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The Virgin and the Rogue

(The Rogue Files #6)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,900 ratings  ·  358 reviews
Continuing her bestselling Rogue Files series, Sophie Jordan brews up a scintillating romance about a timid wallflower who discovers a love potion and ends up falling for a dashing rogue.

A love potion…

Charlotte Langley has always been the prudent middle sister, so her family is not surprised when she makes the safe choice and agrees to wed her childhood sweetheart. But whe
Mass Market Paperback, 351 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Avon
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Judy I read it as a standalone and had no problem following the story. You get a little bit about the older sister, but nothing you need to read her book, …moreI read it as a standalone and had no problem following the story. You get a little bit about the older sister, but nothing you need to read her book, or any other in the series, to be able to enjoy this one.(less)

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Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So before we begin, please know I am a Sophie Jordan fangirl and the whole premise of this --- LOVE POTION, really harkens back to the kind of old school romance plots that I really love. That being said, I am sure people will worry about consent issues, and I will only say that it really worked for me because (view spoiler) ...more
Nov 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: new-releases
How do I feel about the title, can't really answer that. But broke a nail clicking on the cover to enlarge.

To be polite about it, I'm a cover looky-lou and this is on my to-read list for that alone.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
It’s been a hot minute since I last read a Sophie Jordan historical romance. I’m more familiar with her contemporaries, but I have enjoyed her historicals in the past. The Virgin and the Rogue was my very first read in The Rogue Files series but it holds perfect well as a standalone, which I appreciated. I ended up enjoying it so much! It was a lovely, light-hearted, and easy read that already has me itching to go back and catch myself up on the rest of the series.

The book starts off with a love
Kayla Brunson
I must say, this is one of the steamiest historical romances I’ve read! I knew our main character was going to be under a tonic but goodness! The results were very hot! I haven’t read this series before but this book reads easily as a standalone.

While I did think this was pretty steamy, I did have some issues with our main character Charlotte. She hid her feelings and wants behind the concoction that Nora gave her. I wanted her to own up to her feelings for Kingston and her doubts about her bet
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
This book started off kind of silly because she took a love tonic and got into heat and basically jumped on our hero right from the beginning. After that, it was fluff and no substance that I cared too much about.
ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Rating 2.75

Review to come.

This was borderline Erotic. Not much character development and storyline.
The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan
The Rogue Riles #6

I know the cover has been mentioned many times but I just love it! It's so damn sexy. I feel like the hero's pose and those back muscles, just wow. I saw this originally on John Paul's facebook page and was like I NEED IT!!!! When I saw it was Sophie Jordan's book, I was a little hesitant because she's been so hit or miss for me. I have read the first 3 books from this series and I strongly disliked books 1 and 3. But I overall liked boo
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I’ve read the other books in this series and had no plans on skipping this one, but was even more intrigued when the title and cover came out.

I liked Charlotte and Kingston. They’re both really good people who are looking for something of their own. The chemistry was instant and it was fun reading their interactions. Of course I loved seeing Marian and I’m already beside myself at Nora getting a book.

Plot wise, it was just okay. The “love potion” is the catalyst for Charlotte figurin
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
I received an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

3.25 stars

And the best romance cover of 2020 goes to The Virgin and The Rogue. I'm not even kidding when I say that I downloaded the ARC solely because of the cover. I might even need to get myself a physical copy lol. The book is not perfect, but I think overall, I did like it. I've read a lot of Sophie Jordan's books, but this was my first book from The Rogue Files series and luckily, it worked well as a standalone.

Charlotte La
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Virgin and the Rogue was a fantastic read featuring a romance that uses the love potion trope wonderfully.

Charlotte Langley has always been one to make the safe choice, so no one is surprised when she agrees to marry her childhood sweetheart. But when her herbalist sister accidentally gives her an aphrodisiac instead of her usual pain relieving tonic, Charlotte finds herself desiring a man who is not her fiancé. Kingston has grown tired of his roguish lifestyle and decides that his stepbroth
I'm so confused by this book. First of all, the description: "But when she finds herself under the weather and drinks a "healing" tonic, the potion provokes the most maddening desire..." By 'under the weather' they mean she's getting her period. This is a book by a woman, for women (predominantly for women, I should say) - can we not call it her period, or menses? (Also, plot hole? Because she talks about how she's about to get her period but then she and the hero keep hooking up and she... neve ...more
Lover of Romance
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

The Virgin and the Rogue is a book that I have been meaning to get to ALL the year long and I finally got the courage to pick this one up. This newer series by this author has been a bit of a hit or miss for me and I can tell you I am beyond grateful I chose to read this one in audio format, because it did start out a bit slower than I would have liked if I had started it out in physical form. And oh boy, the crazy stuff that ha
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

The whole forbidden romance aspect of “The Virgin and the Rogue” really did it for me with this one. I was expecting something overly cheesy, overused, and played out yet I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked Charlie and Samuel’s relationship and intense connection they shared alongside the oh so hot steamy moments they had throughout the entire series.

Like typical romances, of course drama ensues when Charlotte tries to fight off her attraction with the rake when it’s r
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a surprise this book was! My least favorite trope is the virgin and the rake so I didn’t have high hopes going into this, but this book totally surprised me! It was completely different from the usual. The hero is a good guy and the heroine is a bit of a bad girl in the beginning. The hero was especially likable and sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and stayed up till 3 am to finish it. I’m looking forward to the last book in the series.
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: release-2020
This had me laughing out loud. I’m not sure how to review it so here goes. Sophie Jordan’s book #6 in The Rogue Files, has to do with a love potion storyline. Our heroine Charlotte is having monthly cramps, so her quirky sister Nora, who’s a semi-doctor/healer, uses herbs to make a healing tonic for Charlotte’s cramps that’s ends up being an aphrodisiac. While under the herbal tonic she appears to be in heat. Yes, you heard that right. She comes across Kingston in the middle of the night, who’s ...more
Firstly, how gorgeous is that cover?

Secondly, how hot are those sexytimes?🔥 Naughty Sophie. 😉

This bananas book had me smiling throughout and admiring Sophie for making this crazy-sauce plot work.

An accidental love potion was the device that brought milksop Charlotte and reformed rake Kingston together. It was also the means by which Charlotte found herself and lent her the push to make life-changing decisions. Consequently, the aphrodisiac also helped Kingston realize what he wanted in life af
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well! This is an unusual Regency romance!

A young engaged woman, Charlotte Langley, takes a concoction to treat the onset of her menses, made up by her herbalist / pharmacutical inclined sister, Nora. After feeling strangely like her skins on fire, she then 'jumps the bones' of her brother-in-law's visiting illegitimate step brother, the rakish, handsome Kingston.
My head was reeling and this was just the opening salvo! After deciding she had obviously been under the influence of an aphrodisiac mi
Jun 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
I think this is the book that made me realize: Sophie Jordan's historical romances are not for me.
I never had much luck in the past (I can't pinpoint why, but just no??), and this one solidified it. :(
(It's technically a 1.5 star - the extra 0.5 star is because the writing is fine, but the story? Well...)

There were a couple of things that were a turn-off for me, even before reading.

1. The blurb sounded so nonsensical... a healing "tonic" that made Charlotte horny for this man? Um....... el oh
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review posted on Got Fiction? book blog


That cover! Heart eyes. All the heart eyes!

Charlotte Langley is the boring daughter in her family. Or so she says. And she’s been engaged since forever to her neighbor, an also boring person. She feels they’ll be perfect for each other in their boringness. The only problem is his mother. She’s awful. She’s pushy and demanding, and her son doesn’t seem to care. Charlotte just assumes that when they get married, there will be some distance between them, bu
Overall: ⭐️⭐️
Plot/Storyline: 📖 📖
Feels: 🦋🦋
Romance: 💞💞
Emotional Depth: 💔💔
Sexual Tension: ⚡️ ⚡️
Sensuality: 🔥🔥
Sex Scene Length: 🍆🍆

This book started off really sexy. I enjoyed the aphrodisiac plot and Charlotte wantonly grinding against Kingstons crotch to get herself off. I was charmed by an early blowjob. I had some high hopes.

But unfortunately the following 140 pages was everything except developing the romance. There were sisters and tonics and wrong fiancés and in-laws and cows and ungrateful
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
To be totally honest, 2 stars feels too high, but I don't think I would go as far as to say I didn't like it? It just felt so bland! And this has been my issue with this series overall, but I really felt it this time around. The aphrodisiac plot could have been SO GOOD but instead it (along with everything else) was so insipid. Even the ending, when trying to be Dramatic And Daring! was just like oh yeah okay cool. ...more
Pj Ausdenmore
THE VIRGIN AND THE ROGUE is the book I needed in these uncertain times. It's fast-paced, burn-the-sheets sexy, heart-tugging, and, yep, a whole lot of bananas crazy. The perfect escape from reality. And, you know what? I LOVED EVERY SINGLE BIT OF IT! Read the entire thing in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Grinned from beginning to end. (Okay, there may have been a few tears near the end but they were HAPPY tears!) And, as soon as I turned the final page? All I wanted to do was go back to the ...more
This was fine! I read it for the aphrodisiac part (I imprinted on Secret Fire young okay) and that part was good, minus the fake second drugging that turned me off the sequel bait sister, but I never felt passionately connected to the hero and heroine as an actual couple? I read an entire book about them and still don't think I know anything about them really or have reason to think that they'll make a good marriage besides being horny for each other. Like, really, at the end of the book, what d ...more
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of the best historical romance covers so far of 2020 hides an equally steamy tale featuring a love potion, a virgin engaged to another man, and the rogue who claims he'll never fall in love.

What an entirely madcap adventure, one confined within the stuffy walls of a mansion that can barely contain the simmering heat between Charlotte and Kingston.

I don't want to give away much more of the plot as it is best consumed in one sitting while you feverishly read through it with an icy beverage on
Barbara Rogers
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Series: The Rogue Files #6
Publication Date: 4/28/20
Number of Pages: 368

** Maybe 3.5 Stars **

My thoughts about this book were all over the place – from total disbelief to wondering what was going to happen next. I have read three of the six books in this series and each of the books can easily be read as a standalone. While the female lead in this story is the sister of the female lead in the previous story – the male lead is also related to the previous male lead – you don’t need to have read th
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
This was SO BAD!!!

As a reader of historical romance, I don't expect accuracy. At the same time, I don't expect women to behave like they're in the 21st century!!
❌ The heroine - who's engaged to another dude - jumps on the hero after ingesting a supposed aphrodisiac. She then goes to swim in the nude and later indulges in a bout of mutual oral sex with the hero. She barely feels any guilt about the situation and doesn't even consider that she has cheated on her boyfriend and that she should eith
Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
Starched and proper Charlotte Langley is the safe and rather boring sister and her siblings aren't surprised to see her engaged to her safe and boring childhood sweetheart. But when her sister makes her a tonic to help with cramps, it instead provokes her to a state of desire she doesn't know what to do with, especially since her feelings are not directed toward her betrothed.

Kingston has always been a rake, much like his father, but now he's determined to change his ways. He's not sure where to
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via Edelweiss. This in no way impacted on my view.

I have heard so much about this author since I started blogging, but only recently fell in love with reading Regency romances, and when I had the chance to review Sophie's latest book, I couldn't stop myself from requesting it. The Virgin and the Rogue follows middle sister Charlotte, as she's planning her wedding to family friend, William. His parents are quite overbearing, and she's not reall
Bree Hill
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Even if she loved him. She would not have him unless he Loved her.
She had ended one betrothal because it had not been right. It had lacked love. She would not agree to another one without the all-important ingredient of love. Affection. Passion."

My 5th five star read of 2020 Ladies and Gents! Starred on May 3rd! The Virgin and the Rogue was a well crafted, well paced story between Charlotte and Kingston. (INSERT LOVE POTION) Charlotte suffers HORRIBLE periods. Her sister, Nora, who was basicall
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
I’ve been excited to read this book for a long time but in the end, it fell completely flat. Our intrepid heroine, Charlotte, is dull and mousy and boring until she ingests a new concoction from her sister that makes her jump Kingston’s bones. And then proceeds to spend the majority of the rest of the book acting as if she would never never, never never do such a thing (cue limp wrist to her forehead) before hurling herself at him again. She frustrated me. Kingston was an interesting character, ...more
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Sharie Kohler

Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years

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