The Perfect Rake
Book 1, Merridew Series
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A phony engagement turns into real passion in this delightful Regency romance from award-winning author Anne Gracie.
Fate has lavished beauty on the Merridew sisters—that is, all save the eldest. But plain Prudence bears no grudge; she loves her four beautiful sisters infinitely. So when their abusive grandfather is laid up with an injury, she seizes the opportunity to concoct an ingenious plan that will allow all five of them to escape the clutches of their legal guardian. All it will take is a little matrimonial deception...
A renowned rake, Gideon, Lord Carradice, has a way of making ladies swoon. But when Prudence arrives at his doorstep and mistakes him for his cousin, the Duke, it is Gideon who’s infatuated. The delightful spitfire claims she and the Duke are engaged—although a taller tale was never told. In spite of the lies, Gideon is so taken with charming Prudence that he’s eager to join her game, especially if it will award him a stolen kiss or two. Now, Prudence’s plot is about to go terribly, albeit deliciously, awry...
the perfect rake
I've been reduced to re-reading all of Anne Gracie books. And while waiting for her next release! I have also read every other top author in this genre and can truly say that Anne Gracie still tops them all. "The Perfect Rake" proves this without doubt.
The perfect rake
Thoroughly enjoyed the story from start to finish. Laughs aplenty and very entertaining and engaging characters and storylines.
- Category: Historical
- Published: 05 July 2005
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Merridew Series