é How To Marry a Rake || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ Deb Marlowe

By Deb Marlowe | Comments: ( 491 ) | Date: ( Jan 20, 2020 )

Back from Europe, heiress Mae Halford has mended her heart after her friend Stephen Manning s rejection Looking radiant and full of confidence, she s ready to find herself a husband Only, the first man she bumps into at a Newmarket house party is Lord Stephen himself When the two find themselves covertly working together to find a missing prized racehorse, romance blossoBack from Europe, heiress Mae Halford has mended her heart after her friend Stephen Manning s rejection Looking radiant and full of confidence, she s ready to find herself a husband Only, the first man she bumps into at a Newmarket house party is Lord Stephen himself When the two find themselves covertly working together to find a missing prized racehorse, romance blossoms But can Mae believe that Stephen has changed enough that their adventure will lead to the altar Spin off from The Diamonds of Welbourne Manor


  • Title: How To Marry a Rake
  • Author: Deb Marlowe
  • ISBN: 9780373296408
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Deb Marlowe

USA Today Bestseller Deb Marlowe loves History, England and Men in Boots Clearly she was destined to write Historical Romance A Golden Heart winner and Rita Finalist, Deb grew up in Pennsylvania with her nose in a book Luckily, she d read enough romances to recognize the true modern hero she met at a college Halloween party even though he wore a tuxedo T shirt instead of breeches and tall boots They married, settled in North Carolina and produced two handsome, intelligent and genuinely amusing boys.Though she spends much of her time with her nose in her laptop, for the sake of her family she does occasionally abandon her inner world for the domestic adventure of laundry, dinner and carpool Despite her sacrifice, not one of the men in her family is willing to don breeches or tall boots She s working on it.



Comments How To Marry a Rake

  • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)

    A well-formed Regency Romance with lovely characters and a diverting side plot. This is one of my favorite examples of the genre.


  • Jess the Romanceaholic

    So the title felt completely wrong to me - Stephen was in no way, shape, or form a "rake", so I admit that threw me off quite a bit. Kind of cliche at times, but hey, cliches exist because they work well in a story, so that's a very minor complaint. Full review and final rating to follow, but for now, 4/5 Stars


  • claridge | booknomnom

    It's so cute! I'm always craving for a series about siblings or group of friends stand-alones, and finding a really good series is so hard. Maybe because my standard is the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn.So happy I found this book.


  • Renée Dahlia

    I love a competent heroine. Mae has this in spades, and has spent too long learning how to temper herself so she fits into the world of regency England where woman aren't really allowed to be clever. The hero is her childhood best friend, but they've spent several years apart. When a famous horse goes missing, they figure out the mystery together. It's a solid gambling plot line, and the horse details are all excellent. As a historic romance, the sexual tension is subtle and nicely done. I like [...]


  • Romancing the Book

    Reviewer:Stephanie What I love most about historical romance is how it's set in a completely distant era, yet how passion and love are both still conveyed in the same way we all know best. Harlequin's How to Marry a Rake is a perfect example.Though Deb Marlowe's writing style is not particularly enchanting, the emotions she delivers from the deepest of her characters' hearts is what makes her stories worth swooning over. Mae Halford, the female protagonist, faces an imperative problem: the man s [...]


  • Lexie

    Prelim Review: When I originally read The Diamonds of Welbourne Manor I had a sincere wish that the stories therein were longer. The Fitzmanning Brood was an odd, interesting mixture of people, all related in some way or other. The anthology focused on the female part of the Fitzmanning's (mostly) and Marlowe chose Stephen of the boys left. The Stephen of this novel is a more somber fellow who seems to have become a worry-wort in the years since Charlotte's wedding (about 2 years or so ago I bel [...]


  • Tamara Ward

    Sweet, fun, light, page-turning romance that doesn't get bogged down by what has turned me off some other romantic novels: lengthy intimate scenes. Yes, there are intimate scenes/romance but they are placed with just the right touch. Also, the novel doesn't get weighed down with its historical details (the ton/etiquette of dating in England/horse racing). Again, Marlowe gives readers the history without bogging down the story. So the plot clips along marvelously: I truly enjoyed the story search [...]


  • ILoveBooks

    The reader will enjoy the main characters’ - Mae Halford’s and Stephen Manning’s - humorous, attraction-filled friendship as they try to accomplish their double goal of finding a “stolen” thoroughbred and a husband for Mae. Descriptions of 19th century English racing provide an appealing side story; it also adds to the comedy because of the wives’ plans to take an interest in the sport in order to participate in their husbands’ obsession.Young adults and adults will enjoy this love [...]


  • L.J. Charles

    Ms. Marlowe's characters are always such a treat to read about. Mae and Stephen in How to Marry a Rake grow beautifully as individual characters as does their relationship with each other. I love Mae's intelligence and spunk. It was so refreshing to have the heroine accept, and especially to use her intelligence without hiding it or adding a touch of simpering to deflect her true self. Stephen is an excellent match for her. His ability to not only accept Mae, but scheme and respect her a joy to [...]


  • Helen

    The title is misleading. Mae Halford is definitely on the hunt for a husband, but Lord Stephen is hardly a rake. He WAS a wild one two years prior, but he hasn't been the same since taking over his inherited estate.This book is better than I thought it would be. The characters are engaging, and the history of horse racing at Newmarket is interesting. Plus, there is a mystery to be solved, something that always makes for plot twists and turns. Good, crisp writing.


  • Marjorie

    Lord Stephen Manning has a lot of emotional baggage from his childhood. His friend from childhood, Mae Halford, knows how to read him but cannot get him to reveal himself. Mae has been to Europe and has come back to find a husband. Stephen has been working to bring his estate back. They meet at a horse race and now they are looking for a horse and looking at each other with new eyes.


  • Sue

    I loved it. I know nothing about horse racing but this was enlightening, fun and romantic. I found it was interesting and informative. I didn't need the couple of sex scenes included but at least they were not graphic or explicit. I enjoyed the plot. The mystery of the missing horse is included.


  • Shelly

    I seem to be alone in my review, but I did not enjoy Marlowe's writing style. The characters and storyline did not hold my interest either. Not one I'd recommend, but like I said, other reviewers definitely disagree!


  • Annie Oortman

    Excellent read! I purchased it specifically for the Regency horse racing plot and wasn't disappointed.


  • Michaela

    Quite good. I find it amusing that I seem to enjoy the males stories of this family and hate the girls.


  • Juliem

    Enjoyed this one. A strong heroine, not afraid to be herself, determined to marry to please herself, not expectations. Good romance with strong sexual tension. Good mystery.


  • Jan

    Easy readfluff.


  • Harlequin Books

    Miniseries: The Diamonds of Welbourne Manor


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