…so declares the scheming young thing to confirmed rake Lord Deben on the darkened terrace.
Burrows’ opening salvo has Henrietta Gibson rescuing Lord Deben from a determined debutante’s attempt to entrap him into marriage. A hidden witness, Henrietta turns the young woman’s story into one of a ‘slight’ mishap easily misunderstood. Marriage for Lord Deben is averted. Henrietta’s charitable act towards the notorious rake makes her a target for the disgruntled pair and she teeters on the brink social disaster.
Twenty-two and experiencing the London social scene, Henrietta is a likeable character.
Lord Deben is charming and misunderstood.
Never Trust a Rake by Annie Burrows is a fascinating Regency romp with which to while away an afternoon.
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