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The Rakess

The Rakess, May 2020
Society of Sirens #1
by Scarlett Peckham

Avon
400 pages
ISBN: 0062935615
EAN: 9780062935618
Kindle: B07VQ84RY8
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"The reformed rake trope gets turned on its head."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Rakess
Scarlett Peckham

Reviewed by Jessica Grogan
Posted April 10, 2020

Romance Historical

Seraphina Arden is a woman that does as she pleases regardless of what people think about her, regardless of the scandal it might cause. Adam Anderson is a quiet architect with two children and no desire for scandal of any kind in his life. Still, he finds himself drawn to Serphina and her proposal of spending one month in each other’s company.

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I love the idea of the female being the rake more than I liked Seraphina herself. I felt like she picked Adam and was attracted to him in the beginning simply because he was there and reluctant to take up with her. I dislike it when the hero of a romance novel only seems interested in the heroine because she doesn’t want anything to do with him, so it annoyed me that it came across as Sera only wanting Adam for the same reason.

I did like Adam because I love heroes that are quieter. And I love heroes that are in trade rather than just another lord. He seemed like a good guy that honestly probably could’ve done better than THE RAKESS he ended up with.

I liked Scarlett Packham’s writing style so I will most likely be checking out the next book in this series.

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SUMMARY

Meet the SOCIETY OF SIRENS—three radical, libertine ladies determined to weaponize their scandalous reputations to fight for justice and the love they deserve…

She’s a Rakess on a quest for women’s rights…

Seraphina Arden’s passions include equality, amorous affairs, and wild, wine-soaked nights. To raise funds for her cause, she’s set to publish explosive memoirs exposing the powerful man who ruined her. Her ideals are her purpose, her friends are her family, and her paramours are forbidden to linger in the morning.

He’s not looking for a summer lover…

Adam Anderson is a wholesome, handsome, widowed Scottish architect, with two young children, a business to protect, and an aversion to scandal. He could never, ever afford to fall for Seraphina. But her indecent proposal—one month, no strings, no future—proves too tempting for a man who strains to keep his passions buried with the losses of his past.

But one night changes everything...

What began as a fling soon forces them to confront painful secrets—and yearnings they thought they’d never have again. But when Seraphina discovers Adam’s future depends on the man she’s about to destroy, she must decide what to protecther desire for justice, or her heart.


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