Lady Rogue

Lady Rogue The Barnes Noble ReviewGender bending spying blackmail and a charming love story are just a few of the elements to enjoy in Suzanne Enoch s popular historical romance now back in print It pits a w

  • Title: Lady Rogue
  • Author: Suzanne Enoch
  • ISBN: 9780380788125
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Barnes Noble ReviewGender bending, spying, blackmail, and a charming love story are just a few of the elements to enjoy in Suzanne Enoch s popular historical romance, now back in print It pits a woman who s no lady Christine Kit Brantley, a smuggler s daughter disguised as a boy against a man who s hardly a gentleman Alex Cale, the earl of Everton KiThe Barnes Noble ReviewGender bending, spying, blackmail, and a charming love story are just a few of the elements to enjoy in Suzanne Enoch s popular historical romance, now back in print It pits a woman who s no lady Christine Kit Brantley, a smuggler s daughter disguised as a boy against a man who s hardly a gentleman Alex Cale, the earl of Everton Kit has been dispatched to find out which English peer is trying to stop her father s smuggling trade in France Calling in an old debt of honor, her father stashes her at Alexander Cale s London home for a few weeks In her guise as a boy, Kit plays cards and drinks with the best of them there s even a woman or two that is falling for her But despite her outrageous behavior, Alex uncovers her secret and suspects she s spying for Napoleon Witty dialogue and high spirits mark the growing relationship between the two, as they fall in love despite their best intentions against the background of elegant London society and the Napoleonic Wars Even when you can predict the final arc, Enoch throws in curveballs, escapades, and family secrets to keep the plot running at full tilt until the finale Ginger Curwen

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    1. Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world s most poisonous snakes she did NOT want to write about how she d been bitten and lost a limb to a cobra Thankfully at the same time the movie Star Wars premiered, and she realized that she could make up adventures and write about them, and not be eaten by deadly predators while doing research.She dabbled in romantic fantasy writing for a year or two after graduating with a degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, until her affection for traditional Regency romances led her to write one for fun After several encouraging rejections from publishers, she snared the interest of the world s best and most patient literary agent, who advised her to revise the manuscript This ultimately led to the publication of her first book, The Black Duke s Prize, from Avon Books in the Spring of 1995 A second Regency, Angel s Devil, followed that Fall.When Avon folded its traditional Regency line, Suzanne was encouraged to try her hand at historical romance As she remained keenly interested in England s Regency period, she decided to attempt another manuscript set in that time Lady Rogue hit the shelves in March of 1997 She wrote a total of 29 books for Avon, including two anthologies and a five part contemporary series which received a pair of starred reviews from Publishers Weekly One of those books, Twice the Temptation, was named one of the five best romances of the year by PW in 2007.In 2002 her well known love of all things Star Wars led to an invitation to appear on the E channel in the television special Star Wars The Force Is Back , where she discussed the romance in the movie series and ended up with air time than George Lucas.In 2010 Suzanne left Avon Books for St Martin s Press, where she continues to pen historical romance novels Her 31st book, Taming an Impossible Rogue, is set to arrive in March 2012.Suzanne is known for her humorous characters, sexy bad boys, and whip sharp, witty dialogue She currently resides in Placentia, California with several hundred guppies and various other tropical fish, and handful of very loud, spinach loving finches And her collection of action figures and statues from Star Wars , Lord of the Rings , X Men , and Pirates of the Caribbean Everybody needs some inspiration, after all.facebook SuzanneEnoch

    2. When a wayward boy lands on his doorstep Alexander Cale, Earl of Everton, only thinks it's to pay a debt owned. But when he finds out the lad is a young woman Christine (Kit) Brantley he feels drawn to her, but when he finds out she's a spy, he'll do anything in his power in order to protect her, if she let's him of course! A fun, action packed read, with Suzanne Enoch writing a new twist on an old tale. Kit and her father have been smuggling foods and such into France as the war raged on , unkn [...]

    3. Excerpt:When the dripping wet ragamuffin showed up on his doorstep late one night, Alexander Cale, Earl of Everton, quickly discovers that the cheeky lad was actually an enchanting––but infuriating––chit! Kit is astonished that the devastatingly attractive Earl saw through her disguise in record time. But his charms is something she can ill afford, yet cannot resist. When danger threatens both their lives, only love can can save themPerhaps i went into this book with too much expectancy [...]

    4. This is really a 3 1/2, but I'm rating it 4 stars out of necessity. This is not a bad book.+1 genderbender/crossdressing - female lead gets to chill with the big boys (clubs and drinking, etc)+1 witty dialogue with sexy beast hero+1 heroes bffs banter (and delusional Reg)-1 Spy romance bs-1 random French phrases (disturbingly simply)-1 underdeveloped villains (and the father, I don't even understand him)+.5 overall enjoyment - it was actually kinda fun to read, despite the lamenessSee, 3 1/2 per [...]

    5. Doesn't this book just look and sound lame? I got it because I like gender-benders almost as much as long walks on the beach (meaning I've never done it but never tire of hearing about it as it always makes me giggle one way or another)Anywho, the book was great. The wit wasn't forced, the story was solid, the characters weren't annoying. This is rare in romance novels.

    6. Yet another cheesy romance novel about a lady spy! Is the world of cheesy romance trying to tell me something?? Except in this one, the girl is dressed up as a boy.As a favor to Kit's father, Alex takes Kit in, where Kit is supposed to spy on Alex (England is at war against Bonaparte); Alex quickly discovers that Kit is really a woman, and their love for each other simmers, then explodes in a flame of passionate well, you know. And did I mention that she maks a grand appearance at a masquerade b [...]

    7. I guess every author has a "miss" every now and again. I think this was only the 3rd book that Suzanne Enoch ever published. The concept of a young lady posing as a boy to help her father spy on an earlI think in the back of my mind, I thought it was clever, but I found reading it uncomfortable. I didn't like imagining Kit in menswear throughout almost the entire book. Part of the reason I'm attracted to historical novels is because I enjoy imagining the ladies' grace, restraint (publicly, anyho [...]

    8. This is what a crossdressing heroine should be. *glares meaningfully at Surprising Lord Jack* Well, except for the whole giving up her crossdressing ways to become a countess. That part kind of stinks.Kit was amazing. I loved her. Everton was okay too, except for constantly referring to Kit as "chit." WTF? Worst endearment ever.I loved that this book had a non-romantic plot. I love spies and that element of danger that most Regencies lack. I just really like this book. It's swell.

    9. I really liked this book.Endearing characters and lots of witty dialogue. Suzanne Enoch is one of my favorite authors.However.Ms. Enoch used the word "chit" 117 times! First of all, I don't like the word. Secondly, 117 times!Then apparently everyone was chuckling all the time because someone freaking "chuckled" 75 times.And don't get me started on the 44 "My dear"s. It makes me think I was over reacting to all 33 "shaking" episodes.And the ending dragged on a bit, this felt long for a regency ro [...]

    10. Alexander Cale, the Earl of Everton, is working for the government trying to stop smugglers from funding Napoleon's armies. Christine (Kit) Brantley is brought to Alex's house as part of a scheme by Stewart Brantley. Kit's father dresses her as a male and leaves her for Alex to show around town. She is to spy on Alex at the same time. Alex quickly realizes his attraction for Kit but hides it until he realizes Kit is a "she." Then things become quite complicated with who is spying on whom. Enoch [...]

    11. Hard to rate this one. It really had me for about 2/3 of the way and then everything fell apart for me. ok, there was some action and rescuing and bad guys but it was all a mish mosh after awhile. Really 3.5. Or maybe a 3. Def not a 5. Whatever.

    12. Suzanne has never let me down so far. This book has got all the elements I love. Romance, Danger, Adventure and Alpha hero and a feisty heroine, witty banter and repartee. A clear winner in my books!

    13. This made me want to read Georgette Heyer's genderbending novels again. This was a solid read and I loved the enjoyment the heroine got out of dressing as a male.

    14. I enjoyed this story, but I'm fond of the plot device of young girl masquerading as a boy. The author interchanges first name, last name, and honoric titles frequently, and it is a bit confusing until you remember all the various characters. The plot moves along at a reasonable pace for the most part. This was the first book I've read by Suzanne Enoch, and I will definitely read more of her books.

    15. More like 3.5 stars.unded up.This is my first Suzanne Enoch novel and I came to learn that this was also her debut novel. I’m happy to report that I greatly enjoyed it and if the reviews of her other books are correct I know that I will only enjoy her books all the more.This book is a mix of romance, mystery, adventure, and comedy. Miss Enoch put a lot into this book however there were moments in the middle where it felt like nothing much was happening. I couldn’t understand why it felt like [...]

    16. If you like heroines who leave their heroes (who are fairly formidable in their own right) in the dust scratching their heads, then you're going to love Kit. She's bold yet not annoyingly so, incredibly likeable but not cloyingly charming, and a healthy mixture of childlike enthusiasm and grown cunning. She isn't perfect but is quite willing to see the brighter (and more profitable side) of things as they come, and that's why we like her so much. Also because she knows how to fleece people of th [...]

    17. Disappointing romance with too many improbabilities and too many historical goofs.In the introduction, Ms Enoch notes that this was her debut novel and it still holds a special place in her heart. That's as may be, but whether it's her first or her fifth, the weaknesses remain.Women-dressed-as-boys has become a tired, cliched HR narrative device. Perhaps it fits in with the stock ugly-duckling theme, in which a commoner with no hope of marrying an aristocrat turns out to be a blue-blood. In this [...]

    18. Spoiler warning: (view spoiler)[ Earl Alex Wentworth and smuggler's daughter or actually duke's daughter - Christine aka Kit. She came in as a boy as her father wants The Earl of Wentworth to pay up the debt from 20 yrs ago in return for taking care of him/her for a month. the two fall in love. her agenda is to find out if he is the one who stopped the shipment of smuggled goods and report back because her father answers to the french evil partner Comte Fouche. He starts to get suspicious of her [...]

    19. 3.25 Stars - Alex quickly realizes that Kit is a girl. He tries to keep her in his home and not out in public but Kit gets bored very fast and finds ways to sneak out. Knowing it's a futile battle, Alex dresses Kit in men's clothing and let's her go out and about. Sometimes with him and sometimes with just Alex's friends. Gradually Alex's lust for Kit grows into more and knows he could deny her nothing. There is a whole subplot of Kit staying with Alex to find out information about shipping for [...]

    20. I was supposed to read The Rake first before Lady Rogue and I was kinda hanged up on the The Rake's plot that I thought it was the plot for the Lady Rogue but then it was different and I continued to read and it got me really intrigued. Kit is a girl who always disguises as a boy for her and her father's safety until they came across Lord Everton/Alexander whom she falls in love with.I'm kinda frustrated about Kit's decisions on why she can't fall in love with Alex but she falls in love with him [...]

    21. It's always fun to read a Suzanne Enoch book. This one didn't *quite* hit the spot like some of her other ones, but I still enjoyed it. Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint exactly what doesn't work for me, and I think this story is one of those. All the elements were there, but it was like they didn't mesh well together, or something. Also it's so hard for me to accept a couple with a big age difference, like a decade. I always feel like the woman is too young and the man is too old for the relation [...]

    22. This was such a good book ! I haven't read something like this in a while. I loved the characters and nobody annoyed me immensely. In the beginning I was thinking of Alex as some kind of irrelevant person but by the end of the book I saw him as so much more and I'm glad the author was able to get that across . It was so funny when Alex first met kit and was being aware of her and I couldn't stop laughing and it was equally hilarious when everyone found out! This book was good all over! Five star [...]

    23. Kit's allegedly a manipulative mastermind that is supposed to find out what Englishman is messing with her father's plans. Alex is an Earl and is the Englishman messing with her father's plans. THEY FALL IN LOVE. There's a convoluted plot about smuggling guns to Napoleon? And Kit suddenly realizes she has girl thoughts! I think it's obvious in some ways that this is one of Enoch's first novels. The pacing seems ridiculously drawn out; for at least the first 2/3 of the book, I kept checking my pl [...]

    24. I am a sucker for a woman in disguise. I would have been slightly happier if the main guy hadn't found out her gender so quickly, I always love a little extra confusion, but it was still a really great read. I think if you are reading it because of the spy angle, you might be disappointed, the history wasn't very rich. I personally was here for the sizzling romance, so I'm glad it was light on the history. I really liked the chemistry between the characters as well as their banter. It flowed wel [...]

    25. Dass Kit alias Christine lange als Junge durchgeht, das ist wohl eher unwahrscheinlich. Immerhin hat das auch Alexander schnell durchschaut. Lustig ist, wie lange sie ihr jungenhaftes Benehmen behält, auch wenn sie dann mittlerweile in Frauenkleidern steckt. Das Ende wird dann tatsächlich richtig abenteuerlich. Sie wird von ihrem Vater nach Frankreich gelockt. Er hat mittlerweile alles verstanden und reist ihr nach. Es kommt zu einem Schusswechsel mit dem Oberbösewicht, bei welchem Kit verlet [...]

    26. Enjoyed this! Had just finished reading 'Private Arrangements' which I couldn't get in to so this was a very welcome surprise. I didn't have to wait for 5 chapters before the male lead realised he was a she dressed up as a young boy. The dialogue is witty and the tension good. One thing - he was very casual about his mistress, introducing her to Kit. Guess it wasn't his fault, he wasn't to know Kit and her Da were turning up in the middle of the night asking for a debt to be repaid. Still

    27. Turn a blind eye towards salient points conveniently ignored in the plot (such as how a young woman was able to disguise her voice as that of a young man of marriageable age, or how silly the heroine sometimes seemed) and you'll find this to be quite a fluffy and enjoyably sweet romance. Kit's antics as a dashing young man and her clashes with Alex are fun to read, and the romantic tension and payoff are satisfying.

    28. Unusually I didn't read this in one sitting rather over a series of days whilst making an adjust in my meds. This may be the reason I didn't care too much about the plot, people or their troubles. Then again it could just not be one of this authors finest efforts. If you like trans gender (for safety, of course) then this might be just the spot hitter. Didn't give it a1 star because I may have been to foggy to grasp the nuances. Oh well.

    29. This is one of the best Regency romances I've read in a while. Although the plot isn't all that new, Enoch keeps the story interesting with her vivid characters. The romance is sweet, the writing is good, and the heroine is so much fun to read! I truly didn't want the book to end. Highly recommended!

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