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A Beginner's Guide To Rakes

A Beginner's Guide To Rakes, October 2011
Scandalous Bride #1
by Suzanne Enoch

St. Martin's Press
Featuring: Diane Benchley; Oliver
352 pages
ISBN: 0312534515
EAN: 9780312534516
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"When is a woman worth risking everything?"

Fresh Fiction Review

A Beginner's Guide To Rakes
Suzanne Enoch

Reviewed by Sherri Morris
Posted November 16, 2011


Very few things in the world could make Oliver Warren, the Marquis of Haybury, flinch. The return of the recently widowed Diane Benchley, also known as Lady Cameron seems to be one of them.

London is buzzing with news that Lady Cameron has returned to London, late in the night with a half dozen of the grandest black carriages. Will she remarry? What will she do with her late husband's fortune? Society is shocked when she announces, at the Duke and Duchess's Grand Ball, that she is planning to open an exclusive gentleman's gaming club in the old Adam House family mansion. No one is more stunned than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren.

Two Years ago in Vienna, just after the death of her husband, Diane and Oliver had a private indiscretion. The indiscretion left them both a bit rattled. Now Diane has threatened to reveal an ungentlemanly secret of Oliver's...unless he agrees to help her with the opening of her gentleman's gaming club. A notorious gambler, and known rake, Oliver is qualified to educate the young girls that Diane has employed at the club. This is the biggest risk Oliver has ever taken, only thing is that this time he has more to loose than money.

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO RAKES is a fun adventure of breaking the rules of society, doing what one must to survive, and following your heart. The main characters may be reunited over a business arrangement, but the passion of their past indiscretion builds sexual tension that could destroy everything. The reader will fall in love with Diane's determination and Oliver's desire. A wonderful read for any reader who enjoys a story of going against the grain of society.

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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.

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…

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