The Last Rogue (Regency Quartet, #4)
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The Last Rogue (Regency Quartet #4)

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Raleigh Hadn't Gambled On Finding A Virgin In His Bed --

but when he awoke next to Jane Trowbridge, he knew all bets for bachelorhood were off. Now, instead of a love match, he'd gotten a sparring partner.

Jane had never imagined herself anyone's lawfully wedded wife, and now ironic fate had bound her to a hedonistic viscount who was a Tulip of the Ton. Still, could a man wh...more
Paperback, 299 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Harlequin Books (first published August 1st 1998)
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Kagama-the Literaturevixen
2.5

Its refreshing to read about a hero who isnt a rake or rogue.There are way too few fops and dandies about. Who doesnt love a man who dresses fashionably and isnt afraid to flaunt it? ;)

I really liked the hero´s sense of humor and his observations of things around him (and the heroine of course) He wasnt just a dandy/fop because of some vague reasons. It was a kind of rebellion for him (against his all too proper parents) at first I think,but it had become part of his personality in time. He h...more
namericanwordcat
I discovered this book in my recent search for a books with dandy heroes. This book did not disappoint. It was fun with complex characters. It had a little bit of a Scooby Doo/gothic mystery in the middle of it which was a very good time and a surprise! There was gradual love here which I liked.


If you like beta heroes, bookworms, child-of-clergy, close-family, compromised, cynical-heroine, dandy, emotional-real-sex, english-romance,, glasses, good-girl, gothic, in-the-shadow-of, inheritance, ki...more
~Sara~
I read this story many years ago but I couldn't get it out of my mind even though I had forgotten all but the basic storyline. So, after much online searching and questions in several groups, someone (thank you Allison) finally came up with the title for me and I wasted no time finding it and rereading it. It's not very often that a Harlequin story sticks with me like that, usually I've forgotten most of it within a week, but I'm not letting this one be forgotten again - thanks to Goodreads it w...more
SidneyKay
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May
Sweet, simple

Jane "Plane Jane" is one day found on the same bed as viscount Raleigh. He do the right, gentlemanly thing and marries her.

This is the story of how they cope with each other after marriage

Plus there is mystery elements in the story

Love/Gothic
Laura
As far as romance novels go, this is a good one. The hero is hilarious and refreshingly not a brooder or a smoulderer! Yes, the heroine was a bit of a shrew buti liked her for it- she was a total contrast to the hero and had a lot of backbone. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Shirley
This book is really cute. It's the historical romance version of cute guy falls in love w geeky girl. Totally not possible, but we don't read romance novels for reality do we?
Rachel
OMG Jane is such a bitch! I hate her. I know they were thrown together but come on. She doesn't have to be such a harpy!! She says she don't want to have sex with him and chews him out when he's checking her out. But yet when he doesn't come to bed her, she says it's cause she's too ugly. Well what do you want you shrew?!?! For him to look at you or not? He tries to talk with her, she's rude every time. Eh she's a horrid woman. She's given nice gowns to wear, she'd rather wear ugly crap. Total s...more
Lord Rose
I adored the hero. There really are far too few dandy heroes out there, and I wish there were more. And the hero was rather unusual in other ways, too. He wasn't rich, and was actually living on (and occasionally exceeding) an allowance from his father, without secretly making investments or being amazing at gambling or whatever. He's actually the type of character that is far more often an unwanted suitor or useless brother- and I liked that.

The heroine was kind of annoying at times, though. Sh...more
Ani
Totally had potential :( but in the end turned out stupid and annoying.

- Sick of him saying "lud"- one more time, and i'll scream! Even sicker of her "sniffing" all the time - make it stop!!!
- oh really, you HAD to realise you loved him from the time you were 14- wasn't enough to fall in love now?? you didn't dislike him before, not really, it was low self esteem and admiration that caused you to act so? Whithout concious knowledge, mind you. Too stupid.
Spazfungus
Fun, quick read. nothing special


***spoiler summary***
Raleigh wakes up after a night in his cups to find him beside Plain Jane. Jane's sister Charlotte had sent her to the guest bedroom. Raleigh's friend Earl of Wycliffe, return home late and not knowing Jane had arrived, sent the inebriated Raleigh also to the guest bedroom. Jane and Raleigh marry. They set out to his inheritance (left to him by his uncle) Craven Hall, which seems haunted, but in fact is used by smugglers to store good. The smug...more
Mary23nm
Cute story. Likeable hero. There wasn't much to like about the prickly heroine initially, but the author pulled through and caused me to warm up to her. It was a slow building romance with a mystery. (view spoiler)...more
Makii
Un libro ligero, que a pesar de ser histórico no ahonda en hechos, fechas ni nada de eso. Solo toma un par de aspectos de las sociedades de esas épocas.
El, el típico Dandy que vive a causa de sus encantos. Ella la mujer que se esconde para evitar demostrar quien es. Entre medio, la sociedad que humilla a quienes no tienen dinero ni belleza.
Una historia de amor que surge lentamente, pero que resulta tierna.
No es el destino que ellos hubieran elegido, pero gracias a ellos obtienen lo mas importan...more
Quinn
Probably a 3.5. A horror-tinged suspense novel as well as a romance, which the cover does not mention. I don't like suspense that much, but I liked this one well enough to finish it.

I thought Jane's shift was a too drastic when it happened. Raleigh's change was a little more realistic, but not by much. I liked both characters, but didn't love them. I did root for them both over the course of the novel, even though Jane was a unfair, priggish b*tch for much of the story.

I wish the epilogue would...more
Janet
If by chance you wake up in the bed of a virgin, to whom you are not married, you soon will be. And so the charming and dandified viscount Raleigh finds himself married to a plan Jane. Somewhat of a road trip and a lovely tale.

Edited to add I read this book again as a palette refresher after a string of dismal Regencies. There's some fun poked at Gothic Romances. As enjoyable as ever!
kris
It's hard to enjoy a romance when you're afraid you're going to develop whiplash from the characters' emotional outbursts.

In addition, the gothic haunting plot line was, well, kind of ridiculous.
Verodarling Melani
It's not a perfect book, but the love story is so sweet and perfectly believable that I can't help but give it 5 stars. Plus, I absolutely adore the beginning.
Desiree
I thought this book would be really bad given the title. But suprisingly it was interesting, with a haunted house/hidden secrets as well.
Amanda Lyons
Fun but not as satisfying as The Devil Earl.
Zinnia
Rolig och bra.
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Deborah Simmons is the author of twenty-five historical romances and novellas, published by Avon, Berkley, and Harlequin.

A native midwesterner, Simmons graduated cum laude from Wittenberg University and was a journalist before turning to fiction. Her first book, Heart's Masquerade, was published by Avon in 1989 and was followed by a number of Harlequin Historicals, including a USA Today Bestsellin...more
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