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Let Sleeping Rogues Lie (School For Heiresses #4)

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From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries comes the fourth book in her dazzling and sensual School for Heiresses series — the story of a charmingly handsome rake who challenges everything a young teacher thinks she knows about passion and desire.

"Don't let yourself be fooled, Madeline:
once a rake, always a rake
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— Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress

When M
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ebook, 368 pages
Published February 19th 2008 by Pocket Books (first published 2008)
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Robin
Sep 17, 2016 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After her father loses his job, Madeline Prescott must take a mathematics teaching position at Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. This will bring in enough money to keep them afloat until she can contact Sir Humphry Davey to help clear her father's name. Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt, is trying to gain custody of his niece. He needs to get her away from his evil Aunt and Uncle and believes enrolling her in Mrs. Harris's school is the key. His reputation as a rake is well known. He wants ...more
Eastofoz
The story lacks originality and the characters, though they have potential--as does the story's premise--, aren't all that interesting. The way the romance plays out makes you think that you've seen it all before to the point of it almost being a cookie cutter romance.

Viscount Norcourt, the rogue, isn't all that bad and Madeline Prescott, the virginal teacher, isn't all that goody goody either. No real sparks here. You get the feeling you know what's going to happen and eventually it all comes
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Angela
Jun 24, 2016 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's alright; not great, but not horrible either.

Annoying phrase: "his bad boy"
Quirky Omega
Is it hot in the room or what?

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Whew I had to get that out of my system. The two characters were just scorching hot in the book.

Let’s get down to the story shall we?
The hero’s father, unwilling to keep him for whatever reason after his beloved wife’s death, sends him to his aunt’s and uncle’s where he faces a lot of psychological and physical abuse for indulging in masturbation. Totally a WTF moment and definitely incites the reader to jump into the story and beat the pulp out those t
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Eviltwinjen
May 07, 2008 Eviltwinjen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Despite this being the kind of romance where you want to bash the hero and heroine's heads together, I couldn't help enjoying this installment in Jeffries' School for Heiresses series. For one thing, we get to see the inner workings of the school. Teacher Madeline Prescott is scientifically curious about human nature, and naturally her interest in notorious rake Anthony is strictly scientific. Well, actually she needs his help to clear her father's name, and her attempts to get it without actual ...more
Pamela Shropshire
Madeline Prescott is a very intelligent, scholarly female with a particular genius in mathematics and an interest in natural science - what we call now biology. She is currently teaching at Mrs. Harris's school because she and her father had to leave their home in Shropshire. He is a doctor and a recent patient died of an abscessed tooth after he gave her nitrous oxide as an anesthetic. The local baronet, Sir Randolph Bickham, being an extremely nasty sort, was threatening to have him charged wi ...more
Inshirah Kamal
A reputation isn't always the measure of a man.
ies
Oct 02, 2014 ies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Anthony Dalton, menjadi Viscount Norcourt setelah kematian kakaknya yg dungu dan harus berebut hak perwalian anak kakaknya dengan paman dan bibi nya yg dianggap bermoral oleh masyarakat, sangat berkebalikan dengan reputasi Anthony yg gemar pesta pora. Tidak akan menjadi masalah seandainya paman-bibi nya adalah benar-benar orang bermoral, masalahnya adalah paman-bibinya ini kek orang gila yg ga segan-segan buat menghukum bocah dgn cara2 yg tidak manusiawi, yup.. die tau karena dia menghabiskan 4t ...more
Gail
Aug 28, 2008 Gail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another one of those "school teacher meets handsome aristocrat" stories, but this one pushed my "Oh, come on--" buttons. I usually like Sabrina Jeffries a great deal, but... Heroine is a teacher at this school for heiresses. The hero is a nobleman who gets maneuvered--or perhaps maneuvers himself--into giving "rake" lessons. Lessons in rakish behavior and how an heiress can recognize it and avoid it. At the same time, the heroine is trying to get the hero to set up a party for her own se ...more
Jamie Beck
Just read this one. Generally I like this author. The only reason this book didn't get 4 stars from me is because I felt that the plot "conflicts" became strained as the story moved on. At a certain point, I felt like the heroine would've confided the full truth of her plight sooner than she finally did. Similarly, I found it difficult to believe that the 'rake' thought so badly of himself and his sexual appetites purely based on his aunt's 'conditioning'...because surely his other rake friends ...more
Mey Buentipo
Jan 27, 2013 Mey Buentipo rated it liked it
It took me awhile to finish this book. It had a good start but it waned as the story goes. It got me bored to the point I don't want to finish it. For the character of heroine well it is the same bluestocking lady who knows it all, although I laughed at the witty remarks she made. For the hero well the usual rake who has a dark past. Nothing new for the characters.

The progress of the story took so long and when I got to the story of it, still got me annoyed for the secrets and trust that don't
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Tonya Warner
Madeline Prescott needs help in saving her father and restoring his reputation. Finding that a rakehell needs her help, she decides that he just might be able to get her to the one man she believes can save her father. But then Anthony Dalton, the Viscount Norcourt, is much more than just a rakehell. And he needs her assistance her securing a position at the school where she is a teacher for his orphaned niece.

Many twists and turns follow, but it is quite clear Anthony is a man severely traumati
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Virginia
I'm pretty sure I've read this book before but that was before I could keep track of all the books I read on Goodreads. It was just fine the second time around so I guess that's the mark of a reasonably good story, right? Yes. :)
June
I really liked this story and Viscount Norcourt. I also like Madeline Prescott and how she helped Anthony not feel so ashamed of his secret childhood humiliation.
Samantha
Feb 26, 2010 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Another masterpiece by Sabrina Jeffries! Can't wait to read her next one in the School for the Heiresses Series!! =D
Haylie
Oct 09, 2009 Haylie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
really good...it broke my heart when Anthony shared what he went through as a kid w/ his aunt...sooooo sad! very good book though!
Mia
Jan 17, 2017 Mia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Madeline seorang guru ipa disekolah lady bergengsi adalah seorang wanita yg cerdas dan penuh rasa ingin tahu, selalu berpikir rasional dan praktis. Dengan kecerdasannya dia berusaha menutupi keluguannya.
Anthony adalah seorang viscount yg terkenal sebagai pria playboy yang punya reputasi sangat buruk.
Madeline dan Anthony saling memanfaatkan satu sama lain.
Madeline ingin melindungi ayahnya yg terpuruk karena kariernya hancur, sedangkan Anthony ingin memperbaiki citranya demi memperoleh hak asuh k
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Shelly
Apr 27, 2009 Shelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica Morris
Dec 02, 2016 Jessica Morris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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Cassidy J.
I have to say, this book was very...odd. Strange? I don't know. Reading it, I felt slightly...disconnected. But, it being a historical romance, and me perfectly happy to indulge in something that wasn't completely riveting, I still enjoyed it.

And besides, I loved the ending. In fact, I'm going to make a confession: I can (and frequently do) get through an entire book and think it's maybe a 3 or 4 star read, but then fall completely in love with the ending and give it a glowing 5 stars. As is th
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Cruth
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
First published: 2008
Length: 4731 locations, 366 pages
Setting: Regency-esque. London and outskirts.
Sex: Explicit. Infrequent.
Hero: Second son, newly raised to Viscount, trying to gain guardianship of his niece.
Heroine: School teacher. Daughter of physician. Of a scientific bent.
Trigger: Drug taking. Madeline and Anthony attend a Nitrous oxide party. (view spoiler)
Trigger: Hero was abuse
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Meliana
Nov 29, 2016 Meliana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Setelah kematian kakaknya, Anthony Dalton meawarisi gelar Viscount Norcourt beserta segala hutang kakaknya. Tapi hal tersebut tidak sebanding dengan permasalahan yang kini tengah dihadapai Anthony, yaitu memiliki hak asuh atas Tessa, keponakannya, yang rupanya hak asuh tersebut juga ingin dimiliki paman dan bibi Anthony yang kejam. Anthony tahu bahwa paman dan bibinya tidak akan bisa memberikan pengasuhan yang benar untuk Tessa karena semasa kecilnya, Anthony harus mengalami siksaan dibawah peng ...more
Meliana
Dec 10, 2016 Meliana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Setelah kematian kakaknya, Anthony Dalton meawarisi gelar Viscount Norcourt beserta segala hutang kakaknya. Tapi hal tersebut tidak sebanding dengan permasalahan yang kini tengah dihadapai Anthony, yaitu memiliki hak asuh atas Tessa, keponakannya, yang rupanya hak asuh tersebut juga ingin dimiliki paman dan bibi Anthony yang kejam. Anthony tahu bahwa paman dan bibinya tidak akan bisa memberikan pengasuhan yang benar untuk Tessa karena semasa kecilnya, Anthony harus mengalami siksaan dibawah peng ...more
Netha
May 27, 2011 Netha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
School for an heiresses book 4

Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt, bujangan & playboy sejati selama ini kehidupannya penuh dengan hura hura. tiba2 saja dia harus merubah segala kebiasaannya jika ingin mendapat hak asuh keponakan kecilnya, tessa, yg saat ini tinggal bersama paman & bibinya, 2 orang yg anthony tau tak pantas membesarkan seorang anak pun.

untuk membantunya mendapatkan hak perwalian di pengadilan Anthony ingin memasukan keponakannya ke skul Mrs. Harris, hanya saja reputasinya m
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Lexie
Oct 04, 2009 Lexie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For interests of remaining clear, I'm not entirely certain what year the story takes place. Its obviously after Louisa and Foxmoor marry (so after 1821), but it doesn't mention Venetia at all (which took place in 1822) and a minor character in Rogues, Elinor Bancroft, has her own story told in the Snowy Night with a Stranger anthology and is set in December of 1823 and thus still in school for Rogues (but almost at her coming out). So its my assumption the story is set in late 1822/early 1823 (s ...more
Lynne Perednia
Madeline Prescott begins the latest entry in Sabrina Jeffries's engaging The School for Heiresses series with one major problem regarding her father. Before long, she has a few more troubles, and they pretty much all revolve around Viscount Norcourt.

Madeline loves science, mathematics, her father and her students. She is trusted by her new employer, Mrs. Harris. If only famous scientist Sir Humphrey Davy would answer her letters. Her father, a country physician, has been accused of killing a pat
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Tatiana
Me gustó, algunas actitudes de Madelaine me sacaron de quicio, pero en general, estuvo bueno.
Tonileg
English historical romance about a school teacher at Mrs. Harris's heiress school who us trying to fix her father's scandal by making compromises with a Lord Anthony Dalton who is trying to get custody of his orphaned niece because he was abused as a child by his uncle and aunt who now has physical custody of the Tessa. Miss Prescott is not an ugly spinster because she is very pretty and only 25 years old, but without connections or a dowry she would have probably never been able to marry a titl ...more
Bunga
Apr 26, 2014 Bunga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keren nih. Karakterisasi heroinenya--Madeline Presscot menarik dan unik. Di sini ceritanya, Antony atau Lord Norcourt--seorang rakehell yang doyan berpesta, mabuk-mabukan, dan main cewek, terpaksa harus menjadi guru selama 2 minggu demi mendapat surat rekomendasi untuk bisa mendapatkan hak asuh keponakannya. Lucunya, Antony harus mengajar di sekolah khusus wanita dan materi yang diajarkannya adalah pelajaran untuk menghindari rakehell. Pertimbangannya sih, siapa yang lebih tahu soal rakehell kal ...more
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million book ...more
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Other Books in the Series

School For Heiresses (6 books)
  • Never Seduce a Scoundrel (School for Heiresses, #1)
  • Only a Duke Will Do (School for Heiresses, #2)
  • Beware a Scot's Revenge (School for Heiresses, #3)
  • Don't Bargain with the Devil (School for Heiresses, #5)
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