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Title: A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin (The Debutante Files, #1)
Written by Sophie Jordan
Published by Avon
Publication Date: July 29th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Romance
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The last woman on earth he would ever touch . . .
Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society. Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he's determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry . . . making her the most sought-after heiress of the Season.
. . . is about to become the only one he wants.
But Rosalie isn't about to go along with Declan's plans. Surrounded by fortune hunters, how is she supposed to find a man who truly wants her? Taking control of her fate, Rosalie dons a disguise and sneaks into Sodom, a private club host to all manner of illicit activity—and frequented by her infuriatingly handsome stepbrother.
In a shadowed alcove, Declan can't resist the masked temptress who sets his blood afire . . . any more than Rosalie can deny her longing for a man who will send her into ruin.
A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin is the first book in the new series The Debutante Files by Sophie Jordan and it does not disappoint! It is heartwarming and adorable at the same time. A little less on the spicy side but still very entertaining.
I really love Rosalie and Declan’s story. Although there aren’t that many interactions between the two, they still sizzle whenever they are in a scene together. Because of Declan’s grudge with Rosalie’s mother, he lumped her in the same ilk as she and had a hard time accepting her as a different person. Rosalie, on the other hand, finds that she is coming to fall for her step-brother despite his sometimes rudeness to her. When the two finally kiss, they are now plunged into an awkward situation where they start to fall in love with each other.
For some reason, I breezed through this book fairly quickly. There were no boring parts and I thought the situation was pretty much realistic. I also love the fact that Rosalie and Declan did not immediately hook up from the get go because they were step-brother and step-sister. I liked that they still held each other apart because of this and tried their best not to fall for each other.
I loved Declan’s cousin Althea, though and I think she stole the book. I found her more interesting than Rosalie which is not exactly a good thing because this is Rosalie’s story.
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