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The Rake's Wicked Proposal (The Notorious St. Claires #2)

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Society knows Lucian St. Claire to be one of the wickedest rakes around. His heart is out of reach, but he can certainly charm a lady. Now the time has come for Lucian to produce an heir--so first he must choose a wife!Young, vivacious and high-spirited, Grace Hetherington is definitely not the kind of woman he's looking for. Yet there's something irresistible about her--a ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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Mar 27, 2012 Nicole rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Horrible writing. Every page had at least two or three exclamation marks. The characters must ALL be very excitable/shocked/angry.

I also found the story to have way too many holes. One minute she hates him and the next she loves him because she knows he's 'suffering' internally. And then the next minute she hates him again (when he has done nothing wrong).

Grace as a character is so annoying. I want to smack her. I know she is supposed to be young and all raised in the country so doesn't know th
Harlequin Historical
#2 of 4 in The Notorious St. Claires

Society rules strike again! This time snagging Lucian St. Claire. There was just something about Grace Hetherington that made him forget caution landing him in a betrothal with her, one she most deifnitely does not want! Grace only agrees to be his convenient wife because she figures if she can put the wedding off long enough, everyone will know that nothing happened.

Forced together to keep up appearances (to keep the gossips quiet) soon proves that th
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
3 e 1/2

"Grace gli posò i palmi sulle guance e lo fissò negli occhi. «Amo tutto di te, Lucian, con tutta me stessa; non mi importa di quali demoni infestino le tue notti.» Sorrise. «Non potrei neppure concepire di amare qualcun altro.»"

In generale, mi è piaciuto più del precedente della serie ma ricalca un po' gli stessi schemi: lui sempre molto arrogante, lei un po' bisbetica sempre pronta a bisticciare anche se alla fin fine non ottiene granché XD Mi è piaciuta la piccola parte "gialla" relativ
Aug 26, 2010 Ana rated it did not like it
– I truly struggled with scoring these two titles. They were so deliciously bad that I teetered back and forth between a 1 and the Keeper Shelf. In reading thousands of romances over the years, I’ve never read such laughable prose with the exception of The Italian’s Rags-to-Riches Wifeby Julia James. Both are Harlequin titles and the overuse of exclamation points just makes my internal editor shriek in pain. There are over 100 of the little beasties just waiting to pop out and steal your breath. ...more
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Sep 30, 2015 Monika Agarwal marked it as to-read
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Apr 07, 2015 Lee rated it liked it
Suffers from its brevity.
Feb 18, 2015 Sarah rated it did not like it
total fluff...
Nov 07, 2009 Kym rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed reading my first book by this author. I do however think they could have came together a little sooner. They off and on liked each other but never agreed to get along till the last 30 pages and then it all came together at once. So part of me felt like it took forever then when it happened I felt it was I would like to find out more about this family though so I will read the next one and one before it.
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Apr 23, 2012 Allison rated it it was ok
The ending seemed rushed as the main plot was overshadowed by the subplot.
THe ending felt extremely rushed. I prefer more balanced stories.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 11, 2015 01:09PM  
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I have written almost 200 romance novels in contemporary and Regency.

I am a USA Today Bestselling Author and recipient of the 2015 RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014 I received a Pioneer of Romance Award from Romantic Times in the US and in 2012 I was recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for my 'outstanding service to literature'.

I am very happily married to Peter with six sons, and live on the
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