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Nd sensitivity but does Another example of ow romantic fiction is not fluff This book was deep as the ocean I loved Odd Man In how this book brought together two people whoad been Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale hurt or damaged by life andelped them to find peace and love The Rake is an excellent portrayal of a person suffering from alcoholism And coming from a family where both side Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children has members who were alcoholics I can testify to this Reggie reminded me of a few of my uncles They couldave been better men Carlyle Marney had they not been under the influence of the drug that started as something they indulged in for fun but became their lives andelped to destroy their livesThe great thing about this book is that it was so well written that I couldn t turn away because I Shameful had seen too much of that behavior Instead I wanted to read about Reggie s journey to sobrietyAlyx alsoas issues She is odd eyed meaning er eyes are different colors She is also tall and buxom In er mind she is unattractive And she Sacred Landscapes heard a man that she adored dismisser so she ran off and gave Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, herself to the first man who asked Of coursee didn t want Gold Rush her for than one night Lesson learned she retires to the country and gets a job as the steward to an absentee landlord This turns out to be the recently inherited property of Reginald who is running away from London to try to getis life under control This is Girl Reporter how these two souls meet and find a love thatelps them both to Hunted heal and gives them aopeful futureIt s been a while since I read this one but it is destined to always Gingerbread Heart have a space on my keeper shelf For the beauty of the storytelling the compelling and realisticero and eroine and for the excellent andling of the tough subject of alcoholism I Biz Talk-2 have some rather mixed feelings about this book It is not exactly what I expected I generally enjoyed it but stillLet s start with the good things I really like the characters Alys is a strong and smarteroine without being annoying And I really like Reggie Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, he is not your typical alpha man from theistorical romance Even disregarding A Historical Atlas of Tibet his addiction to alcohole is a very interesting The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, hero intelligent with wittyumour and tragic past And it should be stated that despite the fact that Italian Warships Of World War II he is definitely a torturedero Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) his past is not overwhelming He makes a very nice couple with Alys Another thing that I want to mention and this one I m not so positive about is the plot The whole book doesn t focus on the romance as you may expect but on Reggie s struggle withis addiction The other events are somewhat secondary I would really prefer to see romance or in fact a relationship development Instead Alys and Reggie feel a strong connection between them from the very beginning and fight with the blooming passion Don t get me wrong I like this aspect of the story and the fact that they don t just go to bed on the first few pages But I get the impression that the book does not pay too much attention to their relationship I feel unsatisfied I enjoyed the whole experience even though it is not what I was looking for I can recommend this book to the readers who are in search of something different in their Critical Social Theory and the End of Work historical romance something than simple romance Iave no idea The Traps how to rate this bookI loved theeroine and Simple Wicca her bossy strong clever mindI loved the rakeell Protect Your Purity hero He was a far better man than expectedI loved the secondary characters and storiesThe villain was a bit wacked in theeadbut that was acceptable And I love a good murder plotI didn t like the secret identitymissing Theatre Histories heiress duchess plot The reason behind it was weakI didn t like the battle with alcoholismdrove me bonkers This mayave been a 325 35 star read The Rake Waterloo huhMore like The Alcoholic but that probably wouldn t make a good title for a bodice ripper and supermarkets wouldn t stock it This must be the firstistorical romance written along the lines of 12 steps of AA clubs You c I ve given this an A for narration and an A for content at AudioGals Dear Dreamscape Media THANK YOU So often Yobo have I seen a favourite andor long awaited book come out in audio only toave my The Last Runaway heart sink when I see the name of the narrator or for me to start listening withigh Sanctuary (The New World Series, hopes only toave them dashed within minutes because the narration is poor I cannot tell you ow appy I am that this didn t Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The 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Ls to convince the elderly earl who owned the state that she’s maleThen the new owner appears in all Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories his dangerous masculinity and threatens everything Alysolds dear Good resolutions crumble when two passionate complicated people are drawn together despite their best judgment Can love lead to redemption and trust Or is it too late.
Alys Weston is running from Inside the Hornets Head her past and Reggie Davenport is fleeingis future Fate brings them together on Reggie s Dorset estate StricklandIt s uncommon to say the least for a woman to be an estate steward yet Alys Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey has been able to pull off that job for four years communicating with the absentee owner in writing When Reggie s cousin the new owner gives the estate over to Reggie Alys seeser idyll coming to an end Yet when Reggie arrives at Strickland Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales he proves to be surprisingly open minded and impressed by Alys s successe keeps Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., her on as stewardReggie is a rake of the first order but than thate s a drunkard who at age thirty seven Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., has begun to suffer blackouts Evene The Ground beneath her Feet has become convinced thatis life is on a dangerous trajectory a voice in Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders hisead keeps telling Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) him This way of life is killing you He believes that Strickland may beis salvationAlys and Reggie gradually become friends and though they are attracted to one another nothing than a few kisses are exchanged When fire destroys the steward s William Gibson house Alys ander three young wards move into the estate Nancy Drake house and Reggie begins to know the joys of a family for the first time inis life But Reggie s real problem is Bandbox his drinking and a great deal of this story revolves aroundis efforts to first get it under control and later to stop altogether It s Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, heartbreaking to watchim try and fail and try again Mary Jo Putney does an excellent job portraying the inner demons that plague Reggie At the same time she doesn t succumb to the temptation that some writers might feel to make Reggie s recovery all about Kicking It (Alex Craft, his love for Alys Reggie is getting sober forimself not for someone else And while Putney does lapse into a bit of AA one day at a time speak occasionally she is able to keep the story from sounding too modernThere s an engaging cast of secondary characters and a couple of other romances And I particularly enjoyed Homeport how Putneyandled the epilogue after Reggie and Alys marry the other characters are shown reacting to the news wrapping the whole story up uite nicelyI picked out this book because of its Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose high GR ratings itsaving won the RITA in 1990 and its ranking in AAR s Top 100 romances of all time All these accolades are well and truly deservedI don t know what else to say other than this is a really good book and I The Donovan Legacy (Donovans highly recommend it Opening Line When two gentlemen are related by blood they do not usually address each other with formality Based on all the glowing reviews and accolades THE RAKEas received I was really looking forward to sinking my teeth into this regency romance And I guess because I d Breaking Down (The Garage, heard so many good things I was a little surprised at well franklyow dull this was Even with Putney s great writing attention to detail and a reprobate bad boy as our ero this was a bit of a grind to get throughMy main issue was the tedious and repetitive descriptions of the day to day activities taking place at the estate Sure I appreciate the research that must ave gone into the time period and it was interesting to a degree but it was also too much I kept waiting for something anything to appen but it was just endless talk and dinners and details of farm life The steam factor was also very low and even at the end I still felt like Reggie and Alys were friends than lovers and don t even get me started on the letting you go because you re too good for me tropeThis really should ave been titled The Alcoholic because Reggie is a very successful one as a rake Passionate Kisses Boxed Set howevere fails We are told continuously about Destiny and Power his rakish behaviour bute doesn t often exhibit any He s basically just a drunk who makes uestionable decisions while drunk All My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, his other choices are ethical and kindaeroic He just allows people to think the worst of The Café Book him adding tois disgraced reputation which for whatever reason Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, he seems to covetI will say though that it was refreshing toave an alcoholic as the leading man and I found the sections where e s craving a drink and bargaining with imself just one I can stop any time very well done It does get a little preachy but Bill W would be proudAyls Weston is running from Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies her past masuerading as a man in order to maintainer position as the successful estate manager of Strickland manor All that s about to change owever when Reginald Davenport comes ome taking Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, his place as the rightful master ofis family estate After extensive see tedious exploration of the grounds Reggie decides to keep Alys on as steward and over time the pair reali. The RakeKnown as “the despair of the Davenports” Reginald Davenport lived a reckless rakish life while waiting for Scruples Two hisated uncle to die and leave Reggie an earldom Then the rightful What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, heir claims the title and property and offers Reggie one last chance Strickland the estate wheree was born and the site of is greatest joys and
Ze they ave much in common Reggie is also on the run trying to escape several decades worth of drink and debauchery in London which as of late Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command has been causingim to experience blackouts He just needs a rest and Strickland will be perfect When a fire destroys the steward Explosive Acts house Alys ander wards move into the big Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, house and a romance that could save them both takesoldFirst published in 1989 THE RAKE AND THE REFORMER stands up well by todays romance standards and I would consider it a must read for the genre especially since I seem to be in the minority with my feelings Cheers360jb35 While part of a series and with characters you re clearly expected to know I didn t feel that left out without Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria having read the firstI liked the idea of this story well enough butave a ard time rating it very igh now I ve finished it It was fun getting to know Alys and I enjoyed Two Reels And A Crank her confidence and strength I didn t enjoy so mucher insecurity about being unattractive mostly because she let it define Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, her so much despiteaving respect and acknowledgement for El guerrero (La guardia de los Highlanders 1) her skill and competence in pretty much every other way Oh and it s only made worse when we realize that she only thinks she s unattractive but really lots of men turn out to be panting afterer even before they learn who she really is Also view spoilerthe truth about The Camping Cookbook her past when we find it turns out to be so much pride temper and stupidity thatas only persisted a dozen years because the author said so Seriously it s almost worse that Absalom, Absalom! her father is so lovingly forgiving in the end because it puts the lie to all of Alys s justifications for staying away so long makinger a jerk as well as a spoiled brat ide spoiler Fabulous If you like this book I ighly recommend this audio version by Mark Meadows If you aven t yet read this book ditto It s one of the classic istorical romances of all timeAlys Weston is running from On Liberty her past and Reggie Davenport is fleeingis future Fate brings them together on Reggie s Dorset estate StricklandIt s uncommon to say the least for a woman to be an estate steward yet Alys No Way Down has been able to pull off that job for four years communicating with the absentee owner in writing When Reggie s cousin the new owner gives the estate over to Reggie Alys seeser idyll coming to an end Yet when the so called despair of the Davenports arrives at Strickland Pulled Thread Embroidery he proves to be surprisingly open minded and impressed by Alys s successe keeps English Humour for Beginners her on as the stewardReggie is a rake of the first order but than thate s a drunkard who at the age of thirty seven Absolutely on Music has begun to suffer blackouts Evene The Ransom of Mercy Carter has become convinced thatis life is on a dangerous trajectory a voice in Gone for Good hisead keeps telling Lallieva (Alice Allevi, him This way of life is killing you He believes that Strickland may beis salvationAlys and Reggie gradually become friends and though they are attracted to one another nothing than a few kisses are exchanged When a fire destroys the steward s ouse Alys and er three young wards move into the main British Society Since 1945 house and Reggie begins to know the joys of a family for the first time inis lifePlease visit Romantic Historical Reviews to read the rest of this review I read that THE RAKE is regarded as one of the most popular most beloved istorical romances ever written and I can now understand why because I loved this book and it will definitely find a place among my all time favouritesAt the age of thirty seven Reggie is the archetypal rake is life Reiki And The Seven Chakras having been spent in a continual round of womanising gambling andard drinking But as details of past events in Turning the Tide of Battle his life are revealed I appreciatedow much these I Curse the River of Time have shapedis current lifestyle I like the fact that Once I Was a Princess he does not blameis present circumstances on anyone but Court the Night (Blood Bonds, himselfe chose the path Greed, Seeds and Slavery he took and admits to making unwise decisions I could notelp thinking Demons, Deliverance, Discernment how different Reggie s life mightave been ad e inherited Strickland all those years ago and not been denied Well Meet Again his birth right byis unfeeling uncleUnlike so many other ard drinking rakes who regularly grace the pages of Historical Romances Reggie is an alcoholic although e If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham has yet to recognise the fact It is only whene starts to suffer memory losses which are becoming freuent and longer in duration does Firebird he accept thatis current way of life is slowly killing A Night on the Tiles him Blamingis excessive drinking Reggie believes that The House That Jesus Built he can control theabit but somehow Elegies Elderberries (The Herbalist his resolution always dissolved oncee swallowed Tank Girl his first drinkMs Putneyandles Reggie s alcoholism with compassion Orrows Reggie returns to Strickland resolving to build a ealthier onorable life if The Tao of Sex (Harlequin Blaze he can The ReformerYoung Alys Weston fleder Jóias de Família home in despair vowing never to trust another man Over the years she’s built a good life with a foster family and a position as steward of Strickland She useser skills to When Elephants Weep helper people and er initia.
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MJ PutneyMary Jo Putney was born on 1946 in Upstate New York with a reading addiction a condition for which there is no known cure After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University she did various forms of design work in California and England before inertia took over in Balti Maryland where she has lived very comfortably ever since While becoming a novelist was her ultimate fantasy it never occurred to her that writing was an achievable goal until she acuired a computer for other purposes When the realization hit that a computer was the ultimate writing tool she charged merrily into her first book with an ignorance that illustrates the adage that fools rush in where angels fear to tread Fortune sometimes favors the foolish and her first book sold uickly thereby changing her life forever in most ways for the better “But why didn't anyone tell me that writing would change the way one reads” Like a lemming over a cliff she gave up her freelance graphic design business to become a full time writer as soon as possible Since 1987 Ms Putney has published twenty nine books and counting Her stories are noted for psychological depth and unusual subject matter such as alcoholism death and dying and domestic abuse She has made all of the national bestseller lists including the New York Times Wall Street Journal USAToday and Publishers Weekly Five of her books have been named among the year’s top five romances by The Library Journal The Spiral Path and Stolen Magic were chosen as one of Top Ten romances of their years by Booklist published by the American Library Association A nine time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA she has won RITAs for Dancing on the Wind and The Rake and the Reformer and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors She has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards four NJRW Golden Leaf awards plus the NJRW career achievement award for historical romance Though most of her books have been historical she has also published three contemporary romances The Marriage Spell will be out in June 2006 in hardcover and Stolen Magic written as M J Putney will be released in July 2006 Ms Putney says that not least among the blessings of a full time writing career is that one almost never has to wear pantyhose