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(Billionaires in Disguise: Maxence #1)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  373 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Maxence’s brother was trying to kidnap or kill him, and an organized crime thug wanted to cut off Max’s head and feed it to the sharks for entirely different reasons.
So, when a cute little blonde stood up on a barstool in the middle of the Buddha Bar in Paris and drew the attention of the wrong sort of guys, Maxence swooped in for the rescue. Everything about her appealed
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Published October 20th 2020 by Malachite Publishing LLC
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Blair Babylon
Oct 15, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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GET IT NOW! I'm so excited to share the first book of Maxence's story with you! And . . . shockingly . . . it's a fun, rollicking adventure in Paris, and it's dirty. It's not insta-love, but it is insta-boink.

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Blair Babylon
Oct 09, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
GET IT NOW! I'm so excited to share the first book of Maxence's story with you! And . . . shockingly . . . it's a fun, rollicking adventure in Paris, and it's dirty. It's not insta-love, but it is insta-boink.

Amazon Audiobook:
Apple Books:
Kobo: https://www.kobo.c
Erin Lewis
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 star Review Rogue (A Billionaires in Disguise: Maxence #1) by Blair Babylon

It was great to be back with Maxence Grimaldi as I have been intrigued by him since he appeared in the first book and the prequel only made me more excited.

Narrated by Shane East and Lucy Rivers, they did a fabulous job, Shane in particular bringing Ms.Babylon’s story to life and added another layer to my listening pleasure. I always knew there was a lot of depth to Maxence and that the woman who would ca
Julia Kent
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading One Night in Monaco (that cliffhanger!!), I had to get my hands on Rogue, even if I couldn’t place my hands on Maxence (heh).

I was swept away with him and Dree as they navigate palace intrigue, a deep call to serve, drug dealers gone mad, and a madcap adventure that is as fascinating as it is passionate. Blair Babylon never disappoints, and Rogue ups the ante. The "mistaken identity" part of the book was one of the longest-running gags I've ever read, and that lent so much wit and
Elizabeth Connor
Another masterpiece from Blair Babylon, who I am convinced keeps getting better and better. Max is not at all as I’d imagined him, and really it’s no wonder, since he has been forced to repress who he is. The real Max keeps popping up his head, doing real-Max things that the other Max wishes he wouldn’t do. He struggles with his inner demons to be a Godly man, but he hasn’t quite figured out how to balance the different parts of himself, and as a result, tortues himself. He is a man searching fo ...more
Pennie Morgan
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So freaking good! But now I have to wait to find out what happens next!!!! Dree is down on her luck and the only thing she has left to her name is a ticket to Paris so she grabs her gym bag from work and boards the flight and off she goes. This book opens with her standing on her chair and declaring to the bar that she is going to "F*** Every Guy In There" and then realizes she better put her bucket list napkin in her purse before she loses it. When several guys approach and start to get rough, ...more
Annika Martin
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love, love, love Blair's sexy, globetrotting billionaires!! This captivating romance starts off in Paris and takes off like a rocket in total romantic suspense awesomeness! Full of delicious palace intrigue, pitch-perfect bad guys, and tons of humor. Plus, Blair writes the best glamorous-location travel crack for all of us stuck at home. ...more
Fantastic First in a series – I need more now!

I've been a huge fan of Blair Babylon's writing for several years now. Her books have never disappointed me and that goes double for Rogue, the first book in her much-anticipated series about Maxence. Blair's stories have always been hot but this one might be the hottest yet.

I have to get this out of the way: this book ends in a cliffhanger BUT… Blair Babylon is one of the few authors that I trust to actually finish a series that she starts AND she d
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What happens in Paris...

I’ve been waiting for Maxence’s story for...EVER! He has always been a favorite character of mine as he weaves in and out through the books dedicated to his friends and family. I love that Blair creates such intricate and inter-connected worlds. We see/hear peeks at some of our other favorite characters from other books and storylines intermixed with this story – that is so fun! Creating these relationships will bring me back as a reader every time. These contemporary rom
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW…..just WOW! I must admit that Max was not a character I had initially warmed to in previous BID series. Oh, how I should’ve known better, after all, this is Blair Babylon we are talking about. Queen of suspense, action, hot hot romance and deeply emotional characters and storylines that leave their mark on your heart and soul.

We saw a glimpse of Max’s Sir Galahad personality in One Night In Monaco and Indecent Proposal. In Rogue we finally begin to unwrap the layers that make up Maxence. It
Claire Annovazzi
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a rollercoaster! So many things happen, I don’t know where to start. Let me say that you won’t get a dull moment in this book.

We finally get Maxence’s story. And what a story! The prequel just served to introduce new characters, including his love interest, Dree, but this first book in the series goes in a different direction. It’s still a romantic suspense–you have bad guys, fights, some mysteries–but here Maxence doesn’t try to run from something/escape from someone. Except maybe from him
Oct 27, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This book is one I have been waiting for! Maxence just rescued a friend of his from high school who was running from her abusive husband. He is in Paris for almost another week, and decides to go to the Buddha Bar, where he is soon rescuing another woman (Dree), who was making some very bad decisions that night. He ends up going to her place, and they share a night of passion. Dree doesn't want to know his name, because she want this to be a one-night thing, and she doesn't want any strings, or ...more
Max has a dark, complicated, traumatic backstory and Dree’s life is also in a mess, so this story is an intense, sexually darker romance with lots of mystery and adventure.

Warning - I need to put in a spoiler here as there could be Major Red Flags for some readers: Dree’s drunken risky announcement in a packed bar leads to sexual groping and a fearful situation that could be a huge trigger for some readers. In addition in their initial sexual encounter, while there may be implicit consent on her
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am SO excited to finally get Max' story! Like every other Blair Fan, I've been dying to know Max better. He's appeared in previous books, popped up here and there... and I've always wondered "What's up with him, anyway?" We've only seen other characters' opinions of Max, but the things he does and the reasons behind them were always somehow shrouded in mystery.

"Rogue" is a delicious appetizer for the feast to come, leaving me wanting more in the very best way. It starts out as something of an
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED the first part to Dree and Maxence's story!! Dree Clark has her bucket list for a new Dree. With a drunk declaration thrown out in the Buddha Bar comes a damaged knight in Maxence Grimaldi comes to save her. With the promise of a life changing proposal, how could a girl turn down Maxence. With a promise not to let real life get in the way of their bubble in Paris, what kind of trouble could two lost souls get into in only 4 days?

Dree Clark is ready to hit reset on her life. An
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, am anxiously waiting for the next installment.

At the end of the book One Night in Monaco, Dree spent time with Max’s friends Roxanne and Gwen in a Paris bar. They drank, ate and spent time making a bucket list for Dree to work on during her 4 day stay.

Dree is in Paris because her ex had stolen almost everything she had, but the plane ticket and a few hundred dollars, and she saw no reason not to use them and figure out what she would do next.

After the other girls left, she g
Michelle Fortune
I absolutely adored this book. I could not put it down and flew through the whole thing in one day. I cannot wait to see what will happen next with Max and Dree. You will laugh at all the antics and will be on the edge of your seat with the action. There is a perfect balance of sexy and sweet throughout.
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Utterly brilliant!
I was counting the days for the release date, and it was so worth the wait. Once again, Blair Babylon proved herself a phenomenal author, taking her readers/listeners on a fast-paced and exciting adventure. Rogue is brilliantly written, engaging, and entirely captivating with the perfect balance of romance, sensuality, intensity, suspense, unexpected twist, and turns. The characters make this story utterly fabulous, especially Maxence Grimaldi. He is well-rounded with layers o
Clair Oster
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading the sneak peak of this book in indecent proposal I knew I had to read all of the book.

Dree just got done hanging out with Roxanne and Gen at the bar (in One Night In Monaco) and now she is ready to live her life to the fullest. First thing on the list? Find a guy. Not just any guy (though her drunken exclamations may have not made that clear). As Dree tries to fend off the horde of guys she has attracted, one guy has all her attention. Max.
Max drags her out of the bar and proceeds
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rogue is a phenomenal romantic suspense that is sure to delight and entertain as it holds your heart and mind captive. Nothing can prepare you for the roller coaster ride that is Maxence. He will take you unawares and leave you completely breathless and wanting. If nothing else, you will learn why he is so addicting to the women that he meets.

Dree is just your average American woman who is trying to carve out a place in the world. Luck has not looked so kindly on her recently, and she is trying
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Maxence. *sigh*

I am surprised when Dree told him what was going on, he didn't attempt to put her in contact with either Casmir, Wolfram or Theo....
Linda Gurath
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! That ending... I am looking forward to the next book. Loved getting to know more about Maxence. I like him and Dree. This should be so good.
Lil Ms Reads A LOT
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good gosh! Author Blair Babylon is a master at building suspense. I have been eagerly awaiting Maxence's story for YEARS. Finally it arrives and I am practically salivating as I tear into the book, excited that I will finally learn the truth about the elusive Maxence. As I am reading, I am finding that Maxence's unveiling is happening at the rate of an excruciatingly slow strips tease. The end of "Rogue" finds me with almost as many questions regarding who Maxence is as the beginning of the book ...more
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one phenomenal read!! Once I started reading Maxence's first installment, I felt that I was peeling the layers off of an onion. He is such a sophisticated man that has more going on than one truly knows. We know from Maxence's past actions in his prequel that Max has a penchant for saving women in distress and he held true in this installment of his story. In white night fashion, he saved the day and continued to do so for Dree who we met at the end of Max's prequel. We learn more about ...more
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a ride! The first book in Maxence's story (there will be 4) did not disappoint! Blair Babylon sure knows how to keep me on the edge of my seat, I couldn't put the book down! Suspense, adventure and lots of steam... (with many sweet and funny moments as well!)

Max has always been a character fav, although we only really got tidbits of him in the previous Billionaires books...So getting to know the real Max is such a treat! Looking forward to the next book in his series!
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Auggie to the rescue

Maxence (Augustine)
Dree Clark

Max has always wanted to help. Mostly women in distress. The latest, Dree Clark. She has his blood boiling hot.

Drunk in Paris, Dree needs rescued. She has just declared an awful thing to an entire bar. Thank goodness, Auggie was there to rescue her. And continue rescuing her for days following.

I love these Billionaire in Disguise books, and have been anticipating this book about Max for quite some time now, and Blair Babylon did not disappoint.

Sandra Aaron
Jul 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good start to the Maxence series, which I have been waiting for. Maxence is an interesting character, and this first book provides a good introduction to his love interest, Dree.

I like that Maxence was so willing to help Dree, just because she seemed to be a woman in distress. I liked that helping women in distress was just something he frequently did.

It bothered me that Maxence was so open to sexual experiences, even though he had taken a vow of celibacy in his quest to become a prie
Audio Review:

Overall – 5
Performance – 5
Story – 5


I read an early copy of Rogue but I had to wait to listen to the audiobook until it was released. Waiting was a bit painful because I love audiobooks and was anxiously looking forward to this one. When Blair Babylon began releasing some of her older books in audio I was thrilled. I was even more thrilled when I learned that her newer books were being released as audiobooks nearly simultaneously with the ebook. So, Rogue – wow! Shane East

I just couldn't stop reading! This book is addictive!

Please Note, I suggest you read "one night in Monaco" first to enjoy this book fully...ok on with my review...

If you have read some of the other books Blair Babylon has written then you may know a little about Maxense already, now my favourite storyline was Flickas stories, but this book has surpassed that by hooking me into devouring the book in one go, and have me salivating for Order now! 

Dree is a feisty gal who's had enough with the
Cathy Black
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blair Babylon has certainly taken us on a journey with Andrea Catherine Clark and Maxence Grimaldi.
Max met Andrea aka Dree when he intervened when she was in the Buddha Bar in Paris where she had too much to drink. She had made some comments and even stood on top of the bar so actually he saved her from herself, but she didn't realize until the next day. Andrea Catherine Clark did all she could to not accept what she called charity from Maxence but what she didn't know is how rich Max really is.
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