I can “Never Resist a Rake”

Review 4.00 Stars!

Never Resist a Rake is the 2nd book in Mia Marlowe‘s Somerset Park Series!

John Fitzhugh Barrett was raised as an unwanted illegitimate son. Fostered to a family who fed and clothed him, but gave him little else.

In the previous Somerset Park book A Rake by any other Name, it is revealed that John is the true heir because the marriage of the current Marquess to his mother was never annulled.

The shock of this revelation, his anger at his family, and the distaste of the glittering ton have driven him down a dark path.

He rescues Rebecca Kearsey, a Baron’s daughter from a bare knuckle match in the depths of White Chapel, and delivers her back to her impoverished family.

Grateful to her rescuer, Rebecca helps John’s desperate family track him down. They convince him to return to the family seat.

Where, his grandmother, the dowager marchioness conspires to marry him off to an eligible young woman. No less than the daughter of an earl of course.

The hunt begins, but the prize “buck” has other plans.


This is a story about love overcoming expectations! And family accepting that they are not doing good when they push a “worthy” match.

John’s father was broken from his mother because she was not worthy, and he was abandoned as an illegitimate son. But he was the heir, and he has no loyalty or love for the family that shunned him.

The last thing he wants is to be paired up with a proper wife for his “station”.

A impoverished Baron’s daughter is so far below him, he shouldn’t even contemplate her, but she captures his heart!


This was a very good book, if anything I can say it was a bit TOO classic. But if you love historical romances where love bridges society and wealth, this is the perfect book!


Never Resist a Rake is a great example of  Mia Marlowe‘s historical romances!

Great love, great challenges, and great will to overcome!

Keep Reading!

J.A. Kenney

Genre: Historical Romance

Publication date: June 2nd, 2015

Length: 384 Pages

Blush Quotient: Red-This story contains more love scenes and sexy situations and they are described in detail using frank, explicit language.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair review.