Let Sleeping Rogues Lie
Book 4, The School for Heiresses
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From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries
comes the fourth book in her dazzling and sensual School
for Heiresses series -- the story of a charmingly handsome rake who challenges
everything a young teacher thinks she
knows about passion and desire.
"Don't let yourself be fooled, Madeline:
once a rake, always a rake."
-- Mrs. Charlotte 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, has 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 tempting....
A little disappointing
I absolutely love Sabrina Jefferies!!!! However, this was her first book to disappoint me. *Possible Spoilers Alert*
I had a couple problems with the book. I should first mention that I have not read all of Ms. Jeffries book in chronological order, so when I read that Lord Stoneville and his friends hosted Nitrous Oxide Parties I was disappointed, it certainly didn’t make me feel good about Lord Stoneville any more... Especially when he somewhat forced Madeline to use it (even though his intentions were to help his friend). I know they all become reformed Rakes, but I really didn’t want to visualize that they hosted, let alone partaken in drug fueled orgies.
Madeline’s character went from sweet with good intentions to annoying and unbelievable half way through the book. She always has noble intentions (to save her father’s reputation as a Dr. & to prevent Tony from losing custody of his niece), but the way she goes about getting them is all wrong.
She thinks her way is the best way, there is no comprise with her and Tony. She lies, she allows Tony to jump to his own conclusions, she forces/blackmails him to help her without really giving him an explanation. I drew the line when she decides to let him deflower him so she can use it as leverage later. Even though she changes her mind… I lost respect for her as a person.
Ms. Jefferies did tell a great story, and it really did come together at the end, but my heart wasn’t really into it like it usually is. :(
Easy, fun, fast read.
I've never written a review before but felt compelled to do so for this book. I almost passed on reading this book because of the review left in 2012. I'm not sure what that reader expected but she seemed to take the story very personally. It is fiction after all. Meant to entertain. Ms. Jeffries always writes very enjoyable stories this one is no different.
Let Sleeping Rogues Lie. Oceanrosebud
A terrific read that keeps you turning the pages with a plot that holds many surprises. Jeffries also provides the culture of the Regency era allowing us to envision what some of their entertainments and thoughts about morality. And this is all present with a love story about two very interesting and unusual characters, Anthony and Madeline. Another entertaining book in this series that you should read. I throughly enjoyed this book!
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Feb 19, 2008
- Publisher: Pocket Books
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, The School for Heiresses