I Kissed a Rogue
Once she spurned the man…
When the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring, England’s best investigator, to find his daughter, Brook intends only to rescue the lady and return to his solitary life. He deals with London’s roughest criminals every day of the week; surely he should be able to endure seeing his first love again—the perfect girl who broke his heart...
Now her life...more
Okay, here's the thing. I know there's something really wrong when I'm already bored out of my mind at just 10% in. The writing is superfluous, the pacing draggy, the characters annoying.
In short, there's no incentive for me to go on.
I'm not going force myself to continue this. There are far better books out there to invest my time in.
This was a rather nice historical romance. This is the third book in the Covent Garden Cubs series and I have read them all but each one of the books can easily be read as a stand alone novel. I would have to say that this book was my least favorite in the series but only by a slight margin. I thought the story was a bit silly at times but I was kind of in the mood for silly so it worked out for me.
Lady Lila has been kidnapped. Her father, a ...more
Unfortunately he was paired with a spoiled anti-heroine. She was the mean girl that all the other young ladies of the ton feared. That was an unexpected twist.
I've been waiting patiently to get the final Covent Garden book...Brook's book. I'm not sure why I like him so much but I love his distant, aloof personality. He's the best inspector of the Bow Street Runners. Observant, stealthy and nothing gets by him. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a hero.
The ending ...more
I like Shana Galen’s writing, and enjoy her more original stories, even when they stretch the boundaries of believability. She has that writing style that means her books are really easy and enjoyable to read. I Kissed a Rogue had its issues, which is why the rating is so low. The language is the one that almost made me see red (more of that at the end of the review), but overall, I’m glad I chose this one.
DESPITE the trashy pop culture titles. It dumbs the genre down when ...more
I’ve enjoyed the previous entries in Shana Galen’s Covent Garden Cubs series (Earls Just Want to Have Fun and The Rogue You Know), and have been looking forward to this, in which the hero is Sir Brook Derring, an important secondary character in the earlier books. Brook is a detective – a most unsuitable profession for the brother of an earl – but even so, he has acquired a fearsome reputation and is widely known – by both the criminal and upper classes - to be the best of the best at ...more
So far, I have been enjoying the Covent Garden Cubs series immensely. However, this third installment fell a little flat.
Lila, the daughter of a Duke, enjoyed playing games with men’s hearts, flirting and manipulating them, with no care in the world about the consequences of her actions.
But, after her mother’s illness ...more
She closed her eyes against the sting of tears. She'd been a fool to fall in love with him. She'd been a fool not to fall in love with him, but she couldn't go back. She could only go forward. Alone. --Lila
I LOVED THIS FREAKING BOOK!!! I have to admit that one of the main reasons I picked it up was because the blurb says something about "overcoming the pride and prejudice between them", and my Darcy and Elizabeth senses perked with interest. And while there was years of pride and ...more
I found Ms. Galen’s books years ago, and I have been a fan ever since. I can always count on her to give me a story with plenty of adventure and intrigue. When I received a request from the publisher to read I Kissed a Rogue in exchange for an honest review, I immediately accepted. This is a lovely Regency romp.
When the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring to find his kidnapped daughter, he is not enthused. After all, she is the very woman who broke his heart seven ...more
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Seven years ago Brook declared or thought he was in love with Lila but, she at the time had not grown into who she was going to become and acted the part of a spoiled or self-centered little rich girl. But things changed over the years. Lila grew up and lost someone that meant the world to her. Because of the loss of her mother she grew into herself and became a gentler and more caring person. ...more
I like Shana Galen. She's one of those authors that can tell a simple story and make it grand! It's a talent, a gift and a treat for all of us.
I Kissed a Rogue (I'm sorry I just love the title and can't help singing it why I read it..) is book 4 in Ms. Galen's Covenant Garden Series and it's another of those series that addresses that all was not perfect in Regency England. Even for those who lived the lives of the beautiful ...more
Book three of Shana Galen's Covent Garden Cubs and I'm sad to say that I really didn't care for this one. I liked Brook and that's about it. The plot seemed a little contrived and I just could not get emotionally invested in the story and the characters and their plight. I found myself getting very easily distracted and had to push myself to finish.
Lady Lillian-Anne was a spoiled girl when Brook Derring first meet her, he fell in love with her and she broke his heart. Seven years ...more
"Lila's head spun. If she tried to count all of her enemies, it would take hours."Summary. Lila is the daughter of a duke, used to be belle of the ball, but due to various things is now numerous seasons in and ...more
She is kidnapped and the man her father sends to find her and save her is Sir Brook Derring, a private investigator and ...more
I loved the previous books for being evocatively set in London's underbelly, but this one is not set there for long. And Brook, who was knighted for his detective skills, in this ...more
I love when an author ...more
Definitely a nice addition to the series, we've been getting peeks of the enigmaticinvestigator,Sir Brook Derring for the last few books, and it's pretty obvious he can't help but play the hero, especially to Lady Lila, even though he's determine not to like her anymore.Once upon a time, Brook would have done anything to win the heart of Lila, but after breaking his heart, Lila is the last person Brook ...more
The story ...more
5 Adventurous, Amorous Stars
I will admit, I was slightly hesitant to begin I Kissed a Rogue. The first in the Covent Garden Cubs was an epic 5 stars from me, with me finding book 2 a bit lackluster. I will say, all hesitancy flew out the window on the very first page of IKaR.
I was hooked from the very beginning of this page-turner historical romance. Lila & Brook's narration offered that push-pull type of romance that I ...more
In the middle of Mayfair, after a ball, Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox finds herself dragged from her carriage, tied up and hooded, carried into a place of unimaginable odours, thrown onto a hard surface and left frantic and fearfully alone. With the discovery of Lila missing her father the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring, a canny investigator, to find her.
This is the same Brook Derringer that years before Lila had callously refused when her sought her hand. Why should ...more
He is now known as Sir Brook Derring. The best investigator in England. Which is why he is called upon to find the kidnapped Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox.
However, seven years ago, he was not good enough for her. Every man wanted Lady Lillian. Her ego was large. Brook was a nobody back then. A second son. Though he was head over heels in love Lady Lillian.
She left him shattered and broken hearted.
Lila did not even remember hurting him. She barely ...more
Shana pulled me into the lives of the Covent Garden Cubs in the first book of the series, and in this book I was pleased that Sir Brook Derring got his love story.
Lady Lila was a straight up snobby bitch when she was a young, promising debutante, but over the years, she lost her friends, her reputation, and her desire to marry up. Brook fell in love with the young Lila and proposed, but was dropped like a hot, slimy rock. Broken ...more