An in-depth article on what makes a rake in historical romance books.

One thing positive about Bridgerton, it may give the historical romance genre new readership. 

If you need a few good rakish reads, below are some suggestions.

Today, a rake is common archetype for the witty hero of a historical romance novel—hence why the word appears in so many titles. Explains why Simon is the ultimate “lovable scoundrel.”

Source: What Is a Rake? Why Bridgerton’s Simon Is the Ultimate Definition

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