A Rogue by Any Other Name : Number 1 in series, Paperback Book

A Rogue by Any Other Name : Number 1 in series Paperback

Part of the Rules of Scoundrels series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets . . .A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title.

Now a partner in London's most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance - including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage.

How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures.

Bourne may be a prince of London's underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness - a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . even her heart.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Historical romance
  • ISBN: 9780749957186

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3 and half stars.<br/><br/>Full review to be posted soon:<br/><br/>This was a cute historical romance, which featured childhood friends who are forced into a marriage of convenience. The hero, Bourne is a jaded and cynical man after losing his lands to his guardian in a card game and is on mission to get his revenge. He seizes this chance when they become part of a dowry of his childhood friend Penelope and compromise and forces her to marry, which becomes a marriage of convenience so that her sisters chances to marry well aren't jeopardised and they form a partnership of sorts. I really love this trope and I loved the exchanges that Penelope and Bourne share. However I really felt at the midway point, the pacing got bogged down and I was getting tired of the way Bourne kept pushing her away so he would not feel vulnerable which got tiring. But the ending was fantastic and I loved the scene where it was Penelope who took control which was something she never had throughout her life and I loved that she did it in style! <br/>Sexy love scenes, witty repartees and child-hood sweethearts in a marriage of convenience is a great combination despite the slow middle, this was a fun and quick read!<br/>I look forward to the followups which will feature the partners of Bourne's Gambling club and the excerpt for the next book looks fun! <br/>