The Duke's Stolen Bride (The Rogue Files, #5) by Sophie Jordan

The Duke's Stolen Bride (The Rogue Files, #5)

An urgent dilemma…To save her impoverished family, Marian Langley will become a mistress. But she will not be just any mistress. Marian intends to become so skilled, so coveted, that she can set her own terms, retaining control over her body and her fate. Only one problem remains: finding a tutor…A scandalous solution…Other men deprive themselves of pleasure for propriety's sake. Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, would much rather be depraved....

Details The Duke's Stolen Bride (The Rogue Files, #5)

TitleThe Duke's Stolen Bride (The Rogue Files, #5)
Release DateOct 22nd, 2019
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency, Fiction, Adult, Audiobook, Regency Romance, Adult Fiction

Reviews The Duke's Stolen Bride (The Rogue Files, #5)

  • Stacee
    Ive enjoyed the other books in this series and I loved this premise. I really liked Marian and Nate. Shes looking for a way out and is super loyal to her family. Hes bored and needs a challenge. Together they have loads of chemistry, but not much of a connection. I liked Marians sisters and I was intrigued about Nates friend, but we didnt get to know too much about anyone else. Plot wise it was good. I would have liked more banter and conversatio...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    Going to give this a 4/5 stars because it was too short towards the end!!! I didn't feel like the couple had been with each other enough to really grow that kind of love. But i really loved the story overall.
  • Kiki Z
    There is nothing even remotely romantic about this book. I kept going, hoping something would change, but nope. It's lust and lack of choice that drives this book.Desperate to keep her brother in school, give her sisters a chance in the world, and pay off her father's debts, Marian Langley asks the Duke of Warrington to train her in sexual acts so she can become a courtesan. Now, I get that Marian is desperate and proud, but for some reason, this...
  • Edwina
    I WON A KINDLE EDITON OF "THE DUKES STOLEN BRIDE" FROM THE GOODREADS GIVEWAY!! Marian Langley is head of her family. Since her father, the village doctor died a year ago leaving them in poverty. She decides to become a courtesan and seeks out training on love making with the Nathaniel/Nate The Duke of Warrington. Marian's lesson turn hot and heavy and the two of them decide to take this further. But there is one person in the town who wants to ma...
  • Elodie
    The Duke's Stolen BrideThe Rogue Files series #5Sophie Jordan date 10/22/2019Publisher AvonBlurb :An urgent dilemmaTo save her impoverished family, Marian Langley will become a mistress. But she will not be just any mistress. Marian intends to become so skilled, so coveted, that she can set her own terms, retaining control over her body and her fate. Only one problem remains: finding a tutorA scandal...
  • Annie ⚜️
    This has to be one of the stupidest premises ever. Former governess for a duchess is so desperate shes willing to turn to prostitution and needs lessons. Youre telling me she was too proud to ask her for help but being a whore was okay? Gross. There were so many things that made absolutely NO SENSE in this story. Ugh. So just skip to the steamy parts because theyre super hot and that saved it. The end. This has to be one of the stupidest premis...
  • romancejunkie
    Marian Langley has found herself in dire times, and she is restless in all the work she is doing to protect her now impoverished family. With time she comes to the decision to become a courtesan, but first she needs someone to help her become skilled in the art of seduction, and goes to an old friend and former courtesan to ask if she can recommend someone for the task; and her friend tells her that as she was already acquainted with Nathaniel, D...
  • Niki
    Former governess Marian Langley now finds herself in dire straits since her father's death. She and her three younger siblings are left with nothing and she's responsible for their care. Marian decides to do the only thing she can think of to earn the necessary funds and maintain her freedom: she will become a sought-after mistress. For that she needs a tutor and who better than the depraved duke himself.Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, is fine wit...
  • b.andherbooks
    A rollicking fun time, but I had to suspend my disbelief that a seasoned courtesan who Marian initially seeks out for assistance in finding her own career as a mistress would suggest doing anything with anyone for free. Also, why wouldn't the retired courtesan train Marian herself? I'd like to read a romance like that (and maybe they fall in love).That detail set aside, I had a great time as always reading Sophie Jordan's latest.CW for stalking, ...
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 5 Stars. Spoiler-Free Review The Duke's Stolen Bride is the fifth installment in The Rogue Files series. While loosely connected to the overall series theme, it can easily be read as a standalone independent of the series with little to no confusion. I've been super busy, so I've saved this novel as a treat to read during my nightly bubble baths. I have to admit, sometimes I got ...
  • Maida
    I don't know if I agree with Marians choices but I trusted Sophie to make it work and for the most part, she did. Marians desperation came across clearly. Nates depravity was more told than shown but acceptable. There's serious heat in the sexytimes, one of the reasons Im upgrading this to 4. The ending came a bit fast and I wish there was more involvement by characters from previous books, especially Clara. Overall, this was a quick, light read ...
  • Neile
    Another 5* from Sophie JordanI am a huge fan of Sophie Jordan. Her style is always efficient to deliver a good story with a strong heroine. This book is no exception to the rule. Marian is a doctors daughter and former governess. After her fathers death, she finds herself quite destitute and yet responsible for her two sisters and young brother. In the face of adversity Marian does her best to preserve her freedom and indépendance while striking...
  • Erin
    Marian has three younger siblings and no money. Her only marital prospect in their small village is the persistent, porcine local blacksmith. In desperation, she decides to become a courtesan. One problem: she's an inexperienced virgin, and she knows she'll need to be skilled if she wants to select her own clients. So she approaches the one person in town who might be able to help her--Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, who's just inherited a nearby ...
  • Tracy DeNeal
    I Loved It!From beginning to end, as with all of Sophie Jordans books, I was captivated. Her characters were first rate. The plot was outstanding! So many secondary characters were introduced who absolutely must have an HEApretty please!Nate and Marian were simply meant to be from their first meet cute. It was inevitable. I loved it! I Loved It!From beginning to end, as with all of Sophie Jordan’s books, I was captivated. Her characters were ...
  • Jessica Grogan
    I read and reviewed this title for Fresh Fiction, courtesy of Edelweiss and the publisher. For my full review please visit:
  • Gaele
    Marian, her two younger sisters and one younger brother were not of the ton but solidly respectable in their town and quite a happy family with their father being a respected and esteemed doctor. He and his wife always encouraged their children to be more than society expected, and that marriage was only an option for the girls not their only purpose. To that end, Marian wanted to be a governess, her middle sister a seamstress and her youngest s...
  • Jessica (the naptime writer)
    (I received a complimentary copy of this book from Edelweiss+ but all opinions provided are my own.)Theres an unorthodox path to HEA in Sophie Jordans The Dukes Stolen Bride. Every chapters exciting, unpredictable, & entertaining, probably a natural state of affairs given the books fantastic author and the books premise, which brings together two leads with totally opposite personalities & values into a temporary sexual arrangement thats so consu...
  • Norah Gibbons
    I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. The Dukes Stolen Bride is the 5th book in Sophie Jordans The Rogue Files series. It can be read as a stand-alone but you will never go wrong reading a Sophie Jordan novel so read them all. Marian Langley was employed as a governess and a ladies companion for a number of years but has given that career up in order to come home and look after her younger brothe...
  • Janet
    Marian Langley & her two sisters are struggling to survive & she decides that to save her impoverished family, she will become a mistress not just any mistress but intends to become so skilled, so coveted, that she can set her own terms, retaining control over her body and her fate. She needs to find a tutor. Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington slakes his desires with professionals who ask nothing of him but his coin. Marians proposal that he train her...
  • Jasmine
    2.5 stars. That might be overly harsh.This was Fine. The premise sounded so interesting, but wasn't as engaging when it played out. Marian's motivations for becoming a courtesan made sense, but at times was muddledshe doesn't want to be forced into a loveless marriage, so she decides she'll become a high-class courtesan instead. Where does love fit in? There were themes of choosing your own destiny, but I felt those needed to be coaxed out more. ...
  • Lindsay S
    When I first picked up this book, I had no clue what I was in for I had read the rest of the series and couldt place these characters within that framework. Shortly after starting the book, Sophie explains that Marian is the Duke of Autenberrys sisters former governess turned companion, turn hopeful courtesan! Thats a mouthful! She had quit her post with Lady Clara when her father became ill. He has now passed away and its up to Marian to keep th...
  • Micheala
    When youve read one book about a girl needing training by a man, youve read them all. It does seem to be a common trope within the historical romance novels. Sophie Jordan brings a flair of cute romance to it all. I disliked the sudden-ness of it all. He proposes permanent mistress and then marriage so quickly. I didnt find the romance had a whole lot of development time. Regardless, enjoyable book. When you’ve read one book about a girl need...
  • Luz Trevino
    I have really enjoyed the last three books in this series. This one was very good. Marian and Nate were great and had a lot of chemistry. The story is a little predictable but still enjoyable. There were plenty of sexy times that I think it overshadowed the romance part of their relationship. They get to know each other just barely at the surface when, bam!...theyre in love. This is what made the book a 4 star instead of 5. Looking forwards to th...
  • Michelle
    I ripped through The Duke's Stolen Bride in less than 24 hours after watching a really not satisfying ending to Sanditon on PBS. So. In some ways, The Duke's Stolen Bride is very old school: virginal heroine is put in an untenable position, and the local Duke ends up being a hottie who can help her out. Marian is the heroine in distress, who decides to become a courtesan to get her family out of debt after the death of her father; Nate, the dashi...
  • Bethany D. Chappetta
    This book had some good heat and I liked the duke and Marian. Though the end felt a bit rushed. Lawrence was a good villain. There were parts of the book that were slower (3.75) and some that were more touching (4.25) so I think a solid 4 is good.
  • Lynn
    Well, thats about as good as a smutty romance gets. Well, that’s about as good as a smutty romance gets.
  • Elin Alvarsson
    I gave up on page 216, how i even got past page 100 is beyond me.
  • Jen
    This story.. ughNo character development, no interesting story, no background. Heroine propositions hero to teach her "how to enflame a man." Also part of the deal is for the hero to provide the heroine with clientele. The heroine decides being a courtesan is the best, easiest & safest way to provide for her family. The duke agrees after making a bet with his friend. After two make out encounters, the heroine & hero are madly in love but neither ...