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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. May 25, Shawna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.
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!
View all 17 comments. Apr 20, Phrynne rated it really liked it. This was lots of fun. Anne Gracie has picked up the style of Georgette Heyer , added some sex and made it her own.
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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 more of her books. View 1 comment. 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. The book finds its funny groove in the 3rd chapter and keeps shooting one sharp witticism after another.
Gideon, not knowing what else to do, waggled his back. She grimaced and rose hurriedly, wishing there was an equally effective herbal remedy against rakes. And the second solid reason is the H! 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! I couldn't. View all 14 comments. May 11, Rane rated it it was amazing Recommended to Rane by: BJ Rose. 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 Amazing book! The secondary characters are also a blast with Uncle Oswald and the sisters. View all 11 comments. Feb 05, Joanna Loves Reading rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a lovely blend of funny, sweet and serious.
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 A Perfect Rake is perfectly fun and I was rooting for Pru and her sisters from the very start. 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. Still Gideon was the high point for me in the book.
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. View 2 comments. I'm not a huge fan of humorous HR, I much prefer more emotional angst, seriousness interspersed with bits of wit, and depth of feeling.
Not to say there wasn't emotion here, there was, but not the kind I love. I loved Gideon, seeing a notorious rake fall hard and fast is always a winner for me. Prudence was okay, not a memorable heroine exactly, maybe because she was of the humorous variety. There also seemed to be many exclamation marks as if everyone had something loud or exciting to say. Anyw I'm not a huge fan of humorous HR, I much prefer more emotional angst, seriousness interspersed with bits of wit, and depth of feeling.
Anyways, this is a well loved book so it's more my tastes that prevent me from rating it higher. View all 8 comments. Dec 31, Susanne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book was amazing! Amazing, amazing, amazing.
It was so good - straight to favs. This was the funniest, most heart-warming, romantic book I have read all year.
If you like historical romances this is a must-read. I can't believe I had this on my TBR-shelf for so long - but the better for me right now: The plot was wonderful.
Prudence is the eldest sister of five and takes care of her your sisters and try to protect them from their abusive guardian. When he falls down the stairs they escape to London and must marry soon - before their Grandpapa recovers. Their great uncle wants to marry of Prudence first, but she's already secretly betrothed to her childhood love who she hasn't seen for over four years. But since her sisters cannot enter society before she is wed she conjures a fake betrothal to a duke who never visits London - only he has just arrived.
Prudence tries to save the day but only tangles herself further when she mistakes Gideon for the duke, and it doesn't get any easier when they start to fall in love. This book was so funny without being silly.
Gideon was the sweetest, most protective, adorable rakish hero and following his confusion about falling in love with Prue was adorable. Prudence is so loyal, a protective motherly hen who does everything for others and really never put herself first.
All her sisters are beauties but she's the ugly duckling - only Gideon cannot see that. Why the devil does everyone keep saying she is plain? I cannot describe this amazing book. The character development and the plot was wonderful and I couldn't stop reading. I loved all characters except the evil ones and little sister Grace warmed my heart. View all 16 comments.
At first I thought I would be annoyed by Prudence's sisters. One of them was so overwhelmed by the prospect of escaping their grandfather and marrying that in an instant she forgot what their oldest sister did for them. Fortunately, that sister didn't play any important role in the book so it was good.
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Since it seems the second book is about her, I am not in a hurry to read it. I need to forget or at least dull her presence here. There is so much unexpected darkness in this book. Their grandfath At first I thought I would be annoyed by Prudence's sisters. Their grandfather is truly evil and horrible man.
He hates women. He beats his granddaughters because his son left him when he fell in love with their mother. The book starts with them trying to save their youngest sister, a ten-year-old, from a severe beating.
Only because she was trying to make something Egyptian-looking. Others get regular beatings for using their left hand or having red hair or whatever he thinks next. I was glad when they got away. The fun part starts when the two protagonists meet for the first time. One of the reasons I enjoyed this was that the only secrets they have between them are those they just haven't thought of discussing his family history and what happened when she was sixteen. I loved Gideon from the first moment.
He never acts a rake though. We are told he is one by others. There is nothing pathetic or forceful in his relentless pursuit or what she sees as his play. The hilarious fact is he doesn't see her sisters as more beautiful than her. I was getting annoyed by the constant emphasis how the sisters are beautiful but poor Prudence is not. When their grandfather's brother says that Prudence needs to be married first because the others would ruin her chances, Gideon thinks there must be something very wrong with them.
To be honest I didn't expect to like this book this much. Two sisters get their happy ending in this book.
I am not in a hurry to read about the third until I forget she was in this book. I did love the youngest. Feb 23, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: And when a rake finally falls, he falls forever. Oh, how I absolutely loved this book, every single part of it. All she wanted And when a rake finally falls, he falls forever.
The chemistry between Gideon and Prudence was intense, and I loved their romance. I know it—I, who used not to believe in such things. And you know it. Aug 25, Sharon rated it liked it Shelves: It got progressively better as it went on. The family was sweet and amusing to read, but dang they can be frustrating considering how Prudence literally did all the work.
Gideon was sweet. Spoilers be Solid. Angst level? Other things to note? Medium angst hide spoiler ] Tears-worthy? When Gideon calls on Prudence the next day even though he knows that he normally stays away.
When Prudence breaks off the engagement with the other guy. When Gideon saves Prudence from her grandpa. Explicit details on sex. Psycho-sick grandfather. Crude language. For those looking for a HR fix: After seeing her youngest sister, Grace, being beaten by her Grandfather Prudence knows they have to escape. Pulling off a massive deception they run to London to stay with their Great-Uncle and hope to find husbands so they can be forever out of the influence of their Grandfather.
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But Prudence tells one lie too many and manages to become betrothed to the charming rake Gideon, Lord Calladice. I think I 4.
I think I must be in the Plain Jane mood, this is the second book I have read like this, one sister completely different in looks from her blonde and slender sisters! But I love it. If anyone knows more of these kind of books, don't hesitate in letting me know! I think Gideon may be the perfect man. Here is a list of Why I Love Gideon: Despite Prue being the "plain" one he only sees her as beautiful and is truely bewildered when people say her sisters are the gorgeous ones, he just doesn't see it.
He falls in love with Prudence first and isn't afriad to admit it and pursue her. He is adorable with 10 year old Grace, the youngest Merridew sister and takes a good, and well deserved, kick in the shins from her without complaint. Did I mention he was hawt? I liked Prudence as well, although Gideon did kind of steal the show for me, what was good was that rather then the hero being the tortured one, she was, some truely terrible things had happened to her but she moves on and does her best for her sisters.
A fantastic read, which I am sure I will reread at some point. I definitely recommend it! Dec 20, Nadia rated it did not like it Shelves: The southest that ever southeted. Oct 08, Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: I read The Perfect Rake as part of an October challenge. The second part of this is surprising as Gracie is apparently Australian and usually I am at least aware of most published Australian writers.
Nor do I find the cover inspiring, so the odds of me reading it if flying solo were low. Hence I have my Goodreads group to thank for any enjoyment I achieved! The book started slowly. Gracie showed some details of the life Prudence and her four sisters were leading under their grandfather's roof. I suppose these scenes were necessary to display his abusive nature and Prudence's later desperation but, at times, I found them a little strange.
Thankfully the tone changed considerably once the hero, Gideon, was introduced. Prudence had managed to come up with a plan to flee their grandfather but it fell apart a little until she invented a fake finance.
In a very funny meet cute, Gideon decides to play the role, and he does so admirably. I liked the running joke of Gideon not noticing the beauty of the other sisters. If the book continued like this throughout, I would have rated it 5 out of 5.
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The tone changed again, however, around the halfway mark. She also introduced a couple more conflicts into the plot. It was the usual, he only bedded women who knew the score and wanted a frivolous bit of sex without the seriousness of a relationship and no one ever got hurt and blah blah blah.
I also think she fell into some sort of trap when she included the sex scene. Yes, perhaps that's the problem. I didn't mind the idea of a sex scene but it was to me ill timed and therefore, superfluous.
There were a few bright moments in the second half of the book. Most of the jokes surrounding the character of Phillip, for example, were a hoot.
She seems to have done quite a bit of research, in fact. And I think I will probably give the other books in the series a go. View all 4 comments. There are some darker moments, but they never overshadowed the lovely heart-warming feeling I had after I finished reading it. How could anyone love such a wicked, funny, foolish man? How could they not? Oh, Gideon is such a wonderful hero. Wickedly charming, amiable and flirtatious, he hides a vulnerable heart beneath his frivolous rakishness.
A lonely, sad, loveless childhood has made him determined to embrace a carefree lifestyle, determined to show the world that he cares for nothing and no-one. He sees love as a weakness but that changes the moment he meets a certain Prudence Merridew! I love how, when everyone else regards Prudence as plain, Gideon sees her as unique and beautiful. Is there something wrong with your eyes?
Those eyes, that smile, that hair— from top to toe, Prudence Merridew is a rare little gem! Prudence could have hugged him. Not since their parents had died had her sisters laughed and sung and giggled with such riotous glee. It is chilling to read the abuse that Prudence and her four sisters suffered at the hands of their grandfather, a bitter, hate-filled old man, and discovering the true extent of his cruelty towards Prudence is truly heart-rending.
Their plight seems more poignant knowing how different their lives had been before their parents died… filled with sunshine and laughter and love and happiness. It tugged at my heartstrings when Prudence promises them that one day their lives will once more be filled with sunshine, laughter, love and happiness. I love the scene where Gideon outmanoeuvres him with just wit alone. I loved the kind-hearted Great-uncle Oswald, such a contrast to his brother, and the forceful Aunt Gussie who makes short shrift of Otterbury.
In fact, Mr. Shoebridge shall show you the way out. I love the humour which runs throughout the story and acts as a counterpoint to the darker moments. He tried to look contrite. They are bold and easily led and have no sense of propriety. We can be formidable fellows when we try, you know. This review is also posted on my Rakes and Rascals Blog: View all 6 comments. Oct 21, Mariana rated it it was amazing Shelves: October BOTM https: The Perfect Rake is a story about 5 young girls sisters that suffer horriable physical and mental abuse at the hands of their grandpapa who has taken them in because their parents ar dead.
The Grandfather is very sadistic. To accomplish this Prudence had to lie more times than I can count as the story goes on. The Grand Uncle wont let the other sister come out until Prude The Perfect Rake is a story about 5 young girls sisters that suffer horriable physical and mental abuse at the hands of their grandpapa who has taken them in because their parents ar dead.
The Grand Uncle wont let the other sister come out until Prudence has found a husband because she is very plain looking and her sister s are beautiful. The very selfish sisters convenience her to lie once again. May problems with the book was Prudence has been engaged with a man name Phillip for 4 plus years he has taken her virtue barely write as he in living in Indian, an she also has to keep the betroth a secret.
A 12 year old can see the writing on the wall that hes just not that in to you!!! She defends him constantly and berates Lord Carridice and treats him very nasty because she has been told he is a rake and libertine, but he is the one who is always willing to help her with her lies and deception to keep her and her sisters safe from their grand papa.
So how can Prudence treat him so badly after all of her abuse and neglect she has received from Phiilip? It is obvious to the reader that Philip has got from her want he wants! Very depressing story it just doesn't work for me I don't understand authors who write romance novels and put all the child abuse and rape in the story.
That's not a romance story for me a bit to depressing I wont be downloading the other books in the series!!! Also their could have been a lot more sensual romance in the story to balance it out instead of the constant repeating of how Ugly Prudence was this was sad really!!! View all 5 comments. I understood you just fine! Feb 25, Or just enjoy the banter between Mr Rake and Ms Imp Apr 25, Juliana Philippa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oddly enough it is notoriously infamous rake, Gideon, Lord Carradice, who sees only a strong-minded spitfire with beautiful grey eyes and proves the saying that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
May 24, Caz rated it really liked it Shelves: So instead, I decided to pick up a book from my TBR pile that has been recommended to me various times and is regarded as one of those that every self-respecting historical romance reader should have read.
The five girls were left to his guardianship following the death of their parents, and he frequently beats and abuses them all. When the old man falls and breaks his leg chasing Prudence down the stairs, she decides, once and for all, that they must get away before one of them is killed. With their grandfather confined to bed, and with the help of the local doctor, Prudence concocts a scheme which sees them away to London to stay with their great-uncle Oswald. In a few weeks, Prue will be twenty-one, and the guardianship of her sisters will revert to her; and if one of them can marry quickly, the fortune left them by their parents will become available to them.
With her sisters being such beauties, Prudence is utterly convinced that they will attract the right sort of male attention, and so she has high hopes of their being able to escape their grandfather for good.
Their conversation here sets the tone for most of their interchanges throughout the book, which are frequently laugh-out-loud funny, often insightful and sometimes beautifully tender.
Prudence has become used to thinking of herself as the ugly-duckling of the family, yet she is not envious of her sisters or bitter, wanting only the best for them. She is equally smitten, but holds herself back; at first, she thinks his compliments are just the offhand flirtations of a hardened rake, and also feels bound by her betrothal to Philip. Armed with one in every of seven historical Blades, Malden used to be selected through destiny to behave as savior.
And now there's no preventing the barbarian hordes from invading and pillaging the dominion of Skrae. She was ready to spread her legs, hike up her skirt, and let him take her right there, the rough bark digging into her shoulder blades But a rare breeze rustled the tops of the trees and a few stray notes of music reached them across the distance.
Mitch and the band had started. The sounds brought her back, and her eyes flew open, meeting his clear gray eyes. With one last pull on her tongue, he drew away. She closed her eyes and her hips quickened with his.
Talley tossed back her head and let the warm burst of pleasure wash over her and through her. When it was over, she rested her head on his shoulder. Mace's hands spasmed on her waist, and he grunted as he spilled himself within her. When he was still, she removed her hand from the wall and wrapped both arms around him. God, he felt good in her arms, under her body.
Every inch of her touched him and she never wanted to let him go. I have to go. She ducked under his arm and ran all the way through the trees. She didn't look back. But Mace had been in a strange mood.Clowns are an abomination. But, she has inadvertently gotten herself into a fake betrothal with him, so she is stuck with him. Prudence embroils herself in all sorts of scrapes trying to explain the appearance of her family in London; they arrive at the home of their great uncle Oswald, the younger brother of their grandfather who is the antithesis of his brother, being kindly, loving and eccentric.
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