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Publisher's Summary

A young lady's tarnished reputation might cost her everything in this first book in the Disreputable Debutantes series.

Shy, bookish Sophie Brightwell is expected to make an advantageous match to improve her family's fortunes. However, Sophie's plans to make a spectacular debut go horribly awry when she and her three closest friends are expelled from a young ladies' academy for unbecoming conduct. Since the ton will be sure to close their doors on these disgraced debutantes, they determine that unconventional means need to be employed in the husband-hunting market. Rakehells - the beau monde's wickedest members - might be the only men willing to overlook a young lady's besmirched reputation. 

But how does one catch a rake? 

Nate Hastings, the devil-may-care Viscount Malverne, is the older brother of Sophie's best friend, fellow disgraced debutante Lady Charlotte. When a terribly foxed Nate accidentally compromises Sophie, Charlotte strikes a wicked bargain: in order to avoid a scandal and the parson's mousetrap, Nate must help Sophie snare a husband. But as Nate fulfills his obligation and begins to instruct the lovely Sophie in the art of luring rakes, he soon finds himself battling his own fierce attraction to her.

©2019 Amy Rose Bennett (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Not very wicked; rather ordinary and slow

Both the writing and narration were tame. Nothing horrible for a free and easy regency listen, but I would have regretted paying for this. This isn’t as clean as Julia Quinn regency, but it also isn’t as fun, saucy, or sexy as Tessa Dare (my favorite for “modern” regency romance, with Duchess Deal or Wallflower Wager combining great writing and narration).

The aching balls to actual nooky ratio was horribly off for me. I wonder what the word count for “ache” is... as disreputable rake Nate spends forever thinking / aching about innocent Sophie, and Sophie wonders at his snug breeches... a lot. Actual naughty bits are few and far between: groping at 6.5 hrs in, handjobs and grinding around 8.5 hrs, and the deal closes at the 10 hr mark, just minutes before the end. A personal pet peeve of mine: for the sparse nooky and tame story, there was way too much use of the word “quim.” Blech. And at least one “cunny.” Double blech. I won’t be moving on to any other books by this author.

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Childish

While there are significantly worse narrators, Sienna Frances really read the characters as if they were 16 years old not in their twenties. This compiled with the writer's text, which had the H and h speaking slightly melodramatically (in a teenage angsty sort of way), made what might have been an okay read almost intolerable.

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Yuck

I couldn’t tell if this story was any good or not because the narrator made me crazy! After 5 chapters, I gave up!

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Flimsy, choppy plot. Bad language. And sexual content pushed and needless. Tried to make main character innocent and promiscuous. It did not make for a true character

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This was a great find!

I loved the overall story. It wasn't to angst or sexy. If you enjoy a smooth reading experience this book will satisfy that. Sophie was a good heroine and Nate was cool. I started off a little angry at the plot but it worked itself out. You won't be disappointed!!

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waste of a credit

mediocre (and unnecessarily crude) writing made worse by awful narration...could not finish....definitely returning and banning author from my library.

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Entertaining fantasy

The story is enjoyable as long as one suspends total disbelief. The narrator gives a solid performance.

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An easy listen

I listened to the audio book of this and rather enjoyed it. Sophie was a shy gentle lady who had a streak for the naughty. She enjoyed learning about it and experiencing it with Nate. She didn’t back down when it came to exploring her feelings. Nate’s background of why he can’t love was rather sad. It made you feel bad for him. He didn’t try to play with her heart. He told her upfront he could never love or marry her. I didn’t feel like he used or abused her. It was a struggle for him. Overall an easy book to listen too while I work.

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Breathtaking story

Was drawn right in. Sienna Frances did a wonderful job as well! Will definitely be moving on to book 2

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Not My Cup of Tea

I did not like this book. The heroin was horrible, she was shy, disgraced, and clumsy. I didn't make it far in this book.

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