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The Rake's Proposal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    You Standard Regency Romance

    This book for me was unimpressive. It was a nice read, with only a few editing errors, but it contained the standard ridiculous melodrama tha so many authors feel necessary to put in their books. This causes the lead female character to be unbelievable - here she starts out as an intelligent, fully indepedent, self-assured woman of 24 who runs her late father's shipping company. She goes through a great deal of drama whilst looking for a husband, and suddenly, all that intelligence flies out the window. She realizes she's in love with her husband and then works hard to push him away. Even after he makes all this effort to make the marriage work, she is completely irrational. If she had been pregnant, that kind of irrationality could be easily explained by hormones, but in this case, it just makes her character annoying and unbelievable.

    This book does not deviate from the standard regency romance fare.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    In 1817 England, twenty-four years old Katherine Sutcliff does not want to marry as she prefers spending her time at the family shipyard than serving tea to suitors. However, she knows she has no choice but to find a spouse who will stay out of the way while she runs her late father¿s business, as his will demands that she marry or lose her inheritance. Her plan is simple: find some easy to control throwaway preferably smaller than her tall size and make him sign a legally binding prenuptial agreement. She turns to her brother Robert to find this paragon for her. However, instead she changes her mind and decides his best friend, rakish Benjamin Sinclair is perfect though he physically and emotionally does not fit her prototype. Since he wants no wife to interfere with his womanizing he is ideal except for one problem she wants him. Ben avoids Kate like she is a shrew until questionable incidents occur as someone tries to abduct the spirited female. Now Ben feels obligated as a matter of honor to keep kissable Kate safe though marrying her was not his plan. --- THE RAKE¿S PROPOSAL is an amusing regency romantic suspense thriller headlined by two likable protagonists who have successfully shunned marriage until now. Readers will enjoy the chick lit like asides from Kate and Ben that enable the audience to observe up front and personal their transformation to love. The intrigue not only plays a matchmaking role, but augments a fun historical that sub-genre fans will want to read. --- Harriet Klausner

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    Posted February 20, 2012

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