Gemma Hastings has inherited her aunt's talent for geology and her fossils ... including clues to the hidden skull of the 'Beauchamp Lizard', which makes her the target of thieves and murderers...to the rescue comes Lord Cameron Lisle, Gemma's mortal enemy ... Murder mystery meets fossil hunting meets engagement of convenience in One For the Rogue by Manda Collins. If you can look past a heroine who's intrepid (or dumb) enough to venture out into a stormy night to investigate a mysterious light, despite a recent spate of murders, you'll find an enjoyable romance between an otherwise very intelligent geologist heroine and a smart, swiftly reformed rogue ... Sometimes all it takes for love to blossom is a chance encounter — or a murder and a mystery ... The writing will appeal to readers who like their historicals to sound historical, but character's point of view is pleasantly modern.
Features a group of four gifted young woman chosen by the enigmatic Celeste Beauchamp to live in her house for a year after her death and perfect their fields of study. This is the story of geologist, Gemma Hastings, the last of the heiresses to remain unmarried, and Lord Cameron Lisle, the man determined to win her heart ... One for the Rogue is the fourth and final installment in Manda Collins’ Studies In Scandal...though I’ve not read any of the previous books in the series, this one stands reasonably well on its own...(and) now that I’ve read this, I’m eager to go back and read the others.
The 'Battle of the Sexes' is alive and well in Regency England...as it seems that Lord Cameron Lisle, well-regarded fossil hunter and geologist, is not quite ready to accept geologist Gemma Hastings as his peer ... initially declaring that they plan to never marry, but will they feel the same by the end of the story? ... Manda Collins delivers a clear plot along with action and suspense. Her characters are very likeable and remain consistent throughout the series. This is a fun read and one I definitely recommend.
A gruff fossil hunter tries to resist the allure of an heiress who is also a capable, confident geologist ... Almost a year ago, Gemma Hastings and three other bluestockings became heiresses to the estate of Lady Celeste Beauchamp, inheriting a home and the resources to pursue their passions ... A fine conclusion to a Regency series dedicated to celebrating the intellectual and artistic achievements of women ... Collins...demonstrates her ability to create a sympathetic, strong-willed heroine.