I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Rogue You Know by Shana Galen
Narrator: Beverley A. Crick
Series: Covent Garden Cubs #2
Published by Tantor Audio, Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 1, 2015
Genres: Romance, Historical
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes
Narrator Rating: A
I’m continuing to love the way this series isn’t just about the glittering balls of Regency England (I think it’s Regency…not positive), but the seedy underbelly as well. I think it adds a diversity to HR that is badly needed!
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.
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.
- I loved the characters! They both are looking for MORE out of life. Susanna, who has wealth and privilege but feels she is living a perfectly boring life; Gideon, who is a thief who wants to get out of the London’s Dark underworld via one last heist. Their desire for more, of course, tangles them together in a fun little web!
- Have you ever watched a movie where the characters are making a seemingly simple trip across town but so much shit happens it takes FOREVER? Well that’s The Rogue You Know. Had they had money or a carriage, Susanna’s request to visit the forbidden gardens would have been over in a few hours. Instead they run into tons of trouble navigating the underworld with naive Susanna in tow and it takes them about 36 hours. It’s a whirlwind adventure that brings them close super fast.
- The romance worked for me too – even though it was fast. They spent 36 non-stop hours together. And fought for their lives together. They brings people close faster, I imagine. And I love that we’re seeing a society woman fall for someone with money or privilege. I liked the class crossing in the first book, but I feel like this is even more significant because Marlow was gaining wealth and privilege my falling for a gentleman. But Susanna is potentially losing everything she’s accustomed to by falling for Gideon.
- The narration! Beverly A. Crick has easily become one of my favorite voices to hear when I pick up a historical. She does the voices so well – the guys are as enjoyable as the women for me. I can’t wait to continue this series on audio.
What Didn’t Work:
- I think the only thing the bothered me was the mystery involving Susanna’s mother was extremely obvious. I do think Susanna just didn’t get it because she’s so sheltered.
Another great read! Really looking forward to reading more from this series!