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The Rakess

(Society of Sirens #1)

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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
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Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by Avon
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    Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

    “The Rakess” positives are far less than the negatives, leaving me torn on how I feel about the overall read. Starting off with the positive, I liked the strong sensual heroine Seraphina who wasn’t ashamed to showcased her attraction towards the architect, Adam, who did everything in his power to fight the urge to submit to her wild ways. It was a constant (and shall I say tiring?) back and forth between the two throughout the entire novel. I say about I was already done and over it, and
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    Leigh
    Oct 16, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Female rakes??? Rakess??? Isn't the female version of a rake some names that could be viewed in a negative or positive light depending on who you talk to. I was looking forward to this because of the beautiful cover and the fact I really enjoy the author's writing style however based on the blurb it's going to be just another one of those very liberal, modern feminist novels with a historical setting backdrop. I still want to give this a chance though. Maybe.
    Brigid
    Feb 04, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    about radical, libertine ladies—the first featuring a female rake—who weaponize their scandalous reputations to fight for justice and the love they deserve along the way

    You had me at female rake but my head exploded at the idea of female rakes fighting for justice. Oh look head stuff on the carpet.....

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    Jaime Arkin
    3.5 stars full review to come
    Dana
    I liked this book, really I did. I felt I could have liked it a lot more though. Let me break it down.

    I love, love, loved the feminist themes in this book. Peckham demonstrates numerous ways in which women were treated/mistreated at the time. It is interesting to think of how things have changed (and how they haven’t) and because of that I certainly think this book would be great for a book club read. A LOT of discussions could come out of it!

    So, why didn’t I love this book?

    It was the
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    nick

    I enjoyed the concept very much. Both Seraphina and Adam were great characters. I only had some issues with some of the words used during the sex scenes, but that's very much of a personal preference issue.
    b.andherbooks
    I am going to have a whole slew of content warnings for this romance, one of my most anticipated of 2020. You can find them behind the spoiler.

    CW: (view spoiler)
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    Zoe Wernick
    Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    OMG. This book. What a celebration. What a beautifully written, inspiring, fun, and fabulous feminist tale.

    Plot: 10/10
    Tropes flipped on their arses: 10/10
    Adam: 10/10
    Seraphina: 9/10 (Sometimes she was mean to Adam longer than I liked, so I docked her a point. BUT I GET IT! If the gender was flipped it'd be the same, but I'd also dock him the same. Her character/history warranted her hesitation and reactions, but it just made me a *bit* frustrated, enough to lower her a point).
    Steaminess: 10/10
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    Stephanie
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2020, arc, february
    Peckham excels at blending wonderfully steamy sex scenes with the beautiful vulnerability of falling in love, at the power and dedication of female friendship, of characters on the fringe of the society so often portrayed in historical romance. I loved every minute of this book, even if the title is terrible.
    arabia
    Feb 13, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    A book where it's the woman who's sexually promiscuous and the male is a madenly prude? Color me... both curious and intrigued.

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    Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    Scarlett Peckham fell in love with romance novels as a child, sneaking paperbacks from the stash in her grandmother's closet. By the time she came of age she had exhausted her library's supply and begun to dream of writing one of her own.

    Scarlett studied English at Columbia University and built a career in communications, but in her free hours always returned to her earliest obsession: those
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