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I Kissed a Rogue

(Covent Garden Cubs #3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  863 ratings  ·  158 reviews

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

Mass Market Paperback, 343 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Mar 31, 2016 rated it did not like it

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.
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

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
Sammy Loves Books
Finally..Sir Brook's love story!!


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
Sonya Heaney
Also posted HERE .

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
3.5 stars

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
I Kissed a Rogue by Shana Galen is a 2016 Sourcebooks Casablanca publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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
Lady Lillian-Anne (Lila) Lennox before her mother's death was a spoilt debutante that spent her time playing with hearts and ensuring she was queen bee, one heart she broke without batting an eyelid, was that of Brook Derring - whom her father deemed beneath them. Today, she is no longer the callous young woman she was, something Sir Brook Derring is shocked to see, he doesn't know what to do with the woman she now appears to be. With her life now in danger, Brook is the only one who can ensure ...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

5++ stars!!

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
Vikki Vaught
4.5 StarsVikki’s Musings

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
God the h was so annoying. Yes, this is a rant. By Chapter 4, I was ready to strangle her.
Not going back to this.
Romancing the Book
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, romance
Reviewed by Robin
Book provided by NetGalley for review
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.
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Susan Gorman
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved the relationship between Brook and Lila. Brook Derring is a hero. He’s been knighted by the King and is sought after by all of the hostesses in London. Brook is not just the second son Lila heartlessly flirted with seven years ago, he’s a well-respected member of Society. In contrast, Lady Lillian-Anne Lenox has been away from society for several years visiting one relative and then other. Lila was not kind to her suitors when she made her debut. She collected men and made enemies with ...more
Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

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
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was ok

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
Mary - Buried Under Romance
...Not to be confused with Katherine Ashe's I Kissed a Rogue.
Juliana Philippa
Basics. I started the book in February, read about 60% through, then put it down until November ... so I think that says a lot. I'll tell you what the issue was: the main characters annoyed me a bit, but mostly what really turned me off was that I found the love story hard to believe.
"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
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of a spoiled daughter of a Duke, Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox, who has insulted and humiliated other debutantes, basked in the admiration of every man and used them for her own enjoyment and then dumped them when they were no longer amusing. Usually a character like her would be used in a story as the Nemesis of the heroine but in this story she is the heroine.

She is kidnapped and the man her father sends to find her and save her is Sir Brook Derring, a private investigator and
Jennifer Fner
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Read this book hot on the heels of the previous two in the series; it wasn't even a week, which tells you how much I enjoyed them. I was really looking forward to the book about the cold, ruthless, intelligent hero-detective Sir Brook (even though he has the least mellifluous name ever); how would love capture him?


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
Jacknsusan knight
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In the last book of Shana Galen's Covent Garden Cubs series we have Sir Brook Derring and Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox. When Brook, a second son of an Earl, was twenty-four he fell in love and proposed to Lady Lillian-Anne, the daughter of a Duke. That didn't go well. "Brook was a casualty of her vanity." Several years later Brook has become a Sir and an Inspector who finds missing people. Guess who has been kidnapped? Her friends call her Lady Lila. Wait, she doesn't have any friends. Brook is ...more
Seanna Yeager
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of the Covent Garden Cubs series by Galen. Sir Brook Derring is a character that definitely deserved his happily ever after, with all the good things he has done. Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox was not at all the woman I pictured him with, at first she is prickly and unlikable as a character, but as the story unfolds you find her hidden depths. At first I did not like her, then I was her biggest champion, wanting Lila to have the love and comfort she deserves.

I love when an author
This wasn't quite the angst fest I was hoping for after reading the first few chapters, but I still enjoyed it pretty well. Better than the second book in the series, but not as good as the first.
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads-arcs
3.5 stars sometimes? PS. Enter to win the first two book in the Covent Garden Cubs series!

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
Jen Davis
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is my first book from Shana Galen, and though this is the third installment in her Convent Gardens series, the story holds up just fine as a standalone. It’s an enemies to lovers romance, and the hero has every reason to hate the heroine. After all, Lady Lila broke Brook Derring’s heart, and she knows it. But now she needs his help and it’s a matter of life and death. Lucky for her, though he never plans to forgive her, Brook won’t let past hurts stop him from keeping her alive.

The story
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

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
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This brilliant instalment of the Covent Garden Cubs, is one of the most solid stories Shana Galen has ever written. Ms. Galen’s famous wit and sexiness prevail throughout but this time, the author has elected to give us a better look at how class differences rules Regency England. Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox – Lila – was such a snob, that she had few friends, and several enemies. She is kidnapped by someone who knows who she is, she escapes but gets herself in even more trouble. Unfortunately for ...more
Covenant Cubs continues!

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
Lisa Hutson
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book 3 in the Covent Garden Cubs series.
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
Hart's Reader Group
I'm so bummed this book took me so long to read -- it was GREAT!

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
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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 ...more

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Covent Garden Cubs (3 books)
  • Earls Just Want to Have Fun (Covent Garden Cubs, #1)
  • The Rogue You Know (Covent Garden Cubs, #2)