Tuesday, February 25, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Wild, Wild Rake

Her first marriage was an epic failure.

Lady Avalon Warwyck never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it’s a blessing when she’s widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She’s lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry―that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town.

Can he convince her to take another chance at happily ever after?

Devan Farris―charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon’s son’s guardian―is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn’t have to meddle in her affairs; he’s not one to trod on a woman’s independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she’ll have nothing to do with vicar with a wild reputation―even though he’s never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside―a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can prove that he wants to love and care for her. . .until death do they part?

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Praise for the Cavensham Heiresses Series:

“Full-bodied romance…with intelligence and heart.”―New York Times bestselling author 

Cathy Maxwell “Sparkling…MacGregor brings England’s Regency era to life.” ―Publishers Weekly “

Beautifully defined, exceptionally appealing.” ―Booklist (starred review) on The Bad Luck Bride


Title:   Wild, Wild Rake
Author:  Janna MacGregor
Series:   The Cavensham Heiresses #6
Genre:   Historical Romance
Publisher:  St. Martin's Paperbacks
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   368
Date of Publication:   February 25, 2020
My Rating:   4 Stars

She's widowed and she's not unhappy. Truth be told, she is rather relieved. Her husband was selfish and cruel, and in the ways of the ton, Lady Avalon Warwyck, would have had no choice but to suffer his awful ways for decades. Instead, she now has the chance to focus on her son, Thane, as well as her work. Avalon helps fallen women find their way in society so that they can manage on their own if need be.

One caveat in her plan with Thane, however, is the guardian her husband's will provided. He wants to send Thane away to school, and he has that right. However, he needs a tutor for a time, and a vicar, Devan Farris, has been assigned the task.

Devan can never feel comfortable with his flock. His brother, who obviously has connections, freely moves Devan from one parish to the next. As frustrated as Devan is by this most recent change, he quickly finds this assignment is not as distasteful as he imagined it to be. He finds himself quite drawn to both Avalon and Thane. This is rather interesting to Devan, because, despite the reputation he has gained as a rake, nothing could be further than the truth. 

Will Avalon be able to let her hurtful marriage be a thing of the past and give love another chance in the form of Devan? Can Devan disprove his reputation and prove to be a worthy match for her? What about the church - and those nasty rumors? Will they ever come to an end?

Wild, Wild Rake is a delightful story. I had not had a chance to read any of the previous books in the series, but I had no problem jumping right into this story. Both characters, as well as Thane, were quite convincing and their story was enjoyable. I am interested to see if there will be further books in this series. 

Many thanks to St. Martin's Paperbacks, HF Virtual Book Tours and NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of Wild, Wild Rake! To enter, please use the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on March 20th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Paperback giveaway is open to US only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen. Wild, Wild Rake 

Blog Tour Schedule:

Monday, February 24
Review at Rose is Reading 

Tuesday, February 25 
Review at Robin Loves Reading 
Review at Books In Their Natural Habitat

Wednesday, February 26 
Review at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals 

Thursday, February 27 
Feature at YA, It's Lit 

Saturday, February 29 
Review at Reading is My Remedy 

Sunday, March 1 
Review at Historical Graffiti 
Review at Carole Rae's Random Ramblings

Monday, March 2 
Review at Gwendalyn's Books 

Tuesday, March 3 
Excerpt at What Is That Book About 

Wednesday, March 4 
Review at Bookish Bellee 

Friday, March 6 
Review at Historical Romance Lover 

Monday, March 9 
Review at Amy's Booket List 

Tuesday, March 10 
Review at The Romance Dish 
Excerpt at I'm All About Books 

Wednesday, March 11 
Review at Bookish Rantings 

Thursday, March 12 
Review at Jessica Belmont 

Friday, March 13 
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Monday, March 16 
Excerpt at The Lit Bitch

Tuesday, March 17 
Feature at Historical Fiction with Spirit 

Thursday, March 19 
Excerpt at Cover To Cover Cafe 

Friday, March 20 
Review at Coffee and Ink 
Review at Pencils and Pages


Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs.

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  1. Not sure this is one for me but glad you liked it.

  2. Lovely review, not a book for me as I don't read historical romance but I'm sure lots will love it.

  3. Love your thoughtful reviews and covet your skills

  4. historical romance isn't usually my jam, but glad you enjoyed it! Have you read The Bromance Bookclub yet?! I think you'd like it (there is a historical romance element to it)

    1. No but I have heard lots about it. Will check it out. Thanks.

  5. Love your review! I can't wait to read this book myself, as I adore historical romance.

  6. I am so glad that you enjoyed Wild, Wild Rake! Thank you for being on the tour!

    HF Virtual Book Tours

  7. i enjoy historical romance but not sure this one is for me.. enjoyed your review

  8. I’ve read one of her books before and loved it. Thanks for putting this on my radar.