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The Rogue You Know

(Covent Garden Cubs #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,284 ratings  ·  246 reviews
Gideon Harrow has spent his life in London's dark underworld-and he wants out. A thief and a con, he plans one last heist to finally win his freedom. But when everything goes wrong, he finds himself at the tender mercies of one of Society's most untouchable women-Lady Susanna Derring.

Susanna has spent her life in London's glittering ton, under the thumb of a domineering mo
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Carole (Carole's Random Life)
2/2/16: Free on Amazon!

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life

Another great installment in the Covent Garden Cubs series! I haven't read a whole lot of Shana Galen but I have really enjoyed each installment in this series. This book is part of a series but it could easily be read as a stand alone novel. There are characters in this story from earlier books but everything that you would need to enjoy this story is contained in this book. I wo
Sammy Loves Books
I'm not a fan of stupid weak females that have zero sense of self preservation.


I'm so torn on rating this between a 2 and a 3 star. I'm just not a fan of naive, "know it all" heroines and their shenanigans.
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 "An Adventure for a Necklace" Stars! Historical romance lovers of improbable matches between two members of opposite classes will enjoy The Rogue You Know. I'm so accustomed to historical romances always featuring a hero who is a duke or some other sort of titled upper class designation that I was instantly attracted to the thought of a story where a lady falls for a commoner, and a thief (an original bad boy) no less.

Although this is the second book in the Covent Garden Cubs series, it can ea
Juliana Philippa
3.5 stars
This is my first book by Shana Galen and it definitely piqued my interest to read her backlist (which is quite extensive). I've seen her books around and read friends' reviews, but for some reason I never followed through with reading any of her books. This was a good intro, and in terms of what type of writers she's like, think Julia Quinn, Alissa Johnson, Jacquie D'Alessandro, and Sabrina Jeffries.

Although this is the second book in a series, I didn't feel lost by not having read
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Like the previous book in Shana Galen’s Covent Garden Cubs series, The Rogue You Know features an engaging – if improbable – cross-class romance, this time between an aristocratic young woman and a thief who wants to get out of the game and make a better life for himself. We met Gideon Harrow briefly in Earls Just Want to Have Fun, when he helped its protagonists to dispose of a threat to the heroine, but while it helps to have a rough idea of who he is and how he relates to those events, it’s n ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Wonderful Regency romance!
I really enjoyed Shana Galen's second book in her Covent Garden Cubs series. The Rogue You Know is the light, humorous and charming story of Gideon and Susanna, who want to be free souls, free to do anything they wanted.

Gideon, a thief, wants out of his underwork shenanigans, but in order to get his freedom, he needs to plan another heist. While Susanna, living with dominating mother, wants her freedom too. She loved the quiet life, like drawing and sketching, but she
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, v-card
4 Stars

This is my second book by Shana Galen and she’s becoming one of my go-to historical fiction go-to authors. Her books are a slow-burn though so when I’m in that kind of mood it hits all the right spots.

This is Gideon’s story! He’s best-friends of Marlow, remember he had a crush on her?

So Susanna’s brother was in the first book and now it’s her turn. I was kind of indifferent to Gideon. I found him sweet and loyal. I didn’t understand why he went back to being a thief when he could have mad
Liz F
Jun 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

I've not read a lot of Shana Galen's work but I did read Book 1 in her Covent Garden Cubs series (Earls Just Want to Have Fun). I really enjoyed it but the heroine kind of irritated at points. I think I'm starting to see a familiar pattern...

I didn't really like Susanna all that much. At first, I sympathized with her because her mother was so hard on her. And she was very cold towards Susanna as well. She (Susanna) led a very sheltered, boring,
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I'm quite pleased to have finally finished a book. December was so incredibly busy at work that I found myself not wanting to read during my lunch break and even when I came home at night I did little more than crash on the couch and watch some mindless tv show. I had hoped to get some reading done over the holidays, when I had a week off from work, but ended up not feeling like it. Maybe I was suffering from some sort of reader's fatigue for a little while.

In any case, I'm getting back
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
What a disappointment, after enjoying the first book in the series so much! This one just didn't do it for me at all. The hero and heroine, both of whom I liked and was interested in when they were supporting characters in Earls Just Want to Have Fun, were bland and boring in their own story. Don't you hate it when that happens? All that character potential, and it just kind of fizzled out.

The romance of these two mismatched people -- the overprotected, naive sister of book one's earl, and a cyn
Susan Gorman
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lady Susanna Derring needs some breathing room. She'd love to spend an entire evening alone unchaperoned by her overbearing mother and far away from the watchful eyes of the members of the ton. Susanna suspects that her mother may have been in love with another man prior to marrying her father and that the couple may have trysted at the Vauxhall pleasure gardens. How does an Earl's daughter visit the gardens at night and unchaperoned?

Gideon Harrow is a handsome, charming thief. He's decided to g
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Historical romance will forever have a special place in my heart because it is basically the only sub-genre I read for my four years of high school. Moving forward with that thought, I liked this novel. It was a bit different and I'm a sucker for a redeemable guy. Gideon is pretty damn redeemable and makes me happy. Susanna is overly sheltered and dying for adventure and the possibility of something more than the life she is allowed to lead. When her and Gideon cross paths, they never think they ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Despite a few implausible situations in The Rogue You Know..(view spoiler) it was an enjoyable rich girl falls for the boy from the wrong side of the tracks kinda read.

3.5 stars.
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
4 Stars
Sonya Heaney
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There’s something really easy about Shana Galen’s writing, which makes her books fast-paced and entertaining reads. I haven’t read that much from her, but what I’ve read I’ve enjoyed.

Covering a VERY short timeframe, this historical romance (I assume it’s supposed to be a Regency romance, but we’re given no dates) requires a massive suspension of disbelief, but the originality is what kept me turning the pages. We get to see London’s darker and poorer side, and it makes for
I've given this a B for both narration and content at AudioGals.

The Rogue You Know is the second book in Shana Galen’s Covent Garden Cubs series, and, like its predecessor, Earls Just Want to Have Fun, is an enjoyable, fast-paced and often humourous story featuring an improbable but well-written cross-class romance between a pair of engaging and attractive protagonists.

Lady Susanna Derring is twenty years old, but her mother, the Dowager Countess of Dane, refuses to cut the apron strings, ke
Jacknsusan knight
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In THE ROGUE YOU KNOW by Shana Galen Lady Susanna Derring has one desire, to see Vauxhall Gardens. Her very strict Mother refuses to let her go. Susanna feels suffocated in her own home. She dreams of having an adventure. When Gideon Harrow, a common thief, jumps in the window of her Father's library, her adventure begins. She uses blackmail to force Gideon to take her to Vauxhall. Thus begins their wild escapades all over London. This book was soooo funny! The banter was the best I've read in a ...more
A.J. Tipton
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hello Tangled.
It took me far too long to figure it out. But as soon as I realized that I was reading a Regency-retelling of Disney's "Tangled," I couldn't NOT continue reading. And then I sort of leaned into it and found the whole thing worked surprisingly well. The movie's frying pan became a candlestick, the chameleon/horse were combined into the role of a very-useful dog, and then point-by-point, the plot of "Tangled" was revealed. Thankfully, the mother in this version is a lot nicer. :) And
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-regency
Another wonderful couple

Gideon harrow was a thief. He had been a thief most of his life. But that wasn't what brought him to Marlowe's house give night he met her sister in law Susanne Derring.

When she turns the tables in him she gets her dream come true, an escort to the place she just has to see. She had a mystery to solve.

Together the run the streets of London. Chased by men that have revenge in mind.

This is such a lively and lovely story. The characters are so easy to love. It is the perf
My review for "The Rogue You Know" by Shana Galen will be linked back here to Goodreads in the near future. Stay tuned! ...more
The UHQ Nasanta
Even less believable than the first. Liked Gideon.
Book Gannet
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
There’s something slightly familiar about this book. Our heroine Rapunzel Susanna has spent her life locked in a tower respectability, closely watched by her mother. She longs for an adventure, to get out and see the world. And then a thief turns up in her library. Flynn Gideon is looking for somewhere to hide his satchel bag containing a valuable tiara necklace, which holds the key to freeing him from his life of crime. However, thanks to a trusty frying pan candlestick, Susanna manages to hide ...more
Bambi Unbridled
This book made me feel like a snob. And I'm not a snob. At least I don't think I am. Why do I feel like a snob you ask? Well, the main character in this book is not a dashing duke or an enticing earl... he is a thief from Seven Dials. And I found that I was just not as attracted to his character! How horrible is that? Gideon was gentlemanly enough for a thief. He was quite witty and patient, and I liked his personality. But despite all of that, I just couldn't connect with him the way I wanted t ...more
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

3 stars.

The Rogue You Know is a well-written Historical Romance adventure spanning 48-hours. With any book, you need to suspend belief as it's fiction. This book, however, took that to a whole 'nother level. A mile a minute, the H & h experienced death-defying action on all the pages that weren't filled with romance and smexy time scenes.

I felt mixed emotions while reading this title.

There were parts I absolutely adored: Beaut
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! I didn't think Gabriel and Lady Susanna would have anything in common or could possibly have a relationship with such differing backgrounds, but I was wrong. Gabriel Harrow is a thief living in St Giles and Lady Susanna is the daughter of an Earl living in Mayfair. The only thing they have in common is Marlow, Susanna's new sister-in-law and Gabriel's old friend. Susanna feels stifled and longs for an adventure, and when she encounters Gabriel, she coerces him into taking her to Vaux ...more
Lisa Hutson
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If there can only be one thing I like about Shana Galens writing, it is the variety. Some of her stories are dark, deep & sad. But others are easy and fun.
Susanna & Gideons story is wonderful. There is plenty of suspense and action. And the two of them do make a wonderful couple.
Susanna is not a wimpy girl. She is smart. She even finds out that she can be rather fearless.
Gideon has lived a hard life. He has never met anyone like Susanna.
He is ready to begin a new life for himself.
And by a cr
Kristina Birch
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shana Galen just gets better and better!!! The Rogue You Know is the second book in the Covenant Garden Cubs series and it is a gem. Rapscallion Gideon is trying to leave his thieving past behind him. Susanna is trying to have an adventure. The two were destined to find one another and take each other on the journey of a lifetime. Galen once again delivers wit, intrigue, and deep emotion that combine to make an excellent story. She also gives some playful nods to another thief meets sheltered gi ...more
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shana Galen does it yet again! Adventures and action, unpredictable plot twists, fabulous characters, and of course a lovely romance; everything is there for the discriminating historical romance fan! Beautifully written, witty, fast-paced and sweetly sexy!
Jennifer Leighton
Free on Amazon 02-02-16
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Shana Galen is three-time Rita award nominee and the bestselling author of fast-paced, witty, and adventurous Regency romances. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven year ...more

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