Four Scandals, whispered about in ballrooms across Britain.
Four aristocrats, exiled from society, now royalty in the London underworld.
Four loves, powerful enough to tame the darkness and return these fallen angels to the light.
The Rules of Scoundrels:
a new quartet from Sarah MacLean
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 such unexplored pleasures.
Bourne may be a prince of London’s 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.
A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME
The First Rule of Scoundrels
February 27, 2012
PRAISE FOR A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME
“MacLean gets better with each new book and this first in her Rules of Scoundrels series is no exception. She’s never afraid to try something different; this time she incorporates letters into her romantic story. It’s another unforgettable love story with passion and power — power that will shake you to the core.” – Romantic Times, TOP PICK
“MacLean starts a new pre-Victorian series with enjoyable romps, witty banter, and electric sexual tension.” — Publishers Weekly
“Romantic magic that will dazzle readers and compel them to ignore hungry children, laundry, homework and sleep.” –Lezlie Patterson, McClatchy-Tribune News
“A Rogue by Any Other Name is a nearly perfect read. MacLean’s bad-boy hero will entice readers, but the love story will keep them riveted. It is deliciously naughty, emotionally fulfilling and extremely entertaining. A Rogue by Any Other Name is destined to become one of the best historical romances of all time.” – Romance Novel News
“I simply cannot say enough about Sarah MacLean. Her writing has grown, her characters have come to life off the pages, and she just keeps getting better and better.” – Heather Lobdell, Fresh Fiction