A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean (Unabridged) (Historical Romance) Narrated by Rosalyn Landor Length: 13 hours, and 15 minutes. A decade. Home>; FICTION>; Romance>; A Rogue by Any Other Name - EPUB. Share This Title: A Rogue by Any by Sarah MacLean. On Sale: 02/28/ A Rogue by. Sarah Maclean A Rogue By Any Other Name Epub Download > DOWNLOAD ( Mirror #1) e31cf57bcd Free PDF Download Books by Sarah.
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He's my kind of hero, that's for sure: 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: I am SO looking forward to the next book!! The men of The Fallen Angel are sexy and fascinating! I'm going to ruin you. View all 33 comments. Jan 06, Susanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: She realized how little she wanted a quiet life of pastel colors and quadrilles and tepid lemonade. She wanted more. 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 author! I…", she flailed for a decent threat. Set in , 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.
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! View all 30 comments. Dec 07, Laura the Highland Hussy rated it it was amazing. They always fall the hardest. Not just loses, but loses big. Bourne loses everything. Langford purposely goaded Bourne and pushed him into wagering his holdings. Langford got greedy. So he pushed Bourne.
And Bourne lost. With nothing more than a shilling and the clothes on his back, Bourne becomes a self-made businessman, and one of the owners of the gaming hell Fallen Angel. Bourne is now worth easily triple what he lost, but he wants his property, his history, his legacy back. Then it is finally within his grasp. Not in that way, oh no. Bourne goes after his lands, and if Penelope, is in his way, so be it. Penelope and Bourne were childhood friends, borderline sweethearts, and I think that is the main reason this romance worked so well for me.
Bourne purposely compromises Penelope, flaunts it in front of her father to force the marriage, because all he wants is his property. But one thing Penelope makes him realize is that he has never looked beyond getting his land and ruining Langford. Will he be happy? My favorite part of this book is when Bourne decides to court his wife. I rather liked the jerk of a hero, even though he was ridiculously rude to the heroine.
But Bourne is supposed to be an ass. It makes it that much sweeter when he falls. View all 21 comments. Feb 07, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it really liked it. 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. 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. 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, more 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.
View 2 comments. Sarah MacLean has become one of my favorite HR authors. I enjoy her writing style and I find myself highlighting nearly every three or four pages. It is sexy, witty, poignant and refreshing! He walks away with little more than his disgraced title. For the next nine years, that is what fuels his every decision.
Still, it is not enough. The only thing he wants more than his former home, Falconwell, is to destroy the one who took it from him. The scandal that led up to her father breaking her engagement to the Duke of Leighton has ruined her chances of a good match. Even though she is innocent of any wrongdoing, broken engagements were always blamed on the woman. Once considered the most darling of darlings of the ton, now, years later, she finds herself a spinster with a family desperate to see her wed.
This compassionate and smart young woman yearns to be wanted and loved. But it seems an impossible goal. Her father insists she must marry. Recently winning Falconwell in a card game, he places this property as part of her dowry, hoping this will attract more suitors. And so begins the journey of Penny and Michael.
They were childhood friends until the loss of his estates. He ruthlessly pursues Penny ensuring their marriage. And once again her choices are taken from her …by a man. Now, she is trapped by a man once again. I liked this woman. She transforms into a beautiful, smart young lady who stands up for herself. She desires adventure and is no longer satisfied to settle for pastels! And he soon finds himself no longer able to resist his desire for Penny. And with the teaser added for the next installment, I can hardly wait!
View all 28 comments. Mar 01, Susan Elizabeth Phillips rated it it was amazing Shelves: Me gusta mucho como escribe Sarah MacLean y los personajes que crea. Es un canalla de esos que me gustan, me encanta. Conoce a Bourne desde siempre y sus cartas a Michael son una delicia. Me atrapan desde el primer momento. Sep 19, Jilly rated it really liked it Shelves: Back in ye old days, marriage was a business transaction - all about what would look good on paper.
So, many of these Regency Era books have the formula of a marriage first, then a love story where the husband and wife fall in love. This is one of those tales. This is your typical bad boy tricks girl into marrying him, treats her like crap, she falls for him anyway, he realizes he loves her back stories.
And, yet, it is cute, funny, and I find that I am a sucker for t Back in ye old days, marriage was a business transaction - all about what would look good on paper. And, yet, it is cute, funny, and I find that I am a sucker for these kind of books. Why do we fall for the "misunderstood" bad-boy who treats us like crap, girls? Are we just gluttons for punishment? Here's the thing, though.
These books are fiction. Men don't really change. Sure, they can grow-up and become better husbands and fathers than their younger self would have been. But, if a guy is a raging asshole with major anger-management problems - he's going to stay a raging asshole with anger-management problems.
And, that's my lesson for today. Oh, and by the way, this book is cute and funny. View all 3 comments. Aug 10, Bark rated it liked it Shelves: I listened to this book as an unabridged audiobook read by Rosalyn Landor.
She does a fine rather snooty job with the narration which fits the historical setting and a fabulous job with the heroine but when it comes time to do to the manly voices I cringed a little. It gave me high hopes for the relationship to come. As a young man, Michael lost everything in a moment of overeager stupidity and has spent the past decade working to reclaim what was once his.
Land that once belonged to Michael, land Michael will do almost anything to get back. Can you see where this is going? So yeah, Michael suddenly re-enters her life and pretty much steamrolls over it to get what he wants. He must get The Revenge! Even if it hurts those who love him. And ugh.
I am not a patient gal so I can only give this one a three. His penchant for ass-holi-ness causes no end of conflict and though his fingers may have been magical, his nonsense had me wanting to do this. She was his. He owned her in this moment, with this touch. Me ha encantado, me ha parecido una delicia de lectura y muy entretenida, me encanta como escribe la escritora.
Dec 12, Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it Shelves: At the age of 21, Michael Lawler, Marquess of Bourne and a gambling addict, lost everything he had in a game of cards with Langford. He lost all he had inherited from his parents' untimely death to a man who sat there and laughed at him. Embarrassed and devastated, Bourne vanishes, not to be seen in polite society again. His only thought is for revenge, to bury Langford one day and reclaim his lands of Falconwell. For nine years Bourne worked his way up, becoming part-owner of The Fallen Angel, At the age of 21, Michael Lawler, Marquess of Bourne and a gambling addict, lost everything he had in a game of cards with Langford.
For nine years Bourne worked his way up, becoming part-owner of The Fallen Angel, now London's most-well-known gaming hell. Along with three other men, Bourne is now wealthier than he has ever been — except he still doesn't have his land back. But now he knows how to get it. Penelope is 28 and on the verge of becoming a spinster. Eight years ago she was engaged to the Duke of Leighton. But Leighton fell in love with someone else, and Penelope was dumped.
It was quite the scandal, and her reputation has never recovered. But her father has recently won the Falconwell lands in a game of cards from Langford and has attached them to her dowry, knowing these vast lands will surely bring in some suitors. And it brings Bourne.
Bourne and Penelope were actually great friends growing up. They played as kids then exchanged frequent letters after Bourne left for school. But once his parents died and Bourne lost everything, they lost contact for 16 years. Bourne wants Falconwell. If that means having to marry Penelope to get it, he could care less. So he kidnaps Penelope one night as she is walking in the snow and keeps her overnight so her family thinks she will be ruined, forcing her to marry him.
I love a book with a marriage of convenience, and this one has such a dark and broken hero. Bourne is so set on revenge that he cares for nothing else.
He forces Penelope into marriage, and I should have hated him. He is cruel and arrogant, but the author gives you enough glimpses into his mind that you know there is a chance he can be redeemed.
Although Penelope is somewhat duped into marriage, she isn't terrified or totally devastated that it happened. Don't get me wrong: She is tired of her entire life being steered by others. She feels a great guilt that she had a scandalous engagement all those years ago that ruined her sisters' chances for a good marriage. If she marries Bourne, though, he promises to help her sisters find a good match. In return, he gets proof from her father of something vile about Langford.
So she marries him more for her sisters' sake. But, she also remembers the charming, warm boy and man he used to be. And I think deep down she expected to find that side of him much quicker than she actually did.
Bourne is hard to take at some points. He is truly uncaring for her feelings at first. As when he says to her how desperate men are to get Falconwell: He was very close. Too close, leaning in, lowering his voice to a whisper, the breath of his words against the arch of her cheek heightening her nervousness. She did not breathe, too focused on the heat of him, on what he would say next.
Hated the words, the way he spoke them with such simple cruelty. Tears threatened. She would not cry. Not for this beast of a man who was nothing like the boy she'd known. The one she'd dreamed would one day return. Not like this. I can see how some might be turned off, but for me, he is redeemed so well at the end that it was worth the struggle to get there.
We see him eventually learn to woo his wife and work his way out of his focus on revenge. And I really believed the devastation we see in the prologue when he loses everything. The romance is very wicked, as Bourne slowly learns that he truly does care for Penelope and wants what she has to offer. I also adored what we see of the three other men who own the gaming hell with Bourne. Cross is the accountant of the bunch — a tall, ginger-haired man who definitely has his way with women, but is going to have a great heroine to deal with in the next book.
This book is dark with a broken hero and a heroine with just enough spunk to stand up to the hero, no matter how dark it gets. I can't wait for the next one!
View all 4 comments. Feb 10, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a bit different though as our hero, Michael, Marquess of Bourne is quite unlikable for a good bit of the book. He forces a marriage of convenience with an old childhood friend, Lady Penelope Marbury and there are many ups and downs but I loved how their deep abiding love for each other finally trumps and Michael becomes a swoon worthy hero to the delightful Penelope.
Bourne lost everything with the turn of a card during a card game and it has shaped him into the man he is today. He is so bent on revenge against the man that took it all from him, nothing else matters but destroying his former guardian and gaining back his family home and lands. It is now ten years later and Bourne is part of a successful gaming hell and he has rebuilt himself financially and when he hears that his land is part of his childhood friend Penelopes dowry, well, he knows what he must do to finally secure his past.
Penelope is thrilled to see Bourne again one snowy night but it quickly becomes evident that this is not the boy from her childhood or the boy she used to correspond with frequently.
No, this grown up Bourne is hard, unyielding and cold. She did not know how she could manage being in love with all of him. He was too much. 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 wants more.
More than just a marriage of convenience, she wants to be more to 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 one more thing 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! And then taken it. Neighbor, perhaps. Never friend. Betrayal scorched through the young marquess. Hated it. Your choice to wager more than you were willing to lose. It was an age-old ploy, and Bourne had been too young to see it. Too eager. Bourne lifted his gaze, anger and frustration choking the words.
Instead, he leveled Bourne with a cool look.