Title: As Rich As A Rogue
Series: Rakes and Rogues #3
Author: Jade Lee
Genre: Regency Romance, Historical Romance
Published: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
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.
Titles in this series include: 50 Ways To Ruin A Rake – One Rogue AT A Time – As Rich As A Rogue
Oh, what a delicious time a wager over a parakeet will get Mari and Peter into. For six long years Mari has been hiding her natural self behind dull, drab clothing, an unflattering hair style and a difficult to maintain at times quiet, biddable personality transplant. All to work her way back into the good graces of the ton. Without a titled family, and only her family riches to back her, Mari’s choices for a suitable marriage were quite damaged by one annoying man all those years ago. Wayward Welsh indeed. Had he truly no idea what such a comment could do to a lady’s reputation in London! It was beside the point that she’d cut him down to size as well. Peter had left London to head to India to make his fortune, Mari remained in London to try to repair the damage they both had done to her marriage chances.
Peter has returned to England. A changed man in many ways, but a man still in love with the little spitfire he’d left behind. He intended to make Mari his wife and didn’t see where that would be all that difficult to achieve… until his return six years later, and he got an earful of exactly what his lady love thought of him. Now, he not only has this silly wager to win but also is determined to discover what his father has been doing with the family’s finances. Nothing good, that’s for certain. Peter may have changed, but Mari has as well – and in his opinion, not for the better. He wants his spitfire wayward woman back – and he’s going to enjoy every moment of bring his love back to herself and into his heart.
I enjoyed As Rich As A Rogue very much. Mari is a delightful character. She’s sassy, stubborn and quite willingly gets into mischief. She may have attempted to change her outward appearance for the world she lived in, but within she was still that little spitfire that Peter had wronged with a, to him, simple comment. Peter had matured during his time away and while he understood Mari, he also knew that they would be perfect for each other. He had to get past her anger in order for her to see what was so clear to him.
This entire series has been such fun to read, and this story simply adds to that enjoyment. If you love Regency romance then As Rich As A Rogue should be on your radar.
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