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The Rogue of Fifth Avenue

(Uptown Girls #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,489 ratings  ·  455 reviews
Silver-tongued lawyer.
Keeper of secrets.
Breaker of hearts.

He can solve any problem…

In serving the wealthy power brokers of New York society, Frank Tripp has finally gained the respectability and security his own upbringing lacked. There’s no issue he cannot fix…except for one: the beautiful and reckless daughter of an important client who doesn’t seem to understand the wor
ebook, 400 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Avon
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AUTHOR: Joanna Shupe
SERIES: Uptown Girls
RELEASE DATE: May 28th 2019
GENRE: Historical Romance
RATING:4 Stars


I've been wanting to read a Joanna Shupe story for a while. While the majority of historical romance, set in the Victorian, Regency and Georgian era takes place in Britain, I was intrigued by the US setting of THE ROGUE OF FIFTH AVENUE.

I found both Frank and Mamie very likable. I admired vivacious, M
Lover of Romance
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Rogue of Fifth Avenue is the first book in Joanna Shupe's new series "Uptown Girls" I have had a blast with what I read from this author before and I am so pleased that we are seeing more books taking place in the "Gilded Age Era" Romance readers really value seeing some unique settings that a
The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe was my first book from this author and it will definitely not be the last. I can already say that I’m a fan of her writing. Sometimes reading a historical can be challenging for me because of the dialogue they use in that time era but Shupe just made it effortless for me. I connected with the characters and was invested immediately.

The story was so entertaining thanks to the rebel of a heroine. I adored Mamie because of her independence and confidence. S
K.J. Charles
Jan 04, 2020 added it
Shelves: american, m-f
A Gilded Age New York romance starring the highly enjoyable lawyer from a previous book, which was a very great pleasure. I sort of hoped he'd be a bit more ruthless/roguish in fact, but this is very much a redemption story as Frank comes to terms with his background and digs out the human decency from under years of self-protection. I really like the setting of these, with high society and low life, early feminism and plenty of shenanigans. Going straight on to #2! ...more
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was ok
Frank Tripp is a lawyer! Mamie Greene is the daughter of one of his clients! He ends up following Mamie around town until they bang. During the following and the banging they fight about Mamie's forthcoming betrothal to some dude named CHAUNCEY and about helping a woman accused of murdering her abusive husband and oh, also the banging.

1. Mamie was kind of a tool? I do appreciate that she was a woman of privilege who had begun to realize that privilege and was attempting to better the world in w
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had loved Joanna’s Four Hundred series, so I didn’t even need to read the synopsis of this one. I was excited to see it was Frank’s story.

Love love loved Mamie. She’s smart and strong and knows what she wants out of life. She’s genuinely good and fights for people. Frank has been intriguing since I first saw him. Turns out there’s a lot more to him than I expected. I was delighted at the banter and chemistry between Mamie and Frank and loved all of the scenes of them together.

Plot wise, it w
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oops -forgot to post this one when the review ran.

I was really pleased when I learned that Frank Tripp, high-flying lawyer to the rich and famous of Gilded Age New York, would be getting his own story in The Rogue of Fifth Avenue the first book in Joanna Shupe’s new Uptown Girls series. Handsome, charming and urbane, Frank made for an attractive, somewhat enigmatic supporting character in the recent Four Hundred series, and I was more than eager to read his story. Frank is a great charac
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First Date: Marion (Mamie) Greene made a deal with her father to marry Chauncey, her childhood friend, securing a relationship between the two families and allowing her younger sisters to choose their own husbands. At the time our story begins, no official contracts have been drawn and the promise is merely a gentleman’s agreement between the parents. Mamie has been given time to enjoy society, but she secretly spends her time in gaming halls plac
Tracy Emro
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of the Four Hundred Club, I was excited to learn that this book was going to be about a familiar secondary character from that series, the dashing and brilliant lawyer, Frank Tripp. In the previous series, Frank has been portrayed as a rakish bachelor with a knack for getting the impossible done for his clients. I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but I am happy to say I was completed blown away - it was way better than I imagined and that is saying a lot as I had very high hop ...more
Robin Loves Reading
Frank Tripp gets his story! If readers have read Joanna Shupe's The Four Hundred series, you will certainly remember Frank. No worries, though, because The Rogue of Fifth Avenue is the beginning of a new series and most definitely is a standalone title for a new series.

Frank Tripp is a highly respected lawyer and a partner is a big-scale law firm. When Frank runs into Mamie Greene he is quick to try to pull her out of dangerous situations. Mamie does two things: she steals from the rich to g
Korrie’s Korner
I’m head over heels for this book!

I need so much more of Mamie and Frank! This book was a very pleasant surprise and my first novel by this author. The way she crafted these characters, and the chemistry between the two main ones literally made me hot under the collar. The tension could be felt of the page, and the sex scenes...I’m still lightheaded. Very well written and an excellent story. Can’t wait for more!
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Eh, not really my sort of romance. More drama than banter. The ship didn't do much for me, and the plot resolution requires a character to do a sudden personality about-face. ...more
Historicals not published in the Regency era are my jam - which makes having to admit that Shupe's writing might not be "my thing" particularly hard. This is the second book I've tried, and ultimately ended up DNF'ing. I gave up on this one at 50% partly out of indifference (I didn't care what the heck happened next) and partly because I wanted to smack the heroine into next Tuesday. The whole Poor Little Rich Girl Robin Hood shtick was...ugh. Were her intentions of helping the poor in Five Poin ...more
Marion (Mamie) Green, has resigned herself to marrying Chauncey - the son of her father’s wealthy and close friend/business associate, a man her father feels is the right kind for their family and her, never mind that despite knowing each other since infancy, Mamie and her fiancée scarcely interact and the man has no intention of upholding any vows of fidelity.

Frank Tripp is Mamie’s father’s attorney, one of the most prominent layers in New York, he knows he should keep well clear of Mamie, and
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For New York's society, Marion "Mamie" Green is a young lady like all the others. For her father's lawyer, she's a beauty who light up a room. But after rescuing her from an other reckless adventure, this time at a luxurious casino, Frank Tripp is about to discover that Mamie is far from being like all the others young lady. But she's not the only one hiding something. Frank worked too hard to let his shameful past behind and his upbringing in a poor district to become the best attorney of New Y ...more
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is not easy to put on words all the feelings and emotions this book awakened in me.
It is my first read by Mrs Joanna Shupe and I definitely want to thank the publisher HarperCollins/Avon for providing me via Edelweiss an advance review copy.
It was so unexpected, I had to postpone all the books I intended to read this end of week, and I was very happy to oblige.
I just adored this book, it was like sitting in a movie theater and watch a great movie unraveling in front of me. I felt like I was t
Jen Davis
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was a big fan of Joanna Shupe’s Four Hundred series! This is the first in the Uptown Girls spinoff—also set in New York’s Gilded Age—featuring a secondary character from those earlier books, attorney Frank Tripp. (You don’t have to read the other series to enjoy this story, but I recommend it, just because they were so good.)

There is more to Frank than the slick lawyer he shows the world. We learn here that Frank Tripp grew up as Frank Murphy, on the wrong side of the tracks, to an alcoholic
Lily Herman
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Folks, I am Very Upset™. VERY. UPSET. Why, you ask? Because this was my first Joanna Shupe novel and I can't believe my dumb ass waited this long to read her books. HOLY SHIT.

The Rogue of Fifth Avenue was a true delight. I loved Mamie and the entire Greene fam from the get-go, and we know how I feel about a broody and mysterious love interest with a jawline that could cut glass. I was also obsessed with the "redistribute the wealth" vibes of this novel. We love to see it!

Within minutes of finish
Crystal Cook
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020b
I really enjoyed this one. I loved watching Frank risk it all for Mamie and watching Mamie not give an inch for her freedom and the life she wanted. The only reason I'm giving this 4 instead of 5 stars is because I didn't believe their love was love instead of lust. There was so much focus on the physical and not as much on the emotional connection. That has to be a perfect balance for me and it felt a little one sided here. ...more
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
>>>>>My Synopsis (Review follows): <<<<<
Frank Tripp is a self-made man who portrays himself as a New York blue blood, born and bred. Rising up out of one of New York's poorest neighborhoods he's a force to be reckoned within a courtroom. Said to be persuasive enough to sell a drowning man water, he's got the brains to know how to get what he wants and the drive to do whatever it takes to accomplish it. For the past three months his attention has been captured by one of his wealthiest and most in
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
random ramblings:

* just because you do charity every once and while for a year doesn't mean you know what is like to be help and then go back to your world of luxury, the heroine was annoying
* i feel like i should have admiration and compassion for the hero - but I don't!! he went from his father abuse and poverty made a name and money for himself and never looked back- for 15 years- for his mother and siblings- what's the point - and they all live in the same city
* heroine's father
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was an absolute delight. One of my favorite things about historical romance novels is the way that they use the vehicle of a historical time period to tell a broader story about our own current society, and this book did a phenomenal job at exploring topics like wealth inequality, domestic violence, and female empowerment. AND there’s a romance?! Hell, yes, sign me up for more of these ASAP!

My favorite part of this novel is that it features an unlikely couple: a young woman who embarks
I finally read my first Joanna Shupe book and I'm never going to be the same. There were a million little things to love about this one, but none perhaps more than the characters themselves. Mamie and Frank gave me all the swoons. Mamie made my feminist heart sing. What a strong and independent heroine! The historical NYC setting was fantastic, too. ...more
I liked this book...I guess. But I had to literally shut off my entire brain for it to be enjoyable. The most I can say is that Joanna Shupe made the wise decision to prevail upon the literal mountain of lawyers who live in Romancelandia in order to research her murder trial and make it procedurally accurate. Love that. Otherwise, this is a romance about two characters who have obvious hang-ups that are resolved in completely predictable (and emotionally vacant) ways. There was an utter lack of ...more
Nelle Nazario
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was SO excited for Frank Tripp's story! I just knew there was more to the fascinating, charismatic lawyer! Ms. Shupe did not fail us!

Mamie is such a great character! She's fierce, knows what she wants and does what she has to to take it. She matches Frank perfectly!

Their journey and relationship made Frank grow into a better person. I had serious doubts about her father throughout the book but he came through when needed.

This did not feel like the start of a new series since we knew Frank an
I really enjoyed this! I liked both the hero and the heroine a lot. Not entirely sure about the heroine's father . . .

And, like I told Sam, I started shipping the next book's couple within the first twenty pages. That may be a record.

Anyway, time to read more Joanna Shupe, for real.

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Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

The Rogue Of Fifth Avenue was great. I simply adored everything about it from the banter between the main characters, Mamie and Frank, to the setting, conflicts and secondary characters. It was all just perfect and worked for me. I so can't wait to read the next book in the series. I very highly recommend it.
Maria Rose
I enjoyed the characters and story in this New York City set historical romance! Mamie and Frank have their clashes but all for good reasons, and the spark of attraction makes them both take risks to spend time together. The murder case that Frank takes on as s favour to Mamie is interesting and grimly realistic. It all makes for an engrossing read and delight in the happy ending.
This is my first book I've read by Joanna Shupe -- but it will not be my last.

It had an interesting setting of turn of the century NYC -- the Gilded Age -- and a fun couple. They also had great chemistry. The courtroom scene was especially good. I really loved it and wouldn't mind a whole series starring these two!
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
I received an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

The Rogue of Fifth Avenue is my first Joanna Shupe and I enjoyed it for the most part. I really like Shupe's writing style. She's definitely one of the better writers of historical romance. I am excited to pick up more of her books in the future. 

What I liked the most about this book is the hero, Frank Tripp, who's an attorney that only represents wealthy clients. Frank is such a captivating and interesting character. I w
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USA Today bestselling author JOANNA SHUPE has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. Since 2015, her books have appeared on numerous yearly “best of” lists, including Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Kobo, and Book

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