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Along Came a Rogue

(The Secret Life of Scoundrels #2)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  579 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Major Nathaniel Grey is free to bed whomever he wants, whenever he chooses, and that's exactly how he likes it. His only loyalties are to country and the two friends he served with—brothers he'd do anything for. So when one of them is gravely injured and asking for his little sister, Grey will move heaven and earth to bring her home. He's greeted not
Mass Market Paperback, 323 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Forever
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Along Came a Rogue' by Anna Harrington is book two in the "The Secret Life of Scoundrels" series.
This is the story of Major Nathaniel Grey and Emily (Grey's best friends sister).
Grey has no real past as he was an orphan who has struggled on the 'fringe' of society most of his life after making up a childhood that would pass him along as something more that an abandon baby/orphan. Now we find that his best friend has been hurt and he wants his sister Emily by his side. Grey and Emily were caug
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it
It would've gotten 4 stars without that bit of noble idiocy at the end. I just hated that both characters took turns thinking they weren't good enough *sigh*
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up.

This second book from new author Anna Harrington is an enjoyable story with an engaging central couple and a steamy romance that is based around one of my favourite tropes – that of youthful would-be lovers who come together some years later and discover they never really got over each other. That aspect of Along Came a Rogue works well in the sense that the author shows clearly that there is a strong bond between the protagonists, desp
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

5 Reasons Along Came a Rogue was Fabulous!

What a beautifully done romance. Cover to cover Along Came A Rogue was lovely, exciting and oh so very romantic. The quick of it is that Emily's brother has been gravely injured and his only request is for Emily to come to his bedside but for reasons of her own she's not come yet so Nathaniel decides he's going to make it happen. His best friend wants his sister...he's gonna get his sister even if Nathaniel ha
3.5 stars!

Whooooo. Anna Harrington sure can write hot love scenes. Especially when they involve baths, carriages or scaling a bedroom window via rope (yes, this actually happens).

An easy read with wonderful prose and characters, there was much enjoy about Along Came a Rogue (love that title by the way). However, I did find that Emily and Grey’s romance was a bit lacking. I think it was the quickness of how they went from not hearing from nor seeing each other in years to ohmygod I want you FOREV
Adria's Musings and Reviews
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews

* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.

Along Came a Rogue is a swoon worthy romance that had me wanting to go right back to the beginning and read it all over again once I reached the end.

Basically the story begins when one of Major Nathaniel Grey’s best friends is seriously hurt and begins to ask for his sister. Grey promises to bring her to him no matter what but when Grey arrives at her
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it. Emily and Grey are strong characters and the plot was smooth and well paced.

Grey knew Emily since she was a young girl, being best friends with her brother. Her brother is wounded and wants to see his sister, so Grey goes to bring her home. What he finds is a beautiful woman who is hiding secrets and whatever she is hiding terrifies her. They are attracted to each other and since she is a widow, there is no obstacles to them bec
Ashley Fennessy
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Anna Harringtons second book establishes her ability to write intriguing and endearing characters. Nathaniel and Emily drag your heart along on their tumultuous road leaving you rooting for them the whole way. Twists and turns keep you on your toes and your nose to the binding. I have been a lover of romance novels for 15 years and it's rare I find a new author who can keep me wondering what comes next and looking forward to the next book in a series. Harrington accomplishes the impossible with ...more
Debbie Lester
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Anna Harrington brings readers the second book in her Secret Life of Scoundrels series, Along Came a Rogue. This one is quite the steamy read even from the first paragraph! It's easy to see why Harrington is quickly becoming an author to keep an eye on in the historical romance genre. Compelling characters with plenty of secrets, a touch of mystery and tons of action both in the bedroom and out. A great new book from Anna Harrington!

What I liked:

Regency romances are all about the splendor and op
Bambi Unbridled
I have been hearing great things about this new-to-me author, so I knew I had to try her out. It seems this is a "modern" historical series, in that it's a bit more steamy than your traditional historical romance. That fact was established very quickly, with the first sentence of this book:
In the shadows of the private opera box, Nathaniel Grey lowered the glass of whiskey from his lips and smiled down at the beautifully coiffed head bobbing at his crotch.
This provided such a great image of
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, historical
Posted on What I'm Reading

I finally finished Along Came A Rogue by Anna Harrington. I was aiming to finish before it released, but with the move and all it got push to the back burner. Which was sad, because it was good from the beginning to the end. I mean when you start off with the hero getting his cock suck right at the beginning you, it definitely grabs your attention. Yes, there are a few more steamier parts of the story, but that's not the story. Actually, Along Came A Rogue is more abou
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm reading this series in descending order and having seen him in book 3, I thought Mayor Nathaniel Grey would be more honorable than that. Don't get me wrong, he was a good hero. It's just that it felt like he only became one when he began to feel something for the heroine. And I'm not a fan of how the story began, with Nate having a tryst at the opera with a married woman. At first he seemed arrogant and kind of a rogue. Not the villain kind, just a seducer with few scruples, but gradually, w ...more
Nelle @ Nelle's Nightstand Blog
Nelle's NightstandThis review was originally posted on Nelle's NightStand

I've been looking forward to this one for a while!
The opening line is fantastic!!

"In the shadows of the private opera box, Nathaniel Grey lowered the glass of whiskey from his lips and smiled down at the beautifully coiffed head bobbing at his crotch."

It gives it a little dirty connotation to the book but basically proves what a rogue Nathaniel is and how different he is with Emily! And he very much is!

Emily brother is tragically injured an
Dot Salvagin
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
The wait for Nathaniel Grey’s story is over! He is the spy introduced in Ms. Harrington’s first book DUKES ARE FOREVER. I am enjoying this new author and she didn’t disappoint with this the second entry in her, THE SECRET LIFE OF SCOUNDRELS SERIES . This is a standalone novel but we are treated to glimpses of Kate and Edward from the first book.

This is a story of two lovers from different social classes who feel they have no hope of finding their Happily Ever After. Emily feels that if she enco
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
All I can say about the opening chapter of Along Came a Rogue is that’s one hell of a way to introduce your hero! Within the first few pages the reader knows exactly what kind of rogue Nathaniel Grey is and there is no secret that he’s quite enjoying that lifestyle.

Settling his affairs in town before transferring to Spain, Major Nathaniel Grey takes full advantage of his status as a war hero and agent of the War Office to find entertainments at the opera other than what’s on stage. With the nigh
Kayla Hayley
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hot hot hot!!! I loved this book!! (And not just because of the steamy bits!) I loved the chemistry between Nathaniel and Emily and of course the mystery just draws you in. I love the fact that there was little references to the characters that we fell in love with in the first book yet these characters were just as lovely.

The author's writing is beautiful and always a great read. Along Came a Rogue has romance, mystery, and adventure. Oh and a sensual bath scene. What more could you want reall
Deborah Underwood Cochran
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As, usual, Ms. Harrington takes her readers on a well-written, wild, romantic ride, featuring well-rounded characters. The carriage love scene--Oh, my stars! A mystery and happy endings. My only complaint is I wish the "mystery" could have been more developed earlier; but it's a good one. Romance fans will not be disappointed.
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was Amazing from beginning to end! I read it in one sitting! Took my 5 hours, I just could not put it down for anything! The characters are both fun and stubborn. I can't wait to read other books by Ms. Harrington!
“I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via hardcopy in exchange for my unbiased review.” (less)
Dec 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
I probably have the same comments as with the previous book. Only, here, I did not particularly enjoy the main couple quite as much. I guess I didn't really see why they like each other except that they used to when they were younger. And we did not quite get much of a look into it in the short scenes from the past, either.

Other than that, it was a nice and relaxing read though.
Lisa Harrington
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading "Along Came a Rogue". Once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. The book was full of romance and suspense. The book also contained several unexpected twists. Well written and wow, just wow!!
Rachel C.
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. It had a wonderful beginning and while it had a little bit of a rocky ending, it was all in all a really enjoyable read that I had a hard time putting down. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series when it comes out.
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
All the cliches? They're right here.
Josie Ferret
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Wonderful book.
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I again read in just a day or two. So enjoyed.
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the best suspenseful romances I have ever read. This is a never put down type of book from start to finish.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it

Would have given it a 4 if I wasn't so against the entire pregnancy troupe, which by the way the babe isn't the hero's. I'm a prude that way. BUT THIS author managed to write it in such a way that you love both the characters and also the unborned babe involved.

OUR HERO is quite a character, a man who gets the best of both worlds - the ton and gentry. Abandoned as an orphan, he doesn't know his true origins even though he has !are the effort to uncover his family history. So,
Lux Lewis
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was published on 23 February 2016.

Major Nathaniel Grey has no fortune and no family name to rightfully belong among the quality. His access to the ton was due to her association with his former colonel in the Scarlet Scoundrels, the Duke of Strathmore and his friendship with Thomas Matteson, the Marquess of Chesney. His rank and his friendship with members of the peerage are not enough to secure standing in the upper ten thousand. Grey is indifferent to this. He lives up to his scanda
Sep 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Gosh, this was so not one of my favorites. I tend to dislike books where the heroine is still mooning about the guy she was crushing on back when she was a teenager, and this was one of those. Emily is pretty tough; the first time we see her she's got a musket in her hand. She's widowed but she was also unhappily married, so. Unfortunately, Grey, the hero, inspired me to wonder if because a man is a rogue, he also has to be an asshole. I will never see the appeal in some guy who thinks he can us ...more
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You know the sex scenes are going to be steamy and plentiful when the book opens with oral sex being performed in a public setting. And that’s just the beginning! So many hot scenes, especially the one in the carriage.

But if you’re looking for more than just super hot sex scenes, this book also had a great story and well developed characters, along with a mystery that plays throughout the book. And I really enjoyed that Anna Harrington didn’t play much into the trope of: I love him, but I can’t
Nancy Messina
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book and I did not fit. Was the sex hot, sure, but I couldn’t figure out why the heroine would stick with this guy. Sure she had a crush on him five years ago, but a lot happened since then, so I found it pretty hard to believe. He even said, I am going to use you and leave you and she said, ok that’s fine. Also, if my husband called me the same nickname as my brother and that nickname was brat, there is no way I would sleep with him. Every time he called her brat I wanted to punch him and ...more
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