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A Lady's Guide to Rakes (Featherton Sisters #3)

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ONCE A RAKE, ALWAYS A RAKE!

Gentle Reader, always remember that-and pray that I, Meredith Merriweather, heed my own warning. For I find myself caught in a scheme to prove that the notorious "former" scoundrel Lord Lansing, Alexander Lamont, is just as wicked as he always has been. To complete my cautionary guidebook, which will save young ladies from suffering at the hands
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Forever (first published 2005)
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Ana Maria
Jul 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Puede contener spoiler pero no me importa de lo mala que me pareció.

Si bien me ha arrancado una que otra risa al principio, este libro me resultó deplorable.
Las situaciones me parecen inverosímiles: la vigilancia de ella en globo aerostático, su investigación, la posterior "charla" con Alex en el globo, su noche de pasión tramada por las tías mediante el uso del licor, la escena del casamiento al final...

No sentí la menor "química" en la pareja: ella se enamora, no sé cómo, a pesar de su opini
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Hannah
Jun 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Cute story, with an attractive and likeable main couple. However, some elements of the novel are decidedly anacronistic; the behaviour and manner in which the characters address each other would have been extremely shocking in Regency England, to say the least. For example, there is absolutely no way Meredith and Alexander would have addressed each other by first name, nor would she have shortened it to "Alex", even if he had suggested it. Caskie seems to have lifted the plot for a contemporary ...more
MJ
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to MJ by: Ulimate reading list
Meridith Merriweather wants to save other girls her same fate. Two years ago she was taken advantage of by a Rake and was left at the alter. If it was not for her Greataunts standing in socoety she would have been ruined for trusting the wrong man. So she is writing a guide for all young ladies to help them avoid rakes. Enter Alexander Lamont, reformed rake. No longer taking advantage of young women but Merideth does not beleive it. Once a rake always a rake. Alexander is determined to marry Mer ...more
Sara ♥
Jul 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2009
From Amazon:

"A rake cruelly shattered Meredith Merriweather's dreams of romance. To ensure that no woman will ever be forced to suffer a similar fate, Meredith has been conducting "scientific experiments" on the ton's most notorious rakes with the intention of publishing a guidebook for young ladies. Meredith has one subject left before her work will be complete: Alexander Lamont, Lord Lansing. While rumor has it that the infamous charmer is now the picture of decorum, Meredith simply refuses to
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Mary Rose
Kathryn Caskie me ha sorprendido.
Una historia entretenida, divertida y bien llevada con unos personajes extrañables y, en parte, otros detestables - cofcofBethAugustinecofcof. Es una lastima que haya empezado esta trilogía de manera salteada pero eso es un detalle menor. Pero no dudo en descartar en leer otro libro de la autora.

P.D: Un detalle que no puedo pasar por alto y no por ello tuvo que ver con la puntuación final que le dí al libro (NO Y NO)... Me chirrió mucho parte de la traducción d
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Cherie
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book
I'm giving three stars because I continued to love Alexander throughout the entire story. He was consistent and charming. I can understand his attraction to Meredith. She was freshly guileless in a comedic way. What I didn't like was how convoluted the story became with the frugal but apparently wealthy suitor, Mr. Chillton, and the invidious friend, Beth. These characters worked their way out of the story eventually but were not necessary to the relationship between Alexander and Meredith. The ...more
Carole
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
In the opening chapters the hero was shown to be shallow, self-centered and callous. The heroine was headstrong, willful and silly/stupid. Scanned to finish. Very strange references to Scottish highland clan and tattoos.

One hilarious and witty plot twist had the hero's staff composed of identical brothers that were nicknamed One, Two and eventually Three and Four.

There are other more engaging historical romances with better plots, characters and dialogue ie. Loretta Chase, Tessa Dare, Elizabeth
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Joan
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I keep asking myself why these authors keep writing the same thing over and over in their books. I understand repeating something but it starts to get old page after page. This story was well written and had excellent characters but the leading lady for being a smart gel was a whiner. I liked the reforming of the rake and the challenges that were put in his way. Other than the same line over and over the story moved at a great pace, lots of little twists and the elderly aunts were great!
Dancer
Dec 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
There are many comical overtones to this book, which help it along - Meredith hiding in a hot air balloon being one of them. Meredith decides to write a guide book on rakes. Alexander Lamont, Lord Lansing, will be upon whom she models the book. The way he maneuvers the wedding is also a bit "twisted" but has its comical relief.
Vidya
Jun 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
Not my type of book at all :( Just skimmed through it to know the story...
Pablina
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Muy muy bueno!!!! Uuuuuuuf
Marcy Strahan
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! It's so witty, charming & fun read!
Vmontgzz
Me sorprendio gratamente esta autora, resulta una historia entretenida, divertida y fácil de leer solo me molesto algo que más de uno intentara manipular a la protagonista.
Saral
May 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Cute read
Mizbooks
Jul 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Michelle
Dec 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: traded-sold, e-book
Typical Regency historical. Typical rakish hero, impulsive & stubborn heroine. Enjoyable book, no real romantic scenes, not a keeper.
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Kathryn Caskie has long been a devotee of history and things of old. So it came as no surprise to her family when she took a career detour off the online super highway and began writing historical romances full time.

With a background in marketing, advertising and journalism, she has written professionally for television, radio, magazines and newspapers.

Kathryn lives in a 200 year old Quaker home
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