A Rogue of One's Own

Evie Dunmore
A Rogue of One's Own
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Publisher
Berkley
Release Date
September 2020
ISBN
9781984805706
Series
Book 2 of A League of Extraordinary Women
Genre
Historical Romance

SUMMARY
A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution--but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans...and her heart.

Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London's major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But who could have predicted that the one person standing between her and success is her old nemesis, Lord Ballentine? Or that he would be willing to hand over the reins for an outrageous price--a night in her bed.

Lucie tempts Tristan like no other woman, burning him up with her fierceness and determination every time they clash. But as their battle of wills and words fans the flames of long-smoldering devotion, the silver-tongued seducer runs the risk of becoming caught in his own snare.

As Lucie tries to out-maneuver Tristan in the boardroom and the bedchamber, she soon discovers there's truth in what the poets say: all is fair in love and war...

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Sep 22, 2020   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
20 people found the following review helpful
A ROGUE OF ONE'S OWN is all that I expected of Evie Dunmore and more. Coming on the heels of her first book, which was a tough act to follow, this book more than lived up to it.

I wasn't all that enamored of Lucie at first, but she grew on me over the course of the book. Maybe it was her brashness or her initial insistence to see Tristan as nothing but a nuisance that grated on me at the start, but I grew to see that at her core, she has a strength of will that is determined to see the Cause succeed at any cost. I love how she was so much ahead of the women of her times, how she told her mom she was fighting for freedom. I relate to Lucie, as I cannot understand how, in this day and age, in a democratic enlightened society no less, some women still believe themselves to be "second class" citizens and content to stay that way.

I love how Ms. Dunmore wrote Tristan so different from Sebastian (hero of the first book), but it was also easy to love Tristan. He's a veritable rogue, but from the moment he took up with Lucie, he was never the same again. And he admitted it and embraced it, something that endeared him further to me. How irresistible is a man who sees his woman and understands the core of her. I especially love when heroes turn all protective of the love of their life.

It was interesting to see how the women at that time fought for women's rights, and the difficulties they encountered, yet how they persevered. It made me treasure the rights I'm currently enjoying (because they fought so hard for them!). We have certainly come a long way, but we still have yet some distance to go.

If you haven't yet, do go and pick up the first book, Bringing Down the Duke. It's a historical romance with a fresh setting and all the intense feels. Then be sure to go on to this book, A ROGUE OF ONE'S OWN to see the progression of the Cause and to delve into Lucie's story. Truly a league of extraordinary women. I can't wait for the next book in this series!
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