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Publisher's Summary

Some scandals are meant to be...
When Aurora Hyatt loses her journal in Hyde Park, her ruin is a foregone conclusion. After all, if anyone discovers her writings, they'll find scandalous fantasies involving the newest rake in town alongside entirely-too-candid thoughts about her typical dreary suitors. Aurora will either be forced into a loveless marriage with the first nodcock to make an offer, or she'll be assigned a permanent position on the shelf. Oh, dear good Lord. What catastrophe will God smite down upon her next?
If Niles Thornton, Baron Quinton, desires to maintain any semblance of his current lifestyle, he must fulfill the requirements his grandfather, Lord Rotheby, has set for him. First and foremost: he must marry and begin filling his nursery within the year.
When he is nearly barreled over by a racing curricle and a journal flies out to land at his feet, his troubles are over. Inside the journals pages, Quin discovers a scandal waiting to happen. Surely a young lady who would write such brazen things in a journal (and then dare to lose it) must recognize the necessity of a hasty marriage, even if the gentleman making the offer is rather less than honorable.
In a drunken haze, Quin kisses Aurora on a crowded ballroom floor, necessitating their immediate marriage. Quin's troubles are only beginning, however, as Aurora's writings are soon the focus of both gossip rags and drawing room conversation. When word arrives of an even greater scandal following in his wife's wake, will he prove himself a drunken abuser like his father, or will he become the loving husband of Aurora's fantasies?
©2011 Catherine Gayle (P)2013 Catherine Gayle
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By K. Overton on 05-14-14

Narration fail

Would you try another book from Catherine Gayle and/or Pearl Hewitt?

While the narrator has a lovely English accent, she uses different voices for the characters that are so obnoxious, I find it hard to like the characters. The story was good enough that I'll order the next in the serious, but the main characters didn't have me snagged. Their plights and the conflict didn't grab me.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Pick a main conflict theme - there are too many and it detracts from character development

What three words best describe Pearl Hewitt’s voice?

English, nasaly, irritating

Could you see Twice a Rake being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

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By Maine Knitter on 05-21-15

Quite entertaining

I wasn't quite sure what to expect after seeing some less-than-flattering reviews. But, after a confusing start (I lost the characters listening to the audiobook; I had to refer back to the kindle edition to sort it out) this turned out to be an enjoyable story. Flawed characters and secrets are ubiquitous is this genre and I think they were done well by Catherine Gayle here. Yes, Quin is a rake but he has his redeeming qualities, although I wanted to shake him at times.

The narration was good. This book kept my interest and makes me look for the next book in the series.

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