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Taming an Impossible Rogue (Scandalous Brides #2)

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One year ago, Lady Camille Pryce left her haughty fiancé at the altar—for good reason. Not only was the marriage arranged before she could even walk, her betrothed was too smug to exert himself to meet her! Now, disowned, with no husband or family to support her, she’s left with one option: go to work in the notorious Tantalus Club…

A gentleman’s gaming house run by a wo

Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Apr 27, 2016 Ally rated it it was amazing
High Lar Ious

Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, London

Length: 352 glorious pages of banter and sarcasm and wit

Series: Yes.

Sexy times: Three, I believe. All charming. Not terribly descriptive. The word "cock" is used frequently. And when I say charming, I mean charming: "A she bounced up and down on him enthusiastically, he lost the power of speech." and "May I touch you there?...Please do, not jabbing or yanking though." Charming.

Plan on reading more by the author: Oh hell yes.

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Fans of both Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn should really take a look at Suzanne Enoch’s books. As a fan of both Kleypas and Quinn, it’s hard to find another author that grabs my attention as they do. However, upon picking up TAMING AN IMPOSIBLE ROGUE, I knew right away that Enoch would become an author I would be interested in reading more of.

The opening paragraph alone captured my attention and it was then that I realized that I was missing out big time.

“Keating Blackw
Apr 28, 2016 Becca rated it really liked it
Taming an Impossible Rogue is laugh out loud funny and was a five star read up until the very end when the book just well, ends. I think there needed to be an extra 10 or 15 pages in there or an epilogue...something!

I did this as a BR with Ally and boy did we have fun. There are countless one line zingers and hilarious situations in this book. We had a three chapter a night limit on the BR and we both had trouble sticking to it because this book was so funny it was hard to put down.

This is book
Nov 02, 2012 Emma rated it it was ok
The book started very slowly and there were even a couple of times when I considered not finishing it. But it's a Suzanne Enoch book after all and I'm a huge fan of her work so I kept reading hoping the magic would happen soon. No magic happened sadly. The fragile relationship between Keating and Camille while sweet in the begining, felt wrong to me pretty quickly. He wants her to marry his cousin so he can get the money he needs to undo the wrong he caused years ago. That I can understand and r ...more
Caroline The HEA Lover
May 03, 2012 Caroline The HEA Lover rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical, 2012
A very cute story. I really like both Hero and Heroine. A good addition to the series *g* Now I can't WAIT for the next book!!!!
Apr 24, 2016 Keri rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars This was an absolutely fun read! Keaton Blackwood had a reputation for inebriation, women and brawling and one time six years ago all doing all three at once, got him kicked out of society. Or at least he shuffled himself off to the country in penance. Therefore he is surprised when his cousin comes to make him an offer he can't refuse. Get the cousins bride back, whom had ran away a year ago and a sum of money would be his. Piece of cake!

Camille Pryce became betrothed to her fiancé wh
Katherine Grey
Sep 04, 2012 Katherine Grey rated it it was amazing
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A Must Read!!!!!!!!

Awwwww I LOVED this book!!!!!!! So full of wit,humour, tension, the meaning of sacrificing and true love!!!!!!!!
To see beyond Society's exploits within the strict rules that governed the Victorian era especially with the nobility!! Sooooo mad at her parents so uncaring & too disown based off of propriety structure their 'beloved' eldest daughter all because she has a spine and stood up against her parents and society's arranged marriage!!!!

Hate the scheming Elenor and t
Mar 29, 2012 Amanda rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
This suddenly became a DNF. I really enjoy Enoch's writing, but this one felt like a historical Facebook novel. The characters are well written, but they lack direction in their lives in general. The secondary characters are very supportive, but again, I was unsure of their underlying motives--which may well be a device for the next book in the series, but since I didn't finish it, I don't know. The part that got me that made this a DNF was that the main character was late to work! For a woman t ...more
Apr 19, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
If you're in the mood for something brainy, this is not the book to pick up. But, if you're looking to sail away for a bit into a land of outlandish rogues and slightly fallen women, then dig in. This was a fun, quick read that I found myself not being able to put down. If this book were a food for me, it would be a chocolate truffle--I would know that it was a little bit naughty, but also rather delicious.
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Apr 14, 2012 Lupdilup Duffy rated it really liked it
I had no intention to start this audiobook today, but it just grabbed me... Oracle's Moon.. you're next.
May 01, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
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Apr 15, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
I’m really enjoyed Suzanne Enoch and the Scandalous Brides series. I’m reading them a little out of order (I read the first, then the third, then the second) so some of the reoccurring characters are a little mixed up for me. I’m really liking Ms. Enoch’s use of humor in a historical that sometimes can get lost in other stories. She can not only provide the connection between her heroine and hero and sometimes the tears, but she makes me laugh on the journey with them. In book two in the series, ...more
Apr 05, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars! I just loved it!

While I thought the first book in the series was good, but not great, Taming an Impossible Rogue (Scandalous Brides #2) was fantastic!

Camille Pryce was thrown into a life of scandal when she fled the alter from an arranged marriage with an arrogant and cold fiance she'd never spoken with. Camille found her way to the Tantalus Club for employment after her parents kicked her out and her friends all turned their backs on her. The Ta
Apr 14, 2012 PoligirlReads rated it it was amazing
With this book, I have finally discovered Enoch's secret to success: it's apoplexy. Stay with me on this one. In her last book "A Beginner's Guide to Rakes" I wrote that while she managed to avoid the word "apoplexy" (her overusage of the word is an on-going joke) the book had an odd contemporary feel and felt underdeveloped in parts. Now, with "Taming an Impossible Rogue," apoplexy is BACK! She uses it four times! This rigorous scientific study has me concluding that she uses this word all the ...more
Sep 29, 2012 Mari rated it it was amazing
this was such a pleasant surprise! im not new to ms enoch's works and i really enjoy her books. but i had no idea id like this one so much. ive heard keating's name around book blogs snd such much like his character here. but personally ive had one too many rogues sometimes they all seem the same. BUT no keating was definitely something else. this story reminded me a bit of p&p with some concepts which made me like it more.

keating was a fiend, blackguard in true sense. but he isnt all that b
Si no hubiese sido por ese final de "espera hasta el último momento posible", me hubiese gustado más el libro. Los personajes están bien, tratan de rehacer su vida, conseguir una segunda oportunidad y aprender de o arreglar sus errores del pasado, pero su actitud de "tontos enamorados" dispuestos a renunciar a su propia felicidad por lo que creen que es mejor para el otro... me acabó cansando. (view spoiler) ...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I liked this one slightly better than the first in the series, but it was still a bit hard to stomach. The H and h are so resigned to their respective fates and it didn't exactly lend a warm and fuzzy feeling to their romance.
Zel Polev
Mar 28, 2016 Zel Polev rated it really liked it
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Danette Steward
Aug 24, 2014 Danette Steward rated it liked it
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Jul 09, 2014 Callixta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Suzanne Enoch poursuit sa très intéressante série sur des femmes , rebelles de leur époque. Pour une fois, la traduction française est judicieuse et rend justice à cette série peut-être un brin anachronique car, une club de jeux ouvert à des hommes et entièrement géré par des femmes n’est pas très crédible mais il illustre aussi cette époque de la Régence et ses premiers signes d’un éveil du féminisme. Nous avions découvert le monde créé par l’héroïne préc
Pamela Shropshire
Jul 31, 2016 Pamela Shropshire rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in the Tantalus Club series, that features Lady Camille Pryce. Camille sought employment at the club because her family turned her out after she ran away from her wedding to Lord Stephen Pollard, the Marquis of Fenton. She had been engaged to him since the third day after her birth; Fenton was 7 years old at the time. She has barely seen him and has never had even a note or flower from him nor a conversation with him. As she entered the church, she suddenly realized she couldn't b ...more
Aug 12, 2016 Annette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book for those times you just want to escape for a while. Great characters and a very good story line. Snobbish Marquis ask his rakish rogue of a cousin to help him return his promised bride to him. She Camille, runs out of the church on their wedding day leaving him standing at the altar. Her family throws her out and she ends up working at the exclusive and notorious gentlemen's club The Tantalus. Keating Blackwood in dire need of funds, agrees to lure his cousins bride back for him for a pr ...more
Oct 03, 2015 Evie rated it really liked it
This was another enjoyable read by Suzanne Enoch. Not sure why, but I found myself enjoying this installment much more than I did the first book in the series.

Camille is the runaway bride. A year ago she set foot at the church, and one look at her fiance was all she needed to turn around and run away as fast as she could. After her family and friends turned their backs on her she seeked employment at The Tantalous Club, and she's now content with the new life she created for herself.

Keating ne
BJ Rose
Sep 14, 2012 BJ Rose rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-regency, series
A weak 4* but 3* just doesn't do it
Feb 14, 2013 Annette rated it liked it
The Tantalus Club is an interesting place. The staff is made up of young ladies of beauty and education and charm. But, each with a story.

This book is about Camille, who walked out of the church on her wedding day and became an invisible person in the eyes of society. The man she left at the altar decides he has suffered enough embarrassment and hires his black sheep cousin to convince the disappearing bride to return to marry him. The cousin is Keating a black sheep who shot and killed a man wh
J.R. Newell
Dec 04, 2013 J.R. Newell rated it liked it
I really, really liked this book - until I got to around page 175. And then all of the sudden, a couple of little things started to annoy me. The use of the word "chit" to refer to a girl or woman. And it wasn't used just a few times. It was used A LOT. I don't care how historically accurate that might be - it got old quickly.

The heroine is shunned by society because she stood up a man at the alter. That's fine because it's made very clear that the jilted gentleman is a very cold fish. But the
Sep 12, 2015 Sariah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alors que le précédent volet tournait autour de la directrice du club, nous découvrons ici une de ses employées et son histoire, ce qui l'a amené à travailler dans un lieu en dehors des convenances. Les Rebelles narrent l'histoire d'une fraction de la société du XIXème siècle traitée comme des parias, exclue socialement pour avoir fait quelque chose de contraire à la bienséance ou être née en dehors des règles du mariage : Camille a fuit son fiancé et Keating a tué le mari de sa maîtresse.
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May 22, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-novels
This romance novel was ok. The romance felt real and the chemistry was there. Mainly the premise didn't make sense to me. How this girl could break a marriage contract because she thought this was a love match from birth is nonsense. Also, I feel like she didn't deserve the cool ladies of the Tantalus Club as friends. She still wants to be respectable?? Why? She seems to have a great set up.
Keating is awesome.
Romancing the Book
Sep 03, 2012 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Lady Camille is a character that I was a little too virginal for me at first ,but she quickly won me over with her decision to do what She wanted. Having been betrothed to a man since the cradle on her wedding day she chooses to do the unthinkable and leave. Penniless and disowned she goes to the only place she can to provide for herself.

The Tantalus Club.

Her fiance’ more worried about himself and reputation that providing for her sends his blackguard by reputation cousin Keating Blackwood to ge
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 04, 2015 01:36PM  
  • Trouble at the Wedding (Abandoned at the Altar, #3)
  • A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall #5)
  • The Duchess Diaries (Boscastle #12; The Bridal Pleasures, #3)
  • Lord of Temptation (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #2)
  • At Your Pleasure
  • Confessions from an Arranged Marriage (The Burgundy Club, #4)
  • Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane, #4)
  • Secrets of an Accidental Duchess (Donovan Sisters, #2)
  • The Art of Duke Hunting (Royal Entourage, #2)
  • My Wicked Little Lies (Sinful Family Secrets, #3)
  • Mad About the Earl (Ministry of Marriage, #2)
  • The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne (Fairbourne Quartet, #1)
  • Always a Temptress (Drake's Rakes #3)
  • How to Dance with a Duke (Ugly Ducklings, #1)
  • How the Marquess Was Won (Pennyroyal Green, #6)
  • The Rogue Pirate's Bride (The Sons of the Revolution, #3)
  • Scandal Wears Satin (The Dressmakers, #2)
  • Sweet Enemy (Veiled Seduction, #1)
Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most po ...more
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Scandalous Brides (4 books)
  • A Beginner's Guide to Rakes (Scandalous Brides, #1)
  • Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke (Scandalous Brides, #3)
  • The Handbook to Handling His Lordship (Scandalous Brides, #4)

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