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  • Madly in love with Adam and Sera

    I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham is the first book in her exciting new series The Society of Sirens. I adored this story, but for me, it was not an easy book to read. I think it’s a combination of the times we are living through right now. I am on full lockdown at home, and parts of the story hit very close to home, the heroine Seraphina Arden lost a child and having experienced that in my life, I sometimes had to put the book down and go and do something else for a bit. Seraphina is an amazing heroine she hast taken all of the horrible things that life has thrown at her and come out stronger, and instead of being bitter, she is using her skills to try and lift other women up so that they don’t have to go through the things she did. The hero Adam Anderson is quite wonderful as well, he lost a beloved wife in childbirth but is doing his best to raise his children. He is someone who once he has all the information will choose to do the right thing no matter the cost, and while he is almost always kind and thoughtful, he does know how to be bad in the bedroom. The journey these two make together from an impossible relationship to being able to make it work on their own terms was one I thoroughly enjoyed, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Medium Steam. Publishing Date April 28, 2020. #EdelweissPlus #TheRakess #ScarlettPeckham #HistoricalRomance #AvonRomance #HarperCollinsCanada #bookstagram

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  • The Rakess

    The Rakess wasn't what I'd expected which isn't a bad thing since I enjoyed it. It's very feminist in nature which I absolutely adored. I loved the main characters, Sera and Adam as well as the secondary characters. I'm very much looking forward to reading their stories. I definitely recommend it.

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  • 2.5 STARS

    “The Rakess” positives are far less than the negatives, leaving me torn on how I feel about the overall read. Starting off with the positive, I liked the strong sensual heroine Seraphina who wasn’t ashamed to showcased her attraction towards the architect, Adam, who did everything in his power to fight the urge to submit to her wild ways. It was a constant (and shall I say tiring?) back and forth between the two throughout the entire novel. I say about ⅓ I was already done and over it, and the repetitiveness allowed the story to draaaaaag on. Despite the 380+ pages, there were far more tedious scenes that could have been cut out to make it a smooth sailing ride. I can’t even tell you how many times I check the % of the book to see if I was making any progress. It seem like I was just stuck and that's something no reader wants to experience. In spite of the scenes that I found redundant, it wasn’t a complete terror to read. It was easy to see and feel the connection between Adam and Sera, and despite their social standing, I did quite enjoy how their relationship came to be. Moreso, I think the author did a decent job touching sensitive topics such as grieve, death, loss of pregnancy, addiction/alcoholism, animal cruelty, kidnapping and false imprisonment. “The Rakess” left me caught between a rock and a hard place, and can easily be a hit or miss for readers.

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