‘A Rogue by Any Other Name’ by Sarah MacLean

arbaon-smlSTORY: 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 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.

REVIEW: I loved the premise of four men, on the outs with their families, joining forces and going into business together, having a gaming establishment in London. Each one contributes with a skill of his own, as an accountant, a manager, a security, and the owner.

I disliked the hero almost as much as I liked the heroine. As for the plot, I was torn in two as well. I liked it in theory, but not in execution. The pace of the story was okay, although it did meander from time to time.

This author is a hit or miss for me. this story started out great, middle way it took a wrong turn, but then it course corrected … a bit. In the end, I have to admit that the parts I liked outweighed the parts I didn’t.

Melanie for b2b

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