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  1. Sarah MacLean Sarah MacLean says:

    I mean, if I don t like it, what hope do you have


  2. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    I am too imperfect for you, he whispered at her temple You are perfectly imperfect for me I just I love this book I love the cover I love the writing every single sentence I enjoyed reading it I love the plot, oh yes, no better plot than revenge I love the characters, both of them But most of all I love you Sarah MacLean Gimmebooks like theseYou have my land, Penelope, he whispered at her ear, the sound low and liquid and altogether too distracting even as it sent tremoI am too imperfect for you, he whispered at her temple You are perfectly imperfect for me I just I love this book I love the cover I love the writing every single sentence I enjoyed reading it I love the plot, oh yes, no better plot than revenge I love the characters, both of them But most of all I love you Sarah MacLean Gimmebooks like theseYou have my land, Penelope, he whispered at her ear, the sound low and liquid and altogether too distracting even as it sent tremors of anxiety spiraling through her, and I want it back She shook her head, eyes closed as he wreaked havoc on her senses I can t give it to you He stroked one hand down her arm in a long, lovely caress, taking her wrist in his firm, warm clasp No, but I can take itThe storyMichael, Marquess of Bourne, lost all he ever had one night in a game of cards And that night his life made a turn, toward one goal Revenge Now a powerful man, co owner of London s most famous gaming hell, he s prepared to do anything to accomplish his goal, even marry his childhood friend, Lady Penelope Marbury To up her chance in getting married, Penelope s father increased her dowry, with Michael s lost estate She doesn t really want to get married, well, she does, but out of love After learning about the dowry, she goes for a walk in the old estate, and comes across Michael But soon her happiness evaporates when said man abducts her and decides to ruin her reputation enough so that she d have no other choice but to marry himYou re thinking again She was She was thinking he was magnificent I can t help it She shook her head, reaching for him Then I am not doing it correctly Oh dear If he kissed her anycorrectly, her sanity would be threatenedBourneI still like the name Michael better 3 Anyway, he was very young when he lost it all, and it was a very hard lesson in life Having lost his parents too, he had no one to turn to, not for affection, not for support Years later, he is a ruthless man, knows no compassion, and is willing to do absolutely anything to carry out his revenge He compromises Penelope and marries her, swearing to give her anything she would ever want, aside from his affection What truobles him the most is that he WANTS to give her his affection Ah I just loved him Tortured hero, affraid to love, affraid to get close to anyone, thinking he ll corrupt anything he touches My heart just broke for him Even though, I wanted to hit him a few times, stubborn man But esentially, he had to choose revenge or PenelopeThe worst part is that if I don t send you back, I m going to want to keep you here.And you ll hate me for it He closed his eyes and whispered, You deserve better So much better than me Michael, she said softly, there s no one better Not for me She was falling in love with the part of him that ice skated, played charades, teased her with wordplay, and smiled at her as though she were the only woman in the world She was falling in love with the kindness that lurked beneath his exterior.And there was a part of her, dark and quiet, that was falling in love with the rest of him She did not know how she could manage being in love with all of him He was too muchPenelopeHaving no choice but to marry Michael, she asks him to show her passion, exictement, life Although he is nothing like the youth she once knew and loved, she still can t help but be intrigued by him Attracted by him And she wantsMore than just a marriage of convenience, she wants to beto him than a means to an end BUT, that s exactly what Michael doesn t want And so he hurts her to keep her away Boy my heart broke for her too I understood them both, but the constant suffering, NOT a big fan but it was so worth it And onething I adored the letters Oh those were so sweet, their corespondence when they were childern, and later only on her side Just loved The ending Simply PERFECT The best way for the story and I m so glad it turned out the way it did I d give the book 10stars just for that bit This is my favorite quote, and it goes perfectly with the theme of the book gamblingI can t take small tastes of you, love I can only gorge on you You re irresistible He pressed a kiss to her shoulder, his tongue coming out to lave the skin there You re like the rattle of dice The shuffle of cards You call to me until I ache with desire for you The words were a whisper of breath at the base of her neck I could easily become addicted to youTo Sarah MacLean


  3. Samantha Samantha says:

    This is one of the best Hades and Persephone retellings I ve read, mostly because it gets the Persephone characters personality right She s a good mix of innocence and wanting adventure and choosing the underworld a battle queen in her own right This one also added a twist of the characters being childhood friends so there was a history there that made the development of the relationship muchbelievable This is my first historical romance but I d continue with this series and read mor This is one of the best Hades and Persephone retellings I ve read, mostly because it gets the Persephone characters personality right She s a good mix of innocence and wanting adventure and choosing the underworld a battle queen in her own right This one also added a twist of the characters being childhood friends so there was a history there that made the development of the relationship muchbelievable This is my first historical romance but I d continue with this series and readfrom this author


  4. Baba Baba says:

    FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED5 VERY SHINY STARSI want to lay you down in the light of The Angel and make love to youWow, wow, wow What a fabulous read hugging my Kindle Prepare yourself to be gushed upon From revenge to love. Michael intends to corrupt Penelope He wants to turn her from light to dark, from good to bad His goal is to totally ruin her And it will feel so splendid A Rogue by Any Other Name is such a great example why I love to read HR does the happy dance Despite my m FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED5 VERY SHINY STARSI want to lay you down in the light of The Angel and make love to youWow, wow, wow What a fabulous read hugging my Kindle Prepare yourself to be gushed upon From revenge to love. Michael intends to corrupt Penelope He wants to turn her from light to dark, from good to bad His goal is to totally ruin her And it will feel so splendid A Rogue by Any Other Name is such a great example why I love to read HR does the happy dance Despite my minor issues a jerk ish hero and his opinion of being not worthy enough for our lovable heroine and the ending that felt a bit corny and a heroine who was a bit too weepy for my liking I totally devoured this book Yeah, seconds and minutes passed Hours but it didn t matter All that mattered was this book and these characters I want Do you Do you see how much I value you Do you feel it I adore you, he whispered I wish I could be the man you deserve She lifted her own hand to capture his at her cheek Michael you can be that man Darn, Michael, you deserve Penelope Just open your mind and your heart and look thoroughly.London 1831Michael wants Falconwell back The land he had lost ten years ago while gambling and vowed to regain At any cost even if he had to marry an aging spinster Their first encounter was very entertainingSirrah Do not come any closer I she flailed for a decent threat I am armed His response was unmoved Do you plan to smother me with your muff You, sir, are not a gentleman Ah Truth at last She took another step back I am going home I don t think so, Penelope Penelope was a means to an end the path to Michael s revenge Every time he touched her or showed her the slightest interest, it was for his benefit and his goals Naturally, Penelope didn t want to be a part of his revenge though Well, Michael is rather surprised to discover that this woman, this marriage means so muchto him It scared him.Yes, I love it Yes, I totally dig the characters, the witty, richly textured and wonderful dialogue and most of all the love scenes they left me gloriously breathless My oh my, this woman knows how to write utterly sensual and erotic love scenes A Rogue by Any Other Name displays romance at its best I adored the kissing and touching It was so well written Kudos, Ms MacLean Boy, I was consumed with excitement, with breathlessness while reading A Rogue by Any Other Name. Even though there are not a lot of love scenes, they were so well placed That said, they were there because the path of anticipation has been exhausted and I was on the brink of being combusted He wanted her that moment Immediately Without hesitation So he lifted her in his arms and carried her up the stairs Up to decadence Up to pleasure.Oh, yes, Michael s adventuresome beauty will discover how utterly sensual and erotic love making can be And even though Penelope is not a beauty in the common sense, we all know that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder Michael believes that Penelope is a beauty and love makes you feel beautiful and cherished, after all.The characters are splendid Michael and Penelope are complex and very interesting Penelope knows how to speak tartly and I relished her smart mouth Michael The jerk Most of the time a jerk makes a good hero, and the dark and brooding Michael was a great hero Further, it didn t hurt at all that he was so handsome and he was perfect with his hands and mouth I can t deny that his sexual prowess was fabulous and I loved his deadpan humor Overall it was such a pleasure to witness their evolving relationship.Guess what The author portrayed many intriguing secondary characters in this book and I m utterly convinced that Cross and Lady Philippa s story will be another winner when I was reading thisWell, since you came all the way here how may I be of service, Lady Philippa She took a deep breath Released it I require ruination And I hear you are an expert in the subject I can t wait to read their story Patience, Baba A Rogue by Any Other Name is a wonderfully penned and witty HR I am so glad that I discovered another great HR author I m off reading Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


  5. UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish says:

    A Rogue by Any Other Name is the first book in Sarah MacLean s The Rules of Scoundrels series and from the first page to the last is filled with emotion happiness, heartbreak, passion, romance a truly fabulous story I often find, with historical romances, that the rules society has placed on the women can make them seem mousey and pathetic, so I love it when an author takes those women and makes them strong enough to laugh at their peers or at least not care enough to conform to what s exp A Rogue by Any Other Name is the first book in Sarah MacLean s The Rules of Scoundrels series and from the first page to the last is filled with emotion happiness, heartbreak, passion, romance a truly fabulous story I often find, with historical romances, that the rules society has placed on the women can make them seem mousey and pathetic, so I love it when an author takes those women and makes them strong enough to laugh at their peers or at least not care enough to conform to what s expected of them That always makes for some funny, sexy stories, and that s what Ms MacLean has done with A Rogue by Any Other Name. What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel getsA decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title Now a partner in London s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for somethingHow lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures.Bourne may be a prince of London s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them even her heart.I thoroughly enjoyed the Love By Numbers series in fact, I ve often said that if I could choose to be any heroine from a historical romance novel, it would be Lady Calpurnia Hartwell from Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake She s strong, independent, feisty, funny I d be her in a heartbeat, but to be honest, I feel that way about most of Sarah MacLean s heroines Rarely do I get as attached to the heroine of a story as I do to the hero, but with this author s books, I always do But I digress.Our hero, Michael, Marquess of Bourne, is horrible He s not just an ass, he s a pain in the assAnd I adored every single bit of him You just know that in the end, he s going to get his, and watching it come about is just so much fun We go from him devising his plan for revenge, then watching him carry it out, knowing that he never considers not even for a moment that it won t go as flawlessly as he expected Then we see, bit by bit, the transformation the shock when he starts to question his motives, his feelings, his true wants and desires I absolutely love watching this transformation Our heroine, Lady Penelope Marbury, truly is my kind of woman As I said above, Sarah MacLean is one of the few authors who can write heroines who are as perfect as her heroes Penelope is, in some ways, a victim of her times, but she doesn t let those suffocating rules of society keep her from having an adventure I LOVE this about her She reminds me somewhat of Lady Calpurnia, and perhaps that s why I adore her so much She didn t sit about whimpering or simpering as she did her needlework, waiting for something exciting to happen Nope She found ways to create her own excitement I love how she took life by the horns and didn t let go And the story Oh, my goodness Take a rake or in this case, a rogue and give him a truly compelling, believable need for revenge, then toss in an innocent, but not na ve, heroine, and you have the makings of an incredible story, and that s what this one is Twists, turns, heartache and happiness never a dull moment and I adored every word The bottom line It probably goes without saying, but I can t say it enough I love this story It was filled with emotion and had me laughing, sighing and fanning myself, start to finish Sarah MacLean is one of the few auto buy authors on my list, and books like A Rogue by Any Other Name is why.I am soooo looking forward to the next book in the series, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover and cannot wait to watch Penelope s sister, Lady Philippa Marbury, match wits with the man known only as Cross, the bookkeeper of the The Fallen Angel gaming hell That is a story guaranteed to deliver everything I crave in historical romance, and a story not to be missed


  6. Mo Mo says:

    I m going to corrupt you Again, I ask myself why do I only dip into Historicals a few times a year This was a great book Loved the heroine Loved the hero Love stories where he vows to himself that he will not be lured by a woman and fall in love But of course it does happen You re like the rattle of dice The shuffle of cards You call to me until I ache with desire for you A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title Now a partner in I m going to corrupt you Again, I ask myself why do I only dip into Historicals a few times a year This was a great book Loved the heroine Loved the hero Love stories where he vows to himself that he will not be lured by a woman and fall in love But of course it does happen You re like the rattle of dice The shuffle of cards You call to me until I ache with desire for you A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title Now a partner in London s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury I am too imperfect for you, he whispered at her temple You are perfectly imperfect for me First, I thought we d already established that I am not a gentleman That ship sailed long ago And second, you d be surprised what gentlemen doand what ladies enjoy He was struck dumb at the words though he should not be surprised his wife kept him in a perpetual state of speechlessness


  7. Stacia (the 2010 club) Stacia (the 2010 club) says:

    I choose you I choose loveAnd the world says, aww I think my weeks long book slump finally ended when I decided to go back and finish the second half of this It s really too bad that I seem to have a roadblock every single time I try out a new Historical Romance author No other genre works me over in such a way, to where I m stuck in an exact idea of what I want to be reading a.k.a Kleypas type of wit , and if my ideals are not met right away, I tend to balk and kick my feeI choose you I choose loveAnd the world says, aww I think my weeks long book slump finally ended when I decided to go back and finish the second half of this It s really too bad that I seem to have a roadblock every single time I try out a new Historical Romance author No other genre works me over in such a way, to where I m stuck in an exact idea of what I want to be reading a.k.a Kleypas type of wit , and if my ideals are not met right away, I tend to balk and kick my feet until someone slaps me on the back of the head and tells me to snap out of it.Thankfully, I snapped out of it After knocking back a couple of PNR s, I finally put my big girl pants on and buckled down to read A Rogue by Any Other Name I m so happy that I continued on Once I got used to the author s style of writing, I was able to sink into the story Even though wit was not very prominent in the execution, MacLean still delivered with a not too formal flow, which made my read evenpalatable the further I progressed This really was an aww type of tale There s something about childhood friends turned enemies turned lovers which appeals to me Chemistry is not easily developed in many stories, but I fell in love with this couple who conversed over the years of separation through letters And one day, those letters stopped A revenge plan set in motion started a path of ruin in what could have been a long and lovely friendship If there was one thing of which she was certain, it was that Bourne would never allow her to be hurt.Unless, of course, he was doing the hurting. But oh yesthe best passion can come from immense conflictI m going to make love to you on this fur You re going to feel it against every inch of you, and the pleasure I give you will bethan you ve ever imaginedI m sure that PETA will not approve of the above statement Ah well.Speaking of PETA, this phrase made me think of the phrase tastes like chicken She tasted like innocence. So of course, I can t just keep in the sweet romance frame of mindoh nomy mind immediately goes to an image best used for a horror book.Image hidden inside, click only if you dare view spoiler hide spoiler But anywaymy mind goes to strange places You all know that about me by now.I ended up enjoying this for what it was a lovely little historical romance I ll be checking out book 2 in the near future


  8. Elizabeth (Liz) Elizabeth (Liz) says:

    The Story taken from back cover blurb A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title Now a partner in London s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for somethingHow lucky that The Story taken from back cover blurb A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title Now a partner in London s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for somethingHow lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures Bourne may be a prince of London s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for themeven her heart My Thoughts Love, love, love this book It s a good choice for those who enjoy a jerky hero , to borrow a phrase from GR pal Alyssa Bourne is dark, and working hard to be somewhat awesomely, unrepentantly villainous He s my kind of hero, that s for sure Think Anne Stuart lite very lite, but, still Little does Bourne know that it will be impossible to keep his distance, physically and emotionally, from his lady wife Ahhh, they ALL believe they can succeed at that, don t they It s a be a u tiful thing to watch them fail Lady Penelope is 29, and on the shelf , as they say However, she has never stopped thinking of and, maybe somewhat secretly, pining for her childhood friend, now the Marquess of Bourne This one s a girl after my own heart By God, she s tired of being proper and doing what her family demands of her And, once she marries Bourne, all bets are off She s going to have adventures and a life of her own regardless of what her husband thinks Yet, still, with an innate kindness and strong sense of responsibility, she does this in her own quiet, charming way Bourne and Penelope are electric together One can t help but enjoy them immensely This story has everything one could want emotion, a reluctant hero, a kind but adventurous heroine, and some yummy, steamy scenes I am SO looking forward to the next book The men of The Fallen Angel are sexy and fascinating My Favorite Quote I m going to corrupt you, he promised her skin, one hand sliding down the swell of her stomach, feeling the way the muscles there tensed and quivered at his touch I m going to turn you from light to dark, from good to bad I m going to ruin you Don t be a major dolt like Bourne had an occasional tendency to be Grab this book, read, and ENJOY 5 Big Stars


  9. Susanne Susanne says:

    She realized how little she wanted a quiet life of pastel colors and quadrilles and tepid lemonade She wanted . Happy sigh What a wonderful book Sometime you stumble on these HR gems that makes you smile, gush and wish you lived in a different time Sarah McLean is a wonderful authorSirrah Do not come any closer I , she flailed for a decent threat I am armed His response was unmoved Do you plan to smother me with your muff You, sir, are not a gentleman Ah Truth at last I She realized how little she wanted a quiet life of pastel colors and quadrilles and tepid lemonade She wanted . Happy sigh What a wonderful book Sometime you stumble on these HR gems that makes you smile, gush and wish you lived in a different time Sarah McLean is a wonderful authorSirrah Do not come any closer I , she flailed for a decent threat I am armed His response was unmoved Do you plan to smother me with your muff You, sir, are not a gentleman Ah Truth at last I loved the writing and I loved the story Set in 1831, we meet Penelope and Bourne They were childhood friends but they have been estranged since Bourne lost everything in a card game ten years ago He has rebuilt his wealth through a gaming hell and when his former lands are attached to Penelope s dowry he returns.I loved Penelope She is sound and she is funny She takes the whole kidnapped to marriage in stride and I just adored her Often the hero is the book, but in this one Penelope is just as important She wants adventure Some books are too good for words It is a marriage of convenience fake betrothal friends to lovers story And it is set in beautiful winter I could feel the setting It is alive and colorful I loved the ice skating on the lake, the roasted chestnuts and the roulette Every character is fabulous and I cannot wait for the next one


  10. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    After having read so many insipid, good, but uncomplicated Regency romances lately, this book was a breath of fresh air for me.The Marquess of Bourne had a dissolute youth, and lost his family estate to of at through a game of cards, and decides to make it his mission in life to get his estate back as well as get revenge on the man who won it from him Viscount Langford and his innocent son, Tommy Frankly, I think that Langford did him a favor, since that was the kick in the ass that got him o After having read so many insipid, good, but uncomplicated Regency romances lately, this book was a breath of fresh air for me.The Marquess of Bourne had a dissolute youth, and lost his family estate to of at through a game of cards, and decides to make it his mission in life to get his estate back as well as get revenge on the man who won it from him Viscount Langford and his innocent son, Tommy Frankly, I think that Langford did him a favor, since that was the kick in the ass that got him off his ass and doing something with his life 10 years later, Bourne finds out that Langford lost the estate to his childhood friend, Lady Penelope s father, and the estate is tied to her dowry Penelope has survived a scandal of being jilted by her fianc e, a duke, years ago, and her reputation has suffered since Her father is determined to marry her off, and the addition of the Falconwell estate is designed to attract a bevy of suitors.Bourne, determined as hell to get his estate back, all but kidnaps and compromises Penelope, and all but forces her to marry him The marriage is off to a bad start, filled with negotiations and threats,of a business deal than anything resembling love Penelope misses her childhood friend, who is now an unrecognizable shadow of himself, hell bent on revenge and nothing else They pretend to be in love in the eyes of the Ton, but the early days of marriage is fraught with Bourne ignoring her and his own heart, and a fair bit of misunderstanding.Halfway through the book, to my delight, Bourne realizes he has been an asshole, and starts trying to make it up to her Penelope is suspicious, a leopard doesn t change his stripes, after all Their reconciliation is sweet, but Bourne s need for revenge consumes him and threatens to tear them apart.I really liked this book, I liked the other members of the Fallen Angels Club, and look forward to reading their stories I especially disliked Olivia, Penelope s sister, who is a frilly, fluffy, empty headed girl, and hope she will get her own book later on when she matures


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A Rogue by Any Other Name [KINDLE] ❆ A Rogue by Any Other Name By Sarah MacLean – Thomashillier.co.uk What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel getsA decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title Now a partner in London s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless B What a scoundrel wants, a by Any eBook ✓ scoundrel getsA decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title Now a partner in London s most exclusive gaming A Rogue Kindle - hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope MarburyA broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with Rogue by Any ePUB ☆ little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasuresBourne may be a prince of London s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them even her heart.