What A Rogue Wants

What A Rogue Wants

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by Julie Johnstone
     
 

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Lady Madelaine Aldridge might be the worst lady-in-waiting to ever grace King George III's court. An oddball who prefers archery to embroidery and honesty to deception, she earns the dislike of the Queen, the cruelty of the other ladies-in-waiting and the advances of a lecherous fiend who wants to possess her body. Her father demands she find a proper husband¿a task…  See more details below

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Lady Madelaine Aldridge might be the worst lady-in-waiting to ever grace King George III's court. An oddball who prefers archery to embroidery and honesty to deception, she earns the dislike of the Queen, the cruelty of the other ladies-in-waiting and the advances of a lecherous fiend who wants to possess her body. Her father demands she find a proper husband¿a task that seems hopeless until Lord Grey Adlard rides into court.
Grey Adlard lives up to his reputation as a dangerously handsome rake when he proposes Madelaine meet him in the stables for a tumble. Yet when she needs a protector the most, Grey offers his services and vows he wants to court her. Wary yet intrigued by the mystery he presents, Madelaine slowly allows Grey to capture her confidence and then her heart.
Things seem perfect until her father is imprisoned for plotting against the King and Madelaine learns Grey is not who he pretends. As King George III sinks deeper into insanity, Madelaine must prove her father's innocence in order to save his life. With the future of England hanging in the balance and a ruthless murderer hunting them Grey and Madelaine engage in a clash of wills and a battle fraught with suspicion, secrets, betrayal and two hearts that cannot deny the impossible, irresistible love between them.

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Editorial Reviews

www.juliejohnstoneauthor.com - Samantha Grace
An intriguing romantic Regency that immerses you in the Court of King George III and his world of noble spies.
www.juliejohnstoneauthor.com - Erin Knightley
A twisting tale of intrigue and desire that will keep you guessing to the very end!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016562414
Publisher:
Night Shift Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2013
Series:
Lords of Deception , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
104,238
File size:
781 KB

Meet the Author

Julie Johnstone is a best-selling author of Regency Romance. She’s been a voracious reader of books since she was a young girl. Her mother would tell you that as a child Julie had a rich fantasy life made up of many different make believe friends. As an adult, Julie is one of the lucky few who can say she is living the dream by working with her passion of creating worlds from her imagination. When Julie is not writing she is chasing her two precocious children around, cooking, reading or exercising. Julie loves to hear from her readers. You can send her an email at or visit her at www.juliejohnstoneauthor.com.

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What A Rogue Wants 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Aelius More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable and fun romance that will keep you glued to the pages. If you like romances then look no further.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
THIS STORY HAS IT ALL!!   Wasn't sure what to expect from this novel or author, since her work is new to me.  But, I can't believe what an amazing story I just read.  It has suspense, sorrow, heartache, intrigue, romance, lovemaking (just descriptive enough), no cliffhanger, and a bumpy road that leads to HEA. The only thing missing was an Epilogue, I didn't want to leave this amazing couple, and even though we get a look 3 months in the future, I wanted more of what the future held.  I looked to see if book 2 in the series was out, and couldn't find it. I signed up for the author's next release, so I won't  miss anything.  (ljb) 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the main 2 characters and the challanges they must go thru. I also would have enjoyed an epilog to see down into the future L.d
Uneekone More than 1 year ago
Kept me glued to the story line from beginning to end.
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Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Refreshing historical romance! I really enjoyed Julie Johnstone’s book WHAT A ROGUE WANTS the first book in her Lords of Deception series. I loved that the story was set in the Georgian era! I loved the character Madelaine, who was not like the ordinary lady we usually read of, she did not like embroidery she loved archery! Lord Grey was a charming rake. She became a lady-in-waiting to the queen and felt like a puppet; that did not help matters. She had to become a proper lady! But at what cost? Some of her comments are so funny! Grey did not trust her and believed she is part of a plot. Until, she gets shot, then Grey really starts to fear for her life and realizes that he loves her. Ms. Johnstone nicely blended her characters into her suspense. It was very well written! It’s a story filled with betrayals and secrets. Great characters, a tight plot, an atmospheric historical setting! I recommend this historical romance, especially if you like stories set in that era. I liked the epilogue at the end! I will be looking for her next book in this series.
Macmurphie More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Ms. Johnstone's books and this is as good as the others.  Once I started it I could not put it down.  I loved the passion and struggles the two main characters experienced.  Just when you think the plot is going to untwist it just gets twisted more.  I can't wait to read her next one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of Surprises.   “Lord Grey Adlard entered White’s gentleman’s club intent on one purpose¿to find and wring the neck of Gravenhurst, his former best friend as of roughly twenty minutes ago.” That’s the beginning line from What a Rogue Wants and it just gets better. Lord Grey begins as a man with no responsibilities save his own pleasure until he meets Madelaine. Madelaine is desperate to be the perfect daughter and please her father by taking a position in court. It doesn’t take long before both are thrust into situations that challenge their allegiances and their budding love.   JJ shines in this thrilling tale of madness, loyalty to family, friends and country. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Julie's novels. This is the best one yet! I can't wait for her next novel, as they keep getting better and better. Move over Janet E. There's a new kid on the block!
LesiaCh4 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The characters are witty, charming, the hero is sexy and strong, the heroine is beautiful, kind, fearless (she shoots w/bow & arrow!) I enjoyed the suspense and intrigue of the spy aspect of the story, but nothing of romance was lost along the way, there was plenty of hot romance. It was wonderful watching as the main characters develope from beginning to end of story, and how each had their own demons to slay. Julie Johnstone has a beautifully written and well told story here that I highly recommend adding to your reading list.