Title: The Rogue You Know (Covent Garden Cubs, book #2)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Shana Galen
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Sept. 1, 2015
Source: free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
She’s beyond his reach… Gideon Harrow has spent his life in London’s dark underworld-and he wants out. A thief and a con, he plans one last heist to finally win his freedom. But when everything goes wrong, he finds himself at the tender mercies of one of Society’s most untouchable women-Lady Susanna Derring.
…and out of her depth. Susanna has spent her life in London’s glittering ton, under the thumb of a domineering mother-and she wants out. When a wickedly charming rogue lands at her feet, she jumps at the chance to experience life before it’s too late. But as she descends into London’s underworld, she finds that nothing- not even Gideon-is as it seems. As excitement turns to danger, Susanna must decide what price she’s willing to pay…for the love of a reformed thief.
Shana Galen can keep us riveted to her prose and swooning along with her heroine when she creates such a delicious bad boy like Gideon Harrow. He is rough, course, self-educated, handsome and oh-so-dangerous. Susanna is so naïve that she really has no idea what she is getting herself into. There is one mishap after another and some mishaps are so dangerous as to be life threatening. Who should come to their rescue time after time but a stray dog they named Beauty. In spite of all the trouble and danger these two star-crossed lovers defy the odds and survive and fall in love.
It is not always true to the era but this is a minor objection when everything else is so delightful. This is a standalone novel in the Covent Garden Cubs Series with cameos from characters in the first book EARLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN.