The Rogue Is Back in Town (Wayward Wallflowers Series #3)

The Rogue Is Back in Town (Wayward Wallflowers Series #3)

by Anna Bennett

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The Rogue Is Back in Town (Wayward Wallflowers Series #3) by Anna Bennett

Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…Lord Samuel Travis is back.

The London Hearsay, special society edition

Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.

Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire?

As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do?

Don’t miss the Wayward Wallflower books by Anna Bennett!

My Brown-Eyed Earl (Book 1)

I Dared the Duke (Book 2)

The Rogue is Back in Town (Book 3)

What Reviewers are saying:

"Fans of Regency romance authors Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, and Mary Jo Putney will go wild for...Bennett’s Wayward Wallflowers trilogy." - Booklist Starred Review on The Rogue is Back in Town

"A standout historical romance novel...truly delightful." - Romancing the Book Worm on The Rogue is Back in Town

"Smart and sassy romance...simply a joy!" - RT Book Reviews Top Pick on The Rogue is Back in Town

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250100948
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Wayward Wallflowers Series , #3
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 246,749
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Anna Bennett started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided that books with balls, dukes, and gowns were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance,but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anna found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart®. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children,who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. She is the author of My Brown-Eyed Earl.

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The Rogue Is Back in Town 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
DianaSMcC More than 1 year ago
Lord Samuel (Sam) Travis has been told by his brother, Nigel, the Marquess of Currington, that to make up for his reckless ways, Sam’s funds are being cut off and he is kicked out of his brother’s house. The only way to get back in Nigel’s good graces is for Sam to evict the tenants of one of Nigel’s properties, people who have not paid rent for years. Miss Juliette (Julie) Lacey and her siblings were raised by their aunt and uncle for years after the loss of their parents. The aunt has passed away and her sisters have married well, one to an earl and one to a duke. Julie is the youngest and continues to live with and care for her uncle, Lord Whittmore. Sam goes to Lord Whittmore’s house and explains to Julie that he is Nigel’s representative and is evicting them from the house. Julie doesn’t believe him, and tells him to bring her proof of ownership. Julie tells Sam that she needs a week to hunt for the deed to the house. Her Uncle’s office is in shambles and she has no idea where he put the deed. Sam agrees, but insists on staying at the house, as he has nowhere else to stay. He tells her he will get proof from his brother, and will keep an eye out for the deed. He really doesn’t want to see this young lady and her uncle evicted. Julie tells him he can stay if he acts as an assistant to her Uncle, who is becoming more and more confused. She wants him to help her uncle sort through the mess in his office. Sam reluctantly agrees. Sam doesn’t know, but his brother Nigel has his eye set on Julie as a mistress. Sam struggles with his feelings for Julie, and finds he doesn’t much care for his brother trying to take advantage of Julie. When she goes to a ball, and Sam stays at the house, (which he can’t leave or Julie will not let him back in to stay), he follows her anyway and indirectly saves her from being compromised by his brother. There are many cute incidences of gallantry on Sam’s part. Julie thinks Nigel is courting her when a piece of jewelry arrives. She soon finds out he feels she is only good enough to be his mistress. Nigel says he didn’t know the house belonged to her uncle. When Julie asks if he would give them time to find the deed, Nigel explains they can stay in the house if Julie agrees to become his mistress. Otherwise they are to be out of the house by the end of the week. Julie and Sam become close and share some steamy kisses. She sees a kind man who is patient with her confused Uncle. Some hot and steamy scenes develop. There’s a good mystery about the missing deed, good story line with the riff between the brothers and Lady Julie falling in love with the Sam. The author created a really fun character in Uncle Whittmore. And Sam is a great rogue turned gentleman. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Romance Junkies Reviews.com for my honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book of the series! Characters are well developed, but not always what they seem. The uncle just becomes more lovable and quirky.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Sam and Juliette's story!! They were absolutely perfect for each other! Too bad Juliette thinks she is in love with Sam's brother, talk about an bump in the road to their HEA!! Now that this series is complete, I'm excited to see what Bennett comes up with next!!
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Anna Bennett’s The Rogue Is Back in Town The rogue, Lord Samuel Travis, is back in town!!! But he gets thrown out from the family home and financial cut off by his brother, Nigel the marquess, due to Sam’s behavior. To obtain good standing with his brother, the rogue is tasked with evicting the people from a certain property. Easy task or so Sam thinks.....he believes he will be able to quickly evict the occupants and get back into his brother’s graces. Upon arrival at the property, Sam is in for a huge turn of events!! It is occupied by an eccentric uncle and his niece, Miss Juliette Lacey. Julie flat out refuses to leave the property. She is an unexpected spitfire who will do anything to protect family and their property. There is undeniable chemistry between Julie and the rogue but a task is a task and since they will not leave.. Sam moves in with them. Meanwhile the marquee purses Julie. He gives her an option or how to protect her family. Who should she trust?? There rogue decides to leave the property to rethink his life. Is it too late for Sam to reform, get an honest job plus win Julie’s heart from his brother?? The main characters plus the supporting characters were well fleshed out, realistic, relatable and very well defined. Talented descriptive writing made me part of all the action taking place around me. The intricately woven story with many unexpected twists and turns that will delight and entertain the reader. I volunteered to read The Rogue Is Back in Town. Thanks to St Martin Press via NetGalley for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an entertaining read, with good character development and a decent plot. It is hindered by the slow pacing and the sudden unheralded appearance of brother Nigel's ugly side. Thank goodness the slow crawl of the story was mitigated by the heat between Juliette and Sam! Worth reading, but not the best of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
London - 1818 Lord Samuel (Sam) Travis has been summoned to see his brother, Nigel, the Marquess of Currington. Sam is being put out of his brother’s home and his funds are being cut off His days of being a lazy scoundrel have caught up with him. He is to live in a tumble down flat in London. Miss Juliette (Julie) Lacey and her siblings were taken in by their aunt and uncle years ago after the loss of their parents. Now, their aunt has passed away leaving just their uncle, Lord Whitmore, and Julie provides care for him. Her two sisters are now married and Julie is the one sister left to care for her uncle. They were once known as the Wilting Wallflowers. Now, one sister is married to an earl and the other to a duke. When Sam pounds on Julie’s door telling her that he is evicting her and reclaiming the house, she is shocked. She demands that he show proof of his claim and he agrees to ask his brother to provide it. In the meantime, he has no other place to stay so he insists that he has to move in with them since his brother kicked him out. She reluctantly agrees to his demands. Thinking he has sweet-talked her into letting him stay, she turns the tables on him and lets him know he will have to work for his housing by being an assistant to her uncle. Uncle Whitmore is becoming more and more confused and Julie is worried about him. He talks with his deceased wife whom he still adores. The home is cluttered with things he has collected that he feels could be worth something to the country. Therefore, Sam has been enlisted to help him sort through the mess and put it in some sort of order. Nigel thinks that he can easily claim Julie as his own and tries to seduce her. This infuriates both Julie and Sam because the two of them have found a fondness for one another. Will it turn out that Julie and her uncle will have to leave their home? Will Julie and Sam have a future together? This is a cute story but not one of my favorites by this author. While it seemed to drag a bit, I did enjoy the author’s signature humor with which she peppers her books. She created a really fun character in Uncle Whitmore. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett, book three in her Wayward Wallflowers series, is Juliette’s, the youngest of the Lacey sisters, story. She stands her ground when scoundrel and rogue Sam Travis tries to oust her and her uncle from their town house. Sam is only doing his older brother, the Marquee’s, bidding as he attempts to once again end their rift. Julie’s attraction to Sam grows and surpasses what she thought she felt for the Marquee. However, the brothers are not really all they seem to be; as one is only polite in the public while the other is truly kind and caring. With both brothers wanting her, Julie needs to decide between passion and respectability, between a rogue and a marquee. Whatever shall she do? I really enjoyed reading this book but struggled with the pacing at a few places. I did love how Ms. Bennett created Juliette as a strong, single woman, especially for the times, who stood her ground for her family. Also, she did an excellent job showing the growth, changes, and realizations of Sam, as well as describing Nigel's true colors. I can definitely recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett, book three in her Wayward Wallflowers series, is Juliette’s, the youngest of the Lacey sisters, story. She stands her ground when scoundrel and rogue Sam Travis tries to oust her and her uncle from their town house. Sam is only doing his older brother, the Marquee’s, bidding as he attempts to once again end their rift. Julie’s attraction to Sam grows and surpasses what she thought she felt for the Marquee. However, the brothers are not really all they seem to be; as one is only polite in the public while the other is truly kind and caring. With both brothers wanting her, Julie needs to decide between passion and respectability, between a rogue and a marquee. Whatever shall she do? I really enjoyed reading this book but struggled with the pacing at a few places. I did love how Ms. Bennett created Juliette as a strong, single woman, especially for the times, who stood her ground for her family. Also, she did an excellent job showing the growth, changes, and realizations of Sam, as well as describing Nigel's true colors. I can definitely recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Ajgray More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily read a copy thru Netgalley. Sam, a second son, comes to see how ruthless his older brother, Nigel is even though he has presented himself as the pillar of society he is far from it. Nigel is trying to blackmail Julie into becoming his mistress to safe her uncle. Sam meets and quickly falls in love with her. The story is well written and interesting. I would recommend this book for a quick read.
Aquamarine1951 More than 1 year ago
This was the first time I have read a book by Anna Bennett but it won’t be the last. This Regency romance was a really wonderful read and I really enjoyed the story. Ms. Bennett has a creative writing style that weaves a story that is so much more than a romance. The storyline is well written and rich in substance, held my interest and had me fully invested in Juliette Lacey and Lord Samuel Travis budding relationship and their road to romance. I loved the chemistry and banter between them and also the addition of Juliette’s eccentric Uncle Alistair, Lord Wiltmore was a stroke of genius and added much to the story. The novel was fast paced and the characters were well developed and engaging. I also loved the surprise ending twists. I never give specific spoilers because I fell each reader needs to savor a novel to appreciate an author’s talents. I’ll end by saying Ms. Bennett wrote a fun, heartwarming and sometimes emotional romance about the true meaning of love, redemption and family loyalty that made me wonder which of the two brothers was really the rogue in her story. I highly recommend this novel. I look forward to reading more of her books. I received an advanced readers copy from NetGalley for my honest opinion. It was a pleasure to read and review this book.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
The Rogue Is Back in Town by Anna Bennett is book Three in "The Wayward Wallflowers" series. This is the story of Juliette Lacey and Samuel Travis. I have read the previous books in this series but I thought this is easily a standalone book. Sam has returned home after a banishment that he is now trying to put behind him. But he has fallen into his old ways which has left him in trouble with his older brother Nigel. When asked by Nigel to kick some people out of his property to get back into his good standing, Sam thinks he will have a easy time of it. But when he shows up to do what has been requested he faces Juliette who is not having any of it. Juliette stands her ground and asked for proof that this is his property....which puts them at a standoff. There was some questionable parts in this book that did have me pulling back from my 5 star rating but overall I enjoyed this book. I will be looking for my books by Ms. Bennett and can't wait for the next installment into this series.
def618 More than 1 year ago
Juliette Lacey lives with her eccentric, elderly Uncle Alistair who has taken care of her and her 2 older, now married, sisters since their parents died. They live in a small house that she believes Alistair owns. Juliette has a crush on Nigel, the Marquess of Currington. Unbeknownst to her, Nigel wants them out of the house he believes is his and sends his younger brother, Lord Samuel Travis, to kick them out. Juliette is not moving! She wants to see the deed, but is willing to let Samuel stay with them since his brother kicked him out. Her crush on Nigel does not last when she realizes he is not interested in marrying her. While waiting for Nigel to prove his ownership, Sam becomes a part of the household. Juliette begins to rely on him and likes his being there. You'll need to read this cute story to see how they get to their HEA. Thanks to the publisher for allowing me an ARC. No one has influenced my review. I enjoyed this story.
LindaC1 More than 1 year ago
What a great read. A story about Sam, who has to prove himself responsible, and Julie, who has to realize what true love is. Throw in an eviction notice and a past love interest and this romance starts to spice up. I couldn’t put this story down and read well into the night. Loved it!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett Wayward Wallflowers Series #3 Love it or hate it – that is what readers will probably decide once they finish this book. As I read I had the feeling I was reading what could have been seen in a silent movie or the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons with the evil Snidely Whiplash, Dudley Do-Right and Nell Fenwick. I had trouble with the believability of this story even though I really did try. Samuel Travis was the rogue sent out by his marquis brother to evict poor Juliette and her uncle from their home. Samuel is trying to redeem his name and improve the way his brother and society see him. Juliette’s sisters are busy with other things and married to men with rank in society while she stays home to tend her eccentric uncle. Nell has kissed Sam’s brother Nigel and thought he would ask to court her…he has other plans for her entirely. Sam and Nigel find Juliette a tasty morsel but only one will end up with her by his side in the end. I am conflicted on this one…I wish it had been better…and again…if it could be made into a cartoon or silent movie it might do well… Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 2-3 Stars
grammyx3 More than 1 year ago
The Rogue is Back in Town is the first book I have read by Anna Bennett and has inspried me to read more of her stories, especially the stories of the other two Wayward Wallflowers about Juliette's two sisters. The author's characters are very likeable and this story flowed very well. I always enjoy reading about characters redeeming themselves and Lord Samuel Travis definitely needed redemption. I also really enjoy female heroines who are strong, steady and indepentdent. Juliette Lacey is those things and more. Author Anna Bennett added lots of fun and interest with her characterization of Juliette's Uncle Alistair. He is such a quirky, yet lovable character. The interaction between Sam and Juliette kept me turning the pages and I adored them as a couple.
grammyx3 More than 1 year ago
The Rogue is Back in Town is the first book I have read by Anna Bennett and has inspried me to read more of her stories, especially the stories of the other two Wayward Wallflowers about Juliette's two sisters. The author's characters are very likeable and this story flowed very well. I always enjoy reading about characters redeeming themselves and Lord Samuel Travis definitely needed redemption. I also really enjoy female heroines who are strong, steady and indepentdent. Juliette Lacey is those things and more. Author Anna Bennett added lots of fun and interest with her characterization of Juliette's Uncle Alistair. He is such a quirky, yet lovable character. The interaction between Sam and Juliette kept me turning the pages and I adored them as a couple. Anna Bennett has now earned a spot on my "Must Read" authors list!
McM0mmy-PW More than 1 year ago
The story line had promise, but I wasn't impressed with either Sam or Juliette. He was too quick to change from a rake and she was idiotic with her choices not to contact either of her brother-in-laws with as serious of a situation that they had. Bad choice to wear the earing's, which was a sure sign that she accepted Sam's brother's offer. I also didn't like how the ending came about. There was no epilogue that wrapped up any of the problems still in effect.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming and surprising! I really enjoyed this story with several twists and turns. Lord Samuel Travis is the second son of a Duke and has always been at odds with his older brother. Now that there father has died, Sam returns home but soon his brother is fed up with him due to his debauchery. He gives him one last chance to redeem himself by throwing out the tenants of a house he owns so that he can sell it. Well as things often goes, the residents of the home, Miss Juliette Lacey and her uncle are not what he expects and he is persuaded by Julie to give her some time. Then the fun starts or rather the confusion begins!! The characters and dialogue kept me entertained and I did enjoy the storyline. Seeing the emotions build between Sam and Julie had humor and strong attraction with Sam determined to do better for himself. In the end, Love does find a way but you will be delighted at the path it takes to get there!!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Mischievous meets scandalous and breeds marvelous. The Rogue is Back in Town is meant to be lighthearted fanfare, but every once in a while there are moments that hit you in the heart and are reluctant to let go. For the love of her family Julie will risk it all, heart, pride and freedom. For the respect of his family Sam will try his hand at responsibility. Neither plan works in their favor, but each learns something along the way. How to fall in love. Anna Bennett wrapped me in knots with her frustrating, clueless, heartwarmingly irresistible couple.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and the inside is completely blank! Such a waste of time and money.