A Rogue by Any Other Name
Avon/February 28, 2012/$7.99
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.
Sarah MacLean takes a couple of well-worn romance tropes—the marriage for fortune and the thirst for revenge—peoples them with engaging characters, and wraps them in some sensuous writing. Oh, and she manages to throw in a little of her trademark humor.