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The Princess and the Rogue

(Bow Street Bachelors #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  826 ratings  ·  409 reviews
A princess in disguise is forced to live with a rogue in order to protect her from danger in this fun, sexy regency romance.

Bow Street agent Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray, doesn't believe in love―until a passionate kiss with a beautiful stranger in a brothel forces him to reconsider. When the mysterious woman is linked to an intrigue involving a missing Russian princess
Mass Market Paperback, 328 pages
Published December 29th 2020 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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ARC provided by NetGalley and St. Martin's in exchange for an honest review.

Anastasia Denisova is a Russian princess in hiding. She has established herself as a companion to a dowager duchess in London. Eighteen months earlier she had to run away from a forced marriage from one of her country men. Sadly she had learned her brother had been killed in the battle of Waterloo. Her brother had shared with her a while back that the same gentleman (who was trying to force her into marriage) was under s
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kate Bateman Fans, Romance
5 A Royal Love Of Equals Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
Kate Bateman has convinced me to read whatever she writes. I found her through the Bow Street Bachelors and am thrilled I did. It was during a time when I was looking to switch up what I was reading and turned to some past favorites, Lisa Kleypas, Tessa Dare, and Sarah MacLean. I stumbled on Ms. Bateman's first entry and gobbled it up.

A new favorite was born. Her writing had everything I needed. It had humor, sass, concern for the betterment o
Stacey is Sassy
A little too farfetched…

While I enjoyed parts of The Princess and the Rogue, I must admit to a wee bit of an eye-rolling problem. There is a fine line between realistic and unrealistic, and this story took me beyond my tolerance of unrealistic. Where the heck were her guards when she was running for her life? How is it that a Princess doesn’t have a battalion of staff at her beck and call? Sure, I get that it’s a story and you have to stretch reality to make the storyline progress and be interes
Barbara Rogers
Series: Bow Street Bachelors #3
Publication Date: 12/29/20
Number of Pages: 304

I believe this is the final book in the Bow Street Bachelors series and it was definitely a fun wrap-up. I’m the first to admit that I thought the premise of this series was a bit far-fetched – and it is – but it is also delightful and fun and the characters are wonderful. I would have been less skeptical of the premise if the three heroes in the series had been working for the Home Office, but the jobs they performed j
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I've enjoyed the Bow Street Bachelors series by Kate Bateman, and I liked The Princess and the Rogue, even if the plot felt a bit convoluted at times.

I haven't read that many historical romances with Russians in them, so I was excited for a "Russian princess meets scoundrel"-plotline. Though I found the book to be entertaining and well-written in general, it was also a bit insta-lovey and outlandish for my tastes.

Sebastien Wolff, known rake, was a bit too head-over-heels for the female MC at f
Robin (Bridge Four)
The Princess and the Rogue is the third book in the Bow Street Bachelors series. The men of the book are war veterans who started a gaming hell after returning from war. Each so far has met their match when the right woman comes into their lives and now it is Seb’s turn to be put through the ringer.
“Alex, do you have any idea why our friend is frowning at my fireplace as if he wants to tear it apart? Benedict poured himself a glass of amber liquid. “Did someone disparage the cut of his c
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Oh, how the mighty fall. ❤️ Seb’s story!
I think Bateman hit the mark with these three best friends and developing the stories around these guys. They are humorous and definitely don’t let their buddies get away with anything. I love their loyalty and camaraderie and have just really enjoyed the series.

This story is about Sebastian. He’s the grouchiest one, I think. So it can only be right that he gets taken down by a princess.

The best part of the book is just the unique flavo
Hands down, The Princess and The Rogue is my favorite book of the Bow Street Bachelor series! Anya and Sebastien have amazing chemistry and there was just enough push and pull to lure me in and keep me hooked on their journey! The banter was full of humorous quips and sass, and I got a kick out of the guys ribbing Sebastien while he was trying to sort out his feelings for Anya. The hidden identity element was well played too... I could blather on about all sorts of goodies, but I’ll behave:) It ...more
Nov 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anya is a Russian princess who’s undercover- fleeing to England from the bad guy who wants to marry her because he thinks she has proof that he was a traitor to Russia. As his wife, she can’t testify against him. She meets Sebastian who initially believes her to be a brothel worker. I didn’t buy the lust at first sight and why they were drawn to each other. The story was just okay for me but I can honestly see others enjoying it more than I did.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an hones
So I finally got around to reading The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman, who I truly love as an author and providing this review. Enjoying this series and it was a delight to read the story of Sebastien and Anastasia and how their attraction moved to the characters falling in love.

I believe this is the third story in the series and as always, Ms. Bateman provided adventure, twists and also a bit of humor that kept this reader smiling. An enjoyable read with a bit of opposite's attraction a
Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
Sebastien Wolff, Bow Street agent, war hero, and newly made Earl of Mowbray, is a cynic after seeing his parents' tempestuous relationship. Even seeing his two best friends find love and marry isn't enough to make Seb believe in love, but a chance encounter with a lovely stranger in a brothel changes everything. When he learns the woman is Russian and possibly linked to the disappearance of a princess, Seb knows he must learn anything he can from her.

Princess Anastasia Denisova has been in hidin
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have loved the previous two books of this series, but I'll admit I've been waiting for Seb's book.

I loved Anya. She's smart and can definitely hold her own. Seb has been a gruff delight since the beginning of the series and he didn't disappoint. Together these two have instant chemistry, loads of irritation, and button pushing galore. I truly enjoyed reading them figure things out. And of course, it's always awesome to see the previous couples. Oh, and Seb's aunt stole every scene she was in.
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of traitors and princesses!

Lively Russian princess Anastasia Denisova escapes to England from Paris after Waterloo. Living under the name of Anna Brown she's become companion to the Dowager Duchess of Winwick, who just happens to be Seb Wolff's great aunt. Mmm! Anya is fleeing a rather nasty Russian nobleman, the scheming Vasili Petrov, who's after her money and lands. Her brother Dmitri, killed at Waterloo 'had told her in confidence that Vasili, or someone close to him, was suspected of passin
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Princess and the Rogue was a phenomenal read and my favorite book in the Bow Street Bachelors series.

Russian Princess Anastasia Denisova has been hiding in London under an assumed name for months, on the run from a traitor who will do anything to find her. After a chance encounter with Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray, Anya accepts his protection after the person she's running from begins to close in. But living so closely together at Wolff's gambling hell is doing nothing to discourage the
Sep 06, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars I can't round up because the whole foreseeable and yet forced drama at the end that had the otherwise very sensible heroine do something incredibly stupid

I think my biggest problem is that what I loved most about the other two books is missing here: the sensible heroine, who is strong and independent without being pushy and annoying, and her partner in crime she learns to trust. In the first books, there was a give and take between the couples, with both of them learning how to work t
Wow, I loved this! My first by this author and it was so good I’m questioning why I haven’t read her before.

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Anya was an interesting heroine as she was fierce and yet needed a certain amount of protection. However, she was no weakling that couldn’t do anything for herself, but she recognized her limitations and sought to correct them. For the era, her decision on taking things with Seb to the next level was liberating but she made it with honest introspection for this time period.


Sebastien was p
Jenn (The Book Refuge)
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book as an eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

This book was so fun!!!

I have never read a Kate Bateman and I hadn't read the first 2 books in this trilogy. I don't feel like I was missing anything but I am very excited to go back and read about the other two men of Bow Street, who we see with their wives in this one.

This book starts off with a GREAT first chapter and it had me on the edge of my seat. We meet Princess Anya as she and her maid are trying to flee
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I was a bit rusty on my Russian history so first thing I did after starting this book was to look up the date of the Russian Revolution. It took place in 1917. This book takes place in 1816, almost a 100 years earlier. So, that was not a factor in the plot and our heroine, Princess Anastasia Denisova, is not THE Anastasia of legend. But, I digress. Our Bow Street Bachelors are
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Princess and the Rogue is book 3 in the Bow Street Bachelors and although I haven't read books 1 & 2 it was fine as a stand alone. After enjoying this book so much I can't wait to go back and read the first two books. Sebastian Wolff is having a great time being a bachelor, even though his two best friends are both happily married he doesn't see that life in his future. While visiting a brothel he meets the lovely Anna Brown who he wants immediately but is disappointed that she is not intere ...more
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Hot Chocolate Dates with The Princess and The Rogue

The prologue shares her escape from Russia before we arrive in London.

First Date: Princess Anastasia Denisova has been hiding in London as plain 'Anna Brown' and was fortunate to secure a job as a companion to Sebastian's grandmother, the dowager duchess. The two do not meet there, however, they meet somewhere far more scandalous. Sebastian is busy working a case on the docks involving a dead Russian, but he cannot stop thinking about An
Joana V.
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review originally published at Romancing Romances.

I received an eARC at no cost from the author, and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review. Thank you.

A Russian Princess and a Bow Street agent – the perfect recipe for a different story!

Anna and Seb didn’t hit it off in the beginning, especially considering that Seb believed that Anna was fooling and endangering his grandmother.

This forced proximity story ticks all the boxes for a romance from… maybe not completely enemies (but close enough)
Alana Bloom
(4.5 stars)

Spies, criminal investigators, and criminals are all like catnip for me and I have been itching to get my greedy paws on Sebastien's book since the first book in the series. Paired with my fascination with Princess Anastasia and I was smitten.

I loved Anya! She is exactly the sort of heroine I enjoy rooting for. Clever, practical, and loyal; she was such a fun heroine to follow. I don't think I've come across a heroine with a Russian background before so I enjoyed learning some of the
I enjoyed the previous book TO CATCH AN EARL a LOT and when I saw that THE PRINCESS AND THE ROGUE was about one of my favourite tropes ever "The Princess falls in love with her bodyguard" I was even more excited to read it.

My enjoyment was worth 4 stars but the whole story is probably a 2/3 stars read. It was hard for me to like Sebastien as a hero because he was constantly thinking about Anya in a sexual way. It wasn't like there were a lot of sex scenes but his thoughts were too sexual and it
Elizabeth Connor
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley. Enough time had passed since I read To Catch an Earl for me to forget some of the names of the characters. However, I quickly remembered Alex and Emmy’s story and how much I enjoyed that one. As I read this, I thought I liked it better, but rereading my review of the other, I’m hard-pressed to say which I like better. Both are engrossing, engaging, and unexpectedly sweet love stories. If I’m smart (which is somewhat debatable), I’ll read This Earl o ...more
Genevieve Jack
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fabulously romantic regency fairytale. Bow Street bachelor Sébastien Wolf doesn’t believe in love until a Russian Princess-in-hiding ignites an undeniable chemistry that leads to a true and lasting love.

I am so fortunate to have been given a sneak peek of the Princess and the Rogue. It’s my favorite of the trilogy. I found the characters and situations unique for the genre but still holding to Bateman’s gorgeous prose and witty banter. I couldn’t put it down.
Tracy Emro
4.5 stars, rounded up.

Princess Anastasia “Anya” Denisova was staying in Paris when she learned that her brother Prince Dmitri perished in the battle of Waterloo. Heartbroken she makes plans to return to St. Petersburg with her companion Elizaveta and is in the process of dismantling her family heirloom tiara to pay for passage when she is accosted by a fellow countryman – Count Vasili Petrov – he is sure her brother sent her evidence of his traitorous activities and wants the letters and demands
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
In romance novels, we want our heroes to be everything, and The Princess and the Rogue delivers. Military hero? Check: Seb was a sniper who helped defeat Napoleon. Nobleman? Check: Seb was ennobled for his good deeds (see: military hero). Law & Order? Check: Seb also works for Bow Street in his spare time. Bad boy? Check: Seb co-owns a gambling hell with his fellow military hero/Bow Street runner/earl buddies.

So Seb is basically everything you look for in a romance hero. Anya seems like a great
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Russian Princess Anastasia Denisova learned her brother died at war. She needs a protector so she's not forced to marry a disgusting traitor. With the help of a dear friend, Anya stage her own death and flee to hide in London. One year later, living next to a
brothel and working as the companion of an eccentric Dowager Duchess, she'll meet Bow Street agent Sebastien Wolff, who also happen to be her employer's great-nephew, in a pretty unusual way.

Sebastien used to live with his war comrades and
Sissy's Romance Book Review
THE PRINCESS AND THE ROGUE by Kate Bateman is the third book in the Bow Street Bachelors Series. This is the story of Princess Anastasia Denisova aka 'Anna Brown' and Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray. I have read the previous books in this series which did add to my enjoyment of this one. But, I do feel this can be a standalone book if you wish to do so. Anastasia is hiding from danger when she meets Sebastien. Sebastien is a Bow Street Runner and he starts to suspect something going on with 'An ...more
Donna Sweeney
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kindly provided with an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.......

The Bow Street Bachelors Bowled me over !!!. This was Seb and Anya's book and it was jam packed with just the right amount of heat, suspense, intrigue and twists. We start our tale with a rather harrowing escape by Anya and then fast forward and catch up with her life from Russia to London. I found her and Sebastian's first meeting hilarious and was cheering Anya on to leave him in her wake with a cheeky smile !

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