Book Review: Rakes and Roses

Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!

I hope you’re week is going well. I’m happy to talk about a book I loved reading. Rakes and Roses is book three in the Mayfield Family series. If you haven’t read the other two, you should! But know, this book can stand on its own.

About the Book

A Mayfield Family Romance

Lady Sabrina endured an abusive marriage, a miscarriage, and early widowhood to emerge as a smart, successful, confident woman who found a way to make her mark in a man’s world. She has friends and purpose, but cannot hide from the emptiness she feels when the parties are over and the friends have gone home to families she will never have.

Harry Stillman may be charming and handsome, but he’s a gambler and a rake who has made a mockery of his privileges. He turns to the mysterious Lord Damion for financial relief from his debts, but still ends up beaten nearly senseless by thugs and left in an ally.

When Lady Sabrina comes upon Harry after the attack, she remembers the kindness Harry once showed to her six years ago and brings him to her estate to heal. Though their relationship begins on rocky footing, it soon mellows into friendship, then trust. But Lady Sabrina needs to keep Harry at a distance, even if he is becoming the kind of man worthy of her heart. After all, she is keeping a secret that, if exposed, could destroy everything she’s so carefully built.

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My Thoughts

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I’ve enjoyed each of the Mayfield Family books and Rakes and Roses was no exception.

Since book 1, I’ve wondered about the story of Harry Stillman. I wondered what kind of life he was living and when the story starts, we get a glimpse of a kind man in the prologue. However, when chapter one starts, we see how far Harry has fallen.

But I so love a redeemable character and Harry definitely is one. Add in Lady Sabrina’s past and her current endeavors and you have a page turner folks.

I thoroughly enjoyed this tale and I eagerly await the next book Ms. Kilpack writes. Another Proper Romance for the shelf.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.

About the Author

Josi is a multi-published and award-winning author. She has written in a variety of genres and is currently writing regency and historical romance for Shadow Mountain under her own name, and women’s fiction for Kensington Publishing under the pen name Jessica Pack. Josi loves to bake, sleep, read, and travel. She doesn’t like to exercise, do yard work, or learn how to do new things but she does them anyway. She is the mother of four children and lives in Northern Utah.

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