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All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue

(The Debutante Files #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  3,449 ratings  ·  335 reviews
There was once a lady who loathed a lord...

Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention—sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting
Mass Market Paperback, 374 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by Avon
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Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I sooooooooo get what you all were saying! This wasn't banter, teasing, or sniping, it was meanness. I was hanging in there until around the 40% mark when the hero is incredibly cruel to the heroine not in just an one on one situation but in front and with a mean girl from her past and present. My heroes always come through for the heroines in those situations.

I didn't feel the romance here, especially since they didn't really come together until the last 10% of the story, yes really,
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

That was absolutely fantastic! Out of all the couples in this series Aurelia and Max probably had the most intense relationship. If they weren't lusting for one another then they were at each others throats! Which is just the way I like it! Max and Aurelia's hate for one another went way back and when these two got ugly, they got down and dirty and downright cruel. It all started when Aurelia decided to sketch Max in all his naked glory. Unfortuanately she drew him with a small member/cock, and
Apr 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
I received this ARC from Edelweiss and Avon.

Sophie Jordan is very prolific writer and her story telling will always bring you pleasure. Unfortunately, this was not the case with this title. I hated Max from the beginning and while I understood the attraction between him and Aurelia it wasn't something that made me happy. Their bantering and snipping was ok until he burned her sketch and never apologized, then he insulted her in front of someone who was already being bitchy to her and never apol
nick (the infinite limits of love)


I quite enjoyed Sophie Jordan's debut book in this series, A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruins, and I especially had some fondness for Aurelia, the heroine in All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue. Together with the fact that this had a hate to love romance, I was over the moon to dive into the book. However, I was left disappointed with the way the story was executed.

I don't know what happened between the first book and this one, but Aurelia grew to be a very unlikeable character. After finding her c
Nov 07, 2014 rated it liked it
I've given this a B- at AAR, so 3.5 stars.

This is one of those books I almost hesitate to confess I enjoyed! The storyline is unoriginal, and the hero, while as manly and gorgeous as any other to be found in the genre, acts like such a prick at times that I wanted to smack his manly, gorgeous face! But what saved All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue from being consigned to the realms of the unreadable is the fact that the chemistry between the two protagonists is so strong and vividly evoked that I cou
After I finished reading this book, I had to ask why I’m not reading Historical/Regency Romance novels more often?! Especially the way Sophie Jordan has written Aurelia and Max's romance. I love it when there's a love/hate relationship going on between the main characters. This made for hilarious bickering between these two. And the elegant time period of being in a High Society with their fancy ballroom dances and dinners had me swoon-giddy over Aurelia and Max. I'll definitely be adding more o ...more
Sooo... it turns out I've read this book, especially the second part. Except the first time I read it, it was called The Viscount Who Loved Me and it was written by Julie Quinn. Weird, right?

It's there, everything:
• the animosity between the main characters, ✅
• the hero being a viscount and a jerk of monumental proportions, ✅✅
• the hero proclaiming he can never fall in love because reasons, ✅
• them being caught in a compromising position, ✅
• the heroine being poor and in need of a husband, ✅
• t
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, signed-books
Original review on Julalicious Book Paradise

I had trouble reading since the beginning of the year. I only read one other book and still working on that review, but still, I was getting desperate and I finally picked up a book I wanted to read before Apollycon and to my surprise, I got so addicted to it, that I had trouble working; all I wanted to do is read.

You need to know that historical romance books are not usually the kind of books I'll go towards, but because I love Sophie Jordan, I picked
Apr 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Review posted on Got Fiction?

This was fast on its way to being a 5 star read, but sadly I had to dock it a couple stars. This book is lucky I didn't give it a 2.

I love LOVE a good enemies to lovers story, but this one borderline missed the mark. Max and Aurelia practically grew up together. Aurelia loved him from the first, and one day, when she was old enough to go to a garden party, she accidentally walked in on something awful-Max with one of the maids. She was so angry she took to her sketch
Aug 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
What an epic disappointment. These characters were so, so mean to each other. They never talked about ANYTHING of import and they never thought about anything except banging. And, of course, nothing about this happens naturally. (view spoiler) This would have worked better if they'd ever had a single real conversation that didn't involve ...more
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan
Book Two of The Debutante Files
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

There was once a lady who loathed a lord...

Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention
Mar 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Cee (The Mistress Case)
It's been far too long, Historical Romance. Far too long. I finished All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue in several hours.

I could not put this book down . . . at first. Then I wanted to tear it apart, page for page. That’s the effect historical romance books have on me.

Even though I was totally engrossed in the beginning of All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue, the main characters started to take a toll on my nerves and they took all the fun out of a promising friends-to-enemies-to-lovers storyline. Their type
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The multi-talented Sophie Jordan is in spectacular form for Book Two of The Debutante Files: ALL THE WAYS TO RUIN A ROGUE.

Lady Aurelia fell in love with Max, Viscount Camden, when she was 9. The spring she turned 15, she hoped Max would notice the woman she had now become, but when inadvertently she sees him having sex with a house maid, her heart breaks. Unfortunately for Max, Aurelia is also a very talented artist and her retribution for Max ignoring her is drawing a nasty caricature of Max, w
I've given this a C for narration and a B- for content at AudioGals.

All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue
is the follow-up to Sophie Jordan’s A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin: The Debutante Files, and having really enjoyed the sexually-charged interactions between two of the secondary characters (one, the heroine’s friend, and the other a childhood friend of the hero), I was looking forward to their story with great anticipation. I rather like the enemies-to-lovers trope, and while I do have some quibble
Cocktails and Books
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

ALL THE WAYS TO RUIN A ROGUE was a book that really tested my ability to forgive the hero. From the prologue, it was very, very hard to like Max. But as the story unfolded, Sophie Jordan tested my resolve and ultimately made me hope that Max and Auriela could somehow have a HEA.

Auriela had been in love with her brother's best friend, Max, since practically the day she met him. She loved how he always included her and was nice to her when he
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
yeah I have to say, Max and Aurelia are quite mean to each other. But somehow it did not bother me.

Max was one of Aurelia's brother's best friends, so they grew up together. As a young girl she loved Max, until one day she saw him having sex with a maid. Yeah I imagine that would discourage a 15-year-old girl. A talented artist herself, she drew a caricature of Max with a small penis. The paining was left by accident in the open and was discovered by a group of boys, who then went on to make fun
(Nat) Reading Romances
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Reading Romances
Mild Spoilers Ahead!

Aurelia is a bold, strong and wild heroine who does't miss a chance to tease ou hero, Max, whenever they see each other. Max runs away from all that is proper: love, marriage and children, leading a scandalous life as the most famous rake between the women.

They basically have been raised together, which was when Aurelia developed a crush on him - until an accident happens that changes their relationship from friends to enemies. Now they're
this one is hard to rate ... the plot was not very unique (although I love the enemies to lover plot) and there was not nearly enough time for them as a couple, I quite liked it
the ending was really well done and I would have loved to see more of them together

in fact, I think the pacing of the story and were the emphasis lies, is my biggest complain: we so much of them fending with each other and the dialogues are quite good but this goes on for too long. the last third is very hurried and we d
Aug 13, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book although started off great, I was totally put off by the time i reached half way through. I found the hero to be a jerk. He is cruel and does not even have an idea that he is hurting the heroine. I could not get a clear picture of the hero in my head. I felt that the author had just added snippets here and there of him being "good" and "noble". Otherwise he would have ended up being actually a very good villain.
There was no romance between the protogonists, just physical attraction.
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review

Aurelia once loved Max, and admired him but when she caught him in a certain act, her love turned slowly into anger, and that anger has fueled a conflict between them for years. Aurelia is very talented at drawing, but Max takes acception to it, since out of her anger she drew one of him that mocked him and still is whispered about. Max and Aurelia run in the same circles, since Max is best friends with Aurelia's b
WTF Are You Reading?
One cannot help loving the sparks that fly between these fated lovers from the opening volley of their first youthful feud.
Though the length and breath of said feud lasts an interminable length of time. (Well into adulthood. )  The more that one comes to know about the fiery and passionate temperaments of both Max, and his fistey leading lady, the more one comes to not only expect, but to anticipate their next battle.

This is the couple that fights just to get to the amazing make-up sex that they
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another lovely book by Sophie Jordan. Book Two in The Debutante Files is a a story about Max and Aurelia. Aurelia is the younger sister of Will who is the hero in the novella An Heiress for All Seasons and Max is Will's best friend. Max and Aurelia have known each other forever and they do not seem to like each other or is all their sniping and insulting each other something else entirely. Max has lived his life with the mantra never to love or get married. He lost his family in a carriage accid ...more
You know that couple you invite to your dinner parties who are constantly snipping at each other and making the rest of your guests uncomfortable, to the point where everyone is rooting for either them to get a divorce or you to stop inviting them? That's Max and Aurelia, the leads of this book.

This book was incredibly disappointing. Aurelia was my favorite character from the first installment in this series, and her actions in this book don't make any sense based off of her character in the fir
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
The last few pages did not make me change my mind about Max! Throughout this entire book he was mean and heartless. I was sickened and saddened by how he treated her after they married. His fear of love did not excuse his treatment of Aurelia. And how I felt the author used this to help us empathize with him disgusted me. I think she would have been better off marrying the Scottsman! Seriously! He has sex with her and then doesn't talk to her and avoids her until he is ready for more! I think sh ...more
I stayed up all night reading this book and I'm kinda mad about it??

So OK, I've recently read YA and New Adult (college) romances by Sophie Jordan, so I wanted to try one of her historicals. This premise/trope (unrequited love turns into enemies-to-lovers!) is one of my favs, but the male protagonist, Max, is AN ASSHOLE. First off, I was extremely bothered by the whole "Cockless Camden" thing because it's so like, casually transphobic and unnecessary. I'm guilty of making jokes about penis size
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
As soon as I finished the first book, I started on this one. As I've stated many times, I love a good hate-to-love romance, and you could see the blossoming of one for this couple in the previous book. Though the hate is all a matter of misunderstanding and circumstance - which I tend to loathe - it all outs, though that only complicates matters. I did hate that it took this rogue soooo long to realize what I knew from the very beginning, which made me like it a little less than the first book.
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well written and very good pacing. Had good dialogue, chemistry and sexual tension.

But at times I did not like how these two treated each other and they seemed to lack character depth. They needed more redeeming qualities, tenderness and love. I got that it was a love/hate relationship. And the ending was kind of rushed with the "I love you". This would have been a five star if not for these little irritating issues I had.

The synopsis above pretty much gives you a general overview of the story.
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book, got me hooked from the first sentense. without spoiling the story to any future readers ( it's a must read FYI) the story line is well crafted. The passion that in this book is as powerful as the love that you, the reader, feel throughout the book. I absolutly loved it And CANNOT WAIT for the next book!
I was really in the mood for historical romance, so I binge-read this one, and its sequel. I really enjoyed them both! Easy, fast-paced, fun, tried but true, and heartwarming. This one follows the childhood crush -> disillusionment -> enemies -> lovers trope. ...more
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Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years

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