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To Catch A Rogue

(London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  337 ratings  ·  60 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 adorable and is
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
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: hr, pnr, 2-stars, read-2018
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 w
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.
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
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
Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
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
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
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aar-to-review
I gave To Catch a Rogue an A- at All About Romance.

Bec McMaster has done it again. Fast paced, suspenseful and romantic, To Catch a Rogue is a terrific addition to her marvelous London Steampunk universe. Like its predecessors, the novel spotlights one couple whilst integrating their love story into the larger overarching plot linking The Blue Blood Conspiracy series together. The novel picks up shortly after the cliffhanger ending of You Only Love Twice. We finally discover Obsidian’s origins a
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
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
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book to read! And now I'm a steampunk fan lol
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
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
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
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 each book i
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
Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
True rating 4.5 stars!

I have been dying to get my hands on To Catch a Rogue since I finished reading You Only Love Twice! One of the Rogues had been captured by a very dangerous character and it had seemed that all was lost because the character had been taken to the Crimson Court. A court where there was no mercy and the Blue Bloods did as they pleased. There is no place more dangerous and it would be a foolish mistake to try and retrieve their comrade but that did not stop The Company of Rogue
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
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This romance is the ultimate slow starter, I think it started about 9 books ago and has been slowly smouldering away in the back ground ever since. Fair to say that this episode was hotly anticipated.
Lark has always been one of my favourite characters. Confident and quick witted she is a talented thief and trickster, always is trouble, usually dressed as a boy, and not really bothered about what anyone else thinks. Charlie is her weakness though. She has been in love with him since first th
Sarah Hamilton
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Long Awaited Story

If you've been a fan of Bed McMaster's work since the beginning, then you'll remember little Charlie in Kiss of Steel (& if you haven't read that...start there. You won't be disappointed). He's that beloved character that has grown up through two series and he finally got his chance with Lark. Bec didn't disappoint. Its a steampunk Anastasia that gives you all the emotions, steamy sexytimes, torture (poor Malloryn), cut-throat complexities of aristocrats, and some espiona
Agata Jędrzejewska
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is so many things going on in this book that your mind might simply blow. Blue bloods, rogues, vampires and others, I think nothing is missing. Ah no, sorry, forgot one very important one, our wonderful thief with very big secret. Let’s mix in it a full choice of dangerous situations, dangerous “personnes”, impending attraction, fear and future of all. Ah and some that should be dead but are not, even pretty much of this last one. I didn’t have occasion to read previous parts of this serie ...more
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's always a little bit surreal to see characters you met when they were children grow up to be the lead characters in a romance. If you've been with the London Steampunk series from the beginning, that's probably how you feel about Charlie and Lark. But you've also probably been rooting for them to get together since the finale of the original series, if not earlier. (Don't worry if you started the series with The Blueblood Conspiracy, you'll still be able to follow their story. You will encou ...more
4.75 stars rounded up

Charlie and the rest of Company of Rogues are planning an impossible and dangerous task to save their leader, The Duke of Malloryn, who has been kidnapped by the Crimson Court. For this, Charlie needs help and there's only one thief he knows that the best in the business. Lark Rathinger doesn't plan to let Charlie back into her life. But knowing that Charlie is heading to Russia, Lark cannot let the love of her life walks into danger without her by his side. Even if that mea
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Bec McMaster is the award-winning author of the London Steampunk series. A member of RWA, she writes sexy, dark paranormals, and adventurous steampunk romances, and grew up with her nose in a book. Following a life-long love affair with fantasy, she discovered romance novels as a 16 year-old, and hasn't looked back.

In 2012, Sourcebooks released her debut novel, Kiss of Steel, the first in the Lon

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London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy (5 books)
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