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To Catch A Rogue

(London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #4)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  750 ratings  ·  96 reviews
An impossible heist. A thief and a rogue. But will she steal his heart, instead?

The Company of Rogues finally knows the identity of the mastermind behind a plot against the queen—but their enemy is still one step ahead of them. When he kidnaps one of theirs, the Rogues plan a daring rescue mission that will lead them into the heart of the bloodthirsty Crimson Court.

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Published October 30th 2018 by Lochaber Press
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⭐️5 stars⭐️

"You should never reveal your hand, little bird. Only those with nothing to lose are safe in this world."

"Strange. I thought those with everything to lose were far more dangerous. A man with nothing to lose has nothing to fight for."

Yaaay a winner! I was a tiny bit disappointed by this spin off series. I liked the previous stories but they were all missing that little something that would make me love them.

BUT! I just knew Charlie will win me over!
My sugarplum was adorab
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal

Relocating the story to Russia was pure genius!

Yes, this story had a NA feel, but, even if I don't like the genre, it was good. Not as good as the other stories and I'm sorry to give it only 4 stars! :-)

Why the NA feel? Because of the couple here: Lark and Charlie. They're both very young and it does show.

Why I did like it inspite of NA feel? Because they're both likable characters and their action didn't get TSTL as in many NA stories. They just acted like a mature human beings.

Also their love
**I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

I’ve been dying for this book for forever now. I’m so glad to finally get Charlie&Lark’s story.

Here are some of my thoughts:
• The plot definitely develops a lot in this book. It is set in the infamous Crimson Court at Russia – the one we have heard about in previous books. It is interesting to see the Company of Rogues in this new, hostile environment. There are many plot twists – and some have left me reel
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr, read-2018, hr, 2-stars
I think one of the reasons why I keep reading this series is because it doesn't emotionally engage me, therefore making the books easy reads. Just something to read. Does that make sense? I'm devoted to reading, but there are phases in life where I simply don't want to be engaged.

And there once upon a time, it started so promisingly with Kiss of Steel. But somewhere along Forged by Desire, Bec McMaster lost me. Not enough for me to be completely annoyed, but just keeping the books as a fallback
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A- or 4.5 stars rounded up.

To Catch a Rogue, the fourth book in Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk: The Blue-Blood Conspiracy series, picks up more or less where the previous book (You Only Love Twice) left off.  Like its predecessors, it’s a fabulous mixture of action, adventure, suspense and romance that pulled me in from the very first page and kept me utterly enthralled until the very end; I’ve been following the series from the beginning and can honestly say that it’s got better and better
Bec McMaster can't write a bad book, and I was so looking forward to being utterly head over heels for Charlie's story. However, it had a very New Adult feel to it. I wanted Charlie to be a strong, confident man, but there was way too much time spent re-hashing youthful feelings as regards Lark. The story, though, was good, especially with the relocation to Russia. ...more
Marta Cox
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
I really should have trusted this author more because honestly I wasn't exactly keen to read about this couple as to my mind they were young adolescents who wouldn't wow me but boy was I wrong.
This book might be about trying to rescue a fellow Rogue incarcerated in Russia but it's all about the history this couple share and even more exciting the secrets that Lark hides. No Lark isn't a Rogue but her talents are invaluable plus she's someone Charlie knows could really help and more to the point
Anna lost in stories *A*
I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book :) this story... this author... these characters... this book... I am sitting here barely able to form words after finishing this absolute gem only a few minutes before... how does Bec do it??? seriously... how?!?!?!? I am blown away by the complexity of the story, by all the twists and turns... by the perfect balance she maintained with moving all the action forward and the beautiful romance... just... GAH!!! :) ok, first things first, this is t ...more
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charlie Todd and Lark Rathinger were friends who developed stronger and different feelings for each other but never told a word about it. A couple years ago, on the night of the revolution, Charlie was forced to do something that changed the life of his friend Lark and she lost something so precious and almost died, but the young man misunderstood why she's pissed at him.

It's been seven months, two weeks and three days since Lark last saw Charlie. But now he's back in her life to ask for her hel
Oh my I am in love and want to have babies with this book! Bec McMaster has blown it out of the park. Charlie and Lark are amazing together and even amazing as individuals. They have a love that is long-lasting and they would die for each other. And finally where h/H are both virgins because unbeknownst to them both love each other and no-one else will do. Our heroine is a kick-ass thief and these two share a rich history. The overall plot here moves forward beautifully. Obsidian finds out his a ...more
Jenny Q
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
So . . . that happened! I've been waiting for Charlie and Lark's story for years--YEARS! And it did not disappoint.

It's hard to review books in a series without spoiling the experience for new readers, and this is a series that you need to start from the beginning. It's one of my favorite things about Bec McMasters' series. Each book focuses on a particular couple, but there is a larger story arc running throughout all of the books, and many of the characters from previous books play integral ro
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Charlie and Lark were best friends before life and feelings got in the way. Almost three years later, they reconnect when Charlie seeks out Lark to ask for her assistance rescuing the Duke of Malloryn from somewhere in Russia. Due to her past, Lark isn’t thrilled, but neither will she willing let Charlie blindly brave a den of danger without watching his back.

I loved Charlie and Lark! They both had some hard knocks from life, but each maintained an air of innocence with each other that gave the
Aly is so frigging bored
There are spoilers for the other books in the series!

I wanted a story for Charlie and Lark since they've been introduced in the 1st London Steampunk book. I didn't necessarily see them together then, but I couldn't see them with anyone than each other now! Ms McMaster did an amazing job to remind us of their shared back ground, but without bogging down the story, and also of advancing the overall plot!

The story starts a few days after the Duke of Malloryn has been kidnapped and it shows the Rogu
Isn't it fascinating how differently you can feel about a book when you read it vs. listen to it?

I gave To Catch a Rogue an A- at All About Romance in 2018. Listening to it over the past week, I can't quite figure out how I arrived at that high grade (well, Charlie is a dreamboat). I wasn't crazy about the story or the principal pairing (virgins giving each other INCREDIBLE LIFE CHANGING orgasms is a BIG TIME GIVE ME A F--KING BREAK for starters), and the female villains are caricature evil bit
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)

I have been waiting YEARS for Lark and Charlie’s book. GODDAMN. YEARS.

So, as much as I was excited, I was also really, really, really nervous. What if it didn’t live up to my expectations? I think I would have died. Not even being dramatic. BUT holy jesus this book was even better than I could have hoped or dreamed!

I went into this book thinking there was going to be an aspect of it that was going to be really hard for me, something I struggle with in most books that have the set up
To Catch a Rogue
3.5 Stars

This installment continues from where the previous one ended as the Company of Rogues travel to the Blood Court of St. Petersburg to rescue their enigmatic leader, the Duke of Malloryn. To aid in their mission, Charlie Todd enlists the aid of his fellow thief from the rookeries, Lark Rathinger, who is also the only girl he has ever loved. But Lark's is keeping a dangerous secret that might just put the entire company at risk.

While the kidnapping and rescue elements of t
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my most anticipated stories totally satisfied all of my high expectations! Loved loved loved it! Wishing I could reward Bec McMaster's this spinoff of her superior London Steampunk series more than five stars! I left the gritty London and followed the Company of Rogues to the Crimson Court in Russia! All that I loved most about the book/the series: fast-pace actions, non-stop kill-or-be-killed moments, out-smarting the vile sadistic enemies/villians, unexpected-secrets revealed, or heart ...more
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t really want to read this story since the couple featured was shrug-inducing. Children, though I think this genre is labeled ‘NA’. It’s pretty much prom night or ‘Twilight: After Graduation Years’. I don’t care about Charlie, the kid with the flu from Book 1, nor Lark the boybandwannabe from I don’t remember which book she was introduced in she’s so unimportant.


Charlie is 6ft 3 in tall...and a virgin who knows how to go down on a woman.
Lark is a Russian Princess who escaped an assa
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book to read! And now I'm a steampunk fan lol ...more
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great read all round. Fantastic addition to the series.
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)

All these characters have their secrets but when it can endanger your ‘elite’ team...I get very aggravated. Sweet childhood friends to lovers romance with court intrigue.
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
NOTE: This review contains spoilers from the previous books in the series.

Picking up shortly after the shocking conclusion of You Only Love Twice, we discover that Duke Malloryn, head of the Company of Rogues (CoR), is alive, in Russia, being tortured by Balfour and his dhampirs. As de facto leader, Gemma mounts an extremely dangerous rescue mission to save her friend, bringing along a few new, but familiar-to-readers, faces with the CoR. Once in Russia, the gang plays a perilous game of chess w
4.5 Stars... Charlie and Lark are finally reunited after years apart when one tragedy left deep scars never to heal... They are not little kids playing in the rookeries anymore; all grown up with their own secrets and agendas and a passion for one another that seems to only have intensified through the years... As their story takes a foothold, we are thrust into the epicenter of danger when the Rogues are called to save one of their own leading to the unmasking of a decades old secret that can c ...more
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2018
I am so enjoying this series. The larger story arc is riveting.
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
10 stars
Ren Puspita
5 stars

I just want to said to my dear friend Ami, whom like me, a fans of London Steampunk series that "Hey, Ami, I know why you enjoy this book and your favorite couple is Charlie and Lark because...I LOVED IT TOO!!!". Gah, I almost afraid that I will not found my favorite from the second arc, but To Catch a Rogue hit all the right notes. No wonder this book get its nomination on Paranormal Romance category in RITA ~that until now is controversial. I get it~. You love a friend to lover trope?
Katherine Paschal
I have intended to read a Bec McAlister book for years (I mean supernatural + romance + all things steampunk!! How was I suppose to resist?), I seriously own like 5, but I have never gotten around to actually reading one since other things always get in the way. When I was given the opportunity to read To Catch a Rogue it sounded interesting and this was my perfect opportunity to jump feet first into the London Steampunk series for realsies.

The nice thing about this series is that ea
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing steampunk that draws you in!

This is the latest in The Blue Blood Conspiracy series from Ms. McMaster and it may just be my favorite to date! In this story the Company of Rogues are on a mission more important than any other. They are out to rescue one of their own. Malloryn has been captured and taken to Russia to face his old enemy Balfour who wants nothing more than to see Malloryn suffer and die a painful death. No one in their right minds would ever go to the dangerous Blood Court of
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars ARC Review

Ah, *sigh*. This is my response after reading the first few pages of this book. It is such a pleasure to be back on the London Steampunk world. I really enjoy all of Bec McMaster's works, but there is something special about this particular setting. There is a sense of delight in the story. I adore both the heroine, Lark, and the hero, Charlie. They have a childhood friendship that gets kindled into something more. I did not realize it as the time I was reading, but the story
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers-romance
I feel like I just ate a giant piece of rich chocolate layer cake with ganache and everything. Complete with the slight stupor. This is my favorite book in the Blue Blood Conspiracy so far.
If you're new to the series, don't start here: start with Mission: Improper. Or, if you want to binge, start with Kiss of Steel. Most of the relationships (romantic, familial, friendly) have been building over time and they're more rich if you wait for the payoff.
As for the layers, there are many tricksy plots
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Kidnapped by a dread pirate when she was a child, USA Today Bestselling Author Bec McMaster was raised on myth and legend, and offered her younger siblings to the goblin king many a time. Unfortunately, he did not accept.

Now she writes epic fantasy romance with a dark and sexy twist, which is almost as much fun. She has a secret weakness for villainous heroes, wicked fae princes and dangerous vamp

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