More Than A Rogue (The Crawfords, #2)

More Than A Rogue (The Crawfords, #2)

by Sophie Barnes

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Overview

All she wanted was a kiss…

What she got, was fiery passion…

Emily Howard knows she is destined to be a spinster. She has accepted this fate, but that doesn't stop her from wanting to experience kissing. What she doesn't expect, is for Griffin Crawford, the handsomest man in the world, to do the honors. Or for all her female relations to discover her in his embrace. Naturally, marriage is instantly mentioned, but since Emily knows this is not what Griffin wants, she tries to escape him, her family and the ensuing scandal.


When Emily flees the Camberly ball in the wake of their kiss, Griffin goes in pursuit. He will not allow his sister-in-law's determined friend to risk her safety for any reason. And risk it she will if she means to return to her countryside home by herself. But the longer he remains in her company, the more he is tempted to kiss her again. If only he could risk falling in love and remain in England forever.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156422975
Publisher: Sophie Barnes
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Series: The Crawfords
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 204
File size: 582 KB

About the Author

Born in Denmark, Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian. She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor's degree from Parsons. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.

Customer Reviews

More Than A Rogue 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Julia Vesei 4 days ago
I was ready to kill these two as the constant dithering of the hero n heroine got on my nerves. Not much action. Rather insipid story. Forced myself to complete book but it was hard going.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Miss Emily Howard has given up on being anything but a spinster. She can’t help though, wanting more, even just a kiss. When she gets a chance, she gets her first kiss by Griffin Crawford, and oh what a kiss. There was a lot of passion. Unfortunately, there were seen meaning a wedding needed to happen or there were be a scandal and her reputation would be in tatters. In deference to his feelings she flees. Now what? This is a historical romance filled with passion, sacrifice and surprises. There are good characters with interesting personalities that help you become interested in the story. The storyline is romantic as he purses her and includes surprises, twists and turns. The finish and epilogue are amazing and uplift the reader. There is emotional drama as the characters overcome their internal battles, past histories and the other barriers placed before them. This is the second in a series and can be read alone. I can not wait to read the other stories. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MLH438 More than 1 year ago
More Than A Rogue by Sophie Barnes is a lovely romance that brings together two people who must get past previous heartache and trust issues to reach their HEA. Lord Griffin Crawford had been fooled by love when a woman who told him she was a widow was actually married. When she accused Griffin of seduction, a duel was fought that resulted in a scar on Griffin's cheek that was a constant reminder. He left London for Vienna where he is a well-known watchmaker. Emily Howard, the 26-year-old daughter of a tradesman with a large dowry, had also been fooled by love. She was expecting a proposal after being courted by Lord Langdon, but he got engaged to someone else. Emily is now "on the shelf" after the scandal made her leave London. She lives in the country and assists her friends running an orphanage. Emily may be a spinster, but that doesn't preclude her from wanting to experience passion. Griffin obliges but doesn't expect the intensity of the attraction or that they would be discovered in a compromising position. Not wanting to be forced into marriage, Emily runs back to the country with Griffin determined to provide safe escort. During their time alone at Clearview, Griffin comes to find Emily is "unpretentious, bold, courageously honest, principled and ...wonderfully different." He encourages her to be herself and makes her feel "beautiful and wanted," but she is afraid to trust in his deep regard for her as his life is in Vienna. Barnes puts Griffin and Emily through twists and turns but they finally open their hearts, take the risk, and become fools for love. I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Joana_Varela More than 1 year ago
2.25* I received an eARC at no cost from the author, and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review. Thank you. This is the second book I’ve read written by Sophie Barnes and… I think her books just aren’t for me. It took me forever to read the book and, honestly, having finished it yesterday, I barely remember anything from it. I didn’t connect with the characters, I wasn’t a fan of either Emily or Griffin. The book just didn’t do it for me. It was all about miscommunication, and jealousy, and insecurities. Instead of being invested in the characters, I found myself wanting to slap them. The writing was good, the problem for me was the plot and characters. Sadly, it didn’t do it for me.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Appearing in society again after six years being in the country with her friends, Emily never thought to return. But here she was now that one of those friends, Mary, was now the Duchess of Camberly at a ball. What did she have to offer? No dowry, but her changed appearance from a podgy girl her mother dressed in terrible dresses, to a spinster with curves seemed to hold the interest of some gentlemen who seemed eager to dance with her. But she had never even been kissed! Griffin, one of three triplets, with the oldest having inherited the Dukedom of Camerly, was there at the ball with his brothers but anxious to return to Vienna. But when he caught a glimpse of Emily going outside, on the arm of Mr. Bale, he had to follow. He had thought Emily was the most beautiful woman in the world when he had met her and Mr Bale had a gleam in his eye. Well after Mr Bale was quickly dealt with, one thing led to another and Emily found herself being kissed by Griffin. Wait, how did that happen? The man she thought was the handsomest man in the world? Unfortunately, or maybe just fortunately, they were observed by none other than Emily's mother, aunt and sister. Her mother was estatic and announced now Emily she was estatic because "You are finally to be married!" Of course Emily did the only thing she could and ran because she knew he would not really want to be forced to marry her! The adventue begins and I have to say this was a delightful story and I truly loved Emily and Grant! Their banter and attraction that each tries to deny is priceless. She fains the kiss did nothing for her while he had felt a definite sizzle! Well, you will just have to see how this dance turns out in their journey to love with a lot of interference and past secrets coming to light. You do not want to miss this one or the first in this wonderful series! L Dykes I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Camberly House, home of Caleb Crawford, the Duke of Camberly and his wife Mary, the Duchess. It is the site for the first ball of the season. Miss Emily Howard, age 26, has spent the last 6 years in the countryside with her friend, Lady Cassandra Moore and Mary Clemens, now the Duchess of Camberly. During her absence from town, Emily has developed into a lovely woman and gentlemen are eager to dance with her. Emily has no plans to find a husband. Six years ago, she had been courted by Lord Langton who then called it off and became engaged to Lady Victoria Hewitt. Emily suspects that his action was a result of something her mother said to him. Griffin Crawford is brother to Caleb, the Duke of Camberly. Griffin also has a twin named Devlin. Griffin is a talented clockmaker who trained in Vienna and now owns a shop there. He is visiting for a short time but knows he needs to return to Vienna soon. When he sees Emily, he is quite taken with the beautiful woman she has become. When a short conversation results in him kissing Emily, her mother sees them and and assumes they are engaged, as he has compromised her. But Emily does not want to marry because she wishes to return to her country home, Clearview. There, she, Cassandra, and Mary run an orphanage. Oh, but Griffin plans to pursue her and ends up escorting her to Clearview, after which, he plans to return to Vienna. However, he ends up staying for awhile to help with some maintenance on the home. Naturally, their togetherness results in an attraction that they cannot deny. This is a nice little romance, but not a favorite of mine from this author. Perhaps, if I had read the first book in the series, I would feel I “know” the characters a bit better. In my opinion, Griffin is a total gentleman but Emily isn’t as likable. It’s as if she just will not allow herself to entertain the thought of falling in love after having been rejected by Lord Langton years ago. A bit of that is understandable, but Emily wears her rejection like a hair shirt. However, I do love the books written by Sophie Barnes and know her future books will be quite good. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
poohbear1970dc More than 1 year ago
More Than A Rogue by Sophie Barnes Emily Howard and Griffin Crawford are the main characters. Griffin kisses Emily at the Camberly Ball she flees to the country and Griffin follows her. He pretends to be his brother so that he doesn't destroy Emily's reputation. Her mother arrives and tells them that they have to get married. Emily doesn't want to and Griffin woes her. I really enjoyed this book and recommend to anyone looking for a good book to read. I received a arc in exchange for a review.
ECD More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful and delightful story. It is about a hard fought, complicated romance between Miss Emily Howard and Lord Griffin Nathaniel Finnegan Crawford. He was the second born of three identical triplets. I really liked the overall story, I just thought Emily's constant rejection of Griffin was a little overboard. I liked the way it ended. However, I especially liked the epilogue that placed the couple decades later and how their life had turned out. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
EmilyP23 More than 1 year ago
Emily Howard already resigned herself to being a spinster, having no expectations of marriage. Griffin Crawford did not want to marry because would soon be leaving England for his business pursuits. He had come back because his father died and his brother Caleb became the Duke of Camberly. But the sons were not all that close after their 10-year absence from each other when they had left to get away from their father, so Griffin was preparing to leave again. Griffin remained long enough to attend a ball at his brother’s estate first, and there he met up with Emily who had come to honor her friend, Mary, who had married Caleb. The one thing Emily really would have liked to experience was a kiss, so she and Mary had conspired to make that happen and satisfy her curiosity. Griffin saw her go outside with a man and hurried after to stop what looked like a kiss about to happen, which would not have been proper. Instead of being grateful for Griffin’s timely interruption, Emily was upset at his interference! Knowing she had never been kissed, he told her kisses were overrated – but she wanted her first kiss to matter, and he had wanted to kiss her for some time, so he did! Unfortunately for both of them, her family caught them in the act. Even though the kiss had been chaste, they demanded he marry her, as would be proper. But she couldn’t do that to him, knowing he had made other plans for his future. How can she fix this problem? Would she agree to the marriage? Or would she run away and take the decision away from the honorable gentleman? I loved this book! It has so much more excitement to come, so be sure to grab your copy and see how this sticky situation resolves! You’ll love the characters, and the story line is absolutely charming! You truly will not want to miss this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She’s looking for her first kiss. Miss Emily Howard is firmly on the shelf at 26 and a failed engagement. But there is one thing she would like. Her first kiss. Griffin Crawford is the brother of a duke. He’s a clockmaker who lives in Vienna but us back home in England. He bears a scar on his face from a folly with a married woman. He doesn’t want to get married, but he does want to kiss Emily. And does so and they are immediately caught. Emily runs off and Griffin chases after her. I enjoyed how irate he was when Emily brushed off his skills and didn’t want to force him to marry her. The more she down played his ability, the more his ego was dented. They end up on a road trip and are frank and communicate easily. But Griffin unbeknownst to him, was instrumental in the demise of Emily’s previous engagement. Highly recommend. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
AmyHi More than 1 year ago
I liked the beginning of this book where Emily and Griffin are resisting their attraction to each other. The push and pull of doubt and attraction was the whole story line. It got boring when nothing else exciting happened besides this. The book could have been 30 percent shorter. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.
LadyBooksalot More than 1 year ago
The author certainly teases us in this book about the long, long road to a happy ending. If you like books about will he or won’t she, this one is for you. It’s a sweet treatise and oh so enjoyable! I loved the two main characters, Griffin and Emily and how they interacted with the others in the story. Each one contributed to the story as a whole and by the end you’ll be enthralled as I was. Oh... the epilogue was the cherry on top! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
LadyBooksalot More than 1 year ago
The author certainly teases us in this book about the long, long road to a happy ending. If you like books about will he or won’t she, this one is for you. It’s a sweet treatise and oh so enjoyable! I loved the two main characters, Griffin and Emily and how they interacted with the others in the story. Each one contributed to the story as a whole and by the end you’ll be enthralled as I was. Oh... the epilogue was the cherry on top! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
CaroleBurant57 More than 1 year ago
What's a girl to do when she's 26 years old and has never been kissed? Why, have the very handsome Griffin Crawford do the honors, of course! I found this to be a very sweet story and although I do think it could have been much shorter due to the fact that the story just keeps going around in circles with Emily and Griffin not being totally honest with each other, it's still a very good book! Once they tell each other their true feelings, you can really feel the love between them and although both had been hurt in the past, they are able to overcome it. I loved the epilogue, not often you find out what they're up to 45 years later! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Less than perfect becomes a love of a lifetime. More than a Rogue steals it's way into your heart with a swoonworthy hero, a tempestuous romance and an enchanting heroine. Emily loses her heart, just as she finds her voice. One reckless act has her emotions all over the place and her body determined to fight her heart every step of the way. Barnes continues to mesmerize with wonderful characters and heartstopping romance.