Unravelling her secrets…
The exquisite designs of mysterious dressmaker Madame Belle are the most sought after in the ton, yet only a few are trusted with Belle’s deepest secret – her name.
Lady Belinda Howells has gone to great lengths to disguise her identity, it’s the only way to protect herself from the ruthless demands of her wicked father…and to protect her heart.
Until Lord Phillip Macpherson walks into her salon and his scorching kiss burns a memory onto her lips that she’ll never be able to forget!
Now it’s only a matter of time before the notorious rake unveils the truth, and when he does, Belle knows that she won’t be able to resist…
What I like about this book is the concept. Though it’s a little hard to believe that our heroine could re-enter society with a new identity and not be recognised by the hero (who had been attracted to her in the past), I do like the drama that comes with the concept.
The Rake’s Unveiling Of Lady Belle has its good and bad points. There were some odd scenes, such as the “other woman” randomly taking off all her clothes in front of everyone, and some of the sex-related things seemed odd and anachronistic, but then there were also some moments I really enjoyed.
I do think the deception storyline would have worked better if the hero had figured it out on his own – and earlier. People don’t change that much, and he kept thinking that she reminded him of someone – AND that the only other woman he was ever drawn to was the heroine’s other incarnation. How could he not have realised who she was?
As I said, I really like the concept, and so was willing to suspend my disbelief to a point. I like this sort of plotline, even if I think that in some spots the execution could have been better.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.