A Beginner's Guide to Rakes

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Macmillan, Oct 4, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A RISQUÉ BUSINESS

All of London is abuzz with the return of the utterly alluring, recently widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? What will she do with her late husband's fortune? Sociey is shocked by her announcement—at the Grand Ball, of all places!—that she plans to open an exclusive gentleman's gaming club in the family mansion. But no one is more stunned than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren.

AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
Years ago, Oliver and Diane shared a private indiscretion. Now Diane threatens to reveal Oliver's most ungentlemanly secrets...unless he agrees to help her. A notorious gambler—and rake—Oliver is overqualified to educate Diane in the ways and means of running her establishment. But striking a deal with Diane might just be the biggest risk Oliver has ever taken. This time, the only thing he has to lose is his heart...

"One of my very favorite authors."—Julia Quinn

 

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It took me three weeks to finish this book. I enjoy Suzanne Enoch, but I struggled with this story. And I absolutely detested the trick-the-bad-guy storyline at the end. I felt the guy was TSTL if he bought into their lies, plus he seemed a whiny pathetic bad guy. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
11
Chapter Three
23
Chapter Four
36
Chapter Five
53
Chapter Six
66
Chapter Seven
84
Chapter Eight
98
Chapter Twelve
163
Chapter Thirteen
179
Chapter Fourteen
197
Chapter Fifteen
214
Chapter Sixteen
232
Chapter Seventeen
251
Chapter Eighteen
271
Chapter Nineteen
289

Chapter Nine
112
Chapter Ten
129
Chapter Eleven
145
Chapter Twenty
305
Chapter Twentyone
320
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A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she loves books, with a special place in her heart for anything Star Wars. She has written thirty Regency novels and historical romances, which are regularly found on the New York Times bestseller list. When she is not busily working on her next book, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena, like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months.

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