• The Rakess

  • Society of Sirens, Volume 1
  • By: Scarlett Peckham
  • Narrated by: Sienna Frances
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Meet the Society of Sirens - three radical, libertine ladies determined to weaponize their scandalous reputations to fight for justice and the love they deserve....

She’s a Rakess on a quest for women’s rights....

Seraphina Arden’s passions include equality, amorous affairs, and wild, wine-soaked nights. To raise funds for her cause, she’s set to publish explosive memoirs exposing the powerful man who ruined her. Her ideals are her purpose, her friends are her family, and her paramours are forbidden to linger in the morning.

He’s not looking for a summer lover....

Adam Anderson is a wholesome, handsome, widowed Scottish architect with two young children, a business to protect, and an aversion to scandal. He could never, ever afford to fall for Seraphina. But her indecent proposal - one month, no strings, no future - proves too tempting for a man who strains to keep his passions buried with the losses of his past.

But one night changes everything....

What began as a fling soon forces them to confront painful secrets - and yearnings they thought they’d never have again. But when Seraphina discovers Adam’s future depends on the man she’s about to destroy, she must decide what to protect...her desire for justice or her heart. 

©2020 Scarlett Peckham (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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This book is written as if the heroine is telling a story. I don't like that.

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OMG!

So good! Finally a brilliant HR. It had me laughing and crying like a baby! Also what a great narrator. I highly recommend reading this book. It’s long but great all the way through. I cant wait for the next in the series.

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Feminist Historical Romance

I rarely write reviews but want to say how much I enjoyed this book. It can be hard to find a satisfying romance (particularly historical) with a heroine that is strong but also multi-faceted and on those rare occasions that I do the book is such a much richer experience. I thought Sienna Francis did a fantastic job and in addition to looking for more books by Scarlett Peckham, I’ll be on the lookout for more books narrated by Sienna.

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WOW. Just WOW.

Best romance novel I’ve read in a long while. Beautiful prose and a strong historical voice. The male lead is genuinely droolworthy and the female lead is emotionally complex and authentic. Great pairing with a heart wrenching love story, sizzling sex and a sweet, satisfying HEA. Can’t wait to read the next one! Bravo!

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A new favorite

The Rakess is destined to be one of my favorite historical romances of all time. The prose is gorgeous and the narration beautifully done! Bravo!! One I will surely read again.