Wicked Rivals - Lauren Smith

Wicked Rivals

By Lauren Smith

  • Release Date: 2016-09-19
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 124 Ratings


Merciless and powerful, Ashton Lennox is a wealthy man because he puts business before everything else, especially love. As a member of the infamous League of Rogues, he’s no stranger to scandal. His bedroom conquests are as legendary as his fortune. As he searches for a way to bring down an old enemy bent on destroying the lives of his friends, the last thing he needs is a Scottish widow getting in his way.

The daughter of a Scottish lord with a dark and treacherous past, Rosalind Melbourne has spent years distancing from her past. After escaping her tyrannical father and marrying an aging English lord, she has become a powerful widow with a business empire at her command. Her business dealings are everything to her, leaving her no time for love. Especially not with her business rival Ashton, a man with a scandalous reputation as striking as his blue eyes. 

Ashton is fascinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual lady who, up until now, had outsmarted him at every turn. Rosalind wishes she could deny she is falling for the brooding, handsome baron. How can she possibly trust him when doing so could cost her what she values most—her freedom? When Ashton discovers Rosalind might hold the key to saving the League of Rogues, he knows he will do anything to woo his wicked lass. As their pasts return to haunt them and dark forces rise to keep them from exposing a deadly spymaster, their game of love turns to a game of survival…

Warning: This book includes a brooding baron who’s wild in bed, a crafty Scottish lass who never knows when to quit, a wicked game of strip chess, and a merry band of rogues whose first instinct is to run they hear wedding bells ring.


  • A lovely romance

    By Bones8301
    Okay, I truly enjoyed this romance! You know what the ending is going to be, but you want to see how it gets there. This book had so many details and events I loved reading it. I enjoyed this book.
  • Couldn't put it down

    By Outlaw1812
    I read this book in one day!! I had to know what was happening. This amazing book will leave you on the edge of your seat the whole time. The twist and turn that this book hold will leave you holding ur breath one moment and yell out oh hell no in the next. The characters our amazing as always and this is another lovely addition to this series. Lord Ashton Lennox and Lady Rosalind Melbourne our a dynamite duo, I love that she so head strong and that he love her for all attributes and Ash has this mind site that what ever she does to challenge him he always there to be like Challenge accepted and get this little thrill from it. They our the perfect push and pull each other and I top of it all they can't keep there hands to themselves. One of my favorite line from the book was in the beginning. It was Lord Lennox basically giving himself a pep talk. Lol “Where other men lost their bodies to passions, their minds to obsessions and their hearts to love, he always stayed in control of himself." I love that Ash can't control himself when it has to do with Rosalind. Can't wait for the next one. Go ahead and pick up ur own copy today, you won't be disappointed.
  • Wicked Rivals Indeed

    By Mslanette
    Ashton and Rosalind are business rivals. Ashton hates being bested by a woman more than anything. So he devises a plan to own Rosalind, Lady Melbourne by buying up her debts and having the banks not extend her credit. Rosalind is furious with Ashton and sets off to fix the problem. As she travels to his estate she is robbed by a highwayman who Oops just like Ashton and is forced to walk two miles to his house in the rain. His mother assumes they are mArrying and Rosalind goes along with it to get her company back. As they fall in Love Ashton falls sick and Rosalind learns the truth about why he took her companies to get back at her partner Hugo l who is out to destroy the League of Rogues members. I loved the story and the league especially their wives. Charles is a pain in the but and can't wait for his story. A great read and I recommend it.
  • Love this book.

    By Celvia
    This the fourth installment of the League of Rogues Series. I got hooked on this series back in October of 2014. Mrs. Lauren Smith did not disappoint me. It was a home run of a series. I could not wait to devour this book. I love each and every one of the rogues. Ashton Lennox is the level-headed of the group. He would always have a plan and a way to execute it. When Ashton meets a rival whom gets under his skin. He has to dominate her. Rosalind Melbourne had to fight all her life. She was not goes to let Mr. Lennox get the best of her. It was a crazy and wild ride. I love every minute of it. It is good to revisit the other characters like family. I can't wait to read the next book. This story is a wonderful book.
  • Amazing series

    By Bazooms
    Lauren Smith is an amazing new voice in historical romances! She has hit it out of the park again with this one. I just love her series! More more more!
  • Smart, Fresh And Full Of Surprises

    By Jenerated Reviews
    Wicked Rivals by Lauren Smith shakes up the pages and opens up the floodgates of emotions as another one of her rogues takes a chance at love. Book four in this author’s League of Rogues series tells the story of Ashton Lennox and Rosalind Melbourne ruthless business rivals with an overpowering physical attraction that furthers their friction. Suspicious minds and false impressions result in acts of roguery and brutal plays for dominance as this couple finds their footing in love. Multifaceted portrayals shine through in Lauren Smith’s latest work. The pairing of Ashton and Rosalind brought out the best in two people misunderstood even by those closest to them. This series will appeal to inquiring readers, as simultaneously secrets are revealed and new mysteries surface at a brisk pace. Calculating games could have run away with this story but as Ms. Smith focused on the real priorities of her characters this book evolved into a lovely romance joining two lonely and isolated people. Smart, fresh and full of surprises once you have read one of this author’s stories you will be hard pressed not to put everything aside and read the rest. Fun with a dash of sexy menace Wicked Rivals will leave you wanting more of Lauren Smith’s edgy heroes! * I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.* *While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*
  • Wicked Rivals

    By Love at 1st Read
    This is one of the most enthralling series I've ever read. With each book we learn a little more about the members of the league and the villain who is determined to destroy them. Each story is filled with passion, intrigue, betrayal, forgiveness, and trust. And this newest addition is extra delightful because of the enemies to lovers trope. It's so exciting to watch the gradual transformation of feelings. Watching that animosity slowly give way to respect, friendship, and passion. Two characters who are brave enough to tear down their barriers and risk loving someone they didn't initially trust, shows great courage and they seem even more deserving of their happily ever after.
  • Wicked Rivals is a sensational battle of wills!!!

    By Debbie Brown
    Wicked Rivals is a sensational battle of wills between Baron Ashton and Lad Rosalind Melbourne. Lady Rosalind has her own dark and treacherous past; she's the daughter of a tyrannical abusive father, a Scottish lord who forced her to run away and marry an aging lord who dies leaves her a wealthy widow. Ashto is a ruthless walthy man who puts his business first as a member of the Infamous League Rogues and he's know his share of scandals. Ash and Rosalind are business rivals and competitors, for Ashton once too often he has lost to Lady Rosalind. He decides to buy up al her debt and convince all the major banks not to extend her credit so he can force her to come begging to him for for help. Ash is facinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual who has been a pain to deal with in business, but now hw has another proposition for Rosalind and in this game of love winner takes all. Ash discovers Rosalind could be the key to saving the League of Rogues and expose a deadly spymaster the League of Rogues has been trying to catch. A great book with sizzling passion, mystery and suspense when a game of love turns into a game of survival with dark forces. I voluntarily read Wicked Rivals and this is my honest opinion and review.
  • Loved this Story!!!

    By sissymae68
    'Wicked Rivals' by Lauren Smith is book four in "The League of Rogues" series. This is the story of Ashton Lennox and Rosalind Melbourne. I have read most of the books in this series but I easily felt this was a standalone book. Rosalind is a widower who has taken on running her late husband's business..and doing a great job at it. Ashton is a business rival and is taken with Rosalind..but he is tired of her taking some of his business away. Also he thinks a old enemy is working with her or using her. So Ashton set out to take over her debits and try to 'own her' as he put it. Rosalind is so mad at Ashton she take off after him and she finds herself caught at his house with his mother, sister and his friends. This leads to Ashton thinking that he should marry her and setting this attraction between them. Also this will get him control over her business. This was such a fun, hot read! I am just in love with this whole series! Ms. Smith has become one of my favorite authors! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
  • Addicted to These Rogues

    By Karen’s books
    I am addicted to this series...these Rogues...and their adventures. I always recommend them! Ashton Lennox always prided himself for his astute business practices. His skills were finely tuned and honed -- and he always got his deal. That is until Lady Rosalind Melbourne came upon the scene. Her savvy business acumen sparked more than his interest. Could Ashton finally have met the one woman that could inspire him to the one thing he has avoided at all costs...marriage?? Wonderfully written. Great story - full of twists, turns, and fun. I cannot get enough of these Rogues. Five stars! Karen