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Lord Gray's List (The London List #1)

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From duchesses to chamber maids, everybody’s reading it. Each Tuesday, The London List appears, filled with gossip and scandal, offering job postings and matches for the lovelorn—and most enticing of all, telling the tales and selling the wares a more modest publication wouldn’t touch.

The creation of Evangeline Ramsey, The London List saved her and her ailing father from d
Paperback, 317 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Brava (first published January 1st 2012)
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1.5 star
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I believe in that very much. But I struggled here to see beauty of any kind in Evangeline, the prickly heroine. To be blunt, she's a complete bitch. And for no other reason except her morally superior belief that she's suffered some imaginary horror and needs to take it out on everyone else--men in particular. This did absolutely nothing for me. A man-slut hero who bends over backwards to get the heroine's approval endlessly and reform his rakish wa
Oct 17, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
Lord Benton Gray has had it with the weekly gossip rag, The London List. He is always the front page fodder and everyone, including his own mother, eagerly awaits each new issue. Deciding to end this once and for all, he goes and confronts the owner, a Mr. Ramsey. But who should this Mr. Ramsey turn out to be but the one woman he proposed to years ago...Evangeline Ramsey. Evie is running the paper to help pay her ailing fathers medical bills and dressing as a man has proved to be most advantageo ...more
Enchanting Ella
Nov 04, 2012 Enchanting Ella rated it really liked it
Lord Gray's List rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Release date October 30, 2012

“Lord Gray’s List" is the first in Robinson’s new series The London List
but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

How are the sex scenes?
Very, very good. Descriptive and imaginative but not over the top.

How are the story lines?
Enjoyable. They read very detailed and historical but keep you
interested despite the big words (this was my first historical).

Would you read it again?
Yes. I liked the hero and want to revisit him.

Back o
Mandi Schreiner
Nov 06, 2012 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
Lord Gray, or Ben to his friends is sick of being quoted on London’s popular newspaper, The London List every Tuesday. Each week the antics of ‘Lord G’ are printed for all to read. From the women he beds to the clubs he visits. Yes he is a rake and he likes women, but he doesn’t need everyone to know everything about him and he is determined to put a stop to it. But then he discovers the ‘Mr. Ramsey’ in charge of the paper is actually Evangeline Ramsey, better known as Evie dressed as a man and ...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Sarah L
Book provided by publisher
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Lord Gray’s List is the first book in Maggie Robinson’s latest series The London List. While certainly not unique, the plot sounded very intriguing with the heroine Evie Ramsey masquerading as a man and disparaging the reputation of her former beau Lord Gray by publishing his transgressions each week in her newspaper. Even though the story line was very well developed and written, I did not find myself ful
Mar 29, 2013 Neko rated it liked it
This was an enjoyable read, but it was only pretending to be a historical romance. The vocabulary and attitudes of the characters are quite contemporary. Evie is a tabloid journalist/social justice crusader. She actually uses the term "social justice" to describe her actions. Significant portions of the book are dedicated to her rescuing people from the evils of the time. She rescues two different women from abusive situations. One way Ben signals that he has reformed from his previously dissipa ...more
Carrie Olguin
Jan 02, 2013 Carrie Olguin rated it really liked it
A Regency story (quite a bit of story) with a contemporary slant. The sex scenes are sensual with words like penis used with manhood - and the f-word used several times. This is not a critique but an observation.

The heroine is a contemporary thinker, she dresses like a man and runs a newspaper. She has good reasons why she doesn't trust men easily. The story is well paced. The dialogue is contemporary. The hero is a scoundrel, but not a true bad-boy or an alpha-male. It's refreshing to meet an i
Feb 08, 2013 LibraryDanielle rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
I don't know. I wasn't super impressed by this one. lord benton gray is moderately likeable, but I didn't care for eve for most of the book. they start out immediately sleeping with each other, even though they hold the other in extreme dislike. benton uses sex as a weapon with eve, who is pretty much a b!tch. she petty, spiteful, and mean. she hates benton because he appears to be a rake and so decides to use him and his exploits to sell papers. she reminded me of the sleezy tabloid reporters. ...more
Sep 17, 2013 Bethany rated it did not like it
I kept hoping the book would get better more into the story but it didn't. The supplemental characters were not developed and I didn't like the hero and heroine and the plot was lacking. I would definitely not recommend anyone reading this book.
Oct 29, 2012 Booklover1335 rated it really liked it
4.00 stars / 3.50 stars
Nov 19, 2012 Stella rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of Maggie Robinson's Courtesan Court series (I think those were my introduction to historical erotica), so when I heard that there will be a new series after the Courtesan Court series comes to an end I was excited and impatient to see what it will be about. Well here it is, finally!

Maggie Robinson's new steamy historical romance series is centered around the London List, a vastly popular and beloved Regency gossip rag. In Lord Gray's List, the first novel of the series, we learn
Oct 28, 2012 Dottie rated it it was amazing
A sassy tale with plenty of heat and humor. Taken from my review at

At thirty, Baron Benton ‘Ben’ Gray keeps himself in shape by fencing, rather than boxing at Gentleman Jack’s. A sport using his fist is too reminiscent of his abusive father’s activities. Until his father’s death, when Ben was still a child, Ben and his mother had suffered under his heavy hand and the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness had still not completely gone away. His father had been famous for h
Oct 24, 2012 Janice rated it really liked it
Baron Benton Gray (Ben) has had enough. He’s tired of the endless tales of gossip featuring him every single issue in the weekly called The London List. These stories are making a mockery of his life, and he’s fed up. So Ben goes to the paper’s editor demanding he stop printing these sour stories and is surprised to discover that the editor is not a ‘he’ but a ‘she’ dressed in men’s clothing. Evangeline Ramsey (Evie) has been featuring Ben’s escapades on the front page of The London List for ov ...more
May Mostly Romance
Jan 15, 2013 May Mostly Romance rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
การเขียนเรืองแนวยอนยุคไมไดมีพืนทีสำหรับความคิดสรางสรรอะไรมากมาย สวนหนึงเพราะขอจำกัดทางยุคสมัยทีพฤติกรรมบางอยางอาจจะไมเปนทียอมรับ แตงานเขียนของแมคกี โรบินสันคอนขางแตกตางออกไป นันกคือ คาแรคเตอรของเธอมักจะทำอะไรทีแตกตางจากขอควรปฏิบัติในวงสังคมพอสมควร และการเขียนของเธอกนาเชือพอไดวา มันเปนการกระทำทีแมสังคมอาจจะไมยอมรับ แตกเกิดขึนในชีวิตจริงได

ดังนันเราจึงชืนชมงานเขียนของเธอในแงทีสรางความประหลาดใจใหกับเราได อยางไรกตามหลังจากอานงานของเธอมาหลายเลม เรากเริมรูสึกวา เริมจับทาง "ความประหลาดใจ" ทีเธอใชในเรือง
Jan 09, 2013 SidneyKay rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-regency
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Oct 26, 2012 Margaret rated it really liked it
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Sep 30, 2013 Desiree rated it did not like it
This book did absolutely nothing for me, except annoy and bore me. After giving it to 20% I decided that enough was enough!! It was weak, far-fetched, thread bare, and what there was to the book only annoyed me. In the little I did read, I must have read about how beautiful the hero was a couple dozen times! OK, I GET IT, HE'S TOOOOO HOT TO RESIST!! fucking christ, I get it! But really I don't, because how things were unfolding was just utterly ridiculous! I don't get how the plot could have mov ...more
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Oct 18, 2012 Melody May (What I'm Reading) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, historical
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For the last week I have been reading Lord Gray's List by Maggie Robinson. Since it's about to be release in a couple of weeks I figure I better get this done. I have to say that I do have an appreciation for Ms. Robinson's writing. I happen to stumble upon her work when one of her other books was recommend to me and I haven't look back since. So, without further ado I will share with you the first book in The London List series.

When Evangeline Ramsey (Evie
Jan 19, 2013 Terri rated it liked it
Shelves: regency
Ok, I like Maggie Robinson. I really do. And I did like these characters and even the first half of this book. However, .....

The physical relationship between these characters starts off pretty quickly. There is history between them, and although they don't like each other terribly much, sparks fly! Benton is a rich, purposeless but hedonistic and good-natured Lord. Evie, is a struggling newspaper man....or so society believes her to be. She is running the family newspaper in the guise of a man,
Virginia Campbell
Oct 30, 2012 Virginia Campbell rated it it was amazing
If you've read one book written by marvelous Maggie Robinson, aka Margaret Rowe, then you'll have to read another...and another. I look forward to each new release from Maggie/Margaret, knowing that I am in for a real reader's treat. "Lord Gray's List" is the first book in "The London List" series, and it is downright delicious! Featuring an over-thirty heroine who cuts her hair, wears men's clothing, and has a roaring good time running her own scandal-sheet business, this is a Regency romance t ...more
Nov 18, 2012 Kelsey rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Evie Ramsay has lived her entire life either being really poor or living an okay life because of her father’s gambling problem. Now her father has developed dementia and all that is left is a printer’s shop that was won by her father. Still spurned by how things were left with Benton Gray, Evie decides to pose as a man and develops a gossip rag call The London List. Now all of Ben’s salacious exploits are splatter across the pages. Ben decides to stop this from happening anymore and purchases th ...more
Secretly Reading
Nov 07, 2012 Secretly Reading rated it liked it
LORD GRAY'S LIST is a sexy entertaining historical romance. The leads have a humorous, playful relationship that is the highlight of this otherwise improbable historical novel.

Readers will have to look past the historical inaccuracies to enjoy this novel. Of course a well-raised woman wouldn't masquerade as a man and publish a gossip newspaper but stick through that silly premise and you should enjoy this light-hearted romp as I did.

I like the characters here. Ben was an enjoyable bad-boy who wa
Kathy Jund
Oct 29, 2012 Kathy Jund rated it it was amazing
The One Wearing the Pants Makes the Rules!

Maggie Robinson’s newest release “Lord Gray’s List” it the first installment in her new List series. Set in 1820 London, Maggie pens a highly entertaining tale with characters that promise to keep you amused throughout! Baron Benton Alexander Dunbarton Gray is a Scottish born Lord, but upon his father’s early demise, had grown up in London with his English mother rather than in the crumbling old Castle Gray, his heritage, a circumstance he is grateful fo
May 21, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This is a really sweet story. Evangeline Ramsey is a strong, independent woman in an era when women weren't allowed to be independent. She is also mouthy, judgmental and headstrong. She is an awesome heroine! Lord Benton Gray is a man done wrong. He is a little boy who has been acting out for 10 years because his heart was broken. When their worlds collide, they are forced to spend time together. The longer they spend together the more time they want together. Their history makes it hard for Eva ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
LORD GRAY'S LIST by Maggie Robinson is an exciting Regency Historical romance set in 1820 London. Book 1 in the "London List" series. Follow Scottish born Lord Benton Gray who was raised by his English mother and lives in London. And Evangeline Ramsey, who publishes a newspaper for London,everyone thinks she is her father,who is ailing. Scandal and gossip sales papers, especially Lord Gray's exploits. Lord Gray learns of her deception,and soon finds them not only in physical danger but in danger ...more
Jan 19, 2015 Mullgirl rated it really liked it
I liked it *she says haltingly and with some suprise*. I really did. It's quite a beefy book to get through--small type, large pages and many of those. So I didn't feel like it was the usual throw away type of romantic drivel that has crossed my path lately.

I liked both characters. I felt like they had believable reasons for each of them having the character flaws that they did. I believed that their sexual attraction was strong. I wish we could have understood a little bit more why they origina
I wasn’t at all happy with this book. It’s not believable that Evie could masquerade as a man for years and get away with it. I just couldn’t get past that. She and Ben were likable and I enjoyed the dialogue between them, the way they were always aruging. I don’t like a heroine being as old as her, thirty-two, nor do I like that Evie was slightly older than Ben, who’s thirty.

I didn’t like that Evie’s big nose was mentioned often nor did I like the bit of violent nonsense involving Evie and ano
2.5 stars
Benton ("Ben") and Evangeline ("Evie")
England, Unspecified time period (but references to Regency period)

I was rather disappointed in this book. I never felt engaged with the characters or the story. Benton was just too much of a dissolute rake to get behind and there really wasn't enough to go on with Evie to understand or like her. There was a lot of sex but it was dull and uninspiring. I also felt the story was lacking and somewhat unbelievable. It seemed strange that the author pick
Oct 31, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
I just absolutely love Maggie Robinson. In my opinion she writes some of the best erotic historical romances out there. Her characters have such warmth, depth, and sexiness. I felt that Lord Gray’s List may not have been as dirty as some of her pervious titles, but that doesn’t mean I enjoyed it any less. Almost weekly Lord Gray has become a laughingstock among London’s ton after his exploits are continuously published in The London List. When Lord Gray approaches the paper to demand they stop p ...more
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