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A Beginner's Guide to Rakes

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A Beginner's Guide to Rakes is a delightful jocular second chance at love Regency romance

Lord Frederick Benchley gambled away a fortune. His creditors forced him and his Diane to flee London. After rustication for a few years, Frederick dies. Obsessed with never being impoverished again, the widow returns to London seeking the assistance of a former love...
Lord Frederick Benchley gambled away a fortune. His creditors forced him and his Diane to flee London. After rustication for a few years, Frederick dies. Obsessed with never being impoverished again, the widow returns to London seeking the assistance of a former lover Oliver Warren the Marquis. Her plan is to convert her mansion into an exclusive gentleman's gaming club.

After announcing her plan to a stunned aristocracy, Lady Diane blackmails the reluctant marquis into cooperating with her venture. He, on the other hand, believes he owes her for what he did to her. However, although she uses a secret to compel him to helping her, Oliver has a secret agenda to prove his love of his cherished bodacious partner.

A Beginner's Guide to Rakes is a delightful jocular second chance at love Regency romance starring two likable protagonists. Readers will admire the courageous heroine as she boldly goes where no Lady has gone before her and adore the lead male who matches her every step of the way. As the pair fuss and fight, they affirm what each knew deep in their heart that they loved one another. Suzanne Enoch provides a charming historical.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on October 2, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Just can't get into it!

I love Suzanne Enoch - but not loving this book - it is like pulling teeth to get through - totally don't like the heroine. I actually don't even think I finish the thing - have been trying to for the past few weeks and am thinking it is time to give up and move onto an...
I love Suzanne Enoch - but not loving this book - it is like pulling teeth to get through - totally don't like the heroine. I actually don't even think I finish the thing - have been trying to for the past few weeks and am thinking it is time to give up and move onto another book.

posted by Jenna_Conway on October 18, 2011

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Just can't get into it!

    I love Suzanne Enoch - but not loving this book - it is like pulling teeth to get through - totally don't like the heroine. I actually don't even think I finish the thing - have been trying to for the past few weeks and am thinking it is time to give up and move onto another book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Slow start, but ended stronger

    I love Suzanne Enoch, but I have found in some of her books the pacing is a little off. When I started reading "Beginner's Guide To Rakes" I didn't know if I would ever finish the book. After the first two chapters, I was bored. The pacing seemed off...I know the author was trying to establish a back story and intimate a history between Diane and Oliver, but the set up wasn't working for me. I took a break, and read a few other books, and then came back. With fresh eyes, I found myself caught up in the tale. The pacing still seemed a tad slow at times, but I found myself caring more and more for the main characters and discovered Ms. Enoch created a beautiful realm for her tale. The way Diane and Oliver dispatched their nemesis was a little hard to believe, but it still worked in some regards. Overall, I thought the book was enjoyable once I got into it. However, I don't think this is in my top three favorite books by Ms. Enoch.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    It's a fun read

    Not my favorite Enoch book, but fun to read. No dull spots, and a well matched hero and heroine. The gun shot and reaction to it stretched the boundaries of credibility, but the rest was entertaining.

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