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O sotie potrivita pentru un marchiz (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1)
Title : O sotie potrivita pentru un marchiz (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1)
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Language : English
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Number of Pages : 396

TICALOSII NU CER NICIODATA,ISI IAU SINGURI TOT CEEA CE-SI DORESC... Cu zece ani in urma,marchizul de Bourne a cazut in dizgratie,fiind obligat sa paraseasca inalta societate.Astfel,se va transforma in Bourne cel dur si lipsit de sentimente,ajungand unule dintre proprietarii celui mai exclusivist club de jocuri din Londra,si va face tot ce-i va sta in putinta pentru a-si reTICALOSII NU CER NICIODATA,ISI IAU SINGURI TOT CEEA CE-SI DORESC... Cu zece ani in urma,marchizul de Bourne a cazut in dizgratie,fiind obligat sa paraseasca inalta societate.Astfel,se va transforma in Bourne cel dur si lipsit de sentimente,ajungand unule dintre proprietarii celui mai exclusivist club de jocuri din Londra,si va face tot ce-i va sta in putinta pentru a-si recastiga mostenirea - inclusiv s-o ia de sotie pe cuviinciasa si perfecta Lady Penelope Marbury.Ruperea unei logodne si anii de curtari dezamagitoare au deteminat-o pe Penelope sa nu mai fie interesata de o casnicie linistita si comfortabila,tanjind dupa un barbat care sa-i ofere mult mai mult de-atat.Ce noroc ca sotul ei are acces la o lume de placeri gata sa fie explorata. Desi este printul lumii decazute din Londra,Bourne jura sa o tina pe Penelope neatinsa de pacat - ceea ce se va dovedi o mare provocare in momentul in care doamna isi va descoperi dorinta de a paria orice pentru fericirea lor...chiar si inima.


O sotie potrivita pentru un marchiz (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1) Reviews

  • Sarah MacLean

    I mean, if I don't like it, what hope do you have?!

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*

    “I am too imperfect for you,” he whispered at her temple.“You are perfectly imperfect for me.”I just I love this book. I love the cover. I love the writing; every single sentence. I enjoyed reading it. I love the plot, oh yes, no better plot than revenge. I love the characters, both of them. But most of all; I love you Sarah MacLeanGimme more books like these“You have my land, Penelope,” he whispered at her ear, the sound low and liquid and altogether too distracting even as it sent [...]

  • Baba

    FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED5+++ VERY SHINY STARS!"I want to lay you down in the light of The Angel and make love to you."Wow, wow, wow! What a fabulous read! *hugging my Kindle* Prepare yourself to be gushed upon.From revenge to love. Michael intends to corrupt Penelope. He wants to turn her from light to dark, from good to bad. His goal is to totally ruin her. And it will feel so splendid. A Rogue by Any Other Name is such a great example why I love to read HR. *does the happy dance*Despite my minor [...]

  • Ilona Andrews

    I promised I would let you know how A Rogue By Any Other Name went. I really enjoyed it.In early eighteen hundreds, Michael Lawler, Marquess of Bourne, freshly in control of his family's estate at the ripe age of twenty one, is playing cards with his late father's friend, Viscount of Langford. Viscount of Langford is a trusted ally, father to Michael's best friend. Until recently Langford oversaw Michael's fortune and had just turned it over to him.Michael trusts Langford and when the viscount d [...]

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

    A Rogue by Any Other Name is the first book in Sarah MacLean’s The Rules of Scoundrels series and from the first page to the last is filled with emotion – happiness, heartbreak, passion, romance – a truly fabulous story!I often find, with historical romances, that the rules society has placed on the women can make them seem mousey and pathetic, so I love it when an author takes those women and makes them strong enough to laugh at their peers – or at least not care enough to conform to wh [...]

  • Mo

    "I’m going to corrupt you"Again, I ask myself why do I only dip into Historicals a few times a year? This was a great book. Loved the heroine. Loved the hero. Love stories where he vows to himself that he will not be lured by a woman and fall in love…. But of course it does happen!"You’re like the rattle of dice. The shuffle of cards. You call to me until I ache with desire for you"A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in Londo [...]

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)

    I choose you. I choose love.And the world says, "aww"I think my weeks-long book slump finally ended when I decided to go back and finish the second half of this. It's really too bad that I seem to have a roadblock every single time I try out a new Historical Romance author. No other genre works me over in such a way, to where I'm stuck in an exact idea of what I want to be reading (a.k.a. Kleypas type of wit), and if my ideals are not met right away, I tend to balk and kick my feet until someone [...]

  • Elizabeth (Liz)

    - The Story (taken from back-cover blurb) -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 [...]

  • Susanne

    She realized how little she wanted a quiet life of pastel colors and quadrilles and tepid lemonade. She wanted more. *Happy sigh* What a wonderful book! Sometime you stumble on these HR gems that makes you smile, gush and wish you lived in a different time. Sarah McLean is a wonderful author!"Sirrah! Do not come any closer! I…", she flailed for a decent threat. "I am armed!"His response was unmoved. "Do you plan to smother me with your muff?""You, sir, are not a gentleman.""Ah. Truth at last." [...]

  • Laura the Highland Hussy

    demonloversbooksandmoreMy very first thought as I started this book, perhaps two chapters in, was “The hero is such a bastard!” followed by, “Good. They always fall the hardest.” I wasn’t wrong.Bourne is playing a game of cards with Viscount Langford, his best friend’s father, and his guardian, when he loses. Not just loses, but loses big. Bourne loses everything. Langford purposely goaded Bourne and pushed him into wagering his holdings. Langford’s reasoning was that he’d been t [...]

  • KatLynne

    Sarah MacLean has become one of my favorite HR authors. I enjoy her writing style and I find myself highlighting nearly every three or four pages. It’s like, “Oh my, I just love how she said that,” and I have to stop and do the Kindle highlight thing:) I crave dialogue in my novels and this one doesn’t disappoint! It is sexy, witty, poignant and refreshing! While there are a few places that could be referred to as “cheesy,” it still worked for me and I loved it!The young Michael, Mar [...]

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    After having read so many insipid, good, but uncomplicated Regency romances lately, this book was a breath of fresh air for me.The Marquess of Bourne had a dissolute youth, and lost his family estate to of at through a game of cards, and decides to make it his mission in life to get his estate back as well as get revenge on the man who won it from him (Viscount Langford and his innocent son, Tommy). Frankly, I think that Langford did him a favor, since that was the kick in the ass that got him o [...]

  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    The perfect place to start reading Sarah MacLean is with the first of her Rule of Scoundrels series. One of the very best of today’s historical romance authors.

  • Yolanda

    #RetoÍntimo14,54ª vez que lo leo y ENCANTA!!!!#RetoRitaEs la 3ª vez que leo este libro y me dan ganas de leer toda la serie otra vez.Me gusta mucho como escribe Sarah MacLean y los personajes que crea. Aquí tenemos a Bourne, que lleva 10 años viviendo para vengarse, duro, frío y al que no le importa nada con tal de llevar a cabo su venganza. Es un canalla de esos que me gustan, me encanta.Penélope, qué delicia. A sus 28 años, considerada una solterona, sobrevive al escándalo de verse a [...]

  • Mandi Schreiner

    At the age of 21, Michael Lawler, Marquess of Bourne and a gambling addict, lost everything he had in a game of cards with Langford. He lost all he had inherited from his parents' untimely death to a man who sat there and laughed at him. Embarrassed and devastated, Bourne vanishes, not to be seen in polite society again. His only thought is for revenge, to bury Langford one day and reclaim his lands of Falconwell. For nine years Bourne worked his way up, becoming part-owner of The Fallen Angel, [...]

  • Bark

    I listened to this book as an unabridged audiobook read by Rosalyn Landor. She does a fine rather snooty job with the narration which fits the historical setting and a fabulous job with the heroine but when it comes time to do to the manly voices I cringed a little. I would’ve much rather had a male voicing the guy parts but they didn’t ask me.It’s been a bit since I’ve read a historical romance and this one had a lovely leisurely setup that introduced the relationship between childhood [...]

  • Jilly

    Back in ye old days, marriage was a business transaction - all about what would look good on paper. So, many of these Regency Era books have the formula of a marriage first, then a love story where the husband and wife fall in love. This is one of those talesd he was kind of a dickThis is your typical bad boy tricks girl into marrying him, treats her like crap, she falls for him anyway, he realizes he loves her back stories. And, yet, it is cute, funny, and I find that I am a sucker for these ki [...]

  • Lisa

    All right, I will admit that I am in love with Sarah MacLean's books. She started me on my new found historical love affair with her superb Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake and I have not looked back so I may be a bit biased in saying that I have loved everything she has since written, including A Rogue By Any Other Name. This book is a bit different though as our hero, Michael, Marquess of Bourne is quite unlikable for a good bit of the book. He forces a marriage of convenience with an [...]

  • Nuria Llop

    (24ª lectura del #RetoRita)Una buena novela del género. Comparada con lo que se publica en castellano desde hace unos años, diría incluso que muy buena. He disfrutado más de la relectura que de la primera lectura que hice cuando se publicó, y supongo que es precisamente por esa falta de romántica histórica de calidad editada en España últimamente. De hecho, confieso que, al acabar de leerla, me compré el resto de la serie sin dudarlo y la devoré en pocos días (ya comentaré esas nov [...]

  • Dinjolina

    The books started out fabulously. It was solid, fun, witty, and angsty.I was sure it will be perfect!And it was, up untill about half way trough. Then it was just flat. Not bad, per sebut almost boring. It seemed like after the hero's turn-around everything was done in a straight line. Even the famous card scene with the heroine and the eeeeevil enemy left me cold.Also, a lot of things were never adressed. Like Mrs.Worth. The very young servats. The mistress-should-live-here-not-a-normal-family [...]

  • Crista

    *****3 1/2 stars*****What an incredibly wonderful yet frustrating read! The idea for this series is genius. Four incredibly delicious hot men are business partners in the most successful gaming house in London. Each man serves a function within the gaming house: Accountant, Manager, Bouncer/Security, and Owner.This is Bourne's book. Cross, the accountant, will be featured in the next book.This book captivated me from the opening line and I couldn't put it down! Sadly there were some issues with [...]

  • Lucy Westenra

    Este libro forma parte del #RetoRita y he acertado totalmente :DLos protas me han gustado muchísimo, tanto el cabroncete de Bourne como Penélope y su afán de aventuras <3 Mucha química y encuentros chispeantes entre los dos. La estructura del libro muy chula con las cartas intercaladas entre los capis. No le pongo 5 estrellitas porque al final Bourne se pasa un poco a blandis amoroso y tanto azúcar en un canalla no me convence nada xDEl siguiente de la saga promete muuuchoooo!!!!

  • Mafi

    Gosteienso e aquele epílogo. faz querer o próximo imediatamente! :D----()Penso que escrever um romance de época em que o enredo já não tenha sido escrito centenas ou até mesmo milhares de vezes. Este também não é original, todos eles copiam alguns detalhes uns dos outros mas há algo nesta autora que me faz gostar muito dos seus livros. Bourne é realmente um marquês irresistível e adorei os pormenores da relação dele com a Penelope quando eram jovens, nas cartas trocadas por ambos. [...]

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    Posted onUnder the CoversA ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME is the first book in a new series called The First Rule of Scoundrels. In this book, the Marquess of Bourne lost everything but his title in a gaming hell. His land, servants, clothes, everything was taken away from him. So Michael vows revenge; his aim to one day retrieve everything that was taken away from him.Ten years later, Michael is now one of the owners of London’s most exclusive gaming hell. His life holds excitement and success, but [...]

  • Beatriz

    Una lectura rápida y entretenida, con buenos personajes, buen argumento y buen desenlace, aunque quizá algunas de sus partes se hacen un poco repetitivas. Es la primera entrega de la serie “Las reglas de los canallas”, que tiene la gracia de trasladar la trama a los bajos mundos londinenses de la época. Aunque no es de las novelas llamadas a destacar en el género, cumple las expectativas.

  • ♡Karlyn P♡

    I had a love / hate with this book. I loved the writing voice, loved Penny and her family, and loved the friends-to-lover plot. But I didn't like Michael for much of the book, I didn't like the pacing of the romance as it went too quick, and I didn't like the revenge plot as it felt a bit forced. Overall, the story kept me engaged and entertained, but it didn't 'WOW' me. I will continue with the series as there is plenty about the men at the gaming Hell that has me interested for more.

  • Lady Heather

    Re-Read: January 12-13, 2018Ms. MacLean has done it again!!LOVED! LOVED! LOVED Penelope!Her strength, intelligence, courage, wit, loyalty, and her 'steel' to settle for nothing less than what she wantedAMAZING!! and Lord Bourne Michael.WOW!!!He was everything a 'scoundrel' should be, and no matter how many times he tried to push Penelope away, she kept hoping to see a glimpse of the childhood friend she once knew.Reading how they each played their cards, and waiting to see the others next move w [...]

  • Duchess Nicole

    It was good. Not as good as Nine Rules or Eleven Scandals, but still a solid read. The epilogue itself was almost worth an extra star. At least the first part of it. It brought tears to my eyes. The second part is almost a 'to be continued' for the next couple, whose book comes out later this year.Penelope is a strong, patient woman. Much more patient than I could ever be, both with Leigton (from Eleven Scandals, remember, he broke their engagement), her father, and Bourne. She has literally bee [...]

  • Alba M.

    «—Soy demasiado imperfecto para ti – susurró contra su sien.—Eres perfectamente imperfecto para mí.»No ha estado tan mal el libro. No es de los mejorcitos que he leído pero me ha gustado bastante. Como siempre mis quejas PARA LA PROTAGONISTA, of course lo que es ella, hasta el 90% del libro: una pusilánime de cuidado. Creo que como ella, mucha gente no entiende que con el paso de los años todos cambiamos, y Penélope no parecía capaz de entender que Michael había cambiado. No, ell [...]

  • Mari

    I'll have words about this one. Compulsively readable, endlessly trite, essentially forgettable.