Giveaway & my ARC Review of How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling

Book 3 in the ‘How to’ Series
By Vicky Dreiling
March 27, 2012
Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security—if little else. What she doesn’t count on is the inappropriate—and irresistible—attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will “The Devil” Darcett . . .
When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton’s shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn’t simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he’s mended his wicked ways . . .
My Thoughts:
This was a great book.  I loved that Amy got her own book.  In the past two books Amy was the wallflower of the group.  But in How to Ravish a Rake Amy knows that this may be her last season, so she tries to transform herself.  Amy learns so much about herself in this book.  It was great fun to watch her grow.
Will is the bad boy of the ton.   The one all the women swoon over.  But when Will finds himself trapped with the beautiful red head he loves to tease, he doesn’t know the full extent of the consequent of his actions.
I really enjoyed How to Ravish a Rake.  Amy & Will are a great, fun, feisty couple to read about.  While their wedding may not have come from love, they learn how to make the best of their situation. 
If you have enjoyed Vicky’s first two books you will love book 3 How to Ravish a Rake. 

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37 Responses to Giveaway & my ARC Review of How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling

  1. Erica April 3, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    Definitely one I want to read!

  2. Maria D. April 3, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Some of my favorite historical authors are Mia Marlowe, Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe, Jo Beverly, Tessa Dare, Shanna Galen, and Lauren Willig just to name a few. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Joanne April 3, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Maggie Robinson, Tessa Dare, Samantha Grace, Shana Galen, and Kate Noble are some of my favorites.
    I loved the first two books in this series. Can't wait to read this one.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Joanne B

  4. erin April 3, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! I've really wanted to read Vicky's books!!!

    I love Mary Putney, Laura Lee Gurhke, Elise Rome/Ashley March, Manda Collins, Heather Snow, Sophia Nash…. just to name a few :) I have a ton more b/c I can't just pick one fav but I wanted to save you the long list 😉

  5. heather April 3, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Vicky Dreiling, of course :) but also Beverly Kendall, Mary Jo Putney and Gerri Russel

  6. Jeanne M April 3, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    I always adore Vicky's books and I'm so glad she finally let the fisty red-head loose upon society. We all know that when Rakes fall they fall the hardest and I'm sure glad that Amy was the one to "catch" him!

  7. Jeanne M April 3, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Some of the historical romance authors I can't live without reading are Victoria Alexander, Katharine Ashe, Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Boyle, Connie Brockway, Candice Camp, Lecia Cornwall, Vicki Dreiling, Cara Elliot, Suzanne Enoch …. Sorry I love them all – just let me know if you ever want the entire list from A-Z!

  8. Froggy April 3, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Jennifer Haymore, Tessa Dare, Mary Putney, Cara Elliot, Etc

    So many amazing authors out there!


  9. Emily Tardy April 3, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I agree with most of the above choices! My favorite is Bertrice Small, because she writes about everything going on over the course of the book, mainly the history of the time, spanning a couple years =)

  10. June M. April 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    So many great choices to list. In addition to many of the already named, I would add Julia Quinn, Hannah Howell, Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Lynsay Sands, Alexandra Hawkins, Delilah Marvelle, Gaelen Foley, Katheryn Caskie, Monica McCarty,……..There are so many I could go on all day 😉

  11. elaing8 April 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Some of my favorites are Jennifer Haymore,Vicky Dreiling,Cara Elliot

  12. StacieD April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    I enjoy Monica McCarty, Vanessa Kelly and Maggie Robinson's books. Congratulations on the new release, Vicky!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  13. Erica McFarland April 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Oh, and I love Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, Lauren Willig, and Heather Snow. I've yet to read Vicky's writing, but she's on my to be read list and I finally got my hands on her first book!

  14. Johanna J April 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    I adore this series and can't wait for the new one! Thanks! Some of my other favorite authors are Eloisa James, Teresa Medeiros, Kerrelyn Sparks, Johanna Lindsey, Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, J.R. Ward, Alexandra Hawkins, and Mary Balogh. Those are just a few! LOL!


  15. Diane D - Florida April 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I have so many favorite Authors, and I don't want to play favorite, so in no particular order:- Katharine Ashe, Shana Galen, Julia Quinn, Monica McCarty, Mia Marlowe, Miranda Neville, Beverley Kendall, Jo Beverly, Jillian Stone, Vicky Dreiling, Mary Balogh, Lisa Kleypas, Mary Wine, Paula Quinn, Maggie Robinson, Cara Elliot, Delilah Marvelle, Sophie Jordan and Sophia Nash. I could go on and one, but I'd better stop now. Love Vicky's books and would love to be able to read this.

  16. Barbara E. April 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Some of my favorite historical authors are Eloisa James, Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, Julia London, Karen Hawkins, Anna Campbell, and Shana Galen.

  17. books4me April 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Julia Quinn, Hannah Howell, Sabrina Jeffries and Jade Lee are my favorite historical romance authors.

  18. RebelYell25 April 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    I don't read a whole lot of historical romance, but I enjoy Brenda Joyce ( Masters of Time ), Sandra Hill (Viking Series) and Maya Banks, among others. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  19. Cheryl S. April 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    I think…I'll have to say Stephanie Laurens. I have not read any from Vicky Dreiling but she is going to go on my TBR list. Thank you for bringing this author to my attention :) Also, thank you for the giveaway!

  20. Lexi April 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Yay, the wallflower gets her day! Can't wait to read this story.
    For historical writers I love Shana Galen, Delilah Marvel, Eloisa James etc. =) I love historical romance!

  21. Hilary W. April 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    I would have to say my favs in the historical romance would be Hannah Howell and Mary Balogh! I love reading about how much the Ton is full of such crap, that I totally love it!!

  22. Leev April 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    thanks for awesome giveaway..
    my favourite historical romance author are Lisa Kleypas, Stephanie Laaurens, Eloisa James..
    thanks for a chance to win ^^

    sunshine_pinkystar at yahoo dot com

  23. Dian Aesha April 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    my fav HR author : Lisa Kleypass, judith macnaught, stephanie laurens, sabrina jeffries, julia quinn.

    thanks for the giveaway..
    icha09 at gmail dot com

  24. Danielle West April 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    I love Vicky Dreiling (of course), Julie Garwood, Julia Quinn, Johanna Lindsey, Paula Quinn, Margaret Mallory, Sandra Hill, Maya Banks, Kinley MacGregor, Michele Sinclair, Diana Gabaldon, Courtney Milan, Sherri Thomas… so many others I cannot remember currently :)

  25. Karen H in NC April 4, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    I have my top ten favorites including: Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Candice Hern, Sabrina Jeffries, Liz Carlyle, Elizabeth Boyle, Teresa Medeiros, julie Anne Long and Sally MacKenzie. But I am always adding new authors to the list. Ladies like Ashley March/Elise Rome, Tessa Dare, Tiffany Clare, Sara Ramsey and Vicky Dreiling.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  26. Maria pronounced Mariah April 4, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Paulla Quinn, Kinley Mac Gregor, Lisa Kleyplas to name a few.

  27. Renee April 4, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    I love wallflowers who are often overlooked and suddenly "get found." I can't wait to read this one!

  28. Maureen April 4, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Some of my favorite historical authors are Loretta Chase, Meredith Duran, Lisa Kleypas, Carla Kelly, Mary Balogh and a lot more.

  29. Emily April 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I love Loretta Chase, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan and Julianne MacLean. Love, love, love historical romance. I've been on a kick lately.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  30. Lilian April 4, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    I can go on forever! Philipa Gregory, Loretta Chase, Meredith Duran, Maya Banks…

  31. Patti P April 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I like a lot. Too many to list here but a few of my favs are Maya Banks, Lisa Kleypas, Tessa Dare, Stephanie Laurens, Johanna Lindsey.
    There are many more but those came to mind first.

  32. Michelle H. April 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Some of my favorite historical authors are Lisa Kleypas, Stephanie Laurens, Shana Galen, Julia Quinn & Vanessa Kelly.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy! The book sounds great!

  33. ~ * Jen * ~ April 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Heard so much about this author and this book so it is now on my TBR list. Thanks!

  34. Sheila April 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    I think my favourite at the moment is Stepsnie Lauren's , especially the Cynsternseries.

  35. Sheila April 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    I meant Stephanie Lauren's. Silly computer keyboard :)
    Thanks for chance to win :-)

  36. Kim C April 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    I *just* finished "The Redemption of Lord Rawling" by Rachel Van Dyken. I love that series, and her writing is great. I have also read all of Julia Quinn's books. I'm just now coming to like the historical romance genre. I'm usually a paranormal type of girl.

    Kim C

  37. andieleah April 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I love Julie Garwood, Julia Quinn, Jude Deveraux to name a few:)

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