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Rejecting the Rogue

(The Restitution League #1)

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Thieves make the best rogues. And the worst heartbreakers.

Philomena Sweet, Victorian London’s finest safecracker, knows it better than most. The worst rogue of them all, dashing jewel thief Spencer Crane, smashed hers long ago.

And now he’s back, fleeing danger from their past. Danger he won’t survive without her help.

She’d love to refuse, but she can’t leave him for de
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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Jack's House Publishing, LLC (first published December 15th 2017)
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Tash
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed @ Thoughts By Tash
Review copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for a honest review
It’s hard to describe this well put together historical romance. It has a bit of everything and whilst the basis of this book is a second chance romance. There is much more to this story then another romance and in the process of this story, the romance becomes part of the natural course . As it hard to deny that feelings and chemistry has gone away.



Specially when it’s the person who you loved i
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Raj
Dec 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went into this story inflated with the anxiety and anticipation of unearthing what unforgivable sin the hero had perpetrated against the heroine all those years gone by.I had my suspicions though it took some reading to confirm it.I unfortunately became somewhat deflated upon the manner in which this heinous crime was unfolded.

I would have liked the hero's explanation to have been more believable than just fear and the heroine not to have been so accepting of blame though forgiveness was right
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vaneeta naik
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I really enjoyed it. Philomena (Meena) and Spencer Crane have a previous history several years ago, highly entertaining story with a second chance at love.
The story is full of action, adventure, suspense,humour,intrigue not a moment u feel bored...it is so entertaining dat it grabs u till d end... it is fast paced & very well scripted... the plot is so captivating dat u r on d go since d 1st page ...The side characters r also so well placed
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Lori D
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A female safe cracker and a rouge of a jewel thief! What could be more entertaining? Not much I'd say!. The Restitution League is brilliant combination of well trained thieves, all trained for different jobs but with a different twist. Formed by Philomeena Sweet's father, Meena, her two cousins and Spencer were trained to steal for him using a lot of ingenuous weapons and techniques. Now they are more about righting wrongs and doing good. Full of adventure, suspense, really bad people and unique ...more
Cheryl
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I really enjoyed it. Philomena (Meena) and Spencer Crane have a previous history from several years ago. They are brought back together through outside factors. Both of them are accomplished thieves and need to work together to defeat a common enemy. Can they manage to put their past behind them? The secondary characters of Meena’s cousins, Edison and Briar were an intriguing addition and I hope to read more of them in the series. There is dang ...more
Kety
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic story, full of surprises and funny.
The story is well written, deep with strong and surprising characters.
It will kept captive until the last page!
I recommend this book to all that love historical romance with strong women. You will love it!
I received this book as gift and this is my voluntary and honest review.
Alex (Briennai)
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meena, aka Philomena Sweet, is the best safecracker in all of London. When a man comes to her, desperate to retrieve the journal with all of his secrets, she knows that she will be able to pull it off. Little does she know that her old flame Spencer will get in the way of her perfect heist. She wants to help him get an old enemy off his back, but she might be betraying her client in the process. Not to mention the fact that every time he looks at her or touches her, sparks fly up and down her sp ...more
HEATHER
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5.0 out of 5 starsA well written story
Bysewsummoreon January 10, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a free ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. I loved this story, it was full of drama and suspense as Spencer and Meena manage to thwart the efforts of vengeful criminal to frame them for crimes they did not commit. It had been many years since Meena had last seen Spencer and she was not happy to involved with him again but events forced them into working toge
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ShariB
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rejecting the Rogue is a well written, highly entertaining story with a second chance at love for Meena and Spencer. It has intrigue, suspense, action, adventure, some steamy scenes and best of all a happily ever after love story.
The author weaves the tale in such a way as to bring the reader along for the ride through an abundant supply of well described action, love and family scenes. The love story between Spencer and Meena is believable and well developed throughout the book. Meena’s family
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Annette Drewett
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting story, set in Victorian England. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of all the new inventions used in this family’s escapades. Riley has quite a way with words and ensures that her characters are realistic in their dealings with each other and Society itself. Meena and Spencer are star-crossed lovers who get a second chance to make things right. Circumstances, misunderstanding and fear kept them apart for many years. When they are brought together again, the sparks are still there, ...more
Becky Cox
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Philomena Sweet, what a great character. I look forward to more excitement with Meena and her cousins! She is witty, strong, intelligent, beautiful and down right naughty when the occasion arises.

Spencer Crane is so swoony. He messed up in a big way and he knows it. He is trying to make amends in his life. Another exciting adventurous and yes, oh so sexy character.

I enjoyed the historical factor to this book as I am a sucker for a good historical story. The author did a great job of setting the
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Lena
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stellar! There is no other way to describe it. The book has all the elements that are appealing to me: a good entertaining plot, well-fleshed leads and wonderful supportive characters. Without giving much away from the plot, I love that the conflict between them was *real* and it took them years, conversations and a lot of soul-searching on both sides to overcome it. Meena is wonderful and her family is just a fantastic band of highly qualified misfits! Crane was great and the little insight int ...more
Carol Bisig
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved It!

This is a great Victorian Era Story. How Philomeena, her two cousins, and the handsome Spencer, were taught by her father, how to be the best in their field! That the field happened to be pickpockets, safe cracking, different types of Oriental weapons, inventing ingenious Bond type devices, well, that's just a bonus. What a unique, entertaining story! I deducted one star, for the use of the term giggling, to describe an intelligent twenty six year olds laughter. She is smart, kind, cons
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Gwen Larson
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new historical romance author to love!

With REJECTING THE ROGUE, Riley Cole has joined my list of favorite historical romance authors. Her characters are well-crafted. Their quirkiness is delightful. And there are enough twists and turns to the mystery to keep my clicking my Kindle to advance the page!

REJECTING THE ROGUE is the first book of her Restitution League series and I cannot wait to read the next title. There were so many characters in this first book to follow that I see at least thre
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Samantha Henthorn
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read this book on my smartphone, and enjoyed it with its female safecracking protagonist and her tales of dating a bad-un! I enjoy historical fiction, and although the characters are not (I don't think) based on real people, it is written of the time. It reminded me of the TV series 'Ripper Street' in a good way.
Erika
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been trying to expand my Historical Romance horizons but it has been hard for me to do so but I really loved this book. The mystery, the angst, the romance all of it just loved it. Can't wait to read the second book in this series and hope to read more from this author.
Wendy Crawford
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New series!

The start of a brand new series is always fun! Spencer and Meena will provide for a large amount of laughs, heart aches, and love.
Quinn Fforde
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was quite unique. It was rather like a Victorian Leverage (the tv show). The writing was good and well edited. I didn't realize it was heavy on the action when I started. I had mixed feelings about that: I am not enjoying violent scenes right now, but they were exciting enough to pull me in.
Candy Briggs
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Philomena Sweet was raised by a father that wanted her to steal for him. Briar and Edison, brother and sister and the Harwoods made up the Sweet's Restition. The restition is them trying to make up for the wrong's they were forced to do. Spencer Crane, in their childhood he knew Meena and he saw her again when she was trying to recover a client's journal.
The story has a lot of twists and turns to it.The author has taken all the parts and combined them into a well written tale. It is even paced a
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