Keeping up with my #TBT retrospective of The Bachelor Chronicles in preparation for the release of Mad About the Major, I’ve always found it interesting how divided readers can be about their deep and abiding affection for either This Rake of Mine or Love Letters from a Duke, the 2nd and 3rd installments in the Bachelor Chronicles series.
I call it Rake v. Love Letters.
Personally I think it really divides this way:
, (hence the title, This Rake of Mine) and a very reluctant hero and just so darn sexy. I absolutely loved him the moment he walked on the stage in Something about Emmaline. Plus, his story has that whole gothic thing going for it–the creepy house that you shouldn’t go into if you’re a proper young lady and you just know he’s up to no good. (We also see our first glimpses of Arabella Tremont and her starchy father, the Duke of Parkerton–but more on them in the coming weeks.)
But then there is Felicity and her infamous correspondence that gives us our story, Love Letters from a Duke. And she has got to be hands down one of my most popular heroines. I do like her conflict of trying to do what is best and right, but in the end following her heart. She makes the right choice and her heart is always in the right place. I think readers have always loved her determined spirit, and her stubborn blindside as to what is right in front of her. And of course, it helps that Thatcher is right there to steer a bit for her. (That scene near the opening where she hires him because he fits the coat still cracks me up.)
So what team are you on? And yes, you can play on both sides if you want. I won’t tell.
Comment down below before the end of Sunday, and one lucky poster will win an autographed copy of either Love Letters from a Duke or This Rake of Mine. Check back Monday, May 4th to see if you’ve won.