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Rogue In My Arms (Runaway Brides #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  710 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews

When Sir Colin Lambert learns that the little girl left on the steps of his gentleman’s club belongs to one of its members, he’s filled with hope. Could Melody be the daughter of the beautiful, impulsive actress who broke his heart? Colin is determined to find out with the help of his lost love’s former seamstress, Miss Prudence Filby. But soon, Pru’s disarming manner an

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Rogue in my Arms is the second book in the Runaway Brides trilogy and picks up right where the first book, Devil in my Bed, left off – with the ongoing search for Melody’s mother. This time, it’s Sir Colin Lambert who has come to the conclusion that Melody must be his child, the product of a tumultuous affair between Colin and Miss Chantal Marchant, a flighty, eccentric stage actress, several years earlier. Colin had been quite enamored of the woman, but one evening when he'd gone to see her, sh
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"Rogue in my Arms,” the second book in Celeste Bradley's “The Runaway Brides” series follows the precocious 3-year-old Melody, and the search to find her true mother.

Melody was left on the front steps of a gentleman's club, and club member Sir Colin Lambert believes the child is his. He takes off on a search to find his former mistress, the illustrious stage actress Chantal Marchant who he believes is Melody’s mother. His goal is to reunite
Jul 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm not normally a fan of moppets in romances but for some reason I love Melody. This is lighter than the first one in the series. Cute & funny with likable characters. Nothing spectacular, just a good, fun read.
May 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Really a good book, nice transition from the first and I can't wait to read the next one. I also liked the fact that in the end, she revealed the outcomes of the lesser characters like Chantal, and Gaffin.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
1. Melody, darling. Will it take three full books before you make up your mind and get married? You shouldn't have accepted the proposal if you obviously know that you're childish and immature! You foolish child. Get your head out of your arse and get dressed. You have a wedding to attend to.
2. I wonder if it's Evan she's marrying. I mean, he is one of the gentry.
3. I don't get it. If Colin is as scholarly, level-headed and smart as he thinks he is, then WHY DON'T HE JUST ASK AROUND IF CHANTAL W
Darum geht es:
Nachdem klar ist, dass Aiden de Quincy nicht der Vater der kleinen Melody ist, kommen auch Sir Colin Lambert Zweifel. Er denkt zurück an seine Beziehung zu der Schauspielerin Chantal Marchant. Sollte sie Melodys Mutter sein?

Da Aiden und seine Frau Madeleine zur Zeit auf Hochzeitsreise sind, bleibt ihm nichts anderes übrig, als dass Melody ihn begleitet, als er sich auf den Weg macht, sich Gewissheit zu verschaffen. Die Reise geht zunächst nach Brighton, wo Chantal ein Engagement a
Nov 13, 2011 rated it liked it
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When a young girl is left on the steps of Brown’s Club for Distinguished Gentlemen with a note saying one of its members is her father, Sir Colin Lambert barely dares to hope that little Melody is his daughter. On a quest to discover the truth of Melody’s parentage, Colin attempts to track down stunning actress Chantal Marchant. The beautiful actress broke his heart once, but if Melody is their daughter, perhaps his
Elis Madison
Once upon a time, a tiny princess was left on the stairs of a castle of bachelors. A note pinned to her little jacket said that one of those bachelors was her father. Now, most of the bachelors in residence were older than "let there be light," and any offspring they might have fathered would be almost as old as God himself. But there were three handsome young princes….

It's been determined that Aidan, Lord Blankenship, is not the father—but in the process of sorting this out, the man tracked dow
Mar 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Rogue in my Arms is the second book in Celeste Bradley's The Runaway Brides series regarding a three-year-old Melody, who is the main concern for Sir Colin Lambert. Colin believes he may be her father after Melody was left on the front steps of his gentleman's club with only a note pinned to her chest. Her mother could possibly be his former mistress and stage actress, Chantal Marchant. Colin searches for Chantal in the hopes she is Melody's mother and his dream will finally become a reality whe ...more
Jul 28, 2010 rated it did not like it
Every author is allowed a few clunkers here and there (especially Romance authors). After all, their production is swift and there really are only so many plotlines out there. When a good or great author has a bad day, the resulting novel is usually passable. However, if the author is merely passable (as Bradley is), then the result is terrible.

Clunky and contrived dialog (with even worse accents), the characters too stupid and flat to care about, and a boring plot all convinced me to stop read
Feb 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
In this book Colin continues the search for little Melody's mother. He believes that there is chance that Mellie is his daughter with an ex-mistress of his, Chantal a famous actress. Along the way the meets Pru and her brother Evan. Pru worked for Chantal in Brighton in a theatre company. But Chantal has disappeared and Colin enlists Pru's help in locating her and also helping with Mellie. Well you can probably figure out what happens next...gorgeous hunk and a very pretty girl. Anyway add a dis ...more
Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
The second in a series of three. A delightful, humorous read. A lot of the humor comes from having been introduced to some of the characters (esp. a precocious child) in the first of the series, so definitely recommend reading in order. I usually find that an author can make me laugh in the beginning but then things will settle down. This book kept me laughing regularly throughout, not through absurd situations but through witty repartee that's consistent with each character's trajectory through ...more
May 28, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked it. It was sweet and romantic with a nice sprinkle of sensual spice. I was a little frustrated with Colin holding a torch for the wrong woman for so long, but he was a romantic hero and came through in the end. The "hunt for Chantal" escapade dragged on rather too long but otherwise the characters made this story come alive. Little Melody was adorable. I started with the second book in the series and I was pleasantly surprised that this story is told as a long flashback--and it works! 3. ...more
Aug 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: not-owned
I think I liked this book better than the 1st in the series. The plot of a gentleman finding the mother of a child thought to be his worked out better for me in this installment because, even though you know because it's a trilogy that Melody is not Colins, you don't have the 'mother' lying about it the whole time. He was searching for her and the whole time she became more and more of a horrible person in the readers eyes and by the end you were almost hoping he would never have to find her.

Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it

I found the 2nd installment in this series to be absolutely delightful. I really liked the interaction between Colin and Pru; they fit well together. The book had a less serious feel to it than the 1st book (in my opinion), which is why I enjoyed it slightly more than book 1.

As in the last book, I enjoyed the cast of supporting characters- they round out the book and make it more complete.

Having read all 3 books in the series, I think that book 2 is the best of the gr
Brenda Ramirez
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-hr
this book was about collin and his lady. He was trying to find out if chantel was the mother of his beloved milady melody. on the way to his journey he meets this lady that he seems to be attracted to . she's a semstress with some hidden screts her name is prudence aka pru.......
Ellen W-S
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This was a light read, not terribly sophisticated however I did come to like the characters by the end. Colin was portrayed as too shallow and not terribly smart in the beginning so I didn't really think the plot was plausible. I did finish it though.
DeAnna Knippling
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
A bit farcical. I wish she'd either gone all the way or pulled back on it. This is the one with the love triangle where the actress is followed by the long-dumped suitor who is followed by the seamstress who just wants her money. Romance ensues.
Jul 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Celeste Bradley's books always seem to be very busy, funny and have great endings. You couldn't help but like the hero and heroine.This ending in particular was very sweet and a great segway into the next book....the story of Melody's real parents. What a build up!
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Why can't impromptu pirate plays with happy endings and mad village riots over the best ale happen more often.
Amber Garabrandt
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful story!
Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Historical Romance -- this is a great second book to "Devil in My Bed", the first in the Runaway Brides trilogy. Looking forward to "Scoundrel in My Dreams" due out in October!
Kristin Broughton
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
It takes A LOT for historical romances to catch my attention, and this one did!
Riley Darkes
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Very much enjoyed this book. Still looking forward to the next!
Dec 10, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Star
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เลม 2 ในชุด "เจาสาวหนีรัก"

โทนเรืองออกแนวเฮฮา เดินทางระหกระเหินกวาปกติของโรมานซทัวไป
Super over the top. At least it was all wrapped up in a nicely tied bow.
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-read
Cute story but a little predictable. Melody steals the show. She is so cute.
Barbara James
Sep 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, historical
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Jennifer The Forgetful Fairy Queen
Very cute and fun 2nd book in this trilogy.
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