50 Ways to Ruin a Rake

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake By Jade Lee, Ways to Ruin a Rake Mellie has a plan Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except perhaps the exasperating although admittedly handsome guest of her father She s loo
  • Title: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake
  • Author: Jade Lee
  • ISBN: 9781492604990
  • Page: 171
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  • 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake By Jade Lee, Mellie has a plan Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating although admittedly handsome guest of her father She s looking for any excuse to go to London to meet eligible men.Trevor has a problem Trevor Anaedsley s grandfather has cut off his funds until such time as he gets engaged TrMellie has a plan Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating although admittedly handsome guest of her father She s looking for any excuse to go to London to meet eligible men.Trevor has a problem Trevor Anaedsley s grandfather has cut off his funds until such time as he gets engaged Trevor escapes to the country ostensibly to visit his old tutor, Mr Smithson, but actually to duck his creditors where he meets Smithson s lovely daughter, Mellie The obvious solution is suddenly before him but the lady has ideas of her own, and Trevor s going to have to measure up
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    1. Jade Lee

      Librarian Note Also writes under the pen name Kathy Lyons A USA Today Bestseller, JADE LEE has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early thank you Georgette Heyer , and her fascination with the Regency began An author of than 40 romance novels and winner of dozens of industry awards, her latest series is RAKES AND ROGUES The first one, 50 WAYS TO RUIN A RAKE, is an awesome tale of love and laughter And don t forget Kathy Lyons She s Jade s paranormal half Check out her new shifter series GRIZZLIES GONE WILD To find all the latest news on Jade or Kathy, visit them at jadeleeauthor or kathylyons And find out where you can meet her at jadeleeauthor appearances

    599 thoughts on “50 Ways to Ruin a Rake”

    1. I couldn t finish this I stopped at the 50% mark and have no regrets.I may try another Jade Lee book in the future though if it appears to have a somber storyline Lee is a very talented writer and sweeps you up in a tale that is chaotic, often humorous, and very like Eloisa James in the wide set of eccentric secondary characters.The problem with this book was that there were too many characters I really didn t like Trevor is an heir to a dukedom, but boy did he have some growing up to do He was [...]



    2. Summary Mellie, has zero suitors and prospects since she lives in the country with her father but there is one man, that she and her father have had the opportunity to work with, Trevor Anaedsley Mellie has her own goals for her life, including a new formula for a beauty product she hopes will one day be successful She loves her father, but is lonely at times too She wants , but has no idea how to gain that until Trevor offers her a deal Act as his fianc e and go to London, and have the opportun [...]


    3. Available now This is my first Jade Lee book, and it won t be my last I was thrilled that Ms Lee doesn t just keep repeating herself She expects the readers to get the back story, or whatever, the first time she mentions it Thank you Mellie is quite brilliant, with a scientific bent to her mind She creates chemical concoctions that bring money into the family I kept expecting something nefarious to come from those who wanted her latest recipe Either from her uncle or a young man that she meets i [...]


    4. This is book 1 in the Not Quite Ladies series.Trevor Anaedsley is out of money and his grandfather has cut off his funds until he does the right thing and gets engaged While trying to duck his creditors, he visits his old tutor While re acquainting himself with his tutor s daughter, Mellie, he comes up with a plan Mellie will become his fake fiancee When Trevor tells her about his plan, Mellie doesn t know what to think But she does want to go to London to meet someone so she doesn t have to mar [...]


    5. A really sweet and enjoyable historical romance, 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake was a great read I really liked it.Mellie was a strong minded heroine When she set her mind to something, there was no doubt that it would be done My only issue with her was that she let herself be put into a box and nearly ended up in a miserable life because of that But, otherwise, I liked her.Trevor was sweet, though woefully oblivious He was charming and adorable, but he couldn t see what he had right in front of him But [...]


    6. I found this book to be an amusing read, with fun, likeable characters, add an unwanted beau, a fake engagement, a little romance, and you get this wonderfully entertaining story that will make you laugh and smile from start to finish.I really enjoyed the story of Trevor and Mellie, they made a great couple, it just took a while for them to realize it And I loved the epilogue, it was a great ending.I d recommend this book to anyone who loves great, fun, romantic reads.


    7. Better Living Through Chemistry 50 WAYS TO RUIN A RAKE by Jade Lee audio Original Post 7 21 15 fangswandsandfairydust 201.right 2015 Stephanie Takes DesbiensAudio Book provided by Tantor Audio for review purposes No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own unless otherwise noted.Mellie is a bluestocking who has invented a way of whitening muslin that s made her family a mint Now she has invented something that will make money for her family and they are pushing her [...]


    8. 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake was a wonderful introduction for me to Jade Lee s books I will definitely be reading of her novels.This story revolves around Melinda, a bluestocking cit, simply meaning she is an intelligent woman whose family has come into money rather than being born into it She lives secluded with her somewhat eccentric yet intelligent father She has no prospects of marriage apart from a cousin who drives her insane with his constant unwanted proposals She wants love and marriage but [...]


    9. The storyline of a Victorian gentleman aiding a lady in her search for a decent husband, and then them falling in love, isn t a new one But Jade Lee has a way of making any storyline uniquely her own Mellie is a unique Victorian heroine, in that she s extremely intelligent and very outspoken She doesn t particularity like Trevor, her father s apprentice who steals too much of the man s time away from her, but she soon sees him as the means to an end Throw in her overbearingly romantic cousin, a [...]


    10. This was a great historical romance, a great story about life, love, and the difficulty of class, and family expectations This is a story about the changing state of noble stature to merchant success that embraces both.A smart blue stocking, and a duke s heir fake an engagement to get her out of an unwanted courtship, and him out of the threat of financial ruin.But trying to keep things impersonal, and unemotional does not work so well FULL REVIEW will be released closer to the book s releaseChe [...]


    11. 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake is a fun and amusing historical romance It is totally different from the last book I read by Jade lee, this one was light, refreshing and made me laugh throughout the whole story Mellie is intelligent and bluestocking, looking for a way to go to London and find true love.Trevor is a duke s heir, whom his grandfather has cut his fund off until he gets engaged.The fake engagement seemed a perfect solution for both Mellie and Trevor untilI really enjoyed reading this fun and [...]


    12. I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca Jade Lee has been a fantastic writer for as long as I ve been reading her work She creates realistic characters and a worlds so rich that I fall in love the moment I begin Her stories are fun, they re full of heart and always remain true to the soul of the story I loved the mix of comedy and the romance between Trevor and Mellie Its a great mix that builds up to love that is believable and honest even behind t [...]


    13. Loved Loved Loved Jade brings romance to a whole new level of humor with a twist of heartbreak I laughed, I cried most cried I felt what Trevor and Mellie felt for each other and what they were going through I wanted to yell and scream wen Mellie did and wanted to show Trevor where he went wrong Jade Lee is a great writer and a wonderful person Can t wait for her next book to come out


    14. I received this from Netgalley Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review This was a great historical read I loved the hero in this one He was so funny It was entertaining watching the characters grow together I think this series is going to be a great read Looking forward to the next one.


    15. A really good romance novel Took me a while to get through cause im not a huge fan of historical stuf but it was written beautifully Sexy, Steamy and just a good read in general I won this book in a giveaway in exchange for an honest review.


    16. My full Review can be found at priscillasbookshelf.weeblyI gave this story a 4.5 star rating The story was filled with humor that made it a light, refreshing read I enjoyed watching the struggles between the main characters A great London Ton book.


    17. The book was good, but I was not able to warm up to the hero, I just didn t like him which kept me from really enjoying the book For romance reviews, check out my website katherinasbooks.wordpress


    18. A celebration of romantic comedy the idiocy of menWonderfully fun romantic comedy Put aside any cynicism and strict adherence to protocol This is a deliberately farfetched tale of the oddity of love and its victims.The romance had a touch sweetness and the love scenes had wicked sensuality And the men sexy, interesting, and lovable yet farcical characters Just like reality at times.Recommend for those who enjoy a lighthearted romance with a bit of farce and a dash of heat 3.5


    19. Ah, romance When the hero stealth attack kisses the heroine out of nowhere, taking from her before she had the wherewithal to refuse and then has the audacity to refuse to take the blame for his actions So I removed myself from the book on her account.This was only 50 pages in, and I was already not completely sold I will endure a lot for a fake engagement trope, but the characters were ridiculous, and the plot was flimsy Then this happened, and I was quite frankly happy to set it aside.


    20. I picked up this book in audio from Hoopla, and it was such a cute little fun story I don t know if I would have enjoyed it quite so much if I was reading it because the narrator was just really good She really brought out the desperation of Ronnie and had me cracking up at his ridiculous romantic antics.The heroine in this story is Melinda Smithson, a bluestocking scientific country cit Melinda has been sheltered in the country helping her father with his scientific experiments to treat ticks o [...]


    21. 3.5 stars I don t even know where to begin with this review This book was so different from any Jade Lee book I have ever read Usually her books are serious, angst filled dramatic reads with dashes of humor and sexy love scenes This book was a light hearted farce for lack of a better word I didn t like Trevor at the beginning of the book I thought he was a snob But he stated to grow on me but he will never be book boyfriend material And Mellie wasn t much better she is bland Not stupid, not shre [...]


    22. Can a bluestocking miss and a down on his luck aristocrat find happiness through manipulation, wild schemes and plans that back fire Mellie has no shortage of interested suitors but she quickly discovers she has heart palpitations for only one Trevor finds he can t stand to see Mellie with any man but himself, could this mean something The side characters were well realized Ronnie, Mellie s stalker of a cousin, was the buffoon The Duke and Duchess, Radley and Wendy, were back from Lee s previous [...]


    23. I bought this from the author herself at Barbara Vey s Readers event in April, and I m delighted I did Jade Lee is an awesome person and a wonderful writer She manages to tell a hilarious, sexy story with a serious edge While we re enjoying this artful deception put on by two people who don t want to be forced into marriage, the underlying truth is that many people both men and women of their time were seriously constrained by the circumstances of their birth from marrying for love In addition, [...]


    24. Jade Lee has used a tried and true concept for Trevor and Mellie Trevor needs fianc e and Mellie needs a way to go where she can meet eligible men While there was not new twist to the theme it is still a very nice story They both agree they do not like each other so a fake engagement is just the thing for both Look for romance and a lot of steamy sex as they work toward their HEA There are also two unusual duels that produced laugh out loud moments.Lee tells a great story and 50 Ways to Ruin a R [...]


    25. Mellie Smithson has few choices Marry her cousin or the handsome annoying guest of her father Her country is seriously low on choices She just wants to get to London to meet eligible men.Trevor Anaedsley has been cut off His grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged He slinks out of the country to visit Mr Smithson and hide from his creditors Then he sees Mellie DING DING Unfortunately for Trevor she has a mind of her own and her own plans Trevor was woefully clueless but sweet al [...]


    26. The only small issue I had is the designation of the Time period Era the story takes place Based on the gown the cover model is shown wearing, I guess the Regency Period.Mellie Smithson is the intelligent daughter of Gregory Smithson and is desperate to escape her cousin, Robbie.When Trevor Anaedsley comes for a visit, the two contrive a deception that takes the couple to London for the Season.Much of the action in London reminded me of the movie Princess Caribou The tone is light hearted and fu [...]


    27. Jade Lee s book, 50 Ways To Ruin A Rake is delightful It s a fun read with lovable characters, lots of humor and a bit of spice thrown in the mix I loved the story of Trevor and Mellie and their plan of how to navigate society to get them what they both want, a husband for Mellie and funds for Trevor Jade Lee has once again impressed me with her writing This is a complete book, not a cliff hanger.


    28. I won this book for free on First Reads I really enjoyed reading this book It had great characters Mellie and Trevor make a great couple throughout the book as they navigate through the rules of the Ton in historic London, England The story line was such, that it really kept my attention and had me giggling at the antics of the characters throughout the book If you love a good historic romance novel, this is a wonderful book for you to read


    29. Fun story This was a story that I found humorous and highly entertaining Trevor and Mellie were such a fun couple and I enjoyed their story immensely The part with the turkey near the end had me giggling and I loved how Trevor finally confessed his love for Mellie This was a very enjoyable romance with many fun characters and I highly recommend it.


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