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The Taming of the Rogue

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Anna Barrett is more comfortable filling tankards at the White Heron Theater than shopping for corsets. Her "take no prisoners" attitude has earned her a tough reputation. Where she was once innocent and naive, now she's vowed never to be ensnared by a man again. Except Robert Alden is not just any man….

Gorgeous, dashing and decidedly reckless, this playwright has left a t
Paperback, Harlequin Historical #1090, 288 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Harlequin
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Apr 20, 2014 Fedora rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read of seeming opposites.

Rob Alden is a handsome actor and playwright with the troupe that Anna Barrett's father oversees. Anna prefers to avoid the limelight and keeps the books and ably manages her father's household and the troupe from the background. While Rob's looks and clever manner do capture her eye, she knows how popular he is with the ladies and assumes that he'll never return her regard.

But Rob's hiding secrets, and eventually some of those pull Anna into his circles, e
Nov 12, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
I'd actually like to rate this at 3 1/2 stars. Robert Alden is a playwright and poet in the Shakespearean period. (The male model on the front cover even slightly resembles Joseph Fiennes from the movie "Shakespeare in Love"). But that's where the similarity ends between the book and movie. Anna and her father manage the theatre where Robert and other actors work. There is a lot of well-written visual detail and the love-making scenes are nice, and there was a bit of heart-string pulling for Ann ...more
Jun 02, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it
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I went to high school with Amanda. Recently, I reconnected with her through Facebook, and when I indicated that I might like to pick her brain about her writing career I thought the least I could do was actually read one of her books.

I picked this one at random. It’s a short, light read filled with great descriptions, and the costuming.... She describes clothing so well I could almost feel it against my skin. Phrases like “buttons stuck in the stiff velvet” provide a delicious sort of pleasure.

I really enjoyed this story. There was only a hint of suspense, but the story was more character driven, and how the hero and heroine dealt with their own baggage was compelling enough on its own to keep me reading. I would love to read more romances set in this time period, as the Elizabethan period was interesting and is sadly under-used.
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"McCabe sweeps readers into the world of the Elizabethan theater, delighting us with a lively tale and artfully drawing on the era's backdrop of bawdy plays, wild actors and thrilling adventure." RT Bookreview, rated 4 stars

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Dec 26, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this, because I felt as if it was short and sweet. Loved the hero and heroine; both very intriguing in their own ways. He had more to him than originally thought, and she was every bit the perfect girl to unlock him. Never read this author before, but I have a feeling I will be reading more of hers. ...more
Jul 21, 2012 Annie rated it it was amazing
A rich narrative that evokes a world long gone! Loved it even though I predicted who the villain was and how it would end.
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Che delusione, una noia mortale, non riesco nemmeno a finirlo. Dipende dai gusti, per carità, ma mi sa che io coi GRS ho chiuso.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 04, 2015 08:15AM  
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