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read Cold Hearted Rake mobi » Kindle Edition ã A twist of fateDevon Ravenel London's most wickedly charming rake has just inherited an earldom But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities and than a few surprises His estate is saddled with debt and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupyingA twist of fateDevon Ravenel London's most wickedly charming rake has just inherited an earldom But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities and than a few surprises His estate is saddled with debt and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still I've hated main characters before and I'd feel absolute glee if some of Kristen Ashley's alpha assholes were slowly tortured and killed by a girl scout troop But this main female character is definitely on the very top of my most hated females list She is the biggest hypocritical self righteous bitch I have ever had the misfortune to read in HR I hope she dies of a minor feverThe story is about a guy Devon who inherits a title and land from his jackass cousin who dies from a fall from a horse The horse hated him and it seems that his bitchy widow Kathleen hated him just as much They were married for a total of three days before his death Maybe he just realized what a shrew he married and fell off the horse on purpose I wouldn't blame himDevon's inheritance is actually a giant money pit because the estate is in debt the house is in disrepair and the whole thing is a money bleeding mess He thinks he may just sell the whole thing and cut his losses It is definitely the wise choice Oh but the widow of three days Kathleen won't have it She freaks out and blames Devon for all of the problems of the estate that he barely knew existed until days ago Of course it's his fault How dare he not come in and take on all the problems and debts of a cousin who hated him and by the way he wasn't even invited to the wedding I'm sure his invitation just got lost in the mail right A beloved family member who will inherit everything would certainly be an important guest on the big dayFor a completely unknown reason Devon crushes on Kathleen Because bitchy widows who constantly preach about how horrible someone is must be irresistible Therefore he decides to try and fix the house and make things work out He also allows Kathleen to continue living in HIS house as well as his female cousins who lived there He's a pretty nice guy for doing this Does Kathleen appreciate itWell let's see He decides to fix up the house that has floors literally falling apart and she is pissed off that there are workers in the house He has indoor plumbing installed so they no longer have to pee in bowls and use an outhouse and she freaks out I won't have it is her reaction to the plumbing being installed Oh so it's YOUR house and YOUR decision Um no Plus for someone who was supposedly sooooo concerned about the welfare of others she doesn't give a shit if servants have to cart around her shit in a bowl Not her problem It's inconvenient for her to have plumbing installed in not her house As a matter of fact even though she guilted and cajoled him into keeping the place she bitches complains and freaks out about everything he does to try and make things better It is exhaustingAnd then midway through the book we find out that she has been lying the whole time Mrs Self righteous Bitch is the biggest hypocrite ever She has even less moral ground to stand on when it comes to everything Her marriage of three days her mourning that makes everyone miserable her staying around this house as a parasitic shrew it's all a bunch of bullshit When this was revealed I was done She was bad enough before the big secret was revealed but when it was Um no I hated her with as much passion as Devon mysteriously has for herThe romance was so not believable that it was a joke Devon decided he loved her within minutes of seeing her It was literally ridiculous He hated his cousin and his cousin had bullied him when they were younger I think his real motivation is to screw his cousin's widow and have the last word in that battle And if he had said that I would have actually believed the romance and kind of liked him for being nefarious But for me to believe that any actual male would be attracted to this bitch No not buying it I got than halfway through this frustrating read and then just skimmed the rest for mentions of Helen Winterborne and West

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Occupying the house along with Kathleen Lady Trenear a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's ownA clash of willsKathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to den If you like me enjoy a good piece of fluff every now and then you could do a lot worse than Lisa Kleypas' Cold Hearted RakeIs it perfectionI didn't think so Personal opinionBut like I mentioned at this pointI'm just in it for the fluffIn other words while I didn't fall in love with the hero or the heroine I have to say that Kleypas can spin straw into gold I mean I didn't even realize that I wasn't crazy about the couple until after I finished the bookSo YeahWell done By the way I read the teaser for the next book in this series and it looks pretty cool

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Cold Hearted RakeY and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction only one uestion remainsCan she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known A ruined estate a depleted fortune and a woman he couldn't have Or better an inheritance he's too selfish and immature to appreciate not enough somebody else's money left for him to suander and how to bed a woman silly while carefully remaining the same jerk you were on page one and then wanting to pass off as a romance novel hero at the end of the book Devon Ravenel of the infamous hot tempered Ravenels a man unrepentantly bent on living off the glorious ancestral badass charm but only good at exercising the attached lousy reputation to a disenchanted eye mine is not happy at all about inheriting Eversby Prior the Hampshire rundown estate entailed with the title His cousin Daniel relatives being the obnoxious lot that they usually are had the bad taste of dying young thus suddenly making a broke earl out of him not to mention making him also responsible for a household full of uerulous females Devon is already plotting to boot out a soon as possible Starting with the newly minted widow Lady Kathleen but wait She's hotter than he thought so let her stick around some and see if we can pull a half baked love story off where the obstacles standing in the way derive exclusively from our own pettinessThis the plot in a nutshell and no not much else happens And no it cannot be considered a character driven romance either since the main couple had such inconsistent annoying and forgettable personalities reflecting in all their interactions to the point of leaving no chance for real growth Though I have to admit they fully deserved each other by the end Many things about this book have managed to irritate me From the hero's boorish attitude to the heroine's mood swings and hypocrisy From the lack of effective wit to the insufferable twins Cassandra and Pandora with their stilted originality splendicious From the lack of substance in the plot to the rather wallpaperish setting must be 1875 if there's a train Way interesting than the main couple the secondary romance West the hero's brother and Hamlet the pigIf I had to rate based solely on the hero and heroine's romance arc Cold Hearted Rake would have been a one star for me but for the occasional glimpses that reminded me of the wonders this author can be capable of see for example Dreaming of You I decided to upgrade to two Maybe many years away from the historical sub genre have taken their toll or maybe it's just a coincidence but there was a mood decidedly off about the whole package going from the uninspiring main relationship to a narrative style which surprisingly succeeds in being old fashioned with an often uivering heroine and an often overbearing hero and anachronistic at the same time with expressions such as bitch and adolescent drama casually thrown around And with two protagonists conveniently remembering of being Victorians social norms and classism included only when meddling in other people's lives The storyline was not well balanced either The sections with Kathleen and West working on restoring Eversby Prior's conditions and Helen and Winterborne's secondary romance while intriguing and promising for the next book take up too much space especially when compared to a main couple who doesn't spend a lot of time together after all not enough to make their developing feelings believable or achieving something beyond lustThe reasons behind Devon's dislike of marriage and sentimental engagements let alone the ones behind his resentment toward his cousin which sound ridiculous and Kathleen's emotional block and fear of intimacy seem flimsy contrived and are never fully explored anyway More often than not Devon appears self serving condescending and irascible obsessed with the heroine but not in love Kathleen on her part readily drops her initial token attempts at feisty and embraces the role of simpering woman overwhelmed by the hero's robust masculine prime and not only in bed old fashioned like I saidNo truly meaningful dialogues no truly eual recognition no truly sensual sex scenes between them Few pages to the end and we're stuck at this When I return he said leveling a steady stare at her you and I are going to have a long talk AloneHer lips tightened at his severe tone Am I to have a choice in the matterYes you'll have the choice of whether we go to bed before the talk or after Why of course your jerkship Good luck Kathleen