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Short the book is preachy and if I wanted to hear a sermon I d actually go to church I wrote a review but my mom borrowed my computer and closed the browser before I saved it My fault for not saving it I wasn t that happy with the review so here s my second chanceI njoyed this book a lot and it almost got five stars but things sort of fell apart around the climax I don t like manufactured drama and the blowup near the Creating Country Music end felt like that to me While I agree that keeping secrets from people and being dishonest is wrong it was clear that the situation that makes Renwick blow up at Sara could haveasily been resolved with a long discussion That s why my rating went down to four starsOtherwise this is a feel good Regency romance that makes me remember how much I love reading historical romance Renwick is actually a Rake hero that I felt sorry and sympathetic for He actually did all the rakish things that hurt his reputation and what he did was pretty bad But he suffered for it was repentant about it and turned over a new leaf Laying Blacklands eyes on Sara was testing his resolve in the worst way Sara was raised to believe she was as ugly as sin and when people said she wasn t normal she winced The truth was she was ridiculously gorgeous That reminded me of Lord Dain from Lord of Scoundrels who believes he s ugly but is merely gorgeous in an unconventional way Sara s lack of selfsteem is understandable but I like that she is feisty too She doesn t let Renwick walk all over her although she is definitely susceptible to his allure and who could blame herI liked the humor a lot and the chemistry between Renwick and Sara is dazzling They can t seem to keep their hands off Evolutionary Patterns each other This is a fade to black kind of romance and I did miss love scenes I don t always have to have them but in this case the missing love scenes were a bit of a let down I really rooted for their happynding together and that s part of why the Big Miss was so annoying to me Fortunately the story finds its feet and the Evolution As Entropy ending is so lovely with an awesomepilogueI would recommend this series to Kindleebook readers looking for good romance that you might never find in the print section of your bookstore and library Renwick is scrumptious and not to be missed by those readers who have a weakness for rakes of the reformed or soon to be reformed variety Sara is the kind of historical heroine you can t help but love. Fortune away and marry the first country girl he seesLucky for Sara she's that girl Unlucky for Nicholas he's to be her new tutor in the ways of the ton Two waltzes one masuerade a violent carriage ride and two duckless ponds later and all that's left is a fun twist on one of the oldest stories ver tol.
With Christmas readily approaching we now turn to the fun or not so fun task of having to be around family for the holidays While some of us love our families some are less than thrilled at this prospect hoping to be able to glide through without a snide remark uttered or awkward silence ncountered It is with this spirit that we turn to The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Rachel Van Dyken Sara our heroine has one of the latter previously mentioned families To say that her sisters demean her is an understatement So with parallels to Cinderella already forming in my head after reading the plot points on the back cover I dove into this book unsure of how Van Dyken played with the famous Cinderella Story theme Let s find outSara hasn t had the Forbidden History easiest of childhoods Constantly berated by her parents and older sisters she grows up accustomed to being called ugly On the contrary however as she transitions into adulthood she becomes and beautiful Despite this her view of herself is as dour as she has been lead to believe and to add to this the fact that she is forced to take the place of her sisters for a season the socialvents and important Fiche Blian ag Fás endeavors of the time that were placed upon women so that they could becomeligible for dating after they run away and lope As the family s only other child Sara finds that she must marry for wealth in order to save her family from financial ruin At the same time Nicholas Devons Earl of Renwick is growing tired of his life of debauchery and fornication He decides to schew all these pleasures and lead a simple life marrying the first country girl that he comes into contact with Before he is able to travel to the country to find a willing woman he must first help his cousin and teach the ways of the Ton to Sara When the two meet sparks ignite Sara finds Renwick devilishly handsome but thinks that his attention to her is due to her ugliness Renwick cannot believe how stunningly beautiful that Sara is but is convinced that she is just like the rest of the women he knows manipulative and fake Will Sara and Renwick Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith ever look past their preconceived notions ofach other and find common ground Will Sara ver begin to gain any self confidence back from her life of being called ugly Will Renwick be able to put the deeds of his past behind himVan Dyken included lots of little twists in this story that I didn t see coming When you first find out abou. Since childhood Sara has lived with the reality of being ugly Something her awful family never ceased to remind her After her sisters run off to Gretna Green she's left with one choice go to London and take their place for a Season It's up to her to marry well and save her family from financial ruinA dis.
T Sara s background as well as Renwick s motivations for casting off his rock star lifestyle you wonder how these two seemingly different worlds will intersect Van Dyken is able to achieve this is an incredibly clever way that I thought added a lot to the novel Additionally I really njoyed Renwick s character as you get to see him undergo a complete transformation throughout the novel It is these types of character developments that I They Shall Be One Flesh enjoy most as you get to see someone go from being completely stubborn and set in their ways to a character full of optimism and humility that was not present at all previouslyHowever not all is good with this work Part of me kept wondering how Sara kept believing herself to be ugly Yes we re always reminded that she was constantly told that she is ugly but I don t understand that at her age she would continue to believe itspecially with the attention Renwick was giving her as well as the marked attentions of other members of the Ton and her maid Renwick was obviously attracted to her as The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning evidenced by his actionsDespite these few negatives I definitely found Van Dyken s The Ugly Duckling Debutante to bexciting and Hereward (Hereward, extremelyntertaining If you re looking for a fun story that pulls you in with a bunch of well placed plot turns look no further than this book After reading it you ll believe that Under One Sky everyone has it in them to change and be a better personKimberly Reflections of a Book Addict This looked interesting Then I started to read and I just kept getting pissed offThe double standard is alive and well in this bookIt was why he never talked to women naturally they never really had anything intelligent to sayIf hever did marry he would want her to be innocent nough not to push him past his physical limitations and sweet nough to be a good mother WTFI didn t make it ver This is a DNF First this is a Christian romance While there is a market for that I m not a member I like my romances gritty and to have some sex in it Otherwise what is the point of reading Anyway I am really upset that this was not marketed as having a Christian slant because I don t think that historical dukes really gave a rat s ass about their immortal souls in that particularly Calvinistic way we have today I also don t mind heroes looking for redemptionspirituality but I m pretty sure the Anglican church at the time wasn t about saving people as we are today In. Tant aunt decides it's in her best interest to sponsor Sara for the season and help her snag a husband by any means possibleNicholas Devons Earl of Renwick is a retired rake and conseuently bored with life He's given up beautiful women and carnal pleasures Desperation makes him decide to give his massive.
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances Hey guys I'm rarely on Goodreads if you need to reach me feel free to emailEMAIL ME rachelvandykenauthorgmailcomFacebook