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The Taming of a Wicked Rogue

(The Lords of Scandal Row #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Forced to leave friends, family, and a life of privilege and fun, Rebecca Fortescue’s world changed overnight nearly ten years ago. Now, with the tightening of a noose, it’s changed again, but she needs to make amends for what her father did.

Which means returning, secretly, to the place where he did the most damage.

And to the residence of one Lord Leonard Moncrieff—the onl
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Kindle Edition, 86 pages
Published November 9th 2020 by Helstone Press

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Lori D
An exciting, second chance at love romance that took years in between to happen.

Rebecca and Leo had been in love, but when he father forces her and her mother off to Italy to avoid a scandal, it appears she abandoned him. Her father had stolen money from a lot of people and he was now found out.

Now years later after her father is found and prosecuted, Rebecca is back and wants to make retribution for those her father wronged.

Leo, Lord Moncrieff has his own problems, having been banished with h
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Janet
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca Fortescue’s world changed overnight nearly ten years ago when she & her parents went to Florence only for her father to abandon them there. Now, with the tightening of a noose, it’s changed again, but she needs to make amends for what her father did. Which means returning, secretly, to the place where he did the most damage. Also to the village where Lord Leonard Moncrieff—the only man she’s ever loved has a country house. She’s certain she won’t see him again, though. Nicknamed a Lord o ...more
Lana Birky
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great beginning to a new series! The was a fun, second-chance love match that took 7 years to happen.

Nine years ago, Rebecca Fortescue was in love with Lord Leonard Moncrieff & was enjoying a privileged, fun filled life with friends, family & then suddenly it changed; her father whisked her & her Mother off to Italy after he stole money from several people & it was discovered. Rebecca didn't even have a chance to say good-bye to Leo & she never contacted him. Now, her father has been caught &
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Letschat1974
Nov 11, 2020 rated it liked it
3 stars

There was nothing in this book that ‘wowed’ me. It was a mediocre story...it wasn’t garbage and it wasn’t blow my mind....it was ok

This book is worth a read but didn’t really have me excited about interacting with the book where I could not put it down (skimmed through parts of the book). It lacks the excitement and well roundness of my personal markers for a great read throughout the book.

personal markers for a great read...1. smart and engaging writing, 2. Humorous, 3. sexy interactio
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Bridget Lewis
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Its been too long

Rebecca had a notorious father who was infamous for forgery, seducing and marrying multiple woman with numerous children for starters! Her village she grew up in was not forgiving and blamed her for the sins of her father! Before her father was beheaded for all his crimes she knew he had a hidden treasure! Trying to hide from the towns people and search was proving difficult to say the least! She runs into Leo who offers shelter and she finally confesses what she almost risks a
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Space Cowgirl
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
His Secret Guest💃💋

SWEET and CLEAN Regency Romance 💕 Novella.

Rebecca Fortescue's father was finally hanged for his crimes. She goes in secret back to the estate of Lord Leonard Moncrieff🐺, to the only man she ever loved, and to where it all began, to make amends.

Rebecca💃💋 doesn't think Leo🐺, now known as a Lord of Scandal and a rake, will be at his country estate. But she is mistaken, and he soon sees through her disguise as a boy. Gone for nine years, he has no intention of letting her get away
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Phylis Collins
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
The plot and characters are well developed. It is a heartfelt story filled with twists and turns that held my interest throughout. It’s a story that’s well worth reading. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Rosemary
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the new series The Lord of Scandal Row and if this book is an indication of the series, I cannot wait to read the other books. This book is about Leo who is a Rogue and because of a scandal in town listened to his mother and left town. While he was at his brother’s house, he runs into Rebecca who was his sweetheart when they were sixteen. Rebecca has been out of the country because her father was a scam artist and owed everyone money. He was recently hung. Rebecca came ...more
Cheryl
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Leo, Lord Leonard Montcrieff, had quite a reputation of a rake. He was definitely the love them and leave them type. He had been summoned to their estate in Cumbria by his mother. His two brothers, Alexander and Adam were also similarly summoned. Rebecca Fortescue has also returned to Cumbria, but she has her own reason for being there. Rebecca and Leo have a past but that was when they were teenagers. Rebecca is quite determined to achieve her goal and she needs to be brave to do this. Leo has ...more
Suzette
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Quick sweet read. Leo is a bit of a rascal and a rogue. Rebecca is trying to repair the damage done by her father in the village she lived. Reunited after many years these two have a quick adventure to find a hidden diamond while Leo tries to stay out of trouble. It is filled with lighthearted fun on their way to a happy ending.
Mary Lou Hoffman
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE TAMING OF A WICKED ROGUE is the first book in The Lords of Scandal Row series. I’m sure these stories will each stand alone, but I won’t want to miss them. I recommend reading in the order of release.

Amazing second-chance, not just for the romance between Rebecca and Leo, but also Rebecca’s re-entry into the English society she left behind when her father secreted her mother and her in Italy.

Like many people, Rebecca has taken the world on her shoulders. She feels responsible for her father’
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Alice Franklin
Nov 13, 2020 rated it liked it
A charming short romance about the reunion of childhood sweethearts after they were unceremoniously parted a decade previously due to her father's misdeeds.

After her father's death his many other crimes and deceptions come to light, and Rebecca tries to secretly return to her childhood home in the Lakes to seek a hidden cache in the hope of making some amends for his behaviour.

Leo, who had turned into a love-em-and-leave-em rake since her departure, is unexpectedly rusticating from a London scan
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Peggy
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Rebecca Fortescue’s father was a scoundrel, a thief and a bigamist. He’s gone now, but he left behind a lot of damage. Rebecca just wants to make as much of it as she can right, especially for the women her father ruined and her half siblings that were the consequences. Lord Leonard Moncrieff has led a rake’s life since Rebecca left him without explanation. Scandal follows in his wake. One scandal too many has resulted in a summons from his mother (for him and his two brothers). Fate has landed ...more
Michelle
Lord Leonard Moncrieff & Rebecca Fortescue were in love nine years ago but she was forced to leave the country. Leo has never gotten over his first love. He also has never slept with the same woman twice because he did not want to experience those feelings again. His mother sends him and his two brothers to his ancestral home in the country because of a scandal. Meanwhile, Rebecca has returned to England from Italy. She wants repair some of the wrongs her father did. She has nowhere to stay so s ...more
Dotty M
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reunited Young love reunited. Thanks to Rebecca’s father and his greed she and Leo were separated at a young age. While Rebecca and her mother were trying to salvage what was left of their world after it was taken from them in the middle of the night, Leo was busy vexing his mother by becoming a scandalous rake. Rebecca traveled back to Langmere to look for the one thing her father may have left behind that would help her make amends with those that her father wronged. Leo’s mother having had en ...more
HEATHER
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The love Leo thought he had lost, loved him still!
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This was a short story about two young lovers who had vowed to marry but were separated by circumstances beyond their control. Rebecca loved Leo as only a young woman can. At sixteen, she was too young to marry Leo, the noble son, of the Lord of Eastwick Hall. Nine years later, she returned to right a wrong her father committed but instead was found by Leo hiding in his stable. She had come in search of a diamond and other items of v
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Cindy C.
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Made to flee her home in the middle of the night at a young age because of her father's many, many scandals, Rebecca returns home to try and right the wrongs done by her father. There is only one problem... when she left she left the one she loved. Leo, a swoon worthy rogue, lived by simple rules. No attachments, No second chances and Not to bed the same woman more than once, he and his two bothers are not not called Lords of Scandal Row for nothing. Until returning home to the country he finds ...more
Emma
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this suspenseful, emotional book. I found Rebecca and Leo both remarkable in their personalities and loyalties. Regardless of the damage her father inflicted on so many town people she braved going back incognito to try and find a treasure of her fathers. I admired her that she wanted to do as much as she could to right some of the wrongs her father had done starting with her mother and half siblings. Leo had become a rake since the last he saw Rebecca. He tried to drown ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Short before bed kinda story, one steamy scene and some drama with a side of jealousy from Rebecca when she spies some events. Good story.

Rebecca is dealing with the sins her father has made before his death and she is on a treasure hunt to save face and to give her mom relief form scandal and for the other woman her father lies to and saving her half siblings from a life in the poor house. But her hunting isn’t going as planned and now a meddling man is causing her to feel what she left behind
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Mary
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is entertaining, romantic and interesting. Leo and Rebecca fell in love when they were teens. They had plans to marry, but then Rebecca's father suddenly whisked the family away. Not knowing what happened to her, Leo sought to forget her by becoming a rake, never letting himself care about anyone. When a scandal sends Leo home from London, the last thing he thought would happen would be for Rebecca to show back up as suddenly as she left. She was in a sad state when he found her, so he offe ...more
Linda J.
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I liked both the H/h. They had a love when she was 16 and she was forced to leave in the middle of the night because of her father. She didn't explain why she left and the H's heart still feels the pain, 9 years later.

The h comes back to town to try and find something to help all the people her father bilked. She meets up with the H and the romance picks up again. The h's is aware he has an awful reputation and is definitely a Rogue. They have a misunderstanding and it is resolved quickly.

There
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sherri jones-teachout
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A second chance. Rebecca was forced to leave her home nine years ago because of her father. Her father lied, cheated, and seduced women, and he has paid for his crimes. But Rebecca wants to make everything right, and she is looking for a diamond he supposedly hid. She’s in town anonymously so she can look for it, but she is soon spotted by Leo, the love of her life, and the young man she had to leave years ago. But he’s not the youth she knew and he has become a well-known rake. He insists on he ...more
Margaret
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
At their mother's command, Leo and his brothers go home to Langmere, even though they are innocent of the scandal in London. Leo's reputation as a rake started when the young lady he loved disappeared ten years ago... really nine. The recent hanging of Rebecca's father for fraud and the publication of a book about her family, makes it difficult for her to hide in Langmere. Even after ten years... really nine, Leo recognizes her and helps hide her against his better judgement. Rebecca's in Langme ...more
Cheryl Brown
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Close to a decade has passed since Rebbeca has been in her home village, guilt has made her return and the hope she can find a way to correct her father's crimes. Leo has returned along with his brothers also out of guilt, not because of crime but because of their mother's demands due to scandal. When returned to the village much has changed more visitors than before because of a book describing the tranquil lakes and the crimes that were committed by a member of the village. When Rebecca and Le ...more
Deanna Lilly
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Leo and Rebecca were in love once, but due to the actions of her father she had to leave town in the middle of the night. Driven by shame she never told Leo why. To deal with the loss he became a rake hiding the hurts of his heart and vowing to never fall in love again. Years later Rebecca is determined to try and make amends for some of her father's wrongdoings and to her surprise runs into Leo who happens to be hiding out in the country. He ends up helping her and they get their HEA. There was ...more
Sandy
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A second chance mystery sort of…
The tale starts with Leo giving his last bed partner the heave-ho and off to the country he goes. Not that he is pleased about that but a son must do what a mother asks. As the first chapter progress, you will be introduced to the reasons for the challenges in Rebecca's life. With a mystery to solve Leo and Rebecca will work together as they also work through their relationship. It was a very good book I spent a lovely afternoon with it. I enjoyed the characters a
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Cathy Greco
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Leo is Lord Leonard. Rebecca and Leo had been childhood friends and vowed to marry one another. Then one day Rebecca is gone, no word, nothing just gone. Now Lord Leonard is a rogue, but only because he still hold a torch for Rebecca. Rebecca has come back, thinking Leo will not be around, to right the wrongs of her father. Rebecca is in disguise and hiding in his barn. Then it gets interesting. This is a short story but it is not short on action and interaction. I really enjoyed this book, Sama ...more
Joanne
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful story and can be read in one sitting. It is the story of Rebecca Fortescue, who left Lord Leonard Moncrieff "Leo" heart broken nine years ago. Now she is back and she doesn't want anyone to know it. Nine years ago her father disgraced her by being caught in his crimes and being executed. Leo is sent to the country to avoid scandal and young ladies. Unfortunately, he runs into a smelly, pants-wearing Rebecca. For a quick read, this is a very good story with mystery, romance an ...more
Sheila
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca and her family flea to Italy after her father committed countless crimes in their community leaving him owing so many people as well as the other families he started. Now that he has been executed she has returned to find something very valuable so that she can try to repay some of the people plus help her half-siblings. She did not expect to run into Leo the love of her life while trying to hide in order to find the valuable but he has promised to help her. This has some twists in the s ...more
Kkhmonrai
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. It is short, sweet, steamy, emotional, and occasionally humorous. All that in under 90 pages? Yes, and extremely satisfying! I won't describe the story, since Amazon and other reviewers do a good job of that. I will just say that the characters and the writing are extraordinary. I fell in love with Leo, rake though he may be. I loved seeing him and Rebecca reconnect and work through the hurt and misunderstandings of the past. So sweet, and with a perfect ending. I am lo ...more
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