A Rogue by Any Other Name

A Rogue by Any Other Name : The First Rule of Scoundrels

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New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean has taken the world of historical romance fiction by storm! With A Rogue by Any Other Name, she once again boldly breaks new ground.

The first book in her remarkably fresh and original Fallen Angels series--featuring four dark Regency Era heroes who will steal the hearts of their heroines and the readers alike--A Rogue will captivate fans of Julia Quinn and Suzanne Enoch while bringing new romance readers eagerly into the fold. The scintillating story of a disgraced Marquess reduced to running a London gambling hall who hopes to restore his good fortune by marrying a very proper lady who's secretly drawn to sin, A Rogue by Any Other Name is sexy and wicked fun.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 106 x 171 x 28.45mm | 190.51g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0062068520
  • 9780062068521
  • 34,318

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What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets. . .

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 something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to an unexplored world of pleasures.

Bourne may be a prince of London's illicit 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.
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Review quote

"Brilliantly crafted and deliciously seductive..."--Library Journal (starred review)
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Rating details

24,660 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (9,554)
3 22% (5,401)
2 5% (1,193)
1 2% (541)

Our customer reviews

It's official, Sarah MacLean is my favorite historical romance writer! Penelope and Bourne were friends when they were young, but Bourne was cast from society, and Penelope eventually had to forget him. But by random chance, they found themselves together after she inherits one of his past proprieties, the one he's going to get even if he has to marry her. I adored this book. Bourne was yummy and Penelope was fun. It's one of those books where you connect with the characters and understand their motives, and want them to be together forever. Bourne is stubborn and obsessed with revenge, but Penelope has suffered a broken engagement and still believes in love. Their connection was inevitable, and together they were on fire, but they had to overcome Bourne's revenge wish and Penelope's suspicious heart. A Rogue by Any Other Name is definitely one of those books I'd love to re-read, and of course I'm waiting for the sequel 'One Good Earl Deserves a Lover'. I'm sure Penelope's sisters have a lot more to say, and maybe share their story with Bourne's best friends.show more
by Maria Guajardo (GABY)
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