

Kati: Yes. One word to describe him: quite. Ms. LeBlanc, please have part 6 in our inboxes by the end of this week because we want to know what happens next.

As he's pulled the napkin across his lap his smile shifted to triumph, and she understood at that moment what a rake was. Irresistible, irreverent, incorrigible and impossible, it was no wonder women were so drawn to them.
He gave himself over to her. He was not practiced in the art of submission; in fact, he preferred the dominant role at all times. He only now realized how difficult the submissive bent could be, particularly to someone like him.
She was damaged. Damaged. There was no accounting for his attraction to her. It was uncalled for, inappropriate, unseemly, simply wrong. Regardless, she was certainly able to get his ire up, as well as other things.
He was a rake, and it appeared he had not changed that much after all. He wanted her. So she was to stay with him.
OVERALL: This story has been a long time coming since the sneak peek of the now infamous piano scene from last summer. A different side of Perry is shown to the reader. He's still the consummate rake yet gentle in his treatment of his lady love. Yes, he was an Asshat of the First Order because of the some of the things he said to his lady love that made us want to slap, slappity, slap, slap him. It's well deserved. Hepplewort has come back to town to find a new bride thanks to Gideon who took Francine away from him. His mother needs to be put into Bedlam for the way she acts. Really? If she wants a child that bad, why doesn't she just have one of her own. Eww, never mind. Let's not go there. Again, Ms. LeBlanc has us hanging by a thread, breathlessly awaiting the conclusion to the love stories of the Brothers Trumbull. This book features never before seen photographs that we've been dying to see and we're so glad that Ms. LeBlanc brought back the same model for Perry. After all, the Brothers Trumbull are mirror images of each other and well, we're waiting for a side-by-side shot of them.

***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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