A Rake's Vow Book Summary and Study Guide

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Vane Cynster is traveling from his cousin's home when a storm causes him to stop at Bellamy Hall, the home of his godmother, Minnie, who is also the aunt of Patience Debbington, the lead female character. Patience is on an extended stay at her aunt's home with her 17 year old brother, Gerrard.
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    Vane's one night stop turns out to be a long visit when his godmother asks him to help investigate recent thefts and the appearance of a spectre or ghost. Vane,a confirmed bachelor, not only is interested in figuring out who the thief is but also wants to explore his attraction to his godmother's niece, Patience, a confirmed bachlorette.
    Vane and Patience work together to find out who the thief is and work to cast suspicion off her brother, who other characters believe is causing all the mischief. With a cast of characters that give the aura of "Clue", Stephanie Laurens manages to pull off another enjoyable Cynster novel.
The review of this Book prepared by Angel Manners

Vane Cynster makes a mad run for it after his cousin Devil's wedding, as he refuses to be caught in the parson's mousetrap as well, but leave it to a thunderstorm to force him to take cover at his godmother's house, and introduce him to Miss Patience Debington.

When Patience gets trapped in the intrigue surrounding a petty thief at the house party she's attending, things begin to look up for her and her brother Gerrard when Vane shows up and puts his investigating skills to good use.

Though Patience hates the idea of getting tied to an "elegant gentleman" for life, she finds herself falling in love with the handsome cynster.

The review of this Book prepared by Becky Lee

This is the 2nd book in the "Cynster Series" by Stephanie Laurens. Vane Cynster has taken to the country on the heels of his cousin's wedding, only to find his fate up to her ankles in plants and dirt. When a poltergiest starts to terrorize the inhabitants of Bellamy Hall, Vane and the beautiful Patience are out to discover what it's about. Yet will it take something undead to show Vane and Patience how to truly live?
The review of this Book prepared by Meredith Griffin

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Plot & Themes

Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   investigating theft/fraud    -   search for magical solution If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   mature

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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