Monday, 4 March 2013
#304 (#22 of 2013) - Freedom: The Rake & The Recluse Part 1) ~ Jenn LeBlanc *NEW AUTHOR
Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn't quite seem to be there now. Only adding to her problems is that she has no voice, is constantly being glowered at by a large, stunning man who is obsessed with propriety, and she is apparently betrothed to another horrid little man, determined to ruin her, and any other girls that get in his way.
How does she find herself in the past, when she couldn't even find herself in her present? How does a self sufficient businesswoman survive in a time when women were still considered property for the whole of their lives and what is she going to do with this man who draws her to him so fiercely.
This is PART ONE of a SIX PART SERIAL NOVEL. They have to be read in order to get the story. If you have already read THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE: this is completely re edited with new scenes. However, if you do not want to re-read, you can pick up the story at PART FIVE.
146 pages in length.
I picked this up as a Kindle freebie some time ago, and at the time of writing this post it is still being offered as free.
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Once I managed to get my head around the novel concept of an historical/time travel romance novel, I really enjoyed this first part. I have to say it didn't take me too long, as the writing was on the whole well done.
A superb hero, on the black side actually, whom I am sure I'm going to love as the serialisation continues.
On the downside, I feel it is a little expensive. I managed to snag the 1st book in the series as a free download, but others are around £1.20 each, it is quite an expensive undertaking. I would recommend that you go for the Redux version if you are going to read this, which is currently listed at £2.50.
Actually, I could kick myself as I just downloaded the second in the serialisation, and I could have saved myself a fair bit by working that out first.
No hesitation in awarding this 5 stars.