Rake's Gambit - Meg-Lynn Roberts 3.5 stars. Not as enjoyable as Love's Gambit, which is a related book that occurs earlier but with a somewhat overlapping timeline. Even so, a very good traditional Regency with believable characters and good emotional development. Robert learns he is more than just the rake he believes himself to be, and Ann finds that she cannot hide behind her plain looks when their two hearts recognize each other's true selves.