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.
As a young man Michael Lawler, Marquess of Bourne, lost everything but his title with the turn of a card. Penniless, he was shunned by the ton and found himself in London’s underworld moving from pit boss to part owner of The Fallen Angels gambling hell. He lives to reclaim his ancestral home. Her reputation in tatters after breaking her engagement, Penelope Marbury, daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby, seeks out her childhood friend and pen pal, Bourne, only to discover he has become a cold, relentless man who thrusts her away. Penelope represents marriage and the means for Bourne to reclaim everything he lost. Neither realizes what a huge gamble they are taking because falling in love is the greatest risk of all and the supreme redemption. (AVON, Mar., 380 pp., $7.99)