The Rake By L.J. Shen

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The Rake: A Dark Royal Romance (Boston Belles Book 4) By L.J. Shen

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Boston’s most infamous femme fatale meets her match in a dangerously mild Englishman who has vowed to never marry in this romantic standalone from Washington Post bestselling author L.J. ShenEmmabelle Penrose has cruised through life never needing a man, a plan that has worked stunningly well until about five minutes ago, when she decided she must have a baby.Devon Whitehall is 6’2” of premium DNA, financial security, and British royal titles. Best of all, he fears the one thing she dreads the most: getting hitched.Emmabelle figures it’s a no-brainer when Devon offers his services—sperm and involvement in her future child’s life.What begins as an innocent, modern-family arrangement, quickly erodes into a web of lies, dark pasts, and unfurled secrets.Inside this chaos, Emmabelle and Devon are forced to face the awful truth—they are capable of love.Even worse, they might feel it toward each other.
I am typically never disappointed with Mrs. Shen’s writing and after reading this book, I don’t think I ever will be. This was a great read and I had a hard time putting it down because I had to take of kids….blah blah. Anyways, looking forward to the next book.
I absolutely loved this book. As always I loved the story of Emabelle and Devon as well as seeing the growth of the entire Boston belles. It ls saddening to know this journey between this family of friends coming to an end but the book was the best way to end it.
Gosh, this book was hard to get through. Belle was too much for me. I understand she has a pass, doesn’t everyone? But how you react to your situation, the choices you make and all that, is what defines you. Her horrible attitude is all on her, sorry, you can only blame so much on your past experiences. I really hate how feminist is defined by being a resentful and hateful to the opposite sex. Her being independent by making reckless choices and man bashing is NOT feminism. Poor Devon having to pit up with her bad attitude. Just so glad she changed her tune in the end. I have this a 4 becuz I enjoyed reading about Devon, he honestly deserves a better ate character. Lol.
This was a great ending to the Boston Belles series ! I love every book. I thought Monster was my favorite but The Rake is right up there too.
There’s something bout how LJ Shen writes her books. Raw, intense and heart grabbing. I love her books…story is okay. I don’t like Belle’s character here. She is callous and horrible but it’s different. Is it a great book? Nope, but a good book nevertheless.
Loved the push-pull of this relationship and the complete story of each family woven around and throughout til the end. An amazing, you won’t want to put it down type of book. Shem does it yet again!!!

 

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