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

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

by Sarah MacLean
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A Rogue By Any Other Name 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 261 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
BelovedAJP More than 1 year ago
Sarah MacLean has done it again! A Rogue By Any Other Name does not disappoint! I absolutely loved this book! Yes, Lord Bourne is an a$$ and a bit cruel, and quite arrogant *squee* but honestly it only made his redemption that much sweeter! I also loved Penelope and her transformation into a stronger woman who finally starts taking matters into her own hands and guiding her adventure in the directions she wished. Penelope's quick wit made for some wonderfully entertaining conversations between her and Lord Bourne, I laughed quite a bit. The quick wit doesn't stop there! I loved the camaraderie and banter between Bourne and the other partners of the The Fallen Angel! (I can wait to read the stories of Cross, Temple and the very mysterious Chase!) The marriage and subsequent courtship was both touching and sexy! Let me just say that Chapter 19... yowza! Oh my my! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. And to the one saying it was all about romance and sex - IT'S A ROMANCE NOVEL! What did she expect??!?! The end was absolutely wonderful. I cannot wait to read the other stories for the rest of the Fallen Angels.
KIs5 More than 1 year ago
Great story line with excellent writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of her books and instantly fell in love with them all!!!!! However, this book started out with so much potential but it fell short for me. The beginning and the end were great but the bulk of the story dragged and I kept feeling the characters should have been more developed and kept wishing for more explosive scenes like the initial "kidnapping." Out of all her books, this is my least favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her story lines keep the reader turning the pages well past midnight. Reminds somewhat of Judith McNaught in that there is such a range of feeling in her books. Loved them all! Nice to check in on the lives of characters from a previous book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so well written and although the storyline is set in the 1800 it doesn't detract from the intencity of the blooming love story between Penelope and Michael(Bourne). You will not regret taking time to read this book. I highly recommend if you enjoy a love story with alot of intense sexual content. Loved it.
atzbech More than 1 year ago
Sarah MacLean is one of the best writers of Historical Romance novels I've ever read. Plots are fantastic; characters well developed; witty and humorous dialogue. Can't say enough good things. Wonderful novel. Read...you won't be sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Penelope and Michael and all the story. I can´t wait for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE the series Amazing !!!! IS a must read ALL 4 books where great even book 3 there where negative reviews with some readers but I must say I'm glad I read it . If you have not read them read them you will not be dissapointed !
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
A Rogue by Any Other Name is the first book in the Rules of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean. I love the World that the author has created. The characters are imperfect and human. Penelope is spunky and adventurous. Michael is focused on his revenge, so you don't see his true personality at first. You get glimpses of it until he catches himself and closes up again. I loved how the romance developed within this story. It was gradual and believable between the two of them. I felt like the pacing was perfect. Their bantering and chemistry was infectious, not to mention funny. They complement each other nicely. Penelope and Michael's story was beautifully told. I really enjoyed the letters sent back and forth between the two while Michael was away at school. The very last letter from Michael was perfect. It made me smile.
Gewizz More than 1 year ago
This book was a recommended read on the B&N website. As I enjoy historical romances I bought it. It was WELL worth the money and I highly recommend it. I look forward to purchasing more books written by Ms MacLean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book very much, especially the end. I gave just 3 stars because in the middle of the book it started to drag until almost at the end.
LizzySB More than 1 year ago
Pretty good story for light reading. I thought the last love scene was a little too long. I was losing interest and wishing the author would get on with the story.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Sexy and fun
Anonymous 12 months ago
This was my first Sarah MacLean and I really enjoyed it. Very sexy, lots of fun.
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The fireworks between penelope & lord bourne are sizzling! I love penelope & her zany family with the fifteen dogs. Penelope & her sisters are a riot & do not fit the rigidity & blandness expected of a well brought up lady in the 1800's . A well written, taut story that had me cheering for penelope's fighting spirit for standing up to lord bourne as heartmelting as he was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Over two hundred pages on my nook.
JG_Chianese More than 1 year ago
Read this in one day. The fact that I read this in one day should be an indication of what type of book this is.... One you don't want to put down. I like historicals, mostly those with men in kilts, but I have to say Sarah Maclean's writing makes me want to call in sick and read everything she's written and then do it all over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, full of deep hurt and emotions, was well written and impossible to put down. I can't wait to read the rest in this series! 313 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read daily and this is one of my favorite love stories of all time. The letters between them alone, whether they were sent or not, gave this story an added element that made the love between the characters more poignant than usual. Definitely a story I will come back to again and again over the years.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
I was in emotional turmoil from start to finish. I wanted to cry for Penelope and rail at Michael. This was one of those books that I had to stop several times to have conversations (arguments) in my head as Penelope to Michael. He was quite frustrating at times. It was a very enjoyable story and had a very enjoyable ending. I loved how she won in the end, that her strength and love wore him down until he finally realized that she mattered more then vengeance. The character development was well written and the characters were strong and complex. The series definitely sucks you in and hooks you rather quickly. I am always a bit leery of trying a new author out because I already have so many other authors I follow and enjoy that there just isn't enough time in the week, month, or year to get to all of the delicious books! But I am happy I picked this book up and I enjoyed the author's style and characterization. I look forward to reading more from this series.