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The Rogue Is Back in Town

(The Wayward Wallflowers #3)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  478 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…Lord Samuel Travis is back.
―The London Hearsay, special society edition

Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beau
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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Stacey is Sassy
I enjoyed half of this book.

Unfortunately, The Rogue is Back in Town left me disappointed. What makes it even worse is that I really enjoyed the first half. Quirky characters, Rogues finding enlightenment, and heroines showing their love and dedication to family put a smile on my face. What follows is sex…and getting to know one of the most despicable characters I’ve read about in ages. Luckily for our heroine, the douchewaffle that is despicable isn’t the hero. Unlucky for us, we still had to
Dec 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, no-books
Did I say how much I hate TSTL heroines? ...and heroes too!

And here both of them would have won the Oscar for stupidity!

He’s like a Pepe: so full of himself and his rakish ways! As soon as he sees the heroine he’s in deep lust and all kinds of dirty thought come up in his mind at any and every moment! It’s just to much!!!

She’s also in lust with him. Her lady’s bits are all aquake!

But there’s his brother who wants her too! And the brother is not so honorable as everybody (and the hero) think! And
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

The Rogue is Back in Town is the final book in the Wayward Wallflowers series and goes out on a high note. I have loved reading about each of the 3 Lacey sisters on how they went from wallflowers to finding their true love. Juliette is the last and the youngest and is holding out on finding a husband because she wants the love and passion that her sisters have found themselves. For now, she lives with her uncle in the old townhouse and is in no hurry to find such a man. How she meets Sam puts an
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live on the blog 1/8/18)

I had such a lovely time with The Rogue is Back in Town--A sticky situation, a frazzled heroine and a rogue that simply will not go away.

The Gist: Sam's brother has tasked him with evicting a family from one of his properties. Not something Sam's all that keen on doing but it's that or be cut off completely. Financially and from the only family he has left. So off he goes. A simple task, really. Exce
Dec 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
I won this book as a Goodreads giveaway.

So this book finally shed light on the niggling but unidentifiable issue I've had with middle of the road romance novels. This book introduces the h and H because the H bangs on the h's door and demands she and her elderly uncle vacate immediately. He is doing so because he has been kicked out of his house and this is his one chance at fixing things. In other words, these are two extremely stressed-out people. And yet they spend their entire first conversa
Fun escape to regency goodness - full of witty and sparkling dialogue and steamy and romantic moments.. Recommend!
Kris - My Novelesque Life
(The Wayward Wallflowers: #3)
Written by Anna Bennett
JANUARY 2, 2018; St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks (352 Pages)
Genre: series, fiction, romance, historical romance

Rating: ★★★

Second son, Sam has messed up again and forced his older brother's hand. If Sam wants to have a home and money he must evict a man from his brother, Nigel's property. When he goes to the home he discovers that the man is an older man with his niece. As he tries to get them to leave he falls for the nie
Barbara Rogers
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.75 stars rounded up to 4

Series: The Wayward Wallflowers #3
Publication Date: 1/2/18
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I have read and enjoyed the other books in this series and was really looking forward to this one. While I enjoyed the basic story, I didn’t think it was nearly as good as the first two books nor did I really like it as the end for the series. There is a nice last chapter that brings them all together for a nice Christmas. There were just so very many improbable things in the book
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

I am a bit sad, that this didn't work for me.
Look this is okay. It's not terrible or horrible or anything. It's just kinda too fluffy for me.
I honestly didn't expect anything else. It's in line with the series.
So I am not sure if it is just me. You know, after reading two romances with some heavy subjects, maybe I wasn't in the frame of mind for a lighthearted historical romp?
But then there is also the fact that I couldn't connect to either MC. I didn't get their chemistry or attractio
Jessica Grogan
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Probably three stars for the first bit of the book and maybe two for the rest.

Lord Samuel Travis is given the task of clearing tenants out of one of his brother's properties in order to get back in good graces with said brother. He is surprised and delighted to find Miss Juliette Lacey and her eccentric uncle living at the property. Julie and Sam must fight their attraction to each other if they both want to get what they want.

So their meet cute was great and they were adversaries (something I
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

The Rogue Is Back in Town was an enchanting romance between an unrepentant rogue and the heroine determined not to fall for his charms.

Lord Samuel Travis enjoys the pleasures life has to offer, but it appears he has finally gone too far as his brother has finally cut him off. In a bid to mend their relationship, Sam aims to take possession of a townhouse that belongs to his brother but is currently occupied. Believing this to be an easy task he sets out to complete it only to meet resi
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Rogue Is Back in Town is the third book in The Wayward Wallflowers series by Anna Bennett.

Samuel and Nigel are brothers, the former a Lord, the latter a Marquess. They have never had a good relationship, and things haven't changed for the better since their father died 12 months ago. Nigel despairs of Sam ever changing his ways, giving up his womanising and partying and after one particularly bad night where Sam pushes things too far Nigel loses his temper. He kicks Sam out of the house and
Isha Coleman
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mischievous meets scandalous and breeds marvelous. The Rogue is Back in Town is meant to be lighthearted fanfare, but every once in a while there are moments that hit you in the heart and are reluctant to let go. For the love of her family Julie will risk it all, heart, pride and freedom. For the respect of his family Sam will try his hand at responsibility. Neither plan works in their favor, but each learns something along the way. How to fall in love. Anna Bennett wrapped me in knots with her ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
I guess a rogue needs love too. Mostly the rogues are lords or earls, here he is a second son with no money. What a wastrel.

Juliette lives with her uncle. In the two previous books her sisters found love, now she is alone and her uncle wants her to marry too. And he does seem to be loosing his marbles, like there were any left.
But I like Juliette, even if she fancies this guy who ugh, you will see.

Sam is the rogue. And yes he is a rogue. There is this incident with someone's aunt and, oh man, Sa
*The Angry Reader*
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2017
***I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review***

I haven't read the first two books in this series, but that didn't stop me from being swept up in Sam and Julie from page 1.

"Shit. Sam vaguely remembered losing a vast sum at the hazard tables. Followed by a shoving match with an earl who'd mocked him. And at the very end of the night...bloody hell."

Ne'er-do-well Sam has to kick Julie and her uncle out of their family home. Smart, responsible Julie doesn't want to be kicked
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Rogue Is Back in Town by Anna Bennett is book Three in "The Wayward Wallflowers" series. This is the story of Juliette Lacey and Samuel Travis. I have read the previous books in this series but I thought this is easily a standalone book.
Sam has returned home after a banishment that he is now trying to put behind him. But he has fallen into his old ways which has left him in trouble with his older brother Nigel. When asked by Nigel to kick some people out of his property to get back into his
Nov 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
Anna Bennett’s The Rogue is Back in Town finagled her way into the trope of lust conquers all. There was a lack of emotional buildup between the main protagonists, as well as just plain lack of believability throughout the entire novel. The displacement of reality in the writing (stemming from Juliette—the heroine’s—circumstances as a sister-in-law to members of the peerage while living in destitution) made this an extremely slow read that I had to force myself to finish. There were so many head ...more
Kay (aka) Miss Bates
No reading disappointment compares to a book that starts with fireworks of promise only to crash and burn like a petering petard. Sadly, such was Anna Bennett’s The Rogue Is Back In Town. I was excited after the first chapter (with its promise of early-Julia-Quinn-like humour); half-way through, I had a lip-twisting downward trend to my mouth; by 70% in, I was into full eye-roll and exasperated sighs territory.

First, let me set the scene for you, dear reader. In 1818 London, Lord Samuel Travis,
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

"So you are a rogue ninety percent of the time. What are you the rest of the time?"
"I suppose that's what I'm trying to find out."

If you ask the ton who is the greatest rogue, they'll tell you it's Lord Samuel Travis. Oh he may have began this story with rakish tendencies, but you know how the saying goes ; everything is not always as it seems...

The day his older brother cut him off and kick him out of the house to send him in a small squandered residence, he also ask Sam to break the news to
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2018
I very much enjoyed the story of Sam and Julie. I loved their banter and watching these two fall in love was heartwarming. I liked the fact that Sam was the second son, he wasn't a duke or an earl that could offer so much to Julie. But he had heart and his love was pure and sweet. Julie was a firecracker! She was willing to do anything for her family but prideful enough not to stoop to Nigel's level. Nigel just so happens to be Sam's brother, who happens to also be a cad. I would have liked to s ...more
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
A Wondrous Tale

Anna Bennett does it again by bringing her fabulous sense of humor and her expert writing together for a heartfelt and fun story.
Austine (NovelKnight)
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don't know where the plot came from for this book but it was interesting, to say the least! The Rogue is Back in Town is the third of the Wayward Wallflower books. I previously read the second of the series (and haven't gotten around to the first) which was good but I'm not so sure I feel the same about this one.

So the short of it is that Sam and Juliette end up in the same house due to Sam's brother being a jerk. And there are connections galore between the two families, history and such beca
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Skillfully written romance

I've enjoyed Anna Bennett's two previous Wayward Wallflower books, and she did a great job with Juliette's Julie) story, the last of the Lacey sisters. Julie and Sam's first meeting was an unlikely way to start a journey to HEA but that's what made the book interesting. All the unexpected twist and turns. I loved seeing Sam becoming the man his father would be proud of. Too, Julie's realization that men are not always who and what you think they are was eye opening and
Under the Covers Book Blog
When I read the second book in this series I thought, I have no desire to continue.  And then I saw this cover and I was lured back in!  I'm such a sucker for a beautiful cover with great colors. :)  I'm very happy to report that this book was more enjoyable for me than the previous book I read in this series.

In this installment, the last unmarried Lacey sister is left as the sole carer of her unstable uncle.  One day out of the blue a rogueish man comes to her door stating that his brother
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars
Lord Samuel Travis is always in the gossip columns as equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother Nigel, The Marquis of Currington . All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied. Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over then the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn.
As her attraction to Sam deep
Maria Dariotis
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fast paced romance that will make every page a joy to read!

Lord Samuel Travis is somewhat of a Rogue his brother Nigel is fed up of his libertine ways and has given him a task of removing a far removed relation from one of his properties or be cutoff from his brother. What’s a Rogue to do but succomb to his brothers edict, things get a little complicated when the family he needs to evict has a beautiful young woman living there. What’s a Rogue to do but move in with the lady.
The last of the L
Caitlyn Lynch
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lord Samuel Travis has gone too far this time. When his brother the Marquess tosses him from the house, there is only one way to get back in his brother's good graces… do exactly as he is told. Given the unpalatable task of evicting an old man from a house his brother owns, Sam didn't reckon with a fiery grand-niece flatly refusing to obey. Getting to know Juliette, Sam realises there is more going on than meets the eye… and he might just be the honorable one out of the two Travis brothers after ...more
Tracy Emro
I really, really wanted to love this book, but I just didn't - I liked it, but it was just not as good as the previous books and felt a bit contrived.

Juliette Lacey aka Julie is the last of the "Wilting Wallflowers" still living with her uncle. Her sisters have made spectacular matches and gone to live with their husbands. Julie is happy for her sisters but she is also a little jealous, she wants to find the love of her life like they did and thought that maybe she had, but apparently it was not
Cocktails and Books
❤️ a good historical romance. This was everything I love with great characters and a romance I could get behind.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I love to read books by Anna Bennett. She is talented and creates characters who are fun and funny and charming and terrific. This is not my favorite book by Ms Bennett.

Sam has been a trial for his elder brother. His brother is a marquess, a responsible man and admired all over London. Sam is a rogue with a reputation for being a waste of space.

So, Sam is sent to recover a home which belongs to his brother. He must evict the people who live there as quickly as possible.

The house has been occup
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