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Best of friends since boarding school, three luminous ladies take on London—and love—in this sparkling series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather From the spark of revenge... Petra Rutherford is certain she isn't the first dreamy-eyed girl that devilishly handsome Baron Granville of Ashton has loved and left behind. But when her brother's political ambitions Best of friends since boarding school, three luminous ladies take on London—and love—in this sparkling series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather From the spark of revenge... Petra Rutherford is certain she isn't the first dreamy-eyed girl that devilishly handsome Baron Granville of Ashton has loved and left behind. But when her brother's political ambitions place her before him once more, she's determined to give Guy Granville his own taste of torment. What better way to best a scoundrel than by luring his interest—before bringing things to an abrupt, embarrassing end? The only flaw in her gem of a plan is her still powerful attraction to the dazzling nemesis... To a love more precious than rubies... Guy Granville is disarmed by Petra's bold pursuit of him, so much so that he forgets he never intended to fall in love—much less entertain thoughts of marriage. Now, if only the fiery Petra would stop sparring with him long enough to surrender to him completely—and allow him to convince her that his riches, his rubies, and his heart belong with her...


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Best of friends since boarding school, three luminous ladies take on London—and love—in this sparkling series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather From the spark of revenge... Petra Rutherford is certain she isn't the first dreamy-eyed girl that devilishly handsome Baron Granville of Ashton has loved and left behind. But when her brother's political ambitions Best of friends since boarding school, three luminous ladies take on London—and love—in this sparkling series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather From the spark of revenge... Petra Rutherford is certain she isn't the first dreamy-eyed girl that devilishly handsome Baron Granville of Ashton has loved and left behind. But when her brother's political ambitions place her before him once more, she's determined to give Guy Granville his own taste of torment. What better way to best a scoundrel than by luring his interest—before bringing things to an abrupt, embarrassing end? The only flaw in her gem of a plan is her still powerful attraction to the dazzling nemesis... To a love more precious than rubies... Guy Granville is disarmed by Petra's bold pursuit of him, so much so that he forgets he never intended to fall in love—much less entertain thoughts of marriage. Now, if only the fiery Petra would stop sparring with him long enough to surrender to him completely—and allow him to convince her that his riches, his rubies, and his heart belong with her...

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Tracy Emro

    2.5 stars rounded up. When Petra Rutherford’s brother Jonathan asks her to join him for tea at Westminster to help him charm a member of parliament, she is stunned to see Guy Granville, Baron Ashton – a man she met and fell in love with ten years ago. And the man who broke her schoolgirl’s heart. She is barely civil to him – much to his surprise, as he holds fond memories of the girl he spent a summer with years ago. Shaken by the encounter, Petra vows to get her long-overdue revenge on Guy – she 2.5 stars rounded up. When Petra Rutherford’s brother Jonathan asks her to join him for tea at Westminster to help him charm a member of parliament, she is stunned to see Guy Granville, Baron Ashton – a man she met and fell in love with ten years ago. And the man who broke her schoolgirl’s heart. She is barely civil to him – much to his surprise, as he holds fond memories of the girl he spent a summer with years ago. Shaken by the encounter, Petra vows to get her long-overdue revenge on Guy – she will charm him, enchant him, and then leave him with a broken heart. Things don’t go as planned and her vow of revenge falls to the wayside and Petra finds herself falling under his spell once more – but this time she is wiser, she knows that Guy is a rake and promises to guard her heart. But the more time they spend together, the more they want and finally, Guy realizes that she is perfect for him and asks her to marry – it seems like HEA is a given – but soon they will have to face facts – they are both stubborn and when they find themselves on opposite sides of the Women’s Suffrage Movement – their love will be put to the test. I am torn by this book – on one hand, it was different and I liked that Guy and Petra stayed true to their differing opinions – and while it made Guy appear to be a jerk in the eyes of a 21st-century reader – he was probably one of the most historically authentic heroes I have ever read. However, on the other hand, there is a whole lotta ICK – they meet when he is 24 and she is 14 – he spends time with her, kisses her, dances with her, etc. – later when confronted about his actions to her, claims that he had no idea she had feelings for him and then he says she was just a child – OK, so why are you KISSING a child? It was introduced early in the book and honestly, I just couldn’t shake the creepiness of it out of my mind – so that was definitely not a point in the book's favor. Of the three books, this one was probably the most sexual – but the love scenes were far from steamy, they were downplayed and merely warm. The book was interesting, with misunderstandings, warm love scenes, cameos with the former “Jewels”, cameos with true historical figures, a meddling ex-mistress, and a HEA. I really wish there had been an epilogue as this is the final book and I would have liked to have a peek into their HEA, as well as Fenella and Diana’s – but overall, it was an OK read, and aside from the kind gross child molester vibe at the beginning – I think this might be the best STORY of the three books. *I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that I requested and was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher. *

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mary Gallo

    I really have some issues with this story from the start. It is about the women's suffrogate movement and the politics around it. I find this hypocritical because the premiseof the romance is that the heroine met the hero when she was 14. They went on moonlit walks, she wasn't 'out' yet, but he kissed her and lead her on. He then left the next day to find more entertaining places to travel to. The problem with this romance, is that the hero at the time,was 24 years old! What 24 year old man, woo I really have some issues with this story from the start. It is about the women's suffrogate movement and the politics around it. I find this hypocritical because the premiseof the romance is that the heroine met the hero when she was 14. They went on moonlit walks, she wasn't 'out' yet, but he kissed her and lead her on. He then left the next day to find more entertaining places to travel to. The problem with this romance, is that the hero at the time,was 24 years old! What 24 year old man, woos a 14 year old girl, who isn't even wearing womanly clothing with kisses and romance? A pedophile. And then the idea is that he thinks the suffrogate movement isn't worth anything debatable? The "hero", and I use that term loosely, is a misogynist also!!. How can the reader have any respect for this man who woos children and then comes back 10 years later to finish the job and marry her? I have no respect for the hero at all. There were plenty of other men who would have been so much more suitable. And for the heroine to want the attentions of a creepy old man?. This type of romance makes me cringe. I mean, couldn't he have waiting for her to be out before treating her as a potential sex partner? This gets the lowest rating and no recommendation. I expected better if this author.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Niki (mustreadalltheromance)

    2.5 stars rounded up Petra Rutherford is surprised when her brother's goals in his House of Commons legislation bring her face to face with the man she fell head over heels for as a young girl, only to have him leave without even a goodbye. Now she's determined she'll do the same to Guy Granville, now Baron Ashton, by getting him interested and then humiliating him with her lack of interest. Unfortunately, her plan is threatened by the fact that she's still very susceptible to his charms. Guy comp 2.5 stars rounded up Petra Rutherford is surprised when her brother's goals in his House of Commons legislation bring her face to face with the man she fell head over heels for as a young girl, only to have him leave without even a goodbye. Now she's determined she'll do the same to Guy Granville, now Baron Ashton, by getting him interested and then humiliating him with her lack of interest. Unfortunately, her plan is threatened by the fact that she's still very susceptible to his charms. Guy completely loses himself in Petra's pursuit, forgetting all about the face that he's never considered love and certainly not marriage or commitment. Now he must work to make Petra see that he's sincere in his affections this time around. I finished this a few days ago but I've struggled with writing the review because I have such mixed feelings. I think this story is probably the strongest in the series but that doesn't come without several issues. There's a 10 year age gape here, which doesn't bother me as my own parents have the same age difference. However, Petra and Guy first met when she's just 14 and he's 24 and he actively leads her on and then doesn't understand why she's still upset by his leaving when they meet again another ten years later. This was a very formative pain for her and he doesn't even remember it. The whole thing felt sleazy and I think it set the tone for him always being the dominant figure in their relationship and her always being slightly on the back foot. Guy's competence was nice but he was too arrogant and his need to control absolutely everything got old fast. Though there were a great many love scenes, they were fairly lukewarm and I never really felt like Guy and Petra had much chemistry or real connection beyond lust. I'm not sure he ever actually said "I love you" to her. Even after their marriage, everyone keeps warning her about him and basically how he'll never be loyal and that really took away from the romance for me because I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. Though I think it was meant to show just how special Petra was to him, it just didn't feel very romantic to me. Nonetheless, I still almost excused this and liked Guy a bit anyway up until he still wholeheartedly wanted Petra to wear the new and fashionable style of corset even after a doctor explained the harm it does to the body. He supposedly fell in love with Petra for marching to her own drum and then actively set about trying to change her. Petra was a staunch suffragette from the beginning and yet Guy still seems surprised at how strong she is in her convictions. I also desperately wanted to see him give his mistress a well-deserved set down, but when he supposedly did, it was all off page so who knows if he redeemed himself that way or not. Otherwise, our characters didn't really do much besides drink lots of alcohol and eat lavish dinners. Though this was actually the strongest story of the series for me, it was still not a favorite and I thought the ending was rather abrupt. I think it would've been well-served by an epilogue, but I did enjoy seeing Diana and Rupert as well as Edward and Fenella together and doing well. I also liked the side characters of Charlie and Jonathan, perhaps in fact more than the main characters. Overall, Petra and Guy were both extremely stubborn and I was glad to see them at least try for a compromise, especially Guy who was so used to having his own way. The flow was a bit jerky and quite slow in parts, but those who like the lavish Victorian setting and a rather tumultuous age-gap relationship will enjoy this. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tarra

    First, not much happened in this book. The heroine, Petra Rutherford, is supposed to be active in the Women's Suffrage movement, but very little dealing with the movement itself was part of the plot. Instead, Petra pines and fawns all over Baron Granville of Ashton, to the point that her thoughts and opinions become his as she swoons all over him. And he's an incredible pompous jerk. Petra wants to exact "revenge" on him for loving and leaving her years before, but she's weak at attempting this First, not much happened in this book. The heroine, Petra Rutherford, is supposed to be active in the Women's Suffrage movement, but very little dealing with the movement itself was part of the plot. Instead, Petra pines and fawns all over Baron Granville of Ashton, to the point that her thoughts and opinions become his as she swoons all over him. And he's an incredible pompous jerk. Petra wants to exact "revenge" on him for loving and leaving her years before, but she's weak at attempting this because all she does is play into his arms. Second, well, the elephant in the room. Here's a quote from the book shortly after Petra and Guy meet after ten years apart, "She'd interested him ten years ago, as a girl on the cusp of of womanhood, with an eagerness to experience whatever came her way. He remembered how she responded to his careful lovemaking, with an openness and enthusiasm he found quite delightful." When they first meet and have their summer love "affair," Guy was 24. Petra was 14. 14! I understand the difference in time periods, but if the author had only made Petra 16 and Guy 20 or even 21, it wouldn't seem so wrong. From what I can tell, there was no reason the age difference except for shock value. She was 14 and impressionable. She was a child that didn't just have a schoolgirl crush on an older man, but was acting out those fantasies with him, and he was well aware how old she was. Ten years later he comes back to finish the job, and their "second chance romance" didn't seem natural or appealing. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    Petra Rutherford is certain she isn’t the first dreamy-eyed girl that devilishly handsome Baron Granville of Ashton has loved and left behind. But when her brother’s political ambitions place her before him once more, she’s determined to give Guy Granville his own taste of torment. What better way to best a scoundrel than by luring his interest before bringing things to an abrupt, embarrassing end? The only flaw in her gem of a plan is her still powerful attraction to the dazzling nemesis . Guy Petra Rutherford is certain she isn’t the first dreamy-eyed girl that devilishly handsome Baron Granville of Ashton has loved and left behind. But when her brother’s political ambitions place her before him once more, she’s determined to give Guy Granville his own taste of torment. What better way to best a scoundrel than by luring his interest before bringing things to an abrupt, embarrassing end? The only flaw in her gem of a plan is her still powerful attraction to the dazzling nemesis . Guy Granville is disarmed by Petra’s bold pursuit of him, so much so that he forgets he never intended to fall in love much less entertain thoughts of marriage. A well written book that flowed well but whilst I liked Petra I was very lukewarm towards Guy. My twenty first century brain couldn't get past a twenty four year old man kissing & nearly seducing a fourteen year old girl, it felt like grooming to me. I also didn’t feel that there was much chemistry between them at the start, it did grow but even at the end it was still only tepid. I did enjoy that they both stuck to their beliefs even though it didn’t make for a peaceful marriage. I also wish there had been an epilogue to bring the series to a close My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Petra meets up with a man (ten years older than her) who she fell in love with when she was younger (14 years old). She decides to have her revenge on Guy for leading her on and then leaving her. She hopes to do the same to him now that ten years have past and she is much more mature. I liked the characters, but I felt the flow of the story was a bit uneven. Major events just happen very suddenly as if some chapters are missing in the story to lead the reader to that point. I received an ARC fro Petra meets up with a man (ten years older than her) who she fell in love with when she was younger (14 years old). She decides to have her revenge on Guy for leading her on and then leaving her. She hopes to do the same to him now that ten years have past and she is much more mature. I liked the characters, but I felt the flow of the story was a bit uneven. Major events just happen very suddenly as if some chapters are missing in the story to lead the reader to that point. I received an ARC from NetGalley and Kensington Books for my honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Petra is a woman who is stubborn, a supporter of women's suffrage, and does not want to be under the thumb of any man. Guy is a member of Parliament, who is stuck in his ways. Both met years ago, but it left a sour taste with Petra. Now she and Guy have been reacquainted and decides to give him a dose of his own medicine. Guy has never met a woman like Petra before who intrigues him, for he is known as a rake and being with many women. He has no desire to give is heart away, but Petra is differe Petra is a woman who is stubborn, a supporter of women's suffrage, and does not want to be under the thumb of any man. Guy is a member of Parliament, who is stuck in his ways. Both met years ago, but it left a sour taste with Petra. Now she and Guy have been reacquainted and decides to give him a dose of his own medicine. Guy has never met a woman like Petra before who intrigues him, for he is known as a rake and being with many women. He has no desire to give is heart away, but Petra is different. However, Petra and Guy are on different sides of issues. Can they work through them and will love be enough to save their growing relationship? I received this novel from net galley and the publisher as an ARC. Thank you! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Krystal

    Right off the bat, I was more than a little weirded out by this novel. Or more specifically the fact that when these two first met Petra was 14 to Guy's 24. Even if it was nothing more than a flirtation, this is still a grown man flirting with a child. The fact that he admits she responded well to his "gentle lovemaking" is even more concerning. To make matters worse, while Petra seems to have grown somewhat in the intervening 10 years, it would appear that Guy is still the same overbearing arse Right off the bat, I was more than a little weirded out by this novel. Or more specifically the fact that when these two first met Petra was 14 to Guy's 24. Even if it was nothing more than a flirtation, this is still a grown man flirting with a child. The fact that he admits she responded well to his "gentle lovemaking" is even more concerning. To make matters worse, while Petra seems to have grown somewhat in the intervening 10 years, it would appear that Guy is still the same overbearing arse he always was. He never takes into consideration how his words and actions may be perceived by others around him (case in point when Petra's sister invites her and her friends to join him and Guy for lunch and then Guy dominates everything about the outing, including paying for everything). Time and again, we watch as Guy takes liberties with Petra being told how she's "unable to resist" him even though she is the one who sets out to "use" him. Even though he makes no promises to her, nor does he declare any deep feelings for her, he still lures her into his bed over and over (and can we talk about the fact that somehow even though she ends up in his bed in the middle of the afternoon not one servant ever sees her, nor one nosy neighbor ever notice a single woman of marriageable age visiting a single man daily without a chaperone? One thing that should have been a huge element to this story was Petra's involvement in the women's suffrage movement, but even that is pushed to the side and used really no more as a conflict (seeing as how Guy could never support her in the one thing she claims to be most passionate about). I also wish that the author would have gone forward with Petra's plan of "revenge" against Guy. I think it would have been more interesting to watch them fall for each other whilst she was engaging in said plot than to have her just fall into his arms again. All things considered, this is an author I would read more from down the road as they do have a strong writing style even when I'm not enamored with the way they go about telling their stories. DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shae

    3.5 stars, rounded up. So, when it comes down to it, this book was an average historical romance for me. It wasn't bad, and it didn't necessarily do anything wrong. It also didn't hold my attention very well. Maybe if I had read the other two installments in the series before reading this one, it may have held out better for me. Petra's character was fine, but I think I may have read too many Women's Sufferage Movement books recently, for this one to catch and keep my attention. She was a young gi 3.5 stars, rounded up. So, when it comes down to it, this book was an average historical romance for me. It wasn't bad, and it didn't necessarily do anything wrong. It also didn't hold my attention very well. Maybe if I had read the other two installments in the series before reading this one, it may have held out better for me. Petra's character was fine, but I think I may have read too many Women's Sufferage Movement books recently, for this one to catch and keep my attention. She was a young girl who took an older boy's flirtations seriously, and STILL FEELS JILTED 10 YEARS LATER!! Makes her a little hard to love from the get go, considering that she should know how to really feel about it by now. Our hero, Guy, on the other hand, isn't really that interesting of a male lead for me. He didn't bring too much to the table as far as making him interesting. He is just average to me. I did like that he was so besotted with the heroine, but that's about it. And the plot of this one is one that I have seen a lot. Considering the time in which it took place, using a woman's beauty to seduce someone in parliment just feels a bit off. Their on page chemistry was nice, but again, I wasn't invested in the characters. I would try another Jane Feather. This one just fell flat for me.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Candy Briggs

    Petra Rutherford was a suffragette, intelligent, and kind. She was meeting her brother for tea, at Parliament, on the terrace. Her brother, Jonathan had invited someone to join them. Guy Granville, Baron Ashton, He tried to make conversation and she was surprised. They had met ten years ago, she was fourteen and he was twenty-four. He had flirted, smiled, and seemed generally to enjoy her, and then the next day he was gone. She was so embarrassed, hurt, and stunned. Guy Granville, was in the Hou Petra Rutherford was a suffragette, intelligent, and kind. She was meeting her brother for tea, at Parliament, on the terrace. Her brother, Jonathan had invited someone to join them. Guy Granville, Baron Ashton, He tried to make conversation and she was surprised. They had met ten years ago, she was fourteen and he was twenty-four. He had flirted, smiled, and seemed generally to enjoy her, and then the next day he was gone. She was so embarrassed, hurt, and stunned. Guy Granville, was in the House of Lords, Jonathan, her brother was a junior member of The commons. Guy acted more like her father than a husband. He was very set in some ways but he seemed to look on her as if she was a breath of Spring. I think he tried to consider her even though she couldn't see it. When she was 14 I believe, she was too young for a man of twenty-four. How could she understand what the whole adult thing meant. how could she act adult when she was still a child. When they met ten years later, she knew about the adult world and how to maneuver her way around. I enjoyed the book and I recommend it highly. I received this ARC from Net Galley and voluntarily reviewed it.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    I had a hard time getting through this book. It just stifled me. Petra was a good character but for the most part I couldn't like Guy. He just couldn't make up his.mind whether he wanted to be the hero or the villain. Still I gave the book 3 stars. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley and I have left this review voluntarily. I had a hard time getting through this book. It just stifled me. Petra was a good character but for the most part I couldn't like Guy. He just couldn't make up his.mind whether he wanted to be the hero or the villain. Still I gave the book 3 stars. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley and I have left this review voluntarily.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brandy

    Jane Feather's book can be hit or miss for me. There are several I like a great deal, while others I can barely get through the first few chapters. If I had not been reading it to review, Ravish me with Rubies would have gone in the latter pile. There are several troubling things about the book that kill any romance in it for me. The two main characters meet when Petra is fourteen, and Guy is twentyfour. While age gaps are common, this was a bit much. There is very little chemistry between the t Jane Feather's book can be hit or miss for me. There are several I like a great deal, while others I can barely get through the first few chapters. If I had not been reading it to review, Ravish me with Rubies would have gone in the latter pile. There are several troubling things about the book that kill any romance in it for me. The two main characters meet when Petra is fourteen, and Guy is twentyfour. While age gaps are common, this was a bit much. There is very little chemistry between the two main characters. Any conflict between them is resolved in a moment, or never resolved at all. Petra often blames herself for any conflicts, whereas Guy is seldom held to account for anything. Also, Guy is a huge jerk. A huge, huge, honking jerk. A jerk even by the standards of the most annoying, insufferable romance novel alpha male you've ever read. I occasionally find the male love interests irritating. I'm pretty sure this is one of the few romance novels where I was actively rooting for the leading lady to dump her love interest. The book is quite long, and I was kind of hoping Guy was actually the antagonist. Guy is condescending, selfish, and rarely, if ever, actually looks after or takes care of Petra. He makes light of her feelings, and disregards or disapproves of most of her interests and passions. Guy repeatedly also ends up angry at her and often his goal seems to cut her down to size. At the same time he expects her to treat him well no matter what he says or does. This is also a book in which nothing much happens. Despite being a book with a suffragette, there are few scenes about this movement. Despite being a romance, the heroine is never really swept of her feet, and the hero never really seems to be in love with her. NetGalley provided this advance copy for me to review, and all opinions are my own.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Raine A

    If you want to read a romance book, with some drama, humor, a bit of action, perhaps a mystery or conflict to resolve -all set in a historical period that you learn a bit about- then move on. However, if you wish to read a fictional biography into the life of upper-class English society in the early 1900s, then this book is perfect. Jane feathers is always a hit or miss with me. She writes well and I don’t expect the same mold of characters or situations from her that one finds in most novels of If you want to read a romance book, with some drama, humor, a bit of action, perhaps a mystery or conflict to resolve -all set in a historical period that you learn a bit about- then move on. However, if you wish to read a fictional biography into the life of upper-class English society in the early 1900s, then this book is perfect. Jane feathers is always a hit or miss with me. She writes well and I don’t expect the same mold of characters or situations from her that one finds in most novels of this genre. Therefore, I was expecting something to happen in this book. Sadly, there was nothing. The story starts with Petra the heroine encountering the hero, Guy, at a luncheon with her brother. We learn that he was flirtatious and attentive with her ten years ago one summer, when she was 14 years old and then abruptly left her to attend other house parties in Europe. And she has disliked him ever since. Ok, right, childish reason for a ten-year grudge but we need some conflict and perhaps she’s that sensitive a character, so I read on. She even tells her friends that she will encourage his attentions and then drop him as he broke her heart in revenge. Though that plan doesn’t work out- because she does nothing about it. They meet, they kiss, they have sex and then start an affair. And why should she? Over their earliest meetings she confronts him about the past, (nice. No hidden misunderstandings later to wish they’d get out of the way) he apologizes immediately claiming youthful recklessness as an excuse ( well done to him) and they move on to get to know one another in between lunches, dinners and the odd dancing- but mostly while eating. He’s a wealthy, titled, handsome Edwardian man prominent in parliament and behaves like one. She’s the daughter of wealthy upper-class parents and lives a surprisingly unrestrictive independent life for a woman of her time. She’s 24 but still unmarried with no rush from her negligent parents to change her status. She is always out and about town with her friends eating at restaurants and cafes and taking walks with her male friends unchaperoned. Not to mention that she visits Guy at his house at all times of the day alone (?!) where they conduct their affair that spanned a few weeks- while the servants are still around- though never see her in his bed (!!)! How was she getting away with it? There were many such conflicting scenes. He won’t let her walk alone a few blocks to her house, but he doesn’t thinks twice about sleeping with an innocent. This is a book that starts with hinting that the heroine is heavily involved in the Women’s Suffrage movement. Yet there’s not much focus on it besides one incident that causes a minor conflict between the couple. Guy was opposed to it and Petra knew that from the beginning. Yet for a strong stubborn and forthright woman she was like an ostrich with her head in the sand. My biggest issue with the book was that nothing happened. I cannot recommend it as it was boring. They get married and their life is quite normal. Only when Petra attends one controversial meeting that she and Guy have a fight, but they talk that through between themselves as well within a week. There’s an ex-mistress that is catty and annoying but, on that note, too there is no issue. Guy is emphatic she is out of his life, Petra can hold her own with her and even helps her out in the end over a silly beach incident.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Good book. When Petra meets Guy Granville again, she remembers how he broke her fourteen-year-old heart and decides to give him a taste of his own medicine. She's ten years older now and confident that she can resist his well-known charm. The grown-up Petra intrigues Guy, and he quickly forgets his usual love them and leave them attitude. I enjoyed the development of the relationship between Petra and Guy. They met when she was fourteen, and he was twenty-four and spent a great deal of time toget Good book. When Petra meets Guy Granville again, she remembers how he broke her fourteen-year-old heart and decides to give him a taste of his own medicine. She's ten years older now and confident that she can resist his well-known charm. The grown-up Petra intrigues Guy, and he quickly forgets his usual love them and leave them attitude. I enjoyed the development of the relationship between Petra and Guy. They met when she was fourteen, and he was twenty-four and spent a great deal of time together. (Okay, yes, the age difference at that point is perhaps a little questionable.) Even then, Petra was different from other girls, and Guy enjoyed her company. Petra's schoolgirl heart fell hard for him, and she was devastated when he left without a word. Their first meeting ten years later was a bit awkward. Petra was quite cool to him, while Guy was thoroughly entranced. Petra comes up with a plan to get even by drawing him in and then dumping him the way he did to her. She didn't count on her old feelings coming back even stronger. The sparks between Guy and Petra were intense, and not just the sparks of attraction. Both of them are strong-willed and clash frequently. Guy tends to be high-handed, taking control of situations without considering other's feelings. Petra, who is protective of her friends and family, has no trouble calling him out when he does so. She also has to work hard to keep him from running over her wishes when they are together. This sets up some interesting confrontations. It isn't long before Petra gives up her plans for revenge and enjoys the time she spends with him. Guy also finds himself more entranced by her than he expected. With the time they spend together, the attraction between them soon burns out of control. I loved Guy's "aha" moment when he realized that he wants it all with Petra and impulsively proposes. However, neither Petra nor Guy quite realizes what marriage will require from them. Clashes begin immediately over wedding plans. Both Petra and Guy had good reasons for their wishes, and it took some effort for them to find a compromise. Fortunately, they do, and the wedding and honeymoon proceed on schedule and with rave reviews from both of them. But Petra and Guy stand on opposite sides of one significant issue - women's suffrage. Guy had no idea how deeply involved in the movement Petra is at first, and it comes as quite a shock when he finds out. I ached for Petra as she realized that, unlike her friends Diana and Fenella's husbands, hers does not support her views and work. I wanted to shake Guy over his attitude toward her thoughts. This sets up a devastating confrontation when her involvement in a suffrage event clashes with his position in the House of Lords. While I empathized somewhat with Guy, he could have handled things much better. Petra, too, was not entirely blameless. I liked the ending, as Guy discovered he could change given the right motivation, and Petra also learned the art of compromise. I liked seeing Diana and Fenella from the first two books and getting a glimpse of their happy marriages. I love the close friendship between the three women and how they support each other. I think the story would have benefitted from an epilogue, maybe a few years on, to see how all three couples have turned out.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Gabriela

    I had a few issues with this book. For starters, when reading the synopsis, one of the main subjects of the book is not even hinted at anywhere. I would have liked to know that the suffrage movement would be address in this book before going in; it would encourage a lot more people to read than to simply believe this is one more cliche historical romance. That being said, I was disappointed that everything happened so fast, and the main characters simply "forgot" everything about the other up unt I had a few issues with this book. For starters, when reading the synopsis, one of the main subjects of the book is not even hinted at anywhere. I would have liked to know that the suffrage movement would be address in this book before going in; it would encourage a lot more people to read than to simply believe this is one more cliche historical romance. That being said, I was disappointed that everything happened so fast, and the main characters simply "forgot" everything about the other up until the middle of the book, only to remember they have different opinions to become the conflict when they knew they had a different view on something and choose to ignore and marry anyway, like the other's believes would just disappear because they are now husband and wife. Another issue is that they meet when the heroine was 14 years old and the "hero" was 24 years old. They were together unchaperoned, kissed, and he leads her on. That is not the problem, but the age is. She was very young and it felt wrong. There was no need to include something that would not even matter for half of the book because the heroine just forgot she was angry at him for leading her on in the very begging. Also, the fact he likes to call her "girl" throughout the entire book like he wants her to be the girl he first met and not the woman she is. It is just creepy. To speak of the suffrage since the description doesn't, it is very present in the book and it is probably what I like the most about the book. And the fact the heroine does not back down from it since the "hero" doesn't support her is what marked her for me because her making excuses for the guy was not.

  16. 5 out of 5

    MJ

    2.5 stars It's difficult to like a H who adamantly opposes women's right to vote. He's so against it that he's known for being an opponent to the suffragist movement and he's written articles about it. It's difficult to like an H who kissed the h and flirted with her when she was 14 and he was 24. Ew. What a weird history for this couple to share. He didn't think much of it but she was devastated when it didn't lead to anything more serious. It's difficult to like an H who tells his wife he pref 2.5 stars It's difficult to like a H who adamantly opposes women's right to vote. He's so against it that he's known for being an opponent to the suffragist movement and he's written articles about it. It's difficult to like an H who kissed the h and flirted with her when she was 14 and he was 24. Ew. What a weird history for this couple to share. He didn't think much of it but she was devastated when it didn't lead to anything more serious. It's difficult to like an H who tells his wife he prefers her sexy shape with a corset even after she's explained its negative effect on internal organs. It's difficult to like an H who is a bad boi who does what he wants outside of society and at the same time is so worried about what others think of his wife and therefore of him and his blasted name. Besides that, this book featured the most underwhelming "losing her v-card" sex scene I've ever read. It was so boring and bland I had to go back and re-read it to confirm that they had sex, she was a virgin, and now he's leaving the library. The sex scenes got a litter better later in the book but this v-card scene was a 2/10. And for someone so concerned about reputation, this bad boi sure did boink this innocent ingenue all over the place, all over town.... The book was bland except the parts where I hated the H for being a traditional, controlling man. There were many times when he was nice and kind but then the bad parts would sneak up on you.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Marti

    Ravish Me with Rubies by Jane Feather is the third book in her The London Jewels Trilogy. We are brought into a place with famous jewels, beautiful dresses and a world removed from our own. The book highlights some of the issues around the suffragist movement and how women were seen. Petra Rutherford is a woman trying to live an independent life. She is part of the suffragist movement and is willing to help her brother move forward in his political career. So when he asked her for help, she was Ravish Me with Rubies by Jane Feather is the third book in her The London Jewels Trilogy. We are brought into a place with famous jewels, beautiful dresses and a world removed from our own. The book highlights some of the issues around the suffragist movement and how women were seen. Petra Rutherford is a woman trying to live an independent life. She is part of the suffragist movement and is willing to help her brother move forward in his political career. So when he asked her for help, she was stunned when the help was the young man who she fell in love with when she was but 14. Guy Granville is surprised at how Petra seems to be interested in him as he is not interested in marriage with anyone and Petra is as prickly as they come. I have always enjoyed Jane Feather books, but this series was not one of my favorites. This particular novel was just okay. However, knowing my love for reading historical romance, I will still keep Jane Feather in my to be read author’s list and hope her future books become more than okay. Ravish Me with Rubies by Jane Feather was an okay read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Judith Miguel

    I like this author and I liked almost everything about this book. Petra Rutherford fancied herself in love with Baron Granville of Ashton when she was 14 years old. Now her brother's political ambitions place her before him once more, and she's determined to put this rake, who broke her heart, in his place. Guy Granville is disarmed by Petra's bold personality and soon find himself in love and entertaining thoughts of marriage. Now, if only the fiery Petra would stop sparring with him long enough I like this author and I liked almost everything about this book. Petra Rutherford fancied herself in love with Baron Granville of Ashton when she was 14 years old. Now her brother's political ambitions place her before him once more, and she's determined to put this rake, who broke her heart, in his place. Guy Granville is disarmed by Petra's bold personality and soon find himself in love and entertaining thoughts of marriage. Now, if only the fiery Petra would stop sparring with him long enough to surrender to him completely--and allow him to convince her that his riches, his rubies, and his heart belong with her... I think is really interesting the way the right of women to vote is approached. I also enjoy reading about cars and more comfortable clothes in a modern era that we usually see in HR. There are great dialogs, her friends are funny and smart, and there are sexy times. The only thing I didn´t feel comfortable about was how young Petra was when Guy almost seduced her the first time. She seemed too young even for that period of time. But mostly is an interesting book, easy to read and enjoyable.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alyssia

    Ravish Me with Rubies was the least favourite of the three regency romance that I've recently read. My pet hate is that it didn't give the time period that it's set in. I managed to figure out it was set about a decade pre-Downton Abbey era but I should not have had to look for clues. The novel was not memorable. Petra was a so-so heroine but there wasn't any chemistry. I don't see why she wanted Guy, their ideologies were worlds apart and she believed he wronged her when she was a girl. Guy was Ravish Me with Rubies was the least favourite of the three regency romance that I've recently read. My pet hate is that it didn't give the time period that it's set in. I managed to figure out it was set about a decade pre-Downton Abbey era but I should not have had to look for clues. The novel was not memorable. Petra was a so-so heroine but there wasn't any chemistry. I don't see why she wanted Guy, their ideologies were worlds apart and she believed he wronged her when she was a girl. Guy was a terrible hero. He was domineering with no redeeming characteristics. He was very much a 'my way or the highway' type of guy. He showed no vulnerability and I felt no empathy for him whatsoever. Ravish Me with Rubies was a forgettable novel, the only thing I'll remember about it over the next few weeks is that it made we want to re-watch Downton Abbey from beginning. Many thanks to the publisher who provided an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Brown

    Petra Rutherford fell in love with Baron Guy Granville of Ashton at the age of fourteen. Guy was twenty-four and paid her a little of attention and then left to travel. She was devastated when he left without a word. When her brother Jonathan asked her to tea to help him by meeting a lord, who can help get his bill passed, she is extremely surprised to come face to face with Guy Granville. Guy is totally out off by her hospitality and tries to make amends and he decides to peruse the beautiful y Petra Rutherford fell in love with Baron Guy Granville of Ashton at the age of fourteen. Guy was twenty-four and paid her a little of attention and then left to travel. She was devastated when he left without a word. When her brother Jonathan asked her to tea to help him by meeting a lord, who can help get his bill passed, she is extremely surprised to come face to face with Guy Granville. Guy is totally out off by her hospitality and tries to make amends and he decides to peruse the beautiful young woman she has become. What better revenge than to make Guy fall in love with her and then dump him as he did her. The game is on and what a delight it is to read for these two have explosive chemistry and passions. I love them together it was a fun and enjoyable read. I have voluntarily read and reviewed this excellent story.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    I loved the first book in this series, the second was okay but this book was just not to my liking. I was really hoping this would be a good story because I love enemies to lovers. The ages when they first met and he was wooing her was way of out of line I think even for the time period. I just could not get past that aspect of the story because it was brought up multiple times. I thought the premise would be her getting back at him but that never ever materialized. She fell for him and they got I loved the first book in this series, the second was okay but this book was just not to my liking. I was really hoping this would be a good story because I love enemies to lovers. The ages when they first met and he was wooing her was way of out of line I think even for the time period. I just could not get past that aspect of the story because it was brought up multiple times. I thought the premise would be her getting back at him but that never ever materialized. She fell for him and they got married. Nothing really happened with her and suffragette movement. Lots of talk and that was about it. He was a jerk and I normally love the guys in stories. Sorry, it was just boring. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jane Meganck

    If you enjoy interesting historical romance with good characters, then this is the book for you! The plot was interesting with fun characters who have an appetite for revenge, some women's rights conversation, and swoon-worthy romance. The characters had fun personalities that made them unique and fun to follow throughout the story. Guy and Petra made a cute couple and really complimented each other well. However, the beginning of their relationship was kinda creepy because she was only 14 and h If you enjoy interesting historical romance with good characters, then this is the book for you! The plot was interesting with fun characters who have an appetite for revenge, some women's rights conversation, and swoon-worthy romance. The characters had fun personalities that made them unique and fun to follow throughout the story. Guy and Petra made a cute couple and really complimented each other well. However, the beginning of their relationship was kinda creepy because she was only 14 and he was 24 and he was kinda courting her. I did enjoy, however, their relationship when she grew up. Their romance was steamy yet sweet and swoon-worthy. This book is placed later in history than what I usually read, yet I still enjoyed it and can't wait for more from this author!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Donna Sutay-Cooke

    I want to thank Goodreads for sending me an ARC of “Ravish Me With Rubies” as part of one of their giveaways with the understanding that I would read and provide unbiased feedback. Feather has created a fitting capstone for her trilogy with “Ravish Me With Rubies”. While she has continued with her trend of misalignment of communication types with this couple. There is more to Petra and Guy’s relationship than sexual attraction and they do have a level of respect for one another that allows them I want to thank Goodreads for sending me an ARC of “Ravish Me With Rubies” as part of one of their giveaways with the understanding that I would read and provide unbiased feedback. Feather has created a fitting capstone for her trilogy with “Ravish Me With Rubies”. While she has continued with her trend of misalignment of communication types with this couple. There is more to Petra and Guy’s relationship than sexual attraction and they do have a level of respect for one another that allows them to negotiate truces between themselves, even when they have different views and beliefs on subjects. Overall, this is probably the best book in the trilogy and a solid 3 star read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rosie Trzewik

    This is a story of Guy, member of Parliament and a bit of a traditionalist. He meets up 10 years later with Petra. She was a neighbor and someone he flirted with, but she was only 14 years old. Petra had a major crush on Guy and was heartbroken when he left with no warning 10 years ago. So now she plans to have her revenge. All grown up and active in the Women’s Rights Union. The two clash with political views, but as for the chemistry between them, that is a different story. Read on to see if an This is a story of Guy, member of Parliament and a bit of a traditionalist. He meets up 10 years later with Petra. She was a neighbor and someone he flirted with, but she was only 14 years old. Petra had a major crush on Guy and was heartbroken when he left with no warning 10 years ago. So now she plans to have her revenge. All grown up and active in the Women’s Rights Union. The two clash with political views, but as for the chemistry between them, that is a different story. Read on to see if and how it will work out. Fairly typical story line, nothing to surprising. Good read to past the time away.

  25. 4 out of 5

    MDM

    The third in the trio of books about boarding school best friends grown up, "Ravish Me” is Petra’s story as she re-encounters the love of her youth. Will he disappoint her again now that they are both grown, and set in their own ways? Although Petra and Guy enter their marriage believing they can change each other enough to reconcile their differences, it soon becomes apparent that they are both hard-headed and sure of the justice of their own opinions. It's fun to watch how they adapt and learn The third in the trio of books about boarding school best friends grown up, "Ravish Me” is Petra’s story as she re-encounters the love of her youth. Will he disappoint her again now that they are both grown, and set in their own ways? Although Petra and Guy enter their marriage believing they can change each other enough to reconcile their differences, it soon becomes apparent that they are both hard-headed and sure of the justice of their own opinions. It's fun to watch how they adapt and learn to respect each other . Since their passion for each other is hot and wild, they are highly motivated to figure out their relationship!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Angel Ortega

    I struggled with this book. The background of this story is around women's suffrage in England, which I found interesting to read. However the relationship between the to main characters didn't get to a lot of depth. The hero is 10 years older than the heroine, however sometimes his attitude makes it seem like he is twice her age. He seemed very 2 dimensional. I liked the heroine. You pretty much knew where she was going. Story was ok but I would have liked a little more depth to some of the cha I struggled with this book. The background of this story is around women's suffrage in England, which I found interesting to read. However the relationship between the to main characters didn't get to a lot of depth. The hero is 10 years older than the heroine, however sometimes his attitude makes it seem like he is twice her age. He seemed very 2 dimensional. I liked the heroine. You pretty much knew where she was going. Story was ok but I would have liked a little more depth to some of the characters. 2.5 out of 5 stars..

  27. 5 out of 5

    B.

    This isn’t one of my favorite Jeane Feather books. I think there was a more interesting book in there about a young woman involved in the suffrage movement who marries an aristocratic man who is on record ridiculing and opposing the movement. But it all got resolved so quickly that there just wasn’t the tensions that I thought would develop with that set up. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not r This isn’t one of my favorite Jeane Feather books. I think there was a more interesting book in there about a young woman involved in the suffrage movement who marries an aristocratic man who is on record ridiculing and opposing the movement. But it all got resolved so quickly that there just wasn’t the tensions that I thought would develop with that set up. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

    Petra Rutherford finds herself embraced in the arms of the man who broke her heart when she was fourteen. At twenty-four, Petra has a mind of her own and does not appreciate being told what to do. Guy, Lord Aston, suddenly finds his world turned upside down when the woman who stole his heart stands up for her convictions and will not back down. Maybe all it takes is compromise. Set in the early 1900's after the Boer War and during the Woman's Social And Political Union/Women's Suffrage. I volunt Petra Rutherford finds herself embraced in the arms of the man who broke her heart when she was fourteen. At twenty-four, Petra has a mind of her own and does not appreciate being told what to do. Guy, Lord Aston, suddenly finds his world turned upside down when the woman who stole his heart stands up for her convictions and will not back down. Maybe all it takes is compromise. Set in the early 1900's after the Boer War and during the Woman's Social And Political Union/Women's Suffrage. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa H

    A bit of revenge. I so wanted to be enthralled with this story. Unfortunately, the set up was a bit off putting. Petra was fourteen and Guy 24 when they became friends. Of course she had a crush on him and he was careless with her. Ten years later, she is a suffragette and wants to give Guy a taste of his own medicine, except she keeps falling for him at every turn. Then the whole mistress thing...Guy never stepped up, showed no growth or development and left me wanting more from his character.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ash

    It really pains me to say this because I usually adore Jane Feather's books, but I was quite disappointed with "Ravish Me With Rubies". The plot, the characters, it all just fell short. Petra and Guy could have been this amazing couple but I just felt like they fell into everything way to easily. Which made all the conflict between the two pointless. It was there one minute and the next they were living happily-ever-after. It really pains me to say this because I usually adore Jane Feather's books, but I was quite disappointed with "Ravish Me With Rubies". The plot, the characters, it all just fell short. Petra and Guy could have been this amazing couple but I just felt like they fell into everything way to easily. Which made all the conflict between the two pointless. It was there one minute and the next they were living happily-ever-after.

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