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Rakes Retreat Mass Market Paperback – Mar 4 1999

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (MM) (March 4 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451197895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451197894
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 1.5 x 17.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,192,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My very first book by this author nearly put me off entirely - by the blurb on the back cover. It was a while before I could bring myself to pick it up and to go beyond the first two pages. Be warned - do not make the same mistake that I did. The blurb does not do justice to the story, and in fact gets several details wrong.
Some spoilers follow but first a general warning: the story is not about the young actress who discovers the murder, but about her rescuer Mr Beecham Bryce and a Lady Jemima Vale who is an amateurish artist, in all senses of that word. And no - Lady Jemima's art skills play no part in the story, except to permit her to appreciate the greater aristic skills of others.
The story is not about murder and intrigue, although those do play some part in the story, in forcing Lady Jemima to remove to the house of a well-known rake, and the intrigue elements become crucial at one point very late in the story. However, the love story itself is not dependent on the murder nor on the intrigue, except in permitting the author to bring the couple together at the beginning. So, if you are looking for a book full of a hero and heroine (and villains) dashing about the countryside, you will be disappointed. And yes, there is a villain (more than one, actually) but the real villain's identity comes as a surprise.
I won't tell you too much about the rest of the story, for fear of spoiling other discoveries for you. Once I got past the first four or five pages, I found myself engrossed in the book - rooting for the hero and heroine alike, and hoping sincerely that the hero, in particular, would be able to actually read the heroine's mind.
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Lady Jemima Vale spends her life in the shadow of her poet brother, the current rage of the ton. When she follows him to the country so he can view a prizefight, she finds herself coming to the aid of a young actress who has witnessed a murder on the estate of the most notorious rake in all England, Beecham Bryce. The young girl needs protection because she has seen the killer. Lady Jemima cannot allow her to go off with a man with such an infamous reputation, so she agrees to act as chaperone. When she learns that the murdered man is identified as her brother, Jemima's world turns upside down. Beecham Bryce is very attracted to Lady J. In fact, this is the first woman to interest him in a very long time. When her brother turns up alive and drunk, he asks Bryce to play up to his sister, who is considered 'on the shelf'. Bryce doesn't think so. He continues to pursue the lady on his own. But there is danger afoot. Someone is dead, someone is stealing from Bryce's home and the war is heating up on the continent. Lady Jemima is falling under Bryce's seductive spell, totally against her nature. Only Nancy Butler can make everything turn out right. Her unique ability to blend adventure, drama, and danger with Regency morals, comedy and romance takes the reader back to a time when life was very different but love was very much the same as it is now. She immerses the reader in the glory and simplicity of a bygone era with a deft hand and magnificent imagery. The characters are drawn with humor and wry wit. She writes with true understanding of the relationships between men and women of any time. True to the genre, everything turns out all right in the end, but Nancy Butler has led her characters and readers on a thrilling, delightful romantic adventure that is not to be missed.
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By A Customer on Feb. 25 2001
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Wow, I've never imagined that mystery and suspense can be so successfully incorporated into a Regency romance. THE RAKE'S RETREAT had me completely besotted with the hero, and I finished it with a big, satisfying grin.
Atypical of conventional Regency heores, Beecham Bryce is not a memeber of the peerage--he is a mere "MR." Beecham Bryce while our heroine Jemima Vale is addressed as Lady Jemima (since her brother is a Lord). However, this in no way diminishes the hero's appeal. Bryce is pstrong,wealthy and extremely talented! He is nothing but charming and caring towards Lady Jemima when a murder throws the two together. See, Bryce is instantly intrigued and smitten by Jemima when he first sets eyes on her. As circumstances have placed Jemima under his roof, he decides to seduce her out of her maidenly reserves. Things do not go as planned, however, and Bryce soon finds that his feelings for the lovely "Lady J" run deeper than he cares to admit!
Jemima, on the other hand, is a thoroughly adorable character. She is just as witty and enchanting as Bryce, and is his perfect match. Of course, at first she tries to fend off Bryce's advances and seductive lures. But what makes me so fond of Jemima is that as soon as she discovers that she desires him just as badly, she is not ashamed or afraid to act on her needs!
The scene where Bryce and Jemima finally get together makes me so happy for them that I wanted to scream! In addition to a pair of lovable protagonists, THE RAKE'S RETREAT also offers adventure, espionage and action that add spice to (but never over-shadow) the romantic part of the story. I highly recommand it!!
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