Trailer ã The Reluctant Rake (Signet) PDF by Ù Jane Ashford I liked the characters and parts of the plot, but the book has content than I would like Content innuendo, sexual assault and rape, fade to black sex of married couple This ended up being a lot different than I was expecting It sounded like a fun book from the synopsis, but it was kind of a downer The book opens with our hero Richard entering a gentlemen s club in order to purchase a light skirt He has recently become engaged to Julia and soon his indiscretion is leaked to her She also happens to catch him with the girl in front of his house She quickly calls off the engagement and high tails it out of town I kept reading to figure out what was going to happen, after that first chapter I had my doubts I probably should have stopped there, but curiosity got the cat and I kept reading It turns our Richard is actually a pretty decent guy, I liked his character and even th
Julia and Richard are a perfect match, scholarly calm and even tempered, but Richard is a moron a good hearted one in the end but a moron none the less.
Richard has taken it upon himself to save a young lady being sold at a event, stupidly he thinks no one recognizes him.
and he wins against a rather evil manHowever Bess is wanting to be a paid lady, she is spoiled and rottenand disappointed when Richard doesn t want to make her his lightskirt he pays a fortune to keep her out of harms way and she thwarts his goodwill at all angles Rumors are rampant that he bought her and sadly Julia hears the tales and then later sees him hugging Bess and wants to call everything off Richard being a idiot doesn t know why she doesn t trust his character and he even calls into his character when he is at times sexually attracted to Bess.
The villain abducts Bess and later Julia.
There is rape