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A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 5-star-reads, favorites, ebook-read, historical-romance-read, ibook-read
Read from March 02 to April 04, 2012

- The Story (taken from back-cover blurb) -

A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.

A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures.

Bourne may be a prince of London’s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . even her heart.




- My Thoughts -

Love, love, love this book! It's a good choice for those who enjoy a 'jerky hero', to borrow a phrase from GR pal Alyssa;-)

Bourne is dark, and working hard to be somewhat awesomely, unrepentantly villainous. He's my kind of hero, that's for sure:) Think Anne Stuart-lite (*very* lite, but, still...). Little does Bourne know that it will be impossible to keep his distance, physically and emotionally, from his lady wife. Ahhh, they ALL believe they can succeed at that, don't they? It's a be-a-u-tiful thing to watch them fail:)

Lady Penelope is 29, and 'on the shelf', as they say. However, she has never stopped thinking of and, maybe somewhat secretly, pining for her childhood friend, now the Marquess of Bourne. This one's a girl after my own heart! By God, she's tired of being proper and doing what her family demands of her. And, once she marries Bourne, all bets are off! She's going to have adventures and a life of her own regardless of what her husband thinks. Yet, still, with an innate kindness and strong sense of responsibility, she does this in her own quiet, charming way.

Bourne and Penelope are electric together! One can't help but enjoy them immensely!! This story has everything one could want: emotion, a reluctant hero, a kind but adventurous heroine, and some yummy, steamy scenes! I am SO looking forward to the next book!! The men of The Fallen Angel are sexy and fascinating!




- My Favorite Quote -

"I'm going to corrupt you," he promised her skin, one hand sliding down the swell of her stomach, feeling the way the muscles there tensed and quivered at his touch. "I'm going to turn you from light to dark, from good to bad. I'm going to ruin you."




Don't be a major dolt like Bourne had an occasional tendency to be;) Grab this book, read, and ENJOY!

5 Big Stars!
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Reading Progress

03/02/2012
20.0%
03/03/2012
20.0% "This one is also excellent, and I can't seem to make myself read it at the moment. Pffffffft!!"
04/03/2012
23.0% "Marquess of Bourne: "I'm going to corrupt you," he promised her skin, one hand sliding down the swell of her stomach, feeling the way the muscles there tensed and quivered at his touch. "I'm going to turn you from light to dark, from good to bad. I'm going to ruin you." Me: And....*where* do I sign up???" 12 comments
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message 1: by ✿Alyssa✿ (new)

 ✿Alyssa✿ I can't wait to hear what you think of this one Elizabeth! It's on my TBR List! ...I've heard the hero is a complete jerk, and you know those type of heroes are my favorite! *sigh*


message 2: by Elizabeth (Liz) (last edited Mar 02, 2012 09:47PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Elizabeth (Liz) ♥Alyssa♥ wrote: "I can't wait to hear what you think of this one Elizabeth! It's on my TBR List! ...I've heard the hero is a complete jerk, and you know those type of heroes are my favorite! *sigh*"

I'm about 20% in, and I'm enjoying it so far. He is supposed to be a dark, broody rogue. He's doing well at that;-)


message 3: by ✿Alyssa✿ (new)

 ✿Alyssa✿ Yippee! I'm excited to read it already now, hehe! ♥


Diana~ I know what you mean! I also lagged while reading this... But it's definitely a great story.


Elizabeth (Liz) Thanks, Diana:) Glad I'm not the only one!!


Amanda I loved this! It actually sent me on a jerky-hero reading spree (aka, I re-read a few of Amanda Quick's books with jerky-heroes).


Elizabeth (Liz) Amanda wrote: "I loved this! It actually sent me on a jerky-hero reading spree (aka, I re-read a few of Amanda Quick's books with jerky-heroes)."

Yay! Glad you enjoyed it, Amanda:)


message 8: by Shelly (new)

Shelly I like the jerky hero too, have it on audio, may have to bump it up on the list!


Elizabeth (Liz) Shelly aka Shell's Bells wrote: "I like the jerky hero too, have it on audio, may have to bump it up on the list!"

I'm enjoying it, Shelly! He is jerky, but, at least in fiction, it's a sexy jerky;-)


message 10: by Karla (new) - added it

Karla I'm not a dolt Elizabeth...I bought the book and WILL read it. Fantastic review!


Elizabeth (Liz) Awww, thankies, Karla;) It's a good one!


message 12: by Kristen (new) - added it

Kristen Wonderful review, Elizabeth. I will be reading this one!


Elizabeth (Liz) Thanks, ladies, it's a good one!! I just have to get the darn formatting right on the review I already posted. Grrrrr. It annoys me badly when things don't look right to me;-) So, you'll probably see it come up once or twice more (Lord, let that be all;-).


message 15: by Jill (new)

Jill I wasn't sure about reading this, but a wonderful review E, and I'm going to reconsider.


Sophie Barnes Couldn't agree with you more, Elizabeth - Loved this book!!!


Elizabeth (Liz) Jill wrote: "I wasn't sure about reading this, but a wonderful review E, and I'm going to reconsider."

Thank you, Jill!! I really enjoyed it, and I've been in a reading slump for a while now. If you do read it, I hope you really enjoy it:)


Elizabeth (Liz) Sophie wrote: "Couldn't agree with you more, Elizabeth - Loved this book!!!"

I know, right?! It was just what I needed, when I needed it!


message 19: by Mary (new) - rated it 5 stars

Mary I am reading this book right now and it will be on my top favorite books. I am almost done and I don't want to be! Loving this book!


Elizabeth (Liz) Mary wrote: "I am reading this book right now and it will be on my top favorite books. I am almost done and I don't want to be! Loving this book!"

I agree, Mary! It's really good, and I'm very fond of the characters! Glad you're enjoying it so much!!


message 21: by ✿Alyssa✿ (new)

 ✿Alyssa✿ Great review Elizabeth! *sigh* ...you know how much I love my "jerky-heroes", so I'm thinking that I need to bump this up HIGH on my TBR List, hehe!


Elizabeth (Liz) Thanks, Alyssa;)

Been trying to get the stupid formatting right in this review. When I look at it, it's all smushed together. But, others have told me that's not the case. So, I'm done trying to 'fix' it. Whatever it actually looks like, is the way it's staying:) Might be because I'm on the mobile version of GR, too. Who knows.

Anyway, enjoy if/when you read it!!


message 23: by ✿Alyssa✿ (new)

 ✿Alyssa✿ It could be because you're on the mobile version of GR! Sometimes that gives me problems- I've actually been so frustrated with it, that I deleted that app from my iPhone- GRRR! However, your review looks perfect to me! There's no smushing from my end! :)


Elizabeth (Liz) ♥Alyssa♥ wrote: "It could be because you're on the mobile version of GR! Sometimes that gives me problems- I've actually been so frustrated with it, that I deleted that app from my iPhone- GRRR! However, your revie..."

Thanks Alyssa!!


message 25: by Shelly (new)

Shelly No smushing here either! I've tried using the app on my iphone and my nook color - too much frustration.


Elizabeth (Liz) Shelly aka Shell's Bells wrote: "No smushing here either! I've tried using the app on my iphone and my nook color - too much frustration."

It is *incredibly* frustrating! Unfortunately, I mainly have use of my iPod touch for Internet access, so I'm kinda stuck;) Thanks for letting me know, Shelly!


KatLynne Wonderful review Elizabeth! I loved this one too and can't wait for Cross and Pippa's story.


Elizabeth (Liz) KatLynne wrote: "Wonderful review Elizabeth! I loved this one too and can't wait for Cross and Pippa's story."

Thanks KatLynne!! I'm so looking forward to the next book as well:)


Wendy Fab review E! Grrrrrr, loving that quote too! ;)


Elizabeth (Liz) Wendy wrote: "Fab review E! Grrrrrr, loving that quote too! ;)"

Thanks, girlie!! I thought about that quote for *days* after I read this book, Wen! LOL;-) You have to read this one at some point soon because it's just too much fun to miss!


Wendy Elizabeth wrote: "Wendy wrote: "Fab review E! Grrrrrr, loving that quote too! ;)"

Thanks, girlie!! I thought about that quote for *days* after I read this book, Wen! LOL;-) You have to read this one at some poin..."


Okey dokey. I will try and get to it soon. :)


Blacky *Romance Addict* Great review and OMG! Fabulous quote!


Elizabeth (Liz) Blacky wrote: "Great review and OMG! Fabulous quote!"

Blacky wrote: "Great review and OMG! Fabulous quote!"

Thanks Blacky!! And, I LOVE that quote, too:-)


message 34: by Dd (new) - rated it 3 stars

Dd Wonderful review Elizabeth!!:))


Elizabeth (Liz) Dd wrote: "Wonderful review Elizabeth!!:))"

Thanks, Dd:):)


Christina I'm just reading this one now :)


Elizabeth (Liz) Christina wrote: "I'm just reading this one now :)"

Hope you love it, Christina!!


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