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The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1) She Ran From A BruteFleeing Violent Tyranny, Prudence Merridew Escapes With Her Beautiful Younger Sisters To London One Of Them Must Marry And Fast To Act As Her Sisters Chaperone, Prudence Invents A Secret Engagement To A Reclusive DukeBut When The Duke Arrives Unexpectedly In London, She Needs His Help To Avert Disaster.into The Arms Of A RakeAristocratic Gideon, Handsome, Rakish And With A Strong Frivolous Streak, Casually Hijacks Prudence S Game, Awarding Himself A Stolen Kiss Or Three Along The Way Used To Managing Sisters And Elderly Men, Prudence Is Completely Out Of Her Depth With A Charming, Devious And Utterly Irresistible Rake And Her Plot Goes Terribly If Deliciously Awry

10 thoughts on “The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1)

  1. says:

    Egads Why have I not written of my love for this book It s amazing, one of my favorite historicals The hero is so into the heroine, it s wonderful Sometimes, it s nice to get a dissolute rake who gets hit over the head with love and has to convince the heroine he can be who she needs him to be Also, this book is just plain fun though it does also have a serious vein that runs through it.

  2. says:

    COME live with me and be my Love, And we will all the pleasures prove.There will I make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies, 10A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroider d all with leaves of myrtle.If these delights thy mind may move, Then live with me and be my Love.THE PERFECT RAKEwas a beautiful love story that revolved around Prudence Merridew and Aristocratic Gideon romancing under the light of the glossy ballroom of London s ton The story starts out with young prudence deciding to leave her childhood home with the rest of her sisters in hope of safeguarding her young sisters from their abusive uncle,her father brother who despised her mother for ruining the family linage before dying away.orphaned and abused pure, doesn t believe that love was something she would ever get, until she meets,our young,dashing and Aristocratic Lord Gideon,whose promised to win her heart and marry her , if that the last thing he s ever going to doher fiance be damned Initially when i started out, i expected the tale to follow in a very typical pattern that s usually the layed out plot for all rakish story..but boy wasn t in for a surprise.This the plot was hilarious. What if I shave he said I look much better when I m shaved My cousin will vouch for that do I not look almost handsome when I shave, Edward He didn t wait for the duke s reply but turned earnestly back to Prudence Do you think you could marry me if I shaved full of mayhem,drama and romance from its initial pages to its very romantic end I shan t mind if you don t, he agreed But I ll not let you go, Prudence Til not pester you, but know this I will wait until you choose to listen to your heart Pshaw It was a feeble effort She took a deep breath and tried again Humbug How can you presume to know my heart He smiled a slow, devastating smile You are my heart And you know it with strong ah mazing and hilarious leads AND secondary characters.., especially the Gideon rakish devil ,he stole my heart this book was an absolute delight to read,and defiantly a promising debut to the rest of the seriesRECOMMENDED To anybody in search of a fun yet absolutely entertaining historical read for the day.trust me this is one of those books you ll never regret picking up in the first place

  3. says:

    I loved this book It was funny and endearing at the same time I don t remember when was the last time I laughed so much with a book, and I blame Gideon for that He played the role of the charming rake to perfection but, wow, when he fell for his beloved Miss Imp , he really fell hard and fast I cheered out loud in my mind, that is with his final act of bravery and heroism.Prudence, Gideon s beloved Miss Imp , was a hoot too Her failed attempts at resisting his charms had me smiling throughout the whole book Her loyalty to her fianc Phillip seemed a little exaggerated at first, considering how young she was when she made her vow to him and how long had been since they were separated, but it was all explained when she revealed her secret to Gideon That was a very sad moment and I really hated Phillip for what he did, and the sentiment only got worse with his further actions Thankfully, Gideon was there to save the day and love Prudence as she deserved Some of the antics performed by Gideon and Prudence were almost silly and did not have any resemblance to reality, but I really didn t care because I was just having too much fun Kudos to the author for writing scenes and dialogues so entertaining that you find yourself immersed in her storytelling and forget everything else

  4. says:

    Who doesn t love a reformed rake in HR They are so charming and funny And, funny is my Achilles Heel My hubs should know You get me to laugh and I m helpless to your charms You would think that this weakness would make me like clowns But, you would be wrong Clowns are an abomination They are pure evil and should never be thought of as anything less than spawns of satan Holy shit Nightmares commencing now..Lord Carradice is a proper rake He is immune to the charms of women, until he meets Prudence She is a plain girl with beautiful sisters and was being held prisoner by an abusive grandparent until she made an escape to London When these two meet, it doesn t exactly go well at first It basically culminates with her beating the crap out of him with her purse I like this girl.But, she has inadvertently gotten herself into a fake betrothal with him, so she is stuck with him I can think of worse things This guy really cracks me up.When they are at a party where the hostess s daughter is playing the violin ..from the sounds emanating from her, she must be standing on a cat, and I don t approve of cruelty to animals or ears Whoever that girl s music master is, he should be hanged, drawn, and quartered preferably while she plays him a dirge on that thing Oh jeez, this guy would have ruined me within minutes of meeting him He s my kryptonite.But, Prudence is secretly engaged to a total asshole although she doesn t see it Yet , so she is determined not to let this rake get to her And, of course, this makes him want her He sees her as the most beautiful woman he has ever met He sees her sisters as plain, although they are beautiful He can t even wrap his head around the idea that others think she is plain I have to say that if the humor didn t get me, his vision of her did It was super adorable the way he found her so irresistible When he is talking to his cousin about Prudence and her sisters Cousin Prudence s sisters are all quite extraordinarily beautiful Gideon frowned Beautiful Are they Are you sure As lovely as Prudence The duke s jaw dropped much lovelier than Prudence Each one of her sisters, even little Grace would outshine Prudence in every respect Gideon stared at him in a moment s disbelief I might not have taken much notice of the other sisters, but I did spend upwards of half hour with young Grace, and though she s a nice little thing and quite pretty, she s not a patch on Prudence Edward observed him solemnly for a moment and then gave a large, satisfied sigh This, he said, promises to be vastly entertaining Now, that s a keeper A guy who always looks at you with beer goggles on This story was fun and amusing, but there were a few darker elements as well The grandfather was very horrible and there is an obvious rape that happened, but wasn t actually addressed Still, those dark things did not bring down the story at all I was still smiling through most of the book and got the warm fuzzies by the end.

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    4 stars Historical RomanceOh what a delightful, sweet treat this turned out to be Gideon, Lord Carradice is a devilishly charming, flirtatious, affable, seemingly carefree and superficial rake, but he harbors an underlying heart of gold, an innate caring, protective nature, and a hidden, deep yearning for love And all it takes to rumple his composed, raffish fa ade and reveal the truly sweet, adoring, and devoted man within is a feisty, spirited, redheaded, fiercely loyal, and nearly on the shelf spinster and sister, Prudence Merridew There are some sad parts because of the abuse Prudence and her sisters suffer at the violent hands of their grandfather and painful secrets in both Gideon s and Prue s pasts, but it s also filled with numerous funny, tender, and romantic moments.Overall, The Perfect Rake is a nearly perfect read with a sexy, lovable, to die for reformed rake hero and sweet, endearing romance that will leave you with a big, happy smile on your face It certainly did that for me

  6. says:

    This was lots of fun Anne Gracie has picked up the style of Georgette Heyer, added some sex and made it her own Gideon the Rake in the title is a wonderful character worthy of anything Miss Heyer could have written I still want to know how eyes can actually look limpid but it sounds marvelous I am a sucker for anything Regency and this one scored high I shall be reading of her books.

  7. says:

    This book went from an insanely hilarious beginning to a sadly ordinary middle, to end in a dramatic and satisfyingly bloodlusty climax So an above average read despite the story and the plotline leaving me just a bit dissatisfied.I won t go into details but I liked the book for two and a half reasons First, because I was tickled silly, lolling about holding my sides tickled silly The book finds its funny groove in the 3rd chapter and keeps shooting one sharp witticism after another .and I thought you would suit my purposes perfectly, being a famous hermit Are you really he interjected interestedly Am I what demanded Prudence, confused A famous hermit Not me, lack wit you she snapped Across Prudence s head, Sir Oswald waggled his eyebrows at Gideon in a man to man fashion Gideon, not knowing what else to do, waggled his back Do you think ladies eyebrows can communicate as well she asked No, they don t have sufficient thicketry, he said with authority Thicketry Yes, that is the official term Oh yes, the half point is for Great Uncle Oswald probably the father of modern herbalism with his penchant for secret concoctions and herbal teas dandelion, rhubarb, cowslip and what have you and those deadly purges She felt a sudden twinge in her stomach Great uncle Oswald s herbal purge making its presence felt She grimaced and rose hurriedly, wishing there was an equally effective herbal remedy against rakes.And the second solid reason is the H I can safely say I haven t encountered another like him ever before he s just perfect Sweet, kind, generous, gentle, caring, witty and so in love with the plain jane h He combines the best of alpha and beta qualities This book, by the way, has the best and worst examples of masculinity while there are two who resemble the kind of things one hopes to not step on while out dog walking, the other two the H and Great Uncle Oswald leave you with the warmest loveliest feeling ever The whole world, including her own sisters think her plain, but from the moment the H meets her, he has eyes for no other not even her celebrated beauties of sisters It was almost like a love potion spell effect on him or simply true love I shall wait for you until I am old and gray if I must But I ll have you in the end, my Prudence And you ll come to me with a whole heart, you ll see If you were mine, I d never leave you, Prudence I couldn t And so. When a rake falls, he falls so hard Solid 4 stars just for him And a 1 2 for Great uncle Oswald

  8. says:

    Amazing book I had to stop reading a few times from laughing so hard I couldn t help but feel sorry for Prudence as she dig her way deeper into her funny lies with Gideon right there beside her, to make the situation even worse and funnier Even with the dark undertones of abuse, the story never lets up from it s lightheartedness and humor, with Gideon always ready with a joke and Prudence having to hold her tongue from not laughing or blowing her cover The secondary characters are also a blast with Uncle Oswald and the sisters Great book and I ll picking up the rest of this great series for sure

  9. says:

    4.5 Stars I think this was better with the reread It is a lovely blend of funny, sweet and serious.Read for HRBC October 2018 BOTM selection.

  10. says:

    A Perfect Rake is perfectly fun and I was rooting for Pru and her sisters from the very start Even the meeting between Pru and Gideon was so funny She very much was trying to save him from a debacle of her making and he was having far too much fun just playing with her It was entertaining and I was thinking the entire book was going to be so much fun And it was at times but there is a lot of down time when nothing is really happening and so some of this book moved very slow for me.Gideon is completely fun An unapologetic rake who has a few scruples like no innocents and only will bed partners He is great at teasing and cajoling Pru who is full of rules and is so busy taking care of everyone else she has little time for her own desires Some of their banter was terribly fun though Do you think ladies eyebrows can communicate as well she asked No, they don t have sufficient thicketry, he said with authority Thicketry Yes, that is the official term Of course as soon as the infamous rake meets the damsel in distress it is an instant infatuation with her and he becomes pretty besotted rather quickly Still Gideon was the high point for me in the book The way he sees Pru is really something and I liked how he saw her past for what it was and didn t care about it a smidge.Pru has a lot to overcome, including and MIA fianc that wandered off to India without her That isn t going to stand in the way of Gideon though Pru is the prize and his eye is on her no doubt This is an easy read that could have been trimmed a little around the edges but had some nice characters and a fun strangers falsely engaged story.

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