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Thieves make the best rogues. And the worst heartbreakers.Philomena Sweet, Victorian London's finest safecracker, knows it better than most. The worst rogue of them all, dashing jewel thief Spencer Crane, smashed hers long ago. And now he's back, fleeing danger from their past. Danger he won't survive without her help.She'd love to refuse. She'd kill to stab him with her pThieves make the best rogues. And the worst heartbreakers.Philomena Sweet, Victorian London's finest safecracker, knows it better than most. The worst rogue of them all, dashing jewel thief Spencer Crane, smashed hers long ago. And now he's back, fleeing danger from their past. Danger he won't survive without her help.She'd love to refuse. She'd kill to stab him with her parasol. But she can't leave him for dead.Spencer Crane would sooner steal costume jewelry than ask talented, wickedly bright Meena Sweet for help. He's well aware she'd rather dice him into small pieces. He might even deserve it. But revenge stalks them both. He needs her artistry. She needs his skills.Neither needs the desire that sparks to life between them.While they dodge criminals, carriages, and the occasional flying cabbage, who will protect these two notorious thieves from each other?—Meet The Restitution League—Thieves, rogues, and well-armed adventuresses, the crew of the Restitution League fights injustice while wrestling with love and desire—and the occasional throwing knife—one romance at a time.And there's tea....

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ISBN : 36830627
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Number of Pages : 382 Pages
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rejecting the rogue Reviews

  • Raj
    2018-12-24 07:24

    I went into this story inflated with the anxiety and anticipation of unearthing what unforgivable sin the hero had perpetrated against the heroine all those years gone by.I had my suspicions though it took some reading to confirm it.I unfortunately became somewhat deflated upon the manner in which this heinous crime was unfolded.I would have liked the hero's explanation to have been more believable than just fear and the heroine not to have been so accepting of blame though forgiveness was rightly the only acceptable outcome in this instance considering the amount of time that had elapsed since the fallout.And as we all know time that does blunt all wounds(view spoiler)[Planting The Seed of doubt and subtly assigning blame:You expected me to stray. You did, you know.” He grimaced.“I was young and hotheaded and yes, irredeemably stupid. But the instant we became engaged, you turned cold. You saw suspicion where there was none. Refused to grant me the slightest of benefits. You suffocated me with suspicion.”He gathered his feet under him and rose slowly to his feet as if the conversation had aged him decades. “I strayed. I did. For that, I accept full responsibility, and I do apologize. For all the good it will do now.”The Victim“I bedded that woman because I was frightened. Terrified. Out of my mind with fear.”“Of?” Meena could barely get the word past her frozen lips.“Of you. Of us.” He screwed his eyes shut, obviously trying to capture the words that were escaping him. “I was terrified I wasn’t good enough for you, so I made damned sure I wasn’t.”The Matyr acccepting the Seed of Doubt:She plucked at the coverlet. “I played my part as well.”At her words, his head lifted. He waited, his body still.“I was sure you were going to stray.” She shrugged. “I believed that’s what men did. What men do. I convinced myself you were going to stray the minute we became engaged.” She laughed bitterly. “It’s poorly done of me, but whether you strayed or not, I would have believed you guilty. (hide spoiler)]So other than my own personal peeve,this historical romance is a fine start to what promises to be a great series.

  • vaneeta naik
    2019-01-19 10:33

    This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I really enjoyed it. Philomena (Meena) and Spencer Crane have a previous history several years ago, highly entertaining story with a second chance at love.The story is full of action, adventure, suspense,humour,intrigue not a moment u feel is so entertaining dat it grabs u till d end... it is fast paced & very well scripted... the plot is so captivating dat u r on d go since d 1st page ...The side characters r also so well placed r quite unique ... every character plays a important role in d book... The author's ability to make every character in d book other den d main protoganists is applaudable... Riley's grasp on her story is outstanding ...she has maintained d pace & flow of story in d book...Meena and Spencer get seperated due to Circumstances, misunderstanding and fear for many years. wen dey come together again sparks fly & dey ve a 2nd chance at love... wat nicked my interest was d unsual concept of A female safe cracker and a rouge of a jewel thief...I loved Riley"s portrayal of strong women in d victorian era... quite unconventional in a orthodox time where women didnt ve any say & importance ...a very unsual & unique storiline indeed !!!!REJECTING THE ROGUE is the first book of her Restitution League series and I cannot wait to read the next title.she has become one of my favourite authors in d Histotiral romance genre...though it is my 1st book written by Riley i m really bowled over & very impressed by her writing ...Kuddos to u Riley ...keep up d good work ...*I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review

  • Lori
    2019-01-10 04:28

    A female safe cracker and a rouge of a jewel thief! What could be more entertaining? Not much I'd say!. The Restitution League is brilliant combination of well trained thieves, all trained for different jobs but with a different twist. Formed by Philomeena Sweet's father, Meena, her two cousins and Spencer were trained to steal for him using a lot of ingenuous weapons and techniques. Now they are more about righting wrongs and doing good. Full of adventure, suspense, really bad people and unique situations I was thoroughly entertained!, Meena and Spencer had a past and he had gone on his own and left her with a broken heart. Hoping to never see him again, Meena of course runs into him on their current venture and they end up together again, needing each others help. The idea of this series and the wonderful characters are brought alive by the author. The dialogue and descriptions make you feel you are there with them. I cannot wait until the next installment of the Restitution League and I highly recommend you read this book! Well done!

  • Cheryl
    2019-01-08 03:26

    This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I really enjoyed it. Philomena (Meena) and Spencer Crane have a previous history from several years ago. They are brought back together through outside factors. Both of them are accomplished thieves and need to work together to defeat a common enemy. Can they manage to put their past behind them? The secondary characters of Meena’s cousins, Edison and Briar were an intriguing addition and I hope to read more of them in the series. There is danger, times when I was on the edge of my seat and of course, romance. Can a rogue change his outlook for the right woman? It was also an exciting time for new inventions and Edison is out to prove their worth. Altogether an excellent read. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it.

  • Kety
    2019-01-24 09:38

    A fantastic story, full of surprises and funny.The story is well written, deep with strong and surprising characters.It will kept captive until the last page!I recommend this book to all that love historical romance with strong women. You will love it!I received this book as gift and this is my voluntary and honest review.

    2019-01-12 10:53

    Customer Review5.0 out of 5 starsA well written storyBysewsummoreon January 10, 2018Format: Kindle EditionI received a free ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. I loved this story, it was full of drama and suspense as Spencer and Meena manage to thwart the efforts of vengeful criminal to frame them for crimes they did not commit. It had been many years since Meena had last seen Spencer and she was not happy to involved with him again but events forced them into working together. It was not until she faced deadly peril that she acknowledged that what she felt for him was love. Spencer always felt he was not good enough for her but in the end knew that he must make her his. A well written story full of detail and intense emotion as two lovers finally come togther as one.

  • ShariB
    2018-12-24 10:41

    Rejecting the Rogue is a well written, highly entertaining story with a second chance at love for Meena and Spencer. It has intrigue, suspense, action, adventure, some steamy scenes and best of all a happily ever after love story.The author weaves the tale in such a way as to bring the reader along for the ride through an abundant supply of well described action, love and family scenes. The love story between Spencer and Meena is believable and well developed throughout the book. Meena’s family and the supporting cast of characters are well fledged out and work in the telling of the tale. The action scenes and Edison’s inventions put me in mind of a combination of Indiana Jones and The Wild Wild West meets Victorian England.This is my first book by this author and definitely not the last. I look forward to reading the next installment.

  • Annette Drewett
    2019-01-11 09:49

    Exciting story, set in Victorian England. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of all the new inventions used in this family’s escapades. Riley has quite a way with words and ensures that her characters are realistic in their dealings with each other and Society itself. Meena and Spencer are star-crossed lovers who get a second chance to make things right. Circumstances, misunderstanding and fear kept them apart for many years. When they are brought together again, the sparks are still there, but can they overcome the issues from their past to see a way through to their future? I really enjoyed their journey and am looking forward to more of this series. I will be recommending this book to friends and family.I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  • Lena
    2019-01-08 04:34

    Stellar! There is no other way to describe it. The book has all the elements that are appealing to me: a good entertaining plot, well-fleshed leads and wonderful supportive characters. Without giving much away from the plot, I love that the conflict between them was *real* and it took them years, conversations and a lot of soul-searching on both sides to overcome it. Meena is wonderful and her family is just a fantastic band of highly qualified misfits! Crane was great and the little insight into his family also helped shape his character.I loved the incorporation of steampunk elements without them being the sole center of the story or overwhelming the rest of the plot and characters.4 stars and I'm excited to read about the rest of Meena's family finding love :)

  • Carol Bisig
    2019-01-22 07:28

    Loved It!This is a great Victorian Era Story. How Philomeena, her two cousins, and the handsome Spencer, were taught by her father, how to be the best in their field! That the field happened to be pickpockets, safe cracking, different types of Oriental weapons, inventing ingenious Bond type devices, well, that's just a bonus. What a unique, entertaining story! I deducted one star, for the use of the term giggling, to describe an intelligent twenty six year olds laughter. She is smart, kind, considered over the hill, not a ten year old. Other than that, a very good adventure story.I highly recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!carolintallahassee

  • Gwen Larson
    2019-01-22 11:33

    A new historical romance author to love!With REJECTING THE ROGUE, Riley Cole has joined my list of favorite historical romance authors. Her characters are well-crafted. Their quirkiness is delightful. And there are enough twists and turns to the mystery to keep my clicking my Kindle to advance the page!REJECTING THE ROGUE is the first book of her Restitution League series and I cannot wait to read the next title. There were so many characters in this first book to follow that I see at least three more books to come!*I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  • Erika
    2018-12-24 03:53

    I have been trying to expand my Historical Romance horizons but it has been hard for me to do so but I really loved this book. The mystery, the angst, the romance all of it just loved it. Can't wait to read the second book in this series and hope to read more from this author.

  • Wendy Crawford
    2019-01-09 10:24

    New series!The start of a brand new series is always fun! Spencer and Meena will provide for a large amount of laughs, heart aches, and love.

  • Quinn Fforde
    2019-01-14 08:47

    This was quite unique. It was rather like a Victorian Leverage (the tv show). The writing was good and well edited. I didn't realize it was heavy on the action when I started. I had mixed feelings about that: I am not enjoying violent scenes right now, but they were exciting enough to pull me in.

  • Candy Briggs
    2019-01-12 05:31

    Philomena Sweet was raised by a father that wanted her to steal for him. Briar and Edison, brother and sister and the Harwoods made up the Sweet's Restition. The restition is them trying to make up for the wrong's they were forced to do. Spencer Crane, in their childhood he knew Meena and he saw her again when she was trying to recover a client's journal.The story has a lot of twists and turns to it.The author has taken all the parts and combined them into a well written tale. It is even paced and easy to read. An old enemy of Spencer's shows up, Jamison Ramsay, he does everything, he can to make Spencer look guilty. He wants Spencer to do a job for his boss with no pay. Everyone seems to want this journal that's where he meets Meena again. As you can see the characters have so much vibrancy. The dialogue and descriptions are excellent and add to the story. There is a lot of intrigue, danger, injury, death and redemptiom to be had. This is a first time author for me and I certainly hope it is not the last.I received this ARC free and voluntarily reviewed it.

  • Alisha
    2019-01-23 04:32


  • Donna Foster
    2019-01-24 09:38

    I loved this story! from the beginning it got my interest and kept it. She writes with a very good wit. She is a safecracker that was great! The is going to be a series and the start is great