BOOK REVIEW- TO KISS A RAKE -WHEN A LADY IS ABDUCTED BY MISTAKE . . Melinda Starling doesn’t let ladylike behavior get in the way of true love. She’s secretly assisting in an elopement . . . until she’s tossed into the waiting coach and driven away by a notorious rake.
Miles Warren, Lord Garrison, comes from a family of libertines, and he’s the worst of them all—or so society believes. When Miles helps a friend to run away with an heiress, it’s an entertaining way to revenge himself on one of the gossips who slandered him. Except that he drives off with the wrong woman . . . and as if that wasn’t scandalous enough, he can’t resist stealing a kiss. AMAZON
A story of two misunderstood people, who it turns out have more in common than they or anyone else knew. Sure, he is a rascal with a horrible reputation and barely accepted in high society. Melinda has a sterling reputation, how could she not have? Her Grandmother pretty much isolated her and tried to beat it into her. Melinda wasn't kidding when she said her grandmother hated her. The grandmother was just plain mean and abusive. It was a wonder that Melinda was still spunky and fun. It was an endearing trait that I enjoyed and over time so did Miles. Miles has suffered his own kind of pain and betrayal. He was a gentleman through and through even though he has been given the label of Rake. He just couldn't make people understand the truth of a past love relationship gone bad. So he stopped trying. His good friend Colin stepped up and did what he could to support Miles' good name. The real runaway couple? Oh, don't worry they still add some more trouble to the story.
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