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Let Sleeping Rogues Lie

(School For Heiresses #4)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  3,745 ratings  ·  189 reviews
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."
— Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress

When Madel
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 19th 2008 by Pocket Books (first published 2008)
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Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance
I really liked the hero but the book got really exhausting especially when the drama was dragged out. The first half was great, but the second half could have been cut by like half its length. otherwise, i enjoyed it pretty well. But, I will say this isn't really a series I'll re-read anytime soon. I like Sabrina Jeffries, but so far I haven't read a book by her except for a couple that I truly loved.

Excited for Ms. Harris's book!
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Story translated in my native language. Anthony and Madeline were simply cute together and their verbal banters were just awsome. Light and nice!
Jun 04, 2008 rated it liked it
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
Sabina (Whatsername_reads)
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
- 4, 5 stars -

bitter sweet
clever written historical romance!
Jun 24, 2016 rated it liked it
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
Aug 28, 2008 rated it liked it
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
May 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I swore I wasn't going to stay up past midnight to finish this book, but I did it anyway. Anthony is another tortured hero, and Madeline a very smart and clever heroine. Madeline is a teacher at the school for heiresses, trying to find a way to clear her physician father of scurrilous rumors. Anthony is trying to wrest guardianship of his niece from their horrible aunt and uncle. There are many historical characters in this book, as well as nitrous oxide parties. Who knew. This is my favorite so ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars (rounding up because today was a good day for me and I'm in a good mood LOL)

This book had a great start but then quickly started boring me. It was predictable, so predictable... and it took me a while to finish it (with a lot of page skipping). Hoping the next one in this series captures my attention better.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
A reputation isn't always the measure of a man.
Jamie Beck
Feb 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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
Tonya Warner
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Reneé Booth
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Liked it... Real problems... Real insecurities.. And as usual loving someone because one cant help but love them...
Nov 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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. :)
Oct 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
really broke my heart when Anthony shared what he went through as a kid w/ his aunt...sooooo sad! very good book though!
Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Another masterpiece by Sabrina Jeffries! Can't wait to read her next one in the School for the Heiresses Series!! =D
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.
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fave-authors, regency
Still as good from my first reading in 20o8. Great story. 5☆
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good book about two people with pain and secrets, who are very different and yet find a way to help each other. Madeline is a relatively new teacher at Mrs. Harris's school. She applied there after she and her father left Shropshire under a cloud. Dr. Prescott was a respected doctor until one of his patients died while he was using the new nitrous oxide during her treatment. The local baron, a particularly nasty and vicious man, is making trouble for the doctor and pushing to have him charged wi ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, regency
Overall: Good read at 3.5 stars
Heat on scale of 1-5: 3

Madeline is trying to save her father, a physician, from ruin. He had a patient die and is being wrongfully accused of murder. She is determined to meet the great Sir Humphrey, who first discovered the medicinal properties of nitrous oxide, and convince him to help defend her father. Meanwhile, she is teaching at Mrs. Harris' School for Heiresses to support them. Anthony spent his childhood being abused by his aunt and uncle who convinced him
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-ps
Lord Norcourt, formerly known as Anthony Dalton, has been thrust into an uncomfortable position. He must renounce his life as a rake in order to take guardianship of his recently orphaned niece. Madeline Prescott faces her own set of problems, chief among them that her precious father, once a respected country physician, has come under fire for losing a patient. When they meet for the first time, Madeline has the advantage of knowing exactly who Anthony is. She holds that information close to he ...more
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another book by Sabrina Jeffries to love!

I give this book a four stars because firstly the plot was interesting and promising. The desperate Madeline Prescott who wanted to clear her father's reputation met Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt who can help her access to the person who can help in clearing her father's reputation while the viscount himself in desperate need to enroll his niece in Mrs. Harris School for Young Ladies. From there on, you must read the book to find out.

The second star I
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I am a huge fan of Sabrina Jeffries. I have loved her books for quite some time.

I was not crazy about this one.

I did not like Anthony very much. He was trying hard to take care of his niece and protect her from a bad situation. That is admirable. But, he also acted like a bully toward Madeline. He did not listen to her refusals. After a time, I felt he was too overpowering.

Madeline was a strong young woman who had a plan. But, this reader did not understand all the ins and outs of the plan. I ju
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not the worst I’ve read, but pretty bad. I didn’t like Anthony at all. He kept thinking the worst of Madeline, and Madeline kept lying, because she couldn’t fathom that he would ever be on her side.

These were two characters who really shouldn’t have wound up together. They weren’t very likable, and their sexual encounters were a bit much for me. Madeline is supposed to be an innocent, and yet she’s down for doing pretty much anything sexually. The reason given for this is that she’s a “naturali
Tehreem Tahir
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

So this book was really interesting but I’m new into the world of historical romance and it was a great entrance to historical romance for sure! I started reading this when I had just finished ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and wanted to stay in that historical era.

This book was enjoyable and I liked the letters at the start of the chapters but at times I found it annoying but I understand it was so the story could progress and the readers understood what was happening. I liked how the charact
Apr 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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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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