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A Rogue by Any Other Name (Rules of Scoundrels Series #1)

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17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

By Any Other Name..No, it has to be Bourne

What a delightful story! Sarah MacLean has taken an idea that in itself (on the surface) might seem to rankle more than one woman and weave it into a cloak every woman would want to wear.
"Poor Penelope"--as the story begins and weaves, we find that Penelope is used ...
What a delightful story! Sarah MacLean has taken an idea that in itself (on the surface) might seem to rankle more than one woman and weave it into a cloak every woman would want to wear.
"Poor Penelope"--as the story begins and weaves, we find that Penelope is used more often than appreciated, misunderstood more often than understood and without a doubt--underestimated by more than one foolish man in her life.
At the onset, Lord Bourne (don't dare call him Michael for at LEAST 200 pages!) does little to endear himself to her or to female readers, outside of being the consummate rogue and devastatingly handsome man.
Poor Penelope, becomes less poor and Lord Bourne, he remains the devastatingly handsome rogue that he begins, but adds to it, the quality of redeemed "fallen angel".

The writing is thorough and tightly strung. The characters are captivating (I can't wait to learn more about Cross and most especially, Chase). The inner narratives are beyond phenomenal.

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the reading, and only wish that I had taken more time to read it. Putting it down was just a non-option and I definitely killed the entire day and most of the evening finishing it. :) (Don't you just hate when you do that??)

No hesitation in recommending this delightful book to future readers.

posted by not-your-typical-reader on April 7, 2012

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13 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

I wish there was some way I could tell if a story was going to b

I wish there was some way I could tell if a story was going to be nothing but romance and sex before I bought it. I couldn't believe there was actually an entire chapter dedicated to a sexual scene! This is what I call women's porn, that is, the sex is in the name of ...
I wish there was some way I could tell if a story was going to be nothing but romance and sex before I bought it. I couldn't believe there was actually an entire chapter dedicated to a sexual scene! This is what I call women's porn, that is, the sex is in the name of love and romance--fantasy, in other words. I'm disgusted that I bought this book. Okay, that's fine if the reader is into romantic sex, but why does no one mention that that's what the story is--in a soap opera setting, too? After that one chapter that was nothing but a description of a sexual interlude, I gave up and didn't finish it.

posted by Rosiolady on March 26, 2012

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