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Daisy Farthingale protected her sister by taking blame for a scandalous incident that occurred during her sister’s debut season and now embarks upon her own entrance into society with a slight tarnish to her reputation. No one trusts her judgment when it comes to men, but Daisy is determined to redeem herself in the eyes of her beloved family by marrying the most honorableDaisy Farthingale protected her sister by taking blame for a scandalous incident that occurred during her sister’s debut season and now embarks upon her own entrance into society with a slight tarnish to her reputation. No one trusts her judgment when it comes to men, but Daisy is determined to redeem herself in the eyes of her beloved family by marrying the most honorable man she can find... unfortunately, she finds herself falling in love with London’s most notorious rakehell, Lord Gabriel Dayne, a disreputable wastrel who may be spying for the French! What’s a girl to do? Fortunately, Daisy has gotten her hands on Lady Forsythia Haversham’s Rules for Reforming a Rake. Gabriel Dayne, younger son of the Earl of Trent, has spent the war years cultivating his image as a knave and drunken rakehell to hide his true occupation as a spy against Napoleon’s forces. His missions on the Continent have taken a harrowing physical toll as well as an emotional one. Sent home to recover from gunshot wounds acquired in a skirmish (though most of London Society believes he was shot by a jealous husband), he’s determined to enjoy the wastrel reputation he’s taken great pains to develop, for he soon expects to be recalled to battle. But the dangers he encountered in Napoleon’s war pale in comparison to the danger he faces from Daisy Farthingale, the beautiful slip of a girl who creates havoc with his heart from the moment he sets eyes upon her....

Title : Rules for Reforming a Rake
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ISBN : 25583379
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Number of Pages : 308 Pages
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Rules for Reforming a Rake Reviews

  • Claudia
    2019-03-23 05:46

    This was a good read which was fun to read. I really liked the characters but I would have appreciated if his family troubles would have been resolved at the end. This left me a bit lost as his feelings about this matter were quite serious.Daisy was delightful although a bit fluffy sometimesNevertheless I enjoyed reading it

  • Annie
    2019-04-08 22:48

    3.5

  • Sheila Melo
    2019-04-06 21:48

    FINAL DECISION: I found this book so interesting because it was a different take on a plot that I have read before.  The characters were so likeable that I was completely satisfied to sink into their world and see how their difficulties would be resolved.THE STORY:  Daisy Farthingale is determined to find the perfect suitor in order to regain her family's regard.  Daisy voluntarily took the blame for an attempted elopement (but it wasn't her).  Her family no longer trusts her opinions regarding men.  Daisy's determination is challenged when she meets Lord Gabriel Dayne, rake and wastrel extraordinaire.  Despite her best intentions, Daisy finds herself attracted to Gabriel and she just senses that he is a better man than his reputation suggests.  Gabriel is indeed a better man but purposely cultivates a terrible reputation in order to disguise his missions as a spy against the French.  Gabriel cannot risk getting close to Daisy even as he finds her irresistible.  Gabriel must stay away from Daisy for both their sake.OPINION:  What strikes me most about Platt's Farthingale series is how likeable the characters are.  In every book, the characters seem like they would be people that I would enjoy meeting.  I also enjoy how each Farthingale sister is so different from the others.In this book Daisy is the middle sister who wants to make things better.  She even took the blame for her older sister's attempted elopement.  That act by Daisy has placed her in a difficult position in her family.  Although completely innocent, she is distrusted by her family.In fact, Daisy and Gabriel are both seem incorrectly by their family.  Both have taken on actions not their own in order to protect.  Daisy to protect her sister; Gabriel to protect his country and those he loves.  It is therefore unsurprising that each recognizes something in the other and sees something beyond reputation.  This equivalency is done with deft care and a great deal of subtlety.The romance is so sweet and I especially enjoyed how Gabriel is given reason to hope for a future by Daisy.  He is a damages soul that is healed by the gentleness and vivacity of Daisy.  I liked Gabriel a great deal and I loved that Daisy does not give up on Gabriel despite all indications.  She wants true love and when she finds it, she becomes determined.This is not my favorite in the series, but it is really good and I look forward to going back in time and reading about Daisy's older sister.  (We should also learn about the attempted elopement which gets Daisy in so much trouble).WORTH MENTIONING:  I find the fact that this book is a prequel to the other two books in the series fascinating.  The remainder of the sisters' stories will be told in reverse order.  What I like best about it is how rather than knowing about the past and having to wonder about what happens to the characters in the future, the future instead is already known and the past has many secrets.  This is a different way of building a series and I find it intellectually interesting what techniques Platt is using.CONNECTED BOOKS:  RULES FOR REFORMING A RAKE is the third book in the Farthingale series.  The book is actually a prequel to the first two books and thus can be read as a true standalone.STAR RATING:  I give this book 4 stars.This review was originally posted on Top10RomanceBooks.com

  • Bev Ross
    2019-04-19 23:55

    Daisy does it!Omg! Each book gets better and better! I love the Farthingales all of them! I really like Uncle George! It seems like he stays calm cool and collected! And he loves his nieces and doesn't rat them out! And Gabriel was a hoot! Ian tried to warn him and he thought it was ridiculous! Until he met Daisy! And what a meeting! I really liked how honest Daisy was with Gabriel he never had a chance! I'm going to go back and re-read lilys story and Dillys until the next one comes out that's how good this series is!! Meara Platt is one awesome author! I can't wait for the next one!! And I don't care if she does them backwards you have to write what speaks to you! I get it ! Brilliant!I can't recommend it enough!

  • Amanda
    2019-04-21 04:49

    Daisy and Gabriel stole my heart from the very beginning and have not giving it back. I loved every page turning moment of their story and cannot wait for the next Farthingale book. The plot was entertaining and the characters were well developed. I enjoyed the witty banter and the secondary characters were wonderful too. I highly recommend this book!

  • Jen Gilbert
    2019-04-18 01:51

    I lost sleep because of this book! I could not stop reading it. Love love love this series.

  • Cynthia Prosser
    2019-04-11 03:57

    I found I was conflicted on whether I liked this book or not. Overall it was an engaging story, with likeable and real characters, and a bit of mystery/intrigue to give the story spice. However, I found there to be too much time spent on longings and feelings regarding the other of the pair. As with any romance there will be digressions into longings and feelings but to wade through pages and pages of it gets tedious - to the point that if I had not promised a review I would have abandoned the book. That being said there was the bit of mystery/intrigue with a dash of history that was the frame of the story. Those parts moved right along and gave the characters depth and showed them to be interesting people. The author writes well and has an enjoyable style.

  • Anissa
    2019-03-24 04:12

    Heartwarming thrilling taleMeara Platt weaves a funny heartwarming tale of true love! Her characters are so full of life and personality. She has a way of making you fall in love with not only the main characters but all the side characters as well! Daisy falls for Gabriel despite his horrible reputation. She see beneath the act and knows he is a brave loving man. Gabriel does all he can to stay away from her but fails miserably. When Daisy is in trouble he comes to her rescue! The rest of the family are back including those feisty twins. This is a series you don't want to miss!

  • Cynthia Houser
    2019-03-26 22:13

    RakeI really enjoyed this book. This is a good series. Lilly's story is my favorite. Daisy and Gabriel are a perfect match. She is sweet, kind hearted and a take charge kind of person who is very loyal. Everyone thinks Gabriel is a waste, but Daisy sees through his cover. I enjoyed their exciting adventure. On to the next book. ☺ 👏

  • Samantha
    2019-04-02 04:55

    Oh Meara Platt, you take historical romance and add humor and spice and enjoyment and laughter. This book flows so well you feel like you are in the story along side the characters as they do crazy things. Loved and can't wait to read another of the Farthingale books.

  • Susana Oliveira
    2019-04-09 04:16

    gostei deste livro. 3,5. algumas partes não são credíveis, mas é uma história que se lê com interesse.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-09 03:59

    I enjoy the Farthingale's. This series is humorous and a nice escape.

  • Kathy Brickert
    2019-04-05 04:09

    I really liked this one. The family of characters are very entertaining. Good read.

  • Linda
    2019-03-26 02:09

    After three books, I've finally figured out why I don't give Meara Platt's book higher ratings. Its in her characters. Though the stories are good, the author has a knack for writing characters who I SHOULD like, but don't. For instance, their mother Sophie. In all the books, she's supposedly loving, lets them be their own, takes in and cares for all Farthingale relations, has a loving relationship with her husband... etc etc... We should love her BUT she was quick to believe the worst of her daughters and judges and criticizes them, seems to care more for other family relations other than her own and blames her own daughters when something goes wrong for caring for said relations own children. She was a truly condescending character IMO. Then there's Aunt Julia. The widow of their deceased uncle who died in war. She's left with a son to raise but is supposedly too wrapped up in her grief to do it. Oh how I wish the author would have stuck with making her a bit more sympathetic. Instead she selfishly pawns her son and his troubles to daisy or whoever is in charge of him. Her son is crying out for his father, running out of houses and climbing trees to get to heaven to see him and Mrs. Platt wants us to believe that Julia is so wrapped in grief to deal with it so she blames others. Well where is this grief when she's out shopping, making house calls, trying to find a new husband. I really could have done without her character in this book or at the very least, a NOT so happily ever after for her!Then there's the Daisy herself. So guilt ridden of the incident (which took forever and day to be revealed) yet keep running into dark areas with gentleman. She's brave enough to d everything under the sun and moonlight but not brave enough to speak up for herself. Ugggh!! The frustration!And last but not least!!! All Ms. Platt heroes have the same MO. Maybe not back stories but they all are so dense and everything is so drawn up and melodramatic.

  • Karla Brandenburg
    2019-04-16 04:59

    This was entertaining reading. A rake with a deep, dark secret that requires he alienate himself from his family and from society and the deb who sees past his facade.Things I liked about this book: Daisy was a delightful blend of scatterbrained and smart. I liked her "grit." Gabriel is excellent as a tortured hero, doing the right thing while giving the impression of being dissolute and beyond redemption. Daisy is put-upon by her family without any recognition for what she does well, which gives her a sympathetic response, although it might have been overdone just a skosh. Gabriel is loveable despite being ostracized.Things I didn't like: Gabriel's best friend telling him what's going to happen to him in the first chapter. "You're going to meet Daisy and she's going to steal your heart." A little over the top for me and completely unnecessary. I could buy into the "history," that the other men were trapped, but it doesn't say much to Gabriel's character that his best friend thinks he's so easily swayed, not to mention it sort of ruins the anticipation. Thus only 4 stars.

  • Laura
    2019-04-11 00:07

    I enjoyed Lily's and Dillie's stories in the previous two books, and thought Daisy's was even better.Daisy is a sweet girl who will do anything and everything for the people she loves, whether that means taking the blame for her sister's wrongdoing or taking over as interim nanny when all the nannies in the household are suddenly gone. She is determined to marry well and make her family proud of her, until she unwittingly falls in love with Gabriel Dayne. Gabriel is a no-good scoundrel and wastrel...or so he wants everyone to believe. Daisy sees past all that to the good man that he really is. I won't spoil the story if you haven't read it yet, but it's definitely worth reading.I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Joann Maggio
    2019-04-07 00:58

    Rules for Reforming a Rake ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ written by Meara Platt(Farthingale #3)We read for fun, enjoyment and distraction. Meara Platt gives us all this and more. Her Farthingale series is a hoot. Daisy Farthingale in an effort to protect her sister is blamed and scandalized. When her coming out is upon her she wishes to redeem her reputation in the eyes of the ton and her family. Daisy seems to creat havoc in her wake. When she finds herself falling in love with the handsome Gabriel Dayne, the youngest son of the Earl of Trent, she forgets her ideas of redemption. The witty dialogue written by Miss Platt is so funny. The things she has Daisy say about a pickle are hilarious. This book is not to be missed. I enjoyed it immensely.

  • Tammy Andresen
    2019-03-26 00:58

    I love Meara Platt's Farthingale series! All of the sister's are charming and lovable while the men are handsome, strong, yet approachable.They are sweet and fun romances that leave the reader feeling wonderful. I would highly recommend this series!This book, about the middle sister Daisy, is no exception. She provides the unconditional love in her family and uses that same strategy in her attempt to reform a rake. Great read!!

  • Shelley
    2019-03-26 01:52

    Gabriel leads a hard life. Separated from his family and acting like the bad boy. Having to see the hurt in his fathers eyes. That would be hard to handle but for King and country you do what you must. Daisy has such a kind heart but don't let that fool you she has a back bone as well. She will fight for what she believes in. Meare wrote a very good book look forward to reading the rest.

  • Emma
    2019-04-09 02:51

    This series is being told back to front which I love as it's unusual and I can't remember already meeting couples in a series who haven't had their stories told yet! Gabriel & Daisy are a great leading couple even if it did take them a while to get their act together but it worked out well in the end! Hurrah! 4 stars****

  • Heather
    2019-03-27 22:06

    Daisy and Gabriel i think are my fav out the series. these two are so alike daisy looked down by family for covering for lily then Gabriel covering for his country has to be known as scoundrel when both were just trying to protect loved one ir country. the humor was in this story as other Meara i loved the series and hope u decide to write one for rest of sisters.

  • Pamela Burford
    2019-04-18 03:07

    Lovers of Regency romance, rejoice! Meara Platt is a bright new star whose writing balances emotion, wit, and the wonderful Regency setting and mores. Brava! I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

  • Keomony Mary
    2019-04-15 02:03

    "To reform a rake, a lady must follow her heart above all rules." Who said a lady have to reform a rake before they fall in love? Because to fall in love means to love someones being themselves.