As Rich as A Rogue

As Rich as A Rogue

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Third in the saucy, vibrant Rakes & Rogues Regency romance series from USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee A most unusual wager Mari Powel's fiery Welsh temper is up. Peter Norwood, Lord Whitly, is back in town after six years romping around India making his fortune. Mari blames him for her social downfall and has spent all this time clawing her way back into the ton's good graces. How dare he show up on his first day back and publicly embroil her in a bet involving long-awaited apologies, illicit kisses, and Lady Illston's unruly parakeet? Mari is outraged, and is going to show him-and everyone else-what she's made of. Little does she know, the unrepentant Lord Whitly has been dreaming of her all this time. Now he'll do anything to win the wager-along with Mari's heart. Praise for One Rogue at a Time: "Vivid and energetic ... with a delightfully dazzling edge." - Night Owl Reviews "Readers will enjoy every enchanting moment [of] Lee's lively, humorous romp-may be her best book yet!" - RT Book Reviews , Top Pick! "A magnificent romp." - Fresh Fiction.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Sourcebooks,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781492605065
Characteristics: 1 online resource (416 pages)
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Janet_Reads Sep 22, 2016

Jade Lee’s As Rich as a Rogue was a very wonderful surprise to read. I thought it would be a typical historical romance novel. The plot did not seem very unique, but I happily discovered it held a few wonderful surprises that make this a very entertaining and delightful read.

As Rich as a Rogue is the third book in Ms. Lee’s Rakes and Rogues series. I do not believe you need to read the prior works to enjoy this one. Our heroine Mari Powel has been fighting her perceived impulsive nature the last six years after she was labeled the 'Wayward Welsh' by our hero Peter Norwood, Lord Whitly. Peter gave Mari the label at a ball and soon left England after to make his own way in India. He did not realize he had caused any social problems for Mari. He returns after six years with the intent to woo Mari as he has never forgotten her and is surprised she suffered from the descriptive name he gave her.

Peter finds Mari’s waywardness to be one of the things he likes about her best, so he is baffled that she has spent years hiding herself. Mari is not of noble birth and is Welsh; therefore, society’s perception of her is much more important to her than Peter as he has the luxury of being heir to an earldom. It is easier for him to not care what society thinks.

Their reunion after Peter’s return from India starts with a bang as Peter immediately pushes Mari's buttons causing her to act impulsively. The two immediately meet and become embroiled in a wager that has all of society talking.

As I try to describe the parts of this story that made it so wonderful, I find it is easier for me to list them. It is a collection of little bits and unique pieces here and there that weave to make the story.

- Mari and Peter have some of the best dialogue. They were hilarious, and it was fun to see them interact.
- Mari’s father was a cit and Peter had to, of course, obtain his approval to court and marry Mari. The scenes where Peter visits her father at his office and then they return home for lunch and an Indian alcoholic beverage are some of my favorite scenes ever. Their interaction was hilarious!
- Peter knows how he feels about Mari and knows what he loves about her is her big personality and her love of life. He encourages her not to hide herself.
- Peter respected Mari and wanted to be supportive of her versus seeing her. The beautiful things he says to her to make her understand his feelings and love at the end of the book were fantastic.
- Peter did a few things in the book that took great courage. He is a hero in every sense of the term.

I am probably not able to adequately describe what makes this book such a gem. It is this compilation of little unique pieces that create a beautiful story. I hope you enjoy Peter and Mari’s story in As Rich as a Rogue as much as I did!

ARC kindly provided by publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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