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The Rogue's Return (Company of Rogues #12)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  917 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
After years living in the new world of Canada, Simon St. Bride is ready to return to aristocratic life in England. But his plans are delayed by a duel and a young woman he feels honor-bound to marry, knowing that his family is unlikely to welcome her. For despite her beauty and seeming innocence, Jane Otterburn is hesitant to speak of her enigmatic past... Then treachery s ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Signet Book
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Jacob Proffitt
Again, it's been a few days, so details may escape me. And as with others in the series, you're probably better off if you've read a few before—and this one finally resolves the Hal/Blanche off-screen romance, so if you don't know who they are, you haven't read enough of them, yet.

And really, if it weren't for the Hal/Blanche wrap-up, I'd be tempted to advise skipping it. They're married really fast and fall in love shortly after so the tension is all internal from there. And it's all about poor
May 23, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's rather sad when the hero of a romance is so much more likable than the heroine; especially when you keep thinking to yourself every time she questions their relationship something along the lines of, "no, you don't deserve him. Just throw yourself overboard already."
Elis Madison
Simon St. Bride is a rescuer, so when a dying friend begs him to marry his orphaned niece, Simon agrees. Problem: He has dirt on some bad guys in Canada and the bad guys don't want him getting home to England with his info.

Jane Otterburn loves Simon, so part of her is aux anges over this marriage of convenience. But the more practical side of her sees problems. Lots of problems.


Jane is really Jancy, Jane's bastard sister. When Jane's mum died the two girls were sent t
Ana T.
Dec 08, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a while since I had read the other Rogue books but after reading Hazard and enjoying it so much I couldn't resist picking up the other Beverley's I had in the TBR pile. The first one was this story, the story of Simon St Bride who, when the story opens, is in America investigating a case of misappropriation of money. He has made himself quite a few enemies and one of them questions one of his friend's honour leading him to challenge him to a duel.

The duel ends up being interrupted and
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love the Canadian setting in the first half of the book. A nice mystery subplot, too.
N.W. Moors
Simon St Bride is planning to return home to England from Canada along with evidence of wrongdoing in Indian affairs by some British officials. He becomes entangled in a duel that goes wrong and he is forced to marry the niece of a friend. Jane has had a crush on Simon since she met him, but is living a life of lies; she's not who she says she is. Rather than confess she marries him anyway, somehow reasoning that she'll tell him the truth when they reach England and everything will work out. Of ...more
Nikki  Baum
Pretty damn boring. It honestly got 2 stars because it had some spice to it and wasn't a "wholesome" romance.
Sharon Eikenberry-Deary
But of course another wonderful read. Kept you guessing but as always the rogue gets what he wants and fixes the problem.
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'd never tried brandy before this year... but given all the brandy they drink in this series, it just seemed right. And I think I might have gone through a bottle with this book alone. *grin*
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A standard Jo Beverley book.
Which means dynamic interactions between a number of exciting characters, each as detailed as necessary - but no more than needed. The book does not get bogged down in unnecessary detail, contains an excellent supporting staff, and a goodly dose of suspense. When the ship-board villain was revealed, my mouth fell open for a moment!
This book is the romance of Simon St Bride, at the beginning of the book just a standard "mister." His bride to be is as low-born as possib
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Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK. At the age of eleven she went to an all-girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book. From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her ...more
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