"A SPICY, SEXY, DELICIOUS READ!" USA Today Best-selling author, Eloisa James.
"ROMANCE AND INTRIGUE ENOUGH FOR ALL." USA Today Bestselling author, Elizabeth Boyle
Bold, sexy and seductive" Heartstrings Reviews
Four star rating - rating
"Has it all - murder, romance, keeps you guessing." Romancefiction.about.com
"An extremely satisfying read and one that I highly recommend. A difficult book to lay aside both from a sensual and mystery standpoint." Historicalromancewriters.com
Selected by the Rhapsody Book Club.
ALL MEN ARE ROGUES
"Riveting mystery; great romance."
Reviewed by Suan Wilson
Posted July 16, 2003 Evelyn Amherst returns to England after a 12-year absence to fulfill her murdered father's last mission. Her father, a diplomat and spy, entrusted her with his final assignment. Evelyn discovers herself in a precarious situation as England declares her father a traitor. The only aid forthcoming is a handsome nobleman, who distracts her from her goal.
Justin, Lord Barclay, grows weary with his assignments in British Intelligence. He strikes a bargain with his superior to procure information through seduction and not the agent's death. Evelyn proves to be a difficult and unpredictable young woman. Her propensity of spouting trivial facts at the oddest moments befuddles Justin. Instead of uncovering Evelyn's secrets, Justin finds himself baring his soul to her.
Evelyn's enemies increase her isolation, keeping her off-balance and forcing her dependence on Justin. As their relationship intensifies, Justin begins doubting her involvement, thus causing devastating consequences for him.
All Men Are Rogues is a riveting mystery inhabited by beguiling characters. Ms. Robins portrays Evelyn as a free-spirited heroine and Justin as the perfect wounded hero. Readers will be up all night with this keeper.
Suan Wilson, Reviewer
"One fine work of romantic suspense"
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
After traveling with her diplomatic father Sir Phillip Amherst around the world, in 1813 Evelyn returns home to England following his death. She promised her beloved dad that she would carry out a death bed pledge by finishing his final mission and accepting her legacy.
Some members of the English government want Evelyn assassinated because she lived with Phillip and Sullivan, both considered traitors to the crown. Only intelligence agent Lord Justin Barclay refuses to kill a potential innocent under the guise of war. Instead he decides to "befriend" her to learn what she might know about a somewhat substantiated rumor that Napoleon plans to destroy the English economy as the means to devastate the country. As they fall in love, he knows nothing can come of it once she learns of his duplicity even if it is for their country.
Regency romance readers will enjoy this historical romantic suspense novel. The story line has plenty of action, but also contains a fully delightful love subplot built on deceit and innocence as the admirable lead characters forge a shaky relationship. Though the macroeconomics is not quite clear, the sub-genre crowd will applaud this fine tale.
"ALL MEN ARE ROGUES is a story of mystery, intrigue, and romance"
Reviewed by Joyce Koehl
London, England - 1813
Evelyn Amherst's father has been murdered and accused of being a traitor. Evelyn knows that the accusation isn't true. Phillip Amherst worked for the government all his life, and his duty to his country always came first. Now Evelyn fears for her own life and the lives of those she cares about because she suspects her father was killed by his own government. She comes to London to stay with distant relatives, people she knows no better than strangers. At least it is a place to stay while she contacts her father's solicitor and claims her inheritance, but when she goes to visit the man, she finds that her father's assets have been frozen.
Lord Justin Barclay is an intelligence officer for the government and takes his duty to country very seriously. There are rumors of Napoleon plotting to destabilize the British economy, and Justin's superior, Colonel Wheaton, feels that Evelyn Amherst may have useful information surrounding this plot, since her father is suspected of being traitor. Justin is sent to gain Evelyn's trust and find out what secrets she might be protecting. The first step in his plan is simpler than expected because she is staying with his aunt and uncle. Justin promptly offers to be Evelyn's escort while she is in London. He believes she is innocent and tells Colonel Wheaton so, but Wheaton insists that Justin keep prodding. If Justin doesn't get results, Wheaton will turn her over to someone who can. Justin knows who the implied someone is and shudders at the thought of Evelyn at the man's mercy.
Justin and Evelyn spend a lot of time together, and the more he gets to know her, the more he is convinced that she knows nothing of Napoleon's plot. Evelyn begins to care more for Justin each day. Not only is he handsome, but he is also one of the nicest men she has ever met, and she doesn't want to endanger him by involving him in her troubles. Justin's feelings for Evelyn grow stronger, and he wants to help her in any way he can, if only she will let him. When Sully, a trusted friend of Evelyn and her father, is arrested and charged with treason, Justin starts pressuring her for answers to his questions. Does she know anything about Napoleon or the monetary system? Has she helped them? Evelyn feels betrayed and wonders how she could ever have trusted Justin. She believes he has used her to gain information and to have Sully arrested. She runs from Justin, her only thought being to free Sully before he suffers the same fate as her father. Can Justin find Evelyn and protect her? Can he convince her that he is on her side and that he won't be able to go on without her?
ALL MEN ARE ROGUES is a story of mystery, intrigue, and romance. There isn't a dull moment; there are spies and thugs around every corner. Justin is a man of honor and duty bound, but when he meets Evelyn, he learns that some things are more important than duty to one's country. Evelyn is a strong, caring woman who will do anything to protect those she cares about. Their passionate love is hampered by spies, treacherous plots, and greed. The secondary characters, from scheming Colonel Wheaton to Justin's domineering mother, add depth to the story. I found the author's note at the end of the book very interesting. Sari Robbins took a little-known fact from history and created a wonderful story around it.
For a great read, I highly recommend ALL MEN ARE ROGUES.
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