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Watching her grow throughout her journey and finally come into her own was wonderful. What more tha It is just soooooo good and I’m so sad to have finished it in one seating.

Unlike the “fashionable” ladies he’s accustomed to, Juliet possesses a generous spirit, a fiery intelligence—and an explosive secret. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Her mother has made it quite clear that no respectable man is going to want a disfigured young lady for a wife and does not allow her to call any attention to herself.

Each has a big bad secret they’re hiding until the very end, even though both are fairly obvious and, given the build-up, a little disappointing. Thanks so much for having me, Theresa! Sure, it’s a romance and all that but it delves into some pretty ugly family stuff and But still, he realizes he cannot let Juliet marry that creature so he asks her to marry him.

The romance between Juliet and Alec was adorable, and the whole book was just a lighthearted read; there wasn’t a lot of drama between Alec and Juliet and how they finally got together, I really enjoyed reading the second book in Manda Collins Ugly Duckings series. She is stunned when Deveril comes to her defense against a couple of the nastier women and offers to teach her to dance.

Review Under the Covers Miss Juliet Shelby has had a tendre for the dashing Lord Alec Deveril since she first met him, but as one of the “Ugly Ducklings” she knows he is well above her social standing and despite his gentlemanly manners and friendship she knows he will never want anything more. Published July 31st by St. I was really shocked, but the way the various scenarios turned out really made me happy. I suppose I was thinking of daughters of famous beautiful women who are scrutinized within an inch of their lives and always feel pressure to measure up.


She has been through a trauma th Good book with two wonderful characters. Although the title of the book How to Romance a Rake is deceiving as I thought Alec was in no way rakeish at all, he was a gentleman and a very sweet, gallant one and I did like him.

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The bad guy was bad all right, but man, her mom was just as bad. The romance between Alec and Juliet was so sweet and romantic. She is shy and not argumentative, and its from a life of being put down. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sorry for being so difficult with the rating, majda I can’t decide if I simply enjoyed this book or loved the book. The only issues I had with the book were a few editing ones. It wasn’t enough to ruin the book, but I did find myself rereading a couple sections to make sure I hadn’t mandw something.

She is one of three female cousins whose mothers were known as the Three Swans. This little discussion about making love made me smile. But he was not ashamed of the fact. He has no tolerance for abuse and knows he must protect her, but at what cost to himself? Really fun, simple romance with a great main couple and a fairly evil mother too!

Juliet was a wonderful heroine who was known to be the most animate among romahce three cousins before the fateful accident.

Alec was a lit Much more enjoyable that 1 Ugly Ducklings! Sure society knew of her disability but not the extent of her injury.

I found the first book filled with passion and this book filled with romance. A pleasant enjoyable read for fans who enjoy the traditional Regency atmosphere teamed with nice sensual elements.

I liked it better than the first book, but didn’t quite love it, primarily due to the ending.


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Oct 26, Susanne rated it liked it Shelves: I had just finished the first book and I was on the fence about the series but I really wanted to read Juliet’s story, so I ended up buying the ebook when it turned out that my library did not have a copy. So I wrote one. Sometimes you get lulled into thinking that books with lower ratings can’t possibly be good and that was the way I thought about the Ugly ducklings series.

They came to London from questionable backgrounds but took the ton by storm with their beauty. I might self-censor more mannda for the most part, I keep my same online routines. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense—and offers to teach her to dance!

Since Cecily married in the first book, she is now in a better position to help the other two. It was great in that respect and it was gr Bumped down to 3.

Overall Writing style, story line, and general: It makes me believe there are knights in shining armor out there for everyone. Hop over there ok, you can just mouse-click for more giveaway details. But on the other hand, it will also let you know what happened to Juliet before the characters in the book know. There were many scenes that had me giggling out loud. It was great in that respect and it was great in all other aspects.

It was all a little too much for me. Juliet watched him, her expression resigned. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense—and offers to teach her to dance! Her heroine is plucky and tremendously appealing, and I cheered for her well-earned happily ever after.

Deveril insists on helping, escorting her through the darkest alleys in town. She does what she can to blend in and not draw attention to herself.