As Rich as a Rogue

As Rich as a Rogue

by Jade Lee

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"a blend of humor and action-adventure with a few steamy scenes of passion"—Fresh Fiction

Peter George Norwood, Lord Whitly, returns to London a wealthy man in want of a wife. And who better but the woman who fires his heart like no other, the "Wayward Welsh" heiress Mari Powel?

Mari Powel's fiery Welsh temper is up. Peter Norwood, Lord Whitly, is back in town after six years romping around India making his fortune. Mari blames him for her social downfall and has spent all this time clawing her way back into the ton's good graces. How dare he show up on his first day back and publicly embroil her in a bet involving long-awaited apologies, illicit kisses, and Lady Illston's unruly parakeet? Mari is outraged, and is going to show him—and everyone else—what she's made of. Little does she know, the unrepentant Lord Whitly has been dreaming of her all this time. Now he'll do anything to win the wager—along with Mari's heart.

Rakes and Rogues series:
50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Book 1)
One Rogue at a Time (Book 2)
As Rich as a Rogue (Book 3)

Praise for One Rogue at a Time:
"Vivid and energetic...with a delightfully dazzling edge." —Night Owl Reviews
"Readers will enjoy every enchanting moment [of] Lee's lively, humorous romp—may be her best book yet!" —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick!
"A magnificent romp." —Fresh Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492605058
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Rakes and Rogues , #3
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,301,830
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jade Lee is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of more than thirty novels, including One Rogue at a Time, 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake, Wedded in Sin, and What the Groom Wants. She has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Jade lives in Illinois. Visit her at

Elizabeth Bidwell is a trained actress, originally from the U.K. She has worked primarily as a voice actor for commercials, industrial voice-overs, and video games. Elizabeth is pleased to be extending her portfolio into audiobooks, where she can combine her voice acting skills with her love of reading.

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As Rich as a Rogue 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Mari and Peter's story!! 6 years ago, Peter named Mari the Wayward Welsh. Having worked all those years to overcome this, she is dismayed to see he is back in town. Peter has never forgotten about Mari and is determined to have her as his wife. He didn't count on her hatred of him. Will he be able to convince her that she is his perfect match? Loved the latest addition to the Rakes and Rogues series and can't wait to see what Lee has for us next!
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. Mari is choosing a husband using a list of attributes. She has spent years trying to be demure yet wants to help her husband to achieve his greatest desires. Peter has returned from India after learning what it means to struggle, dreaming of having Mari as his wife. They chance upon each other and making a wager. The fun and adventures begin as they unravel the misunderstandings between them. Lies and secrets may derail their love until honest stands between them. Mari's logic tends to override her heart and I loved when she got to be her true self. Peter is a determined man, wanting for himself what he always wanted. They complement each other. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and highly recommend it. I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.
julieford More than 1 year ago
I received As Rich as a Rogue in a contest for a fair and honest review. This book is filled with laughs, love and a little drama. Six years ago, Lord Whitly called Mari Powel "the wayward welsh" and the moniker stuck creating a lack of suitors for Mari. After which Lord Whitly left England and went to India working for the East India Company. Now he has returned and goads Mari into a bet that is approved by the Grand Dames of London. Lord Whitly is secretly attracted to Mari and hopes to woo her into marriage. Even though Mari is still angry at Lord Whitly they seem to spend a lot of time together and the time they spend leads to mutual feelings but intrigue threatens their growing relationship.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
An entertaining romp. I thoroughly enjoyed this Regency novel and I loved how Mari went from suppressing her true nature and wearing drab clothes, into a feisty and confident woman. I'm sure in their coming life together that she will lead him a merry dance! I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.
Sam1219 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review. After six years in India, Peter Norwood, Lord Whitly, has returned to England, much to Mari Powel's dismay. At a party before his departure, a casual comment made to a friend was overheard and repeated throughout the ton, and Mari was branded "the Wayward Welsh." Mari has spent six long years perfecting her painfully correct behavior in an attempt to rehabilitate her image and snare a husband, and on Peter's first day back, she is publicly embroiled in a silly bet that threatens to undo her hard work. Why would Peter seek Mari out on his first day back? What if Mari has misjudged the situation and Peter isn't responsible for the ton's judgment of her after all? What will Mari discover if she looks at Peter through different eyes? What will she learn about herself? Mari and Peter's unconventional romance made for an entertaining read. The dialogue was fun and peppered with playful and witty banter. Peter's motivations were cleverly masked, and I was kept guessing about his story until the end. Mari's struggle with herself between reigning in her fiery nature to meet society's expectations and remaining true to herself and thus revealing her very beauty is poignantly drawn. Overall, this was a fresh, smart and clever read.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
As Rich as a Rogue stared out on the slow side--it took a while for the reasons behind Mari's animosity toward Peter to be revealed, and until they were she came off as rather shrewish (not to mention unreasonably obsessed with being proper and sedate--ie boring as heck). Once we really get to know the two of them, though, and finally understand what their motivations have been for the past six years, I was tempted to slow down myself, just to be able to spend more time with them. Except I was dying to get to their HEA...such a conundrum ;) I loved that Peter is revealed to have been so focused on becoming a better person for Mari for all of those years, and that he is so determined to make her break out of her self-imposed prison throughout the book. The phrase that he has to teach Greenie to say to win their bet? Just awesome. I did begin to suspect that's what it might have been a few chapters early, and was so glad to have been proven right. I also loved that Mari was able to put her years of observing society and ton behavior to such good use at the end to redeem Peter's reputation. And kudos to Ash, Lord Rimby for realizing the power that women actually held in society: "It's the women who make the difference in this sort of thing. If they think you're a noble man fighting against evil, then their husbands will have no chance but to follow along." (BTW--give that man his own HEA, please, Ms. Lee!) Altogether a fun read with entertaining characters. I can't wait for more from this series! Rating: 4 stars / A- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Mari has a fierce Welsh temper and Peter is in the line of fire for her social downfall 6 years ago at his hand. Now he is back from India and plans to make Mari his. This is a fun fast paced read. I really liked Peter, Mari on the other hand could be a bit annoying. The story held my interest and the chemistry between Peter and Mari is steamy. I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mari Powel is carrying Lady Illston’s parakeet through Hyde Park. The bird says some words and Lady Illston likes to show it off. Eligible young ladies are allowed to carry the bird during the fashionable hour. When Lord Peter Whitby happens by, Mari just wants to flee. It turns out he ruined her chances to find a husband some years ago. He has been living and working in India for the last six years. He had called her the Wayward Welsh and her sister the Wild Welsh. When she reminds him of his offense, he is appalled that she would still be angry at him for something that happened so long ago and he refuses to apologize. As they argue about this, it is decided on a wager that they each teach Lady Illston’s parakeet a word and if the bird repeats their word, the other one has to apologize. Mari’s family is wealthy but not titled. Peter Whitby’s father is the Earl of Sommerfield and is in need of cash to shore up the family estate. The Earl is pressuring Peter for the funds. Peter earned a good amount living in India. However, he is determined to see the estate ledgers and find out how his father has spent the money that Peter has sent him over the years. In the meantime, Peter’s friend, Ash, tells him that he is looking to marry an heiress and has his eye on Mari. But Peter claims that he wants Mari. So, the two are going to see which one of them can win her. This story dragged with me. I found Mari to be very juvenile. Good grief. She’s angry because someone called her a name. Get over it already. Peter is a bit more mature and he isn’t perturbed by her anger. He just has his eyes on her body. I’m sure other readers will be delighted by this book and I encourage them to read it and draw their own conclusions. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
What does a man do to appease the woman he loves? Embroil her in a scandal. I received an ARC of As Rich As A Rogue by Jade Lee in exchange for an honest review. For six years Mari has fumed over the hurtful worlds delivered by Peter. Now faced to face with her nemesis she wants retribution. Not an easy feat when Peter can't remember what was said. What ensues is petty squabbling, unwanted attraction and mutual frustration. Once the childish banter wore off, I found the romance to be enjoyable.