Great book. Loved everything about it. Couldn't put it down. Read the whole thing in 7 hours. Sex is steamy, plot is good, action is non existant, but it keeps you entertained wondering what Madeline and Anthony are going to do next. Again...Loved it. A keeper but I will let someone else enjoy the perks of this one.
This book did not get to the meat of the story until more than half way through. There was too much of the characters thinking their way through the story and not enough interaction, and then all of a sudden it was over. Not as entertaining as others of Sabrina Jeffries'.
After her father loses his job, Madeline Prescott must take a mathematics teaching position at Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. This will bring in enough money to keep them afloat until she can contact Sir Humphry Davey to help clear her father's name. Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt, is trying to gain custody of his niece. He needs to get her away from his evil Aunt and Uncle and believes enrolling her in Mrs. Harris's school is the key. His reputation as a rake is well known. He wants to show that he can change is ways in order to take care of Tessa. Madeline comes up with a plan that could both help her father and let Tessa attend the school. If Anthony will give the girls "Rake Lessons", she will support Tessa's application to the school and he can introduce her to Sir Humphry.
This is a cute story. Anthony and Madeline were both interesting characters that you couldn't help rooting for. The story suffers from the hero and heroine keeping too many secrets from each other. There were several misunderstandings in this book, but at least they were resolved quickly. My rating: 4 Stars.
"DON'T LET YOURSELF BE FOOLED, MADELINE: ONCE A RAKE, ALWAYS A RAKE." - MRS. CHARLATTE HARRIS, HEADMISTRESS
When Madeline Prescott took a teaching position at Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies, it was to help restore her father's reputation. Instead, she's in danger of ruining her own. The devilishly handsome Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt, ahs agreed to provide "rake lessons" to Mrs. Harris's pupils so they can learn how to avoid unscrupulous gentlemen, and Madeline is to oversee his classes. She has always believed that attraction is a scientific matter, easily classified and controlled-until she's swept into the passionate desire that fiercely burns between her and Anthony. Nothing could be more illogical than risking everything for a dalliance with a rake-even one who's trying to behave himself. Yet nothing could be more temting...