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One for the Rogue

(Studies in Scandal #4)

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LOVE IS THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF ALL

Geologist Gemma Hastings has no interest in pursuing romance—and no patience for Lord Cameron Lisle, an esteemed fossil hunter who has a way of always honing in on her territory. . .annoyingly handsome though he may be. But when a shocking attack puts Gemma in very real danger, she may have to accept Lisle’s offers of protection. Even i
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Mass Market Paperback, 305 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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💙 I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers' New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of: STEM Heroine Romance. For more info on this challenge, click here. 💙



I tend to prefer vintage bodice rippers to their present-day historical romance counterparts, but the prospect of reading about a female geologist was too good to miss. #Fomo



ONE FOR THE ROGUE is about a woman named Gemma Hart. She, and several other ladies, are under t
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Stacey is Sassy
Poor Serena, she never had a chance…

What’s a chaperone to do? Three out of her four charges ended up in scandals before hasty marriages. Number 4 is up to the plate, does Serena throw her hands in the air or fight the good fight to keep her sweet and innocent? Well, she tried, lordy how she tried. Unfortunately, she wasn’t given the charge of four easily guided young ladies, she’s tasked with four smart, attractive, head-strong and stubborn ladies. She was doomed from the start.

I really enjoyed
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Holly
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, netgalley
The fourth and final book in the Studies in Scandal series. This one I was looking forward to the most because I really liked Gemma in the previous books. She's spunky, intelligent, and not afraid of being herself in a time where women weren't allowed much. I also knew I would like Cam and her together because of their previous interaction in the 3rd book. Although, Cam wasn't as argumentative as I thought he was going to be with Gemma. I was expecting more heated arguments between the two of th ...more
Melanie
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
One for the Rogue was a very enjoyable read with a wonderful romance and an engaging mystery for our characters to solve.

Gemma Hastings has no time for romance as she’s far too busy working in her chosen field, geology. Now if she could only find some way to get rid of Lord Cameron Lisle, a fossil hunter who always seems to show up at the worst times. When Gemma is put in danger after someone sets out to steal her findings, Cam ends up being the one to keep Gemma safe. As the two set out to find
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Addie H
I received this e-ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

(Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Marriage of Convenience / Arranged Marriage, Fake Relationship)

A book that pretty much starts with “Cameron Lisle!” she cried out in anger. “I should have known it was you.”, piques my interest!

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This book was my first “successful” NetGalley read – it didn’t wow me, but it was really good.

Good writing, excellent characters, funny dialogue, hot smexy tim
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Angie
Manda Collins is a HR author who I've been meaning to read more novels by for quite some time, so when this title was sent to me on Netgalley I just couldn't resist.

This was such a fun and lovely historical to read--complete with a murder mystery, a scholarly and enigmatic matriarch, a hate-to-love romance, and an elusive fossil. The characters were all so much fun that I want to go back and read the rest of the books in this series just to learn more about and get to know these characters (esp
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Barbara Rogers
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: iblog, netgalley
Series: Studies in Scandal #4
Publication Date: 6/26/18

I have been on pins and needles waiting for this book ever since Cam and Gemma met in the last book. WOW! What fireworks between them – it was an epic battle – he was rude, abrupt and condescending and she was highly insulted and stubborn. Oil and water – they just don’t mix. But you knew that they would and it was so much fun to see them blend together so seamlessly. No, it wasn’t easy, but they did it.

The book is a fun read with fun charact
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Jessica Grogan
Apr 25, 2018 rated it liked it
An overall enjoyable read, even if the middle dragged.

I had been looking forward to this title since Cam and Gemma’s meeting in the last title. It wasn’t necessarily a disappointment, but I was still somehow expecting more.

I expected more fireworks given how much Gemma seemed to dislike Cam when they first met but they barely argued after that first meeting and I felt a little robbed.

I also don’t feel like I know either character any more now than I did at the beginning. Cam is supposedly a r
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Kimberly
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

One for the Rogue is a bit difficult for me to review. There are some things I liked about this book. Gemma’s passion for geology and the struggles she faces to be taken seriously are what drew me into the book at the start. And I also really enjoyed the fact that Cam shared her passion and respected her intelligence. At the start of the story, it seemed like this might be an enemies-to-lovers book, but it really isn’t. Yes, Cam and Gemma are at loggerheads in the beg
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HR-ML
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
Regency England. Reached slightly beyond the
halfway mark, and DNF.

Cameron served as a fossil finder & natural science
magazine editor, & bossy/ angry Gemma a heiress
geologist. They discovered a faux naturalist, murdered.
I wanted to like Gemma: but she got on my 'last nerve'
& I decided she needed to go do her science elsewhere.

Ms Collins wrote boring characters? There's always a
first time!
Tracy Emro
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gemma Hastings is the last unmarried heiress in the Beauchamp house and she plans to stay that way! Gemma earned her spot in the house for her knowledge of geology and fossils. She is also the only heiress who has not completed the "quest" Lady Celeste gave each woman. Gemma is frustrated by this, but her letter was incomplete and she is not sure what Lady Celeste meant for her to find.

She is preparing for bed when she spots lantern light on the beach, she rushes out and finds Lord Cameron Lilse
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Jaci
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth installment of the Series "A Studies in Scandal" and it is classic Manda Collins from beginning to end. Gemma Hastings is one of the Beauchamp Heiresses. She is the one most likely to land in trouble. She is sassy, stubborn and a hoyden. As you can tell from her picture on the front of the book, she has a little bit of the devil in her. Unlike the other Heiresses, she has no intention of getting married. Gemma knows that she is as smart or smarter than most of the men who coll ...more
Lori D
The last of the young ladies of the Studies in Scandal series does not disappoint. Gemma Hastings was an intelligent bluestocking and devoted to her study in geology and fossils. Of course, this was not a popular role for women at the time but she persevered. Lord Cameron Lisle is her counterpart who follows his passion for hunting fossils and is happy with his life. Having met one time before, they had been at loggerheads over an article he refused to print of Gemma's. Now, meeting again, Gemma ...more
Heather andrews
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes Cam just needs to talk things out with his brother, “of course, I’m attracted to her,” Cam said. Really, his brother was such a simpleton at times. “She’s lovely. Maddening as **ll, but lovely.” Cam is learning that sometimes it's best to just please his woman, "realizing that she would very likely argue until he succumbed, he allowed her to drape the coat over his upper body, too." I really liked this book, I fell in love with Cam.
Pamela
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the last book in the series and the only one that I have read. That being said, I didn't feel that I really missed anything by not reading the others. I liked Gemma and Cam, especially Gemma who was a strong leading lady. This one had a bit of a murder mystery for the leads to "dig" into which added a little extra to the story. All in all, a lovely story with good characters.

**Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review.**
J. W. Garrett
Murder, mystery, and a stolen fossil, O My!!

When I did my Amazon search of the stories in the Studies in Scandal books, they did not appear to be numbered or even linked together. I have listed them according to their publication dates. Although they are stand-alone books, they continue a central theme of the ladies having a quest/problem to solve that will involve their inheritance. This is book 4 in the series and characters from the previous books are on hand and are involved with the current
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Book Gannet
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I hesitated over reading this book, because my experience with this author is patchy and I hadn’t read any of the rest of this series, but I was lured in by the fossils. Which was pretty much a waste of time, because the only true fossil action we get revolves around a giant skull that may or may not have been discovered before, and which is the source of all the action, suspense and danger.

Sadly, I had problems with the characters too. Gemma and Cameron have been antagonists for a while, thanks
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Vânia Nunes
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vânia by: NetGalley
And here we come to the story of Beauchamp House's fourth heiress, Miss Gemma Hastings.
Remembering that Lady Celeste Beauchamp had left in will that her estate, Beauchamp House, would go to four young ladies unknown to the family.
As a single intellectual woman, Celeste lamented not having as much freedom to dispose of her goods - and life - to explore the world as gentlemen do. So she made that decision that surprised many people.

But that was why his nephew, Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, me
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Jennifer
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, regency, review
I received One for the Rogue by Manda Collins from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. This is the forth in her Studies in Scandal series but can be read as a standalone. However the entire series is quite enjoyable and this story is more closely related to book 3 since Gemma is Sophia sister and met Cameron during book 3.
Gemma Hastings is the final heiress in the group that received a home to stay in in order to future their studies. In her quest, she finds a wonderful in fossil that is st
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Janet
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Geologist Gemma Hastings has no interest in pursuing romance and no patience for Lord Cameron Lisle, an esteemed fossil hunter who has a way of always honing in on her territory. But when a shocking attack puts Gemma in very real danger, she may have to accept Lisle’s offers of protection. Cam was once amused by Gemma’s dedication to her work. But when he sees her coiffured & in a stunning dress he realises there's so much more to her.
This is the fourth book in the series & whilst it co
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Dixie
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy intellectual spinsters and the men who fall for them! Manda Collins does a fantastic job with this type of characters and Gemma and Cameron stand as terrific examples of her handiwork. For Gemma, it's not just a reticence to put her life under the control of a man; she truly feels that she will be letting down her Aunt Dahlia and her benefactress Celeste Beauchamp if she falls in love, marries, and gives up geology (as she assumes a husband would require). Cameron thinks he wants a mild ...more
Natasha
Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm not familiar with this series or author, but I enjoy historical romance novels, so I was happy to read this ARC offered on NetGalley.

Having not read the previous three books in this series, I can't say knowing the minor characters' backstories would have improved my enjoyment of the story. My primary complaint with this book is the extremely dull hero and heroine. I needed much more fire and wit from the super intelligent Miss Gemma Hastings. Her preference for a life of spinsterhood made s
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gemma Hastings is one of the Beauchamp Heiresses who has no plans to get married. She has no time for socializing her work with collecting and studying fossils and bones is her life, one in which Lord Cameron Lisle, an esteemed fossil hunter is always honing in on her territory. Since their related by marriage they’ve agreed to get along, but the sparks still fly. These two are like oil and water, they don’t mix. Boy as the attraction between them builds the fireworks go off, you can just feel t ...more
Rosemary K
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One For The Rogue is a delightful story with a dashing hero and a feisty heroine who is more than his match. Miss Gemma Hastings is one of the four heiresses of Lady Celeste. She's a scholar who has a love of fossils. I liked this character. Her intelligence, her determination and her fearlessness make her standout. She's no timid miss. Her initial meeting with Lord Cameron Lisle originally had them as adversaries, but the more they are together that changes. I sighed watching them fall in love. ...more
Amary Chapman
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fourth in the Studies In Scandal series, One For The Rogue is as engrossing as the previous books.
Geologist Gemma Hastings strives to complete her task, even though her instructions were abbreviated by the death of Lady Celeste.
Lord Lisle also a geologist doesn't think much of women in the field.
After a unsatisfying introduction to Lord Cameron Lisle, and a few disagreements, the two began to work together to solve the puzzle left for Gemma.
Toss in a stolen fossil, a murder mystery, sexual a
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Cynthia
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book.

I enjoyed this latest book in the Studies in Scandal series.

Gemma is not afraid to investigate when someone steals one of her discoveries even if it means she is putting herself in further danger. While Gemma and Cameron hadn’t gotten off to a good start, Cameron sees that she is knowledgeable and he finds himself having to rethink some of his preconceived notions. He offers to help Gemma. The investigation brings these two together allowing the
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Arec Rain
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another delightful historical read from Ms Collins. Even without reading the previous entries in the series, it is easy to become absorbed in the story. The heroine, Gemma, is a strong woman with depth noted for her passion and devotion to those around her. Despite her intelligence, though, she makes some rather thoughtless decisions. Luckily she has the good-natured and gentle Cameron to watch her back. Not only is he considerate, his chemistry with Gemma is evident from their first encounter. ...more
Pj Ausdenmore
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
A satisfying conclusion to a solid historical romance series. If you enjoy intelligent heroines, heroes who will capture your heart, sparkling dialogue, witty banter, and a great balance of sensual romance and a well-crafted mystery that kept me guessing right up until the reveal, I enthusiastically recommend giving this book a go.
Susan
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have really enjoyed this series. There was one point in this book when I was so mad for what Gemma was going through but we both survived :-) I am hoping there will be another book with Serena's story in the future. Thanks for the entertainment!
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is a nice light read that I enjoyed .
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Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small ...more

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