A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME- The First Rule of Scoundrels
By Sarah MacLean
Review by: Susan Carlisle
What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets…
A decade ago, the Marquis of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marry perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.
A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to an unexplored worked of pleasures.
Bourne may be a prince of London’s illicit underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them…even her heart.
Sarah MacLean offers a solid historical with a feisty woman that isn’t willing to except less than what she deserves. What she deserves is more and the Marquis of Bourne offers her that. Bourne doesn’t believe he is entitled to anything good in life and certainly not someone like Penelope.
Ms. MacLean won a RITA for this book at the RWA 2013 convention and it was well earned.
A Rogue By Any Other Name is available on Amazon.
Today Reviewer: Susan Carlisle
My love affair with books began when I made a bad grade in math in the sixth grade. Not allowed to watch TV until I brought the grade up, I filled my time with books. I turned my love of reading into a love of writing romance. If the hero is a smart, sexy and sinfully rich alpha male, he can be found in my books along with a strong heroine that captures the hero’s heart.
When I’m not writing I lead workshops on time management, promoting your books, learning to live with rejection, collaging your storyline and presenting a memorable workshop. For sixteen years, I’ve been a high school substitute teacher and that… is another bio. I live near Atlanta, Georgia with my husband of twenty eight years and have four grown children. My youngest son received a heart transplant.
I love castles, traveling and cross-stitching, and read voraciously.