Review:Rejecting the Rogue (Restitution League Series #1) by Riley Cole


—Meet the Restitution League—
They’re thieves. They’re rogues. They’re well-armed for adventure.

The crew of the Restitution League fights injustice while wrestling with love and desire and the occasional throwing knife.

One blazing romance at a time…

REJECTING THE ROGUE by Riley Cole – Available Now!


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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, but she can’t leave him for dead.

Spencer Crane would sooner steal costume jewelry than ask talented, wickedly bright Meena Sweet for help.

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?



Tash M

It’s hard to describe this well put together historical romance. It has a bit of everything and whilst the basis of this book  is a second chance romance.  There is much more to this story then another romance and in the process of  this story, the romance becomes  part of the natural course .   As it hard to deny that feelings and chemistry has gone away.


Specially when it’s the person who  you loved is being threatened and danger is lurking at every corner. This is a romping historical romance of a difference.  Involving a more seedy side to England, this book jumps from side to side with easy without a second glance. Painting a world that not many can exist in and what makes the league and it’s members unique.  Cole’s charming story has everything you expect both of a historical novel and a suspense novel. There is no clear boundaries and the ideas seem endless.


It’s an adventure that keeps you hooked to the dying pages with it’s twist and turns. It never gets dull this adventure and the stakes are high so don’t expect any less. Plus all the characters are not your typical society members. They are in a class of their own with stories that  tread into grey territories with their anti-heroes tendencies. Yet they are lovable and redeemable with their determination to help the wrong be righted. However expect the unexpected to be the norm here, as it is inbreeded into these characters and they haven’t lost their charms or their way in the process.


It’s a charming novel not because of the story but the characters, it’s obvious that a reformed thief/rogue Spencer maybe , he was the right hero for Meena. She had a lot riding on her shoulders and she was trying to fix a past she rather forget. Their romance was no easy path and whilst it took it time to come to it’s satisfying point that it is . Meena and Spencer both showed what  characters they are with their talents and skills.  Rejecting the Rogue is daring historical romance that full of wonders and temptations that is begging to be explored





SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST by Riley Cole – Releasing November 20


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A woman who disdains love collides with a man who lives for passion. Explosions ensue.

Ada Templeton believes in science. She believes in chemical reactions and experimentation and old-fashioned common sense. She’s far too clever to be seduced by a rake like Edison Sweet.

Con artist, liar, self-taught inventor, Edison Sweet, uses his hard won skills to help others. When he’s not saving unfortunates swindled by Victorian London’s criminal classes, he loves women. A great many woman.

Over Ada’s objections, Edison agrees to guard her latest invention from a mastermind willing to kill for it. He never expected to be intrigued by the lovely widow whose body he finds as exciting as her mind.

Their chemistry is impossible to ignore.

And impossible to trust.

Stalked by a brilliant killer, will they concoct a formula powerful enough to mend two broken hearts, or will love elude these two stubborn inventors?





Riley has a long fascination with all things Victorian. She loves the peculiar mix of science, mysticism and innovation that collided in the Victorian Era.

To say nothing of bustles. Bustles and elaborate hats and parasols. Parasols for rain. Parasols for sun. And parasols that morph into swords…of course.

Sadly, Riley has little use for umbrellas in the dry foothills of the Eastern Sierra, but she consoles herself with forest hikes and dips in cool mountain lakes. Besides—no matter where one resides—a proper cuppa never comes amiss.

If you enjoy a little high adventure—and a lot of desire—with your historical romance, delve into Riley’s version of late Victorian London.

Thieves, rogues, and love await…

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Riley’s Jack’s House releases include Rejecting the Rogue and Seducing the Scientist from the Restitution League Series.


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