Rakes And Radishes (2020)

Rakes And Radishes Susanna Ives Rakes And Radishes When Henrietta Watson learns that the man she loves plans to marry London s most beautiful and fashionable debutante she plots to win him back She ll give him some competition by transforming her bor
  • Title: Rakes And Radishes
  • Author: Susanna Ives
  • ISBN: 9781426890567
  • Page: 253
  • Format: ebook
Rakes And Radishes Susanna Ives When Henrietta Watson learns that the man she loves plans to marry London s most beautiful and fashionable debutante, she plots to win him back She ll give him some competition by transforming her boring bumpkin neighbor, the Earl of Kesseley, into a rakish gothic hero worthy of this Season s Diamond.After years of unrequited love for Henrietta, Kesseley is resigned to goWhen Henrietta Watson learns that the man she loves plans to marry London s most beautiful and fashionable debutante, she plots to win him back She ll give him some competition by transforming her boring bumpkin neighbor, the Earl of Kesseley, into a rakish gothic hero worthy of this Season s Diamond.After years of unrequited love for Henrietta, Kesseley is resigned to go along with her plan and woo himself a willing bride But once in London, everything changes Kesseley long concerned with his land than his title discovers that he s interested in sowing wild oats as well as radishes And Henrietta realizes that gothic heroes don t make ideal husbands Despite an explosive kiss that opens her eyes to the love that s been in front of her all along, Henrietta must face the possibility that Kesseley is no longer looking to marry at all
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  1. Catherine

    I received this book as an ARC This author took a bold risk with this story I think that the reaction to it will be very polarized People will either love it or hate it.Henrietta spends literally half of the book convinced that she is in love with someone other than the hero She finally believes she s not in love with her cousin, Edward, and a day later she has an epiphany that she loves Kesseley I agreed that she loved him, but I wasn t convinced she was in love with him.Henrietta convinces her [...]

  2. Caz

    4.5 starsThis, Susanna Ives d but novel was published by Carina in 2010, and is one of the most unusual historical romances I ve read In fact, it sometimes doesn t feel like a romance at all what it actually is is the story of a conflicted young man who has struggled all his life not to allow himself to be defined by his past, and who faces some very difficult and perhaps even insurmountable challenges in his attempt to find his true self.That said, there is a love story running throughout the b [...]

  3. Heather

    This was such an unusual historical the heroine comes across at the beginning as self absorbed, and can only see her true love What she doesn t get is that her true love might have been standing in front of her all along The hero was strong, capable, focused on his family and his lands, and it made me gain such respect for him, but at the same time, he had a softer side that he shows with his relationship with her and his mother I respected his mother a lot too, for not bowing and forcing Henrie [...]

  4. Caroline The HEA Lover

    This was originally posted on Book Lovers Inc Rakes Radishes surprised the hell out of me With a title like this it could have easily turned cheesy, lucky for me it didn t ok there IS one allusion to her feminine petals or something like that,which made me roll my eyes I have to admit that when I saw the title I was reluctant but the cover screamed READ ME, I m so pretty look at me, look at me don t you find it pretty So here I was starting a book without really knowing what to expect and BAM I [...]

  5. Tina Whittle

    I m not a romance reader I have nothing against romance itself, but as a genre, it s not one of my favorites is the first romance I ve enjoyed since Kathleen Woodiwiss s Granted, Rakes and Radishes isn t a typical romance, not by a longshot But it s an ultimately satisfying, intellectually surprising, dark around the edges read for anyone bored with the usual will they won t they story.Plus, if you re a fan of masculine pulchritude, Lord Kesseley is one of the sexiest males to ever make an appea [...]

  6. Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*

    Once in a while, I read a book that s so emotive that I find myself thinking about it long after I have put it down and Rakes and Radishes, with its theme of love and forgiveness, is such a book I am sure opinions about this book will vary greatly some readers will love it and others will hate it I am definitely one of those readers who love it I found it refreshingly different probably because it doesn t conform to the usual norms of the Historical Romance genre.Thomas, Earl of Kesseley, is li [...]

  7. April

    RAKES AND RADISHES by Susanna Ives is a wonderful historical Regency romance set in 1819 England It is well written with details, depths, twists and turns It has astronomy, romance, lost love, agriculture, secrets, betrayal, finding true love, sowing wild oats, finding the truth about love and lost, and requiting lost love The characters are strong, determined, believable and will tug at your heart strings The hero, Kesseley, is strong, handsome, a country bumpkin, an earl, loves agriculture, se [...]

  8. Michelle Witte

    Originally posted at Libri AgoWhen I started into this book, I was expecting a fun, light read like Jane Austen s Emma Oh no I got Wuthering Heights While Wuthering Heights is a great book, its moody and near violent overtone doesn t lend itself well to the label of romance Indeed, it could be considered the antithesis of romance, with the anger and revenge of the lovers destroying their lives and those around them.That s why I was somewhat surprised with the dark turn of the novel about a third [...]

  9. Liz Fichera

    Wow RAKES RADISHES hit me like a slow kiss It started out all innocent enough, but then it got its hooks in me and wouldn t let go The writing is beautiful, original, and very visual I definitely felt part of early 1800 s England The tension and build up between Henrietta and Lord Kesseley was palpable on every page What I loved best, however, was the development of Lord Kesseley s character The author expertly painted his personality, particularly his darker side, which kept me turning the page [...]

  10. Denise

    What I really liked about this book, is that it took a very different path than most of the historical romances I have read Henrietta and Kesseley have grown up together in the English countryside He is an Earl who has loved Henrietta always She thinks she is in love with her cousin Edward When she finds out that Edward, who has gone to London for the season, has been courting someone else, she enlists Kesseley s help in winning Edward back You just want Henrietta to open her eyes and see the gr [...]

  11. Zoobaaruba

    Good God All of the characters the secondary one s too were annoying, the story moved along at a snail s pace, the interactions between the hero and heroine were stilted and unnatural They re best friends with no apparent adult supervision throughout their friendship and yet they re about as familiar with each other as strangers I just can t explain how much I disliked this book, might as well be titled A Tale of Selfish Idiots and Whiney Fools All the characters took turns either pining after s [...]

  12. Gail

    This was a nice read the heroine has dreamed of leaving her boring little town and living in London She s in love with Julian, a poet and cousin and then she reads about his involvement with one of the year s beauties The hero has a title, but he s mostly a farmer He s been in love with the heroine for years, but she s already turned him down once She s devastated when she learns about her beloved Julian, and decides to turn the hero into a gentleman the beauty will fall for, so she ll have the [...]

  13. Laura

    The premise of this book reminded me of Jane Austen s Emma, only much funnier and much better written, with just enough details to paint the world the characters inhabit and without being too heavy with information you don t want It was at times hilarious and light hearted and at times intense, especially when Kesseley struggles with the demons of his childhood, living through the nightmare that his father left behind I enjoyed the depths of these characters and how they energized each other in [...]

  14. Carly

    I loved this book It had a wonderful emotional journey Yes, it s heart wrenching then the typical historical romance light heartedness, but that s what makes it so good So many authors proclaim their heroes rakes without showing the true despondency and horrid consequences of their rakish behavior Ms Ives delivers a wonderful and believable take on the results of selfish and manipulative behavior, all the while building towards a lovely romance Brava, Ms Ives

  15. Laura

    Witty, engaging, and truly well written I flew through the pages I couldn t wait to get to the end There was a lot of suspense and the characters were not your usual stock romance heroes Not to mention every other page I cracked up with one of the witty lines delivered by the female heroine I loved this book

  16. FliesInMyEyes

    I liked the idea of this plot I think I would have enjoyed the book if either the hero s turning point came closer to the 40% mark or if there was less purple prose, and preferably both By the time the hero s arc reached its peak, I couldn t connect with him or any of the other characters I finished the book because the plot was interesting enough that I wanted to see how it was resolved Alas, the writing was so distracting that I wasn t able to immerse myself in the story The purple prose was [...]

  17. Daisy

    First of all, let me say how much I appreciate this cover Look at the couple, there s tension there, but no bodice ripping or exposed six packs Don t get me wrong, I m not against looking at nice abs, but on the cover of a book they can be really tacky And part of the problem of people calling romance novels trash Also, not even my grandmother could have been offended by it Anyway, the main storyline here is that Henrietta fancies she s in love with her cousin, a handsome brooding poet, who in t [...]

  18. Joy

    Henrietta Watson, a generally kind hearted, pretty mathematical genius who is prone to fantasies influenced by gothic novels, goes to London with her childhood friend, Lord Kesseley Kesseley, a down to earth, agriculture minded peer, is in love with Henrietta, but she is in love with her cousin, a poet who is himself in pursuit of a society beauty Once in London, in a social milieu saturated with prostitution, gambling, loveless marriages, hypocrisy, and adultery, things start to unravel and hea [...]

  19. Bookworm1858

    Rakes and Radishes by Susanne IvesCarina Press, 2010253 pagesRomance3 5 starsSource Received a free ecopy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This started out very promising and then took a very different and to me, unwelcome turn Henrietta thinks she is in love with her cousin Edward, who has left her for London in order to try to publish his poetry She eagerly awaits his return so that they can conquer London as a married couple However she receives a rude awakening upon reading tha [...]

  20. Kimm

    Rakes Radishes Seriously That has to be about one of the best titles around for a Regency As soon as I read that, I was sucked in to this book I had to scratch my head and ask myself, I wonder what in the world that is supposed to mean yes, I really did that, I remember it well Of course, after reading the book, I get it now, and of course, you ll have to read the book if you really want to see where the radishes fit in Such a creative move Rakes Radishes is a wonderful Regency read with a great [...]

  21. Claudine

    Suzanna Ives Rake Radishes left me with a big sigh at the end of the story once Thomas and Henrietta got their HEA When Henrietta Watson learns that the man she loves plans to marry London s most beautiful and fashionable debutante, she plots to win him back She ll give him some competition by transforming her boring bumpkin neighbor, the Earl of Kesseley, into a rakish gothic hero worthy of this Season s Diamond Thomas, the Earl of Kesseley was a published renowned gentleman farmer and had no d [...]

  22. Lori

    This book felt like two distinct books In the first part, Henrietta comes across to me as particukarly whiny and selfish Everything is all about her, and she gives little thought to how her actions or words affect her closest friend, Thomas Thomas has been in love with Henrietta forever, and while I admired his thoughtful nature, he was a bit of a wuss where she was concerned, frequently declaring his love when he was rebuffed at every turn The second half occurs because Thomas realizes she s ne [...]

  23. Azhureheart

    I bought this one because of the title And I don t think I m the only one I wanted to know what was hiding behind this ridiculous title I thought it would either be funny or very bad Or maybe both It wasn t what I expected at all view spoiler I went through so many emotions not all of them positive Henrietta was so irritating at the beginning of the book, I wanted Kesseley to fall out of love with her and escape her clutches Mostly, the book was drama A good kind of drama, I couldn t stop readin [...]

  24. Ivyd

    3.5 Definitely worth your time to read.Henrietta, Kesseley, and Edward have grown up together Kesseley has loved Henrietta since he s known what love was Henrietta loves gothic novels and Edward Edward goes to London seeking his fortune and inspiration for his poetry When Henrietta discovers he s attempted a Gretna Greene wedding with Lady Sara she devises a scheme Kesseley will woo Lady Sara away from Edward who will once again be hers As plans habitually do, Henrietta s goes awry with conseque [...]

  25. Ivyd

    3.5 stars definitely worth your time to read.Henrietta, Kesseley, and Edward have grown up together Kesseley has loved Henrietta since he s known what love was Henrietta loves gothic novels and Edward Edward goes to London seeking his fortune and inspiration for his poetry When Henrietta discovers he s attempted a Gretna Greene wedding with Lady Sara she devises a scheme Kesseley will woo Lady Sara away from Edward who will once again be hers As plans habitually do, Henrietta s goes awry with co [...]

  26. Wollstonecrafthomegirl

    If the second half of this book had continued in the same vein as the first it would ve been five stars easily The first half is a funny, somewhat off the wall, look at a very different h h The heroine, Henrietta, is convinced she s in love with someone else but the author does a good job of making it clear she s not, but she does in fact love the hero Henrietta doesn t know herself in an almost Emma Woodhouse type way very clever girl, no emotional intelligence The hero, Kesseley, is an Earl an [...]

  27. Cathy Leming

    Henrietta is a Regency Scarlet O Hara, hopelessly lost in a crush with no grasp on reality, or the hunky earl next door.Lord Kesseley is a mountain of kindness, patience, consideration, with very mature feelings for the girl next door, Henrietta And he s a hunk.I judge a romance novel by the hero I know, right and so this romance is five stars, because the Earl of Kesseley is perfect He s considerate, protective, trustworthy, loves animals, he s smart, and gorgeous I fell in love with Kesseley W [...]

  28. Diyou

    I have mixed feelings about this story One the one hand I loved that the sympathetic hero was the Earl and the annoying antagonist was the Lady I disliked that the Lady was able to jerk the Earl around and toy with his feelings to improve him Kesseley has been in love with his neighbor Henreitta for years Sh, however, does not return his feelings, and instead uses his emotions and his friendship for her own gains Henreitta gets Kesseley to take her to London to find him a wife a ruse to use Kess [...]

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