Sunday, May 3, 2015

Alisa's ARC Review: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake by Jade Lee

Kindle Edition384 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

"Sensual, suspenseful, and satisfying, [Jade Lee] delivers on all levels."-Eileen Dreyer, New York Times bestseling author, on What the Groom Wants
Mellie Smithson has a plan...
Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating-although admittedly handsome-guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London...

Trevor Anaedsley has a problem...
Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country-ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson-where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him-but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry?

Praise for What the Groom Wants: 
"Lee spins an intriguing tale." -RT Book Reviews
"Highly entertaining...Jade Lee knows how to write an explosive scene." -Fresh Fiction

I'm am very sorry to say that I did not enjoy this book, and its sad because I love this author.  I felt that the author just didn't put herself into this book, to me its not near her best work.
Practically all the characters were annoying and "weak", there was no "strong "hero here.  No matter what I did, I could not stay interested in this book, it took forever to read.
Millie, has spent her whole life in the country- dreaming of going anywhere. Yet when she is given the opportunity she realizes how unready she actually is to go to London.  Her father, uncle and cousin tell her that if she goes that her mother's "madness" will affect her. What bull.
Her Cousin Ronnie, the most annoying person in the whole book.  As much as Millie is annoyed with him, she never puts her foot down and lets him continue to act like a FOOL.
Trevor, arrogant and wanna be manipulative. Trevor thought he could use Millie in his scheme.  Yet it all backfires.  
The ending was just plain strange, and we don't actually get a clear ending on Millie and Trevor.  Most Epilogues are a mini story on what happens to the main couple after the ending of the book.  But this time we get a mini story of Ronnie on his way back home.  And its just weird!
I thought the book was all over the place, very annoying and not at all interesting. But this will not stop me from continuing to love this author.
The title doesn't match up to the book.   
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