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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • A Good Rake is Hard to Find
  • Manda Collins
  • English
  • 01 November 2019
  • 1250061067

About the Author: Manda Collins

Manda Collins spent her teen Rake is Epub Ú years wishing she d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity A Good ePUB í and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small Good Rake is ePUB ↠ liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research A native of coastal Alabama, Manda lives in the house her mother grew up in with two cats, sometimes a dog, sometimes her sister, and always lots of books.



10 thoughts on “A Good Rake is Hard to Find

  1. Lover of Romance Lover of Romance says:

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Miss Leonora Craven, is grieving over her twin s death and she will do whatever it takes to find the answers to the mystery of his death She knows that it wasn t an accident and there is one man who has the answersFrederick Isle On a burst of anger she bursts into his club and demands answers Freddy knows that one of his closest friends wouldn t be careless with his own life And he has been charged This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Miss Leonora Craven, is grieving over her twin s death and she will do whatever it takes to find the answers to the mystery of his death She knows that it wasn t an accident and there is one man who has the answersFrederick Isle On a burst of anger she bursts into his club and demands answers Freddy knows that one of his closest friends wouldn t be careless with his own life And he has been charged to find the answers, especially since the man they believe is probably responsible is his cousin Freddy is overwhelmed to be working with Nora once again She once broke off their engagement, and broke his heart and he ended up fleeing to Europe He has just returned and is on the hunt for the man that murdered his friend, but he will need to work with Nora and act the loving engaged couple in order to get the answers he needs What begins as a mystery turns into a passionate love affaire, one that reconnects these two who need love and a chance to begin again with each other But soon there isthan love at risk, their own lives are in peril if they make one mistake The Hero Lord Frederick Isle is the youngest son of the family And even though he is close to his family, he has always wanted to make his own way He and three other men formed a friendship and called themselves the Four Horsemen and they have been tight ever since despite how different each of them is Freddy has always been a bit of a wild card before he headed over to the continent Despite his roguish ways, he never strayed and could never understand why Nora broke off their engagement Freddy is the hero that surprises you At first I was thinking he is just an average English rake but boy he isn t He is loyal, protective, and committed to what he believes in When he loves, he loves fiercely and passionately We see how even after all these years, he still has a soft spot for the woman that broke his heart with no explanation We see how much he changes, and I loved his fighting spirit, and how he is so delicate in handling solving the murder of his friend He doesn t go in half cocked, but with careful precision, and I really admire a man that thinks with his head The Heroine Leonora Craven is a twin, and when her very opposite brother is murdered she will do anything to find out why and who really killed him Nora is what many would call a Bluestocking heroine Which I really adored seeing Nora is a writer and writes for magazines, and is quite popular Nora is quite driven in her cause for women to have equal rights Even though she is considered a radical many listen to her Leonora is the type of heroine you instantly admire and I really loved what a role she played in the story here She is driven and determined and is hiding a secret We don t really know what that secret is until about halfway, but its understandable to see why she broke things off with Freddy, especially consider the time that this story takes place Leonora s character was quite unpredictable at times, and I never knew what she would do next Plot and Story Line A Good Rake Is Hard To Find was quite a fun and tantalizing read and boy I had a ball with this book There were two major factors that really kept me so in tune with this story The first was the plot with the murder mystery, and the second factor was the secret that Nora is hiding Now sometimes I really have an issue with the whole secret but this one was a whopper and I honestly didn t see it coming at first, and it totally blew me away This is where I got a real kick because I love it when a story tilts my axis and changes what I was expecting It definitely was a good twist to the story Now the romance was so achingly sweet and tender and there were times my heart just went out to these two because of what they both were struggling with Both Freddy and Nora love each other but have been kept apart by a secret Nora refuses to share, but boy Freddy shows his true colors when he learns the extent of what Nora has gone through Despite how much she has hurt him, he is so empathetic and understanding Now this is where the plot thickens and it really gets intense because their lives are in danger and must tread carefully And his cousin, what a villain From the beginning, you sense how evil he is, and literally he is on the edge to madness really with all the actions he takes for his club And there is a moment toward the end that shocked me to the core, because there are some side characters that work with Freddy and Nora, and you sense how much they need the truth to come out so that those caught in this dangerous web can be free My emotions definitely ended up getting caught up in this story Well worth the read especially if you are a Manda Collins fan The Cover DELICIOUS Need I sayI love the casual yet confident pose and look at those abs.LOVE EM Overall View A Good Rake Is Hard To Find was a mind blowing romance that swept me off my feet from the very beginning There is a sensuality and dangerous feel to it that keeps you coming back forStimulating and full of thrills and passion Lords Of AnarchyA Good Rake Is Hard To Find 1Good Earl Gone Bad 2Good Dukes Wear Black 3

  2. Denise Denise says:

    I picked this book out for one reason, the ridiculous title, and boy did this deliver This is a story about a biker gang curricle driving club called Sons Lords of Anarchy who get up to all sorts of nefarious biker gang curricle driving club crimes and murder people and stuff I m not joking, this is straight up a regency biker gang romance starting off a SERIES of this , so buckle the fuck up, oh wait you can t, seat belts haven t been invented yet This is is one cracked out series theme I picked this book out for one reason, the ridiculous title, and boy did this deliver This is a story about a biker gang curricle driving club called Sons Lords of Anarchy who get up to all sorts of nefarious biker gang curricle driving club crimes and murder people and stuff I m not joking, this is straight up a regency biker gang romance starting off a SERIES of this , so buckle the fuck up, oh wait you can t, seat belts haven t been invented yet This is is one cracked out series theme and either you re going to be down to clown on it or you re not Fortunately I was in a mood that made me receptive to such ideas when I read this, and therefore I enjoyed the story.However, the book has some clumsy parts to it,than I d expect from an experienced writer Opening the book with a first person narrative of a violent death to set up the mystery had some pretty weird flow into the rest of the book, which after the intro returns to well rutted territory with a bog standard he thinks she thinks shifting POV between our romantic leads The romantic leads have a Backstory, and thus we must have lots of Exposition to inform us of this, but it s always so Clearly Exposition it grates The story seems a bit paint by numbers to me, like the writer outlined the whole series in one go and is writing off of it.The second thing I didn t like is the treatment of female infertility in the story, which I found pretty insensitive The female lead, for reasons I shall not explain for spoilers, is infertile, and therefore has decided to nobly never marry the man she loves because she would deny him of children So a lot of the story is repeating exchange of Oh how sad that I can t marry you Why Because secrets What secrets If only I could tell you This goes on until the end of the book view spoiler when The Secret Comes Out and then the male lead naturally proclaims his unchanged love for her and that he doesn t care she can t have babies I found the lack of exploration of the male lead s feelings on not having children pretty rude to the masculine population in general, is the poor man allowed no feelings on infertility other than indifference in the face of Such Love as Theirs Although of course male leads are not normally allowed many feelings other than Passion and Devotion, but I feel if you re going to use a plot point that is an emotional reality to a lot of folks in the modern world, you have a duty to give a shit There s also some plausible denial of her infertility which is what really gave me a frown, the author left it pretty open to her conceiving presumably in later books , but if you re going to write an infertile character have some spine about it, don t leave it open so she can have a happy baby family in the background of book 2 hide spoiler But let s put our social consciousness aside, because it s still a regency biker gang romance series with a Mae West inspired title If you re looking for a light historical romance book, with the sort of cover to make even the most shameless library user queue up for the self checkout, here s your mindcandy.I received an Advance Reader s Copy of this book on Netgalley

  3. Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog) Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog) says:

    2.5 StarsSomeone has murdered Miss Leonora Craven s brother, and she knows just who to blame the Lords of Anarchy The Lords of Anarchy may just be a driving club, but Nora believes there may begoing on in the club than meets the eye To find out who killed her brother and bring him to justice though Nora needs help, help in the form of her brother s best friend and her ex fianc e, Lord Frederick Lisle Although she called off the betrothal it becomes clearer as the investigation goes 2.5 StarsSomeone has murdered Miss Leonora Craven s brother, and she knows just who to blame the Lords of Anarchy The Lords of Anarchy may just be a driving club, but Nora believes there may begoing on in the club than meets the eye To find out who killed her brother and bring him to justice though Nora needs help, help in the form of her brother s best friend and her ex fianc e, Lord Frederick Lisle Although she called off the betrothal it becomes clearer as the investigation goes on and the danger increases that her feelings towards Freddy haven t changed, but Nora has a shameful secret of her own, one that means that marriage to the man she loves is out of the question.My world was not rocked, there wasn t even a slight tremble, unfortunately I found myself disappointed with A Good Rake is Hard to Find I was hoping for an exciting tale full of intrigue and lots of sparks as Nora and Freddie both investigate a murder and rekindle their romance, that however, was not what I had.The danger and intrigue was a little lacklustre and as you know who dun It from the start, there wasn t even a mystery to unravel It also ended and resolved itself so quickly that if you blink you miss it Altogether, the excitement I was hoping for in this aspect of the book was missing.But, this is a romance, my prime reason for reading isn t for a spot of murder, however, Freddy and Nora were also a little lacklustre in that aspect as well Although they did make a nice couple, I failed to caught up in their chemistry or really feel that they were madly in love with one another It just felt very nice Nice and civilised.Although this book wasn t awful, I admit I did find it a little boring and probably isn t something I would ever recommend But, I do have hopes for the next book in the series Good Earl Gone Bad, which features Freddie and Nora s best friends, for whom sparks are already flying even if they are angry ones

  4. Janga Janga says:

    Marriages of convenience stories are common in romance, but in her first book in the Lords of Anarchy series, Manda Collins gives her readers a betrothal of convenience story Lord Frederick Lisle, a younger son of the Duke of Pemberton, and poet Miss Leonora Craven are betrothed for the second time Nora ended their first betrothal, leaving Freddy brokenhearted Now she needs his help in discovering what really happened the night her brother died Freddy shares her suspicions, and he had alread Marriages of convenience stories are common in romance, but in her first book in the Lords of Anarchy series, Manda Collins gives her readers a betrothal of convenience story Lord Frederick Lisle, a younger son of the Duke of Pemberton, and poet Miss Leonora Craven are betrothed for the second time Nora ended their first betrothal, leaving Freddy brokenhearted Now she needs his help in discovering what really happened the night her brother died Freddy shares her suspicions, and he had already determined to investigate the death of his friend Jonathan Craven before Nora showed up at his club with her demands Nora s plan to be involved in the investigation gives him an excuse to insist they present themselves as a couple She may think the betrothal is a sham, but there is nothing fake about Freddy s feelings for her or about the danger they both face as they work to discover the secrets of the Lords of Anarchy A Good Rake Is Hard to Find offers the perfect balance between mystery and romance that I have come to expect from Manda Collins I think it is this author s best book yet Freddy is a delight as a good rake What is it about heroes named Freddy Heyer, Gracie, and now Collins have created heroes to adore with this name And I love Nora s independence and the fact that she is a poet who accepts payment for her work regardless of the eyebrows such action raises The villain is appropriately vile and his deserts appropriately just Evil proves to be a hydra headed beast, and I can t wait for the next book in this series

  5. Ezinwanyi Ezinwanyi says:

    This book featured the unconventional Miss Leonora Nora Craven, who was trying to find out what happened to her twin brother She asked or rather demanded assistance for her former fianc Lord Frederick Freddy Lisle, who was also her deceased brother s best friend Freddy saw this as an opportunity to avenge his friend as well as regain Nora s affection, so he agreed Thus began the journey to a second chance at love.This is my first book by this author so I wondered if this series is a spin This book featured the unconventional Miss Leonora Nora Craven, who was trying to find out what happened to her twin brother She asked or rather demanded assistance for her former fianc Lord Frederick Freddy Lisle, who was also her deceased brother s best friend Freddy saw this as an opportunity to avenge his friend as well as regain Nora s affection, so he agreed Thus began the journey to a second chance at love.This is my first book by this author so I wondered if this series is a spin off Nevertheless, I enjoyed the bookthan I expected I usually try to avoid audiobooks narrated by Anne Flosnik because I don t usually enjoy her style This one was definitely an exception The story was really predictable, but smooth and engaging because the chemistry between Nora and Freddy carried the plot If you like heroine who don t follow the ton s rules for female behavior and heroes that aretolerant of strong willed females, you will enjoy this book Special Thanks to Tantor Audio for the review copy

  6. Kiltsandswords Kiltsandswords says:

    A Good Rake Is Hard To Find by Manda CollinsOverview byA DANGEROUS GAME Heartbroken by the loss of her brother, Miss Leonora Craven vows to uncover the truth about his accident, which seems to have been anything but Jonathan Craven was involved with the Lords of Anarchy, a notorious driving club, and Leonora can t help but suspect foul play But the only way she can infiltrate their reckless inner circle is to enlist the help of Jonny s closest ally, Lord Frederick Lisle If only he d A Good Rake Is Hard To Find by Manda CollinsOverview byA DANGEROUS GAME Heartbroken by the loss of her brother, Miss Leonora Craven vows to uncover the truth about his accident, which seems to have been anything but Jonathan Craven was involved with the Lords of Anarchy, a notorious driving club, and Leonora can t help but suspect foul play But the only way she can infiltrate their reckless inner circle is to enlist the help of Jonny s closest ally, Lord Frederick Lisle If only he didn t also happen to be the man who broke Leonora s heart AN UNDENIABLE DESIREFrederick isn t surprised to find gorgeous, headstrong Leonora playing detective, but he knows that the Lords of Anarchy mean business and he has no choice but to protect her A sham engagement to Leonora will allow Frederick to bring her into the club and along for the ride But it isn t long before pretending to be lovers leads to very real passion With everything to lose, is their tempestuous affair worth the risk A dangerous gang, a broken engagement, a deep secret and an unsolved murder The opening pages of this book had me confused at first I thought I was reading a contemporary novel, but then I realized it was about racing curricles Jonny dies in the opening of the book, so clearly he is not the hero of the book, but the majority of the book is solving his death.Jonny s sister, Leonora longs for justice for her brother She turns to her former fianc e, Freddy to get his help investigating his death She knows that his racing club, The Lords of Anarchy had something to do with his death Coincidentally, Freddy was just about to start an investigation of his own They join forces under the guise of another betrothal, albeit a fake one And so the story starts.Leonora was a compelling character A very strong woman who is a follower of Mary Wollstonecraft and believes in woman s rights Leonora is a prolific writer and poetess She has remained single in the five years since she broke off her engagement to Freddy Getting to know her was revealing asof her beliefs and fears became evident as the plot and danger increased around her Her love for Freddy never died and being in a sham relationship brings all the good memories back.Freddy was a disaster after the engagement ended and went to the continent to heal his wounds for five years Almost as soon as he returns he is accosted by his friends and Leonora to find out what happened to his good friend Jonny He accepts the challenge to lead the investigation Being close to Leonora haunts him He doesn t know the reason that she called off the engagement, but he still wants her Time has mellowed him and he isaccepting of her occupations.The Lords of Anarchy were a horrible club The racing was just one small aspect of their actions Street fighting and damaging punishment were the foundation of the group The wives were a part of the club s social gatherings and for a young unmarried woman, they are outrageously scandalous The leader Sir Gerry is Freddy s cousin, but a truly sinister man His depravity knows no boundaries He is a terrific villain however Smarmy, sneaking, insulting and preening, he embodies all the elements that make you despise him My stomach dropped each time he requested Freddy s presence or Leonora s attention.This book had a lot of action happening I really enjoyed the plot and finding out what happened to Jonny While it wasn t a surprise that he met his end at the hands of the Lords of Anarchy, it was a winding and twisted plot to figure out the situation The relationship between Freddy and Leonora was just as important as solving the murder Their reconciliation was woven into the plot The past hurts are addressed and Freddy uncovers the truth behind Leonora s decision to end things five years ago I enjoyed these two together They had a solid relationship and I really liked that Leonora was no simpering miss She had strong opinions and ideas and for the most part, Freddy supported her It doesn t hurt that they connected really well in the bed chamber too This book is out now Reviewed for www.kiltsandswords.com

  7. Jaclyn Jaclyn says:

    A Good Rake is Hard to Find kicks off a new series from one of my favourite historical romance authors, Manda Collins This new series is obviously inspired by Sons of Anarchy, since it revolves around a notorious curricle racing club, Lords of Anarchy Perhaps you might think this is a ridiculous set up, and I would agree, but only if you mean ridiculously awesome When Miss Lenora Craven s brother, Jonathan, dies in an accident while racing with the club, Lenora refuses to believe that her br A Good Rake is Hard to Find kicks off a new series from one of my favourite historical romance authors, Manda Collins This new series is obviously inspired by Sons of Anarchy, since it revolves around a notorious curricle racing club, Lords of Anarchy Perhaps you might think this is a ridiculous set up, and I would agree, but only if you mean ridiculously awesome When Miss Lenora Craven s brother, Jonathan, dies in an accident while racing with the club, Lenora refuses to believe that her brother didn t have help in arriving to his fatal accident If Lenora wants to infiltrate the club and discover the truth she s going to need help, unfortunately the man that she trusts to help her, Lord Frederick Lisle, is none other than her former fianc , who was none too pleased when she broke things off.Like Lenora, Frederick is unconvinced that Jonathan really met with an accident Frederick and his two friends were already planning on launching their own investigation when Lenora ask for his help At first, Frederick isn t pleased to work with Lenora she broke their engagement without ever giving him a reason, so she s not exactly his favourite person However, before too long, Frederick finds himself right back where he was, engaged to Lenora, but this time he has no intention of letting her end things, at least without telling him why.Like Collins previous trilogies, A Good Rake is Hard to Find combines both romance and intrigue And as usual, this combination works very well, even if readers are left with loose ends gotta read the next book, after all The mystery surrounding Jonathan s death is what brings Lenora and Frederick back together, but it s Lenora s secrets that pack the emotional impact that makes this one a strong romance Lenora has a very good reason for breaking off her previous engagement with Frederick and she is determined not to reveal that secret or to allow their new faux engagement to become a reality Frederick for his part has grown up over the years and after his initial anger fades, is determined to win Lenora s trust This romantic element was well done and it was nice to see a couple in a romance work through their problems with relatively this is a romance, after all little angst.My only complaint with this one is that the structure got me anticipating the next book in the series Collins introduces both the heroes and the heroines of the next two books in A Good Rake is Hard to Find, and the problem with these breadcrumbs is that it often has me looking forward to the next book at the expense of the book that I m already reading Not really a bad thing since it certainly means that I will most definitely be reading the next book although I would rather not have to wait for it A Good Rake is Hard to Find is a great installment in a new series Yes, the premise is a touch outrageous, but that s the kind of thing that I enjoy The romance was touching and the angst was minimal, making this one a good read for those looking forof a romantic suspense, historical style Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.Originally reviewed at The Book Adventures

  8. Laura Laura says:

    Read this review on Got Fiction book blogSo I m going to preface this review with the fact that I typically love Manda Collins, and that the concept of a Regency Motorcycle Driving Club is awesome and a totally untapped plot That being said, I had a really hard time with this one, so hard in fact I DNF d it But not because it s bad, or the writing suckedunfortunately this DNF is because of a huge, giant, enormous, Big Misunderstanding And to be honest, that wouldn t bother me enough to D Read this review on Got Fiction book blogSo I m going to preface this review with the fact that I typically love Manda Collins, and that the concept of a Regency Motorcycle Driving Club is awesome and a totally untapped plot That being said, I had a really hard time with this one, so hard in fact I DNF d it But not because it s bad, or the writing suckedunfortunately this DNF is because of a huge, giant, enormous, Big Misunderstanding And to be honest, that wouldn t bother me enough to DNF, except that the heroine straight up tells the hero she won t share She s not telling him Not at all.Quick overview heroine and hero were engaged, and it was a love match Heroine broke it off, telling him she d never marry Then she told her father her fiance was caught in a compromising position with another woman So to restate this, she breaks off the engagement, lies to her father about why, lies to the love of her life about why, and several years later, she still won t tell him why.So her brother is killed, and she storms the hero s club, demanding he help her discover who killed her brother She doesn t believe that he simply had a carriage accident And the leader of the Driving Club is the hero s cousin Therefore, her logic is solid the hero needs to help her.Well, he is still in love with her, and her brother was his friend, so he agrees to go undercover into the Driving Club, but he ll only do it if she goes with him But the catch is she has to pose as his fiancee This is where I started to get angry The next scene is them telling her father that they re back together And she lies to him.She still tells her father with the hero in the same room that he was caught in a compromising position with another woman And this is years and years later She s still lying He called her on it, and she finally admitted, very childishly, that Oh all right, it s not that, I just decided I m never going to marry What I had to skip ahead She keeps him out of the loop and refuses to tell him why she broke it off, even after they decide to go undercover together to find her brother s murderer.I m sorry, but I don t want to read about a selfish woman who is willing to keep something as important as that from him.I won t spoil what it is, because I truly think this book will appeal to many of you But the Big Secret is a big deal that she should have told him about and let him have his own say on.So, this pushed a couple of hot button issues I guess I didn t realize I had, but those issues might not be your issues, so I won t rate this one I ll leave you with this I will read the next in the series, Manda Collins is a great writer, and seriously a Regency Motorcycle Driving Club A fantastic idea ARC courtesy of St Martin s Press and the author

  9. Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* says:

    I really enjoyed Ms Collins s previous Ugly Ducklings and Wicked Widows series So I was looking forward to reading this first book in her new Lords of Anarchy series but, overall, I was disappointed.Frederick was honourable, patient and protective all the qualities I look for in a hero but he didn t seem to have that dynamic presence on the page Leonora was my sort of heroine unconventional a poet and a staunch proponent of women s rights , intelligent, bold and outspoken.I wanted to know abo I really enjoyed Ms Collins s previous Ugly Ducklings and Wicked Widows series So I was looking forward to reading this first book in her new Lords of Anarchy series but, overall, I was disappointed.Frederick was honourable, patient and protective all the qualities I look for in a hero but he didn t seem to have that dynamic presence on the page Leonora was my sort of heroine unconventional a poet and a staunch proponent of women s rights , intelligent, bold and outspoken.I wanted to know about their previous relationship How did they meet How long they were together What were their feelings for each other Leonora had decided she would never marry because of the shameful secret she carried so why did she agree to the engagement to Frederick, only to call it off In this instance, a flashback would certainly have been helpful in answering these questions I m not sure whether it was this lack of insight into their previous thoughts and feelings but the romance between them felt flat somehow I also found it hard to believe that a seasoned rake like Frederick would not have realised that Leonora wasn t a virgin when they made love.I am not giving away any spoilers because it was fairly obvious that Frederick s cousin and leader of the Lords of Anarchy, Sir Gerard Fincher, is responsible for Jonathan s death So, rather than a mystery, the main gist of the story was Frederick and Leonora working together to find the evidence to prove it There were some especially tense moments and Gerald was truly diabolical so I was disappointed that he never got the punishment he truly deserved.On apositive note, I did like Frederick s mother, the Duchess of Pemberton, who is very adept at handling three grown up sons I also liked Frederick s witty friend, Lord Mainwaring and Leonora s friend, Lady Hermione Upperton, whose skills with the reins are equal to any man s.My Verdict This book was disappointing but it won t deter me from reading Lord Mainwaring and Lady Hermione Upperton s story in the second book, GOOD EARL GONE BAD REVIEW RATING 3 5 STARS Lords of Anarchy series so far please click on the book cover fordetails6 October 2015I received a complimentary copy from the publisher St Martin s Press via NetGalley in return for an honest review

  10. Shauni Shauni says:

    Originally Reviewed For Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyA Good Rake is Hard to Find is book one in Manda Collins exciting new series, Lords of Anarchy and if the rest of the series lives up to the promise of this book, we are in for a wonderful ride Years ago, Lord Frederick Lisle and Miss Leonora Craven were in love with a promise of a wonderful future but much to Freddy s dismay Nora broke it off with him Leaving him rather desolate Nora has gone on to become an Ape Leader of th Originally Reviewed For Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyA Good Rake is Hard to Find is book one in Manda Collins exciting new series, Lords of Anarchy and if the rest of the series lives up to the promise of this book, we are in for a wonderful ride Years ago, Lord Frederick Lisle and Miss Leonora Craven were in love with a promise of a wonderful future but much to Freddy s dismay Nora broke it off with him Leaving him rather desolate Nora has gone on to become an Ape Leader of the ton, a strong woman with a strong sense of right and wrong but she s never married and never really said why she broke things off Her family has always blamed Freddy, poor Freddy because he has no clue But things have changed, her beloved brother, Freddy s lifelong best friend had died in a carriage accident An accident that occurred during a carriage race and under rather mysterious circumstances The only way for Nora to be able to investigate is on Freddy s arm, eye candy so to speak, as his fiance Something broke inside Lord Frederick Lisle when Nora broke off with him Not sure why she did, Freddy was something of a lost soul He has survived and managed to recover but never completely When his best friend dies in a carriage accident and Freddy is approached by the love of his life to help Freddy, has a plan No way is Nora going to get away this time. First step, convince her to portray his fiance as they investigate. second step, keep her for good this time This book had a few bumps and stumbles but it told a wonderful story about perseverance and true love About understanding just what love is and what you are willing to do for it Whether it be love for a brother, a friend or of the romantic kind Love grows and evolves, it expands and adapts and that is what Ms Collins teaches Freddy and Nora It was beautiful at some points The mystery of how Jonathon was killed threaded throughout this story and while sometimes overpowering, Ms Collins did make me wonder Ok, no she didn t I was convinced that there was a hidden villain, that there was something . I won t tell you if it s true or not. because you need to read and enjoy this book for yourself It was good, really good, not excellent but well worth your time that it takes to enjoy a delightful readShauniThis review is based on the ARC of A Good Rake is Hard to Find, provided by netgalley and is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2015

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