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A Rogue by Any Other Name Audiobook
A Rogue by Any Other Name
Written by: 
Sarah MacLean
Narrated by: 
Rosalyn Landor
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A Rogue by Any Other Name Audiobook

A Rogue by Any Other Name

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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, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to an unexplored world of pleasures.

Bourne may be a prince of London's illicit 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.

©2012 Sarah Trabucci (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 09-11-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 09-11-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    ""Better than Expected!""

    I loved this story! I really thought this would be another "bad boy gets tamed" but it was much more. The characters relationship has a sweet history that brings forth the fact they have actually been in love for years! Great love scenes and supporting characters. I am looking forward to the next novel and hope to see more Sarah MacLean on Audible! Rosalyn Landor is an excellent reader making each chararter sound individual. I can't wait for the next installment.

    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Griffis Central, SC, United States 02-09-13
    Griffis Central, SC, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "The very best romance novel I have downloaded"

    I love Sarah MacLean. This book was the first of hers I listened to and now I am hooked. Thank you Sarah and Audible!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Griffin, GA, United States 06-10-12
    Michelle Griffin, GA, United States 06-10-12 Member Since 2010

    I love to read! With kids, that hobby is impossible...enter Audible...problem solved. Chores that I dread are now quiet time for this Mommy!!!

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    "Better than Expected!"

    I loved this story! I really thought this would be another "bad boy gets tamed" but it was much more. The characters relationship has a sweet history that brings forth the fact they have actually been in love for years! Great love scenes and supporting characters. I am looking forward to the next novel and hope to see more Sarah MacLean on Audible!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tina 05-21-13
    Tina 05-21-13
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    Not sure why this was so well reviewed. The narrator is fine but the characters are insipid. At least the grammar isn't terrible.

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    darcus SAINT MARTIN, Guadeloupe 10-07-12
    darcus SAINT MARTIN, Guadeloupe 10-07-12 Member Since 2012

    French reading/listening in English! From the bi-nation island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten (French/Dutch) in the Caribbean. enjoy audible!

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    "I LOVE!!!"
    Would you listen to A Rogue by Any Other Name again? Why?

    Yes! Because I like the way this story was narrated!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Bravo Penelope! For outsmarting the wicked man!!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Penelope beat the vilain in a game of 21 (ahahah)!!!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Penelope was left in the front room of a new house sitting alone on a trunk for her wedding night. That was crude!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Keri 10-15-15
    Keri 10-15-15
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    "stick it through for the series"
    Any additional comments?

    The first of the series was a bit tedious, but I'm happy I stuck it out for the rest of the series. Each book improved, mainly because the characters became more interesting and developed. Decent historical romance albeit predictable, but then 98% of historical romances are utterly predictable. Fun series.

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    NancyQ-C 10-11-15
    NancyQ-C 10-11-15

    Nancy

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    "Roslyn Landor is a great talent"
    What made the experience of listening to A Rogue by Any Other Name the most enjoyable?

    Roslyn Landor uses her voice to give distinction and personality to each character. There is no screeching or grunting to the dialogue, the sign of a true professional. She is my favorite.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Memphis, Tennessee, United States 03-01-15
    Amazon Customer Memphis, Tennessee, United States 03-01-15 Member Since 2016

    Loving my life and hanging out with my four grandchildren!

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    "One of the best stories in this series!"

    I loved the start of this series. well written and the performance was excellent! After listening to this book I got the others without reading any reviews. They are just that good! You really can't go wrong with this series. All well worth the credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grace Albany, NY, United States 09-19-14
    Grace Albany, NY, United States 09-19-14

    In search of the next great Cindarella story

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    What did you like best about A Rogue by Any Other Name? What did you like least?

    the concept of the story


    Would you recommend A Rogue by Any Other Name to your friends? Why or why not?

    no because it could not fulfill its promise


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the last scene.... oh how I wish the whole book could have been just as romantic


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no not as it is


    Any additional comments?

    Please believe the negative reviews on this one. I wish I did... I really wanted to like this author she came highly recommended but now being shot in the foot twice ( I read One Good Duke deserve a lover also.... ) I will not go back The writer has some skills but not enough to pull her stories together... she over writes the female characters in one hand and disables them in the other... I wonder do she like men... because in both book they fell extremely short... I love to see an empowered woman but she must be paired with an even stronger man. Skipped through this towards the end and eventually skipped to the end.

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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-27-14
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-27-14 Member Since 2011

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Very good start to the series :)"

    4 stars

    This was a very good story. I liked Penelope very much and Bourne wasn't too bad either. I thought they made a good couple and I couldn't help rooting for them to get together. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough that I may try more of her work in the future.

    Penelope is the oldest daughter of 5 and becoming a spinster at the ripe old age of 28. She had been engaged to a Duke but he loved someone else and their engagement was broken in a scandal that caused Penelope to have trouble finding another suitable husband. She has had a few other offers but has been wanting more than the normal arranged marriage. Unfortunately she hasn't found more and now finds herself with none.

    Bourne is a Marquess who lost his parents at a young age. His guardian then convinced Bourne (as soon as he came of age and inherited everything) to wager everything he could that wasn't tied to his title on a game of cards...the winner of course was the guardian and Bourne was left with next to nothing. Bourne swore revenge and to get back everything that was stolen from him. Bourne has remade all the money many times over through his partnership in a gaming hell but he still looks for any way to get the rest back.

    Part of what Bourne lost was a large amount of land that's adjacent to his titled lands. These are worth a lot of money but Bourne's ex-guardian wont sell them. Eventually, Bourne finds out that the lands were lost in a card game to Penelope's father who attached them to her dowry. Bourne and Penelope used to be neighbors and very close friends as children. When Bourne lost his parents, he and Penelope were separated and then after he lost everything Penelope didn't hear from him again. Penelope isn't thrilled to find that her father is pushing her to marry and that he's attached Bourne's old property to her dowry. She doesn't want to have a stale, boring marriage but instead wants adventure and possibly love. Penelope's father doesn't care, he just insists that she get married to help her 2 unmarried sisters find husbands and not be affected by her old scandal and possible spinsterhood. Penelope isn't happy about this and escapes out of the house in the middle of the night for air and to think. She happens upon Bourne and he makes it quite clear that he's going to compromise her in order to make sure there's no choice but for them to get married immediately.

    Penelope isn't thrilled with the new, hard man that Bourne has become. She's also pissed that he wants to push her in to marriage because he wants the land and not her (but does have to concede that all her suitors come for her dowry and not her). Penelope and Bourne come to an agreement so she'll cooperate and are quickly married. Part of their deal is to make their marriage look real so there wont be any scandal and her sisters will be able to find good husbands so Bourne and Penelope do spend some time together pulling the wool over everyone's eyes. Things between them are rough at first and this isn't helped by the fact that Bourne has a lead on a method of revenge but it would take someone else down as well. Bourne is willing to use it but Penelope finds out and makes her displeasure with this known. This presents an problem because as Bourne and Penelope become closer they're held apart by his need for revenge. Things don't go easy for the pair but I liked the way things turned out and Bourne and Penelope do end the story starting their well deserved HEA.

    This was a very enjoyable story. I liked both Bourne and Penelope very much. Bourne was a bit of a jerk at first but it was understandable for a man that's been consumed by revenge for almost a decade. The story was engaging and I couldn't help rooting for Penelope and Bourne to work things out between them. I'll probably read more of the series in the future. I'd recommend this story. Thumbs up. :)

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