Lady Notorious (Royal Rewards, #4) by Theresa Romain

Lady Notorious (Royal Rewards, #4)

Who knew love would be her secret weapon? Cassandra Benton has always survived by her wits and wiles, even working for Bow Street alongside her twin brother. When injury takes him out of commission, Cass must support the family by taking on an intriguing new case: George, Lord Northbrook, believes someone is plotting to kill his father, the Duke of Ardmore. Decades before, the duke was one of ten who formed a wager that would grant a fortune to t...

Details Lady Notorious (Royal Rewards, #4)

TitleLady Notorious (Royal Rewards, #4)
Release DateFeb 26th, 2019
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Regency

Reviews Lady Notorious (Royal Rewards, #4)

  • Maureen Carden
    Lady Notorious is not your typical Historical Romance (HR) where a low born girl has to make her way in the world with her wastrel brother but in the mean time falls in love with a member of the aristocracy. So far above her, that he is addressed as “My Lord”.Oh wait that is this story almost exactly. Only so much more, and dare I say it, so much smarter than most of what I’ve read. If the HRs I usually read were actually people, I would s...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. “The ton is more bloodthirsty than I ever knew as a youth. Fancy betting on one’s survival at the expense of others.” Fourth in the Royal Rewards series, we have a not quite official Bow Street Runner and a marquess. Cass works with her twin brother Charles at Bow Street but basically shoulders most of the...
  • Andrea
    I am so torn. I really liked the first book in this series, but the last two were disappointments for me. I was hoping this one would be more like the first one, but I just couldn't connect with this book. And I loved Romain's earlier books!This book has a lot going for it: slow-burn romance with two great characters, friends-to-lovers, independent heroine who works for a living, decent hero who worries about his family, is kind to strangers, and...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up. Mostly for George, I confess...Lady Notorious is the fourth in Theresa Romain’s  Royal Rewards  series, although we’ve moved on from the initial premise of the first two books which concerned the hunt for several chests full of gold sovereigns which were stolen from the Royal Mint. Lady Notorious picks up a plot-thread from the previous book, Lady Rogue, and re-introduces read...
  • Em Wittmann
    I enjoyed the first two books in this series...and then I felt like Ms. Romain simply lost her way. Book three started with a strong premise and two compelling leads and then faltered, and this book? Well, I can't lie. It's a mess and a miss. The author assumes we know more about these two principal characters from the get-go, and spends little time investing us - or them - in their backstory or lives or the suspense premise that initially brings...
  • Kay (aka) Miss Bates
    Theresa Romain has the wonderful capacity to sustain a delightfully funny, rompish feel to her romances while underlying them with seriousness. Her latest, Lady Notorious, 4th in the Royal Rewards series and one of her strongest novels yet, exhibits this balance. It’s heartfelt romance, adorable hero, loveable heroine, compelling suspense plot, thematically underlined with the idea that love coupled with purpose make for contented lives. Romain...
  • Caitlyn Lynch
    If you like 100% historical accuracy in your Regency romances, this definitely isn’t the book for you. With a female Bow Street Runner (in all but the salary) and the son of a Duke as romantic protagonists, there are aspects of the story that definitely fail the plausibility test.That said, it was absolutely brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, yes, I know, I’m normally a nitpicky cow about historical inaccuracies, but there’s a diff...
  • eyes.2c
    Murder and mischief!An historical romance with a difference. Cassandra Benton is an unlikely and rather marvelous lead. Feisty, caring and a realist, she works for Bow Street with her brother. Someone is trying to kill Lord Northbrook's father, the Duke of Ardmore. Lord George employs Cass and her twin brother Charles to find the culprit. That chase is well and truly a twisted warren that whelms up from his father's past and a tontine that has be...
  • Sharon
    Theresa Romain's stories often include characters who are not nobility and I find that to be a refreshing change. Lady Notorious centers on Cass Benton, a de facto Bow Street Runner. Readers met Cass & several other characters here, in Lady Rogue. Cass is not officially a runner, because she's a woman, but she and her twin brother work cases together, with Cass often doing the bulk of the work. She is hired by George, Lord Northbrook, to investig...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    Lady Notorious by Theresa Romain is book 4 in the Royal Rewards Series. This is the story of Cassandra Benton and George, Lord Northbrook. I have read the previous book, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Cass's brother Charles is a Bow Street Runner. Because Cass is a women she is not allowed to be a official Bow Street Runner, but she is her brother's partner. Cass does most any and all of the work needed, so she...
  • Brenda
    Who knew love would be her secret weapon? Cassandra Benton has always survived by her wits and wiles, even working for Bow Street alongside her twin brother. When injury takes him out of commission, Cass must support the family by taking on an intriguing new case: George, Lord Northbrook, believes someone is plotting to kill his father.Cass relishes the chance to spy on the ton, shrewdly disguised as handsome Lord Northbrook’s notorious “cous...
  • Pelusa Rivera
    I was bored and that upsets me because I could have been reading another book that I could actually like and enjoy. I felt this was too slow paced for me, and I stopped would start again, and stopped again, I just couldn't get into it and could not finish..I didn't care for our heroine Cass and I didnt' care for George, I didn't feel any chemistry with them, so my friends I gave up..Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) voluntarily review...
  • Douglas Meeks
    Ever had one of those books that you liked the story and the characters but did not really have a hard time putting it down and coming back to it later? This plot had a good "whodunnit" theme to add to the mutual attraction of the main couple who were having a hard time being professional even when it seemed ludicrous but there were some humorous moments to be enjoyed. Still not that addicting motivation the true 5 Star novels have ...That is whe...
  • Monique
    George, Lord Northbrook, needs help: he fears his godfather's life might be in danger. However, the Bow Street Runner who was on the case, Charles Benton, got hurt. Again, Charles' twin sister Cassandra will have to do her brother's job; she knows the work, she is also a Runner, albeit unofficially. In order to gather information, Cass will go undercover as George's notorious cousin.If only a book blurb could aptly describe the magic that awaits ...
  • MrsMascara
    I usually love Theresa Romain, and there were lots of things to like about her latest in the Royal Rewards series, but Lady Notorious didn’t hold my attention as much as usual.I think the romance didn’t hold my attention as much as I would have wished it to. Cass, or Cassandra, one of a pair of twin investigators who takes a case to discover who is killing the members of a group wager which involves a huge amount of money, is a competent but ...
  • Nina Reads Too
    very sweet book. If you like historical this is the book for you. If you like a spy like historical with ladies in disguise. Please read this book. here is a summary of the book. Who knew love would be her secret weapon? Cassandra Benton has always survived by her wits and wiles, even working for Bow Street alongside her twin brother. When injury takes him out of commission, Cass must support the family by taking on an intriguing new case: George...
  • JG
    Lady Notorious is part of Theresa Romain's Royal Rewards series and features characters introduced in previous books (specifically Lady Rogue). Here, George, Lord Northbrook, has engaged the services of Bow Street Runners Charles and Cass Benton to find out who is behind the killings involving the tontine. The tontine being an investment fund started by prominent younger sons and who ever lives the longest will get the full fund. Sadly, both Geor...
  • Janet
    3.5 StarsCassandra Benton has always survived by her wits and wiles, even working for Bow Street alongside her twin brother Charles. When Charles falls from a trellis & breaks his leg, Cass must support them by taking on an intriguing new case: George, Lord Northbrook, believes someone is plotting to kill his father, the Duke of Ardmore. Four decades before, the duke was one of ten who formed a tontine that would grant a fortune to the last survi...
  • Laura J.
    Cass and her twin brother are Bow Street runners and have taken a private investigation case. George, who has hired the twins, is the son of a Duke who might be the next murder victim in a series of murders. The romance between Cass and George was wonderfully written. And believable. Their characters were complicated; their self awareness and confidence slowly unfolded as they helped each other with the investigation. The story at times was slow ...
  • Carole Burant
    I love a hero with a sense of humour!! George, Lord Northbrook, hires Cassandra Benton to investigate if someone is plotting to kill his father, as well as the other surviving members who, decades before, had formed a wager that would grant a fortune to the last survivor. Cass works with her twin brother as a Bow Street runner but when he's injured, she decides to take on the job Lord Northbrook offers her. I really enjoyed their banter and Georg...
  • Kerrey
    This is the first book I have read from this author. I had not realised it was one in a series but this really did not detract from the plot and it was easy to follow the characters. Cass works for Bow Street alongside her twin brother but when an injury takes him out of commission, Cass is forced to undertake the investigations herself. One of these cases involves George, Lord Northbrook who hires Cass to watch his father. He believes that the d...
  • Dot Salvagin
    This book was unique in that we have an Alpha heroine and a Beta Hero. I did enjoy the fact that Cass was so intelligent and capable as a detective but George, Lord Northbrook was just a bit too Beta for my taste. He seemed to be so set on his camera obscura experiments to the ignoring of the task he hired Cass to do. He even took his experiments along on their trip to the seaside. Still the romance was fun with Cass playing the seductress. The m...
  • Julia David
    I have really been enjoying this series because the characters are not typical. Cass and her twin brother have been asked to figure out why someone is killing or trying to kill different members of a tontine. George's father is part of that tontine and George is sure that his life is in danger. After Cass's brother is injured, she continues to find the truth. As they are looking for a killer, they grow so much closer, but since they come from suc...
  • Renae
    I've kept pushing on with this series because I hoped that I'd eventually like a book as much as Fortune Favors the Wicked. And while I didn't like this as much, Lady Notorious came close! I really enjoyed this romance+mystery story. I think we were just missing some characterization and a smoother first few chapters.
  • One chapter more
    I really don't like writing bad reviews. I really don't. But this is one of those. Can you imagine that a beautiful writing could have a story that doesn't spark any magic in you? Can you imagine that you are so excited for the synopsis and then you blow out the disappointment because you were simply bored as hell? I couldn't believe this. I'm sad now. This is all I have to say about this as I do not wish to put myself in a misery any longer.Mayb...
  • Cheryl
    A mystery to solve and two romances provides the reader with an engaging read. I enjoyed the relationship between George, Lord Northbrook and Cassandra, his hired investigator. They were such interesting characters, both were intelligent and had their own set of skills. There is also a secondary romance for Cassandra’s twin, Charles. This story has humour and passion. The mystery was solved with some help from characters from the previous book....
  • Niki
    Cassandra Benton has honed her investigative skills working as a Bow Street Runner alongside her brother, Charles. The twins are hired by George Godwin, Marquess of Northbrook to investigate what he believes to be a plot to kill his father, the Duke of Ardmore, and his godfather, Lord Deverell, both members a 40 year old tontine, of which one member apparently doesn't want to wait for his fellows to die of natural causes. When Cass' brother is in...
  • Helena#bookdreamer
    Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.Our heroine, Cass along with her twin brother are asked to spy on our hero's father whom his son suspects might be killed due to a wager set years ago. She infiltrates first as a maid then as a scandalous cousin. The son George, develops feelings for her and admires her tenacious spirit. The romance is a very slow burn and I honestly did not feel any real connection betwe...
  • Sandra Berryman
    It's been a while since I have read a historical romance and the synopsis of this one sounded intriguing. The plot line was interesting but I found it too slow with characters that I really couldn't relate to. I received an e-book from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review.