Best Rogue/Rake Romance Books

This is a list for the best historical romance books that include rakes/rogues.
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3.75 avg rating — 371 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 21,952 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 927,096 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 25,763 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 25,486 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 151,356 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 23,143 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 16,648 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 10,395 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 6,488 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 19,091 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 5,680 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 11,295 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 20,232 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 46,086 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 160 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 21,634 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 13,722 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 6,780 ratings
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568 books · 1,319 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 (Back to the Books) 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 Aiashine (new)

Aiashine 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.


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