Wicked Rivals (The League of Rogues, #4)

Wicked Rivals (The League of Rogues, #4)

by Lauren Smith

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Wicked Rivals (The League of Rogues, #4) by Lauren Smith

Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Series and Johanna Lindsey’s Malory Series will love the passionate romances and gripping adventures of the League of Rogues.


Merciless and powerful, Ashton Lennox is a wealthy man because he puts business before everything else, especially love. As a member of the infamous League of Rogues, he’s no stranger to scandal. His bedroom conquests are as legendary as his fortune. As he searches for a way to bring down an old enemy bent on destroying the lives of his friends, the last thing he needs is a Scottish widow getting in his way.


The daughter of a Scottish lord with a dark and treacherous past, Rosalind Melbourne has spent years distancing from her past. After escaping her tyrannical father and marrying an aging English lord, she has become a powerful widow with a business empire at her command. Her business dealings are everything to her, leaving her no time for love. Especially not with her business rival Ashton, a man with a scandalous reputation as striking as his blue eyes.


Ashton is fascinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual lady who, up until now, had outsmarted him at every turn. Rosalind wishes she could deny she is falling for the brooding, handsome baron. How can she possibly trust him when doing so could cost her what she values most—her freedom? When Ashton discovers Rosalind might hold the key to saving the League of Rogues, he knows he will do anything to woo his wicked lass. As their pasts return to haunt them and dark forces rise to keep them from exposing a deadly spymaster, their game of love turns to a game of survival…

Warning: This book includes a brooding baron who’s wild in bed, a crafty Scottish lass who never knows when to quit, a wicked game of strip chess, and a merry band of rogues whose first instinct is to run they hear wedding bells ring.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153341965
Publisher: Lauren Smith
Publication date: 10/17/2016
Series: League of Rogues , #4
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 25,316
File size: 1 MB

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Wicked Rivals (The League of Rogues, #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
I do love an adversarial storyline and the author does an outstanding job between Ashton Lennox and Rosalind Melbourne competing shipping business owners. Her thorough descriptions throughout the book paint a vivid picture for the reader to enjoy. Both characters are complex and throughout the book the author continually opens more of their past to expose how they became the person they are in the present time. The cat and mouse game between them will keep the reader engrossed till the very end. This story is full of secondary characters that are just as interesting as the primary characters and I know the reader will want to go back and read previous books to the series like me. I do look forward to the next book in the series and in this book the author gives a hint of who will be in the next book. Since she gives two broad openings I hope my first choice is in the next book in the series. After you read this book let me know who you think the characters will be. I'd love to see if you selected the same ones as me. I give this book 4 STARS for keeping me engrossed in the story till the end. Voluntary review of copy via Netgalley
Historical_Romance_Lover 7 months ago
I loved Ashton and Rosalind's story!! Rosalind is loving her life. She is running a shipping empire and is in control of her own life. Unfortunately, this hasn't left anytime for romance. When Ashton buys up all her debts, she is furious with him and doesn't like the fact that she is attracted to him. Ashton has bought up all of Rosalind debts because he thinks that she is involved with the man that is out to get the Rogues. He has long admired that woman's business sense having beaten him out of many contracts. As the two spend more and more time together, his admiration turns into something much stronger. Can these two business rivals get over their differences to find the HEA that they didn't know they craved? I loved watching the interactions between Ashton and Rosalind. Their bantering had me laughing out loud. I really enjoyed this installment of the series and I can't wait to see what else Smith has in store for the League of Rogues!!
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Love the series!
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Loved the continued series. Can't wait for the next .
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Cant wait for the next one
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
What a great addition to a wonderful series. I loved the twists and turns the author gives this book leaving you guessing and trying to work it out. I love the sparks as these two enemies go head to head only entwining themselves more into each other lives. Ashton is a control freak everything must be lined up all T’s crossed etc. When he meets Rosalind who gets in his way for a few business deals things gets very interesting here is where he buys up her debts to be able to see her books. She isn’t happy at all and head out to put the fear of god in him. Things do not go as planned for either of them. They time together is going to be very rocky as they bait each other both are to bullhead and want their way to see what is in front of their face. This was a delightful fun read that had me chuckling as these two went head to head. I love how their little game turned on them as they take a step forward only to take two back. Neither of these two is looking for love for their own reasons. Neither wants to be controlled or told what to do. They see marriage as a trap but before this is done they just might be caught in the game of love. I really liked how the author brings this story together giving you wonderful characters you laugh with and at. The plot is wonderful giving you a highly entertaining read pulling the reader in the author grabs you from the first page. This is a story you don’t want to start to late or you might find yourself up in the wee hours of the morning. You will find yourself chuckling as these two do the dance and attraction and finally love.
Catherines_Reads More than 1 year ago
OMG this book was fantastic! I absolutely adore Ashton and ! The League is really getting deep with their nemesis and cannot wait to see what will happen next!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
WICKED RIVALS by Lauren Smith is an excitng Regency/Scottish Historical Romance. Book 4 in the "League of Rogues". What an exciting series this has been thus far! Filled with passion, intrigue, betrayal, trust, forgiveness, healing and so much more. What a fantastic and exciting series, the "League of Rogues" has been! I absolutely loved "Wicked Rivals". From beginning to end, it is fast paced, with enticing and energetic characters and an intriguing storyline. Follow, Ashton, Lord Lennox, a wealthy, powerful and strong-willed, and ruthless member of the "League of Rogues". He is determined to find his enemy and destroy him, before he can destroy his friends. Rosalind Melbourne, a widow and the daughter of a Scottish lord, who was cruel and ruthless. Rosalind and Ashton are both business minded, strong-willed, and control freaks. What a perfect couple! I enjoyed the interaction between Ashton and Rosalind, as the sparks fly and love blossoms, against all odds. Historical fans will absolutely love "Wicked Rivals". It has a wide range of emotions, with a compelling and powerful storyline. However, the reader is left with questions has to who is out to destroy the "League of Rogues" and why. A continuing saga! Each book brings dramatic and intriguing characters. Once again, Ms. Smith, has written a must read Historical Romance. What a brilliant storyteller! Readers will find this series very addictive! An absolute must read!! I can't wait for more of the "League of Rogues". "Wicked Rivals" was a real page turner. I hope you will pick up a copy of this amazing story. Well worth the time to read. I received a complimentary copy. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
The-Rozz More than 1 year ago
I feel like I have waited FOREVER for Ashton's story to get into my grubby little hands, and I can tell you that the wait was so well worth it. Ashton would be what we would consider a control freak (by todays standards) and Rosalind would be considered by some to be a control freak too. So it was fun, watching two very Alpha personalities collide. While the previous League books have all had their twists and turns, IMO Wicked Rivals brings a greater depth of character. The story line while still a cliff hanger (will we ever find out just what Peter's and the spy master's relationship was, and why does the SM hate the League soo much?) we are introduced to more characters (Rosalind's brothers) and I sure hope that they will get their own stories.... I mean you can't have one of them kissing Ashton's sister and then tying her up and NOT tell us what's in store for them!!!
JeneratedReviews More than 1 year ago
Wicked Rivals by Lauren Smith shakes up the pages and opens up the floodgates of emotions as another one of her rogues takes a chance at love. Book four in this author’s League of Rogues series tells the story of Ashton Lennox and Rosalind Melbourne ruthless business rivals with an overpowering physical attraction that furthers their friction. Suspicious minds and false impressions result in acts of roguery and brutal plays for dominance as this couple finds their footing in love. Multifaceted portrayals shine through in Lauren Smith’s latest work. The pairing of Ashton and Rosalind brought out the best in two people misunderstood even by those closest to them. This series will appeal to inquiring readers, as simultaneously secrets are revealed and new mysteries surface at a brisk pace. Calculating games could have run away with this story but as Ms. Smith focused on the real priorities of her characters this book evolved into a lovely romance joining two lonely and isolated people. Smart, fresh and full of surprises once you have read one of this author’s stories you will be hard pressed not to put everything aside and read the rest. Fun with a dash of sexy menace Wicked Rivals will leave you wanting more of Lauren Smith’s edgy heroes! * I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.* *While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*
syeager More than 1 year ago
A good enemies to lovers romance is hard to find, Smith nailed it with the fourth League of Rogues book. Ashton, Lord Lennox has always been the dutiful son. He saved his family from ruin, after his father's death and squandering of the family fortune. Being a step ahead in his business dealings, kept him from falling in absolute ruin. When he starts to lose out on shipping ventures to a widow, Rosalind, Lady Melbourne, he has to find a way to control the situation. Rosalind escaped a life of cruel torture from her father, by marrying a kind and gentle man, who taught her how to succeed in business. She does not like to give up control to anyone, and uses her widow status to protect her heart. When Ashton takes control of her businesses, to try to stop Sir Hugo Waverly the League of Rogues' greatest enemy. Through being thrown together Ashton and Rosalind fall deeply in love, although they don't realize it for awhile. This is another great romp in Smith's League of Rogue series.
greekgoddess422 More than 1 year ago
Regency Romance . Book four in the Legue of Rogues . Hero is Ashton ( a mastermind businessman ) . Heroine is Rosalind. More of the review over the weekend . This story will blow you away and reveal parts that you will never guess. Will Rosalind fall for Aston legendary charm and lover like skills . Will Ashton have Rosaline right where he wants her on her knees begging him . Grab it and see
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
** Reviewed for Books & Benches ** Lauren Smith has done it again! A real page turner! Lauren Smith's series, The League of Rogues, is so much fun to read! I just love her books and her style of writing. Her 4th story, Wicked Rivals, is a must to read if you love historical romances filled with passion and intrigue! It's a story of betrayal, forgiveness and trust. Previously, I really enjoyed Godric, Lucien and Cedric in their own stories, and this time the author really pulled me into Ashton and Rosalind's story. It was fun and refreshing to discover a heroine who was a business woman in charge of an empire for that period of time. Rosalind is an intelligent young widow, and she really knows what she wants in life. However, when it concerns Ashton she looses all her willpower. Ashton, a member of the infamous League of Rogues, is her rival in business and will do anything to gain power over her. And, Rosalind has no place for a second marriage, and doesn't trust men, especially this devilish lord who has a big ego. Ashton, too, doesn't want to be leg-shackled. However, his mother Regina really wants to match her son to a woman like Rosalind. So, Ashton proposes a deal to Rosalind, a proposition that she cannot refuse. But, while being together and playing seduction games, sparks will flare and ignite a sizzling passion! They are perfect for each other if they ever stop competing against each other. Beautiful hot chemistry between Ashton and Rosalind! In Wicked Rivals we meet again characters from her previous books and the women who caught their hearts! The League of Rogues are six famous men with resources like money and power who are not afraid of scandal! They are so much fun to follow! I devoured this book! This series is truly addictive . . . well for me it is!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Wicked Rivals is a sensational battle of wills that proves to be as tempting as the mysteries surrounding it's key players. These rogues never make love easy do they? Danger is in their blood. Justice is in their hearts. Living on the edge is a family past time, maybe that's why the women they gravitate to sharp witted and electrifying. The complicated keeps these wickedly sexy men wanting more. Rosalind and Ashton are volatile personalities that know what they want and always have an agenda to get it. Neither wants to give up control on the business front and that makes for some heated exchanges on the personal front. The sensual exchanges, the mysterious scenarios and the larger than life characters make an equally explosive tale of intriguing romance.