The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Anne Grace writes with great wit and charm. She handles some serious issues in this book with a light touch. It gives pause to the way women were treated back then and how powerless they were. I thought the characters were beautifully drawn. I can get a bit bored if a book focuses too much on the conflict between the two main characters without a good storyline. This had a good plot, however, which kept me interested. I loved it that Prudence, the heroine of this book, wasn't a great beauty in anyone's eyes except her lover's. Rose-coloured glasses? Perhaps. But what Gracie did so well is show a rake's tender side as he falls in love and not just into lust, and becomes a far better man because of it.
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