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THE WICKEDEST SECRET...Major Nathaniel Grey is free to bed whomever he wants, whenever he chooses, and that's exactly how he likes it. His only loyalties are to country and the two friends he served with—brothers he'd do anything for. So when one of them is gravely injured and asking for his little sister, Grey will move heaven and earth to bring her home. He's greeted notTHE WICKEDEST SECRET...Major Nathaniel Grey is free to bed whomever he wants, whenever he chooses, and that's exactly how he likes it. His only loyalties are to country and the two friends he served with—brothers he'd do anything for. So when one of them is gravely injured and asking for his little sister, Grey will move heaven and earth to bring her home. He's greeted not by the gangly girl he remembers, but a stunningly beautiful woman holding a loaded musket. And he's utterly captivated by her...IS A SECRET SEDUCTIONOnce upon a time, Emily would have loved nothing more than a stolen hour with her brother's best friend, the dashing officer who captured her heart and soul. But things are different now—and so is she. Gone is the eager young woman who believed in love. In her place is a widow weighed down with secrets who desperately needs to disappear before they're revealed. But Grey's sinfully sexy smile offers protection unlike anything she's ever known, tempting her to risk everything . . . even her heart....

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Along Came a Rogue Reviews

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-02-19 22:45

    'Along Came a Rogue' by Anna Harrington is book two in the "The Secret Life of Scoundrels" series. This is the story of Major Nathaniel Grey and Emily (Grey's best friends sister). Grey has no real past as he was an orphan who has struggled on the 'fringe' of society most of his life after making up a childhood that would pass him along as something more that an abandon baby/orphan. Now we find that his best friend has been hurt and he wants his sister Emily by his side. Grey and Emily were caught kissing when they were both young and were quickly separated and haven't seen each other in years. Emily had moved on and married and has since just became a widow. When Emily doesn't come running to her brother side Grey shows up to make her.But we find that things aren't what they seem with Emily. Can Grey help Emily and also get her to her brother? Grey also finds that Emily has turned into a very attractive women that he is find impossible to stay away from. Please follow more reviews at the below sites:https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1... http://sissymaereads.blogspot.com/https://www.facebook.com/sally.mae.39...http://booklikes.com/https://romancebookreviewforyou.wordp...https://www.facebook.com/groups/17091...https://twitter.com/soapsrus68https://www.pinterest.com/u2soapsrus/

  • herdys
    2019-02-28 19:49

    It would've gotten 4 stars without that bit of noble idiocy at the end. I just hated that both characters took turns thinking they weren't good enough *sigh*

  • Caz
    2019-03-13 23:53

    I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up.This second book from new author Anna Harrington is an enjoyable story with an engaging central couple and a steamy romance that is based around one of my favourite tropes – that of youthful would-be lovers who come together some years later and discover they never really got over each other. That aspect of Along Came a Rogue works well in the sense that the author shows clearly that there is a strong bond between the protagonists, despite their separation; but while the book is very readable and well-written, the pacing is uneven, there are places where things could have been tightened up and there is one particular plot point that is redundant.Five years before the book begins, sixteen-year-old Lady Emily Matteson became infatuated with the dashingly handsome Captain Nathaniel Grey, a friend of her brother’s. Even then Grey had the sort of reputation to cause the respectable matrons of society to want to lock up their daughters; added to which he is a nobody – the son of a blacksmith who has made his own way in life through dint of hard work, he is doubly unsuitable as a match for a well-bred young lady. Not that anything so permanent crossed his mind when Emily one day asked him to kiss her so that she would know what to do when she had a suitor. Against his better judgement, Grey gave in to her pleas, only to be thrown out of the house at gunpoint when they were discovered in a full lip-lock. Five years later, and now a major, Grey has been relieved from active duty due to an injury and has been offered a prestigious position in Spain, one he is keen to take up as soon as possible. But his plans are changed abruptly when his good friend Thomas Matteson is attacked by thieves and severely injured. With death hovering close by, Thomas begs Grey to fetch Emily from her home in Yorkshire. The last time they saw each other was years ago, and they quarreled – and Thomas wants desperately to see her. Grey sets off immediately and arrives at Snowden Hall travel-stained and weary only to be shot at and threatened by a harpy he doesn’t immediately recognise as the “stick with blond braids” he’d kissed all those years ago. And when he does recognise her, he’s stunned to discover that the vibrant, happy young woman he left behind has become a woman haunted by fears she won’t disclose and whose immediate reaction to his presence is to try to push him away. Ms Harrington creates a potent atmosphere of tension and menace in these early chapters, and achieved a good balance between making me want Emily to confide in Grey and let him help her, and not wanting the suspense to come to an end too soon. She wisely opts not to drag it out, but once we find out why Emily is behaving as she is, and after she and Grey have to flee her home to escape the danger, the story starts to drag until it reaches the last few chapters.Once Emily and Grey have left Yorkshire and she has told him about her situation, the plot shifts to concentrate more on their relationship and on the … I was going to say development of the romance, but to be honest, this is another place the book falls down, in that the author places a great reliance on the fact that Grey and Emily were smitten with each other before and it doesn’t take much to rekindle those embers. In spite of Emily’s initial hostility and Grey’s determination to get to the bottom of it, the mental lusting gets going speedily, and not long after that, the lusting – and the relationship – turns physical. The love scenes are sensual and well-written, but – again, there’s a but – the inclusion of several of them as the couple journeys to London slows the pacing and I was tempted to skim them.The biggest problem I had with the story, though, is with Emily’s sudden realisation late on in the story that if Grey were to abandon his posting to Spain and remain in England with her, he would come to resent her because she has tied him down and stopped him doing all the things he wanted to do with his life. I really dislike this sort of self-sacrifice and the “I know what is best for you” attitude adopted by those characters who attempt to martyr themselves because they are convinced they will make the person they love miserable. Grey is initially presented as the “love ‘em and leave ‘em” type – he even tells Emily that he uses women for sex and that’s all he wants, giving her the chance to change her mind about becoming his lover. But he comes to realise that he’s changing and that some things are more important than his career, while Emily is regressing emotionally for reasons that are ridiculously flimsy. She tries to get Grey to believe she no longer wants him because she has a position to uphold in society and he is a commoner – he does have a bee in his bonnet about the fact that he is barely tolerated by the ton, and gets his own back by bedding bored society wives – but he knows her better than that and won’t give up.And this brings me to the redundant plot point I mentioned. Grey has always told his friends that he is the son of a village blacksmith, whereas in fact, he’s an orphan. I’m not sure what difference this knowledge would have made to them or to his career, but when Emily rejects him, he decides he needs to find out the truth once and for all. He confronts his benefactor, and finally discovers the truth of something he has long suspected and which suddenly makes him a more eligible match for her. I can’t say much more without spoilers, but suffice to say, it makes no sense and the story would have been better off without it.In spite of my criticisms, Along Came a Rogue is by no means a bad book and I’m going to give it a qualified recommendation. The writing is generally strong, and the fact that I enjoyed it as much as I did given its faults, says something about Anna Harrington’s abilities as a storyteller. Grey’s character growth, in particular, is handled well and even though I wanted to smack some sense into Emily in the latter parts of the book, they make a well-matched couple and I came away from the novel satisfied that they had each got what they deserved.

  • Anna's Herding Cats
    2019-03-05 17:56

    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.5 Reasons Along Came a Rogue was Fabulous!What a beautifully done romance. Cover to cover Along Came A Rogue was lovely, exciting and oh so very romantic. The quick of it is that Emily's brother has been gravely injured and his only request is for Emily to come to his bedside but for reasons of her own she's not come yet so Nathaniel decides he's going to make it happen. His best friend wants his sister...he's gonna get his sister even if Nathaniel has to drag her kicking and screaming across the country side to make it happen. Little does he know the danger he's about to set loose!And now why it was amazing...1. Opening paragraph. It killed me. The surprise, the naughty, the omg I wanna know more! In the shadows of the private opera box, Nathaniel Grey lowered the glass of whiskey from his lips and smiled down at the beautifully coiffed head bobbing at his crotch.2. The hero! Grey is a rogue but sweet and caring and dreamy. I fell for him completely and how he was with Emily. Especially after finding out her big secret and what had truly kept her away from her family. He was an orphan who fought his way to a successful career in the military and hid his upbringing with a fierceness. I just loved him completely and that his social status was 'beneath' hers. It made for an interesting issue.3. Emily was a wonderful heroine too. She's hiding a big secret and has so much on her plate but she held herself together with class and kept her head. You could see the good in her heart and I loved that when she found out HIS secret she wasn't phased either. She was a heroine you could root for and that I could easily see being friends with.4. The heat is AMAZING. These two have some serious chemistry and they put their time together as they travel from her country home to London to GOOD use. It's delicious, sexy and shiver-worthy.5. Fast paced adventure! This was an exciting book! There's always something happening and I loved the energy and feel. Harrington held me completely captive. It's such an amazing feeling when that happens. The journey they went on both physically and emotionally was just such a ride! There was a good bit of danger as well and while I figured it out fairly early on it was still so good!6. Okay and adding one extra in. I just loved the romance of these two. They have a different dynamic because of her secret but it was beautifully done and so incredibly touching. Everything about them just grabbed my heart and left me smitten.All in all, Harrington is proving to be an amazing voice in the historical world. Along Came A Rogue was beautifully done. Plain and simple this is a gorgeous romance that'll leave you sighing in delighted pleasure.

  • Amanda
    2019-02-23 22:57

    3.5 stars!Whooooo. Anna Harrington sure can write hot love scenes. Especially when they involve baths, carriages or scaling a bedroom window via rope (yes, this actually happens).An easy read with wonderful prose and characters, there was much enjoy about Along Came a Rogue (love that title by the way). However, I did find that Emily and Grey’s romance was a bit lacking. I think it was the quickness of how they went from not hearing from nor seeing each other in years to ohmygod I want you FOREVER that made their relationship not 100% believable. But their potent chemistry and the many sweet moments they shared constantly had me forgetting the issues I had with them, or the plot. Their pull was just too good to deny!I’ll definitely be reading Edward and Kate’s (they were so darling here!) book next and I’m really looking forward to Thomas’s story in April. His heroine’s going to be a highwaywoman apparently? BRING IT ON!!!!

  • Adria (Musings and Reviews)
    2019-03-09 00:41

    Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.Along Came a Rogue is a swoon worthy romance that had me wanting to go right back to the beginning and read it all over again once I reached the end.Basically the story begins when one of Major Nathaniel Grey’s best friends is seriously hurt and begins to ask for his sister. Grey promises to bring her to him no matter what but when Grey arrives at her home she’s not in the friendliest of moods and she’s not the skinny little girl affectionately known as “Brat” anymore. Instead Grey finds that Emily is a grown woman and while she might have once been thrilled by the prospect of spending time with him, her childhood crush, now all she is to be left alone with her secrets.From the moment they met up again I just knew that Grey and Emily’s romance was a romance that was worth reading and savoring. With each page I grew more and more convinced that Along Came a Rogue was going to be one of those rare books that made me fall madly, deeply in love with the beginning, middle and happy end of Grey and Emily’s romance. I fell in love with the love story. If that makes sense. There was such a connection between the two characters that went far beyond the physical and it just worked so well for these characters. Anna Harrington knew just how to portray both personalities in a way that left no doubt that Grey and Emily were meant to be together. I’ve rarely ever been this enamored with a couple! And Grey made the word “brat” seem like the tenderest of endearments.Each scene flowed so nicely into the next that it made my reading experience smooth and uninterrupted but it was what was happening in each scene that held my attention. There was never a dull moment in this book whether it was Grey and Emily’s growing romance or the suspense of why Emily felt she had to carry a musket on the day she was reunited with Grey.I obviously missed the first book in the series but I didn’t have any trouble following along with this story and while the previous book’s couple, Edward and Kate Westover, the Duke and Duchess of Strathmore do appear in this book, there isn’t anything that would spoil me from reading their story. Then there was Emily’s brother, Thomas who had such a strong, loving bond with his sister that it added to my already enjoyable experience.Final Verdict: Along Came a Rogue is a beautifully written romance with an underdog hero and a determined heroine that you can’t help but fall in love with. I can’t say enough good things about this book. Definitely a “Best Read” pick. The first one this year actually.

  • Jaci
    2019-03-09 16:44

    This is the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it. Emily and Grey are strong characters and the plot was smooth and well paced.Grey knew Emily since she was a young girl, being best friends with her brother. Her brother is wounded and wants to see his sister, so Grey goes to bring her home. What he finds is a beautiful woman who is hiding secrets and whatever she is hiding terrifies her. They are attracted to each other and since she is a widow, there is no obstacles to them becoming lovers. The sex scenes are hot and they become more and more attached to each other. He will do anything to protect her, even risk his own life for her. The mystery of the person who wants her dead is intriguing and the action is edge of your seat reading.The love story is inspiring and the HAE is awesome.Received this complimentary copy from the publisher for an honest review.

  • Ashley Fennessy
    2019-02-16 21:00

    Anna Harringtons second book establishes her ability to write intriguing and endearing characters. Nathaniel and Emily drag your heart along on their tumultuous road leaving you rooting for them the whole way. Twists and turns keep you on your toes and your nose to the binding. I have been a lover of romance novels for 15 years and it's rare I find a new author who can keep me wondering what comes next and looking forward to the next book in a series. Harrington accomplishes the impossible with little effort from page one. If you are looking for a novel that is more than just romance but a journey of friends and compatriots this novel is for you.I was given a free copy for my honest opinion.

  • Debbie Lester
    2019-03-10 22:47

    Anna Harrington brings readers the second book in her Secret Life of Scoundrels series, Along Came a Rogue. This one is quite the steamy read even from the first paragraph! It's easy to see why Harrington is quickly becoming an author to keep an eye on in the historical romance genre. Compelling characters with plenty of secrets, a touch of mystery and tons of action both in the bedroom and out. A great new book from Anna Harrington!What I liked:Regency romances are all about the splendor and opulence of the ton. It's about decorum and the proper way to do things. Anna Harrington's writing adheres to a lot of those norms that readers expect from a Regency author, but she isn't adverse to taking a few risks either. I thought this story showed a lot of confidence in the author's ability to sell her story to her audience. She may be writing about earls and marque's and the like, but she also writes about rogues and orphans. The balance between what the ton expects and what the ton gets was just perfect in this one. Emily has a big secret, that may determine her future in every way. Nathaniel has a big secret that could deter everything he has ever worked for in his life. This story is about secrets and how they define the characters in the book. Grey is a rogue that operates on the outskirts of the ton, enjoying the benefits, but not really being a part. I loved the fact that Harrington makes the reader think he doesn't really care about that, but then shows that he does. Emily is his best friends little sister. A stolen kiss sets her life in a spiral, and now her life is threatened. She is not longer the brat, Grey once knew. But a strong and capable woman. Great characters all around! Multi-faceted and intense.Thomas is practically on his death bed and all he wants is his sister. Grey takes it upon himself to retrieve the young widow, but gets a whole lot more than he bargains for. There was plenty of action in this one, in the bedroom and out. Emily and Grey are instantly reminded of a kiss they shared when she was just a girl. The intensity of their attraction ramps up throughout the book and gives the reader a lot of swoon worthy moments. But, there is a touch of mystery here as well. Emily's husband was murdered and she is in danger. Grey wants to protect her but his station in life is nothing compared to hers. I loved the balance and the way the author was able to focus on the romance, but still keep the mystery alive, throughout.Something to remember:This one starts off racy from the get go. The opening paragraph is somewhat graphic even for a romance. But I think the author had to establish Grey as a real rogue right off the bat. Someone who doesn't care about the conventions of the ton or about the feelings of the women he entertains. I liked that spicy start. I was intrigued and wanted to know more about this man. I was amazed at how he went from scoundrel to attentive lover throughout the book. Even if the first page makes you blush... don't stop reading... it's a good thing.Bottom Line:This is a great book by Anna Harrington. I had not read the previous book in the series and still felt right at home with this one. It was engaging and a bit naughty. The hero and the heroine have a lot of secrets that could change everything for them and that makes for an intense read. The big secrets are handled well and the reader will find this one very satisfying. Great balance and complex characters. A great addition to this series!

  • Bambi Unbridled
    2019-02-18 20:57

    I have been hearing great things about this new-to-me author, so I knew I had to try her out. It seems this is a "modern" historical series, in that it's a bit more steamy than your traditional historical romance. That fact was established very quickly, with the first sentence of this book: In the shadows of the private opera box, Nathaniel Grey lowered the glass of whiskey from his lips and smiled down at the beautifully coiffed head bobbing at his crotch. This provided such a great image of the scene, as well as our hero's persona and rakish demeanor. Nathaniel Grey is a survivor with a secret. An orphan boy who fought his way out of a difficult childhood masquerading as the son of a blacksmith, he obtains a commission at the age of 18 to make a name for himself in the military. As a member of the Scarlet Scoundrels squadroon, he finds another kind of family in his squadroon brothers. However, while he may be thick as thieves with dukes and marquesses, Major Grey still walks the edge of society. He's not good enough for the nobility and has reached too far above the lower classes to be considered one of them. This does not stop women from flocking to his bed, and he has developed quite the reputation as a womanizer and ravisher of bored wives and widows. I loved Nathaniel. He was deliciously sensual for a historical hero, yet he had an air of vulnerability to his character as well. I also like see male camaraderie like what exists between Nathaniel, Thomas and Edward... brothers forged in war, loyal to a fault, and deeply connected friendships without being a he-man woman-haters club.Emily Matteson Crenshaw is the recently widowed sister of Thomas Matteson, Marquess of Chesney. Emily and Nathaniel have a bit of history - an incident that nearly ruined Grey's friendship with Thomas and had longstanding effects on Emily's life and future. I sympathized with what Emily endured during and after her marriage, yet I didn't like that she wanted to blame Nathaniel for the unintended consequences of her own rash act... especially since he had no knowledge of her circumstances. Luckily she gets over that fairly quickly and didn't turn into an annoying heroine. I loved the playfulness and passion that Grey brought out in Emily, even though she became somewhat self-sacrificing and stubborn towards the end. Even though you know the couple is most likely going to have a HEA, I was still glad when Emily and Nathaniel got theirs. I wold love to see an epilogue at the end of the series showing where the couples are a few years down the road.The mystery/suspense aspect of the plot was subtle at times, but it also helped to move the story along. I haven't yet read the first book, Dukes Are Forever, but I am excited to do so now. There was some character crossover in this story, but I didn't feel like I was lost as I was reading, so I think you will be fine if you are starting in the middle like me.I received an advanced copy of this book from Forever/Grand Central via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 4 stars / 3 flames.

  • MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)
    2019-03-05 21:57

    Posted on What I'm Reading I finally finished Along Came A Rogue by Anna Harrington. I was aiming to finish before it released, but with the move and all it got push to the back burner. Which was sad, because it was good from the beginning to the end. I mean when you start off with the hero getting his cock suck right at the beginning you, it definitely grabs your attention. Yes, there are a few more steamier parts of the story, but that's not the story. Actually, Along Came A Rogue is more about the rogue doing his friend a favor. Seriously, Nathaniel Grey was asked by his long time friend, Thomas Matteson, to go and fetch his sister. Thomas and his sister, Emily, haven't been talking for years, but when you are starring at your possible death you want to make amends. When Nathaniel gets to her she was getting read to flee, due some circumstance. She's a bit fearful of her life after the death of her husband. Emily suspected that her husband was murder, but didn't have proof. Anyway, she was fearful they might come after her when they found out the circumstance of her well-being. Oh yeah, her husband was the heir to a Marquess. Anyway, Emily is trying to stay her course, but Grey wasn't having any of it. Plus, have the dynamic of the two lusting after one another. I love rogues/rakes in books, because they have their own code of honor. You wouldn't think that of Grey who basically uses women, but when it comes to Emily he tries to protect her. Quite lovely. However, even a rogue can't resist her charms. Grey does warn her off, but when push comes to shove he can resist Emily. So, the journey back to London is definitely adventure for the two. I do love how Grey worries about Emily so much so that he was willing to give up his career for her. Of course, Emily freaks out about that and worries that he's doing it for the wrong reason. We get a chasm between the two. As stubborn these two are, they believe are doing what is right. Anyway, Along Came A Rogue is definitely a great read. You have danger and adventure, and two people who are perfectly for one another. Yet, one is afraid to become a ball and chain to the other for fear of resentment later in life. However, the adventure that was originally planned might be the adventure the one needs. Poor Grey he had a hard time trying to convince Emily that she was the adventure he craved. Yep, Anna Harrington is an author worth checking out. Copy provided by Forever RomanceRating:4 1/2 Stars

  • Aly
    2019-03-19 19:59

    I'm reading this series in descending order and having seen him in book 3, I thought Mayor Nathaniel Grey would be more honorable than that. Don't get me wrong, he was a good hero. It's just that it felt like he only became one when he began to feel something for the heroine. And I'm not a fan of how the story began, with Nate having a tryst at the opera with a married woman. At first he seemed arrogant and kind of a rogue. Not the villain kind, just a seducer with few scruples, but gradually, we discover he's not as shallow or emotionless that he wants to believe. There's a gentleman underneath, he just needed the right woman to show his potential. Emily felt in love at sixteen when she first met Nathan Grey. They shared a kiss but went on separate ways after that. Her mother arranged to send her away. Emily married a man she didn't love, who left her alone at home most of the time. Now her husband is dead but she's not more happy nor free. Nathaniel purchased an officier commission at 18, but an injury forced him to quit and he became a war office agent. When Emily's brother and Nate's friend is shot and seriously injured, Grey have the task to pick her up and bring her to Thomas's bedside. But before they arrive, they'll find pleasure in each other, Emily will fall in love again and have her heart broken.Emily keep two secrets. One is easy to guess by her behavior. Nate keep secret as well, about his origins and invented a new identity for himself. Even if I liked their foreplay games, I thought the first half of the book was too slow because there's too many thoughts about sex and then too many sex scenes. And I find it hard to believe that Emily felt comfortable that early in being naked in front of the hero. I wrote in a other review not long ago that I like when heros give heroines pet name but in this case, I didn't like that he was still calling her brat, even in bed, and that it's the same nickname her brother give her.Obviously not my favorite of the series but I still think that Anna Harrington bring something different and I would recommand it no problem.

  • Nelle
    2019-02-17 18:43

    This review was originally posted on Nelle's NightStandI've been looking forward to this one for a while! The opening line is fantastic!!"In the shadows of the private opera box, Nathaniel Grey lowered the glass of whiskey from his lips and smiled down at the beautifully coiffed head bobbing at his crotch."It gives it a little dirty connotation to the book but basically proves what a rogue Nathaniel is and how different he is with Emily! And he very much is!Emily brother is tragically injured and as he lays dying, he begs for his sister. Nathaniel is determined to fulfill his best friends last wish. He's just not expecting to be shot at when he goes to retrieve his friends recently widowed sister!Emily and Nathaniel have a bit of a background and tons of chemistry. Emily is hiding a huge secret and doesn't want to endanger her family and fights tooth and nail to NOT return to London. Nathaniel succeeds in getting her in the carriage and the have some steamy scenes along the way.Nathaniel is so sexy, sweet and protective of Emily. He is hiding a secret of his own and I love that when they each learn the others secrets they both take them in stride!Anna Harrington has taken the historical genre by storm! Witty, original characters and a steamy plot wins out!

  • Dot Salvagin
    2019-02-26 01:07

    The wait for Nathaniel Grey’s story is over! He is the spy introduced in Ms. Harrington’s first book DUKES ARE FOREVER. I am enjoying this new author and she didn’t disappoint with this the second entry in her, THE SECRET LIFE OF SCOUNDRELS SERIES . This is a standalone novel but we are treated to glimpses of Kate and Edward from the first book. This is a story of two lovers from different social classes who feel they have no hope of finding their Happily Ever After. Emily feels that if she encourages Nathaniel to give up his dreams of adventure then he will eventually resent her. Nathaniel comes to realize that his dreams mean nothing if they don’t include Emily. But how to convince her? That is what keeps us turning pages along with the suspense of who is out to harm Emily.We are fortunate in that the third book in the series, HOW I MARRIED A MARQUESS, is available for preorder and to be published April 26, 2016. It is the story of Emily’s brother, Thomas, who is also Edward and Nathaniel’s best friend.I received this book free for review from the publisher.http://ladeetdareads.wordpress.com/( Deet’s review of Dukes are Forever here: https://ladeetdareads.wordpress.com/2... ).

  • Phoenix77
    2019-03-17 20:56

    All I can say about the opening chapter of Along Came a Rogue is that’s one hell of a way to introduce your hero! Within the first few pages the reader knows exactly what kind of rogue Nathaniel Grey is and there is no secret that he’s quite enjoying that lifestyle.Settling his affairs in town before transferring to Spain, Major Nathaniel Grey takes full advantage of his status as a war hero and agent of the War Office to find entertainments at the opera other than what’s on stage. With the night still young and his companion returning to her husband’s side, Nathaniel plans on visiting his club for more diversions until he hears that his close friend Thomas, Lord Chesney, has been critically injured in a robbery gone wrong. He arrives at Thomas’s home to find their mutual friend the Duke of Swarthmore already there, but receives a very cold reception from Thomas’s family.Please read my full review at Romantic Historical Reviews

  • Kayla Hayley
    2019-03-08 20:57

    Hot hot hot!!! I loved this book!! (And not just because of the steamy bits!) I loved the chemistry between Nathaniel and Emily and of course the mystery just draws you in. I love the fact that there was little references to the characters that we fell in love with in the first book yet these characters were just as lovely. The author's writing is beautiful and always a great read. Along Came a Rogue has romance, mystery, and adventure. Oh and a sensual bath scene. What more could you want really?

  • Mischa
    2019-03-16 18:43

    I probably have the same comments as with the previous book. Only, here, I did not particularly enjoy the main couple quite as much. I guess I didn't really see why they like each other except that they used to when they were younger. And we did not quite get much of a look into it in the short scenes from the past, either.Other than that, it was a nice and relaxing read though.

  • Deborah Underwood Cochran
    2019-02-20 21:55

    As, usual, Ms. Harrington takes her readers on a well-written, wild, romantic ride, featuring well-rounded characters. The carriage love scene--Oh, my stars! A mystery and happy endings. My only complaint is I wish the "mystery" could have been more developed earlier; but it's a good one. Romance fans will not be disappointed.

  • Karen
    2019-02-25 00:08

    This book was Amazing from beginning to end! I read it in one sitting! Took my 5 hours, I just could not put it down for anything! The characters are both fun and stubborn. I can't wait to read other books by Ms. Harrington!“I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via hardcopy in exchange for my unbiased review.” (less)

  • Lisa Harrington
    2019-02-23 20:00

    I loved reading "Along Came a Rogue". Once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. The book was full of romance and suspense. The book also contained several unexpected twists. Well written and wow, just wow!!

  • Rachel C.
    2019-03-15 17:56

    4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. It had a wonderful beginning and while it had a little bit of a rocky ending, it was all in all a really enjoyable read that I had a hard time putting down. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series when it comes out.

  • Marilyn
    2019-03-04 00:03

    I again read in just a day or two. So enjoyed.

  • Josie Ferret
    2019-02-22 21:45

    Loved it! Wonderful book.

  • Amy Alvis
    2019-03-12 00:46

    Loved it!

  • Judy
    2019-03-19 18:09

    One of the best suspenseful romances I have ever read. This is a never put down type of book from start to finish.

  • Nessa
    2019-02-19 18:52

    A SOLID 3.5 STARS! Would have given it a 4 if I wasn't so against the entire pregnancy troupe, which by the way the babe isn't the hero's. I'm a prude that way. BUT THIS author managed to write it in such a way that you love both the characters and also the unborned babe involved. OUR HERO is quite a character, a man who gets the best of both worlds - the ton and gentry. Abandoned as an orphan, he doesn't know his true origins even though he has !are the effort to uncover his family history. So, with a devil may care attitude, he goes about life dissing the ton by fucking their women and congratulating himself for not being part of the arrogant lot. Frankly, he doesn't care to be part of the high society BUT it does irk him when his position leaves him helpless to aid a wounded friend later on. Years ago, Nathaniel and Thomas's sister had a THING and they were quickly ripped apart before anything could blossom from that relationship. Now, determined to bring the brat back to her injured and possibly dying brother, he travels all the way to her home out of London and insists not to return without her. What he doesn't expect is to be once again captivated by the stick thin blonde who had grown into a delectable woman who happens to be a widow. Fighting his attraction, it wasn't long before they become VERY involved and Nathaniel finds himself wanting to protect her with the fierce loyalty of a man in love. However can he convince her that he isn't marrying her just to protect her but because he needs her in his life? What made me like their complex relationship is how it goes straight to the good stuff and not dally around with wasted efforts like a cat and mouse game.OUR HEROINE is a woman who was sent away to school and later marries a man who doesn't love her. God forbid why she married that idiot in the first place, even after the explanation of WHY she even did it. It wasn't even because she was scorned by love...and to have that vile man's baby....ughh that was just a little unnecessary. But I quite like her spirit despite her past actions, and how she boldly seduces the rake instead. OVERALL it wasn't a hard story to devour...the only issues I had was with her entire silly marriage that could have saved her all the heartache. Then again, even without being a widow...they would have still met because her brother getting shot HAD NOTHING TO DO with her dilemma....so yea BUMMER.

  • Lux Lewis
    2019-02-21 01:09

    This book was published on 23 February 2016. Major Nathaniel Grey has no fortune and no family name to rightfully belong among the quality. His access to the ton was due to her association with his former colonel in the Scarlet Scoundrels, the Duke of Strathmore and his friendship with Thomas Matteson, the Marquess of Chesney. His rank and his friendship with members of the peerage are not enough to secure standing in the upper ten thousand. Grey is indifferent to this. He lives up to his scandalous, rakish reputation. The genteel ladies of the ton, who knew him as a runaway son of a blacksmith, regard him with contempt. Emily Matteson, sister to Thomas, holds Grey in high esteem and in deepest of affection. Her parents disapproved of the match and sent her away to boarding school. They met again years later, Emily, now a widow of the murdered Andrew Crenshaw, who fears for her safety and sanity.Emily and Grey war with their mixed emotions for each other. This doesn't hinder Grey to protect Emily and her unborn son.I re-read this story of Nathaniel and Emily and family. This novel is interesting, with the characters embroiled in debauchery, deceit, dark secrets, betrayal, murder, kidnapping, but also deep friendship, loyalty, generosity and undying affection.This was a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are mine. This is an honest review.

  • Andrea
    2019-03-04 16:47

    Gosh, this was so not one of my favorites. I tend to dislike books where the heroine is still mooning about the guy she was crushing on back when she was a teenager, and this was one of those. Emily is pretty tough; the first time we see her she's got a musket in her hand. She's widowed but she was also unhappily married, so. Unfortunately, Grey, the hero, inspired me to wonder if because a man is a rogue, he also has to be an asshole. I will never see the appeal in some guy who thinks he can use women as he wants, even though the heroine of course completely reforms him. Also, during charged erotic moments, he keeps calling Emily "brat," which, come on, insulting someone when you're getting it on is NOT sexy, plus it's her brother's nickname for her, so ew. And sexual attraction is seemingly all these two have in common. They have sex again and again and again, but what is there besides that in this relationship? I'm giving this two starts because I was able to finish it. But I've really liked Anna Harrington's other books and I was disappointed in this one.

  • Kim
    2019-03-11 17:39

    You know the sex scenes are going to be steamy and plentiful when the book opens with oral sex being performed in a public setting. And that’s just the beginning! So many hot scenes, especially the one in the carriage.But if you’re looking for more than just super hot sex scenes, this book also had a great story and well developed characters, along with a mystery that plays throughout the book. And I really enjoyed that Anna Harrington didn’t play much into the trope of: I love him, but I can’t let him know. There is a little bit of that later on in the book, but for the most part, Nathaniel and Emily are very attracted to each other, and they just go for it.Harrington’s descriptions of the architecture, landscape, and fashion of the times was wonderful to read. The details she describes are titillating, and made me want to be alive during that era. This is the first book of Harrington’s that I’ve read, and I see many more in my future. Although this is the second book in The Secret Life of Scoundrels series, I don’t think you need to read them in order.

  • Mary R. Soto
    2019-03-01 18:57

    My beautiful Nate, tall and blond, captivated my heart since book 1.I wanted to read his book so bbbaaaddddlllyyyy, I was dying.And let me assure you: HE DID NOT DISAPPOINTED ME AT ALL.I really liked the background story about our hero and heroine falling in love in their adolescent years. I liked the way they kept loving each other against a convenience marriage and an army life of a rogue.I LOVED HOW NATHANIEL WAS PROTECTIVE OF OUR STEPHEN ♥4 stars well deserved...