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Juego Peligroso (Company of Rogues #9)

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Two men have paid Lady Ann Peckworth court. Both have married another. Now, the dashing and disarming Race de Vere has mysteriously come into her life-to assist her in her quest for the ideal husband. Only it's de Vere who sets the standard-with one heady kiss during one unforgettable night...
Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Urano Publishers (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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Elle
Dec 15, 2009 Elle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 03, 2011 Ilze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Highland-dreamer
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_inbetween_
Apr 10, 2008 _inbetween_ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
María
Nov 03, 2015 María rated it it was ok
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.
Mackenzie
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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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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Tatiana
Dec 15, 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 unsure. 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? He doesn't want to administer lands or have a job in the Parliament, ...more
Melissa Blanchard
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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Alison
Feb 06, 2016 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Fue
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Ana T.
Feb 20, 2009 Ana T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Cathy
Jul 09, 2012 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Alina Field
Mar 16, 2015 Alina Field rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but this one makes me want to! The heroine limps, and the hero is not tall-dark-and-handsome (okay, the heroine thinks he's handsome LOL) but Jo Beverley is an expert with giving us something a little different. A very enjoyable read for Regency fans.
Mary Craven
Oct 17, 2014 Mary Craven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story. Was even happier when it took the characters into Hertfordshire and mentioned Stevenage! Always love it when stories happen to visit places I have visited. I am enjoying the Company of Rogues so much, but it's hard to put a book down and get back to work! So many book, so little time.
Delacey Von Busse
Mar 06, 2016 Delacey Von Busse marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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
Monkeyface
Mar 21, 2013 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
Ana
A very satisfying book about love between a duke's daughter and a commoner. A bit of a stretch especially at the last part. But it doesn't really matter because true love always triumphs at the end.
Julie
Note to self: found on bookshelf, so I must've read it. Rating is middling because I have no recollection of this book.
Jennifer
Aug 23, 2007 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Carolyn F.
Feb 23, 2016 Carolyn F. marked it as could-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
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
Marjorie Ihssen
I have all of this series but I believe this is one of her best books!
Jacqueline
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
Rue Allyn
Aug 06, 2015 Rue Allyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating


Ms. Beverly is a master story teller with a keen grasp of characterization and a superior gift for historical research. The play of contrasting and similar traits between hero and heroine is a delight to read. Some might consider the pacing of this story to be uneven. However, I find the pacing perfectly attuned to the mis-steps of the characters.
Judith
Aug 21, 2011 Judith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a technically sound book but just not that interesting.

After being jilted twice Lady Anne Peckworth is ready to do whatever it takes to find the right man for her. In her case doing whatever it takes mainly involves just getting out of the house to meet men and not being deliberately off putting. There is only man who sets Anne's heart a flutter, but he is below her station as a Duke's Daughter -- and aware of that.

It is a decent story, but the two main characters don't generate much ge
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L8blmr
Nov 16, 2009 L8blmr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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