Wednesday, August 31, 2016

As Rich As a Rogue by Jade Lee

It has taken six years for Mari Powel to recover from a comment Peter Norwood, Lord Whitly made at a ball.  It earned her the nickname the Wayward Welsh and caused her social downfall.  Peter left for India to make his fortune and now he is back.  On his first day back, he encounters Mari in Hyde Park.  They end up in a bet regarding Lady Illston's parakeet.  Mari is devastated that she is going to loose everything she has accomplished in the past six years.  And Peter will do anything to win Mari's heart.

This was a OK read.  There was no real "I hate him" to "I love him" romance.  Mari had a thing for Peter before he left for India.  And, with the scandals from season to season, Mari being nicknamed the "Wayward Welsh" should have been forgotten and people moved on.  

The title left me puzzled.  I get that this is part of the "Rakes and Rogues" series, but Peter didn't return to England rich.  He was a tax collector in India that had to resort to underhanded methods to collect what was owed.  

I received this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

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