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Friday, October 2, 2020

The Vicar and The Rake by Annabelle Greene ARC Book Review

Disclaimer : I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review. 

                            This book was kindly sent to be by Harlequin: Carina Press ! 

This book is a MM romance between a Duke and a gentlemen who left his status in society behind him and taken a vow of celibacy even though he has never forgotten the pain of his first love who abandoned him. The story picks up when the gentlemen path crosses with the Duke who broke his heart and the flame that sparks between them has not dimmed at all. 

I love historical romances, there is something about certain era's, such as this one, that really tickle my fancy. Romances are always so proper in certain ways, the language is delightful and there is always this hidden banter and humor between the characters that have to be done in a particular manner as not to break the social class that the characters area part of. I love the primness of it all, the way a lot of things have a double meaning, and people are so passive aggressive because at the time, one always had to be so distinguished. 

Anyhow, let's get into the review. 

These books are normally some of my favourite the era is one of my most like romance periods with all the language used and the hidden meanings behind things. I wanted to love this, be obsessed with it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case, the beginning was slow and then BAM it became too fast all in one page. Things never felt like they were progressing at the right pace, I did not care for the storyline, while the premise was good and I am a sucker for second chance romance. The main characters did not feel real, I did not feel one way or another towards what would and did happen to them... 

Anyhow, overall not a bad book just not an amazing book either. 



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