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characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary Jo PutneyAnother example of how omantic fiction is not fluff This book was deep as the ocean I loved how this book brought together two people who had been hurt or
DAMAGED BY LIFE AND HELPED THEMby life and helped them find peace and love The Rake is an excellent portrayal of a person suffering from alcoholism And coming from a family where both side has members who were alcoholics I can testify to this Reggie eminded me of a few of my uncles They could have been better men had they not been
Under The Influence Ofthe influence of drug that started as something they indulged in for fun but BECAME THEIR LIVES AND HELPED TO their lives and helped to their livesThe great thing about this book is that it was so well written that I couldn t turn away because I had seen too much of that behavior Instead I wanted to ead about Reggie s journey to sobrietyAlyx also has issues She is odd eyed meaning her eyes are different colors She is also tall and buxom In her mind she is unattractive And she heard a man that she adored dismiss her so she an off and gave herself to the first man who asked Of course he didn t want her for than one night Lesson learned she etires to the country and gets a job as the steward to an absentee landlord This turns out to be the ecently inherited property of Reginald who is unning away from London to try to get his life under control This is how these two souls meet and find a love that helps them both to heal and gives them a hopeful futureIt s been a while since I ead this one but it is destined to always have a space on my keeper shelf For the beauty of the storytelling the compelling and ealistic hero and heroine and for the excellent handling of the tough subject of alcoholism I have some ather 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 eally like the characters Alys is a strong and smart heroine without being ann. The RakeKnown as “the despair of the Davenports” Reginald Davenport lived a eckless akish life while waiting for his hated uncle to die and leave Reggie an earldom Then the ightful heir claims the title and property and offers Reggie one last chance Strickland the estate where he was born and the site of his greatest joys and Oying And I eally like Reggie he is not your typical alpha man from the historical omance Even disregarding his addiction to alcohol he is a very interesting hero intelligent with witty humour and tragic past And it should be stated that despite the fact that he is definitely a tortured hero 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 omance as you may expect but on Reggie s struggle with his addiction The other events are somewhat secondary I would eally prefer to see omance or in fact a elationship 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 elationship I feel unsatisfied I enjoyed the whole experience even though it is not what I was looking for I can ecommend this book to the eaders Are In are in search something different in their historical omance something than simple omance are in search of something different in their historical omance something than simple omance have no idea how to ate this bookI loved the heroine and her bossy strong clever mindI loved the ake hell hero He was a far better man than expectedI loved the secondary characters and storiesThe villain was a bit wacked in the headbut that was acceptable And I love a good murder plotI didn t like the secret identitymissing heiress duchess plot The eason behind it was weakI didn t like the battle with alcoholismdrove me bonkers This may have been a 325 35 star ead The Rake huhMore like The Alcoholic but that probably wouldn t make a good title for a bodice ipper and supermarkets wouldn t stock it This must be the first historical omance written along th. Orrows Reggie eturns to Strickland esolving to build a healthier honorable life if he can The ReformerYoung Alys Weston fled her 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 uses her skills to help her people and her initia. E lines of 12 steps of AA clubs You can see it in its structure but I am not admonishing Putney for using
#it it provided #It provided good frame for an exciting novel which would get stars from me if the heroine s secret and at the same time her eason for hiding from the world for a decade weren t so utterly silly in the end Talking about blowing things out of proportionsRead this one if you like your omances a little darker full of self destruction tendencies and some violence and est assured that this is not one of those sorry stories of a man being changed by the love of woman Those stories are toxic I AM looking at you Fifty Shades of FuckeryIn The Alcoholic er I mean The Rake the hero finds it in himself to change and embarks on that long journey before he meets the heroine She might make it a tad ewarding to be sober but it he is not changing for her or because of her which is a healthy thing to ead in a omance novel The alcoholism and all the mess associated with it are not glorified but they are of course omanticised But hey when hasn t alcoholism been omanticised I ve given this an A for narration and an A for content at AudioGals Dear Dreamscape Media THANK YOU So often have I seen a favourite andor long awaited book come out in audio only to have my heart sink when I see the name of the narrator or for me to start listening with high hopes only to have them dashed within minutes because the narration is poor I cannot tell you how happy I am that this didn t happen when I started listening to your new ecording of Mary Jo Putney S The Rake One Of The Most The Rake one of the most most beloved historical omances ever written Mark Meadows was a splendid choice of narrator and I will be eternally grateful to you for putting this much loved story into such capable handsMuch love and please get Mr Meadows to ecord some historical omancesCazYou can ead the est of this eview at AudioGals. Ls to convince the elderly earl who owned the state that she’s maleThen the new owner appears in all his dangerous masculinity and threatens everything Alys holds dear Good esolutions crumble when two passionate complicated people are drawn together despite their best judgment Can love lead to edemption and trust Or is it too late.
Mary Jo Putney