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To Catch a Rake
Sally Orr

No Good Rake Goes Unpunished

The Rake's Handbook #3
Sourcebooks Casablanca
February 2016
On Sale: February 2, 2016
Featuring: George Drexel; Meta Russell
352 pages
ISBN: 1492630039
EAN: 9781492630036
Kindle: B0169AK4GY
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Romance Historical

No Good Rake Goes Unpunished

When George Drexel used his vast experience with women to write and publish The Rake's Handbook: Including Field Guide, little did he realize the havoc it would cause. Now years later, the rumor of a second edition has London's naughtiest widows pounding on his door, begging to be included. But George has given up his roguish ways and wants nothing more than to be left alone with his architectural pursuits...until beautiful Meta Russell tempts him from his work and leaves him contemplating an altogether different sort of plan.

The handbook may be years out of print, but it still has the power to ruin lives. Desperate to save her sister-whose inclusion has left her jilted-Meta tracks down the rake responsible, only to find a man who steals her breath and leaves her reeling. Banding together to put things to rights, George and Meta find themselves drawn inexorably together...but can Meta truly trust her heart to a man who wrote the book on being a rake?

The Rake's Handbook


29 comments posted.

Re: To Catch a Rake

To sum up Ms. Orr's post, Rakes have to have that "Bad Boy,
Good Man" thing going for them. If they're solely bad,
uncaring, unfeeling, cads, bounders of the first water, then
they are unlikable. Rakes need to have redeeming qualities to
make them good heroes.
(Edward Washington 9:24pm February 16, 2016)

I've always liked a bad boy, they're just more fun, as well as much more interesting.
Barbara Elness 11:17pm February 16, 2016)

Rakes are good looking, arrogant bad boys. Much deep down,
they have a good heart, only revealed by a good woman.
Patricia Pinkston 10:33am February 17, 2016)

Rakes have a sense of humor and are fascinating.
Sharon Berger 11:37am February 17, 2016)

They should be a bit of a bad boy but with a soft heart. I also enjoy when they have a sense of humor mixed with a little sarcastic tone
Julie Parrish 5:55pm February 17, 2016)

A bad boy, with a heart of gold, is the best of both worlds!
Jan Capstick 6:07pm February 17, 2016)

I like the bad guy who turns good. Love the review.
Penney Wilfort 3:30am February 18, 2016)

When a Rake amazed realizes he himself has fallen in love.
Sandra Stipins 2:03pm February 18, 2016)

I like when a rake reforms due to the love of his lady
Melinda Marks 6:30pm February 18, 2016)

Favorite characteristics of a rake: charming, handsome, sexually talented at giving a woman pleasure, dedicated to their pursuit of pleasure

They can never resist a challenge. Love it when they are forced to change in order to gain the woman they've fallen in love with. They make the best husbands
Laurie Gommermann 9:40am February 19, 2016)

He's a bad boy until he discovers the woman of his dreams then he does whatever it takes to get her.
Joan Thrasher 12:26pm February 19, 2016)

I'm always into the rakes. But like others have mentioned, they have to
have a good heart and genuinely be a good person that made bad choices
in their past. Not just someone that is rude and uncaring, selfish or plain
Lily Shah 12:31pm February 19, 2016)

I freaking love your characters!!!!
Candy Voisine 2:51pm February 20, 2016)

Oh!!! And rakes are my absolute favorite! If it was the 1800's
I swear I would purposely get caught alone with a rake!!
Candy Voisine 2:53pm February 20, 2016)

A rake is a handsome man that can get into trouble but not in a serious way. They can be a bit spoiled but lovable! LOVE your books!!!!
Bonnie Capuano 4:22pm February 20, 2016)

A rake is a handsome man who could do "bad" so well.
Kai Wong 10:04pm February 20, 2016)

A rake can get into all kinds of trouble and still be adored.
Bonnie Capuano 2:43pm February 21, 2016)

I love a bad boy with style and that sums up a rake.
Carol Woodruff 7:15pm February 21, 2016)

They are just more interesting than the standard hero,
Susan Beamon 7:53pm February 21, 2016)

I love a heroine who will give a Rake a run for his money! Good Luck Everyone!
Therese Abdali 7:58pm February 21, 2016)

Rakes are so charming, confident, and intriguing.
Bonnie H 8:26pm February 21, 2016)

Lol, Old Q turned into that single uncle every tells you to
stay away from. I love how authors incorporate pieces of real
history into their work!
Martina Arguijo 9:34pm February 21, 2016)

They are a bad boy with a conscience , a tender heart and really want to really be loved..I would love to win ...
Karen Dieffenbaugher 12:08pm February 22, 2016)

Favorite characteristics of a rake: a sense of humor; the
ability to not take himself too seriously; a bit of
arrogance; and a heart ready to love the right lady.
Marguerite Guinn 12:34pm February 22, 2016)

I Love that he always has a soft spot and tender heart - no
matter how hard he tries to hide it!
Glenda Martillotti 8:16pm February 22, 2016)

Confidence, sense of humor, kind - that's a good rake!
Diane Sallans 9:12pm February 22, 2016)

Strong , loves his lady ,family and true to his friends.
Deb Pelletier 10:18pm February 22, 2016)

But... Takes these days never reform. So it
makes me wonder if the really ever did or is it
hopeful, positive thinking that makes us
happily read books about Rakes becoming our
Bonny Bordeleau 2:11am March 28, 2016)

Confidence and charm make a rake appealing.
Bonnie H 9:01pm March 29, 2016)

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