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How to Tame a Rake by [Andersen, Maggi]
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Due to the codicil in his father’s will, Blake Dangerfield, Earl of Hawkeswood, must marry the woman chosen for him, or lose part of his inheritance. Did his father hate him that much? Wilhelmina Corbet is a hoyden, not long out of the schoolroom, who hails from a farm in Northumberland. The last time Blake saw her she wore braids and climbed a tree to rescue a kitten.

Wilhelmina Corbet has dreamed of Blake since she was twelve. But the thought of marrying the handsome earl terrifies her. She comes to his estate, Hawkeswood, determined to measure up to his expectations for a wife. But after time spent with him in London, Mina begins to wonder if the rake is the man she wants to marry.

Can they find happiness when a handsome heir to a dukedom, unruly pets, and a young chimney sweep are thrown into the mix?
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1463 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Maggi Andersen (1 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0141XZNEO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #94,607 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By lisa TOP 50 REVIEWER on 1 September 2015
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I enjoyed the first half of this book and until two thirds through I was mentally rating it four stars because of the good pace and the easy to read writing style. It is the story of a young woman who is betrothed to marry a nobleman as a condition of his inheriting his full estate.

He is pleasant but looking forward to leaving his soon to be bride in the country so he can go to London and bonk his mistress. His betrothed annoys him with her tomboy acts and lack of sophistication.

So I was quite engaged in this book, not as engaged as for the really good authors of this genre like Jess Michaels, Christi Caldwell and Heather Boyd, but I was hanging in there until the plot went downhill into unbelievable territory and didn't really come back from there.

The last part of this book read like one of my rushed uni assignments when I had no time to conclude properly. For example a bad man has taken the heroine and her friend instantly knows his identity without even being given a description of him. What? Psychic powers perhaps? At this stage it felt like any old story line would do to fill in the word count. Really felt the author was being sloppy with the plot, insulting my intelligence as a reader.

So toward the end it lost me totally but because of the good first half I gave it three stars.
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By Louraine Millington TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 March 2016
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Maggi Anderson is a marvel at writing historical romance novels, I have most of them I think. I adore the way Maggi makes the men Heroes when they really fail so badly in the beginning with their future wives. And this novel is no different, why must men be such fools that it takes something dramatic for them to realise what they have in front of them, and that is their perfect match. Mina loves collecting, she collects injured foxes, abandoned dogs and badly treated lads. Much to the annoyance of her fiancé. But he has known Mina most of her life and knows how she is, it was her ways that made her endearing to him when she was in pigtails. Because of a clause in his fathers will, he had to marry Mina, that I think was the real problem, but once he was free to choose, who did he realise he wanted, Mina of course. So we have our happy ever after ending with some hiccups along the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable. 3 September 2015
By Nell - Published on Amazon.com
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I usually don't like the shorter books, but I thought this book was well written. It was just long enough to not feel like something was missing. A marriage was arranged for a country girl and a titled rake. The young lady, Mina, is brought to the country home of Blake and his mother to become reacquainted with him. After a while he sends Mina and his mother to London for some polish. Their coach is held up by robbers who try to kidnap Mina. There is a lot happening in this short book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a delightful read!😁 17 June 2016
By Watching - Published on Amazon.com
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For some reason lately I have been having difficulty finding an interesting book. It seems they are either mundane, silly, unrealistic or have too much angst. However, How to Tame a Rake by Maggie Anderson seems to have delighted me.

The leading male seems to have walked that fine line of imperfect yet likeable. There seems to be a trend in making male leads start off so nasty it's hard for them to redeem themselves. Blake, our hero, walks that fine line of imperfect yet likeable. His errors don't cross into infidelity or cruelty but rather a case of growing pains. And I was quite taken with Mina his counterpart. How could you not like a sweet country girl who loves dogs and stray children? But she does so in the right proportions, she finds a stray here and there and grants it protection. There is no orphanage that she must save like an angel sent down to earth. The secondary characters; a kind future mother in-law, an over reaching mistress and a rival from Oxford, are just as likeable or disagreeable as they should be.
The plot does push the limits of realism at times but not so much to make the book unbearable. It's just a simple matter of a convenient farm owner and a highway man in the right places at the right times. Both enabling our story to tie up loose ends.
If you are looking for a couple of hours away from everyday hum drums I would highly recommend this book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to tame a Rake 11 September 2015
By Beverly Ross - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a very good story I really got a kick out of Mina she was a great character! Blake was a bit of a jerk at first ! But Mina showed him the light! Very well written and entertaining . Maggi Andersen always spins a good yarn!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading! 12 September 2015
By Shirl - Published on Amazon.com
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I really liked this story. Its pretty human, typical.
How things worked out. Kept me interested until
the end. I liked the characters too. Sort of identified
with the heroine.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read ! 10 September 2015
By Sunshine - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is full of action and bandits that gets theirs in the end. It is also a love story gone wrong with love that is finally realized years after it first began.

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