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Hazard (Company of Rogues #9)

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YOU'VE NEVER MET A HEROINE LIKE LADY ANNE PECKWORTH.

The sheltered daughter of a duke, she has always been a perfect lady, even when jilted. Twice. Now, however, she's angry, and she's angry at the single most reckless, most irresponsible, most irresistible man she's ever known ...

YOU'VE NEVER MET A HERO LIKE RACE DE VERE.

Far below Anne's station in life, he has invaded her
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Mass Market Paperback, 374 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Signet (first published 2002)
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Elis Madison
Anne Peckworth has been jilted. Again. Well, maybe not officially jilted, but still…



Two men have courted her, hinted that they meant to declare themselves soon, only to dash off and turn up again married to totally unsuitable women.



Anne forced herself to be a good sport about it. She was born with a "bad" foot (we're never quite clear what's wrong with it). She limps, and, to be comfortable, she has to wear special, fugly shoes.



As a result, Anne's never felt like "a catch," and Con's jilt only
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Jacob Proffitt
Jul 11, 2016 Jacob Proffitt rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
I let some days go by since I've finished this and now I can't remember half of what I wanted to say. I had been looking forward to Lady Anne's book because she got such a raw deal in two of the George books and handled it with grace and equanimity. I also liked Race from the George stories so was looking forward to seeing him with Anne. And yeah, you'll probably need to read the prior three stories to appreciate this book.

Unfortunately, while still a Beverley novel and not sucking, there were t
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Elle
Nov 22, 2009 Elle rated it it was ok
Shelves: jo-beverly
YOU'VE NEVER MET A HEROINE LIKE LADY ANNE PECKWORTH.
The sheltered daughter of a duke, she has always been a perfect lady, even when jilted. Twice. Now, however, she's angry, and she's angry at the single most reckless, most irresponsible, most irresistible man she's ever known ....

YOU'VE NEVER MET A HERO LIKE RACE DE VERE
Far below Anne's station in life, he has invaded her orderly world like a pirate, tempting her to the edge and beyond. He leads her into impropriety, into wickedness, and then i
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Ilze
May 24, 2011 Ilze rated it really liked it
Shelves: jo-beverley
Lots of fun, a real romp, a lovely book. The mousey and lame Lady Anne Peckworth, who was jilted by 2 of the Rogues characters in other books, finally breaks out of her shell, decides to grab her life and live it, and goes looking for a mate. The book's core is her inner transformation as she observes the people and couples around her and changes in her views of love and marriage. Race is the perfect mate for her (besides being scrumptious in general), but because he is of a much lower social st ...more
Gail
This is a second reading, the first being several years ago, probably around the time it was first published. I liked it then and liked it again this time. Sufficient time passed between so there was only a vague feeling of familiarity. I remembered the trouble with de Vere's name, and that Lady Anne had been disappointed twice, but that was about it. It's a good story.
Amelia
Jan 12, 2017 Amelia added it
I have a shelf of old paperback Regencies that I've picked up randomly. This was one of them, and I'm not sure that I would have found and read it if it hadn't been already physically on my shelf.

I liked the hero and heroine though the hero's staying away for the lady's own good did get a little wearying at times. Lady Anne makes some poor choices along the way, too. The characters are flawed in a way that walks the line between appealing and annoying, but generally lands on the more positive s
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Highland-dreamer
Jul 01, 2011 Highland-dreamer rated it it was ok
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María
Oct 11, 2015 María rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1.5 en realidad.

La historia en sí era curiosa en algunos aspectos y no del todo desagradable. La historia de amor, un poco predecible pero tierna. Sin embargo, había comportamientos y descripciones que simplemente no cuadraban. Se expandía en cosas triviales y resumía lo esencial. Si a eso le sumamos una pésima traducción, el libro no me ha dejado muy buen sabor de boca.
Vikki Vaught
Nov 29, 2014 Vikki Vaught rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always loved Ms. Beverley's books, but I did struggle to like the heroine. At times, she came across a flighty and made many bad decisions. Fortunately, I loved DE Vere. He is a fantastic hero. I did take into account that Anne was very young. Happy reading!
Beatriz Velez Jones
Lo encontré en unas cabañas donde nos hospedamos. Lo disfrute muchísimo. Terminando de leer el final Hasta la madrugada para poder dejarlo en el lugar. vi que es uno de muchos de una serie, así que buscare los otros libros para leerlos. Lo bueno es que es parte de una serie pero es independiente.
Cherry-Ann
May 13, 2017 Cherry-Ann rated it it was ok
Slow, tedious and not one of Jo's best efforts I think. I felt as if I was in the middle of whirlpool with this story - out of sorts and confused.
Sara
Jan 16, 2017 Sara rated it really liked it
The first chapter (chapters? The evening Race and Anne meet) is probably the sexiest thing ever written.... and the rest of the book doesn't really hold up. Still, when you talk about a Jo Beverley book not holding up, it's in comparison to the rest of her books, which are so magical as to be nigh indescribable.

Both characters are likable enough to be forgiven for being occasionally dumb or petty; everyone is sometimes. I think the problem is that they're trying so hard to stay away from each ot
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Ana T.
Feb 10, 2009 Ana T. rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful heroine Beverley has created in Anne Peckworth. Here we have a proper, shy, crippled young lady who has been kilted twice (or almost) and suddenly decides to take her fate into her own hands and choose her husband.

It is true that Lady Anne has a little help from the “madman” Race de Vere. He is the first man with whom she finds herself comfortable with and who awakens her feelings. It is quite refreshing the way Beverley built Anne’s character. She is decided and, if not totally
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_inbetween_
Apr 08, 2008 _inbetween_ rated it really liked it
Recommended to _inbetween_ by: chatpa
Wanted to give it five stars for putting a smile on my face again towards the end, where most books flag. Am returning to sober four points, managing to find some fault - but that's mostly for wanting to know more about Race, needing more to see him, slim and delicately beautiful - soldier - librarian *g* I also once more wish for the woman not to be (suddenly, very) beautiful, but that is just the middle stretch. Otherwise this is exceptionally well-written, time and space given exactly to what ...more
Mackenzie
Sep 18, 2015 Mackenzie rated it liked it
This books takes a few characters and story plots from previous books and ties them up.

Lady Anne has been jilted twice by members of the Company of Rogues. The last man, Lord Con Somerford, asks his secretary/friend to make sure that Anne is going to get past this. To do this, Race de Vere becomes close with Anne's brother, Uffham. The night they meet, Anne's sister goes into labor. To pass the time during the birthing, Race dares Anne to join the men in a game of Hazard.

After being jilted twi
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Cathy
Feb 16, 2012 Cathy rated it really liked it
The jilted girl mentioned all throughout The Dragon's Bride and a previous book I didn't read finally gets her own book, and she's good and pissed off and not going to be jilted anymore! (You go, girl! It's about time!) She's always been polite, demure, and self-conscious due to a physical disability, but now she's bound and determined to take London by storm and get married before the season ends. (Er... okay, yeah, that's pretty typical for the time period and social class, but it wouldn't be ...more
Shasha
Jul 27, 2016 Shasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hea
Lady Anne Peckworth has always been gentle mannered. But having been jilted--twice--she's determined not to be hurt or humiliated again. Especially not by the most reckless, irresponsible, irresistible man she's ever met, Racecombe de Vere.

Race has been sent by one of Anne's former suitors to make sure she isn't devastated by the rejection. Yet instead of a meek, quiet girl, he encounters a woman whose wit and passion match his own.

He invades Anne's orderly world like a pirate, tempting her to
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Viridiana Ivashkov
Lo bueno es que solo me costó 30 pesos ¬¬ y ahora entiendo porque había varios de Jo tan baratos. Sinceramente no fue de mi agrado ni la historia ni el estilo de narración de la autora. Tenemos a una protagonista bipolar, ALERTA SPOILER: a Lady Anne se le ocurre mendigar un beso a un amigo del hermano con la excusa que le enseñe a coquetear, un recurso bastante gastado en este género. Luego cuando el caballero en cuestión la besa como se debe lo abofetea por su atrevimiento WTF osea no entendí.
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Pamela(AllHoney)
YOU'VE NEVER MET A HEROINE LIKE LADY ANNE PECKWORTH.
The sheltered daughter of a duke, she has always been a perfect lady, even when jilted. Twice. Now, however, she's angry, and she's angry at the single most reckless, most irresponsible, most irresistible man she's ever known ....

YOU'VE NEVER MET A HERO LIKE RACE DE VERE
Far below Anne's station in life, he has invaded her orderly world like a pirate, tempting her to the edge and beyond. He leads her into impropriety, into wickedness, and then
...more
Nancy Crayton
This was so much fun to read. I love the character of Lady Anne Peckham. She came to life in this story even though she appeared in two earlier stories, she always came across as colorless and bland. I enjoyed the way she gradually took charge of her life and decided who she would marry rather than allow choices to be dictated to her by her parents, her rank, her position in society, etc.

Race De Vere is a wonderful hero. He is quick, intelligent, bold, kind and brave. But he is in society's eye
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Monkeyface
Nov 21, 2012 Monkeyface rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to Hazard Company of Rogues, Bk 10 by Jo Beverley. YOU'VE NEVER MET A HEROINE LIKE LADY ANNE PECKWORTH. The sheltered daughter of a duke, she has always been a perfect lady, even when jilted. Twice. Now, however, she's angry, and she's angry at the single most reckless, most irresponsible, most *irresistible* man she's ever known.... — YOU'VE NEVER MET A HERO LIKE RACE de VERE. Far below Anne's station in life, he has invaded her orderly world like a pirate, tempting her to the edge and ...more
Delacey
Jan 03, 2016 Delacey marked it as to-read
Shelves: romance
So I started to read this book and lost interest in it after a couple of chapters. Put it down for a couple of weeks to read Christmas themed books (tis the Season). Picked it up and flipped through and started reading where Con (Rogue from a previous book) comes in and did finish the book. Overall, I think this book was the weakest of the C of R world. Race was ok, but it didn't feel like he lived up to his character that we saw in Dragon's Bride. And Lady Anne, was just a train wreak of bad de ...more
Melissa Blanchard
Jan 17, 2015 Melissa Blanchard rated it it was amazing
Excellent story with narrator Anne Flosnik. Very well done both in how the characters were written and read. I enjoyed Ann, the heroine in the story, and how she had a mind of her own. She took time to find the right suitor and when she knew she had the right one for her she worked very had to be sure her family would accept him too. I like stories with strong women that stand up for what they want and need.
The narrator, Anne Flosnik, brought a depth to the characters that is hard to duplicate
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Jennifer
Aug 23, 2007 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, rereads
I seem to be in the minority, given how other people rated this novel, but this is one of my favorite Jo Beverley novels. I love the hero character of Race De Vere. I like his inability to be serious (except about Lady Anne), complete accepting of his own faults and what he is good at, and his acceptance of his less-than-perfect history. Lady Anne was interesting as well, the kind of person who needs to be teased but most people are afraid to tease her. This is Jo Beverley at her best--managing ...more
Fangirl Musings
Anna: "Lady Anne Peckworth, previously spurned by two of our heroes from the Company of Rogues, gets her man in this book. It was a fun book--Lady Anne is a duke's daughter with a large dowry but has a handicap--a deformed foot from birth causes her to limp. She has no shortage of suitors, but has no feelings of attraction for them until she meets her brother's companion Race de Vere, a former Army officer of unknown connections and low birth. Hardly suitable for a duke's daughter but . . . as t ...more
Carolyn F.
Sep 18, 2013 Carolyn F. marked it as could-not-finish
I read a bit and it seemed so pretentious, asking her if she wanted a drink and of course that would lead one to the obvious story of a god/goddess. I tried finding it so I could quote it. This book is just jabs or smart comments back and forth with Anne calling Race all sort of names and him feeling sorry for her because of her limp. I was getting really, really bored and put the book down for a couple of weeks. Then it's due in 5 days and I thought I better pick it back up, but no, thinking of ...more
shrug city
Jan 16, 2017 shrug city rated it really liked it
I really liked both these protags: Lady Anne is a woman of forbearance, an introvert with a limp whose intelligence and strength goes unappreciated by the two suitors who dumped her. Race is one degree below gentleman, a secretary and toad-eater who is very good at managing people. I really liked the uncommon virtues Hazard celebrates: Race smooths everything over and makes everyone comfortable, and that is treated as not only an admirable but also an attractive trait. Nice. I didn't like the ne ...more
Tatiana
Dec 10, 2015 Tatiana rated it really liked it
I have to say I adored the banter between Ann and Race, it was very smart and funny. The only thing that did not convince was Race's future as a writer, it was given as a last minute escape because he did not know what to do, I think it was too idealist and uncertain. He says he plans to work with documents and who knows, maybe write a book. After reading that I could only think: seriously? work with documents? that's all he says? Race, admit it, you don't want to do anything.

The rest was good,
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L8blmr
Feb 14, 2009 L8blmr rated it liked it
I really do find much to like in Ms. Beverley's romances, but so often she just goes on too long for my liking. The theme in this book of the titled woman trying to talk herself out of falling for the untitled gentleman, with a couple of minor variations thrown in for originality, is explored almost beyond the point of interest into incredulity. If the main characters hadn't been so likable and the romance itself hadn't been so sweet, I probably wouldn't have made it to the end of the book or wo ...more
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Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK. At the age of eleven she went to an all-girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book. From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Company of Rogues (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • An Arranged Marriage (Company of Rogues, #1)
  • An Unwilling Bride (Company of Rogues, #2)
  • Christmas Angel (Company of Rogues, #3)
  • Forbidden (Company of Rogues, #4)
  • Dangerous Joy (Company of Rogues, #5)
  • The Demon's Mistress (Three Heroes, #1; Company of Rogues, #6)
  • The Dragon's Bride (Three Heroes, #2; Company of Rogues, #7)
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