Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Review - SUBMISSION: THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE: PART FIVE by Jenn LeBlanc
**This serial novel needs to read in order. This review may contain spoilers.**
Submission is the beginning of Perry Trumbull, Viscount Roxeleigh’s (The Rake) story. He has just left Roxleigh House on his way back to London. Partway through his travels he discovers a stowaway in his carriage. Hidden beneath the seats is Lilly Steele . She was one Hepplewort’s victims and miraculously lived to tell about it. But she is now damaged in body and spirit. She has decided to leave her family behind as she cannot bear to have them pity her. At first Perry is angry with her for running away but then slowly starts to feel an attraction and need to protect her. Lily wants nothing more than to be made whole again. She has dreams of one day marrying and having children. Because of her violent ordeal with Hepplewort, she cannot stand the touch of another man. As he is a well known rake, Lilly feels that Perry is the best chance she has to begin to heal from her traumatic experience. She implores Perry to make love to her and teach her how a real man treats a woman. At first Perry balks at the idea but eventually gives in and that sets the stage for the most love scenes in this serial to date.
Wow – this was a super steamy read. Perry does not disappointment in his sexual instructions with Lilly. I think they are all over each other almost every waking moment. And the slow way that the two began to fall in love with one another was intense. There were some bumps along the way and misunderstandings but I loved how these two interacted with one another. One of these misunderstandings leads to Perry almost losing the one woman who could make him change his rakish ways. Will Perry find Lilly in time?
Part five is strictly focused on Perry and Lilly’s story. I really enjoyed finally getting to know “The Rake” in this serial novel. Perry was really yummy and I totally bought into the photos depicting Perry. So the hot photos in Submission: The Rake and The Recluse: Part Five are some of my favorites. I really need to move on to reading part six right now!
Here are my reviews of the first four parts of this serial novel. The books need to be read in order -