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for Reforming a Rake
Date of Review: 01/04/03
Alexandra Gallant came to the employ of Lucien balfour as governess to his female relative to teach her the etiquette needed to snag a highly-titled husband. However, the moment Lucien opens the door to where she is waiting for him, not only did he hire her on the spot, physical attraction was intense for both.
Alexandra is a lady by birth, but family scandal and betrayal has forced her to make it on her own. Employment as governess was especially difficult for her to find--especially because of a scandal that revolves around her and her past employer. Lucien isn't daunted by her past when he learns of it through his aunt. However, her past, and her own feelings towards him are barriers to Lucien marrying her.
Nevertheless, this reformed rake wanted love and marriage with her. He did everything for her and showed her that everything he has become is because of her. Reforming A Rake will bring you from tears to elation.
However, Reforming A Rake has a little bit of historical content. I was hoping for a little more that included social classes, etiquette, and the government at the time. Nevertheless, that is made up for in sensual content which there is lots of. Overall, I enjoyed reading the novel.