Best Rogue/Rake Romance Books

This is a list for the best historical romance books that include rakes/rogues.
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4.19 avg rating — 37,093 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 31,363 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 138,179 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 35,136 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 213,506 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 62,717 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 71,098 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 105,164 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 58,950 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 47,776 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 20,415 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 18,046 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 32,749 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 25,772 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 452 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 1,120,254 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 36,532 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 32,584 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 24,542 ratings
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22

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4.33 avg rating — 180,586 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 19,304 ratings
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24

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4.09 avg rating — 14,147 ratings
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25

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4.09 avg rating — 14,121 ratings
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26

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3.98 avg rating — 12,948 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 34,674 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 14,392 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 27,281 ratings
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30

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3.90 avg rating — 21,910 ratings
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31

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3.86 avg rating — 8,060 ratings
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32

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3.98 avg rating — 25,926 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 14,830 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 62,661 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 8,591 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 6,568 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 9,661 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 7,039 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 58,586 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 10,500 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 6,064 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 12,977 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 16,787 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 8,383 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 4,670 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 10,554 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 24,657 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 24,061 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 26,113 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 14,088 ratings
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51

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3.94 avg rating — 11,354 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 14,191 ratings
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53

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4.32 avg rating — 26,627 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 17,104 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 203 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 28,969 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 46,259 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 7,392 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 16,934 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 17,609 ratings
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61

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4.17 avg rating — 21,646 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 8,622 ratings
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63

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3.92 avg rating — 15,487 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 10,673 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 7,987 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 3,086 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 30,713 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 19,947 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 12,102 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 7,967 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 31,573 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 10,065 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 7,213 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 36,138 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 6,367 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 4,735 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 3,240 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 18,050 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 10,786 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 3,849 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 10,940 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 8,466 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 21,881 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 74,784 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 12,861 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 15,066 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 37,107 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 50,015 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 3,710 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 3,791 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 3,770 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 7,185 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 13,963 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 2,704 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 3,281 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 11,344 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 2,714 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 8,830 ratings
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666 books · 1,515 voters · list created June 23rd, 2009 by J.D. Stroube (votes) .
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message 1: by Eastofoz (last edited Jun 23, 2009 03:53AM) (new)

Eastofoz Is this for Regencies only?


message 2: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube Eastofoz wrote: "Is this for Regencies only?"

No, it can be for any type of romance. It just has to have the hero as a rake/rogue etc.


message 3: by Nona (new)

Nona well I've only read one so there goes my voting.


message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle hum .. only read one of these and I really didn't think the hero in Lord of Scoundrels was really a rake.


message 5: by new_user (new)

new_user LOL. I'll vote, just as soon as I figure out which books I've read have rakes in them. xD


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) It can be roguish heroes, not necessarily womanizers, right. For instance Sheridan Drake in Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale. Not really a rake but definitely a roguish type.


message 7: by Jan (new)

Jan Late comment, but Michelle, if participating in orgies isn't rakish behavior, I'm not sure what else is.


message 8: by Adrienne Marie (new)

Adrienne Marie Michelle wrote: "hum .. only read one of these and I really didn't think the hero in Lord of Scoundrels was really a rake."

really? lol I disagree!! That was my favorite :)


namericanwordcat I don't think Slightly Dangerous should be on this list. The hero is not a rake at all. He has had one lover in the last 10 years whom he grieves for


message 10: by Jessica (new)

Jessica I need one rake in my life . . . just one! That's all I ask.


message 11: by AJ (new)

AJ Im not suprised that Devil In Winter is the first. St.Vincent is lovely rake/hero


message 12: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Aiashine wrote: "Im not suprised that Devil In Winter is the first. St.Vincent is lovely rake/hero"

Agreed! I read the book three times and I can't get enough of it.


message 13: by Danielle (new)

Danielle I feel like I'm just gradually reading this entire list! I love stories with rakes. Those are generally the only ones I read more than once.


message 14: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Shylah wrote: " . . . I love stories with rakes. Those are generally the only ones I read more than once."


Ah, me too. I can't get enough of rakes, rogues, alpha males . . . What I love the most about them is their cockiness, their I-am-impossible-to-resist-and-you-and-I-know-it attitude.


message 15: by Camille (new)

Camille Cole I've read these books so often that whenever i take it up to read again i can almost tell the stories word for word.......guess i'm an addict, just can't get enough...


message 16: by Messina (new)

Messina OH MY GOD I have to say that I read a lot of these that are on this list (all the Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, Sabrina Jeffries, and some others)! I loved ALL of them, so I'm gonna have to check out all the others! Definitely voting for this!


message 17: by Laura (new)

Laura J. Edward from The Suffragette Scandal:

"I have no moral sense to speak of, I lie, I cheat, I steal, and I'll probably drive you away screaming within the week. But if you marry me, I'll only do those things on your behalf."


message 18: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie namericanwordcat wrote: "I don't think Slightly Dangerous should be on this list. The hero is not a rake at all. He has had one lover in the last 10 years whom he grieves for"

I was thinking the very same thing (nearly six years later). It irked me enough to compel me to comment, though if it were an option, I would have simply upvoted your comment.

Wulfric is a great character, but not at all a rake or rogue. He sure got a lot of votes, though.


message 19: by Paula (new)

Paula Camille Hey hi! Alrighties i am just so desperate and i hope you can help me! I'm trying to find out the name of the historical romance book i stumbled upon years ago. The main heroine enters this dungeon and proposes a marriage or some sort of one night stand, i'm not sure... the man was about to be hanged anyway. Many years passes and she thought he was dead but she was suddenly shocked when he shows up in her front door steps very much alive.. that's all i remember about it! Thank you so much for anyone who thinks of something.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Have you tried the group "What's the Name of That Book?"


message 21: by Bhabyann5678 (new)

Bhabyann5678 Paula wrote: "Hey hi! Alrighties i am just so desperate and i hope you can help me! I'm trying to find out the name of the historical romance book i stumbled upon years ago. The main heroine enters this dungeon ..."

Shanna
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